Blog Tour, New Releases, Reviews

“Cloth of Grace” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all having a good Monday so far. Today I bring you two reviews, so stay tune for the next one, meanwhile enjoy this one.

Cloth of Grace“, written by Rachel J. Bonner, is the forth book in the Choices and Consequences series, a paranormal romance, coming of age, post-apocalyptic novel, published on 29th February 2020.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachel J. Bonner for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Cloth of Grace


Synopsis

Cloth of Grace final frontWhen the fate of the world rests on your shoulders, how do you choose between what you ought to do and the only thing you really want?

Leonie finally knows who she is. But now she needs to decide who she is going to be. Her choice will affect not just her family, not just those she knows, but tens, hundreds of thousands, millions of people that she doesn’t. And every path that’s open to her will put Perry under the pressures that caused his breakdown before. How can she do what she must and still protect Perry?

Perry desperately wants to make things easier for Leonie. Somehow he has to find the strength to face the things that all but destroyed him in the past. But every way he turns, some aspect of his past lies waiting to pounce – even during his happiest moments. And he can never forget that Leonie’s life is in danger from someone, somewhere.

Gabriel has managed to negotiate peace, at least in theory. Now he must put that into practice and reunite Leonie with the family she never knew she had. Then disaster strikes right in the middle of his own sanctuary. Can he still protect those he loves, or has he been harbouring a villain the whole time?

Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Indigo


About Author

Rachel J Bonner is the author of the four book Choices and Consequences series, the first of which, Strand of Faith, is due out in November 2018.

Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in paranormal romance.  Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun.  When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club.  Target shooting only, honest.  Nothing to worry about.

She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary.  It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


My Review

I have been following this series since the beginning and it’s always so amazing to read a new book in a series, because sometimes it’s like we never left that world, no matter how many months of even years there was between reading the books. And it was like that with each novel in this series.

P1070703I loved the characters, with the passing of time and storyline we get more information on them, we see the development as the story progressed. I always thought it was quite an unique story and in part it was thanks to the brilliant main characters. I still think that way.

I can’t believe we are at the end of this series. The ups and downs, the rollercoaster of emotions, the twists and turns, the mysteries and the obstacles… I felt like I was part of the story, part of their family, and it was just as amazing as the previous ones.

During these four books we have followed the lives of Leonie and Perry, quite an interesting pair, that let me go on this adventure with them. I felt empathy for them, a connection based on understanding. This novel may be the last in the series, but their story and their sacrifices will live on, and I will definitely reread all the books again in the future.

Overall, everything I have said in previous reviews of the three other novels still stands. I do recommend the series, but please read it in order so you can fully experience the storytelling and understand the characters’ choices, the world, the revelations and the fantasy element. I’m very curious to see what the author will come up with next.


Giveaway

For a chance to Win a complete, signed Choices and Consequences series and matching bookmarks Click Here.

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*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews to basic promo/spotlight posts.

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Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author or publisher and want me to do a review of a book please check out my Request Review page to learn more about the reviewing policies.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

Also, if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Fantasy, New Releases, Reviews

“Weave of Love” Review

Hello Friends!

I bring you yet another review, this one is of a book that is part of a series I have been reading and I’m happy to be able to share my thoughts with you.

Weave of Love“, written by Rachel J. Bonner, is the third book in the Choices and Consequences series, a paranormal romance, coming of age, post-apocalyptic novel, published on 24th October 2019.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachel J. Bonner for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Weave of Love


Synopsis

Weave of Love correct frontWhat if the choice you have to make has devastating consequences for others?

How can anyone know the right thing to do?

Leonie chose to sacrifice everything to save other people. Now those around her have to face the consequences – and those consequences are not what they expected.

Prospero must deal with his own guilt. He was the one who gave Leonie the tools she needed – her life was in his hands. To make the most of what she did, he will have to face up to all the family issues he has avoided for so long. Whatever he chooses to do, someone he loves will be hurt. For Leonie’s sake, is he now strong enough to make the choice he couldn’t make before?

