Saturday, March 1, 2014

Blog Tour Stop: Semblance (The Midnight Society #1) by Logan Patricks

Whoever said money couldn't buy happiness has never starved a day in their lives.

My name is Aria Valencia, a third year classical music student at the university, and I was down to my last dollar. Some nights, I seriously considered working at the rippers just to make ends meet, but the thought of my dad's spirit--God rest his soul--scowling at me while I danced up on some drooling degenerate was enough to turn me off the idea completely.

And then one night, chance came knocking on my door under the guise of the Midnight Society, a secret cabal comprised of the most wealthy and influential souls this side of the Universe. Their leader was a man named Shadow, who was equally enigmatic as he was gorgeous and, for some mystifying reason, had his dark brooding eyes focused on me.

Seduced by the promises of fame and fortune in exchange for a seemingly innocent request, I soon found myself drawn into a provocative world filled with both vast riches and unending lies and it didn't take long for me to realize what being a part of the Midnight Society actually entailed: shiny things, sensual romance, and dead bodies.

Being with Shadow came with a terrible price, one that I wasn't willing to pay. There's a dark side to every love story, and this one was mine.
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Karmen's Review of Semblance (The Midnight Society #1)
4 Stars out of 5

I don't know where to start with this review. This book was so mysterious, thrilling, twisted and a real page-turner! I couldn't put this down, till the very end. And THE END of this book...oh my!

Aria, a struggling music student, just trying to make ends meet, comes across a "too-good, to be true" opportunity. And in one night, it changes her entire life. While I was reading this, I kept thinking--"What would I do? Do I just go for it? Is it really that easy?" And honestly, I think I would of I was in Aria's position. 

Needless to say, this opportunity that lands on Aria's lap is from the Midnight Society, a secret "club" that has the most wealthiest members.  I loved how you don't quite know exactly who this club is or what they really do. It keeps you guessing while reading it. And I love Aria's take on it--she is such a typical college girl, just wanting to get by in life and do the right thing. She said what was on her mind.

This one night of opportunity, turns into a life changing chain of events. Not only does she meet Shadow, a broken (and very mysterious) beautiful man, who changes her life, but she starts to live in a whole new world, where everything is handed to her.  I can't (I won't!) go in details of what happens, you just have to trust me and read it. Semblance takes you on a wild, mysterious ride with plenty of surprises. Again, the end blew my mind. I could not believe the Author went there! 

It does have a bit of a cliffhanger (which I am NOT a fan of), but it was a doable. It answered a little of my questions, but there is still so much more to learn.  I cannot wait till book 2 comes out! 

His presence cast a hush throughout the gardens. Shadow strolled towards the three women on their knees, stalking them with an animalistic grace. 

He was ominous, yet electrifying and I found myself trembling just standing in the same vicinity as he was. 

“Your bride awaits you Shadow,” Calisto said to her brother. I glanced around and noticed that everyone had their head bowed in reverence of this man. It was disconcerting and this made me panic. This had to be a cult; there was no other logical explanation in my mind. Any second now, this Shadow fellow was going to pass out the Kool-Aid and we were all going to drink it and die. 

There was still time for me to flee. I could pretend to use the bathroom and then sneak out the window or something. I had no idea where on the map this estate was, but that didn’t matter. I needed to escape and I could figure the rest out later. I looked around to see if anyone else was watching me. 

Damn it, indeed someone was. Calisto’s eyes were deadlocked onto me. I panicked and almost let loose a scream, but managed to contain myself. Thank God for the mask I was wearing, which hid the expressions on my face. Calisto smiled and winked at me, which I thought was a bizarre thing to do. I had no idea what was happening or what to expect, but I desperately wanted to be away from here.

About the Author
Logan discovered both love and heartbreak at the tender age of seven, when the pretty little blue-eyed girl next door stole his Kit-Kat bar and shared it with the bad boy from across the street. Devastated, Logan found solace by escaping into imaginary worlds he forged with words, creating kingdoms where the chivalrous knight always got the princess. 

Twenty three years later Logan spends his days in a suit and tie, working for the government on matters of network security. However his thoughts never strayed too far from the incendiary nature of love — the passionate fire that’s both scintillating and dangerous. Obsessed with exploring the steamy and mysterious side of human nature, Logan continues to create worlds filled with thrills, mystery, and of course, sex. 

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