Author: Ciara Knight

Battle for Souls Series by Ciara Knight Review Tour and Giveaway

Posted August 24, 2013 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways, Reviews / 1 Comment

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Welcome to the Urban Girl Reader stop on the review tour for the Battle for Souls series by Ciara Knight. We reviewed all three books in the Young Adult series and overall enjoyed them. Click on the link for each book to visit our review. Also, be sure to enter using the Rafflecopter widget for a chance to win the entire series!

Battle for Souls Series by Ciara Knight Review Tour and Giveaway
Rise from Darkness by Ciara Knight
Series: Battle for Souls #1
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Published by Turquoise Morning Press on March 19th 2012
Format: Ebook
Pages: 252
Source: Author

Also in this series: Fall From Grace
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
Alexander Lorre gives new meaning to the term “tormented teen.” He’s a newly fallen angel, which means he has the self-control of a three-year-old, the hormones of a teenager and the strength of an angel. When he rescues Gaby Moore from drowning, the chemistry between them is undeniable. With a local demon threatening Gaby’s life, he struggles to find a balance between remaining close enough to protect her but distant enough to control his desires.

As danger draws closer, Gaby uncovers shattering secrets that will lead to an ultimate choice. Will she fight alongside her father, an earthbound hunter killing fallen angels and demons, give into the demon blood coursing through her veins and join the demon world, or save the man she loves from both? The first two choices damn her, but the last one could destroy them all.


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Battle for Souls Series by Ciara Knight Review Tour and Giveaway
Fall From Grace by Ciara Knight
Series: Battle for Souls #2
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Published by Turquoise Morning Press on October 1st 2012
Format: Ebook
Pages: 248
Source: Author

Also in this series: Rise from Darkness
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
Gaby Moore’s powers emerge years too early due to adolescent hormones, complications with loving a fallen angel, and constant demon attacks. She is forced to deal with the guilt of believing she murdered Alexander’s “mother,” while trying to stop the demonic war before it begins. Only the love and acceptance of friends, family, and her beloved Alexander could save her from turning to her demonic side.


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About Ciara Knight

Ciara Knight writes to ‘Defy the Dark’ with her fantasy and paranormal books. Her debut novel, The Curse of Gremdon, was released to acclaimed reviews, securing a Night Owl Top Pick and five stars from the Paranormal Romance Guild. Also, released in 2012 is her young adult series, Battle for Souls. Book I, Rise From Darkness, won July Book of the Month at Long and Short Reviews.

When not writing, she enjoys reading all types of fiction. Some great literary influences in her life include Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare, Francine Rivers and J K Rowling.

Her first love, besides her family, reading, and writing, is travel. She’s backpacked through Europe, visited orphanages in China, and landed in a helicopter on a glacier in Alaska.


Tourwide Giveaway

Ciara is giving away is giving away the series in ebook to one winner.

Giveaway is sponsored  by author/tour host and Urban Girl Reader is not responsible for winner selection/contact/prize eligibility/prize receipt.   

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Review: Fall From Grace by Ciara Knight

Posted August 24, 2013 by Sherri in Fantasy, Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Review: Fall From Grace by Ciara Knight
Fall From Grace by Ciara Knight
Series: Battle for Souls #2
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Published by Turquoise Morning Press on October 1st 2012
Format: Ebook
Pages: 248
Source: Author

Also in this series: Rise from Darkness
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
Gaby Moore’s powers emerge years too early due to adolescent hormones, complications with loving a fallen angel, and constant demon attacks. She is forced to deal with the guilt of believing she murdered Alexander’s “mother,” while trying to stop the demonic war before it begins. Only the love and acceptance of friends, family, and her beloved Alexander could save her from turning to her demonic side.


Sherri’s Review:

Quick Take: As the race to save heaven heats up; multiple forces attempt to tear Alex and Gaby apart.  Overall, it’s a solid addition to the series and sets up an epic battle for Gaby and Alex to face.

Fall From Grace is the second novel in the Battle for Souls series. Although it is a solid read, it suffers from the dreaded “middle book” syndrome that is often seen in a trilogy, which seemed to drag the story out for me. Also, the strong, independent and intelligent female lead character, Gaby, seemed to have disappeared and become a self-centered, whiny, cliggy female (my least favorite type of character).  However, delving deeper into the storyline, I was unsure if this was deliberately done by Knight to reflect the powers that Gaby is developing or not.  Either way, I was unsure, which distracted me from fully enjoying the story.

Overall, I liked this story, although not as much as Rise From Darkness. Alex was WAY to protective for my tastes and Gaby not independent enough.  I’m hoping that either Knight will explain this plot development more in Ascension of Evil or the characters realize their faults and resolve them.  Recommended for middle aged readers (and older).  However, there is some minor physical intimacy between the characters that readers should be aware of.

Review: Rise from Darkness by Ciara Knight

Posted August 23, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments
Review: Rise from Darkness by Ciara Knight

Rise from Darkness by Ciara Knight Series: Battle for Souls #1 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Published by Turquoise Morning Press on March 19th 2012 Format: Ebook Pages: 252 Source: Author Also in this series: Fall From Grace Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Alexander Lorre gives new meaning to the term “tormented teen.” He’s a newly fallen angel, which means he has the self-control of a three-year-old, the hormones of a teenager and the strength of an angel. When he rescues Gaby Moore from drowning, the chemistry between them is undeniable. With a local demon threatening Gaby’s life, he struggles to find a balance between remaining close enough to protect her but distant enough to control his desires. As danger draws closer, Gaby uncovers shattering secrets that will lead to an ultimate choice. Will she fight alongside her father, an earthbound […]

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