The crisis predicted by Lord Gabriel has come and gone. But his task isn’t over. Leonie’s very existence may be out in the open but Gabriel discovers that the past is never what it seems – and nor is the present. How can he use what he now knows to bring together those who have been enemies for as long as anyone can remember? If he fails in this, everything he’s had to do so far will be in vain.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Kobo


Author Bio

Rachel J Bonner is the author of the four book Choices and Consequences series, the first of which, Strand of Faith, is due out in November 2018.

Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in paranormal romance.  Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun.  When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club.  Target shooting only, honest.  Nothing to worry about.

She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary.  It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Facebook


My Review

If you have been reading my reviews, you know I have read the previous books in this series, so I was very excited to be able to read this one as well.

“Weave of Love” continues were “Thread of Hope” left off. The world keeps on building and I loved it, as well as the characters development, that seems to never disappoint and keeps things as interesting as before.

I honestly don’t even know what to say without giving spoilers. Like I said before, this novel is part of a series, and I wouldn’t recommend you to read it unless you have read the series in order, because that way you will understand the characters actions because you know and understand their past, as well as their ideologies, needs, goals and fears.

The amazing things about this book is that the author didn’t run away from the flow of the other books. As soon as I started reading I felt like I had never left this world and this story, despite the months between the time I have read the books, I was still fully into it and curious.

Overall, I keep loving the main characters more with each book, and of course it’s always intriguing to find out new information and see what else is going to happen in a story that has us this focus. It was a job well done by Rachel J. Bonner, because she grabbed my attention each time.


Giveaway

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For a chance to Win signed copies of Strand of Faith, Thread of Hope and Weave of Love, plus a selection of bookmarks, plus three MixPix acrylic photo tiles Click Here.

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*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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Blog Tour, Reviews

“Born Under Fire” Review

Hello Friends!

So, yesterday was my day for the blog tour of a book I have told you guys about in a guest post, but apparently my post wasn’t published yesterday while I was at the book fair, and I didn’t know about it. So first of all, I want to apologize to the author and Nicole (that organized this blog tour). Second, enjoy this review and go check out the blog.

Born Under Fire“, written by Rina Z. Neiman, is a Historical novel with a coming of age story, published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

I want to thank Nicole Pyles, that organized the blog tour, and Rina Z. Neiman for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

BornUnderFire_Cover.jpgBorn Under Fire is a historical novel that tells the story of a girl coming of age and her drive to excel despite the devastating effects of long-term war.

Born in Jerusalem under British rule in 1928, Shula grows up in a world in turmoil as Hitler rises to power and nations enter into war. Amid a landscape of ancient stone ruins next to modern Bauhaus architecture, and desert scrub ending at newly verdant farmlands, Shula grows into her independence as the State of Israel is born.

Based on historical documents and events, Born Under Fire is also about the context surrounding the founding of the State of Israel, as well as the horrors and dangers of growing up in a conflict zone. Shula battles grief and depression due to the shattering events affecting her, her family, and the entire world.

Despite this struggle, her resilient spirit enables her to reach great heights as a concert pianist.

Purchase Link – Amazon


About Author

Rina Z. Neiman is a writer, event producer and public relations professional. Born Under Fire is based on the true story of her mother, Shulamit Dubno Neiman, a Sabra, a musician and one of the first generation of modern-day Israelis. Rina lives in Marin County, California with her husband and son. This is her first novel.

Social Media Links – Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


My Review

This is the first book I have ever read of Rina Z. Neiman, but I do like to read Historical novels and I was interested to read a book that’s set during WWII, because I haven’t read that many, that been said, I liked it a lot.

As we follow Shula’s life and see all the struggles, how life was back then… It still affects me even though I wasn’t alive back then, and I don’t have any family member that was alive then, but Portugal was under a dictatorship not long ago and my grandparents have told me stories about that time, so it connected in a way.

