Friday, July 25, 2014

Serenade by Emily Kiebel (with giveaway)


by Emily Kiebel

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Just released: July 15, 2014
Publisher: SparkPress
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal
Paperback: 358 pages
Rating: 3.5

Suddenly the voice she prized is now dangerously seductive.

Lorelei Clark’s only concern was her future as a classically trained soprano, that is, until the day her father was tragically killed. Shattered by his death, she hesitantly accepts an invitation from a mysterious aunt to visit her lavish oceanside home in Cape Cod. She quickly discovers that her aunt and the two women who live with her are harboring a frightening secret – they are sirens, terrifying mythical creatures responsible for singing doomed sailors to their deaths. Even more astounding, Lorelei is one of them.

In this new world where water comes alive at her touch and an ancient power pulses beneath the tide, the most important rule Lorelei must learn is that a siren never interferes with fate. When she breaks this rule by rescuing a handsome sailor who should have died at sea, the sirens vow she must finish the job or face grave consequences. Finding herself inexplicably attracted to him, she must fight to keep him safe from the others, even if it means risking her own life – and her heart – in the process.

My two-bits:

Starts out as a mellow slow paced story that introduces the world of sirens and power of the Song.

I liked learning about the differences between sirens, banshees and mermaids. Other entities were also mentioned that figure into this world.

The last quarter of the book has some action scenes and interesting reveals.

Also included, a touch of romance.

About the author:
Emily Kiebel was raised in Colorado and went on to study classical music and English at Concordia University.

She found a love for singing early in life and now sings professionally and directs a local church choir.

In her spare time, she can be found exploring the natural beauty of the great outdoors with her beloved dogs, Ginny and Diggory, cooking for friends and family, traveling or dragging her friends along to obscure historical sites. Serenade is her debut novel.

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