Monday, April 8, 2013

Review: Blog Tour for The Space Between by Kristie Cook


 New Adult Paranormal Romance
Date to be Published: 4/5/2013
Blurb:
When Life Falls to Pieces, Answers Lie in the Space Between

After a month-long dance tour through Italy, 20-year-old Leni Drago returns to
Georgia to care for her great-uncle, only to find him gone, the home they shared
empty and any evidence he ever existed wiped out. All that’s left is a journal she
can’t open.

Jeric Winters has been searching for a piece of his past for over a year, only to
reach a dead-end in Georgia. When an urgent and magnetic pull draws him out
of his hotel room, he comes face-to-face with the beautiful dancer who’s been
haunting his dreams day and night.

Jeric’s one to stay away from—a bad-boy, hit-it-and-quit-it type—but Leni can’t
escape the fervent feelings between them. As their own existences begin to
crumble around them and shadowy forms that are more monsters than men
attack, they realize there’s more to the connection between them than physical
fascination.

To solve the riddle their lives have become, they must embark on a journey that
requires them to face their pasts and release their true souls. And they must
do it fast—dark ones from another world are closing in, intent on killing them.
Permanently.
   

 




Review:  If I had to describe this book in word, that word would be : surprising.

There are so many things I did not expect from this story just by reading the description that it is a little hard for me to put into words.

But since I kinda signed up to for this review, I'm going to try my best to explain why I loved this story and why all those surprises made this one of the best books I've read this year. Starting with the characters.

First surprise I encountered, there isn't just one couple in this story but TWO. Leni is who you meet first, she is wrapping an unexpected tour with an Italian dance company. While celebrating she comes across a man who she feels an excessive pull towards even though she has no idea who he is or why she feels this way. Of course this all seems to rapidly end when she returns to Georgia to find her Uncle Leo gone and whole bunch of really odd things going on that she needs to figure out. Add Jeric back to the mix, the man she was drawn to in Italy, and things start to get even more weird....and FAST. I could really relate to Leni in the fact that she was just a normal girl before everything happened, completely unaware of the all the paranormal things going on around and all of sudden she finds herself in a huge twist of fate with a man who always seems to be back in her life after one thing or another occurs.

We also meet Jacey and Micah, who find out are from another world and are "guardians of the galaxy" so to speak. Which was another complete surprise for me. They are from another world, you know somewhere in the stars world, and they share so many similar things to Leni and Jeric is literally uncanny. Now, I won't give the plot away so that you can pick this book and be taken away yourself, but the main thing I was concerned about when I found out there was an entirely new couple, and that the book was written in all of these character narrations, was that I would get lost, and I never did. I felt each character was very clear about what was going on around them and what was going on inside their own head and I never had to go back and re-read things just to piece everything together. I don't know how the author did that, probably something to do with being a GENIOUS, because it would have been easy to get facts and situations crossed with so many POVs going on. 

To wrap this up, I really loved the story going on here and that is why I loved the book. I found myself loving Leni because she is the character I could connect with and ultimately could get behind and root for. Even though there are big things going on I never felt a disconnect between myself as a reader and what was going on around them and that was awesome! Add to the fact that the story never lagged or had breaks in actions and that is why I recommend picking up this book yourself. -My Opinion: BUY!!








About the author:



Kristie Cook is a lifelong, award-winning writer in various genres, from marketing communications to fantasy fiction. She continues to write the Soul Savers Series, a New Adult paranormal romance/contemporary fantasy, with the first four books, Promise, Purpose, Devotion and Power available now and the next book coming in June 2013. She’s also written a companion novella, Genesis: A Soul Savers Novella, currently available. Over 160,000 Soul Savers books have been sold, with Promise peaking at #54 on the Amazon Top 100 Paid list and at #1 in the Amazon Fantasy category.

The Space Between, which releases April 2013, kicks off her second New Adult paranormal series, The Book of Phoenix. 

Besides writing, Kristie enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and riding on the back of a motorcycle. She has lived in ten states, but currently calls Southwest Florida home with her husband, three teenage sons, a beagle and a puggle. She can be found at:


Check her out here:
Author's Website & Blog: http://www.KristieCook.com
Soul Savers Series Website: http://www.SoulSaversSeries.com


The author is giving away a $5 gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble: Just follow this blog and post a comment on this thread to enter!!! She is also giving away a $200 dollar card or a BIG swag bag at the end of the tour so go here:  http://www.kristiecook.com/2013/04/the-space-between-release-tour.html  and  be sure to mention your comment here!!! 

 

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6 comments:

  1. The book sounds amazing. Glad you found it surprising! I didn't read your review though, I don't want to read anything that will spoil it :)
    milkristia(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. Kathy,
    I like the description of your review because you did not give any spoilers away. I am glad you are part of the tour and I will link this back up to Kristie's giveaway page. The book is surprising and I would agree that everyone should buy it.
    Marianne Smallwood

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  3. I follow via GFC. Thanks for the great review. Suprising is a good word to describe a book, I hate when it is completely predicable. Having two couple also makes for a more interesting dynamic. Thanks for sharing.

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  4. Thank you so much for the fabulous review! <3 it! I'm glad you loved the book. Off to share this one. :) Good luck to everyone with the giveaway.

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