Review & Giveaway of Intrinsical & Eternal Starling

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
And they're both SIGNED! Let's talk about two amazing debut books. Intrinsical by Lani Woodland and Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett. I had the opportunity to meet both authors at LTUE in Orem, UT this year, when we presented on a panel together. We went out to Rumbi Island Grill for dinner after and became instant friends. We all traded books for giveaways. So you have a chance to win both here, and Witch Song and one of their books on Lani's blog or Angela's blog.

Intrinsical by Lani Woodland.

Intrinsical (The Yara Silva Trilogy, #1) From Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Yara Silva has always known that ghosts walk alongside the living. Her grandma, like the other females in her family, is a Waker, someone who can see and communicate with ghosts. Yara grew up watching her grandmother taunted and scorned for this unusual ability and doesn't want that to be her future. She has been dreading the day when she too would see ghosts, and is relieved that the usually dominant Waker gene seems to have skipped her, letting her live a normal teenage life. However, all that changes for Yara on her first day at her elite boarding school when she discovers the gene was only lying dormant. She witnesses a dark mist attack Brent, a handsome fellow student, and rushes to his rescue. Her act of heroism draws the mist's attention, and the dark spirit begins stalking her. Yara finds herself entrenched in a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening not only her life, but the lives of her closest friends as well. Yara soon realizes that the past she was trying to put behind her isn't going to go quietly.

My review: Equal parts mystery, ghost story, and romance, Intrinsical delivers a wicked twist that will leave you racing towards the conclusion. The mystery will keep you guessing to the very satisfying end--yay for no cliffhangers! I loved the romance between Brent and Yara--no insta love here. She's attracted to him, but isn't even sure she likes him at the beginning. Their relationship starts as a slow burn that stutters at times, as a realistic relationship does, until the end when Lani fans it to full on flames.

  Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett
Eternal Starling (Emblem of Eternity, #1)A love so strong, even eternity can’t separate them.

Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang. All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men.

For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie—but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she’s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society—the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance—the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn’t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren’t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war.
My review: Oh the kissing. The delicious, fan your face kissing. I loved Evie. She's confident about her curves and has no fear about eating ice cream or pizza. And she drives a classic mustang! Hello! These two guys have been fighting over her for centuries, and they love her curves as much as she does. Plus their both hot beyond words. I kinda want to be Evie. Wouldn't you? 
I have a hardcopy of both books to give away. Honestly, I'm kinda tired of the "follow me!" option for contests. I think you should follow me because I'm awesome and so are my books, not because you want to win something. 
So surprise me. You could do something as simple as share the contest on twitter or facebook (or, you know, follow me), or something as complex as creating a trailer. Or, I don't know, buy the book. Or you could follow Lani and Angela's blog, or add their books to Goodreads. I really don't care what you do, as long as it's something.

Then tell me how many points you think you deserve for your effort (If I think you're being realistic, I'll agree.)

And don't forget to head over to their blogs to win a copy of Witch Song and either Intrinsical or Eternal starling.


  1. Katy S said...:

    Heyla - I have your blog sitting on my home page, so I can see your latest posts easily. I'm also gonna share this on Facebook. I see you have a Networked Blogs thing, so I'll go join that. So, I dunno, 4 points? I don't Twitter ... sorry! katy (dot) sozaeva (at) gmail (dot) com

  1. Katy S said...:

    Ooh, I see I'm also under your "blog stalkers" AND there's a Google + button, so 6 points? Is that fair? :-) Whatever seems fair to you. Thanks for the opportunity

  1. Have Angela's book signed from her launch party. Would love the other book. Following you is fun I've learned so much about how little authors actually make :0(

  1. Jenna D. said...:

    I agree with you about the whole "follow me because you like me and my posts/writing, not because I'm giving something away"... But I still follow you in all ways and I RT'd your giveaway post on Twitter, so if that gives me 2 or more points, so be it. :) You be the judge.

    Great job with the blog, and the writing! You're a fabulous author!

    Jenna @ Making the Grade

    (follow you by email at

  1. Dana said...:

    I was already following your blog lol! I am following on twitte @Danasquare and I tweeted about the giveaway and I follow you by email

  1. Hannah said...:

    Amber, thanks for the awesome giveaway! I've been following you via Google Reader so I never officially followed your blog. So now I am. You can find me as Inky. I also notice you have a short story on here so I read it. Very interesting. :D I also fanned you, Lani and Angela on Goodreads.

    So Follow via GFC + Read Short Story + Fan You + Fan Lani + Fan Angela = 9 pts?


  1. Erica said...:

    I would LOVE to enter! I follow all 3 of your blogs and follow on twitter and added all three of your books and bought your book the other day, so I don't really know how many points that's worth. Maybe 7?

  1. Unknown said...:

    I'm going to say 5. I like you all and follow you all and just love books!

  1. Veray said...:

    I follow all of you already on face book and tweeted about all three books so I think I deserve 6 points. I really would love to have either of the books they are both great and to have autographs would make them even better.

