Wednesday, February 13, 2013

VBT: Giveaway & Review ~ Lethal Inheritance by Tahlia Newland

Title: Lethal Inheritance

Diamond Peak Series,
Book one

Author: Tahlia Newland

Publisher: Catapult Press

Genre: Young adult contemporary fantasy

Purchase links: Amazon US  
UK Kindle Store / Kobo Store 

Smashwords / Apple ibook store / Barnes and Noble



How do you kill a demon that feeds on fear?

When shadow demons kidnap her mother, Ariel follows them into a hidden layer of reality, but her rescue mission goes awry when she discovers that the demons feed on fear, they’re hunting her and they’re aiming to kill. Will she defeat them before they slay her and enslave her mother?

A quirky old guide teaches her how to locate and unleash her inner power, and while battling hallucinogenic mist, treacherous terrain, murderous earth spirits and self-doubt, she falls in love with Nick, a Warrior whose power is more than either of them can handle.

Ariel’s journey challenges her perception, tests her awareness and takes her deep into her heart and mind to confront, and ultimately transcend, her fear and anger.

There is a prequel entitled Run. It is Free right now. It is usually 99 cents.

Amazon US / Amazon UK

Smashwords / Scribd

Kobo / Apple US

Apple UK / Apple AU


Nick runs from the hidden realm of Diamond Peak to the ordinary world to try to forget his failed battle with Cogin, head of one of the Rasa demon clans. Will immersing himself in the distractions of our world exorcise the terrible memory, and will making a new life for himself away from the hidden realm free him from the attentions of the demons?

This urban fantasy short story is a prequel to ‘Lethal Inheritance’, my young adult contemporary fantasy novel .

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My Thoughts:

Lethal Inheritance was an action packed adventure fit for readers of any age! The book kept me turning pages to find out what happens.

It was unique. Ariel is woken from her sleep one night with the door being smashed in and her mother yelling run! Her mother gets taken by Demons. Ariel gets away but can't believe what she is seeing. She doesn't know what these things are but somehow the word Demon finds it's way to her subconscious.

She is unsure what to do and goes home to figure it out. Her she is attacked by yet another Demon and thinks she will die. At the last moment she is saved. When she wakes up the next morning, she is told that to get her mother back, she must go on a quest. The kicker is these Demons feed on fear and anger! How can you not feel fear or anger when dealing with scary beings that took your mother????

I liked the imagery. It was so easy to see what Ariel must have seen. I went thrugh the emotions with Ariel as well. Tahlia was wonderfully descriptive and I really liked that.  I liked the characters. I liked the story. I liked it all! :D

I really had a good time reading this story and I look forward to reading more from this talented author. This is the first of Tahlia's books that I've read but it won't be the last. 

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you Tahlia! :D  I thought it was wonderful.   

If you saw a big scary Demon would you be able to keep yourself from showing fear?

Now, who would like to win a copy of Lethal Inheritance for themselves?

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


  1. oh something new to add to my list.... i think it would depends on if i'm alone or if i've someone to protect, under my responsability. If i'm alone i would probably be terrified and with an expressive face it will be shown even if ididn't want to. Now i'm ve a tendency to be bad into taking care of myself but very protective of other so if it was to protect sometone i could be feeling a miryad of things instead of fear ( even if once alone i would get back to be terrified even after everything is solved^^;;)

    1. and since i forgot ^^;; thank you a lot for the free short story it will be a really great way to discover the universe and writing style of this new author for me and perhaps become addicted like you^^

    2. I was happy when I noticed that it was available on Smashwords. :-)

      I would probably pee my pants if I ever seen a Demon. I can't even watch Horror movies or read it. No way could I handle it in real life.

  2. Thanks so much for introducing us to the story and for the free one.

    1. For the introduction, you're welcome. :-)

      As for the freebie, that is all Tahlia's doing! I hope you enjoy it.

  3. +JMJ+

    My short answer to today's question, Brenda, is . . . NO. I would not be able to control my fear, although I suspect I'd have better luck with my anger.

    Two years ago, I was bitten by a dog. It had been friendly to me as a puppy, but it's owners didn't treat it very well (keeping it chained up literally 24/7) and it behaved accordingly. One day, I passed too close to it and it went for my leg. =(

    Since then, I've been a little nervous around strange dogs, even puppies! =( A dog could be totally socialised and gentle, but if it looks up at me, I tend to look away so that I don't "make it angry." I remember reading somewhere that if you're submissive to a dog in that way, it thinks it's the boss and may become aggressive, if it wasn't before--and that makes me even more nervous after I've looked away! (Talk about a self-fulfilling prophecy, aye?) And when I recall that line from Jerry Maguire that dogs (and bees) can smell fear, I get even nuttier. =S

    If that's me around dogs, imagine me around a demon! LOL!!! And I'm a huge dog person, too!

    1. Aww that is so sad. I can see how that would affect you though.

      As for seeing Demons, I think I would be worse than you. lol!

      Good thing this question is hypothetical!

    2. Dogs are one of the big fears that you see a lot of people have. I would believe they all trace back to some event where the person had a run in with a dog. You should never go up to a strange dog and should always ask an owner before approaching a dog. Those are the things taught in the 4H dog program. Basically, you have no idea what that dog has been through. My daughters dog is extremely protective, especially of my daughter and will go after anyone she sees as a threat to her. My daughter has to work with her all the time, because she uses her as her 4H Dog Project.

  4. I definitely wouldn't be able to not show fear. I am not a fan of horror movies etc. because my imagination can take me places I don't want to go. So, if I was face to face with something like that, I bet I would be paralyzed with fear or faint or something. However, I do think that if my kids were there that it would be a whole different story. I would do anything to protect my kids! I meant I kill spiders for them for goodness sakes!! LOL

  5. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the book. Honestly I didn't want to read it by just looking at the cover and reading the quick book blurb but seeing as you said it's a page turner and action packed I guess that changes things. Plus you also said that it has good imagery. Now I am wanting to read it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. This sounds like an interesting book, slightly unusual and not my typical read. I like the cover as well.

    1. Oh, and if I saw a big scary demon, I'd freak out. Fear is healthy sometimes, it can keep you alive. For instance, if a big scary demon comes at you, you feel fear, you run, you live. See? Fear is good in this instance.