Teaser Tuesdays #2 - Mystery Falls by Marilyn Phillips, Review and Giveaway


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The book I picked today, Mystery Falls, I used in my Swoon Thursday post, and I found a little snippet in it that I thought would be fun for Teaser Tuesdays. Here it is:

My Teaser
  
Mystery Falls by Marilyn Phillips
Forcing myself to meet him eye for eye, I said in a determined voice, “Listen, I am not interested in you. You’re arrogant, egotistical, annoying, conceited, self-centered...” unbelievably gorgeous, incredibly sexy, and right now, I wish you would stop talking and just kiss me. The last part I added in my head as I paused to take a breath. Suddenly afraid that he might discern my most private thoughts, I cast my eyes down and observed his reaction through my lashes.

Pg 83 of 431 on iPad


PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks for stopping by!!
BUT DON’T RUNAWAY JUST YET!!

I’ve also included my Review for Mystery Falls and a Giveaway for an ebook below. Feel free to check it out and enter!!


Review – Mystery Falls by Marilyn Phillips

Mystery Falls is the debut novel in a series by a new Australian Author, Marilyn Phillips.

Author: Marilyn Phillips
Title: Mystery Falls
Series: Mystery Falls #1
Publisher: Marilyn Phillips, via Smashwords
Published: July 3rd, 2012
Format: ebook supplied by author for review

Goodreads Summary
Secrets. Lies. Deception. For the past six years, Samantha Hunt has lived with the belief that the untimely death of her parents was the result of an unfortunate accident—that by the cruel hand of fate, she had been left an orphan. But it was a lie, a terrible lie told to her by those who wanted to keep her in the dark. And the truth... when revealed, will change her life and haunt her forever.

Suddenly plagued by a series of events which find her in danger and in need of a savior, Samantha is repeatedly rescued by the mysterious and elusive Shadow—a stranger who seems to know more about her past and the tragedy which befell her family, than she does. Drawn to him despite the antagonism she feels whenever in his presence, Samantha soon discovers that Shadow is not what he appears to be. Determined to learn his true identity and why he has come to Mystery Falls, the small town in which she has spent all of her seventeen years, Samantha not only uncovers the secrets he refuses to share, but also the truth about her own past. A truth which forces her to acknowledge that things are not always as they seem, and sometimes, not even those close to you can be trusted.

Resolved to seeking justice for the unwarranted death of her parents, Samantha embarks on a journey which brings her perilously close to her own demise. Can Shadow use his angel powers to save her yet again, or this time, will he be too late.

This is a beautiful love story where opposites do attract!! I really enjoy novels about Angels and Humans and this was definitely another great read. It wasn’t action packed (no fight scenes); it has a more romantic storyline, revolving around the growing relationship of Sam and Shadow. However it has a little bit of mystery about it too.

After a tragic accident which resulted in the death of her parents when she was 11, Samantha moved in with her Uncle Mike, Aunt Carole and Cousin Claire. Sam and Claire were like sisters prior to the accident, but after Aunt Carole moves away, the girls have a falling out. Sam becomes quite withdrawn and her only friend is Mia, who 5 years later, is still her best friend.

Sam is a very shy character who lacks confidence. Most of the decisions she makes in regards to Shadow are usually encouraged by Mia. She is always making plans for Sam and giving her the courage to act on her feelings.

Shadow is a very strong character and in one scene Sam describes him as “arrogant, egotistical, annoying, conceited, self-centered...” He, of course, is all of those things, but he is also very caring, especially towards Sam, not that she always knows about it. He appears to be moody every time Sam tries to speak to him and he is able to stir her emotions so easily!! Even I was getting frustrated with Shadow at times when he manipulated her feelings. Ahh... Men!!

Mystery Falls is an easy read and I was absorbed into the book so quickly that I couldn’t put it down. I love the cover, the mysterious blue of the falls and the feather (which gets a mention in the book). Marilyn has done a fantastic job writing her first novel; it is a great start to the series. I am eager to see where things go next!!



About Marilyn Phillips

Marilyn lives in Melbourne, Australia and writes young adult fantasy mixed with romance.
 
She tends to drink way too much coffee and eat way too much chocolate. She loves fantasy novels, and from that love, has grown a passion to write her own story. Hence the creation of Mystery Falls.
 





Her favourite book series are:
 
Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking
Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Fallen by Lauren Kate
 
When not absorbed in a book or writing, she likes to spend time with her husband and two children, take long walks in dark forests and watch romantic movies with satisfying endings.

Find out more about Marilyn and her book at Goodreads or on her website. You can purchase Mystery Falls through Smashwords.


Naomi

54 comments:

  1. Thanks so much Naomi. You have done a great job setting this up.

    Marilyn

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    1. Your welcome! I hope it all goes well!! *Fingers Crossed* My first giveaway and all!!

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  2. Great Tease! Nice review too! Thanks for stopping by My TT!
    By they way, have I ever mentioned just how creepy your banner is? Love it! =D

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    1. You're welcome! I love the banner too. My sister Rocks!!

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    1. I've been waiting for Innocent Darkness. I have signed bookmarks from her... Can't wait to read the book!!

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  4. Great teaser! Adding this to my TBR list! And great review too! Thanks for sharing! :D

    Here's My TT! 

    Btw....I'm a new follower! :)

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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    1. You'll love it!! Thanx for following!!

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  5. Love today's teaser, and this sounds like a great book.
    My teaser is from Hot Issues, Cool Choices.

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    1. Thanx for stopping by Sandy, I liked the first line of your teaser. Bullying is awful.

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  6. *giggles like a little teenage girl*
    Oh my! I loved that teaser and amazing review!!
    You are awesome!

    Thanks for stopping by my My TT

    Magen Corrie
    :)

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    1. I love that teaser too, makes me think back....
      You're welcome!! I love checking everyone out!!

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  7. Great teaser! I hadn't heard of this one before. I really like how you set up your teaser to lead into your review & giveaway! Thanks for stopping by & commenting on my TEASER too!

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    1. Thank you!! Marilyn is a very new Author and I'm pretty new to blogging, so we thought we'd give it a try!!

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  8. This is the second or third time I've seen this book pop on TT and it just gets more interesting every time!

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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    1. I featured it in Thursday Swoon too. Trying to get it out there!! Thanx Valerie!!

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  9. Nice teaser- love it when the gal gets shy!

    http://readingcave.blogspot.com/

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    1. Me too!! Being all innocent and all!!

      Loved your teaser too, Demoneater looks like fun!!

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  10. I love the cover of Mystery Falls. I would of picked up the book first for the cover alone than read the back. I have just moved this book from my check out list to my buy TBR list. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    For the teaser. That is awesome.. I love when the hero is arrogant, egotistical, annoying, conceited and self-centered. That usually means he has secets and there is a reason he is like that.

    Great review. Sound like my kind of book a arragant etc. but caring hero that has secrets. Usually the reason they are moody around the heroine is because they have strong feelings for her or trying to proterct them. Love this kind of theme, makes for an interesting read. I look forward to reading this book.

    Thanks for stopping by and giving me a heads up on your giveaway.
    My Teaser Tuesday

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    1. No probs FA, with all the books I've seen on your blog I think you will enjoy it. Thanx for taking the time to read my review!!

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  11. Sounds terribly romantic and sad at the same time! Thanks for posting on Read@UTS!

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    1. Anytime!! It's fun to check everyone out. I like to see what others are reading!!

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Great post. The cover for Mystery Falls is very pretty. The feather looks out of place, but I love the background.

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    1. The feather will make sense once you read it!! I think it's a great cover too!!

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  13. Great teaser! I am very intrigued and would love to win an eBook copy to read! I do love that cover! Thanks for stopping by mine, as well!

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    1. You're welcome! Good luck with the giveaway!!

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  14. Nice teaser. It's hard to make someone else believe you when you don't believe yourself, though :)

    This sounds like an interesting book. The cover is just ok for me, though. It doesn't really give me a feel for what the book is about.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. It all makes sense when you are reading it. It all ties to the cover. But blue is my fav colour too, so it always stands out to me!!

      Thanx for returning the favour!!

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  15. Great giveaway and teaser! The summary for this book sounds really interesting, I'll definitely have to check it out.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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    1. No prob's! Definitely check it out!! A fun read!!

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  16. That is a great tease! Sounds like a book I might enjoy. Thanks for stopping by My TT

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  17. Great teaser! This sounds like a book I'd enjoy.

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    1. It's a fun book!! Easy to read. Thanx for visiting!!

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  18. thank u for the cool giveaway & the TT. But what I really love is the little trail of stars that follows my cursor around! That is so cute!
    I made my blog snow last Xmas. That was fun too.
    I enjoyed visiting your blog & i am a new follower of it too.
    Have a wonderful week..
    Teaser Tuesdays @Books and Beyond

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    1. I love the stars too!! We are thinking of adding other sparkly things too!!

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  19. Great teaser and review! Mystery Falls sounds very intriguing. Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. I love the cover of Mystery Falls >.< And that was a great teaser too :D Thanks for the giveaway, and for stopping by my tt :D I hope you have a great week!

    Neyra @ Darkest Addictions
    *new follower* :))

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    1. There were a few good teasers I wanted to use, had to pick one!! Thank you for coming by!!

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  21. Wow. Great teasers, Naomi!
    Oh, and a giveaway--I entered. I just fell in love with your teaser!
    Also, the book cover's nice. I'll give it 3.5 stars. ;)
    Thanks for droppin by my TT!

    Michelle from Michelle Shouts Random

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    1. Thanx Michelle!! Cover really does go with the book when you read it!!

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    1. Thank you!! I'm wrapped that it's going so well!!

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  23. Great teaser! I'm definitely teased and adding to my TBR list. I definitely entered that giveaway!
    Thanks so much for passing by my blog!

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    1. I'm glad you entered! The more the merrier!! Goodluck!!

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  24. Nice teaser! Definitely gotta read this! :D Thanks for stopping by and the follow. I'm following back! :]

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  25. This sounds like my kind of book! I am definitely adding this to my TBR list! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

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    1. You're welcome!! It's a fun book, but I want the next one!!

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  26. Awesome teaser! Thank you for stopping by! (=

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    1. I liked that little bit! There were so many to choose from!!

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  27. Great blog! I followed you back From the Cotton Patch. Love the book cover too btw

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    1. Hey.. thanx for coming over!! I love the cover too, Marilyn did a great job!!

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