Blog Tour: Release by M.R. Merrick *Review, Giveaway, & Guest Post with Chase & Rayna*

Posted January 10, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway / 2 Comments

Release by M.R. Merrick
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Also by this author: Exiled, Shift
Release by M.R. Merrick
Published: December 8, 2012
After uniting the shifters and calling in reinforcements, Chase has to face his toughest challenge yet: learning to control his emotions. But as tensions rise and his powers grow, controlling his emotions becomes the least of his problems.

Terrorized by a multi-shifter who is hell-bent on turning him, Chase questions just how far he’s willing to go to stop his father. Meanwhile, Tiki’s virtuous nature has placed him in the middle of Vincent’s past, leaving Chase to oppose a senate of vampires and defend a demon he hates.

Trying to balance his friends, his enemies, and his inner demons, Chase is left searching for answers about the Mark, his destiny, and where he can find the next soul piece. Stopping Riley is his top priority, but as more obstacles arise, he finds himself doubting all the decisions he’s made – especially regarding Rayna.

One thing is for certain: Chase has finally realized that he doesn’t know anything. The light doesn’t always quell the darkness, the monsters don’t always stay in the shadows, and the past doesn’t always stay in the past – sometimes, the demons inside are the hardest to fight.

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Merrick likes to toy with my feelings and make me a wreck of emotions by the end of the book.

This is by far my favorite in the series.  There is so much brutal honesty when it comes to Chase’s thought process.  He realizes some flaws about himself, and tries his hardest to fix them.  He understands that he’s hot headed, and acts on his emotions. My only complaint is he feels like he needs to blame himself for so much.  Things probably wouldn’t have changed had things gone differently, and he needs to understand this.  We don’t see a lot of Rayna.  Chase does most of his traveling with Tiki & Vincent. 

Vincent is a whole topic by himself.  I’ve never been a big fan of his.  He’s selfish and honestly, he’s kind of an ass.  This book did have me questioning all my feelings toward him. I won’t forget that he can be a complete monster.  But some events bring to light a totally different Vincent.  One that is compassionate, and knows what love is.  So, now my feelings of him are kind of mixed. 

Release is a very emotional book.  It takes you from rage to tears, and everything in between.  It’s fast-paced.  I read it in less than a day. I couldn’t put it down, at all.  It went everywhere with me.  You will need tissue! Just saying, don’t say I didn’t warn you. I can’t wait for the next installment.  I need to know what happens!

If you haven’t read this series, seriously pick it up NOW!  You won’t regret it. Not even a little bit.  Unless of course you’re a big ball of emotions by the end. 😛

Today we have Chase and Rayna here to discuss their favorite movies.  You know since they have all the time in the world to watch movies. 😛



1. Inception – This movie had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, and the end left questions burning in my mind. It was a solid mind warp and I loved it.
2. The Warrior – Putting the wicked fighting aside, this movie had a great story that was completely unexpected for me. Although it didn’t end quite the way I wanted it to, if I survive the next few months, I’ll watch it again.
3. Van Helsing – Legendary Mythical Demon Slayer. ‘nough said.

 Hmmm if we’re talking the newer version of Van Helsing, I’m definitely down with that. Love me some Hugh Jackman. 😉 Or maybe I just like Demon Hunters. 😛


1. Underworld – I love this movie because Selene is one badass heroine. She doesn’t take crap from anyone and she isn’t afraid to think for herself. That’s my kind of girl.
2. The Blair Witch Project – I’m a huge fan of horror movies. This is one of my favorites, not only because it’s scary, but because I made Marcus watch it and he spent half the movie with his hands over his eyes. Yeah, that’s one badass hunter I’ve got here.
3. Labyrinth – It’s pretty hard to go wrong with this movie. Hoggle is probably the best character ever, David Bowie’s make-up and hair are out of control, and the imagery is amazing. I could watch this movie over and over again.

 I love Underworld! Selene is seriously awesome!!!!


Thank you Chase and Rayna for stopping by and discussing movies. 😀 

Grande Prize Pack (3 Winners)
3x Signed paperbacks (Exiled, Shift, Release)
3x Signed 8×10 posters (Exiled, Shift, Release)
5x Bookmarks
1x Notebook (Winner’s choice of cover)

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1x Signed paperback (Winner’s choice of Exiled, Shift, or Release) with signed poster
1x bookmark (Winner’s choice)
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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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