Also, all the emotions and the connectivity of this book with me as just amazing. I felt like I was listening to my grandparents tell me the story of their lives, with all the ups and downs, with all the things they miss, all the things they regret, all the fears and dreams and definitely all that they have learned and how they have grown as a human being. I saw that in Shula. It was a personal story, that’s why it connected with me, because Shula as the main character gave us, the readers, that opening to the story; it made it possible for us to understand the scenes and the struggles, and the emotions that were connected with actions.

Besides the characters and all the interactions and plot, seeing the society back then and see what all those events and changes lead to, it was quite eye opening. Sometimes we don’t realize that cultures can chance and societies adapt because of the major events that end up molding the world, like a war. And I like that aspect of the book as well.

And everything was well put together because Rina has sew every fiber of this story, from the historical facts to the fictional elements, in an emotional, real and powerful way that made the reading of this books just strong. It was thought provoking, it was true and I honestly mind blown by my own feelings, causing my incapability of making a coherent comment besides “Loved it!”

That bee said, I totally recommend it if you like historical novels that happen during WWII, and if so, get ready for an emotional journey through this tumultuous time in our history. Join a young woman while she fights for her dreams, using all of her strength to keep walking no matter the struggles and adversities in her path. Connect with her and with her courage as she just lives her life.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Fantasy, New Releases, Paranormal, Reviews

“Thread of Hope” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well. I have a new review for you guys, that is part of a series. And I have read and reviewed the first book so I was very curious to this book.

Thread of Hope“, written by Rachel J. Bonner, is the second book in the Choices and Consequences series, a paranormal romance, coming of age, post-apocalyptic novel, published on 2nd May 2019.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachel J. Bonner for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Thread of Hope


Synopsis

The enthralling sequel to the compelling Strand of Faith.

Thread Front CoverWhat if your secrets are so dangerous they could destroy the one you love?

Is honesty always the best policy?

Leonie may have run away but Prospero will find her. He loves her and he wants a future with her by his side whatever the consequences. Only when he does find her, he ought to tell her who he really is, outside the monastery. That’ll make her run again. Dare he risk it? But if he doesn’t tell her, someone else may…

Marriage to Prospero is what Leonie wants most and the one thing she knows she can’t have. If he found out what she was really like, what she’d been, what she’d done, he’d despise her and she couldn’t bear that. Better to leave now than live a lie – but it’s harder than she expected. If only…

Gabriel is starting to discover the secrets inherent in Leonie, secrets that not even she knows, secrets that will tear the world apart. And the secrets he is keeping are tearing him apart. How can sacrificing those he loves possibly achieve peace when everything he discovers risks the death of millions?

Purchase Links: Amazon | Google Play | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Scribd | Mondadori | Indigo

During the book tour Strand of Faith will be at 99p, Thread of Hope is priced at £2.99.

Purchase Link for “Strand of Faith” – Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Scribd | Indigo | Angus & Robertson | Mondadori Store | iTunes | Playster


Author Bio

Rachel J Bonner is the author of the four book Choices and Consequences series, the first of which, Strand of Faith, is due out in November 2018.

Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in paranormal romance.  Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun.  When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club.  Target shooting only, honest.  Nothing to worry about.

She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary.  It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Facebook


My Review

“Thread of Hope” is the second book in the series and it continues the storyline in book one, so before you read this review, know that I recommend you to read the previous book. That way you will understand the story and the characters actions and background fully.

In this second novel, we keep following Perry Prospero and Leonie’s life as they take another step up on their relationship. And of course, with that step come the unfolding of new information and brings, like the title of the series says, “Choices and Consequences”.

Honestly, I love how the characters are developing and how the relationships, interactions and all the secrets are connecting and proving to be even more important to the all underlining of the story and plot. It’s been quite an exciting, interesting, thought-provoking, emotional journey that will continue in book three.

The concept of this series and the world that the author created is quite amazing and unique in various way, at least for me. I quite enjoyed it and loved how the writing style and descriptions grabbed me and got me to travel this world with the characters and feel like I’m part of their group, learning with them and dealing with all the consequences of our actions, because seriously, that’s what life is about.

