Sunday, August 4, 2013

Holding the Link Review...

Title:  Holding the Link
Author:  Hope Welsh
Genre:  Paranormal
Tour Host:  Lady Amber's Tours


Lana Summers and Cole Thomas met while fighting an ancient evil shapeshifter.  Now, a month later, Lana is pregnant with their child.

Just when they are trying to cement their relationship, trouble begins once again.  Lana begins to receive threatening phone calls.  Is the evil shifter, Connall, back or is this new threat merely human?

Can their new relationship survive a new struggle when Lana isn't sure that anything more than the threats of danger have brought them together?  This time, Lana must make a sacrifice no one should have to make to save the man she loves.

The Prophecy

When two become one,
And one becomes two,
Power is true


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“It’s not over.” Lana could barely suppress the scream as she awoke, her face covered in a sheen of sweat. 

“Oh God,” she whispered. Cole turned to her and pulled her into his arms. 


“What happened? he asked, concern lacing his quiet voice. Lana clung to him, resting her hand on the strong beat of his heart through his chest. 


“Just a dream,” she muttered. “Sorry I woke you.” 
Cole reached over and turned on the bedside lamp. For a long moment, he didn’t speak, instead, he looked at her, waiting, she knew, for her to calm enough to talk to him. His capacity for patience never ceased to amaze her. Finally, she took a deep breath and looked into his eyes. “It’s not over.”

Cole turned and looked at Lana, his dark eyes narrowed in concern. “What do you mean, it’s not over?” he asked. “You mean because of the calls?”

Lana looked at Cole as he watched her carefully. Lana instinctively put her hand against her still-flat stomach, concerned for her unborn child. “I don’t know, Cole. I just have a very bad feeling,” she said quietly. She didn’t want to mention that this warning was very similar to the warning that had awoken her the night she’d met Cole. It had been her mom then…and again, now. Still, just in case it was just her mind playing tricks on her, she didn’t want to worry Cole needlessly.

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This book was full of intrigue and fun events.  I felt a little bit lost during parts of the books but I think that was more because I didn't have time to read the first book before this book.  I thought the book was very well written and laid out.  There was a bunch of action and I really got into the book after a while.

I don't know how I feel about Cole...he seemed a little bit overbearing and overprotective.  I get his reasons for being that way but it still bugged me.  Lana is an awesome character...she is so free and independent.  I love that they shift into Tigers as that is one of my all time favorite animals!

I suggest you read book one first if you read this book because I think I would have liked this book a whole lot more if I had had the time.

RATING:

4 out of 5 stars


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Hope Welsh writes romance fiction.  Her first love is paranormal.  She's also currently working on book two in the Prophecy Series.  Book One is available now.  Her current works in progress also include two young adult paranormal stories she hopes readers will enjoy.

She's been writing since she was in third grade, and has never looked back.  She's also published some of her more steamy stories with various e-publishers using a pen name.

Currently, she lives in Florida.  Hope enjoys creating characters that come alive on the page!  Her goal is always to provide an entertaining read that her readers will love.

Hope is available on Twitter and her blog is at hopewelsh.blogspot.com -- be sure to check her blog often, as she loves to run contests for her readers.