Monday, September 5, 2016

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} The Retreat - By Kelly St. Clare



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Author: Kelly St. Clare  
Website 
Release Date: 8/30/016  

Purchase Info: Amazon  


Earth is ruined. Humankind destroyed. And it’s old news.

 

Romy’s life is simple—for a genetically enhanced space soldier; pick up space junk with her four friends, and stave off the invaders fixated on stealing Planet Earth.

 

It isn’t much. But it’s temporary—only another 850 years to go, give or take.

 

When her crew tangles with a gulp-worthy alien mothership, Romy’s return to Earth is brought forwards at hurtling pace.

 

Strength comes from the unlikeliest of quarters.

 

As does leadership.

 

…As does betrayal.


I want MORE!



Since I'm new to Kelly St. Clare and her style of writing I was thrilled to dive into her newest SyFy series, and all I can say is WOW! I am not only a fan of  Kelly's for life, but of this series as well.

Romy has never been to earth, it's been over ran with global warming, and there's no chance anything can survive on it......at least that's what she has been engrained into her for as long as she can remember.  As soon as Romy learns that everything she's been told about Earth in life has basically been a lie Romy is out to find answers and the truth!


What I loved about this series is it reminded me slightly of The 100 from the CW, but in no way was it the same. The Retreat was raw and excitingly new to me, and during this entire book I felt so close to Romy & her friends throughout their entire journey. Each time they uncovered something it sparked an excitement within their group (or Knot as they call it), but when any of them felt the slightest bit of betrayal it seemed to allow them to come closer together. The dynamic for all these characters was written beautifully, and I don't think it could have come across in a more perfect way.


The next book in this series doesn't have a release date....shoot I can't even drool over the cover yet....but I'm hoping with the out-pouring of love and fabulous reviews Kelly receives with book #1, that book #2 will pop onto our shelves sooner than we think!




5/5









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About the Author


When Kelly St Clare is not reading or writing, she is lost in her latest reverie. She can, quite literally, drift past a car accident while in the midst of her day dreams, despite the various police sirens and chaos.

Books have always been magical and mysterious to her. One day she decided to start unravelling this mystery and began writing. Her aim: To write stories she would want to read. As it turns out, this failed miserably. Do you know what it is like to read something you've written? Impossible, that's what. Not to mention, the ending is ruined before you've begun. Never-the-less, Kelly loves it and wishes she had more time to squeeze it in between her day job as a physiotherapist.

Fantasy of Frost, the first title in The Tainted Accords, is her debut novel. It's sequel, Fantasy of Flight released May 2015. Fantasy of Fire is now available!
A New Zealander in origin and in heart, Kelly currently resides in Australia with her soon-to-be husband, a great group of friends, and some huntsman spiders who love to come inside when it rains. Their love is not returned.
 




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GIVEAWAY



One (1) winner will receive a three (3) month Owlcrate Subscription and a The Retreat Swag Pack (INT)




 

118 comments:

Penny said...

I love the sound of this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Brandi B said...

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Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed (y) :-)

Sandra said...

I'm so pumped to read this and I just read the synopsis. Thank. You.

Tonette Coral said...

Thank you for this giveaway. :)

Kara Lauren said...

Great review, I need to bump this one up on my TBR :)

Kris Meldgaard said...

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Sue Colibrik said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Artemis Page said...

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Anonymous said...

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Mere Ritter said...

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Iuliana Bostan said...

Fingers crossed!

Anne C. said...

A good read for the Fall. Would be very happy to win a copy.

sdlashbrook said...

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MagicalMogs said...

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Tera Comer said...

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Amber Green said...

The synopsis sounds so good. Would really love to win.

Saundra McKenzie said...

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Laurie Nykaza said...

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Melicent said...

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Leah said...

This book sounds like something I'd enjoy. I love sci fi. :)

Stephanie W. said...

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Barbora Benešová said...

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Misty said...

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Zoe Lin said...

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Ashley F said...

Definitely checking out your books after I finish the book I'm currently reading! I'm always on the lookout for new authors to fall in love with :)

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Samantha Lundergan said...

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Rebel &Raven's said...

I really cant wait for this. This is amazing. Good luck everyone

Penelope said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win this prize.
Have a good rest of the week

Morgan said...

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Spg Chlomo said...

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Mikaela Yakoub said...

The synopsis sounds so good. fingers crossed:)

Sarah Black said...

Oh.My.God....comes to mind when I saw this. I did enter the giveaway, but even if I don't win I'm so going to buy this book. It sounds and looks amazing.

Anita Kennett said...

