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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Through the Veil by Shiloh Walker

Through the Veil (Berkley Sensation)Lee Ross always knew she was not entirely human. But when the man who has plagued her dreams her entire life appears in the flesh, can she give up everything she knows to follow him to another realm? (courtesy of Amazon)
He's been waiting...
Found wandering in a field as a child, Lee Ross was given a name by the state and placed in a foster home -- without anyone realizing she wasn't entirely human.  All her life, she's tried to dismiss the odd dreams that have plagued her, dreams of monsters, creeping through the night and a man fighting demons by her side.  But the bruises she wakes up with are all too real to ignore...
Then the man from her dreams appears -- in the flesh. His name is Kalen, and he insists that her destiny lies in his world, the world of her dreams.  To save their people, he must convince Lee to give up everything she knows, follow her heart, and cross over into the Under Realm -- even though once she does, she'll never be able to return (back cover comments)

We happen to have the pleasure of meeting our author at RWA 2010.  If you have never read Shiloh Walker, you are in for a treat, the kind that makes you wanna find your significant other and have some "alone" time.  Shiloh KNOWS how to do erotica.  I first found her with The Hunters Series.  (briefly, the series is CRAZY EROTIC, the writing is extremely WELL DONE. The basis is "hunters" that keep the human world safe, policing the supernatural and the criminal humans (rapists, domestic violence, child abuse) are finding their places in life and love with plot based around solving the mystery or corruption in their society. did I mention HOT, Erotic?) Ok, enough about the other series.  Let's Talk about this book...

Through the Veil is definitely not a disappointment from Ms. Walker.  I think it holds its own in the paranormal/urban fantasy realm.  As she mentions on her sight, this book is slightly toned down in the erotic genre, but still VERY racy and spicy in the S E X scenes.  That's not all this book is offering.  The story line captures you and takes you on a sensational ride.  

Walker's set up of the alternate realm is crafty.  Often the first book is a slow start, which I can sometimes understand, but not this one!  Right away I was grabbed, wanted to know what was going on, happening next and how it all played out.  Enthralled in the story, there was definitely twists to keep you going.  I say twists, and there were a few, and again, done just right!! There wasn't anything thrown in that didn't belong, but it was definitely an "Oh Man" moment, even if you knew something had to be up, you definitely didn't expect that.  (wow, all that and no spoilers...*pats self on back*LOL)

Lee is our leading lady, she's an artist, independent and suddenly confused with all around her.  She holds her own (no whining) and pushes forward.  Kalen is our hunky soldier, he's edgy, badass, and not afraid to give you want you need emotionally and physically.  Straight away you feel like you've been with these characters before, you're right in there with them, they are drawn to each other and you're drawn to them.  Fighting together to save the realm from Warlord Demons coming from their realm, Lee and Kalen face choices and learning things they never expected.  Something special about Lee has got to be the only way to get the realm safe.  

4 slices and an extra bite - what does that mean? It means get it, read it, and give me some feedback.


  1. Thank you for the convincing review, I've added to my virtual TBR stack.

  2. Hi,

    Love the blog name. Thanks for the follow. Im following back.

  3. Oooh this sounds really good! I have it on my "To Read" List! Thanks for the review! :)