Blog Tour for GROWL by Ashley Fontainne – Review + Giveaway(Over)

Today is the official release day for the

paranormal/horror/suspense/thriller Growl!


       My name is Sheryl Ilene Newcomb. And yes, my initials are
S.I.N. A funny little piece of whimsical humor my parents found amusing when I
arrived. Mom and Dad were two high school sweethearts who adored their guns,
their beer and their self-appointed titles of King and Queen of the Rebellious
Rednecks. The day I arrived, they didn’t think anyone in the town would have
the mental acuity to put two and two together to discover their little inside
joke. Shame on the pathetic excuses who called themselves teachers in this
dreary city, because Mom and Dad had been right: no one caught on to their
little attempt at humor.

       Then, it turned out to be true. Looking back with wiser eyes
now, my family and I concluded that the events leading up to my transformation
started the summer I turned nine. But the day we realized there was a problem,
and no turning back, was a week before I started my senior year at Junction City
High. The day the fangs and claws appeared and the monster inside of me
emerged. When mutilated corpses appeared near a pile of brush down by Caney
Creek, everything changed.
       That day, I changed, forever. Because evil woke up and
growled, its ominous rumblings heard by every living thing in Locasia County,
Click the link above to get the book from Amazon.
Check out the Book Trailer for GROWL 
The following prizes are available:
2 winners will receive a free code for the following audio
Accountable to None; Zero Balance; Adjusting Journal
Entries; Number Seventy-Five; The Lie; Empty Shell
2 winners will receive signed paperbacks of the following
Accountable to None; Zero Balance; Adjusting Journal
Entries; Number Seventy-Five; The Lie; Empty Shell
2 winners will receive ebooks of the following:
Accountable to None; Zero Balance; Adjusting Journal
Entries; Number Seventy-Five; The Lie; Empty Shell

1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

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My Review of GROWL

       I’m going to keep this kind of short because there is so much going on in the story and I’m afraid to give any of it away! You really want to go into GROWL not knowing too much about the story…helps keep you on your toes! (Or, as in my case, huddled under blankets, biting my nails!!!) I was surprised at how fast I was pulled into the story. It normally takes me a chapter or two to get into any book but with GROWL I was hooked on the first page. With all of the mystery and its fast pace, I couldn’t put it down! I devoured GROWL in only a few hours!

       While this is a coming of age story…it really is so much more than that! Most coming of age stories focus on the main character figuring out their strengths/weaknesses and who they are. In GROWL Sheryl faces more than just that. I feel like when we start the story she has a pretty good sense of herself. But then you throw in all of the paranormal stuff and it shakes her up a bit. Dealing with all of that kind of stuff on your own can make anyone feel crazy! I will warn you there are some scenes with some pretty nasty gore. I hate anything superfluous in a book but in this case it really adds to the story. I think if Ashley Fontainne had left it out, GROWL would have been seriously lacking. As it is, I give GROWL 5 Stars for its amazing story telling and intense visuals. Not to mention the sleepless nights!

To find GROWL and more by Ashley Fontainne visit her website by clicking here!

Buy Links

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About MissPhyre

Hi! You can call me MissPhyre. I'm a Nanny by day and a reader by......well, always. I just recently got married and moved to a tiny apartment that barely holds all of my books. But that doesn't stop me from buying more! If I'm not working or reading (sometimes both) I can be found in my pillow fort binge watching Bones or Doctor Who. Popcorn is my one true junk food weakness...I would eat nothing but popcorn and mashed potatoes if I could get away with it!
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