Blood Soaked Ashes by Frankie Ash – Blog Tour – Review + Giveaway!




Eramane #2
Author: Frankie Ash
Release Date: January 21st, 2015


                                        A legion from across the sea wants her dead.

final-cover (1)The man she loves would die a thousand deaths to keep her alive.

The demon she fears would cover the lands in blood-soaked ashes to have her again.

Eramane is learning to accept her new life, a life that demands much from her. She is a Breather, and she has no idea how to be one. But when Eramane learns that a passage she opened between her world and the Reach cannot be closed, she will find herself on a treacherous journey searching for dangerous allies.

In the north are the Cloud Walkers; across the South Sea is a kingdom with a massive army. Both could end up destroying her and all that she loves, if the demon she thought was dead doesn’t do it first.


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Frankie Ash lives in Northern Virginia. She is pursuing a master’s in English and wrote ERAMANE (Archway Publishing) and BLOOD SOAKED ASHES (both available online wherever books are sold.)

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First off, I would like to thank Frankie and Amber for letting be join in on this fantastic ride and be a part of this book blog tour!

You can also check out my review of Eramane (the first book in the series) by clicking HERE 🙂

Now, over to the review!

The Writing

As I wrote in my review of Eramane, the way that Frankie Ash shifts between first person and third person perspective is very different from other books that usually just have one or the other. In the first book this caught me a little off guard but I did get used to it and felt like it gave Eramane’s chapters a more recognizable feel to them. The only time I got confused in this book was when it shifted between the perspectives in the same chapter.

Ash has created a very interesting and complex world and I loved that we got to know it so much better in this book.

Even though there were some minor flaws in the writing (could just be in the copy that were sent out) I thought it was beautifully written with an original and good voice.

The Characters

As this series progresses we really get to know Eramane and I find her to be a very intriguing character. There is so much depth to her and I really like the choices she makes throughout the story. She grows as a character and I look forward to see more of her development.

I must say that I do have a little crush on Limearsy! He is an amazing character with so much love and a bit of mystery. The perfect gentleman and also the perfect beast!

When talking about perfect gentlemen, we can’t not mention Eramane’s brother Samiah! The most perfect and protective older brother. Such a lovable character!

And then we have Adikhia. His anger and his thirst for Eramane’s love and for revenge is so strong throughout this book and I love that. No sugarcoating when it comes to Adikhia! I would have loved to know more about him though. I think there is so much more to him than what we got to see.

The book has many other characters as well and I enjoyed every one of them.

The Plot

I flew through this book and was never bored! It is an amazing and exciting story.

The love between Eramane and Limearsy was portrayed beautifully and I could really connect to them.

Kudos to Frankie for writing a story that is not sugarcoated. It is as brutal at times as it is beautiful.

It never felt cliché, which I appreciate a whole lot (cause let’s face it, a lot of fantasy books are very much so these days) and I was intrigued and captivated by this story from beginning to end.

Oh, and the ending really did surprise me!


I can’t wait to read the next book and I highly recommend the Eramane Saga!



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Eramane by Frankie Ash – REVIEW

I’m warming up to the Blood Soaked Ashes Book Tour that Geek Heaven will be a part of (4th of March) with a review of the first book in the Eramane Saga Trilogy.

In the18221337 village of Eludwid, seventeen-year-old Eramane Fahnestock goes about her life, cheerfully disregarding a prophecy made to her parents that she would have a great gift. Eramane craves adventure but when she is invited by a handsome Lebis she has no idea how much her life will soon change.

While she’s preparing for her date, Eramane finds herself hypnotized by a strange and scary voice that tells her that he’s coming for her that night. She is unsettled by the voice, but doesn’t want anything to come in the way from her date with Lebis. On their picnic, a darkness falls over the forest and a beast emerges and turns the beautiful date into a horrific scene. Eramane is captured and taken away to a mountain hideaway. She awakes with her memories almost lost.

Evil is summoned to the mountaintop, forcing a young woman to discover her magical gifts and exact revenge against a beast determined to destroy everything she has ever loved.


The Writing:

Frankie Ash tells a griping and beautiful story and I really like the way she describes the people and the settings of this story.

The chapters shift between Eramane (written in first person) and other characters (written in third person). This threw me off a little in the beginning and I found it a bit confusing, but as the story progressed I got more used to the writing style. It was different.

There were some minor grammar mistakes and such, but not so many that it ruined the reading experience.

The Characters:

I enjoyed Eramane as a character. She was really driven and smart in most of her choices. I also felt like she had a very nice development as a character throughout the book.

The Nameless One is a character filled with frightening mystery and that is something I enjoy very much!

There are lots of other characters in this book as well that were veery well written into the story. And I think Limearsy is one of my absolute favorites. He has such a loving, yet dark and mysterious personality.

The Plot: 

The whole story started off with a POW! It gripped me and held me tight for most of the time.

I do wish that I could have gotten to know more of the world this story is in, but I found that I got more of that in book two.

The story was quite original and different. A page turner. And I did not find it cliché in any way.


I enjoyed this book very much and highly recommend it!


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And don’t forget to check back on the 4th of March to read my review for the Blood Soaked Ashes Book Tour!