Blog Tour: Destiny Rising by Siobhan Davis

Blog Tour Destiny Rising by Siobhan Davis

This is my stop during the blog tour for Destiny Rising by Siobhan Davis. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 1 till 21 September, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.

This series contains 3 books: True Calling (True Calling #1), Beyond Reach (True Calling #2) and Destiny Rising (True Calling #3). And two novella’s: Lovestruck (True Calling #0.5) and Light of a Thousand Stars (True calling #2.5).

Destiny Rising (True Calling #3)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Dystopian/Science Fiction/Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: August 30, 2015

Every choice has a consequence.
Once again, the world is on the brink of momentous change. As revolutionary organization Saoirse prepares to battle the government for control of Earth and Novo, Ariana and those she loves must join humanity’s fight for justice and freedom.
As haunted memories resurface, old discoveries and new realities conspire to shatter her world forever.
Torn in one direction by her unique connection to childhood sweetheart Zane, and pulled in the other by a relentless passion for her fiery fiancé Cal, she must make the hardest decision of all. While embarking on a road to self-discovery, her psychic gift evolves and the full extent of her powerful ability is revealed.
Then fate lands another savage blow and she faces the most horrific choice of all. Forced into striking a deal with the enemy, she must make the ultimate personal sacrifice or risk everything she holds dear.
When destiny finally rears its head, what will the future hold?
You can find Destiny Rising on Goodreads.

You can pre-order Destiny Rising here:

Praise for Destiny Rising:
“It was beyond brilliant, totally unputdownable, wildly entertaining, edge of the seat action, full of suspense; it totally rocked. Loved the ending, loved the book.” Karla. Goodreads Reviewer.

“This is without a doubt the best book this author has written so far. I loved it from the start until the end. This series shows how a love triangle can be done right. Destiny Rising evoked so many emotions in me … and the ending, wow, so powerful. I highly recommend this series.” Lola’s Reviews.

“I cannot believe all of the whammy that this author packed into her book. It’s insane how quickly she’s put out these three books, and the quality is so incredibly good.” Danielle. Paraeducator and Goodreads Reviewer.

“The events in this book, especially the ones I thought I could handle, left my heart and mind racing. Siobhan Davis is an exceptional writer and she knows how to wrap a reader around her fingers.” Khayzelle. Written Arts Blog.

“Suspense, and the urge to turn the page were almost overwhelming, resulting in quite a few long nights. The story is complex, but solidly built. Good to the last page.” Patricia Hamill. Author Blogger. Puretextuality. @PatriciaHamill2

“I cannot put my love for Siobhan Davis’ True Calling series into words – it’s easily one of my favorite series. Destiny Rising tugs at your heart strings and messes with your feelings, but it is so wonderful. The writing is brilliant and flows wonderfully. Davis’ brings the series to a close with an epilogue that ties everything perfectly together. What a fantastic ride…”  Danielle. RamblingB00ks Blog.

“True Calling was great, and Beyond Reach was awesome, but Destiny Rising took the series to a whole new level. This series deserves to become as well-known as popular series such as The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc... It's that good.”  Rose. Paranormal Books Blog.

Destiny Rising Excerpt:
Jumping up, eyes on stilts, I stumble back against my chair, almost losing my balance. “What the what?” I shriek. Cal stands and places his hands on my shoulders, gently easing me back down into the seat. Moving his chair closer to mine, he wraps his arm across my shoulders as I struggle to comprehend what his dad has just said.
“They never told you any of this?” he asks, eyebrows raised. Shaking my head, I feel queasy, and my sense of foreboding is rising. 
“Well, this is going to come as a bit of a shock, but if you react like that to all of it, then we’ll be here half the night …”
“Dad,” Cal interrupts. “There’s no need for that tone. Cut Ariana some slack here, okay? She’s been through a lot. She needs to hear this, but not if you’re going to be a total jerk about it.” Looking up, I glance from father to son and the expression on Commander Remus’ face is hard to read. 
“You really love her, don’t you?” 
“Yes. I’ve tried to tell you this all along, but you never listen to me.” Cal eyeballs him.
“Oh, I heard you all right. I just didn’t want to believe it. I wanted to save you from … history repeating itself.” He drags his fingers roughly through his hair. “I don’t want to see you hurt, not like I was hurt. I only wanted to spare you that.” Cal’s mouth hangs open. The Commander’s eyes flit to my face, and he pins me with a serious look. “Do you love my son?” 
I’m fairly confused at the turn in this conversation, but I answer him honestly nonetheless. “Yes, I do. I love him very much.” My face is flaming, but I hold his gaze. Cal’s hand trails up and down my arm, his caress feathering deep inside me. His smile is radiant and my heart flutters erratically at how easily a few words can light up his life. As I stare into his eyes, I realize how terrified I am of losing him. 
He can never know, my inner voice whispers.
“Then I hope you two make it. Genuinely, I do,” Nate says, effectively ending the moment. “Because the last thing I want is for your heart to be broken like mine was, Cal.”

