CLP Blog Tours #BookReview: Enlightened by A.L. Waddington

Reviewer: Michelle

EnlightenedI received a review copy

Summary:

Continuing where Essence, Book 1, EVE series ended, the barrier between Jocelyn Timmons consciousness continues to dissolve as she better understands the two lives she lives and enormity of her newly discovered inherited gift of EVE (Essence Voyager Era) which allows her to fall asleep on one plane of existence and awaken on another as her soul travels nightly. 

In Enlightened, Book 2, present-day Jocelyn uncovers the vast wonderment of the Victorian era but soon learns that life then was not as grand for women as she has read in the classics. Still, she finds comfort in the support of family and friends; a bolstering contrast to her overly hectic, career-oriented family in the twenty-first century. Her love for Jackson Chandler strengthens across time and becomes the light she so desperately needs as the world she has always known no longer makes sense. Yet, the closer she is drawn to Jackson by their mutual ability, the more strain develops amongst those she loves in 2009. 

On the other side of Jocelyn’s consciousness in 1878, she remains ignorant of EVE. Her life is crumbling around her, yet she finds herself anxiously awaiting the images that invade her dreams. Jocelyn longs to be the woman she portrays in that world yet her jealousy is unbearable. Miscommunication, betrayal and hidden agendas make trust near impossible. The clearer the visions become the more she questions motives of her closest confidants and foregoes revealing the images that plague her perception. As her life seems to unravel, Jocelyn’s two worlds collide, and she is enlightened as the pieces start to fall into place. But is she strong enough to survive the truth? Is Jackson really her destiny? And can their love transcend time?

Review:

The EVE Series continues with Enlightened, the second book about Jocelyn Timmons and the gift she has inherited, the ability to live in two different time periods at once. This book picks up where the other has left off, with Jocelyn still trying to come to terms with living in two completely different worlds. The barrier is getting smaller and smaller and she must decide if she wants to continue this way of life. She loves Jackson in both worlds, and the time has come for her marry him in 2009. Her family in the present is extremely against it along with some of her friends. She must make the decision that could completely change her life. But will she make the right one?

I was thoroughly surprised with this these novels. The concept at first seemed like it may be hard to pull off – it’s tough to not confuse a reader when you are trying to switch between different
worlds.  Although both Jocelyn and Jackson are young, it is impossible to not feel their love through the pages. I am extremely excited to read the next book in this series. I can’t wait to see how it all plays out!

4 stars

al waddingtonAbout the Author

A.L. Waddington grew up in a small town in Indiana and always had a vivid and overactive imagination. She loves music, playing sports, and can be quite mischievous at times. She has been known to play practical jokes on occasion and is a firm believer in the theory of organized chaos. She has a slight addiction to coffee and gummy bears. When she’s not hidden behind her laptop or buried in a book, she can be found working in her gardens, cheering on her favorite team, the Indianapolis Colts, or trying to lose that last stubborn ten pounds. She graduated with her BS in psychology from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. A. L. and her family reside in Indiana.

Social Media Links:

http://www.alwaddington.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoralwaddington

Twitter: @A_L_Waddington

Find the Book:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vMqa7C

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/enlightened-al-waddington/1118965944?ean=9781620153543

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22124188-enlightened


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#ReleaseDay: Perception by A.L. Waddington #YA #Fantasy

CLP is sharing in the release day festivities with A.L. Waddington and Perception,  book 3 in the EVE Series!

PerceptionCoverAbout the Book

My hopes, my dreams, and most of all me…we will finally be, set free. (one-line blurb like the other two had…sits over blurb)

Questions, questions, and more questions . . . they consume Jocelyn Timmons’ life—both of them. Questions that never seem to have an answer. They haunt her, eat at her, and dreams of a normal senior year of high school have finally floated away into nothingness.

Inheriting the gift of EVE (Essence Voyager Era) has become both a gift and a curse. One that Jocelyn doesn’t know if she wants or can accept. The world she once knew and thrived in has all but disappeared in the last two months. And now she wonders if she can ever find her way home again.

Her fiancé, Jackson Chandler, and his family seem to be the only ones who understand what she’s going through besides her uncles, both of which she’s grown very close to. But even they do not fully grasp how turbulent the situation at home has become. Will Jocelyn survive the torments from her mother and brother? Or will she find a hidden key to finally unlock her golden cage?

Find out in Perception, the griping third installment in the EVE series.

al waddingtonAbout the Author

A.L. Waddington grew up in a small town in Indiana and always had a vivid and overactive imagination. She loves music, playing sports, and can be quite mischievous at times. She has been known to play practical jokes on occasion and is a firm believer in the theory of organized chaos. She has a slight addiction to coffee and gummy bears. When she’s not hidden behind her laptop or buried in a book, she can be found working in her gardens, cheering on her favorite team, the Indianapolis Colts, or trying to lose that last stubborn ten pounds. She graduated with her BS in psychology from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. A. L. and her family reside in Indiana.

Social Media Links:

http://www.alwaddington.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoralwaddington

Twitter: @eveseries

Find the Book!

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1nKM8J5

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/perception-al-waddington/1120612740?ean=9781620155592

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23440330-perception


Future Tour: Forecast by Elise Stephens

Forecast Elise StephensElise Stephens will be on tour September 1-8 with her YA/urban fantasy novel Forecast

Calvin isn’t a teenager, not really; instead, he’s spent his life trying to protect his mother and sister from his alcoholic father. Calvin keeps a knife close and sleeps with one eye open, even years after his father has left the family. A summer vacation spent at their late grandfather’s estate promises him and his sister the chance to leave their problems behind. 

Instead of blissful freedom, they find the old house harbors secrets at every turn, like a mysterious stone door in the forest with rumored powers to give its entrants the gift of future-seeing. When Calvin faces the return of his seemingly-reformed father, he throws himself through the door to receive the gift of foresight. But the door offers more doubt than certainty, and the future he sees is riddled with disturbing confusion. With a revenge-obsessed lawyer hunting him down and a secret society out to control him, Calvin must figure out how to stop what he’s started before he loses what he holds most dear. 

As he battles the legacies of his past and the shadows of his future, Calvin must accept help from unlikely sources, give trust he never thought possible, and learn that the greatest challenges lie not in the things to come, but in the present moment.

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