Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Portal Guards by Marcia Colette ♥ Review Tour & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Fantasy Romance)

The Portal Guards
Evelyss Nontage is a housekeeper at the Talbert Estate who has been hired to keep order. Her family is also relying on her to learn of the location of a mysterious portal that allows those from the Fringe Line to pass into the human world. For her and her loved ones, it’s a matter of life and death.

Brahm Gushon is an occupant who has been with many of ladies in waiting. He’s tired of them, too. He’s drawn to the solitary housekeeper who has her mind two things. Her duty and her loyalty to the household. No one will break her concentration. Not even him.

Evelyss and Brahm must work through their frustrated feelings to send a deadly intruder back to hell…assuming he doesn’t take both of them with him. It’ll take another leap of faith in each other to overcome the second enemy they don’t see coming.
A very interesting story that had a little bit of everything!

This is the story of Evelyss, a servant who isn't really what she seems to be, and Brahm, who has admired her from afar for quite some time.

These two have to battle secrets, demons and threats of death for the greater good. While these trials were tough, they changed Evelyss and Brahm's lives in ways neither of them could have ever imagined.

While I, personally, would have liked certain aspects of the story explained in a little more detail (specifically some of he uncommon names and vocabulary used in this other dimension in which he story takes place), I felt the underlying story was a good, quick, read!

***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
Evelyss hurried down the hall. That infuriating man was supposed to bring the girl down. She wasn’t supposed to have to go up and get her. But time was short and those who had already brought down their women were headed into the darkness to patrol the path to the portal before finishing their Sixth Night celebrations.

The entire town of Naya would be there, including just pretty much everyone on staff. Nobody dared miss the rounds of alcohol and fireworks in the street. Sixth Night only happened once a month during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Everyone worked so hard throughout the region and needed a break, so Sixth Night was the answer to that. Whether you were human or otherwise, old or young, it didn’t matter.

Evelyss wouldn’t be there. This was her night to work before taking the next three days off.

Thankfully, the door was open. Evelyss wouldn’t have to knock and interrupt something that would surely leave her red-faced and upset.

Just as she was about to enter the room, Brahm flew out, tucking his shirt into his pants. He slammed into her so fast and hard that she fell backward, with the full length of him on top of her.

Fury roared inside her. She opened her mouth, ready to light into him, when she noticed something else below his waist. Though it wasn’t standing erect at the moment, there was no missing the warm member that rested against her crotch.

Evelyss gulped. “C-c-can you get off me, please?” Great. As if that was supposed to sound angry at him for invading her personal space.

“Uh…”
  
Marcia Colette
Bestselling author Marcia Colette didn’t discover her love for reading until her late teens when she started reading John Saul and progressed to works by Bentley Little, Stephen King and Laurell K. Hamilton. Her reading tastes convinced her to write paranormals where curses cause people to shift into spiders, psychotic and telekinetic mothers are locked away in attics, and murderous doppelgangers are on a rampage. Let's not forget about the hunky werecheetah coalitions who live throughout North Carolina. As long as she can make it believable, that's all that matters.

Born and raised in upstate New York, Marcia now lives in North Carolina with her mom and beautiful daughter. They’re not raising zombies in the backyard. There aren’t any hellhounds living in the den, only a rabbit and a cockatiel. So where she gets her ideas is as much a mystery to her as anyone else.

The best place to find her--when she's not stirring up trouble--is on her blog where she loves connecting with readers.
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15 comments :

  1. A huge thank you for the review! I'll be checking in later in the day if anyone has any questions.

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    1. I REALLY enjoyed the book! And I LOVED the way you developed the relationship between Evelyss and Braham. Thank you for the opportunity to review it!

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  2. I really like the names that you used for the leads Marcia. How did you come up with them??

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    1. Hi Andra! Evelyss is my twist on the name Evelynn, which is what I almost named my daughter. Brahm came about because of Brahms' violin concertos. I love classical music.

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  3. A very good review. I enjoyed the excerpt.

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  4. That's an interesting review and excerpt. Added to my TBR :D

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