Monday, January 27, 2014

Blog Tour: Review Jen Wylie's "Tales of Ever"

Tales of Ever
(Volumes 1-6)
By: Jen Wylie
Published: Jan 10 2014
By: Untold Press
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal, YA 10+
Length: 84 000+ words, 250pages


A few months ago, I was a normal girl. Life sucked, and just like everyone else, I took the simple things for granted. At least until I got this new power, a "gift" mom called it. Apparently, I'm a firestarter. I didn't want to be. I didn't ask to be. It would be cool if it wasn't so dangerous and I knew how to control it. When an uncle I'd never heard of showed up to take care of me after my mom died, I should have been grateful. As it turned out, my whole family isn't normal and more than a little bit crazy. I thought things couldn't get any worse. I was wrong. 

They banished me to Ever.
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My Review:

This is a nonstop, action filled, Hobbit-ish book that will sweep you up and not let you go until the very end!! Are you ready for an exciting fast paced ride? Than "Tales of Ever" is for you!

Misha is not your average young woman. She has a "gift", Misha is able to start fires.  Her mother helps her hone her gift but dies soon after these lessons begin.  Misha begins to find herself surrounded by family members she's never met. It becomes clear to them that Misha has powers far beyond their own so they banish her to a realm called Ever.

Filled with beauty Ever is also deadly. Misha quickly learns how difficult it is to find a place to sleep and things to eat.  Misha finds herself on a journey, to find and reunite with her father.  She will not go on the adventure alone, Misha meets up with Judus and Shade. 

In an new and deadly world, can Misha trust her new friends and her gift to make it out of Ever alive?   My Thoughts:
As always, Jen has a talent of intertwining excitement, romance, laughter and visual stimulation into a story and as a result the reader becomes a part of the story.  I felt as if I was a part of the character's emotions and was right there with them on their journey.  "Tales of Ever" should NOT be missed!!



I see it everywhere.

It started a year ago, maybe more. I don't remember. Images of fire appear more now than they did before.

Flames always dance just out of sight. They flicker on school lockers, in windows, anywhere. Everywhere.

Now they hover over the road as I run. If I didn't know better, I'd think they were only mirages from the heat. They aren't real. They never are. Nothing burns, there is no heat. I hate seeing them. Every time they appear, I wonder if I'm crazy.

Glaring at my watch, I round the block. School sucked today, as usual. I've run farther and faster than I normally do, trying to push all my stupid problems away while trying to ignore the fire.

The last year I've been unsettled. Sometimes I get uncomfortable hot flashes. I don't understand why. Mom gets them sometimes, too. She says not to worry about it. I wish I could, but I know I'm too young for such things and they have been coming more often.

I can't tell her about seeing the fire, or about the dreams. She wouldn't believe me and I don't want to put more stress on her.

We do Yoga and that helps. So does running. I've done a lot of both as the months pass and things only get worse.

It hasn't been the best year. Mom lost one of her jobs. She found another, but it doesn't pay as much. Lack of money really stresses her out.

I hope she'll let me get a decent job soon. Something other than yard work and babysitting. I want to help. Mom looks so tired lately. She's really starting to worry me.

In a few months, I'll be sixteen. I haven't asked about getting my driver's license. I'm sure Mom won't bring it up either. We don't have money for a car, anyway. We don't even have money for lessons or the stupid license test.

What would I do if something happened to Mom?

I have no idea. We don't have any really close friends. A few people we sort of talk to, like our old neighbor, Mrs. Green. No family either, at least none that Mom ever talks about.

I don't have any friends at school. Even though I go to a public school, most of the kids there have money. We don't, and it shows. People can be so fickle. Of course, I don't really try to make friends. I fall into the quiet and shy group. Years ago I gave up trying. Too many times I thought I'd found a friend and then got stabbed in the back.

Of course seeing fire sets me apart, too. The fear of someone finding out how weird I am forces me to keep my distance. I know normal people don't see fire like I do, but some seem obsessed with it. I watch them play with matches and lighters outside at school and I only shake my head.

I'm not obsessed. What I see scares me. If I could, I'd choose to never see the flames again.


About my girl Jen:
Jen Wylie resides in rural Ontario, Canada with her  two boys, Australian shepherd and a disagreeable amount of wildlife. In a cosmic twist of fate she dislikes the snow and cold.

Before settling down to raise a family, she attained a BA from Queens University and worked in retail and sales.

Thanks to her mother she acquired a love of books at an early age and began writing in public school. She constantly has stories floating around in her head, and finds it amazing most people don’t. Jennifer writes various forms of fantasy, both novels and short stories.

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