First two books in the series:
True Calling (True Calling #1)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Dystopian/Science Fiction/Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: August 1, 2014

Two Different Worlds. One Shared Dream.
Planet Novo, nestled in space twelve hundred miles above the surface of the Earth, is the new home of 17-year-old Cadet Ariana Skyee. Confused by the government-sanctioned memory erase and distressed at her impending forced marriage and motherhood, Ariana’s plans for the future are thrown into complete disarray.
As the traumatic events within her family life enfold, Ariana grows increasingly alarmed at the authorities apparent pre-occupation with her and feels progressively more isolated and alone.

Her growing feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify as the recently announced pageant, ‘The Calling’, gets underway. Struggling to comprehend the continuous, inexplicable dreams of the mysterious Zane, discovering the past helps shape her future, with devastating personal consequences.
You can find True Calling on Goodreads.

Start the series for free! Grab your copy of True Calling for free here:

Beyond Reach (True Calling #2)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: April 30, 2015

Some Secrets are worth fighting for.
Back on Earth, Ariana is caught in a dangerous crossfire between clandestine rebel organization Clementia and the power-hungry government. Refusing to divulge the location of the secret information entrusted to her by her late father, she desperately tries to bargain for her Mom, Lily, and Cal’s rescue. She’s fighting a losing battle, and the clock is ticking.
Presented with evidence of her fiancé Cal’s apparent betrayal, she loyally defends him despite her concerns. With her emotions in turmoil, matters become even more complicated as she grows closer to her ex-boyfriend Zane.
When the stakes are raised, a succession of shocking revelations rocks her world, setting her on a path that will not only change her destiny but the fate of humanity.
Confronted by a memory so abhorrent comes a truth she would do anything to forget.
But some things just can’t be undone.
Beyond Reach is the gripping second novel in the True Calling trilogy, continuing the story of Ariana Skyee in the weeks after she arrives back on Earth.
You can find Beyond Reach on Goodreads.

You can buy Beyond Reach here:

About the Author:
Siobhan Davis is the author of YA science fiction romance series True Calling.
A self-diagnosed ‘teenager forever’—at least when it comes to books, music and movies; Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. Siobhan loves baking, crime novels, shoes, bags, make-up, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).
Siobhan has forged a successful corporate career, in Human Resources, over the last twenty years.
Siobhan resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.
Contact Siobhan

You can find and contact Siobhan here:

Sample chapters, quotes, reviews and book excerpts are all available to download from the authors website:  

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Interview with Siobhan Davis:

1. What does your writing process look like? Do you have any strange writing habits (like writing only in one specific spot)?

Sorry to disappoint, but I’m actually quite methodical and structured when it comes to my writing (and my life in general, if I’m being honest.) I mainly write in my home office (see picture below) though I sometimes go to the coffee shop with my husband and I write while he reads. I bring a glass of water with me and accept copious amounts of cups of tea on the days my husband is at home. I like to shut the door and hibernate for a few hours until I’ve written my requisite 4,000 words. For me, that’s the equivalent of a chapter a day and it usually takes me about five hours to draft.
I’m a hybrid plotter-slash-pantser and I have a fail-proof system in place at this stage. I could never sit in front of a blank screen and start writing a book without having a decent outline of the story in advance. I am quite structured in my approach to my craft so I do a fair amount of background work before I actually sit down to write. I map out the world, the back-story, draw locations and maps, conduct vital research, and create my character bible, before I sit down to work on the plot. I plaster my walls with images of actors who are a good representation of my characters, and pictures of different worlds and scenes that are typical of the world I’m immersed in. I usually write four to five pages summarizing the plot and then break it down chapter by chapter. However, when I sit down to write the first draft the story always goes off on a tangent I was not expecting and the plot develops organically. Also, as I’m immersed in writing a book, my mind is churning with ideas all the time and I’ll often think of additional sub-plots or some new suspense or conflict I can add to the plot, when I’m driving, walking, listening to the radio, on excursions with my kids, in the shower, etc.

