Friday, July 29, 2011

Review of Soul Reborn by the wonderful Ms. Jean Murray!

You might remember Jean Murray from the Carnival Giveaway several months ago where we gave away a copy of her book, tarot cards, Scentsy stuff...... If you haven't read her book yet. Get in your car (don't drive? Get on your bike, hail a taxi, walk, run but just get there) and drive to your nearest book store -- I guess getting online and getting the e-book would be great too!!! HA! Anyway, I have reviewed the book and I cannot say enough positive things about this book! It completely blew me away! I LOVED it! Here's my review I posted on Goodreads.
Key to the Cursed: Soul RebornKey to the Cursed: Soul Reborn by Jean Murray

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was way more than I expected it to be. Sincerely! I don't really know what I expected but it surprised me in such a way that as the tension escalated in the book, so did my heart rate. As things got sweet and touching, my heart melted with the characters. Ms. Murray paints a picture of her characters that is so easy to see in your mind you feel like you can almost reach out and touch them. You'll know what I mean when you "meet" Asar's warriors.

This is such a fresh take on the paranormal that we have all been reading. First off Jean Murray goes for the Egyptian mythology instead of the well-known Greek mythology. Then, instead of using vampires and shifters and such she uses some other very creative "species" to bump up the action a notch. The main character, Lily, is a fighter, but she also has a kind heart and it shows. Ms. Murray really lets that show through. Lily has 2 sisters that we learn about and get to know a little bit (but I believe we'll get to know them up close and personal in books 2 and 3). The sisters are very protective of each other. One is a warrior like Lily, the other is a researcher. Their father is/was an archeologist and took them on dig sites, which is where this all begins.

Ms. Murray does such an awesome job with book 1 that I had to e-mail her and BEG for book 2 to come out already! (Of course, I have NO pull in that category but its nice to try -- ha ha).

Bottom line -- GET THIS BOOK! It is truly sensational!!!

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Dottie (Tink's Place) said...

I loved Soul Reborn, Jean Murray is a wonderful writer, loved, loved, loved it! It's amazing the number of great authors there are at the smaller publishers. I encourage everyone to pick up Soul Reborn...if you love paranormal romances and mythos, this book is for you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the fabulous review. I'm thrilled and typing furiously on book 2, so as to not disappoint. I have an expectation to live up to now. *wiping brow* No pressure, huh? LOL. Can't wait for you to read about Kendra. Her sister, Kit, told me to hurry the bleep up. Boy, can she be impatient. *wink*

Thanks again.
Jean Murray

Bakin_Goddess said...

Dottie, I so agree!!! Jean's book is such a pleasant surprise! There are "characters" in the book that I never would have expected there to be (I'm not giving away the secret...... I NEVER will -- That's a Hint HAHAHA)

Jean, The review was fabulous because the book was all that, a bag of chips, 2 candy bars and a 12 pack of Coke! Oh, it's too hot to bake ya'll, so I'm buying my sweets right now! Sorry, that's the way it is. I am the Goddess and I can do that. Ha Ha!

I bet Kit bleeped you! I can just see her sassing you too. That's what I loved about your book. You can actually SEE the characters. You bring them to life!

Thank you! It's WONDERFUL!

Keep Reading Dearhearts

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Dottie & Kimberly. It is bloggers like yourselves that really get the word out about books, especially the smaller publishers. Your support has been fantastic and I am forever grateful.
Keep reading!
Jean Murray

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