Reach For Your Light: The Light Direction by Ces Creatively with excerpt and giveaway

Today I have a new paranormal-flavored romance. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, read excerpts and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where you could win prizes seen in the photo!

Book Review:

Starting as a faily typical romance: a wounded heroine leaves a bad situation with boyfriend and job to make a new start.  Emma does exactly that, she leaves London for the seaside town of Bournmouth, finds a roommate and begins anew.  It’s a fairly typical ‘vacation feel” as she is enjoying the new sights and people, and shes even found a boy she likes. But then, nightmares start to disturb her life,and the questions of what is real and not begin to arise.

Emma is a fairly typical girl who has been hurt: far too quick to assume that everyone is out to hurt her and allowing her own insecurities to take over her actions.  When she meets Jeremy the sparks fly, and the two are getting to know one another.  Jeremy is a bit of a fancy boy, with moments of interaction that feel real, and others that are almost painful in the what isn’t said or done sort of way.  As a couple, I found more questions than answers, and their relationship was very uneven in pacing and progression.

Emma and Jeremy are both in need of some growing up time, while she is a bit more sympathetic, neither is really ready for the sort of relationship that they both think they deserve. They do have amazing chemistry though, and the tumult of feelings that Emma is left with after encounters with her dream man are also highly charged.  Some graphic interactions will take this into an adult only read, and the moments are steamy enough to require a cool drink.

In fact, the whole story pacing was uneven for me, with long passages of wondering to no end, as Emma is dealing with the fallout from her nightmares and the doubts placed.  I wanted some sort of resolution in any one of the relationships: the one with Jeremy, the one with her dream man –but none came.

And here is my issue: Cliffhanger.  Nearly four hundred pages and NO resolutions that would logically lead me into thinking that one issue is solved and now we can logically move forward.  Personally, I don’t mind cliffhangers that are done well: you get some answers but a larger mystery is still to be solved.  Those I can wrap my head around, and not feel as if the story was drawn out to be prematurely ended with a cliffhanger in the hopes that people will feel obligated to get the next installment.  That feels like cheating to me, and with so many other titles out there to read doesn’t inspire me to look forward to the next story.  Others may think that it was well set and logical; I just was frustrated to be left feeling the story was incomplete.

Reach For Your Light: The Light Direction by Ces Creatively with excerpt and giveaway

Title: Reach for Your Light
Author: Ces Creatively
Series: The Light Direction
Published by: Self-Published
Format:eBook
Source: Author via Tour Company
Pages: 377
Rated: three-stars
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Emma Williams is searching for a new direction. Leaving behind a dead end career and harrowing relationship in London, she makes a fresh start in Bournemouth bonding immediately with flat mate Denzil and enjoying coastal life. 

Falling in love with delicious Jeremy White she soon discovers that her new life is not as uncomplicated as she’d hoped. It may look like she has the perfect beach apartment and gorgeous man of her dreams but when visions of a mysterious stranger become reality and manipulating exes are out to cause trouble in paradise, Em just wants to find the truth in a world of deceit. 

The Light Direction will take you on a fast-paced roller coaster of hot sex, mind games and supernatural visions that will leave you hungry for more. 

A copy of this title was provided via Author via Tour Company for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

Excerpt:

After copious amounts of alcohol and dancing with Jez, it’s dark when we finally leave and head towards Haven Ferry approach. Jez climbs down the ladder first, wanting to go to the beach. Standing on top of the wall, I’m listening to the high tide lapping the rocks and I blame the slight breeze rather than a few too many SoCo’s for my rhythmic swaying.
“Can I have a hand please.” I ask, turning to climb down after him. Jez claps loudly giving me a round of applause. Multiple glasses of JD and Coke obviously make him think he’s funny. I do laugh as I feel his hands grip my waist to lift me down. Having negotiated the slippery jetty, we have to climb over some rocks next and stumbling, I hesitate to jump down. It seems such a long way to the safety of soft sand.
“It’s too high Jez we’ll have to find another way.”
With his long legs he’s on the beach in a second. “Come on Em I’ll catch you.” He encourages. As I jump, my drunken legs fail me and I fall in a heap at his feet. Joking around he shudders and shouts, “Watch out, it’s Earthquake Emma.”
“Cheeky bastard, I thought you were going to catch me.” I yell back. Kneeling at my side to apologise with a kiss Jez has no choice but to join in as I spoil the moment with an impromptu fit of laughter. That’s it I’ve well and truly got the giggles now. I laugh over nothing until my sides hurt and it suddenly feels incredibly hot on the beach though I know that’s only because I’m a bit drunk. Okay so maybe more than just a bit drunk.
“Wow, look up Em, the sky is so clear tonight.”
“I can’t,” I answer, “If I lean back my head will fall off!”
Jez laughs uncontrollably now as I correct myself.
Giggling. “My hat, I mean my hat will fall off.”
Swiping my hat from my hair Jez tilts my head up with his warm hands clasping my cheeks. I’m glad he does. It’s awesome. All the stars are so bright and clear.
“Oh My God Jez, did you see that?” I ask excitedly.
“A shooting star, yeah cool huh? You see them quite often here.”
“That’s amazing. I’ve never seen one before.”
Continuing our walk along the shore, Jez takes the sandy path beside a row of beach huts and leans back against the wall. Standing between his legs I reach up to kiss him. The silence is only broken by the gentle rhythm of rolling waves close by. Uplifted by our fantastic day together and overwhelmed by our perfect surroundings I could happily stand here kissing my man all night.
Find out what happens next in Reach For Your Light.

 

 

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About Ces Creatively

Ces Creatively is an inspiring mum of three from Poole who loves to spend time at Poole Harbour, Sandbanks Dorset. Juggling being a mum with running graphic design business www.biz-brand-buzz.co.uk, popular website with a book blog www.supportivebusinessmums.co.uk and handmade gifts business www.prettyinspiring.co.uk she miraculously also finds time to write www.the-light-direction.co.uk novel series which she has dedicated to her son in heaven. A tireless champion of small businesses and other authors, Ces has won several awards for supportive innovation and dedicates time every week to promoting others online. In a unique twist, her debut paranormal romance novel The Light Direction - Reach For Your Light features real small businesses and talented creatives.

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