A Giveaway because I loved this book so much! Wormwood

Posted: September 23, 2012 in angels, fiction, giveaways, Paranormal or fantasy, reviews, Romance, Series
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Another giveaway! I loved this book so much I asked the author if I could do another giveaway. And she said YES!!


Read my review

The first chapter introduces you to Kali. She is a trail guide at Pinecrest National Park. A quiet hike up to her favorite spot, Lookout Peak, starts out normally enough, but a light breeze quickly becomes a tree snapping gale. The once clear skies have turned a heavy grey-black, the clouds tumbling over each other as they race towards her.

This would not be so bad if the woods had not suddenly gone silent. Not a sound could be heard. The winds had stopped and all was still. Not even a bird song was heard. Into this silence came a rumbling that turned into a roar. The ground began to vibrate under her feet and she could see something was coming. The trees started to shake and then to fall, the ground began to roll. Kali ran.

The earth twists and buckles as she tries to reach the safety of Lookout Peak.  Trees and shrubs reach out as if to grab her. She sees her goal and rushes forward. Stillness. All around her the earth is raging. Great rents appear, lava flows up from below, the skies open up and rain and hail lash down, but from her vantage point all she feels is a mild tremor under her feet. How can this be?

Kali wants to move out from under the overhanging rocks and edges around them to a clear space. The rocks could fall at any moment.  There is a campfire burning. She is not alone up here. A quick look around reveals a figure standing on the cliffs edge, his arms stretched out towards the devastation that is still raging below.


I tell ya, I was not prepared for this.  I was exhausted from the tension I experienced following Kali’s mad dash to safety. My description is just a wee bit of what she goes through.

I am so excited just thinking about what I want to tell you. This happened and that happened! And what? I have never read a story quite like this. There is so much going on. The story raced to its conclusion, leaving me stunned.

At times I was scared. Other times I was so mad. And at one part, I realized I was crying, and it hurt.

D. H. Nevins has written a fantastic story of the end of the world and the last survivors. Perhaps this description is too simple, but I hesitate to tell much of the story. I want you to read it like I did. Unprepared and wide-eyed.  I want you to get to know each character and discover just what is really causing all the destruction.

I hope when you read Wormwood, you’ll tell me how it made you feel. Did you experience it like I did?

A huge Thank You to the author for an extremely well written story in which to immerse myself.

Beyond 5 STARS Still feeling it!

For my full review and interview with DH Nevins go here

Check out this amazing trailer!

Giveaway details

I have one paperback and 2 e-book copies of Wormwood to giveaway!

To enter, please leave your email address and answer this question: Do you believe in angels?

Bonus: For another chance to win Wormwood, check out Sherry’s post here.

Giveaway ends September 30th.

Not required, but you would make my day if you followed my blog and twitter.

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You can find DH Nevins here:

Website: http://www.dhnevins.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/dhnevins

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/133020440053518/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5158514D_H_Nevins

About the Author

D.H. NevinsD.H. Nevins was born in Toronto and currently lives in a quiet area of Ontario, surrounded by forests and lakes. By day, she is a personable, friendly school teacher. By night, she silently chuckles as she writes about destroying the world. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys hiking, camping, flying around on her motorcycle or dabbling in live theatre.

You can purchase Wormwood by clicking on the image below

  1. this sounds reeeeaaallly interesting and to answer your ? yes i believe *fingers crossed* oh and here’s my blog if you ever want to stop by :)

  2. This is great and I’m going to add this book to my TBR pile! Thank you!

  3. adelesymonds says:

    Yes I believe in angels both the real ones and the human version, I already follow through wordpress. I would love to win a copy of Wormwood.

  4. jannashay says:

    Great review, Laura. Wormwood sounds intriguing. I can see why you love the book so much. To answer your question, Yes, I definitely believe in angels.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Hi Janna! Wormwood has so much to give you! I am really lucky to have the opportunity to read so many great novels, including yours:) I also believe in angels. How else would we get through this life.

  5. Karina says:

    I believe in guardian angels, absolutely. Would love to win a copy of this book, it sounds amazing!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I think I prefer reviews that leave something to be discovered when you actually read the book. And yes, I believe in angels. ewronkowski@carthage.edu

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It’s hard not to tell too much when you really love the book:) I never got past telling about the first few pages in this one. There is so many great things that happen! You will love it.

  7. fuonlyknew says:

    Hey ya’ll! Don’t forget you can also enter for another chance to win on Sherry’s blog! The link is under the BONUS comment! Good luck to you all!

  8. Anything involving angels and romance is so appealing!! Seriously…this book looks amazing. I’m now following you blog and I hope to win! LOL :)

  9. I am humbled by all the enthusiasm flying around this blog. I wish you could ALL win a copy of my book! Laura, your love for this story almost equals mine (I didn’t think that was possible!) I am so thankful you didn’t give any of it away. You know, I even struggled with the idea of including a blurb on the back cover, as I wanted EVERYTHING to be a surprise. But that just wasn’t practical. So I wrote the blurb and made the trailer, but made sure I only revealed the beginning – just as you did! Sorry we’re both being so elusive everyone, but when you read the story, I believe you’ll understand why we’re choosing to guard its secrets. Trust us, the reading experience is so much better that way! (Well, at least I HOPE it is!) For those of you that end up reading Wormwood, I would absolutely love to hear your thoughts on this. In the meantime, good luck with the contest everyone!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I still talk to my mother about the emotional turmoils I went through while reading this. I still remember how it hurt when I cried. How could I not fall in love with your story.
      It does seem like we are keeping a big secret. I just want everyone to experience each scene the way I did. All of it. The anxiety, horror, sadness, disbelief, shock, hope, pride, joy, and love.That covers most of it.

