For What It's Worth

Thursday, April 19, 2012

SHINE Pre-Release Party - Giveaways & my thoughts!

In this dramatic conclusion to the Shade trilogy, Aura and Zachary’s relationship sizzles as the secrets of the Shift are revealed.
Life can change in an instant, and no one understands that better than Aura. It’s been almost a year since her boyfriend tragically died. She’s finally letting go of Logan’s violet-hued ghost, but not her search to uncover the truth about her past.
As the first in a generation that can see ghosts, Aura is convinced she has a connection to the Shift. She’s trusted Zachary, ever patient and ever by her side, with all that she knows. But when the government threatens his life in an attempt to learn Aura’s secrets, she will stop at nothing to protect herself and the one she loves...even if that means betraying her own heart. ~ goodreads

My (non-spoilery) thoughts:

Shine, the conclusion to the Shade trilogy, will leave your heart breaking one moment and have your heart soaring in the next.
Your questions will be answered, and your heart will melt when fans get their long awaited castle scene.
As a rabid Logan fan I was so happy with his overwhelming presence throughout this book. Jeri handled Logan's journey in a way that had me in tears but left me completely happy & satisfied.
There are a few new characters to love and some surprising twists to old relationships. O_O
I would be remiss if I didn't mention Dylan. That boy almost stole the show! I do believe he needs his own book or maybe a novella!
Definitely a satisfying conclusion for fans of the series!

Source: Copy provided by the author.

Now it's time to party!!

There are less than 12 days left before SHINE – the third and LAST book of the Shade Trilogy by Jeri Smith-Ready makes it way into the world and the Kilt and Keeley website (of which I’m an administrator with the lovely girls from Fictitious Delicious, Brooke Reports and What’s On the Bookshelf) are having a month long party to celebrate.

You can join in the the fun by stopping by every day for Shade/Shift/Shine themed discussions or enter one of the two BIG giveaways!

First up is the SHINE Preorder Giveaway! If you preorder (or already have preordered) Shine then enter right HERE. EVERY pre-order will receive an exclusive ZOGAN trading card!

Then you will be entered into the BIG giveaway. The more pre-orders they receive the bigger the prize pack gets!

If you want to help spread the word about the giveaway and win some pretty swanky Team Kilt merchandise then go right HERE for for the Help us SHINE Giveaway. Everyone can join in this giveaway! If you can blog/tweet/Facebook or Google you can enter!

Aaaaand last but certainly not least - Jeri is planning a HUGE SHINE birthday celebration dedicated to ALL the fans! Check out her blog for all the details events & awesome giveaways that she has planned.

Get ready to SHINE on May 1st!


  1. I think you're on to something there with Dylan. I'm sure you've mentioned this to Jeri :)

    I just pre-ordered Shine today...I almost forgot to order it! Oops.

  2. I have to go out and check out what the party is all about :)

  3. Brilliantly put, Karen. This series has been such an amazing experience.

    I concur about Dylan. The boy needs a book!

    The PreRelease Giveaway has been so fun to watch. You ladies are great!

  4. That's the nice thing aboiut stories with spare awesome characters (like Dylan)--if you don't get enough of them in the story proper, there's always a shot at a marvelous spin-off story or novella. Case in point, our favorite gambler from the Disillusionists trilogy. :-)