Overall, I loved it and can’t wait to keep reading more because I have no idea what will happen next and where Rachel J. Bonner is going to take the characters.


Giveaway

For a chance to win Signed copies of both Strand of Faith and Thread of Hope, plus bookmarks and business cards that match each book, and one of the Holding Crosses that the monks and nuns have, click here.

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Thread of Hope Giveaway Prize

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews and basic promo/spotlight posts.

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Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

And if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Reviews, YA

“An Authentic Experience” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are doing well, I’m still slowly working on reviews, as well as going to my regular job, and trying to keep writing. So life is always messy and crazy. Nevertheless, I bring you a review today.

An Authentic Experience“, written by Kelly Wittmann, is a Young Adult novel, published on February 13, 2018.

I received a complimentary copy of this book thanks to Kelly Wittmann. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Synopsis

P1070108Fifteen-year-old Silver Abelli’s life has been as tumultuous as the punk rock she was raised on. Her divorced parents just don’t get along, even though they’re both musicians who stubbornly spurn the mainstream but secretly crave the limelight. Silver has always lived with her mom, Nicola, but when Nicola is diagnosed with a brain tumor, she must go to live with her obnoxious, hard-partying father, Renz. Because her family is so traumatized by Nicola’s condition, Silver doesn’t know where to turn when she suffers her own trauma. Will the truth set her free, or will it only make a bad situation worse? Find out in this story of family, friends, and young love.

CW: Rough language, one scene of violence

Purchase Link – Amazon

Kelly Wittmann’s Social Media Links – Website | Amazon | Twitter | Goodreads


My Review

P1070071Compared to some other genres, I haven’t read as many YA novels as some other readers, but I’m trying to change that, because I’m trying to get out of my comfort zone and read other genres. That been said, when I got the opportunity to read this book, I jumped in. The synopsis made me wonder about the plot, the characters and how everything would end up.

The book follows a teenager girl called Silver Abelli, as she deals with daily stuff, as well as the unexpected turns that life brings, plus all the perks of being part of her family. I loved that this novel shows the ups and downs of life, from divorce and illness to simply stay true to who you are and being independent.

I like the characters in an over all, because of all the interactions and the relationships between them. Silver was an awesome character, and it was fun reading because of how she stand out and her personality. She was different and I loved that.

P1060635The plot was interesting and the all book ended up feeling real to me because of all the subjects that are talked about  in the novel. I can understand the divorce aspect from the point of view of the couple’s child, but I also know what illness (cancer, tumors, chronic illness,…) does not only to the person that is ill, as well as the family members and friends. The fact that this book talks about both topics and leaves things open to discussion, and the reader wondering and feeling like part of the family and the life described in the storyline… It all connected with me.

Overall, I enjoyed the book. And it was exciting in a way, thought provoking in others, and in the end, it made me enjoy this journey with the characters, going through the drama, excitement that is life.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

And if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

Reviews, Uncategorized

“Angels Can’t Swim” Review

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you my review of a coming-of-age novella called “Angels Can’t Swim“, written by Alexandra McCann, published on June 17, 2018.

I red this book last year, and it’s one of those I have on the list to review this year. So here it is! I’m sorry it took a while.

Thank you Alexandra McCann for the eCopy of your book so I could experience this journey. All the opinions and thoughts are my own honest review.


Synopsis

40606420Angels Can’t Swim is an original, honest coming-of-age novella that examines what goes on behind the scenes for three college swimmers. Jenna, Maggie, and Eden are each incredibly different in their personalities and struggles, yet under pressure they must come together in this compelling story of friendship and what it means to be a good teammate. While balancing the pressures of swimming at a high level and also dealing with the realities of college life, the three young women grow immensely as individual people and in their bonds with each other. In portraying these bonds, the novella tackles important issues such as eating disorders and what it means to be an LGBTQ young person. This intense, unforgettable novella is a must-read for young adults, college students, and all people who wish to take a glimpse into a world not often seen.


