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Thursday, November 22, 2012

The BETRAYAL by Sheila Hendrix/ a RABT VBTour

Young Adult Paranormal
Title: The Betrayal - (The Dark Circle Book #1)
Author - Sheila Hendrix

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    When Zachariah and Matthew McCannon were young, their parents abandoned them, leaving Zack to take care of his little brother, Matt. Though they lived with their grandmother, she was always sick, so Zack was forced to raise him. This was not an easy task.
   Zack had his hands full because of Matt’s unusual powers. He has visions and dreams that come true, and when he gets angry or upset, he can move things with his mind. Because of this, evil seeks him, keeping Zack on his toes as his protector. 
    As the brothers grew older, they became hunters, pursuing evil supernatural forces. After Matthew has a dream, it sends them on a hunt for cave, not knowing why, but realizing it is necessary. When they arrive, Matt finds the vision was a trap.
    A Darkness like no other wants to control Matt and kill Zack. The Darkness is named, Alanya, which means, The Destroyer.
    Alanya hates the brothers. In the past, every time he tried to apprehend Matt, Zack would thwart him by protecting his brother. Alanya is incensed that a mere human boy can beat him, for demons are not to be defied.
    When Alanya asks Zack, “How far will you go to save your brother?” Zack answers, “As far as I have to.”
    Now, the brothers are faced with a deadly force they never had to deal with before. This demon is on a deadly mission to destroy everything the brothers hold dear. If the McCannon’s are not careful, neither of them will be able to escape.

My Review:

Alanya was a very well developed  character and I really wondered how they would defeat him, if they ever could.  Definitely a believable villain, Alanya was certainly as frightening to me as he was to all who encountered him.   The brothers Zack and Matt had certainly bonded over the years of their young lives, depending on each other for survival as well as comfort.   The partnership between Bryan and Tony was truly believable and I appreciated their friendship for the two boys.   The writing was simple, and flowed  smoothly.   The story was action packed and suspenseful and fulfilled my need for a paranormal/fantasy read.  The writing style was such that I felt it addressed a younger audience ( with the exception of one  romantic excerpt, which really didn't have a lot to do with the story anyway).  If you like stories about angry, evil demons, you will certainly enjoy this book.  I rated the book as 3 winks out of five.  It certainly kept me entertained and reinforced my understanding that you will never get the truth out of a demon...They just can't tell it like it is!


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                                            SHEILA HENDRIX

Author Bio:

Sheila Hendrix is a native of Alabama and resides there with her husband of seventeen years. Her
only children are her six dogs. She works as a nurse for a nursing home and also does reviews for a
magazine, although she hasn’t done that in awhile because she’s been busy writing her own Young Adult
Sheila has always wanted to write but never thought she’d be able to. It’s been a dream of hers since
she was a little girl. She practically raised her little brother because her parents both had to work. She
had to grow up fast and that was where she got the idea of writing about two brothers whose parents
abandoned them when they were little.
The Dark Circle book series is her paranormal series she’s working on right now. She got the idea for
The Betrayal after having a nightmare that stayed with her for days.
The Betrayal is the first book in the series and is now available where ever books are sold. The second
book in the series is Head Games and then Darkness Falls. She doesn’t know how many books will be in
the series but there will be several.
Her hobbies are reading, writing, gardening, traveling, hiking, camping and swimming. She is currently
in school to earn her Associate Degree in Paralegal studies but her dream is to write.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

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