Thursday, December 17, 2015

review + guest post || SOMEWHERE IN TIME { blog tour } by Alyssa Richards

Self-Published | November 9, 2015 | Supernatural Romance
The Fine Art of Deception, book 2


Addison Montgomery has finally found love with the man of her dreams, Blake Greenwood, and is ready to live another lifetime of happiness with him. But the morning they’re supposed to bring closure to their dark, violent past, all chances of a happily-ever-after turn as dead as the ghosts she sees on a daily basis. 

Now Addie must team up with her greatest enemy, embracing her not-quite-perfect gift of reading art psychically. If she succeeds, she will finally learn the truth behind her father’s and grandfather’s disappearances. If she fails, every chance at love she’s ever hoped for will be destroyed. But one thing is clear: she has to choose between saving Blake or her family, and there’s no way she can ever have both.

{ about alyssa richards } .

Alyssa Richards is a paranormal romance author who lives in the South with her husband and two children. She recently published her first paranormal romance book called The Fine Art of Deception: Undoing Time and is currently working on the sequel. Alyssa’s writing is influenced by her curiosity with ghosts and the supernatural world. She writes daily and believes that discipline and commitment to the craft are critical to be a successful writer. Whenever she gets the opportunity, Alyssa enjoys travel, spending time with her pups, and nurturing her herb and rose garden.

{ day in the life: a typical writing day with alyssa } .

Usually I get up around 4 or 5 a.m. and write while my house is quiet. Morning is my most creative time and I love that space where the distractions are few and the creativity is loud and strong.

I have two very active boys, so my writing world is built into the margins of their life. My laptop goes with me everywhere and I write wherever I happen to be at the moment — soccer practices, baseball practices, summer sports clinics. My car is my writing den.

I’ll also write in the evenings, and to the endless frustration of my husband and boys, while we’re supposed to be watching a movie or a baseball game together!

{ review } .

In book one, we met Addie and Blake. In book two, we learn a little bit more about their time together.... before. I felt that the suspense aspect in this story was definitely better -- pairing present to past, and further weaving in the art pieces, made for exciting points in this story. Then further form the villain that is Otto, and even more excitement graces the pages.

Addie and Blake, as well as the side players we meet in this installment, are all well-written. This is an enjoyable cast of characters, and the time hoping and painting watching and Otto avoiding was fun to read. There were still a few writing characteristics that didn't work for me, but I've decided that's more of a "this reader doesn't care for it" type of thing.

{ previous reviews in series } .

UNDOING TIME 4 { review }

{ giveaway } .

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