I am so excited to have the Stolen Gifts Blog Tour on my blog today. I loved this book so much and I can't wait for the next book to come out. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, excerpt, and giveaway.
Having a Gift is hard. Keeping the ability to read and manipulate minds a secret from family and friends is torture.
Vanessa (Van) Lyons is terrified of her very powerful Gift of Mind, and has been hiding it from her family since she was a child. Her Gift troubled her so much that she moved away from everything and everyone she knew to avoid the possibility of the truth being discovered. She’s stayed away for a long time, making excuses for staying put in her charming little cottage in a small town far enough away to be a comfortable buffer. But an invitation to the wedding of her childhood best friend Kelley brings her back home…and forces her to confront all of her fears and emotions. It also forces her to be face-to-face with the man she has loved since they were young.
Caine Moore is a handsome journalist with a playboy reputation. Seen frequently about town or in the tabloid pages with a different beautiful woman on his arm, he has become a completely different man from the boy Van grew up with. Tension builds between them as he sends Van mixed messages throughout the pre-wedding festivities, confusing her and making her yearn for things she’s spent a long time convincing herself she could never have.
Caine has been working on a story, and has seen things he shouldn’t see. In his desire to protect Van, he inadvertently pulls her into an intriguing but deadly case that puts her right into the killer’s path…
My Gift is a part of me. It lays dormant, wanting to be used and I have deprived myself for so many years. On the rare occasions when my control slips, and I use it, I feel whole. Denying it for so long was splitting my soul into two. I realized that I would have to learn a new kind of control. Instead of complete dismissal, I would have to use it on occasion to keep my mind and soul intact.
As the guard approached the door for our prison, I placed a Suggestion in his mind that he would believe what I told him. I wasn't changing the way he behaved, just what he was going to perceive at the moment. He opened the door and stood in the archway.
What a unique fresh spin in the paranormal genre. I was hooked from page one until the very last page. My only complaint is I read it too quickly and now I want the next book as the ending left me wanting more.
There are two types of people in this book, ones who are born with gifts and ones who are not. Van comes from a gifted family but they believe she doesn't have one. However she has a very strong gift. The gift of mind and it terrifies her so much that she never uses it and leads people to believe she is a normal person. It also helps that she has moved away from her family and friends to make a new life for herself. However with her child hood best friend getting married Van is forced to go home and face everything and everyone she has fled from including the love of her life Caine. But when gifted people start disappearing Van, Caine, and her brother start looking into it and in the process Van and Caine are kidnapped. She has to make the choice to use her gift to help them escape but in doing so she is forced to reveal her biggest lie to everyone she loves.
I absolutely loved this book. I was hooked from the very first page and read it in one sitting. Van and Caine have become two of my favorite characters I have read this year. Not to mention Caine is my new book boyfriend. He is totally swoon worthy. Even when he was being stubborn but Van was just as hard headed and it did make me want to smack them both to make them realize how perfect for one another they are.
The ending is my only issue with this book as it ends with a cliff hanger and I have a love/hate relationship with those. I am hoping that Rasha writes quicker so I can have more Van and Caine this year.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a kick ass heroine, swoon worthy heroes, and a refreshing twist in the paranormal genre. 5/5 Bloody Fangs
Author Rasha Selim was born in Cairo, Egypt and was raised in both Cairo and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She moved to the U.S. to attend college and pursue a career as a Forensic Psychologist. She left criminology behind to become the mother of three wonderfully active boys. Rasha has spent her life engaged with books and as stories of her own began to develop she knew that she had to get them down in print. She is extremely excited to be sharing her stories with the world. Rasha lives in upstate New York where she is blessed to be surrounded by her loving and supportive husband, children, great friends and incredible books.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Rasha for letting me review your book and say Thank You to Gliterary Girl for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.