  1. You may give me as many points as you like as long as I get at least one. ;) I already follow your blog.

    I already have Intrinsical and the next book in that series, but I would love to have Eternal Starling. I do like fan your face kissing... so I know that is for me! I also love that she is a confident female. YES!

  1. I follow your blog (+1), both of the other authors' blogs (+2), all three of your Twitters (+3), I tweeted about this contest (+2) and I commented here (+1). That makes... 8. I think I should get 8 entries. Thank you so much for having this giveaway! These books look so amazing!! :)

  1. Christina said...:

    Tweeted about the contest (+2):!/Reader_Fictions/status/187723412830031873

    Added all three books to Goodreads (+3)

    cynicalsapphire at gmail dot com

    P.S. I totally agree with you on the forced follow thing; I would follow because I respect that, but I tend to only follow author blogs once I've read their books. I'm weird.

  1. HEY!! Well I already follow you on twitter and facebook! And I follow Angela as well! Thank goodness for the YA scavenger hunt because I found so many new authors like yourself! And I'll have to start following Lani too! They're books look amazing! I'd love to read them!! Thanks. Danielle! :) 2 points?

  1. HEY!! Well I already follow you on twitter and facebook! And I follow Angela as well! Thank goodness for the YA scavenger hunt because I found so many new authors like yourself! And I'll have to start following Lani too! They're books look amazing! I'd love to read them!! Thanks. Danielle! :) 2 points?

  1. Precious said...:

    Please include me if this is open internationally!

    Okay, so I'm already following you (been following you for a year now I think)!

    +1 already a follower of this awesome blog
    +1 tweeted -!/precious_shusky/status/187754220169080832
    +1 follow Angela Corbett's blog
    +1 follow Lani Woodland's blog

    Thank you!

    precious_shusky at yahoo dot com

  1. Gabbie said...:

    This is the weridest kind of points system. Sounds fun though. Lets see:

    I follow all 3 of you lovely authors on twitter and your blogs plus I have all your books added on Goodreads. And this was all done prior to the giveaway, So maybe 6 points.

    Lol What do I get for owning 2 copies of Witch Song :)



  1. ansindt said...:

    I am not a twitter person...but I am excited to read Witch Song. I am a new follower so I should get 1 measly point.

  1. Krisz said...:

    I follow your blog by GFC (+1), Networked Blogs (+1), and by Email (+1). I follow you on Twitter (+1), liked your page on Facebook (+1), Twitted about the Giveaway here!/kitt_en/status/187775859262898176 (+2), gave g +1 to the post and I already had "Wich Song" added on Goodreads (+1). Also I posted an amazing interview with you on my blog a few months ago, because I loved your blog since I so the cover and read the description. Does that count?
    I also follow on GFC, Twitter, added their books on Goodreads an liked on Facebook Angela's and Lani's pages (+4).
    That would made 12 points. I don't know if I diserve as many points I suggested in the parenthesis, but I would really love to win "Witch song" or Intrinsical - I already read "Eternal Starling" and I liked it so much!

  1. Krisz said...:

    *because I loved your book since I discovered the cover and read the description - sorry for my mistakes!

  1. Krisz said...: - my email

  1. Well, I am one of your dedicated blog stalkers :) (black-rose999)
    As well as Lani Woodland's and Angela Corbett's
    Um... I tweeted...!/FarPastMidnight/status/187794639053533184
    All three books (Eternal Starling, Intrinsical and Witch Song on are my to-read list on Goodreads...
    What else... Point for being awesome :) hahaha.
    I think 7 points?

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway

  1. Diana said...:

    Hi, Amber!
    I shared about your giveaways on my Facebook book page:
    I also follow Lani and Angela's blogs and have their books on Goodreads. And yours too!

  1. I followed all three of your blogs (Lexie@BookBug)
    I added each book to my Goodreads TBR list (Lexie Hogan)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  1. I reviewed your book as Krystal Carson on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble...also bought a copy after winning one to give to my sister.
    GFC Krystal Larson
    Networked blogs: Lindsay Ann
    Facebook:Lindsay Ann
    Twitter Icecream1891
    Follow you on Goodreads as Krystal Carson. I am definitely following you because your books are awesome! edysicecreamlover18@GmailDOTcom

  1. Jenna D. said...:

    Haha! Look at that, it's turned into a "follower" contest anyway. ;) If that's the case, I need more than 2 entries, please! ;)

  1. to be honest? i havent heard of you and so many other authors before the YASH yes i follow you since then on twitter @schmoity and we follow your blog im still trying to catch up with some amazing books and yours is on my list... i follow people because they catched my interest and not just because of a competition and im amazed how lots of you are with replying to fans and that shows us we are as important to you as you are for us

    I hope to see more of your work in future and im fast enough to catch up :)

  1. Kris said...:


    I tweeted about the giveaway. My username is @RandomKraziness

    I follow you on twitter and your blog. :)

    And I added your book, plus the two giveaways on my To-Read list on Goodreads.

    So... 3 pts? pretty please? :)

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