Nov 17, 2014

Blog Tour and Review-- Krymzyn by BC Powell

Krymzyn by BC Powell 
Publication date: October 4th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Science Fiction


Chase was twelve the first time he arrived in a strange land where dark, ominous clouds never move, ancient trees violently spring to life during Darkness, and people seem to live without emotion. Doctors tell him they’re hallucinations, but he knows his visits are real. She’s there-Sash-and she’s more real than anyone he’s ever known.

His visits stop but, as years pass, the memories haunt Chase. Without warning, the young man suddenly finds himself again in a world called Krymzyn. Arriving during Darkness, he’s rescued from death by the extraordinary, beautiful but terrifying young woman he first met when he was twelve.

When Chase is thrust into the war of balance against vile creatures who threaten all who live there, Sash helps him understand his purpose in Krymzyn. A dark secret from the beginning of time reveals he might be able to stay there forever. To prove he belongs in Krymzyn and be with the only woman he can ever love, Chase will have to risk his own life in the ultimate battle.


"Krymzyn is an infinite place where all things exsist in perfect balance."

This book shocked me! Not in an awful way, but in a "I can't believe this is his first book because it's freakin amazing, and I can't put it down" kind of way! I was hooked from the first few pages. I was pulled into this story that isn't just about a different world from our own, but it's about the journey of a young man seeking something more in his life. 

When Chase was twelve years old, he started getting horrible headaches. They would travel from the back of his neck all the way to his temples. At first they thought growth spurts, but it was much more serious. 

Tumor. That's not a word a child, or parent, wants to hear. Before he was able to have the tumor removed, Chase had an experience like no other. It was like every time he had a seizure he was suddenly in a new place; new land. This place was called Krymzyn.

While looking at his new surroundings, he sees her. He sees the most beautiful girl he's ever laid eyes on. She seemed to have been the same age as he was. They quickly felt a bond like no other. It was strange because they only spent a very little time together, but they felt like they were always meant to know each other.

"You're in great pain in your world."

"Yeah, I am, but I don't feel it here. How do you know that?"

"You're not frightened being here?"

"No, I'm not. Where I come from, they'll say this is just another hallucination."

"Do you think you're hallucinating?"

"No. This seems real to me."

Chase and the girl he came to know as Sash didn't get a lot of time together. Because as soon as his seizure subsided he was back on Earth. It's like time stood still in his world, but he was in Krymzyn for hours. 

He's haunted by his memories of the incredible place he once stood. He starts to journal everything he remembers, and he even starts painting what he saw. The landscapes, the trees, and a beautiful girl with black hair and red streaks with the most striking amber eyes he's ever seen.

Just when Chase thinks he will never see Sash again, he is thrusted back into Krymzyn. I loved how every time Chase came back, he and Sash found each other. It wasn't just a love/lust thing. It was a soul-deep connection. He was meant to come there, and she was meant to find him. But could they change the course of the structured lives of those inside Krymzyn? Would they be able to survive without each other again and again? 

"If you're in need of nurturing, I'll provide that for you."

"I am. More than you know."

One of the many things I loved about this book was how vivid each and every place was! I could picture the hills, the grass, the trees, and even the structures. BC Powell gives so many intricate details, and I could visualize it all! 

You also feel the emotion from every character. The people of Krymzyn are meant to show no emotion, but you could still sense it in everything they did or said. Chase blended into their world well, and they understood him. It was a perfect balance

Chase is an amazing character, but I think I loved Sash more. She was a fighter, a warrior. She protected her people, and never backed down. She and Chase were the perfect combo. They faught for each other and protected the ones around them. 

"The first time I came to Krymzyn, I was in awe of you, fascinated from the moment I saw you. Now, I feel that way about everything here. I mean, it really is a world of balance."

"When you feel the balance, you understand Krymzyn."

I honestly could go on and on about this book!! I will tell you that I have not read many books of this genre. I think I have become a fan now. This book has gotten into my brain, and I don't want to let it go. I was truly beautiful

I'm amazed at how well it was written, and I praise BC Powell for that. I can not wait for the continuing story because...I NEED MORE!! 


About the Author

BC Powell is a fantasy author from Los Angeles, CA. "Krymzyn" is his debut science fiction fantasy novel, the first book in a series titled "The Journals of Krymzyn."

Powell has a diverse background, having held several creative positions in the entertainment industry, including executive roles at ABC-TV and Technicolor. In recent years, he's authored several non-fiction works, primarily educational books and training programs for trading the financial markets. He dual majored in journalism and philosophy at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Writing fiction has been his lifelong passion and goal. "Krymzyn" is his first published novel and represents, in his words, "finally finding the story I want to tell with characters that are able to bring that story to life." He's an avid reader and lists Ernest Hemingway, Frank L. Herbert, Stephen King, Jane Austen, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. as his favorite authors.

Brad, as he prefers to go by in personal communication, lives with his longtime girlfriend, three sons from a previous marriage, and their rescue dog and cat. He enjoys hiking, ocean kayaking, spending time at Southern California beaches, movies, and reading.

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  1. Wow you make this sound amazing and wonderful! I love it when the world really comes alive before your eyes. And the characters sound very well developed to boot! Great review, Tiffany!

  2. Hi Tiffany - Thank you so much for having me on your blog, and putting so much time into this incredible review. When someone connects with the story and characters in the same way I do, it really makes what I'm doing feel worthwhile. Thank you again!

    BC Powell

  3. You're so welcome! I truly loved the story and everything it represents. I can't wait to read more from you:)

  4. Amazing review Tiffany! I can't wait to check out this book :-)

  5. This sounds very interesting and it's a great giveaway. I'll plug this page on my blog on Friday. :)

  6. Thanks to Lexa for pointing me here. Love the cover, such a striking mix of colors.


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