Here’s another one by Bethany Claire! I am part of her audible review team, and she has once again provided me with hours of audio joy as I listened to Love Beyond Dreams. Links are below for how you can pick up the Audible or eBook file. [goodreads | Audible]
Gillian has claimed ownership of Cagair castle (in the present) after Jane’s mysterious disappearance and has set about renovating the castle to its full glory. Until her world is turned upside down by a group of strangers renting the castle for a few days for an obscene amount of money. Her guests seem odd and when she finds a dirty ragged man wandering the mist, she doesn’t think life can get any weirder. But then she learns to time travel.
Orick disappeared over a cliff to plunge into the sea and to his death, the trouble is… he doesn’t know who he is or where he’s from. What he does know is Gillian is the fairest woman he’s ever seen and wants to get to know her better.
After the sadness that soaked the pages of book 5, this story was one of hope and finding your way out of self-imposed darkness. Gillian is a strong character with a good moral compass and a deep internal flaw she must overcome in order to survive and thrive. Their romance was one of sweet moments and respecting personal boundaries that was wholesome to read.
Lily Collingwood is, as always, enjoyable to hear. The book was 6 hours as usual, the recording quality was excellent with no hum or distortion and made the entire focus on the story.
This small list is just a snapshot of what has transpired over the past three years, not all fantastic and not all crippling. *raises glass* Here’s to another 3 years!
Steampunk fans, tickets are on sale for next year’s Steamposium in Seattle! I went this year and had a blast. You can find pictures of the lovely lady behind Pinch of Geek Tea and myself from this year’s event, and I went “undercover” to learn as much hands on as I can about steampunk and its culture. ...why? You’ll see. *sneaky grin*
For those of you who have been with me since the beginning (three years now!), may wonder the answer to this question a lot. How long does it take to write a book you ask? Well, let’s put it this way. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone took six years, so I feel less bad that The Keeper Chronicles is still a work in progress. Make sure to check out some of your other favorites.
I mentioned about that I attended Steamposium to research for an upcoming project. Here’s another hint. This article addresses that yes, we still need gay tragedies in lit, and there’s a quote in the article that shocks me. I’ll leave it here, and you can think what you will.
“Blatant homophobia, they argue, feels dated in 2016.
They will say this the same day a gay man in Manhattan needs six stitches above his eye. The day two young girlfriends in Kentucky are barred from prom. The day an Arizona boy is kicked out of his home at fourteen.“
Let’s end this news on a light note, here’s a funny but excellent article on some of the most common mispronounced words. Do you recognize a few that you do incorrectly, I do!
Are you ready for a new one by Bethany Claire? I am part of her audible review team, and she has once again provided me with hours of audio joy as I listened to Love Beyond Compare. Links are below for how you can pick up the Audible or eBook file. [goodreads | Audible]
Grace’s sister (from book 4) Jane, is teleported to the past by Morna who in all her wisdom, must know something Jane doesn’t. Morna often takes the choice for that first leap out of those she helps hands, but Jane is not as thrilled as the others. She is bored, restless, and having dreams of sexy highlanders that keep her up all night. Cooper is the reason Jane stays, but he’s quickly becoming not enough. She misses her city, needs companionship, and a purpose. Luckily, it’s not just Morna who is looking out for her.
As with the rest of the series, there’s some prescription with Love Beyond Compare. Woman finds the man; man woos the woman, they sleep together, then marriage. Or is there? Jane is the unwilling romantic. She wants a man who can commit, she’s not about being used for her body and then being set aside, but she also wants Adwen. Adwen is the definition of a ladies man, use them, flatter them, and then boot them out of his bedchamber. Jane’s not that kind of gal.
Their chemistry and comedic banter are perfect and is balanced by Cooper’s quick wit, and some of the most heart-wrenching loss I’ve read in this series so far. Love Beyond Compare is beyond compare, Bethany Claire’s most impressive novel yet!
Lily Collingwood is, as always, enjoyable to hear. The book was 8 hours and fit perfectly during a flight to the east coast. As usual, the recording quality was excellent with no hum or distortion and made the entire focus on the story.