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REVIEW TOUR: The Compendium by Christine Hart

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Excerpt

I awoke standing on an orange cliff under a purple sky. An unfamiliar canyon wound under the horizon on either side. I looked down to see a river of metallic sludge oozing along the canyon floor. Chunks of debris floated in the sludge. Steam intermittently bubbled here and there. The sky darkened as I watched the river. Lights streaked across the sky, red and white, blinking. Black pellets fell from the lights, exploding in the distance as they hit the ground.

A figure walked through the smoke left by an explosion on the cliff directly opposite from me. While the smoke cleared, Ivan reached the edge of the cliff. His face distorted with a ripple. He reached up with both arms, burying his hands in his hair. His fingertips pulled on his scalp. Ivan’s expression melted. He peeled off his face in a downward motion taking the rest of his body with it. In Ivan’s place stood a red-eyed humanoid reptile with giant curling horns, identical to what I’d seen reflected in the window of Ivan’s apartment.

The horned figure let out a ferocious roar. The ground shook. The landscape shivered until the canyon transformed into a green valley below dry sage-covered hills. Ivan seemed himself again, smiling and tapping his wristwatch, strolling toward me. I shuddered, shaking my head. The green grass floor trembled and a crack opened horizontally between us. Trembling turned to shaking. The crack ripped into the ground in both directions until a canyon separated us.

A hand brushed my cheek. I whirled to find the source of the touch. I found myself lying in bed back in the guest bedroom in Josh’s farm house. I shouted and sat up.

 

Review

 

This book, although starts out very slow, is very well written and researched!

I was a little hesitant in reading The Compendium in the beginning because it’s not in a genre that I normally read in but I’m glad I did. I enjoyed this book and taking the journey with these characters.

These characters were well developed and, other than their powers, seemed very real. Each character had their own personality including one with facial piercings!

Faith was a very annoying character with her jealousy over Jonah and Irina in the beginning of the story but I actually liked that about her because it made her seem more realistic….with her emotions.

Christine Hart is a fantabulous author! With The Compendium, she had me hooked from the first word to the very last! And what an emotional, action packed journey it was!!!

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BOOK TOUR & GIVEAWAY: Love: A Tangled Knot by Eichin Chang Lim

Love: A Tangled Knot
by Eichin Chang Lim
Genre: Clean Contemporary Romance
If love is true, how long should you wait?
How much pain should you endure before moving on?

 

Love: A Tangled Knot is
a new edition of a romantic novel penned by the award-winning author
of Flipping, Eichin Chang-Lim. A clean romance about
the struggles of a couple to keep their family together against all
odds.
With the Golden Gate Bridge in sight, the story begins.
Kayla is an ambitious seventeen-year-old who is
content to deliver “real-talk” to her boy-crazy best
friend, Breeana, while running the high school’s environmentalist
club. She has no time or desire for boys, viewing even a crush
as an unwanted commitment. Until Russell Mancini joins Beach Cleanup
Day. Kayla learns that she’s a sucker for love just like her peers.
Their relationship seems perfect, but fate
conspires against the pair. Kayla’s dreams are shattered when she
becomes pregnant. Struggling to make ends meet, Russell makes a
decision that threatens to destroy their relationship,
irrevocably steering his course away from Kayla and their
daughter. Kayla finds herself pitted in a conflict she would never
have expected.
As Russell’s fate presents him with
a seven-year incarceration sentence, Kayla must pick up the
pieces and stay firm in her marriage. Dreaming of the day her
daughter will have a father once again.
Will Kayla and Russell
untangle the knot that was once their love? Or will temptations and
inner demons succeed in moving them further apart?
Release Date: August 5, 2017
Eichin Chang Lim is a writer of inspiration and romantic fiction. She has
also released a memoir / self-help book for special needs parents. In
real life, she is an Optometrist, Actress, Wife and Mother to
Theodore, and Victoria. They live in Orange County where she runs a
private practice with her husband.
Eichin is passionate about writing and enjoys listening to classical music
and opera.
Follow the tour HERE!

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