A Heart in Sun and Shadow by Annie Bellet

January 2, 2012 by  
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I received A Heart in Sun and Shadow by Annie Bellet via CLP Blog Tours. I am obviously a big fan of chick lit and women’s fiction, but everyone once in awhile I need to step outside my reading box and try out something a little different. When Bellet came to me about blog tour services, I really wanted to take her on. The synopsis was intriguing, and the first chapter had me pulled in. I’m really glad I took this book on, because it shows me that even if a book isn’t in my typical genre, it’s the writing that makes it special.

The story is set in ancient Wales, and follows three main characters: twin brothers Emyr and Idrys and Áine, a traveling wisewoman. Since the story is fantasy and magical and all those elements, writing a synopsis that will sound coherent will prove difficult for me, so I think I might try to skip that. It boils down to: Emyr and Idrys are cursed, then both fall in love with Aine and she loves them back, but in order to be with them the curse needs to be broken. Aine sets out to find the one who cursed the brothers so they can be happily together. I understand it might sound a bit strange – brothers sharing a wife, but this really is a true love story that actually had me tearing up at points. It seems to make sense in this magical world of Wales that the characters live in. There were some instances where I would stumble a bit in the fantasy chat, but overall a truly enjoyable read with a happy ending. If you’re looking to break away from the celebrities, mommy-lit, or even just a fashionable heroine, I would suggest you try A Heart in Sun and Shadow.

[Rating: 4]

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On Tour: A Heart in Sun and Shadow by Annie Bellet

December 23, 2011 by  
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Annie will be on tour December 26- January 9 with her novel A Heart in Sun and Shadow

In an ancient Wales that never was… The twin brothers Emyr and Idrys are cursed to live as hounds; Emyr by night, and Idrys by day. The twins believe they will be trapped this way forever until they meet the fierce and curious Áine, a changeling woman born with fey blood and gifts struggling to fit into a suspicious human world. Áine unravels the fate of Emyr and his twin as all three of them fall in love. To free her lovers from the curse, she embarks on a journey to the realm of the fey where she confronts her own unique gifts and heritage. Ultimately, she must decide where her heart truly lies and what she’s willing to risk to get what she desires most.

Please visit CLP Blog Tours for all the reviews, guest posts, and interviews!

Future Tour: A Heart in Sun and Shadow by Annie Bellet

November 10, 2011 by  
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Annie will be on tour December 26- January 9 with her novel A Heart in Sun and Shadow

In an ancient Wales that never was…

Twin brothers Emyr and Idrys are cursed to live as hounds; Emyr by night, and Idrys by day. The twins believe they will be trapped this way forever until they meet the fierce and curious Áine, a changeling woman born with Fey blood and gifts struggling to fit into a suspicious human world.
Áine unravels the fate of Emyr and his twin as all three of them fall in love. To free her lovers from the curse, she embarks on a journey to the realm of the fey where she confronts her own unique gifts and heritage. Ultimately, she must decide where her heart truly lies and what she’s willing to risk to get what she desires most.

Please visit CLP Blog Tours for the full tour schedule!

In My Mailbox: Week of October 23

October 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Chick Lit Plus, In My Mailbox, Updates

In My Mailbox: Week of October 23

 

Title: A Heart in Sun and Shadow

Author: Annie Bellet

Received: From Annie Bellet via CLP Blog Tours

Synopsis: In an ancient Wales that never was…

Twin brothers Emyr and Idrys are cursed to live as hounds; Emyr by night, and Idrys by day. The twins believe they will be trapped this way forever until they meet the fierce and curious Áine, a changeling woman born with Fey blood and gifts struggling to fit into a suspicious human world.
Áine unravels the fate of Emyr and his twin as all three of them fall in love. To free her lovers from the curse, she embarks on a journey to the realm of the fey where she confronts her own unique gifts and heritage. Ultimately, she must decide where her heart truly lies and what she’s willing to risk to get what she desires most.

 

Title: The LA Commandments

Author: Gillian Duffy

Received: From Gillian Duffy

Synopsis: Joanne Kavanagh and best friend Suzie pack their bags and swap dreary, depressing Dublin for the cool Californian coast. Both are determined to start a new life in the land of opportunity, leaving behind the recession and their complicated families.
They make a pact at the airport to stick religiously to the ‘LA Commandments’, a list of ten ‘Thou Shalt Nots’ for their new life in LA, including ‘Thou Shall Not Fall in Love,’ but when Jo befriends sexy, shy musician Marc, and Suzie falls for womanizing bar-man Chris, not only are the commandments at risk of being broken, but also the girls’ hearts…
With all California has to offer —sunshine, shopping, killer nightlife, and drop-dead-gorgeous men, will the girls stay faithful to the LA Commandments?

 

 

Title: Chosen

Author: Chandra Hoffman

Received: From Chandra/Harper Collins via CLP Blog Tours

Synopsis: In the spirit of Jodi Picoult and Anna Quindlen, CHOSEN features a young caseworker increasingly entangled in the lives of the adoptive and birth parents she represents, and who faces life-altering choices when an extortion attempt goes horribly wrong.

It all begins with a fantasy: the caseworker in her “signing paperwork” charcoal suit, paired with beaming parents cradling their adopted newborn, against a fluorescent-lit delivery room backdrop. It’s this blissful picture that keeps Chloe Pinter, director of The Chosen Child’s domestic adoption program, happy juggling the high demands of her boss and the incessant needs of parents on both sides.

But the job that offers Chloe refuge from her turbulent personal life and Portland’s winter rains soon becomes a battleground itself involving three very different couples: the Novas, college sweethearts who suffered fertility problems but are now expecting their own baby; the McAdoos, a wealthy husband and desperate wife for whom adoption is a last chance; and Jason and Penny, an impoverished couple who have nothing-except the baby everyone wants. When a child goes missing, dreams dissolve into nightmares, and everyone is forced to examine what they really want and where it all went wrong.

 

Blog Tour Sign Up: A Heart in Sun and Shadow by Annie Bellet

October 7, 2011 by  
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Annie will be on tour in December with her fantasy novel  A Heart in Sun and Shadow. This will be an eBook tour only, open worldwide. Please use the sign up form below if you would like to be included. Annie would also be available for interviews. I will contact all bloggers chosen to participate. Thank you!

In an ancient Wales that never was…

The twin brothers Emyr and Idrys are cursed to live as hounds; Emyr by night, and Idrys by day.  The twins believe they will be trapped this way forever until they meet the fierce and curious Áine, a changeling woman born with fey blood and gifts struggling to fit into a suspicious human world.
Áine unravels the fate of Emyr and his twin as all three of them fall in love.  To free her lovers from the curse, she embarks on a journey to the realm of the fey where she confronts her own unique gifts and heritage. Ultimately, she must decide where her heart truly lies and what she’s willing to risk to get what she desires most.

**Annie’s blog tour is now full. Thank you to everyone who signed up!**