Illusionary Blog Tour

Book: Illusionary Illusionary
Author: Desiree Williams
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.5 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

Dorothy got sucked into a tornado.

Alice fell down a hole.

Wendy flew to Neverland.

Kamryn? She tripped down the stairs.

Now, Kamryn Kensington finds herself in a strange new world. Within minutes of her arrival, she dodges an archer’s arrow and avoids getting sliced up by a cosplay reject holding a dagger to her throat. And that’s before the storyteller’s breath brings stories to life.

Home is the mission—to return to her family and pursue her life’s dream of art and travel. Yet the longer she’s in the Land of Ur, the harder it is not to feel for the people she meets. Even her artistic side can’t help but breathe in the beautiful wonder and magic of this new world. So when the Oracle hands her a different quest, she takes it on the condition he sends her home afterward.

No one thought to warn her of a jealous queen and her dragon minions. Or that, by helping her, the cute storyteller would go crazy. Or that her heart would rip in two when she left. Those would’ve been great facts to know ahead of time.

Considering that nothing in Ur is what it seems, the mission proves to be more than she ever imagined. But more than her own future will be in jeopardy if Kamryn doesn’t succeed.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Desiree Williams

Desiree Williams is a dreamer by day and chocoholic by night. She lives in the beautiful state of Kentucky with her husband and daughter, where she juggles life as a wannabe supermom. Desiree is a lover of food and avoider of dirty dishes. She delights in making people laugh and strives to bring hope and love with her wherever she goes.

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REVIEW:
Stars: 5/5 Stars
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I read a lot of good books. This one though. Just wow. My mind is blown. I’m in love with the story, the characters the writing. All of it.

The characters were well written and you really just enjoy them. I don’t want to be too Spoliery. But they way they cross over (You’ll understand at the end) Was AMAZING. I honestly Didn’t see it coming at all. Or the ending for the fact. I was crying a good 15% of the last part of the book.

The Visuals for the scenes and Ur was amazing. GAH. The storyline guys. THE STORYLINE. Oh my gosh. I loved it. I read 3/4 of this book in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down and kept telling myself one more chapter, one more, and then I finished.

I loved the Christian and GOD aspect. I was thinking during the book that maybe, that was who the character was, and I was glad I was right. (For those that aren’t religious, I promise it isn’t overbearing in the book, you will still enjoy it!)

If you get a chance to read this book please please please do. You won’t regret it!

Giveaway!

Desiree has graciously offered to give away the following prizes (giveaway image attached in email): a “Make everyday an adventure” pillow, “Don’t Grow Up! It’s a Trap!” metal sign, book cozy, signed paperback of Illusionary, notebook with pens, sketch book with colored pencils, and a “Eat Cake for Breakfast” travel cup. ~~ Rafflecopter ~~

 
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**Disclaimers**

I was sent this book by Author (Desiree Williams) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to Desiree & God’s Grace Blog Tour ❤ )

The Water Cave Book Review (And Giveaway!)

Book: The Water Caveunnamed-2
Series: The Transporter Series; Book 1
Author: Rachel Lopez
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.4 Stars
Goodreads Summary:

A sinister experiment gone wrong has come to haunt the life of an innocent girl sixteen years later. Injected with a serum developed by Satan himself, Meadow Fields discovers she is a transporter (a person with the unique ability to transfer their soul between hell and earth).

Unaware of her special gift until the day her soul transports to hell Meadow saves a tall, pale, handsome young man from drowning in the lake of the Water Cave (the outskirts of hell). This striking young man, Mark Angel, has a deep connection with Meadow and wants to help her explore her new found ability.

