Tuesday, January 15, 2013

VBT:Giveaway and Review ~ Wolf Sirens: Forbidden by Tina Smith


When Lila unwillingly moves to the country town of Shade, she can’t imagine the life-altering events that lie in wait for her. Shade has a curfew and has always been surrounded by myths. A central feature of the town is its famous statue of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, whose spirit is said to protect the innocent.

Lila falls in with a group of intriguing teenagers with luminescent eyes and soon she is drawn into the shadowlands of fantasy and reality, where destiny collides.

A mysterious local girl, Cresida, warns her to stay away, but Lila is drawn to them like a moth to a flame.

Cresida knows their fatal secret and she is honour-bound to protect those who are endangered. But she underestimates Lila’s passion for the mysterious and charismatic clan of youths. Lila begins to feel a call she cannot ignore. Yet her heart is filled with vulnerable desires that begin to turn the underworld upside down, for both hunter and hunted, as she learns they have been waiting for her…

Inspired by the legend of the mythical femme fatale, Wolf Sirens is an intimate tale of unrequited and forbidden love in the underworld, a masterpiece of romance fantasy.


I felt like I was part of him, like our flesh had been separated, like his blood was mine and now we were united. I wanted to know everything. I considered it inevitable now that I would become one of them.  There was no way I could leave him or not be part of his world; I would die first and the more of him I had the more I wanted.  It was like I had been living in a grey tunnel and all of a sudden every colour imaginable was revealed to me and I could look up and see all around me. As though there were a million directions to go, but all I wanted to do was walk towards him. I realized what it was to be alive and to be happy. To be in love and to struggle for each and every wonderfully excruciating breath of life, just to stare into his vivid sapphire eyes.

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    Author Bio:

Tina Smith is an herbalist, dog lover, Piscean and mother with a fondness for strong female protagonists. A love of the fantasy genre and the deep exploration of dark and evocative subjects inspired Wolf Sirens Forbidden. The sequel Fever further unfolds the tale of the heroine femme fatal, on her journey in the underworld between the lands of myth and reality.

“Rich, complex, and deeply fascinating. Smith’s creation stands apart from other books in the genre. Wolf Sirens has raised the bar for paranormal romance.”- Kevis Hendrickson, author of Rogue Hunter

"Smith weaves a thrilling and beautifully crafted tale that sinks its fangs in and refuses to let go."- Michael Alexander, author of The Vessel

“Fever does not disappoint! Tina Smith captures her readers on the first page and leads them on a fast-paced journey full of suspense and adventure as heroine, Lila, struggles towards the truth.” - Beverley Eikli, author of A Little Deception

Ebook Wolf Sirens Forbidden. Discover the Legend.By Tina Smith.

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Tina will be awarding jewelry in theme of her book (wolf charms, charm bracelets etc), ThreeD book marks in shifter themes (Wolves, tigers, panthers etc) and Sun catchers (beaded glass and crystal) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour!

If you'd like a chance to win these awesome prizes, you need to comment. :D

The more comments you leave, the better your chances.

Here is the Tour Schedule

Here's the Trailer for Wolf Sirens Forbidden.


After watching the trailer, I'm ready to read the book.

Here's the trailer for the next book! 

The sequel is Wolf Sirens Fever. Many are Born, Few are Reborn.

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Here's another trailer for book two!

My Thoughts:

Overall, I liked this book and I will read the sequel. I felt that the book got off to a slow start and some of it was confusing to me. I kept waiting for the secret to come out and to find out what was actually going on with Cresida.

Finally it got going and then I was much more interested and less impatient to turn the pages. 

Lila moves to a new town and has a hard time making friends at first. Then things change and the popular clique suddenly wants to hang out with her.

Cresida, a formerly popular girl warns her to stay away from her would be friends.

Lila, along with most of the school, thinks Cresida is on drugs or has lost her marbles.

Eventually, Lila finds out that Cresida isn't crazy after all!

Wolf Sirens: Forbidden is a different spin on my favorite supernatural creature ~ the werewolf.

If you like werewolves, you'll probably want to give this a try. It was pretty good.

The plot had secrets, mystery, action, romance, intrigue, a group of wolves, and  hunters.

I received an ecopy of this book from Goddess Fish in exchange for my honest opinion. I honestly thought it was pretty good.

                Question: Did you watch the trailers?
                   Which one did you like the best?

I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please leave a comment!


  1. +JMJ+

    I confess that I don't like watching book trailers. I'll watch a trailer for a movie, read a synopsis for a book, or listen to a sampler of an album, before I make my decision, but when media "crosses over" like this, it doesn't do much for me. (The few book trailers I have seen, I watched after reading the book. I was curious about whether they were "accurate.")

    Now, I may not have watched the trailers, but I read the synopsis, excerpt, author bio, blurbs and review. (LOL!_ Does anyone else think that the excerpt owes quite a bit to Twilight?

