Friday, June 1, 2012

Charade (Heven and Hell #2) by Cambria Hebert Blog Tour, Guest Post and Giveaway!

I am so excited to have Cambria Hebert here today and to be participating in the Charade (Heven and Hell Series) Blog Tour. 

This is such an amazing series and I am even more excited to be able to host a guest post from Cambria about auras!

Aura color and meanings Heven and Hell series

Hey Everyone!

I am thrilled to be here today as part of the Heven and Hell Tour for the release of the newest book in the series, Charade! Today we are going to talk aura’s. Aura’s play a part in the Heven and Hell series and if you have read the series then you know what I mean. If you haven’t, well, read the series! LOL. So let’s move onto the post!

Aura’s have always intrigued me. I think that if I could have a supernatural power I would choose this. Maybe that’s why I gave that “power” to Heven. I mean how cool would it be to know what someone was feeling when they were around you. When you spoke to them you would know if they were being truthful. If you just met them you would know if they were a genuine person – a good person. You would also know if they were bad news. Talk about cutting down on time! 
I do think that we all have an aura and I wonder why they are invisible. Of course it would be very distracting to see all those colors all the time. I think it would be overwhelming at times as well. I like to think though that I would grow accustomed to seeing them just as Heven does in the Heven and Hell Series.
I think that the meanings of the aura colors is very subjective and would vary depending on who you are talking to. When I began researching aura’s I found all my information on the web. I don’t remember the site (I did this research about 2 years ago) but I have a whole page full of notes. So remember that I am NO expert. And as a writer I have take some liberties with the colors in my series. 
However, I do think this is a pretty representation of what aura colors would mean if you could in fact see them.

Below are the ‘clean’ colors that are found in an aura. They are colors of the rainbow and are bright and shiny. 
Blue- Balanced, sustaining life, laid back
~People with strong points of blue in their aura are relaxed and born survivors, they have relaxed nerve systems.

Turquoise- dynamic quality of being, highly energized, capable of influencing other people, good organizers, multi-taskers and bored when only doing one thing.

Green- restful, natural healing ability
 ~People with strong points of green are natural healers

Yellow- Joy, freedom, attached to nothing, very generous
~People with yellow in their aura are highly spiritual. It is also a signature of a spiritual teacher.

Orange- Uplifting and absorbing, inspiring and a sign of power. Ability or desire to control people. When orange and yellow combine is signals a very powerful spiritual teacher.

Red- materialistic thoughts, jealousy, envy

Pink- love. Pink is only a temporary “cloud” it is never permanent.
*Magenta (a mix of pink and purple) – This is Cole’s aura, the only aura Heven has ever seen like this and does not know what it means. (yet)

Below are the ‘dirty’ colors found in aura’s – they are usually negative

Brown- unsettling, distracting, negating spirituality

Gray- dark thoughts, depressed, presence of a dark side

Sulfur (Which is a mustard color – Heven see’s this color in the book and refers to is as mustard) – Pain and anger

White- Serious disease, artificial stimulation (suggesting drug use); White is like noise rather than a set of harmonious tones. Hours before a person dies (like of a disease) and aura becomes increasingly white in color and intensity.

*~White is also the color of a demon’s aura in the Heven and Hell Series. In Heven’s mind a white aura is the worst color it can be.

*Black (In the Heven and Hell Series)- The aura of a bad witch. It signifies the presence of dark magic within them.

*Note- in the Heven and Hell Series, Heven, can only see the aura’s of people. She cannot see the aura of animals. She thinks this is why she cannot see Sam’s aura or other’s like him.
Here is a photo of what it would be like to see aura’s on other people. This is what Heven see’s around people every day:

Pretty cool huh?

Would you like to see other people’s auras??

Okay, that was seriously cool to read about and I have to admit, I would love that super power too! I mean how cool would it be to know when people liked you? Or to know when they were nervous or lying to you? It would actually be like a couple of super powers all rolled into one.  

And if that post wasn't great enough on its own, Cambria has also agreed to let me have a giveaway for her new book Charade, the second book in the Heven and Hell series (ebook) and a set of signed bookmarks!!!

