Monday, March 4, 2013

Cornerstone Deep Carlene A. Wilson Review

It's their nature - long lives and rebirth. They're from another dimension, one gifted with advance abilities, but they serve in Cornerstone Deep. They're the Wizards of Shilo Manor.

"We are of another plane. Only by ancient covenant do few know our true natures. We walk this world among you, beside you, loving you."

Title: Cornerstone Deep
Series: Chronicles of Shilo Manor, #1
Author: Charlene A. Wilson
Genre: Paranormal Romance,
Pages: 224


Book Description:

They outlive the mortals of this realm by thousands of years, and when it comes to love the cruel fact is reinforced. Reincarnation doesn't exist on this plane. They lose their wives to death with no hope of reuniting. Yet they continue to accept others for whatever time they have together. Save for Cole. His love for his last wife still burns in his soul four centuries after her death.

When the service they render to the noblemen of Cornerstone Deep brings him face to face with Anna, something unexpected happens.  In a realm of silent souls, hers calls to him.  He responds with a kiss—one that joined with the spell of servitude she inhaled, binds her soul.

Breaking ancient covenants, angering the lords, and bringing the gods' wrath upon him, Cole tries desperately to undo his wrong and free his love—despite the determination of the nobleman to keep her.
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“My life is a mirage of endless time. But you in this moment engulf me, rivet my mind, encompass my soul.”

 My Review: 

This review is difficult one f or me to write.  The premise of the story is completely different than anything else that I have read.  The Shilo brothers were interesting and often humorous in their bantering.  I liked that the brothers though they sometimes disagreed were there for each other.  The other did an excellent job of character development, you really feel like you know the characters.  It seems as if this series is set up to each focus on one brother, and this story is about Cole and his soul mate Anna.  

Anna has been taken against her will, in more ways than one, and that is the part of the story that was a little uncomfortable to read.  The man who has taken her is pretty slimy in my opinion, and Anna, who is stuck in this position because her mind has been tampered with, doesn't know any better.  It makes for a struggle on Cole's part to win Anna back.  

There are some sex scenes in this book, which other than the one referenced in the above paragraph, are pretty steamy.  

If you are looking for a very different concept for a story, and can get past the issue of force, I think you will really like the book.  As I said, without giving the plot away, the paranormal aspect to this book is something really different.

About the Author:

Charlene is an author of paranormal suspenseful tales that sweep you away to other dimensions. She weaves magic, lasting love, and intrigue into multi-layered story lines to immerse you into the lives of her characters.

She began writing in her early teens when her vivid dreams stayed with her long after she had them. The characters and worlds were so amazing, she brought them to life through her books. You can meet them now in her series, Chronicles of Shilo Manor, and soon in her series, Aumelan.

She resides in a small community in Arkansas, USA, with her two beautiful daughters, a gray cat, Chester, and a fluffy black dog, KooJo.

Her first novel, Cornerstone Deep, was published in November 2010 by Class Act Books.  Her second, Cornerstone Deep Echoes, was released February 2012, also by Class Act Books. 

1 comment:

Charlene A. Wilson said...

Thank you for taking the time to review Cornerstone Deep, Jennifer, and for presenting it on your lovely blog. I appreciate you sharing. :)

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