What wonderfully generous of you to share. Thanks so very much.

Josie Lee said...

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Stormi Johnson said...

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Jasmine B said...

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Febie Cantutay said...

Amazing giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

Janhvi said...

The cover for The Retreat is gorgeous!
Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Theresa Dorman said...

Thank you for the giveaway!!

Andrea Tas said...

Thanks for this giveaway!!! I really want to read The Retreat but I still don't have the book because I can't find it anywhere in my country so thank you!!!!!!

Andrea said...

I would love to win this owlcrate subscription. I have been dreaming about owlcrate for a while now. Thank you!

Darrella said...

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A Vintage World said...

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Autumn Howard said...

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shyler11 said...

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Patricia Rubino said...

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Rhi said...

This sounds really interesting and I appreciate your review. Thanks for sharing!

Analicia De Anda said...

This book sounds great, fingers crossed I win so I can read and review :)

Sandy Dess said...

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Susan Coster said...

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GCgirl363 said...

The book sounds great! Thanks for the chance at getting a copy. Probably read it even if I don't win! I love seeing book suggestions.

Betty Finch said...

I love the cover and can't wait to read it.

Julie said...

This sounds good! Alien stories are so much fun, and betrayal is always a dramatic theme to explore.

Solange said...

The book description sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Love the cover too.

Tatyane CG said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
The synopsis reminded me a little of The 100 too, but it has aliens (!!!) sounds great to me! haha

Anonymous said...

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW SERIES AND THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

C. L. said...

Thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway! :)

Vrushali Pathak said...

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Amber Terry said...

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Thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle Bledsoe said...

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Kayla M said...

Super excited to read this!!

Bobbi Kinion said...

Thank you for the chance. Always love finding new to me authors.

Samantha Stott said...

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Amy said...

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Gabrielle said...

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Carol E. Keen said...

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Blessings, Carol :)

Unknown said...

Can't wait to hear more about the book and to see who wins the giveaway!

Duawana Wilson said...

I love the look of the page. Lots of info

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Laura said...

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Beth Ann Tilley said...

Thank you for the author information and giveaway.

MJ Symmonds said...

Loving that book cover. Thanks for the amazing chance <3

Dawn McFadden said...

Thank you for the giveaway got my fingers crossed

Dana Matthews said...

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Stephanie H. said...

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Alysha Parent said...

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ForeverCharmed said...

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Kym Young said...

Book sounds great, love the cover ❤

Kym Young said...

Book sounds great, love the cover ❤

Cheekylala said...

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Kelly Kortright said...

Sounds like an exciting book. Can't wait to read it.

Rachel Barnard said...

Congrats on the new book release! Your writing gets better and better!

Vicky said...

Love the cover and the book sounds super interesting, will definitely check it out.

Jennifer Herman said...

Would like to win this!

Katherine Christiansen said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

John Herman said...

I would like to win this for my wife.

Caitlin said...

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Anonymous said...

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Alabell said...

Retreat looks really interesting. Thanks for letting us know :)

Jana Leah B said...

Sounds like an interesting read.

Yasmine said...

First of all congratulations with your new book!
Also thank you for this awesome giveaway,I did all the entries so hopefully
it works out :)

Kind Regards,

Yasmine

Cynthia P said...

Love the sound of Retreat. It's definitely on my list!

bff1997 said...

Thanks for the chance of winning this giveaway, I have added the books to my goodreads list but I am not sure if I put the right link in the giveaway. Anyway thanks again

Archmage Reba said...

Your book sounds really well written. Can't wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Diana said...

Awesome! Thanks for the giveaway! <3

Kaitlin Gillespie said...

Such a great giveaway!

Ellie L said...

The Retreat sounds awesome and I can't wait to read it!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

lorraine duran said...

This cover is amazing. And the book sounds pretty interesting.

Debi Tonks said...

Wow! This is different. Haven't seen any other authors doing this for a giveaway! Way cool!

Alexa Vreeswijk said...

Wow the book sounds interesting! And the cover is beautiful!

Sarah Larson said...

This story looks so intriguing!

Michelle Willms said...

This sounds like a really great book. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Joyce said...

Terrific giveaway. Thank you

Debbie Snell said...

the cover is stunning
"Earth is ruined. Humankind destroyed. And it’s old news."

Sucha a sad possibility that this might true in our future but Im looking forward to reading the book :)

raeline peterson said...

Sounds great, ty for chance.

Sue A. said...

Sometimes you've had enough of this planet and just need to get away from it! Since I can't afford the cost of space travel, I'll have to do the next best thing and escape into a book with space travel.