About Author

Alexandra McCann is a newly published author.

She loves to swim, hike, read, and hang out with friends and family. Angels Can’t Swim is her first published work. 

Social Media Links – Goodreads | Twitter | Website


My Review

This interesting, unique and thought provoking novel follows three young women whose lives are intertwine, and as we read about them we are taken on a emotional journey, watching them deal with all the obstacles and figuring things out. That been said, I was quite curious from the very beginning, feeling empathy to the characters and feeling as if I was their friend.

Maggie, Eden and Jenna are their names. With passion for swimming and issues that will take them on a rollercoaster ride, full of twists and turns, combined with drama, friendship and family relationships that can be as crazy as the real deal. So I liked that aspect of the book, the sense of reality in the book.

Although swimming is an important element in this coming-of-age story, it’s so much more that the sport and the characters love for it. Truly, it is about life, a side of life that some people may have not read or know much about, so I was excited about the chance to read each page and enter this storyline and go on a ride with the characters. Coming-of-age book always makes me reflect of life and this one certainly did that for me.

Overall, it was an amazing book that allowed me to think about the struggles a lot of people have to deal with, plus, it allowed me to reflect on my own personal life and all the interactions I have with people, as well as think about what my friends and family have to deal with. Because sometimes we don’t really think about other members in our society, and we don’t really listen to them, and by not doing it, we ended up not helping when we could have.

It is a short novel, so it was a quick, but powerful and emotional, read. So I think more people should give it a chance and read this book, following those tree characters and think for themselves about the topics expressed in this novel.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

And if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess

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“Strand of Faith” Review

Hello Friends!

It’s Wednesday! And it’s been an exciting day for me, reason why I’m only now posting this review. Nevertheless, I bring you a paranormal romance, coming of age, post-apocalyptic, fantasy novel, published on 15th November 2018.

Strand of Faith” is the first of Choices and Consequences Series, written by Rachel J. Bonner.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachel for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

Strands of Faith


Blurb

Front cover FaithWhen the choice is between love and life, how can anyone decide?

A girl and a monk, both with extraordinary mental powers, have compelling reasons not to fall in love.  But those from whom they expect support are manipulating them both because their choices will have consequences for the rest of the world.

After a stormy youth, Brother Prospero has found comfort and fulfilment in the monastery.  That is, until he discovers something that forces him to reconsider his whole vocation.  To follow his heart, he’ll have to face his demons again, outside the security of the monastery. Is it worth the risk?  Can he beat them this time? Or will they finally destroy him?

Orphaned and mistreated, Leonie has found sanctuary and safety at the abbey.  All she wants is to learn how to manage her unusual abilities so that she is not a danger to those around her.  When she comes into contact with Prospero everything threatens to spiral out of her control.  Whether she leaves or whether she stays, how can she possibly avoid destroying – yet again – those she has come to care about? 

Abbot Gabriel is faced with an impossible choice.  He can do nothing and watch the world descend into war.  Or he can manipulate events and ensure peace – at the cost of two lives that he is responsible for.  He knows what he has to do but is he strong enough to sacrifice those he loves?

Purchase Link – Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Scribd | Indigo | Angus & Robertson | Mondadori Store | iTunes | Playster


Author Bio

Rachel J Bonner is the author of the four book Choices and Consequences series, the first of which, Strand of Faith, is due out in November 2018.

Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in paranormal romance.  Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun.  When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club.  Target shooting only, honest.  Nothing to worry about.

She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary.  It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Facebook


My Review

This is the first book in a series so it’s the entry for this new world, and personally I think that the first book in a series is always the one that can have more information about the world that sometimes in can make it heavy, but in this book, there was a good balance with the action, romance and the introduction of the characters and world.

