Friday, May 10, 2013

Blog Tour of Silver and Beasts by Trisha Wolfe

Of Silver and Beasts (Goddess Wars #1) 

Trisha Wolfe 

Pub April 19th 2013

by Author Self Published
ARC For Review

Gr’s Summary

In the sand-covered queendom of Cavan, the goddess once saved a young Kaliope’s life, preventing the mercury her father attempted to hide in her blood from reaching her heart. Now, a cybernetic clamp filters it, but the silver streaks swirling faintly beneath her skin are a constant reminder that she’s different.

When nineteen-year-old Kaliope is chosen as head of the Nactue Guard, she becomes the sworn protector to her empress. In the midst of an invasion on a neighboring land, Kaliope is placed in charge of guarding Prince Caben, the last heir to his kingdom. But when they’re attacked by the feared Otherworlders, Caben and Kaliope are abducted and taken below to a realm where they must fight for their life in a caged arena.

Kaliope struggles to protect her princely charge, keeping him and herself alive while battling inhumanly opponents, and trying to save the stolen, sacred relic that will restore her empress’s life force and all of Cavan. And if she can somehow awaken the goddess within her, she may save what’s most important.

New Adult Dark Fantasy: Intended for readers 17 years of age and older.

The Way I See It

Of Silver and Beasts was an amazing fun read!  Ms. Wolfe has a way with words that pulls you into the story. This story had amazing world building, and I felt like I was part of the Queendom and walking through the caverns and, Diamonds all around me ;) 

Kal is a total Bad A$$!

Loved. Her. 

Kal takes great care of her mother which is admirable, she even takes care of her father...Regardless of the guilt, I don’t think I would have the same strength.  She has close friends that she would die and fight for.  This highlights what an amazing person Kal is.  I really enjoyed this book, and I highly recommend it!  I can't wait to see what happens next.

O-therworldlers, cast out they seek revenge, and they will get their dues.
F-amily, Kaliope will take care of her parents as she vows to take care of her new family... The Empress.  

S-worn, an oath, a vow to safe guard the empress with a celestial bond, unbreakable till the end.
I-nfuriating, handsome, and bullheaded, Caben threatens Kal’s resolve.
L-ove, fallen Queendom, captured sisters and charge, Kal must fight for those she loves.
V-engeance, for a fallen sister, Kal will seek her retribution.
E-ntrusted, with the key that could bring a darkness and chaos to Cavan’s realm.
R-age, for all of the pain and suffering, this is becoming all consuming.

A-bomination, Grimmal was created by darkness and can not be killed.
N-actue, Brave warriors that guard the Empress ensuring peace and safety throughout the Queendom.
D-eadly, a simple transference of power will kill, and show others the possibility of change.

B-rothers, one fallen, one swears to honor his memory with the promise of fealty.
E-scape, desperate plans will free those that have been enslaved.
A-lyah, Goddess reveals herself through Kaliope cementing her worth.
S-howdown, the only chance any one has of escape comes down to a final battle.
T-raitor, in Cavan plotting and worshiping a mad Goddess, when will we findout who it is?
S-acrifice, there is only one choice, his love for her dictates his's left her with a choice, one that will kill her, and one that will break her heart...

There are so many dimensions to this book.  I enjoyed every spectrum...The ending is heartbreaking, but all the characters know what they must do.  The next book is going to be sooooo good!!  I’m pining AWAY...ALREADY!

My Fav’s

The leader of the Nactue Guard, right away I was like...”  okay this #TUFFGIRL is a BOSS!”  Kaliope grows up with an awful father (JERKYFACE.)  I Kinda want to kick his butt, but fate is fate, and Kal is destined for greatness.  If Kal had a different father, would she be headed towards her amazing destiny?  Probably not.  *winky face*  Having said that, I still want to back round house kick, ole' Roland Rainym in THE FACE, for what he did to Kal as a child.  Hardened by the events of her life, Kal is guarded, and will not let anyone in   I admire her loyalty and willingness to fight for, and defend what's right.

I fell in love with his Alpha personality.  He gets under Kaliope’s skin right away.  I love their banter, and his good nature.  Even though, Caben is fun and always seeking to lighten the mood, he carries a lot of hurt. Caben feels as though it's his fault he lost someone so precious to him.  He is just the man Kal needs to tear all of her walls down, so they may begin to heal.  Together.

