Friday, May 15, 2015

Mini-Review/Excerpt/Giveaway!! The Violet Hour, by Andrea L. Wells

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The Violet Hour
(The Violet Hour, Book 1)
Andrea L. Wells
Trade Paperback, 324 pages
Infinity Publishing
May 11, 2015
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy,
Young Adult Fiction

Still shocked over her mother’s mysterious death, California socialite Logan Keller is handed a one-way ticket to her long lost roots in Wyoming where love, deceit and danger await. Though she could forget everything staring into Luke Callahan’s eyes, Logan is quickly thrust into a fight for survival. Taking fate into her own hands, she begins unraveling the dangerous deceptions that abound at every turn. Her father is keeping secrets and Luke is keeping more. But Logan is keeping the biggest secret of them all.
The Violet Hour is a page-turning, captivating twist of young romance and the paranormal.

I have to confess that the very first thing that attracted me to this book was the gloriously beautiful cover! However, if the only thing a book has going for it is a gorgeous cover, it will obviously fail to pull a potential reader into it.
I'm very happy to report that, based on the teaser and excerpt below, I do believe this novel promises to deliver a great reading experience!
For instance, I can see that Wells is very adept at building suspense through vividly described details. This gives her writing a sort of cinematic quality that makes me want to see the movie adaptation of this novel. This is truly impressive for a debut author. I predict that this novel will be an amazing, YA winner!!

I sat up and pulled my knees in close to my chest.  Electricity flared in the air as Luke inhaled.

“You know, Logan, you’re not who I expected you to be,” he said, taking a long thought-filled pause.  “I thought the next twelve months were going to be hell living with a California socialite, but you’re pretty amazing.  I guess I owe you an apology.”

“So, it’s a good thing that I’m nothing like you expected?” I asked.

“It’s a really, really good thing.”

As I started to smile back he craned his neck to look away from me.  His eyes focused.  Something black flashed across the road but I was more scared by Luke’s reaction.  The warmth had vanished from Luke in a heartbeat.  The object stopped moving toward us when it got to an opening between the trees.  Even though I could feel Luke’s concern, I leaned forward toward the window, curious.  It was a wolf – a really big wolf, staring directly at us with bright green eyes.  It was close enough I could see quick breaths escape into the crisp rain-drenched air.  I was startled when the engine roared to life.  Luke threw the car into reverse, and I nearly slammed into the dash as the sound of gravel scattered everywhere.  He quickly jockeyed around and pulled back onto the road heading home.  I kept my eyes on the wolf until he was no longer in sight.

“Was that a wolf?” I asked.  Everything happened so quickly, I had to be sure.

“Yes,” he spit.

“I’ve never seen a wolf before – that thing was huge.”

Luke immediately turned to look at me with an expression that I couldn’t begin to read.

“What’s going on?” I pressed, puzzled.

When he looked toward the road and didn’t answer, I knew my question needed to be more specific to get results.

“Why are you freaking out?  It was just a wolf.”  I was worried.  He had gone from warm and comforting to moody and distant over such a small thing and I second-guessed how quickly I had fallen for him.

“Because I need to get you home, it’s getting late,” he muttered, failing to control his tone.

“That doesn’t make any sense, Luke.  I have no curfew and you flaked as soon as you saw the wolf.”

“Wolves are dangerous.”

“We were in the car,” I countered.

“Doesn’t matter.” 

The Violet Hour Series has been begging to escape Andrea’s subconscious for more than five years.  Focusing on a wonderful career, handsome husband and two beautiful children by day, she began feverishly penning the series by night.  Now a full-time writer, Andrea debuts The Violet Hour.

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  1. Whoa.. I'm absolutely floored by your post! Speechless. Thank you so, so, so very much for your post and support. I mean.. I don't even know what else to say other than, I'd be honored to send you my last hardcover ARC if you'd do me the honor of reading it for a full review. If you're interested, please email me: andrea at andrealwells dot com
    Again, thank you so much!

    1. Hi, Andrea!

      Oh, THANK YOU for such a SUPER NICE compliment!! You've made my day!!! I work hard on my blog posts, and it's so gratifying when my work gets appreciated like this, and ESPECIALLY by an author!

      Of course I'm interested in reviewing your book!! I'm honored, too, that you will be sending me a hardcover ARC, because I LOVE printed books!! I'll send you an email right away!

      Thanks again for the TERRIFIC comment!! HUGS!! : ) <3

  2. Sounds like a great book and I love the cover, too! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi, Eva!

      Yes, it does! It's great that you agree with me on the cover!

      Thanks for commenting!! : )


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