I had the opportunity to read this book and let me tell you, it is amazing! Even better than the first one (who would have thought that would be possible?).  

In fact, here is my review:


 Dying at the hands of a psycho was a shock. Having my life returned to me by an angel was incredible. Being named a Supernatural Treasure and being given Sam as my guard was pretty darn awesome. Acquiring a debt for it all—well, I should have seen it coming.

Now here we are, fighting demons from Hell, caring for a boy that I just don’t trust, and traveling to faraway places to return a treasure to its rightful place. Nothing is as it seems. Everyone wears a mask; everyone puts on a charade. It’s up to us to separate the truth from the lies and reality from fiction. A hard task when my new reality involves fallen angels, witches and dragons… and did I mention Hell?

Anchoring me down through it all is Sam. Sam, who must face tragedies of his own and is put to the test again and again.

If we fail in our task, life as we know it—life as you know it—will end. Forever.

I just adore this series. I do. The characters, the drama, mystery, plot, suspense, the romance, the danger, gah, all of it!
I would like to just say that this is a serious that you have to try but I can't because, that just isn't enough. You need to know the greatest that is Cambria's writing.

Truly though, Cambria has created an amazing world with characters that feel real and are people that you grow to care about and love after the first few pages. Characters that you want to be friends with and know and just hang out with. Okay well, maybe not hang out with when say demons are attacking them or they have to make that unexpected trip through Hell but yeah, any other, non dangerous time, and I would be there.

Her writing just keeps getting better and better with each new book or novella in the series and it truly does blow me away how utterly addicting this series has become. I can't get enough of it and when I am finished with each new book, I am just left wanting more.

More of the action, more of the drama and much much more of the sweet romance between Heven and Sam.

I think I love Sam more and more with each new installment too. He is completely loyal and sweet and those that are lucky enough to be loved by him, are loved fiercely.

He is someone I would want in my corner in any situation. I might even have a little bit of a book crush on him.

I love that Heven is getting stronger and stronger as the series goes. She is really coming into her own and isn't one to sit back and let others do the fighting for her. She is becoming fierce and even a little kick butt and I am loving it!

Cole, ah Cole. I think I fell in love with him a little more in this one too. He too is loyal and loving and just a really good guy. I really liked where Cambria took his and Heven's relationship. It was a nice little fun twist to the story.

I am in suspense with the way Charade ended and am on the edge of my seat wondering what is going to happen next.

I can only hope that Cambria writes quickly because I want more!! 

I give this one a very solid 5 Stars!

Thank you again to Cambria for stopping by and posting abotu Auras, it was so much fun to learn about them and to have you here!!

And for those of you that don't want to miss out on this amazing series, here is your chance to win the second book Charade and a set of signed bookmarks!!

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  1. This post made my day. Well, your reiew did. Thank you so much. Truthfully, I have been staying away from reading a lot of he reviews... I find my nerves can't take it, LOL. But, this review is so wonderful and it makes me feel really good. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Charade. I truly appreciate your time (and I would still say that if the review wasn't 5 stars, LOL)
    Thank you for putting together such a wonderful tour stop and hosting the tour!!! I am so happy to know such a wonderful blogger. thank you.

  2. Aww thanks Cambria!! It truly has been me my pleasure! Your series is amazing and you are a very talented writer!! You deserve all the credit.
    I have had so much fun getting to know you!!
    Keep up the great work, you are doing a fabulous job!!

  3. Awesome post ladies! Loved learning all about auras, that has become one of my favorite things about the series. I am curious as to whether Cambria you found research about animals, I am convinced animals can see or sense people's auras...
    Lovely review Ali! I agree I am loving Cole more and more. Glad he and Sam are finallh getting along.

  4. I loved reading about the auras too Heidi! Very interesting!!

  5. Great post. I can't wait to read this book. :)

  6. This is such a great review. I hope that more people have the opportunity to try this series out. I have enjoyed it and am looking forward to the read along for Charade.

  7. What little I know about the colors of aura comes from reading about Heven. This is an awesome guest post.
    Great review as well. I am so glad to hear that you are enjoying this series as much as I have.