P1060999The author created and amazing world. Really… it was complex and intriguing, it touched many genres I love with the fantasy and paranormal touches, and the romance. It had an unique tone and storyline, with some twists that truly surprised me. Intriguing and exciting book.

Then there are the characters. They too were complex and well written. You can see that they have their own voices and you get to follow them and learn about their lives and past, but also see their development. Plus their interaction made reading the book even more fun, and I felt like I could relate to them.

Overall, it was very entertaining and I’m curious for the books to come. It was the kind of book that take us on a journey in a different world, with fantasy and powers, and in the end it leave us needing the next book because you want to learn more about that world and the characters.


Giveaway

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The goodies are a set of bookmarks (3 styles plus a business card) featuring the cover art, and a canvas print (40cm by 30cm) of the original cover art.

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*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Reviews

“The Tissue Veil” Review

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you another review. Another unique book with a take on time slip that may intrigue a lot of people.

The Tissue Veil” is the curious title of the book I bring to the blog this afternoon. Written by Brenda Bannister, and it’s historical and contemporary, because of how the book is written, but I will leave that to the review.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Brenda for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

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Blurb

the-tissue-veil-cover-from-googleWhat if you discovered a hundred-year-old diary under your floorboards – and then found references in it to yourself? Or if you lived in 1901, yet kept seeing glimpses of a girl from modern times? And what if both of you had problems that only the other could really understand? Emily and Aysha live in the same Stepney house and an inexplicable link develops between them, fuelled by Aysha’s discovery of a journal and Emily’s sightings of a ‘future ghost’. Each takes courage from the other’s predicament – after all, what’s a hundred years between friends?

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Hive


Author Bio

The Tissue Veil Brenda Bannister.jpgBrenda studied English at university and later qualified as a librarian, working in various educational settings from schools to higher education. Moving from London to Frome in Somerset in 2010 proved a catalyst for her own writing as she joined local fiction and script writing groups. She has had a number of short stories published, plus short plays produced in local pub theatre, but all the while was incubating a story based in the area of Tower Hamlets where she had worked for eighteen years.  This germ of a story became ‘The Tissue Veil’.

Brenda is a founder member of Frome Writers’ Collective, an organisation which has grown from a handful of members to over a hundred in the past four years, and helped set up its innovative Silver Crow Book Brand. She is also the current organiser of the annual Frome Festival Short Story Competition. A lifelong reader, Brenda rarely follows genres, but enjoys modern literary fiction, historical fiction, classics and the occasional detective novel. The latest Bernard Cornwell might be a guilty pleasure, but she’ll be even more eager to get her hands on Hilary Mantel’s final instalment of Thomas Cromwell’s story.

Social Media Links – Facebook | Website | Silver Crow Books


My Review

p1060892This book was another one of those books that was different to me. It had a good concept that was brilliantly delivered by the author’s writing style. It was engaging and it got me hooked, and I wanted to know more about the characters and it made me wish for their happiness with each page I read and more information I got about them.

Following two POVs and two distinct voices, we get to read about two different timelines and cultures, as we follow the lives of two teenage girls whose stories get intertwined thanks to a diary. Emily and Aysha… Emily’s historical time and Aysha’s contemporary world. They both share not only the house (although in different timelines) but also struggles.

p1060910There is a sense of companionship and empathy as I was reading the book. They both were trying to define who they were and they both had family problems. Besides, the energy they had and the hope for a better future, a better life, it’s something we all can relate to.

The creative ways to give the readers information, or let them figure it out by themselves, combined with the interactions between characters and the feeling of reality it gave were some of the other reasons why I liked the book, besides the characters personalities and strength.

Overall, I loved that I could learn about two different timelines. That was what really sold me at first, then there was the writing style and the connection I felt with the characters. In the end I can only say that I enjoyed it and that I hope I can read more of Brenda Bannister’s books and see what else she comes up with.


Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, from reviews and basic promo/spotlight posts.

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Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

And if you would like to join me as a guest on my blog, check out the Guests Post page to know more and contact me so we can start planing your visit.

Love,

Jess