Friday, December 28, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Fate's Design by Lola James

Fate's Design (Fate Series #1) by Lola James
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: LJ Publishing, Inc (self Published)
Pages: 220


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Book Description:

A summer vacation in Italy with her twin sister, Morgan, is just what Megan Romano needs. But instead of fun, wine, and relaxation, she finds unexpected romance. Alexandros DiPiero, a sexy and mysterious Italian businessman, falls for Megan the minute he lays eyes on her, but Megan knows it’s too good to be true.

Increasingly haunting dreams that warn of danger and destiny plague Megan’s every sleeping moment. As her nightmares become deadly and her love life heats up, Megan will come face to face with her worst fear.

My Review:  I was really excited to be part of this tour.  I read Lola's other series Bound to Remember and I loved it, so I was looking forward to seeing what this new series would be like.  I was not disappointed.  Lola James weaves the mysterious and the mythical into her stories so well.  

Morgan Romano is as girly as it gets.  She squees over $200 shoes and wakes up to birds singing.  She's just one of THOSE kind of girls.  Happy and somewhat annoying, especially to her broodier twin sister Megan.  Morgan designs a dress and wins a scholarship to a school in Italy for the summer.  She talks Megan into joining her.  While there she meets Alexandros and falls hard.  He seems too good to be true - and maybe he is.  There are so many plot twists and turns in this book that you are ALWAYS guessing.

I like Megan as a character.  She is snarky and she loves her sister even though she finds her chipperness incredibly annoying most of the time.  On their whirlwind tour of Italy, Megan learns things about herself and about life.  She falls fast for Alexandros, but what girl wouldn't fall head over heels instantly for a gorgeous Italian man who is suave and debonair?    Morgan needs to figure out who to trust and learn to embrace her dreams in order to figure out what is going on.

I give this book 4 stars and I can't wait for the next book in the series.

About the Author:

Lola James has been reading romance novels since her teens, and fell in love with the paranormal after discovering Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Her love of the dark worlds of vampires and witches, as well as her fascination with Greek mythology led her to create the Spellbound Series, an ongoing Paranormal Romance combining all of the above into tales of suspense with a little bit of humor in an Urban Fantasy setting.

A long time lover of reading and writing with a passion for a great story, James became discouraged by the complicated and arbitrary publishing process, James had initially set down her laptop and her hopes of being a writer. However, with the purchase of her first e-reader, James became re-energized by the new possibilities for an undiscovered author to reach the masses. Dusting off her keyboard she finally finished Bound to Remember, the first book of the Spellbound Series and self-published it. Energized and ambitious, James is now hard at work on both the Spellbound Series as well as the Fate Series, a paranormal romance about dreams and what happens if they come true.

Living in Southern California with her two beautiful children, James finds time to write in between her full-time job as a mother as well as her other full-time job as an HR manager, as well as her academic schedule as she studies for her Master’s degree which she hopes to complete in 2013. With the success of Bound to Remember, James hopes to continue to reach an audience that will allow her to leave her HR job and focus on her writing as a full time career.

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1 comment:

Veronica said...

I've never read from this author but this book sounds really good!

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