Sunset Rising Giveaway and Author Interview!

I am excited to share with everyone my first blog-sponspored author interview and giveaway!  Working with Kaitlin has been a lot of fun.  I hope you can check out her blog, Reading is My Treasure, and my interview and give us both a shout-out about the giveaway.  And for anyone interested in Book 2, I gave her the scoop!



Sunset Rising: Favorite book of 2012 for Alicia!

Alicia Batista‘s review

Mar 29, 13

bookshelves: to-reada-must-readactionadventure,amazingdystopiafav-sr2ryoung-adultpost-apocalypse

I own a copy


I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Everything you are about to read is my full and honest opinion about the book!

This Book was AMAZING! Unlike ANYTHING I have EVER read! I enjoyed this book thoroughly and am eagerly awaiting the sequel! The writer has done a remarkable job with the descriptive writing and the plot was out of this world AMAZING! I look forward to more of her books in the future! She is definitely up there on my top favorite list of authors! 🙂

The Plot:

Past Time: Year 2024

The World has crumbled! In the year of 2024, World War III has begun! Fighting for survival and searching for any signs of hope, a innocent group of survivors seek refuge with the Bio-Dome Government! But all is not as it seems! They have to pay a very high price for admission! They have signed over their lives and their unborn children’s lives and all their other children to come after that! They had to sign a treaty agreeing to become slaves for the Bio-Dome Government and in exchange they were to be granted shelter and protection from the outside world and whatever food they were offered! They are living and breathing, but they are pretty much dead inside, and you could say they just sold their soul to the devil!

Present Time: Year 2307

283 years later Sunny O’Donnell is born into slavery. Forced to do what she’s told, when she’s told, if she wants to live to see another day! The citizens are subject to the cruel cruelty from the corrupt government called the Bourge! They are forced to do hard labor, while suffering from being beaten from the government! They are hardly given enough food and water to survive and are ALL killed off at the age of 35 prevent overpopulation! And to make matters worse the women are considered play toys and men and women in slavery will be beaten or killed for any reason the government sees fit! Things are not good for Sunny and the other citizens of the Bio-Dome and their in NO sign of hope! That is until Sunny ignited a uprising she did realize she was starting until it was too late!

Now tricked into a marriage and on the run from the Bio-government with her husband in tow and marked as a traitor, Sunny must figure out how to fix things before she is caught and put to death and made an example out of!

Doesn’t that sound AMAZING??? Yeah, I know it was! 🙂 This book is my one of favorite books of 2012!

So Overall I give this book an EASY 5 stars!

This page-turner is a must-read! 5 Star Review for Sunset Rising

Kerry‘s review

Nov 04, 12

bookshelves: paromanceyoung-adult

Read in October, 2012

Wow! What an amazing book! I couldn’t put this book down. As global nuclear war devastates earth, a large group of civilians storm a bio-dome that has been previously prepared for military and government officials. The Dome wasn’t large enough to handle the additional people so the civilians are reluctantly forced to become mining slaves to purchase a place inside. Two hundred and seventy three years have passed when we meet Sunny, a “pit” slave. Life is brutal for her and the other slaves. They are regularly beaten and abused by the “Domers” and “culled” or exterminated when they turn 35 years old. Through a surprising turn of events, Sunny’s destiny becomes intertwined with a Domer, Jack Kenner, who is different. They challenge their beliefs and the governmental system as they run for their lives.

I am shocked this is this author’s first book. It is excellently written, fast-paced, and loads of fun. I highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys post-apocalyptic fiction. It reminded me of Jeanne DuPrau’s The City of Ember, but even better! I would rank this book up among some of my other favorites in this genre, such as Suzanne Collin’s works, (such as The Hunger Games and Gregor the Overlander) and Neal Shusterman’s Unwind.

This page-turner is a must-read!

Better than the Hunger Games? Selina’s 5 star Review for Sunset Rising!

Selina Liaw‘s review

Mar 31, 2013

This book made my day.

I can’t believe I’m saying this but Sunset Rising is SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE HUNGER GAMES!!
Sorry, Katniss! But Sunny is So much better than you.
Sorry to all the Hunger Games fans but Sunset Rising surpasses my expectation.
Sunset Rising is a rollercoaster ride with a terrifying drop at the end. A beautiful love story filled with danger and horror.
The Greatest Book I’ve Ever Read.Sincerely,
P.S. Can’t wait for the second book. The suspense is KILLING ME. 🙂
See the review on Selina’s blog here, and while you’re there check out her other reviews!