Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Teaser Tuesday # 43 - Ethereal Fury (Gemini Rising #1)


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 to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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This week's Tease comes from

Ethereal Fury
(Gemini Rising #1)

Jessica O'Gorek

First - The Blurb:

Mother Earth, wounded by the human race and its disregard for her resources, will recruit human souls to serve Her and turn against humanity. A rising force festers; Gemini, a clan of paranormal beings will systematically possess and destroy towns, cities, and states. Amidst the chaos, a forbidden relationship between Onyx, a lead Gemini, and Violette, a human, begins. They will both find themselves in the middle of a revolutionary war that will either save, or destroy our world.

Second - The Tease:

"I'm... prepared."

"Are you?" Suddenly, he leaned in close to her face, his lips three inches from her ear. She felt his breath caress the skin of her shoulder. He hovered there, as if he were silently asking for permission to proceed. His thumb and palm held still; the heat where her neck joined her shoulder was searing.

Violette looked away, down at the flickering candle, exposing her collarbone. No words would come to her. Her mind was racing. She couldn't settle on one thought. What should she say? Why was he having this effect on her? She always liked Slate, but this was more, much more.

Third - My Thoughts:

Before I reveal my thoughts, I would just like to thank Jessica for giving me the opportunity to read her book. It is unique and very well written.

Gemini Rising is definitely different from my usual paranormal reads which are most often centered around Vampires, Werewolves and Angels. As soon as I read the blurb, I was fascinated by the concept of the Gemini and was immediately interested to read this story. I must admit, I was also drawn in by the cover, which I believe Jessica designed herself. Great art work!

So how does it begin? In the prologue we are introduced to a human - Oliver, who due to selfishness and greed, has caused harm to Mother Earth (along with many others). Shortly after his introduction, he dies. Upon his death, he becomes a Gemini and is renamed - Onyx. Now a paranormal being, (kind of like a floating soul) he must serve Mother Earth in a whole new capacity.

In his new role, Onyx's mission is to help destroy the human race before they cause further damage to the planet. In the midst of carrying out his duty, he encounters a young girl - Violette - and does the unthinkable. He falls in love with her. (This is totally against the rules - Gemini are not allowed to form any kind of relationship with humans). As he grapples with his feelings, he begins to falter in his duties.

Violette - orphaned at an early age and living with nuns and priests, is both innocent and naive. Able to sense Onyx's presence, she is curious to learn more about him and what he is.

There are other intriguing characters in this story. Lilly, another Gemini who is assigned to help Onyx. Slate, a young man who lives at the orphanage with Violette and is her 'crush' (he is also the vessel through which Onyx communicates his feelings to Violette). Father  Darius and Bishop Phillips, who are aware of the Geminis' existence, and are plotting against them.

Overall, it is a complex read but it flows well. I really enjoyed this story. It was different and held my interest right to the end. If you are looking for something unique, then this might be the read for you. Can't wait for Book #2 - Gemini In Retrograde.

My Rating 5 out of 5

You can learn more about Jessica O'Gorek and Gemini Rising by visiting Gemini Rising Series

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  1. Not the best cover but the teaser sounds really good. Your thoughts on the book is pushing me to look it up.

    My TT

  2. Nice tease! Haven't heard of this one either.

    Here's my Teaser

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I have to agree with Vonnie here- your thoughts had me looking into the book. I am guessing that the blurb does not do it justice, since you rated it so high.

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  4. Gosh Marilyn! This is a beautiful review, so well written:) Thank you so much!!!

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  6. I got this book a couple weeks ago for review and now I am even more excited to start it. Let's hope I can get to it soon. 8) Great review and thank you so much as always for stopping by and commenting you rock!

    Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

  7. Great Teaser! I love the name Slate!

    Here's My Teaser Tuesday!!!

    @Reading and Things

  8. Does look different. Great teaser.


  9. Fun teaser!! And you have written a great review! It is great to get into a book that is a little different!! I'm looking forward to reading it!

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  10. Awesome teaser. Thank you so much for sharing.

  11. This sounds different... I like different... I also love that tease!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives