I’m super excited to be part of Brenda’s fabulous blog tour! Onyx is book three in the Talisman series.
Her words sent chills up my spine as she vanished.
Unrest stirs deep in Scotts Valley. Filled with uncertainty, Julia anxiously awaits Nicholas’ return. Phil, hurt and unsure of his place as a sober vampire, holds the pieces of Julia’s fragile psyche together, secretly hoping Nicholas stays away forever. Scarlett bides her time, plotting for the perfect moment to prove herself and earn redemption. But somewhere in L.A., Alora conspires to reclaim her talisman and strip Julia of everything she holds dear.
Little do they know, a war is coming and more than one vampire would like to see the Prince of Vampires overthrown. As more and more vampires show up from nowhere, addicted to her scent, Julia must pick her allies carefully before it’s too late. Can Julia bargain with fate? When the time comes, will she even have a choice? Find out how it all ends in this explosive grand finale of The Talisman Trilogy.
Onyx was a great end to a great series. Brenda took the beloved characters to a whole new level. There were times where I laughed, there where times when I felt like throwing the book against the wall, but overall, it was a wonderfully told story. Brenda wrote a world and characters that stay with you long after the last page is done. I’m sad to see the series end, but I like that Brenda ended it. Its that bittersweet feeling of finally having your questions answered, and saying goodbye to characters you adore. I was so emotional about this, I had to write a letter to my favorite character (well one of them).
I remember when we met in the woods for the first time. How I had no idea you were anything but a handsome stranger. I remember that time we had a picnic by the water, and you were so considerate and sweet. I remember the time we talked, and laughed, and just walked. I remember the time you became evil and cruel, but that didn’t matter, because you were still wonderful and you loved Julia despite everything.
You, my dearest Nicholas, are a wonderful man, full of love and compassion. Yet, you’re more than that. You’re like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but a hotter, manlier version. I’m sorry if I’m making you blush, but since this is a goodbye letter, I feel like I must speak my mind. Yes, my darling, we have to say goodbye. I know, I know its going to be hard, but it’s something that we must do.
I wish you well my dearest Nicholas. I hope you never change. I hope you live your life as a happy man. Maybe one day, we’ll meet again, between the pages of a book. Be well Nicholas, and I’ll sing myself to sleep to the words you wrote in that song.
All my love,
Your faithful supporter Valia
Its a sad sad day when we say goodbye! But wait, the tour is not over yet! Hop over to the next stop tomorrow and see what awesomeness is going on there!
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Much love and happy reading, Valia