Greetings to all of you riding the Blog Tour train!
Today I have yet another book review from my good friend Becca J. Campbell. I still haven’t figured out how she can write all of these books and get them published, not to mention all of the promo she sets up, with those boys of hers. I get run ragged with my 4 and I still have only half of a draft done of my book. Anyway…..
Becca has a new book out called Empath. She sent me an advance copy in exchange for the review and I was glad to do it. I have to admit that I got into this book with a bit of apprehension because Becca told me that it was so different from her other ones, this one a bit of a romance. Now, for me, I guess I am just a romantic because, the story didn’t seem like a romance. Sure, there were elements of romantical ties but it didn’t read like a Harlequin romance so I didn’t notice. The story itself is really good. No, really good. I venture to say that this is Becca’s best work to this point, and I have really liked her other books, especially Foreign Identity.
I got into this book quickly, empathizing with Jade and very curious about the other characters and their flaws. Ethan was wonderfully dark and twisted, more like something I would write. And the whole premise had elements of all of us in it. Being uncomfortable, being able to tell other people’s moods, enjoying friends, desperation, and the fight to survive. The settings were vibrant and real, and everything felt authentic, like places I would like to go.
There are always elements of the strange or supernatural in Becca’s stories, but these seemed the most likely to be real, and therefore a different story than Foreign Identity or Unmasked Alloy (which I am still waiting for more of that one), or even Gateway to Reality. Notice I didn’t say better, they each had their own unique story, I just think that this one is my favorite.
I really enjoyed this book. I look forward to reading anything that Becca puts out. She likes to do series, so there is always more from these characters, and more to read. Like I said, this is her best work yet, and, if I am going by the progression that I have seen since those first days in the Creative Copy Challenge(I know she was writing before that but that is where I met Becca), the next books will be even better.
Use these links and go get yourself a copy of this story. You won’t be sorry, for either the story, or for getting to know Becca.
During the Empath Blog Tour (September 16th – October 20th), the first book in the Flawed series will be on sale for a discounted price of $0.99. Grab it for cheap while you can!
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This is the “official” blurb from the book:
Empath (Flawed Book One)
Supernatural empathy isn’t a gift, it’s a curse. Anywhere she goes, Jade’s emotions are replaced by those of the people around her.
Jade grew up in a suburb of Colorado Springs, protected from other people by her parents. Now she faces college—and the world—with nothing to shield her from unwanted feelings.
When Cam, a classmate with a major crush on her, unintentionally hijacks her emotions, Jade struggles to keep from being carried away in feelings of attraction. When Ethan, a psychopath with a thirst for fear, fixates on her, the emotional impact could be lethal.
Caught in a deadly trap, Jade must untangle the emotions and find a way to use her empathic curse to overcome this killer or be overcome by him.
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