Thursday, July 11, 2013

I Remember (Remembrance Series) by Cynthia P. O'Neill

**This is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance with a historical bent.**

Jordan Carlisle is a young, career driven woman with a passion for life and family. Her world is suddenly altered by both death and love when she is torn between family loyalty and a chance at happiness with the man who holds her in her dreams. Will time and technology bring her and the handsome stranger together or will the powerful forces that have plagued her since childhood keep them apart?

Gregory Riley has kept a secret most of his life to avoid discovery. Now he is on a quest to find the person who can change his life, forever. He knows her face, her touch and her voice; but nothing more. He uses clues, from his dreams, to find both her and a timeless love that defies explanation. In spite of the darkness working to keep them apart, can he get to her first and help her “remember”?

Jordan and Gregory discover a deep connection in the ability to encroach on one another’s dreams of both past and present. Together, they learn that their lives have crossed time and time again, only to end tragically. Guided by an unearthly visionary and help from those who have gone before, they are given clues and revelations to uncover their place in history. In order to stay together, they must discover where fate went astray, who is responsible and where they fit in to the ancient prophesy. Working side-by-side, they seek to unlock the hidden powers and mysteries that will defeat the darkness in this life and allow them to be together, forever. Will love finally prevail or will the darkness win again?

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A little story for you
So, if you have followed this blog from the beginning then you might know this book and author have kind of a special place in my heart. Although I have loved reading for many many years. This is the book that got me into blogging. When you read the name of my blog, It Started with a Book Blog, this is the book. One day while we were talking with some friends Cynthia told us she was writing a book. We where all very happy for her and then she asked if we would like to read it and tell her what we thought. My beta reading journey begins and I start meeting so many new friends. Another day  Cynthia and I are chatting online and the blog talk comes up. She helps me brainstorm ideas for names and the creative genius she is came up with It Started with a Book Blog. After all it started when I read her book. Now since then the original book has changed some and has become the published book it is now.

Now my review 5 stars
This book is truly a wonderful story. It has a little supernatural and a whole lot of love and romance. It hints around with the supernatural and keeps you guessing as to what will happen next. It is a story of soul mates that are determined to be together and show the world what pure love is. The loving relationship between a daughter and her parents is a wonderful thing to see in a young woman and her parents. Jordan is a strong young woman who loves her family and her job and is loyal to her friends. Gregory is sexy in a charming southern gentleman kind of way and you just can't help but to fall in love with him. You just want to cuddle up and lay in his strong arms forever and let him take care of you. The story has its sad parts but you can feel the love pouring out of the pages and then something happens and you can't help but wonder how they will make it. It is the first book in the series so of course you can expect to have a little bit of a cliffhanger. Cynthia has to leave you wanting to read the next book right? If you are looking for a book filled with sex then this is not the book for you. If you are looking for a book that has a sweet innocent loving story then this is the novel for you.  Every body seems to love the sexy "bad boy" but Gregory is  the sexy, charming, sweet guy I hope my daughter finds and falls in love with. Wonderful job Cynthia, and congratulations on your debut novel. Looking forward to all your future works. 

Where to buy: Amazon

 Author Bio
Cynthia P. O’Neill grew up in Clewiston, Florida and moved to Central Florida to attend college.  There, she married her friend, love, and soul mate and still resides there with their amazing son, and a feisty, four-legged little doggie boy.
In her books, Cynthia draws on her background in healthcare and business, along with her husband’s engineering knowledge. 
Several years after she got married, she started dreaming about the characters in I Remember.  It took eight years before she decided that it needed to be told.  With the encouragement of family and friends, she decided to bring Jordan and Gregory to life in a series of Young Adult, Paranormal Romances with a Historical bent.  I Remember is the first in the series.
Cynthia’s first book is geared towards the Young Adult, Historical and Paranormal Romance fans. She does hope to grow as a writer and write in multiple genres, such as the Learning Series, which is a Contemporary/Erotic Romance filled with suspense and adventure.  The first of this series is, Learning to Trust.
She tries to make her writing very personal and close to her heart. Regular life is the inspiration for her books, but her imagination takes them to new heights, opening up possibilities that would normally not exist.

Where to find Cynthia:

Web page         Facebook     Twitter     Goodreads page     Amazon page

Other works by Cynthia:
Learning to Trust (Learning Series - #1) 
expected release August 2013. 
***This is a contemporary/erotic romance suitable for mature audiences only, ages 18+.***
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