Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Unbounded Series: The Change (Bk 1) Blog Tour and Giveaway with Teyla Branton

The Change (Unbounded Book 1)
By Teyla Branton
Publisher: White Star Press
Published: November 29, 2013

Amazon Synopsis:

There are only two ways to kill Unbounded, and fire isn’t one of them—as law school dropout Erin Radkey learns the hard way. By fluke of a recessive gene, she has become Unbounded, a nearly immortal being with paranormal abilities. 

Erin’s Change separates her from her loved ones and alters everything she believes to be true. A week earlier she was considering a marriage proposal; now she contemplates the best way to stay alive. Caught in a battle between two Unbounded groups, the Emporium and the Renegades, she is also hunted by a secret mortal society sworn to eradicate the Unbounded gene. 

As Erin plunges into this dangerous new life, she must carve out her own place in the madness, protect her mortal family, and decide which group she should join. Her unique ability is vital to both groups in the race to secure an identification software that spells death for all Unbounded—or enslavement for the entire mortal world. Some will stop at nothing to use Erin as one more pawn in a battle that has spanned centuries. Erin’s 
undeniable attraction to Ritter Langton, whose family was massacred by opposing Unbounded two hundred and forty years ago, complicates her choices. There are no second chances. Death, life, or love—Unbounded always play for keeps. 

Non-stop action, terrifying consequences, and powerful romance make The Change an exciting addition to the world of romantic urban fantasy.

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My Thoughts:

Erin Radkey hovers between life and death after a horrific car accident and fire when she is spirited away and another body is left in her place. The Renegades have taken her away because they have discovered that she is one of the Unbounded. She has one of the genes that allows her body to heal itself and age so slowly that she almost seems immortal.

Life used to be simple. Now Erin has been ripped away from the family she loves and pulled into  a war she never knew existed. The Renegades battle with the Emporium, Unbounded who want to be in control of all those with the Unbounded gene, Both of these factions defend themselves against the Hunters, mortals that want to rid the world of all Unbounded and will do anything to stop them.

The Change had so many plot twists it almost had my head spinning. It was a very enjoyable romantic suspense novel. The plot twists were not outlandish, they made sense, they could have happened the way the author laid them out.

I found the gifts the Unbounded had because of special gene interesting too. What an advantage that would be. Some of them seemed like super powers in a sense. Kind of makes you wonder where the gene really came from originally - aliens or natural mutation? Maybe we'll find out in future sequels.

The romantic aspects of this novel were enjoyable also. They were a little racy, but still clean. Very well done. Profanity has been kept to a minimum  in this book as well. Thank you Ms. Branaton!

I thought the character development was well done. We got to know Erin quite well in this novel. We've had an opportunity to see her a wide variety of her emotions. Her character has depth. I particularly enjoyed her reactions to the twists and turns in the plots as these often involved her emotional reactions to the situation.

The Change is a very rapidly paced novel with a ton of action. Romantic suspense fans and fans of action novels alike should enjoy this novel. I particularly liked the plot. It was unique and intriguing. I would definitely read more books in this series. I gave The Change 5 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the author for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

Teyla Rachel Branton grew up avidly reading science fiction and fantasy and watching Star Trek reruns with her large family. They lived on a little farm where she loved to visit the cow and collect (and juggle) the eggs, usually making it back to the house with most of them intact. On that same farm she once owned thirty-three gerbils and eighteen cats, not a good mix, as it turns out.

Teyla always had her nose in a book and daydreamed about someday creating her own worlds. She is now married, mostly grown up, and has seven kids, including a one-year-old, so life at her house can be very interesting (and loud), but writing keeps her sane. She thrives on the energy and daily amusement offered by her children, the semi-ordered chaos giving her a constant source of writing material. Grabbing any snatch of free time from her hectic life, Teyla writes novels, often with a child on her lap. She warns her children that if they don’t behave, they just might find themselves in her next book! She’s been known to wear pajamas all day when working on a deadline, and is often distracted enough to burn dinner. (Okay, pretty much 90% of the time.) A sign on her office door reads: ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. WRITER AT WORK.

She loves writing fiction and traveling, and she hopes to write and travel a lot more. She also loves shooting guns, martial arts, and belly dancing. She has worked in the publishing business for over twenty years

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