My Rating 

4.5 Mercury, Clamps, Fathers, Goddesses, Reckoning, Grimmal, Moon Goddess filled stars!!  For an amazing adventure, in a beautiful new world full of action, love, and the power struggles between Gods, Go GET, Of Silver and Beasts!!




The cool sensation of the fresh water on my skin helps me forget my nerves and I lie back, floating just below the top of the water. My body dulls, the cold soothing my sore muscles, and I welcome the numbness. The ceiling of the cave is sprinkled with tiny clusters of white lights, dotting the canopy above our heads like stars in the sky. I feel as if I’m sitting on the rooftop of my apartment, staring at the night sky, not here in the Otherworld, awaiting my death.
The water rolls, rocking my body, and I glance over as Caben floats up beside me. He’s on his back also, and points to the lights dusting the cave ceiling.
“Diamonds,” he says.
“Really?” I don’t know much about any minerals other than mercury. And somehow, diamonds as our stars makes my chest heavy. It’s too beautiful. “How can you tell?”
“The ultraviolet light shows the impurities,” he says. “The imperfections actually absorb the dark light, causing the diamond to emit a visible glow.” He chuckles. “A very expensive lighting effect.”
I laugh. “Quite expensive.” They twinkle as they reflect the rippling water. “But almost more heavenly than the stars.” I lower my voice at the end, hoping he didn’t hear my spoken thoughts.
Caben doesn’t speak, and the trickling of the stream and lap of the pool becomes the only sound as we float in compatible silence. I could drift off, fall asleep in this peaceful place, but I know we still have a mission to complete before the Reckoning.
This thought awakens me, and I touch my feet to the bottom of the pool and begin to wade toward the edge.
I hear Caben’s heavy groan. “No you don’t,” he says, and captures the bottom of my tunic. He tugs me through the water, back to the pool’s center. “Not yet. This could be our last reprieve, and I plan for us to enjoy it.”
As I turn to face him, his fingers slip from my shirt to my waist, grazing my stomach. My skin prickles, and I shiver, matching the trembling water around us. His deep blue eyes meet mine, and he swallows, his Adam’s apple working. Slowly, he begins to inch up my tunic—
“Wait.” I place my hand on top of his.
He cranes an eyebrow. “It should really have time to dry before we go back.”
Logically, that makes sense. But the heated look he’s giving me says so much more. And regardless of the attraction I may feel for the prince—a woman would have to be blind—and whether or not we actually escape this hell ... what then? We share an intimate moment once, and go back to our stations in life, simply pretending nothing happened?
Or maybe I’m reading too much into his gaze. He’s a man, and physical desire is self-serving. He may die ... and he probably wants to bed a woman one last time. Everything about his character screams he’s not one who thinks past the moment.
I could lose myself for now, give in to the pulse quickening my blood with need, but I’ve never shown a man the clamp over my heart. It would have to be something I did for a different reason if I ever chose to do so. Not merely because I may die soon.
As I push his hand away and start to swim off, he grasps my waist, encircling his firm arms around my stomach, and pulls my back to his chest.
“Don’t run from me,” he breathes into my ear. “I’m not asking for anything. Not even whatever it is you’re hiding. Just stay here.”

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About the Author 

Trisha Wolfe is the author of the YA Steampunk DESTINY'S FIRE (Omnific Publishing), the NA Historical/Supernatural ASTARTE'S WRATH, and the upcoming YA Utopian FIREBLOOD from Spencer Hill Press, October 2013.  Her NA Dark Fantasy OF SILVER AND BEASTS is available May 2013.  She’s the creator of YA Bound, a promotional site for the Young Adult genre.  Also a member of SCWW and The Apocalypsies.  Check out for more on her books and bonus material.  Follow Trisha on Twitter @TrishWolfe and like her Facebook page for updates.



  1. Thanks for the introduction to this series! Looks very interesting!

    1. OH MY GAWSH!! SAH-WOON!! Loved it!! you should definitely give it a go!

  2. I love the chemistry between Caben and Kaliope that the excerpts I've read so far on the tour relate so well. They both sound independently like amazing characters but together I'm sure it's pure synergy. The world building for this series also sounds quite interesting.

    1. The world simply amazing!!! Oh my goodness its absolutely amazing... The two of them together will be epic!!


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