Wednesday, 8 May 2019

#BlogTour Thread of Hope by Rachel J. Bonner

Today it is my turn on the BlogTour Thread of Hope by Rachel J. Bonner. It is the second book in the Choices and Consequences series. I have added info and buy links about and for book one, Strand of Faith, to my post.

Enter the Giveaway below to Win Signed copies of both Strand of Faith and Thread of Hope, plus bookmarks and business cards that match each book, and one of the Holding Crosses that the monks and nuns have.  (Open INT)

During the book tour the first book in the series, Strand of Faith, will be at 99p, Thread of Hope is priced at £2.99.

About the Author
Rachel J Bonner is the author of the four book Choices and Consequences series, the first of which, Strand of Faith, is due out in November 2018.

Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in paranormal romance.  Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun.  When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club.  Target shooting only, honest.  Nothing to worry about.

She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary.  It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.

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Buy Thread of Hope

About Thread of Hope
The enthralling sequel to the compelling Strand of Faith.
What if your secrets are so dangerous they could destroy the one you love?
Is honesty always the best policy?

Leonie may have run away but Prospero will find her. He loves her and he wants a future with her by his side whatever the consequences. Only when he does find her, he ought to tell her who he really is, outside the monastery. That’ll make her run again. Dare he risk it? But if he doesn’t tell her, someone else may...

Marriage to Prospero is what Leonie wants most and the one thing she knows she can’t have. If he found out what she was really like, what she’d been, what she’d done, he’d despise her and she couldn’t bear that. Better to leave now than live a lie – but it’s harder than she expected. If only…

Gabriel is starting to discover the secrets inherent in Leonie, secrets that not even she knows, secrets that will tear the world apart. And the secrets he is keeping are tearing him apart. How can sacrificing those he loves possibly achieve peace when everything he discovers risks the death of millions?

Read all about the first book in the Choices and Consequences series:
About Strand of Faith
A girl. A monk. An unthinkable sacrifice.
When the choice is between love and life, how can anyone decide?

In a post-apocalyptic future, a girl and a monk, both with extraordinary mental powers, have compelling reasons not to fall in love. But their choices will have consequences for the rest of the world.

After the troubles of his youth, Brother Prospero has found comfort and fulfilment in the monastery. Then he discovers something that forces him to reconsider his whole vocation. How can it possibly be right to leave a life of worship and service for human desire? And if he does leave, will the pressures from his past destroy him?

Orphaned and mistreated, Leonie has found sanctuary and safety at the Abbey. When she comes into contact with Prospero everything spirals out of her control. Everyone she’s ever loved has died. She can’t do that to him. But how can she walk away from the first place she’s truly belonged?  

Abbot Gabriel is faced with an impossible choice. He can do nothing and watch the world descend into war. Or he can manipulate events and ensure peace – at the cost of two lives that he is responsible for. Is he strong enough to sacrifice those he loves?

Review of Thread of Hope
I would suggest reading the first book in the series, Strand of Faith, because this book continues where it left off. The story of a love that isn't meant to be. Two worlds colliding and in doing so creating ripples in the world around them. This book begins with Leonie's bizarre reaction to a life-changing gesture. Leonie panics and runs away after Prospero proposes to her. A desperate search ensues to find her as quickly as possible.

The relationship between the two of them is complicated to say the least. Emotions aren't enough when the past keeps intruding on the present like a nagging conscience and the differences between Prospero and Leonie appear insurmountable. Leonie battles with the inner demons courtesy of an extremely difficult childhood, whilst Prospero is willing to leave his life as a monk behind him to marry her.

Bonner has some interesting ideas, clearly creativity and a vivid imagination isn't a problem when it comes to her stories. The world she has created is complex. Saying all that, I think the author needs to adapt a less haste and more time for depth to her world-building and writing. To give the premise a chance to catch up with the characters, and give all that inspiration a place to expand, take root and grow.

It's a paranormal romance, a fast-paced urban fantasy. The books end in a way that forces the reader to pick up the next, because of cliffhangers and unresolved conflicts. I think Bonner likes to leave readers teetering on the top of the abyss.

Buy Thread of Hope (Choices and Consequences #2) at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Isbin Books; pub date May 2, 2019. Buy at Amazon com. Books2read. Google.

Enter the Giveaway to Win Signed copies of both Strand of Faith and Thread of Hope, plus bookmarks and business cards that match each book, and one of the Holding Crosses that the monks and nuns have.  (Open INT)

a Rafflecopter giveaway *Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box above. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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