    1. Try it and see if you still feel the same. Lila is strong and independant and she has a good relationship with Cres another F character. However I am flattered - though you are the first to say that. I read all the twilight books - shock horror I am a fan. I tried to raise the bar for PNR and I liken my work to Maggie Steifvater's Shiver trilogy. Thanks for the comment.

    2. There is no comparison between Twilight and Forbidden. They are both good and both have wolves but that is where the similarities end. :D

    3. Thanks Brenda! Very sweet of you to say so. A very positive observation. Thanks.

  2. Hi, I am glad you thought it was "pretty good" :)
    Thank you so much for hosting me! WS3 Should be out in May/June, if all goes well. Cresida and Lila will kick some more Ass.Check out my blog http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/3529312-my-reputation-precedes-me-teaser-comp-for-fever-and-blog-tour-dates

    1. Please don't take offense. Pretty good is better than just good but not quite great. As it was the first book in a series, the background had to be worked in and that is what made it less than fantastic. I'm sure by the time I read the next book I'll probably be singing your praises.

    2. Thats okay I certainly did not take offense, I am happy you liked it! I understand my work is a little more contemporary than most PNR are used to. You either realy love it or think its pretty good.;)

  3. I did watch the trailers. I enjoyed them but cannot decide which I like best.
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    1. Don't feel bad Debby, I can't decide which I like the best either. lol! That's why I put all of them on here. :D

  4. Second trailer is awesome, and great music xD

    This book seems so interesting!

    Oh, and count me in for the win of jewelry, bookmarks et al xD

    Thanks for the giveaway xD

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    1. It is interesting. It was very different from any of the other wolf books I've read and believe me, I've read many. :D

  5. Hum first i need to confess that i'm not fan of books trailers at all, i prefer to imagine the characters and such depending on their books descriptions so trailers and me not friends. Now i did watch this 3 ones so i could answer you^^
    i like the music on the one but i hate it because of the dead wolf

    between the two for book 2 i think i prefer the first one

    Now after reading the exerpt and the trailers i don't think it's a book for me i think it too sad and i'm afraid i won't have my necessary happy ending

    thank you a lot for the international giveaway


    (g+ done)

    1. I can't lie and say the ending was happy. It was a cliff hanger. I am optimistic that there will indeed be a HEA but I can't say for sure.

  6. I liked both of the trailers for book two but I didn't care for the Trailer for Wolf Sirens Forbidden. I enjoy watching book trailers but I prefer the ones that describe the story while some really cool music is playing along with great pictures that describe the book. All of it needs to flow and tell the story.

  7. i watched the trailers, but the synpo was the most helpful, I think i will try these
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  8. No, sorry, I don't have the computer band with to watch a video. Thanks for the information.

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  9. Ooooh...awesome trailers! I am looking forward to reading them. I do like a HEA so hope the books end well :) They appear to be real nail biters.

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    2. Admittedly there is a cliff hanger ending but don't let that disturb you, the series as a whole has a positive outlook and is ultimately HEA. With no darkness there is no light. Lila learns to stand on her own two feet, despite the heartache she encounters and she is stronger for it. My novels have an edge of realism, sometimes happily ever afters are different than what we envisioned. I like the element of surprize, readers have been great about not leaking spoilers. I wanted the expirience of reading Wolf Sirens to be a real journey of discovery with twists and turns that thrill the reader.I'm not run of the mill and neither is my series.

  10. Ah, sorry I can't watch the videos. I would if I could. I don't know how I feel about book trailers because I've never been able to see one.

    I must say though I love shifters and don't think I'll have a problem with leaning more contemporary for the PNR than usual. I read a lot of different genres to rotate otherwise I get bored and tired of seeing the same old tropes. So a book mixing it up is a very good thing for me. And I'm SO glad to hear the heroine is strong and not a Bella. I was scared there for a minute.


    1. Strong women with vulnerability feature in my novel. I use reality as a spring board for character development.

  11. Ha, ha. No one thing I was certain of portraying was a strong female protagonist. Even my agonist is a tough chick. Lila struggles to reconcile the tough side of herself with the love and compassion that she feels. In a way so does Cres, they are both sirens, beautiful and dangerous, though in a way neither of them wants to be. Thanks for the feed back.

  12. I did watch the trailers. I enjoyed them but cannot decide which I like best.


  13. I liked the first trailer for book 2, thanks for sharing!


  14. I love all the comments! I'm glad most of you liked the trailers and couldnt really decide between them. I made all the trailers myself and they take me at least three day each, it really is harder than it looks.From sourcing images and deciding on what to write and where to put it and agonising over music tracks on utube - but it was no where near as difficult and time consuming as writing a novel! I am very happy my hard work is recieving some attention and that feedback is very good! Thanks again, Regards Tina Smith

  15. Wolf Sirens sounds great. Thanks for the blog tour!


  16. Sounds great! Nice trailers and videos! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaways! Have a great weekend!

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