Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Secret World of Alaina Downs - Rebecca Rynecki

Welcome to my stop on THE SECRET WORLD OF ALAINA DOWNS blog tour by Rebecca Rynecki!  I'm very excited!  I enjoy being the first stop!  On top of that it sounds like Ms. Rynecki is from my neck of the woods!!!  Woo hoo!  So, sit down and enjoy!

Title: The Secret World Of Alaina Downs
Author: Rebecca Rynecki
Genre: New Adult/Fantasy
Number of Pages: 252

When Alaina stumbles into a world that she only thought existed in her mind, she is understandably a little bit freaked out. Who wouldn't be? Characters that she had written down years ago are walking, and talking, and telling her that she is the only one who can save the princess and the kingdom of Isleen. Um...okay. As she travels down to the southern kingdom with Sir Gabriel, a really hot knight, she falls off horses, has an interaction with an evil witch, gets attacked by a sea creature, and even falls from lust into love.

First thoughts after.....
I need $3.99 in my book budget......LOL  Seriously though, I'm ready to jump into the next book!

How distracted did I get?
The Secret World of Alaina Downs is a fun new adult fantasy/romance/adventure.  I loved Alaina as a character who's thrown into an unknown world.  Honestly, I'm having a hard time writing this without giving anything away.  I want you to be as surprised by the book as I.  I'm not an adventure story kind of gal but this story had me hooked at every turn and feeling the emotions of Alaina and Gabriel.  I give The Secret World of Alaina Downs......

4.5 Baskets

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Author Bio:
A graduate of Hollins University in southwestern Virginia, Rebecca now lives in the hills of Connecticut with her husband and young son. When she's not working as a librarian or plotting out the sequel, she bakes, dances around the house...and sings...really badly. The Secret World of Alaina Downs is her first book.

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Book two: The Knights Ill Thought Bargain
Two years have passed since Alaina and Gabriel left. Forty years have passed in Isleen. The king is dead. The queen's powers are weakening, and an evil sorceress is intent on furthering her own agenda. An agenda that involves a bargain that Gabriel made.

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  1. Thanks for being the first tour stop!!

  2. Thank you so much, Tobi! I'm glad that you enjoyed it and laughed and everything :) I live in CT now, but I went to college in Roanoke which served as a backdrop for Alaina's home. The photo shoot for the cover even took place in Natural Bridge :) thank you again!!!