  10. Yes I do believe in angels and I KNOW they exist. My daughter was 2 years old when I had my feelings confirmed. She told me she knew she had a brother and that he was an angel now and had told her she needed to come back and be with her mom because it wasn’t her time to go. My Daughter NEVER met her brother, nor did she ever get told he existed, he died in utero at 22 weeks, I became pregnant with her on birth control and she was born 8 weeks early and died, she didn’t know any of that had happened. But it goes to show she did know and did remember because her angel brother was watching over her protecting her. I’d always believed in angels but having my belief so strongly confirmed made me almost jump for joy. my email is paulnchris09@gmail.com and while I’m sure that you weren’t expecting such a long answer that is all I could do. :) Christina

  11. kathleen carey says:

    This book is fantastic and I have been recommending it to all my friends! D.H. Nevins is a master story teller and I will continue to read anything and everything she publishes.

  12. Marth says:

    I do indeed believe in them but not in the guardian angel sort of way.

  13. wulfie76 says:

    I absolutely believe in angels and pretty sure I’ve got a guardian! Already a follower on blog and twitter. Thanks for the giveaway, gonna go tweet about it.

  14. Kris says:

    Yes, I do believe 😀 mrnavarac@gmail.com

    If i should win, I’d love an eBook for kindle

  15. tollykit says:

    Wormwood sounds like an intriguing read. As to angels I just don’t know.

  16. I don’t really know I guess it’s possible but I honestly would lean more towards no. I follow

  17. Tala says:

    I definitely believe in angels, am sure I’ve met a few masquerading as everyday people.

  18. Lily & Erin says:

    This book sounds really good. I would love a chance to win a copy.
    Angels – yes I believe. I like the idea of having someone watch over me. I am sure that I kept him/her plenty busy during my childhood, because I was a little brat that liked taking unnecessary risks LOL

    Bookluvrs Haven

  19. Oooooo! This sounds awesome! That trailer was really cool, too. I’d love to win a copy of the book! And, yes, I do believe in angels :)

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m crossing my fingers!

  20. I wish all of you could win!

    Now, I do feel I should forewarn some of you. If you’re expecting guardian angels in this book, you’ll be in for a bit of a surprise. Wormwood’s angels are sometimes more monster than angel, and they’re definitely more militaristic than guardian.

    And then there’s Tiamat….

    That’s all I’m sayin’.

  21. fuonlyknew says:

    Ditto what Donna said. Sometimes they do bad in order to do good, maybe??

  22. Ashleigh. says:

    hmmm not to sure if i believe in angels or not, though i do believe there is something special behind miracles, which could be angels, or maybe they walk the earth with us secretly giving people hope by doing something nice and random for someone or saying something special at just the right time. who knows. but i like to believe there is someone out there looking out for us.

    just also wanted to say thanks for giving us a chance to win this book, your review was great!! cant wait to read this book.

    my email address is: badassmonkey24@gmail.com

    (what can i say i think its cute :P)

    thanks Laura! :)

  23. can i say wow again the site and then way you did the book it blog on it and then it looks like great type i get in to

  24. WOW! Laura you really love the book! I need to read it because you are really passionate about it. Lots of love, Emily

  25. Lani says:

    This sounds so good! Adding it to my TBR list. And to answer your question, yes, i do believe in angels, especially guardian angels :) And i followed you on twitter :)

  26. Sam says:

    I believe in angels,I mean heck why not.

  27. Ann Roberts says:

    I believe in angels. I have been saved a few times from some strange situations that cannot be explained. And I joke that my husband has two. He used to drive so fast and be so reckless and both his shoulders hurt so I joke that he has two that must have protected him when he was young! That’s the only reason he’s still around!

    I do follow by email and twitter!

  28. I want and I am going to have to buy this!!! Thanks, Emily

  29. I just noticed that you attached links to the character’s names, Laura. That’s awesome! Most of the characters in Wormwood have some significance behind their names and I LOVE that you picked up on that. Actually, I laughed when I saw The Church of Tiamat. I had no idea there was a religion based on this character from ancient Babylonian mythology. Hmmm… maybe I just found a new religion for myself! :) Anyway, for those that mignt not know, Tiamat was a monster that was meant to bring about the apocalypse. There is much more to this myth, but by sharing it, I might be giving away some of Wormwood’s story. And Kali? Well, Kali’s name fits her character too… :)

  30. Sierracasey@hotmail.com and I absolutely believe in angels. I’m surrounded by earthly angels everyday, including my coworker who is such an incredible person.

  31. Skye Jones says:

    Do I believe in Angels ??? I do and ghosts anythin to do in this area I love reading books with this sort of story line readin your review makes me want to travel the same journey you have throughout this book I would love to have a copy so hopefully I have done it correctly to receive a copy of this book and to talk to u about it once I’ve read it:) I would love a ebook copy if that’s possible thanks

  32. yusa says:

    Do i believe in Angels!?!? Of course! Angels are the good and bad in the world. The right and wrong. The left and right (on your shoulders). They are miracles and fate and hope. They are your conscience and guide. The happiness in your soul. The shine in someone’s eyes. The person in your dreams. They take away the nightmares. They watch over us like fairy god parents. And just like unicorns, if they’re not in this world they must be in another.

  33. fuonlyknew says:

    I just watched the trailer again! Makes me want to drop everything and pick the book back up!! So glad I have the paperback and can see it get soft and worn from many readings!

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