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Friday, April 25, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Raven's Breath by Tish Thawer

Title: Raven's Breath
Author: Tish Thawer
Publication: April 13, 2014
Publisher: Amber Leaf Publishing
Source: Author
Genre: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
Audience: 18+

Raven can breathe life into you, or suck the life from you...the choice is yours! 

They say your life flashes before your eyes when you die. But what you didn't know...your last thoughts determine whether Raven becomes your Grim Reaper or your Saving Grace.

Death has a sinister plan, but his favorite female reaper has been given a new power that will combat his secret mission. The only issue...she hasn't discovered it yet.

Will Raven put the pieces together in time, or will Purgatory be destroyed forever?
 My Thoughts:  I really enjoyed this read. Tish Thawer has created a world where Grim Reapers exist and Death is ready for a career change. I was immediately hooked to this story. I had to know why Raven was marked by heaven. It was clear to me early on that Death had a hidden agenda and I found my self encouraging Raven to go deeper in to Death's deceptions in order to find out what his end plan was. I didn't realize until well into the story that Raven's existence in purgatory played an important role in Death's plans. 



Siren's blared, cutting through the quiet night. I watched from the shadows as the man who'd just been hit by a taxi lay bleeding on the frigid, grime covered ground. People gathered and were staring at the gruesome scene, while the driver of the taxi sat on the curb, crying into his hands.
I scanned the crowd, picking out who'd seen death before and who hadn't.
I could always tell.
As he took his last breath, my attention snapped back to the dying man. Images began to take shape in his mind; images that due to my job, I, too, could see.
Snapshots of him riding a motorcycle for the first time, of him falling in love, of his big successful promotion at work...all images of him. It was the usual replay of one's life flashing before their eyes as they die. When the replay stopped, it was time for me to go to work.
I stepped out of the shadows and took two steps in his direction. To the people watching, his wide eyes marked his final passing, but to me they continued to grow as he took in my features: my dark hair blowing in the wind, my curvaceous body wrapped in tight black leather, my large wings the color of the night sky. No one could see me but him, for he now resided in the my world. I extended my hand and offered my usual greeting. "My name is Raven and I'm here to help you."
He reached for my hand then looked back to take a final look at his body, as most of them do. "Am I really dead?"
"And you're the..."
"Grim Reaper."
This was the exact conversation I'd had with thousands of souls, which was why I knew that now would be the best time to comfort him, before he got scared to death––no pun intended––and tried to flee from me.
I extended my wings and let my divine light radiate from within. "Please don't fear. I'm only here to help you find peace."
This usually worked since I looked more like an angel with wings than the old man with a scythe that most people envisioned. Maybe that's why I'd been chosen to become the first female Reaper in history. I think the boys had been losing too many souls.

Author Bio: 
Tish Thawer writes paranormal romances for all ages, including her new adult series The Rose Trilogy, and her adult paranormal romance, The Ovialell Series, as well as young adult short-stories. Her magickal elements and detailed world-building are a welcome constant in every novel. 

Before becoming a writer she worked as a computer consultant, a photographer, and a graphic designer. She also operates a custom glass etching business, in addition to being a wife and mother of three wonderful children.

She's been a fan of the paranormal for as long as she can remember. Anything to do with superpowers, myth and magic has always held a special place in her heart.  From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the phenomenon that is Twilight, this genre has always been a part of her life.
A common FAQ: "How do you pronounce her last name?"
Answer: Think "Bower" or "Thow-er." It's Persian! 

Giveaway: This giveaway is for an autographed copy of Raven's breath and Swag Pack. This giveaway open to US Residents Only and is sponsored by the Author and/or Publisher. Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter.  

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting a stop on my tour, and taking the time to review Raven's Breath! :)

  2. This sounds extremely intriguing. That cover is, wow, amazing.