Monday, July 29, 2013

Blog Tour: Ice Rose by Alison Neuman

Welcome to my stop on the Ice Rose Blog Tour
hosted by Virtual Book Tours.

Blurb:

An explosion at Christopher Morris' recording studio leaves his teenage daughter Elissa's life in turmoil with Christopher missing, and Elissa's mobility taken away; even worse, it exposes her parents' lives as secret agents. No longer able to fit into her old world, Elissa embarks on a journey far away from the rock star daughter and dancer existence she knew. Acceptance to Madisyn Academy takes her out of her comfort zone and into danger - into the relentless world of the Sunglass Man, a stalker and a link to her dad's mission.

At Madisyn Academy, Elissa trains to be a secret agent in spite of prejudicial issues over use of her wheel chair, and learns to trust her intuition and believe in her abilities. As an active agent, she completes challenges, falling for fellow student Benjamin along the way. With her new canine sidekick, Morocco, she exposes the danger of her dad's mission and fights to unlock the truth about the mysterious software called Ice Rose. Elissa soon finds herself picking up in her dad's place, needing to complete the mission in order to stop The Northern Elimination Retaliation Deployment (NERD) from taking power. She just hopes she does not lose Benjamin or her missing dad along the way.

Cindy's Review:
The plot of this book just hit really close to home. ;) Not that I'm a spy and a celebrity or anything. But yannoe, those daydreams. Haha. I really love love love, like lurve spy things. Like books, movies, dramas. CIA, M16, etc. Yeah. It's just me. Secret agents. No CSI though. Can't deal with blood. Like at all. Not that I faint or anything. But I just don't like gore stuff. Yeah. 

And I also daydream about celebrities. LOL. Not rock stars. Cuz I'm not in that era. Especially when the rock stars have like a family and children. Except Adam Levine. Maybe. I'm more in the kpop business. That's what I daydream about.

SEE? SO THIS BOOK? PERFECTO. Except.....it doesn't tell the story of a spy and a celebrity. Well. Not really. It tells the story of the spy and celebrity's daughter. I'll enjoy that too. 

When her father disappeared, Elissa is determined to find her father, believing he is not dead. It wasn't until now till she was let on the secret who her parents really are. Spies. Wanting to rescue to her father, Elissa decides to join the spy academy her parents also went to. Of course, there's competition. Elissa made some friends. She made some enemies. She found a crush. :DDDDD Yeah. Benjamin <3 He's sounds cute tho. And he's nice.

Oh yeah. The most important fact? Elisa's crippled. She's lost the ability to use her legs. That kinda sucks, but Benjamin still likes her, soooo.....yeah. Haha. 

Overall, this was a really fun read about Elissa saving her dad and all. I enjoy the romance scenes. ;D And I just love spies. So. So much. Gallagher girl all the way! 

I rate this an 8~

Author Bio:
Alison Neuman lives in Alberta, Canada where she is a freelance writer and lyricist. Nearing the end of her studies for the Bachelor of Applied Communications Degree program at Grant MacEwan College, she was inspired to complete the first draft of  Ice Rose. The pace of secret agent books and movies gave her an unlimited playground for  imagination. Music and performing are passions she was able to bring into her writing and build into her  characters. Alison’s writing has appeared in “MacEwan Today”, “Westword”, and the  “Edmonton Journal” along with three tracks  on the CD release Outside The Window. Cowriting the screenplay adaptation of the  book Whale Songwith author Cheryl Kaye Tardif exposed her to the world of screenwriting, which she hopes to continue to examine further in the future. Alison also has been writing shorter pieces of non-fiction, one entitled Establishing Roots, that earned a top ten ranking in the Edmonton Stories contest. This past spring she was a winner in The Expressions of Hunger Contest in the Emotional Poetry category. Her piece Undeniable Craving was on display in June and July in various artistic locations across the city of Edmonton.  She has completed a final edit of her memoir “Searching For Normal” and is currently writing her next young adult manuscript. When not writing creatively, Alison  is editing or writing for her business, Sandy Tree Communications.

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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting :) Great interview!

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  2. A lonely flower.

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  3. Thanks for sharing Ice Rose and the giveaway. Ice Rose is calling my name. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  4. Very cool post and thanks for giveaway! Pit Crew

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