Monday, July 27, 2015

Revenge by Gillian Joy

Revenge by Gillian Joy
Click on the word Revenge to get your copy today.

Book blurb

Hannah finally has everything she wants out of life, devoted friends, a loving family, and the man of her dreams. Or does she? Life is never easy when you are the “Guardian” of all the supernatural beings, but surely this much heartache is more than one person was ever meant to have to contend with? 
The Nephilim are on the hunt again but this time it’s not only the vampires they are hunting; and knowing that Hannah is still on the lookout for a new Custas, why would the witches be willing to work in conjunction with them? Then there’s Gabriel; after waiting for centuries to be with Hannah, what could possibly ever entice him to want to kill her. With all the supernatural issues she has to contend with how is it even possible a human could be any sort of a threat to the family life Hannah has built up. 
For over three centuries, one thing has been Hannah’s main driving force, but is it even possible for her to ever track Phelip down and get the final Revenge, and the final peace she has been hunting for. 

About the author

I'm a 43 year old mother of two who designs houses for a living and lives to write.
I grew up in the Western Suburbs of Sydney Australia the eldest of five children. I had two younger brothers and two much younger sisters. I say had because one of my brothers died when I was only nineteen. You can read about his story in No Chance to say Goodbye when it is released. 
I once had a boss who told me I had had a hard life but I never actually saw it that way. Life is what it is, and I had food, clothes, a roof over my head and a family who loved me. What's so hard about that?
These days I live on the Mornington Peninsula, south east of Melbourne Australia where I spend as much spare time as I can either with my nose in a book or writing away on my phone. I love it here, there aren't too many places in the world that with less than a ten minute drive you can watch the sun rise over the water, or you can watch the sun set over the water, and there's just something extra special about watching the sunset over the beach, something dreamy and romantic. I live with my husband, two beautiful but willfull kids a few fish and a very spoilt English Staffie named Cleo

My review

Revenge, the title alone had me interested and then to see how it is turned upside down, shaken not stirred and presented as a choice and not a very good one was delightful.  I am an act first ask questions later type of person.  This has wonder upon wonder served me well but as I grow older I am getting to a point where even I take a breath before I act.  Hannah has undergone the exact same character growth and I loved this.

This book is a YA / NA paranormal romance but it is also about life with children, friends and loss.  A lot of loss, which is the one thing you get to know at a certain age. Life has brilliant moments, shining like the sun but eventually the sun sets and it is for those who wake up the next morning to carry on.  I loved this sub plot that carries with it so much tenderness that I felt as if I was experiencing it with the characters.  But the book is not all sad, you find moments where you laugh out loud.  Where the very head strong Hannah needs a wake up shake.  Where have a fit of giggles because not even 300 years of life makes negotiating the minefield of love any better to negotiate.

The story has an amazing rhythm and flow to it.  It moves fast but does not gloss over the major plot point.  It does leave room for a host of new characters to be developed later but the reader is not left to feel that they lose out on some intrinsic knowledge. 

The setting is brilliant, and true to form. 

In the end, as a YA / NA romance this is a truly brilliant read and again, even better than book II which in turn was better than book I.

Go figure.

Keep the best for last.  I am looking forward to see where the author is heading next in her career.
Click on the pic to start the series from book one. 


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