The Fire of Dawn Blog Tour : Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!! 7/24


The Fire of Dawn
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: April 1st 2012
Publisher: VA Publications
ISBN: 9789081877114
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It’s the last day of the summer holiday in The Hague when Leah Koopmans’s carefree life as a teen is brutally flipped upside down. Her pale skin turns a dazzling gold, her senses heighten, and her muscles possess an uncanny strength. But with these exhilarating new powers comes a thirst that can only be quenched by one thing: human blood.

While her body craves for fresh victims and her heart drowns in guilt, she meets inhumanly handsome Max Machiavelli, who claims that Leah is an immortal like him. Infatuation ignites into blistering passion when Leah joins his coven in Amsterdam. But as the mysteries shrouding her sudden change to immortality unravel, she quickly learns that her aversion to taking life isn’t the only thing that sets her apart from this group of herculean strangers.

From the picturesque canals of Amsterdam to Corsica’s limestone cliffs and the untamed Siberian wilderness; from first loves to fierce battles, The Fire of Dawn is an extraordinary tale packed with romance, betrayal, and bloodsucking suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very last page.


When I first began’ The Fire of Dawn’ I thought it was going to be another cheesy vampire novel about some girl who becomes a vampire and has to save the world while falling madly in love with a bad boy vampire. The same story we’ve been told oh so many times. However I was happily surprised by this intensely detailed portrayal of immortals trying to rebuilds their covens after being separated and suffering a loss from an attack from their enemy, The Brotherhood. 

Leah is the key to getting the covens back together and she possesses a great amount of powers. The question is will she use her influence to help get revenge on The Brotherhood?

I really enjoyed this book; it was fresh and had a good story line. Yes it hinted at the characters being vampires but they stated that they are simply immortals, which is in my opinion something new. It was a nice difference for me to read a book about a new paranormal group not vampires. I did think the book started out a bit slow and it really took me a while to get into it. At one point I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to get into it honestly, but I kept with it and read some more. I finally got pulled into the story and really got hooked onto the plot and I was not disappointed. 

I really loved the plot and the characters; I think they really made the story for me. I like how they regarded one another as family and not just friends or members of the same coven. I thoroughly enjoyed ‘The Fire of Dawn’ and the writing was great. It was a very thrilling story. 

Author Bio:
V.V. Aku has always believed in beautiful stories. She found the man of her dreams and her way in complex China, and wrote a fairytale of her own: The Fire of Dawn-a scintillating tale about strength, self-discovery, and a girl who dared to follow her heart.

Born and raised in The Netherlands, V.V. Aku (Veerle Ackerstaff) soon discovered that the world was a place worth exploring. After graduating high school, she set out to travel the globe until she finally touched down in China. On the border of Tibet she met Anzi Aku, a wild, Black Yi man who lives at the foot of the Himalayas. She joined his clan and tries to find her place
among the tribe and its shamans. When she’s not researching the clan’s mythology on vampires, she shamelessly gives in to the compulsion to write about the countless characters that haunt her dreams.

V.V. Aku is the author of
 The Fire of Dawn and Black Dusk. She has been the creator of stories since the age of three, and has a Post-Graduate Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults from The University of Cambridge ESOL. After nearly a decade of working as an English language teacher and TEFL trainer in China,Thailand, The Netherlands, and the UK, she
now devotes all her time to writing, her family, and practicing Kung Fu. The Fire of Dawn is her debut novel.

Curious about this great book? Check out an excerpt here & here!

As a part of this sweet blog tour, we are giving away a copy of Fire of Dawn!
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*Chasity recieved this book from the author in exchange for any honest review. All opinions are that of the reviewer. We were not compensated for this review.

1 comment:

  1. Fire of Dawn looks amazing! Thanks for this great post and giveaway! I would love to win a copy of this book!

    Suz Reads