Six Blog Tour - Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Six blog tour today. There is a review of the book, an excerpt and a giveaway for you all.
Sundancer #1
Rachel Robinson

Emmalina is an immortal darkling. A half human, half dark witch. Though she was born with all six emotions, she has arrived at her eighteenth birthday and all but one miserable emotion has fled her body.
The mission of the dark witches who control the new, darker world is simple—eradicate weakness. Weakness is summed up in one word. Emotion. Or, the six. Anger, fear, sadness, joy, surprise, and love. 
The dark witches want her. She wants something else more.
She wants six.

My Review
Emma is in danger of becoming just like the dark witches. She is losing all that makes her human. While she is only half human and dark witch she wants to get the six emotions back. All alone with only one emotion left she has to work on getting the others back. While the dark witches hunt her with the help of some new friends she slowly gets her human side back. With Finn she truly begins to feel more. The dark witches won't give up easily and Finn has to hold back from her. She will go through many things to stay human.

Emma is like an empty shell at first in some ways. She really only knows fear then anger. She has been sheltered all her life by her mother and only knows what her mom tells her. She is a likable character as she tries to not use her powers and tries to fit in. You can tell Finn makes her feel more even when she doesn't even realize it yet. Finn wants to protect all from the dark witches and has to keep his desires under control. There isn't many males around and he had to give up something to live. He seems like a jerk at first but the more you read about him it is just his way of trying to protect others and his self.

I have read many books about witches but none like this. Witches pretty much boil down to good ones who don't use their powers and can feel and evil ones who have no emotion and want to destroy ones who do have emotion. It is set in a time humans have pretty much become extinct.  Emma tries her best to get her emotions back and you see what life is like for both sides of witches. I love how she doesn't give up and even around new things she will not be talked about like she isn't there. She lets you know she is there.She has a lot of spunk and drive and for all she goes through it is a good thing. I kept hoping her and Finn would get together as they are perfect for each other. Many things keep them apart and I hated one thing Emma has happen to her. This book keeps you reading and holds your interest very well. You get to understand more as you read about what kind of place the world is now. I like most of the characters a few I didn't but anyone who reads won't like them either. I loved the ending and think the author did an excellent job on it. This is a fantastic original book I would recommend to any paranormal lover out there.

4 out of 5 Stars

Then, I see the specific memory—the one that haunts me. It is the memory that consumes my being with longing because I have been unable to attach an emotion to it. I feel as if I am in that memory at this moment.

“I’m going to get you Emmalina,” my mother says. I run so fast that my tiny heart is thumping rapidly. Sticky sweat surrounds my face and mats my hair at my hairline. My feet are bare and the gray haze is the lightest I ever remember it being. I look over my shoulder and laugh as I see her running after me. She has her hands stretched out toward me and her brown hair bounces as she runs. It is a dream in slow motion that I get to relive. The moment is perfect. Her smile is electric. Her voice is sweeter than any treat from the old world.

“You can’t catch me, Mommy!” My singsong child’s voice rings back at her. I want her to catch me. I want her hands tickling me. She grabs me and lifts me under my arms, and up over her head. I can touch the sky. I am flying. She spins around in a circle but I do not look around. I look at her smiling face. It is so cheerful, it is so perfect. It holds the same emotion that I feel in this moment.

We are complete. I am not empty.

The emotion rips me from the inside. “I feel joy,” I tell Finn as I throw my head back laughing at the sky. The emotion tears through me more powerful than anything else, filling me with purpose. I am elated, delighted, I feel contentment and relief. Excitement courses through my veins more powerful than dark magic. It is incomparable. I splash the water at my sides and giggle because I want to, not because I think it prudent. I am so happy I remember her—thankful Finn has forced this from me in his own way. I jump toward him and he catches me under my arms.
He lifts me above his head and I feel like I am floating on a cloud in an alternate universe. He spins in one slow circle. I gaze down at him knowing this is what my mother wants for me. I vow to make her sacrifice worth it.
Finn laughs loudly—a hearty, meaningful laugh. We revel in this perfect moment together just Finn and I and our joyful laughter.
I know then that his laugh is the only sound I like more than my own heartbeat.

Tour Schedule:

11/18 - A Book Obsession - Spotlight
11/19 - 
RhiReading - Excerpt
11/20 - 
[Insert Clever Quip Here] - Spotlight
11/21 - 
Literary Meanderings - Interview
11/22 - 
Urban Fantasy Land - Excerpt
11/23 - 
Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my! - Interview
11/24 - 
Mad Hatter Reads - Excerpt
11/25 - 
Flutters and Flails - Review
11/26 - 
Romancing the Readers - Excerpt
11/27 - 
Miriam Smith - Spotlight
11/28 - 
Book Chick City - Spotlight
11/29 - 
Books by Steph - Review
11/30 - 
The Reading Obsession - Interview
12/1 - - Interview & Review
12/2 - 
Chelle's Blue and Sparkly Corner - Spotlight
12/3 - 
Racing to Read - Review
12/4 - 
Fade Into Fantasy - Interview
12/5 - 
What I'm Reading - Excerpt
12/6 - 
Cassandra Lost in Books - Spotlight & Review
12/6 - 
Hot Off the Shelves - Review

Rachel grew up in a small, quiet town full of loud talkers. Her words were always only loud on paper. She has been writing stories and creating characters for as long as she can remember. After living on the west coast for many years she recently moved to Virginia Beach, VA.Escaped is her first Paranormal Romance novel. You can find her over at The Mean Girl Diaries writing non-fiction of the satirical sort.

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