2. What book do you wish you could have written?
There are so many great books I would love to have written but I’m going to say Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout as it’s one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read. It’s the second book in her Covenent series and it has everything I adore and covet in a book: stunning world-building, strong character development, tons of fast paced action, swoon-worthy romance, HOTT guys, and some of the funniest dialogue ever written. The scene with Alex, Aiden, and Seth, in the Catskills still makes me laugh out loud at the most inopportune times.

3. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Read. Drink wine. Eat at nice restaurants. Spend time with my family. Walk on the beach by my house. Go to the movies. Catch up with friends. Though not necessarily in that order!

4. What do you think makes a good story?
Captivating writing style and an authentic voice
Visually stunning world-building
Originality and uniqueness of the plot
Consistent pacing and a story that flows well
A strong protagonist who also has a vulnerable side and isn’t afraid to show that (it’s a strength, not a weakness.)
An MC that the reader can connect with on an emotional level.
A decent cast of side characters that the reader cares about.
Good dose of heart-stomping romance and plenty of hot boys/men!

5. What does your family think of your writing?
My family are hugely supportive of me, especially my husband. I’ve turned my back on a well-paid corporate career this year to focus full-time on my writing and though my husband barely sees me anymore (I am locked in my ‘cave’ while he resides in ‘the singles lounge’ aka the sitting room) he continues to encourage and support me. My kids love having me around the house more and are very happy that I am a writer now. Though my youngest isn’t happy that I borrowed his name for one of my characters – because Callum (my son) doesn’t like the fact that Cal (the character) is kissing girls in the stories! My mum has been harassing me for years to do something with my writing and she has read all my books even though I know they are not her ‘thing.’ My youngest sister, Ciara, and my sister-in-law, Sinead (who are both avid readers of YA) were the first two people to read True Calling and they gave me the push I needed to finally release it.

6. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
That it came so naturally to me. I hope that doesn’t come across as conceited, because that isn’t the intent, but I spent years plagued with self-doubt, and coming up with every excuse under the sun as to why I never finished anything I was writing. When I finally decided to focus on writing seriously, I was thrilled that once I sat down to write the words and the story just flowed.

7. Are there any other books out by other authors that have grabbed your attention which you would recommend to others?
I mentioned Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout previously and she is my favorite author. I’ve read all 30+ of her books and I’m in awe of her talent. While she writes both YA and NA, her YA books are the best, in my opinion. I especially love her Covenent, Lux, and Dark Elements series. I would also recommend the following series:
Due South by Tracey Alvarez. Legend by Marie Lu. Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
Kricket by Amy Bartol. Sweet by Wendy Higgins. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
Off Campus by Elle Kennedy. Ultimate by Lori Foster. Rizzoli & Isles by Tess Gerritsen.
Wicked and Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Missmatched by Laurelin McGee.

8. What are you working on now? What is your next project?
Book 1 of my new YA science fiction romance series will be released in December 2015, with the remaining books scheduled to release in 2016. The first book in my new series is entitled ‘Saven: Deception’ and it is chok-a-block full of action, intrigue, suspense and romance and a few surprises of the alien kind ☺
My Review:
I am going to keep my review short since my post is already long. Wow it is over I just finished this epic romantic sci-fi trilogy.... I just need a minute too:
I can never handle it when an amazing book series comes to an end! This YA sci-fi series has the best love triangle, well developed characters, and fast paced unpredictable plots. Destiny Rising is the best of the series. Most of the twists you do not see coming and will leave you catching your breath. The characters' relationships and individual stories are well managed and have satisfying conclusions. The plot is fast paced and the ending is perfect unlike a lot of other YA books that leave you angry for sticking with the series.  There isn't any other YA sci-fi romance series out there like this one!

My Rating:
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Destiny Rising. These are the prizes you can win: 
- e-copies of the whole True calling series by Siobhan Davis. Which is the following books: True Calling, Lovestruck, Beyond Reach, Light of a Thousand Stars and Destiny Rising.
- one 10$ amazon gift card


  1. Thanks a million for participating in my blog tour, and for the great interview! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the series so much :)


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