An unfortunate accident forces Meadow to transport to hell where she is unable to make it back home. Alone and frightened she is faced with the horrors of Satan and his fiends. Time is not on Meadow’s side, the longer she is stuck in hell the more demon like her soul becomes. In the nick of time—and with the help of a newfound ally—Meadow’s soul makes it back to Earth with moments to spare. However, her world is torn apart once more when she is faced with the reality that her loved ones are not who she believed them to be.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Lopez is a Respiratory Therapist by day, a Family Coordinator for her church on the weekends, and a writer by night. Rachel lives in Hardin County, KY with her husbandunnamed-3 and three children. She loves to read, write, and to collect new hobbies. Rachel is the author of a series of books in the Transporter Series: The Water Cave, The Cave of Darkness,

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REVIEW:
Stars: 4/5 Stars

It took me awhile to get into the book (Mostly Because I’ve been focused on reading 10 other books..Oops)

Once I got into The Water Cave I couldn’t put it down. I loved how the Underworld was described in the book. (I had some serious Charmed vibes from it)

From the Being I liked Mark (Just my style) At time Meadow seems a little annoying to me but it went away as I kept reading. I felt like in the school scenario  she just didn’t fit in, she was throw into the mixed and force cut into the puzzle of high school. That was one of the main things that really bugged me.

**Disclaimers**
I was sent this book by Author (Rachel Lopes) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to <Rachel!)

Rachel is celebrating the release of The Water Cave with a Facebook party on May 4th at 8PM EST. Prepare for a fun night of chat, games, and giveaways not only with the author, but with special guests Desiree Williams and Sara Baysinger. Facebook Party

Rachel has generously offered to give away a signed paperback of The Water Cave, a $15 Amazon gift card, and a book mark (one winner). Open to US only Giveaway

 

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Blog Tour Schedule

April 25th Launch Day – HOPE through the Pages

April 26th #onelinewednesday – HOPE through the Pages

April 27th Character Interview – HOPE through the Pages // Author Interview – The Overactive Imagination

April 28th Book Review – Pages of Remedyz

April 29th Guest Post (Top 3) – Lands Uncharted

May 1st Book Review – Indie Book Reviews

May 2nd Book Spotlight – Deeply Shallow

May 3rd Author Interview – Zerina Blossom’s Books

May 4th Book Review & Author Interview – Fairies, Fantasy, and Faith // The Water Cave Book Launch Facebook Party

 

Long Way Gone Review

 

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Book: Long Way Gone

Author: Charles Martin

Buy your copy: Book Depository

Goodreads Rating: 4.29 Stars

Goodreads Summary:

At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O’Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.

Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns to his remote home in the Colorado Mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith.

When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if it’s too late to tell her the truth about his past—and if he is ready to face it.

A radical retelling of the story of the prodigal son, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.

About the Author

Charles Martin is a New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels. Martin’s books have been published in over twenty-five countries and in twenty languages. Martin earned his B.A. in English from Florida State University and went on to receive an M.A. in J1269533_10153668632019087_3634155181760607756_oournalism and a Ph.D in Communication from Regent University. With themes revolving around love and hope, Martin has been championed as an author “who understands the power of story and uses it to alter the souls and loves of both his characters and his readers.” He and his wife, Christy, live a stone’s throw from the St. John’s River in Jacksonville, Florida, with their three boys: Charlie, John T. Rives.

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Review:

Stars: 3.5/5

I’ll be honest this book took awhile for me to get into it. I really liked the characters but, sadly,  I felt like it took to long for the story to really pick up. I put the book down so many times to stop reading but I found myself wanting to know what was going to happen to the characters.

I loved the aspect of Music that was included in the book. I haven’t been able to find a lot of good books that include music. While it is very apparent that this is a Christian Fiction book I felt like it was a breath of fresh air were religion wasn’t pushed as hard.

I’m not sure yet if I will pick up another book by Charles Martin yet. Captivating but simply too slow for me.

 


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**Disclaimers**

I was sent this book by Smith Publicity for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. They are also included a book for the giveaway. (Huge thank you to Smith Publicity)

I am an affiliate for Book Depository, I do get a percentage of the sells of the book. (From the link included above.)