Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Epiphany - Book Tour

Title: Epiphany
Author:  Christina Jean Michaels
Release: July 19, 2012
Age Group: New Adult/Adult
Genre: Contemporary/Romantic Suspense
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Book Description:

“I had my first psychic dream when I was nine. Psychic implied power, and powerful wasn’t a word I’d use to describe myself. I couldn’t foretell the future or conjure visions at will, but I couldn’t think of a more fitting word to describe what I sometimes saw in my dreams.”

For 23-year-old Mackenzie Hill, tossing her life down the garbage disposal is easy after a painful incident shatters her life. Her heart is bleeding, and moving to Watcher’s Point is a chance to start anew, only she isn’t prepared for the guy who walks out of her dreams and into the flesh. Literally . . . because she’s been dreaming about this sexy stranger for years.  

Mackenzie is even less prepared to face the dark nature of her dreams. They’ve turned disturbingly gruesome, full of blood and murder, and when they begin to coincide with the media’s headlines, she and Aidan realize her visions might be the key to stopping a madman from killing again.

Only Aidan has painful secrets of his own, and perhaps the biggest danger of all is falling for him.

Review - 

Recently there has been a huge rise in books that all follow similar themes, don't get me wrong I adore these books but that doesn't mean I didn't get excited when I read the blurb for this one - It was fresh, exciting and I could not wait to see all it had to offer. 

Not only does this book have romance in the form of a sexy Aidan (FYI I adore this name) but it is also a fast paced thriller-ish concoction that hits all the right spots. One thing I want to praise in this book is the writing, when putting together a book like this there is ample time to leave the reader confused or simply miss out detail in the hopes of making it seem fast paced - this author was able to still give you the detail that was required and more. The suspense was built and never felt forced, also the romance was able to run parallel without it taking away from the overall feel of the book.

I am a huge fan of books that start with something fast paced and dramatic and then BAM take you back to where it all started and this book managed to achieve this. As the body count rises in the small town so does your interest and need to finish the book - I had to consume it, I was hooked and needed to know how it all ended.

Trust me when I say this is a book worth reading, while it isn't the best book you will ever read it gives you a wonderful and refreshing break from the stereotypical romance - It may even get your heart pumping a little faster. 

4/5 stars.
About the Author

Christina Jean Michaels was born in Paradise, California, but she has found the true home of her heart in Eugene, Oregon where she finds plenty of inspiration for storytelling. 

When she was young, her mother said she hated words. Now she can't imagine not writing. She became an avid reader when she was thirteen and discovered the world of Sweet Valley High. About a year later she realized she could play God and write about her own characters. She has been writing in some form ever since.

She lives with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for participating in the tour! I'm glad you enjoyed Epiphany. :)