~ Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Mephisto Mark by Trinity Faegan ~

 Title: The Mephisto Mark
Author: Trinity Faegan
Publisher:  Pink Publishing, LLC
Release Date:  September 24, 2013
Pages: 200
Source: ARC/Review
Genre:  Paranormal/Romance
Age Group:  Young Adult
Format: E-book

Orphaned at six and sent to live with abusive relatives in Bucharest, Mariah learned early in life to box up violent, agonizing memories and put them in permanent mental storage. Now almost nineteen, she has a paying job, a tiny apartment, and a plan to attend university. She loves her independence and is steadily overcoming her past, but when an enigmatic stranger walks into the pub where she works and the trajectory of her life changes yet again, she begins to wonder if she’ll run out of mental shelf space.
The only females unafraid of the Mephisto brothers are the extremely rare Anabo, born without Original Sin. Over one hundred years ago, Phoenix was first to find one, but he made a fatal mistake and she was murdered by his oldest brother and enemy, Eryx. Phoenix soldiered through the next century wrapped up in grief and guilt, his only outlet planning takedowns of those who pledged their souls to Eryx. When one of his brothers brings Mariah to Mephisto Mountain, he’s torn between his instinctive, powerful need to pursue her, and his certainty that he can never have her.
Drawn into the world of the Mephisto, Mariah sees the pain and misery Eryx unleashes on humanity, and the boxes in her mind begin to fly open, one by one. All that keeps her from slipping off the edge is her unlikely, sexually charged friendship with Phoenix. He’s incredibly screwed up; she’s completely broken. It would take a miracle for them to find happiness. Then Eryx brings the war for Hell to a whole new level, forcing Mariah and Phoenix to make a choice that will bind them together for all eternity, or rip them apart forever.

   This book blew my mind! I was hooked and intrigued since page 1.  Once I started I couldn’t put it down. This is the very first book that I read from Ms. Faegen and it will not be my last. This author has way with words that makes you feel what the characters are going through. I found myself captivated by the concept of the plot and the world building. I love the main character, Mariah, and I admire how kick ass she.

   Mariah lost her parents in a tragic car accident. When she and her sister were sent to live with some relatives, their life changed completely for the worst. Their relatives are abusive towards them and Mariah will do anything to protect her little sister even if it means leaving her in an orphanage. Physically and mentally abused, Mariah grows to be a tough person. Life as she knows it is about to give a 360 degree change when this mysterious and strange man walks into the bar that she works at and starts digging in her past. The Mephisto brothers are looking for a woman like Mariah, but what is she?. She is immediately attracted to Phoenix, one of the brothers, who seems to hate her without even knowing her. Mariah, gets involved in a world that she had no idea existed and every single memory that she has tried to erase from her past is about to come back.  Can she overcome her past and embrace a better and happy future?

   Mariah, our main character, is a survivor of abuse (physical and sexual). Due to her past experiences she has grown to not be very trusting. Her coping mechanism is to box up every violent situation and mentally disappear to her happy place. Phoenix carries a luggage full of guilt from something that happened in his past.  He thinks that he does not deserve to be happy and that he is not capable of loving anyone. Mariah and Phoenix are both stubborn and both deny the attraction that they obviously feel for one another. They are meant for each other in more than one way. I admire both of these characters. I was on an emotional roller coaster with them and I was rooting in the sideline. I wanted them to overcome their past and find a way to fix each other.

   This book was very emotional with twists and turns that you will not be expecting. The author did a fantastic job at creating a fantasy world that felt very realistic. In the end, I was very pleased with the story and how the plot developed.  It was a great read with a lot of action, sexy scenes and scenes that had me tearing for a while. I would totally recommend this book to any fantasy and romance lover, it will not disappoint you.

About the Author
Author of the RITA winning Pink Files series, Stephanie Feagan has had a love affair with romance novels since she was eleven and discovered there are kissing scenes in Victoria Holt books. She spent a lot of time in her closet with a flashlight, reading as fast as possible to get to the end, only to start a new book and begin the whole Leave-Me-Alone-I’m-Reading cycle all over again. She still stays up until the wee hours to finish books, now courtesy of a lighted e-reader which she believes is mankind’s greatest invention ever.
Stephanie also writes Young Adult and New Adult paranormal romance as Trinity Faegen. A practicing CPA who loves travel, books, new pencils, old keys, and smart guys, she lives in the oilfields of west Texas with her engineer husband and a mean cat. She’d love to hear from you. She answers to Stephanie, Trinity, Hey Lady, and Mom, and can be reached atStephanie@StephanieFeagan.com or Trinity@TrinityFaegen.com
She’s aware the similarity between her pseudonym, Faegen, and her real name, Feagan, confuses pretty much everyone, herself included. Since so many mispronounce Feagan as FEEgan instead of FAYgan, she thought she’d mix it up when she took a pseudonym and make it easier on people. Now people say FayEEgen, and spell it wrong. Next time she takes a pen name, she’s totally going with Smith or Jones.
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  1. "The Mephisto Mark" sounds like a really interesting read! Your review was very illuminating and full of enthusiasm for this author (whom i have not herd of, sadly until now). I shall definately be looking out Stephanie Feagan's works, as i adore YA/ NA fiction and paranormal themes.

    Thanks so much x


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