The Door Keeper

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About The Door Keeper:

 Adventure. Love. Destiny.

Single mom Eden Saunders has learned that tragedy is simply a part of life. Her mother died during childbirth, and her husband was killed just three years after they married. On a journey to discover where she comes from, Eden inherits the key to unlocking new worlds from her deceased mother—including the world that should have been her home. The only thing stopping her from exploring them is the fear of leaving her daughter behind. Caught up in the circle of legacy, Eden discovers the mother-daughter bond that even death cannot break.

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My review:

Enter a world within a world within a world.  Eden is thrown into an unknown alternate world on her quest to find her roots and family.  A chance encounter with a friend of her mother leaves her in possession of an old key and she ends up as Door Keeper, explaining not only her origins but her knowledge of many things never seen by normal mortal eyes. 

Caught between her life, art and devotion to her young daughter and the ever expanding involvement in exploring the alternate realities through the door, Eden is forced to embrace who she is and who she wants to be moving forward. 

An entertaining read that will pull you right into the different worlds and peoples.  Eden, different from a young age without realizing why, James, who is pulling doors closed after the death of her husband open and Gabby, her precious daughter and bright soul carrying the remnants of Eden’s heritage.

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Also, don’t forget to check it out on Goodreads. Paperback available February 20, 2017.

Release date: February 20, 2017.

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 About the Author: Steen Jones

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Steen was born and raised in Woodstock, Georgia. While she has only recently discovered her passion for writing, she has always been an artist and a storyteller. A couple of years ago, a story idea gripped her and wouldn’t let go until she wrote it all down. The Door Keeper is her debut novel and she can’t wait to pursue all of the other stories that have built up in her over the last three and a half decades.

When she isn’t writing, reading, painting, or baking, Steen enjoys spending time Netflixing with her husband and playing in the pool with her two children at their North Georgia home. To read more about Steen, you can visit her on her website.

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Giveaway:

We are going to have two giveaways in celebration of the release of,  The Door Keeper by Steen Jones. One hosted by Royal James Publishing and one by the author Steen Jones.

The first giveaway, hosted by Royal James Publishing, will run from now until the release of the novel.

Click here  or visit Royal James Publishing’s Facebook page to enter to win a signed copy of, The Door Keeper by Steen Jones and a $20 Amazon gift card.

The second giveaway will start on the release date, more details about this giveaway to be released soon.

 

The Traveller Series: Tiffany Teoh

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Poetry has been a part of my life for so long that it feels like an extension.  Whether it is reading, writing, discussing or just enjoying the rhythm of words and the feelings and images invoked in poetry, I love poetry.  I must admit though that I have never had to review a book of poetry but when the chance came along to review The Traveller Series, I could not refuse.

The Traveller Series pens the travels, experiences, places, people and emotions of writer Tiffany Teoh in forty one poems accompanied by beautiful photographs of her travels.  I loved the cover that invoked a feeling of being at sea and starting off on an adventure.  And what an adventure this turned out to be.  Tiffany writes from the heart, her use of words so simplistic but capturing the essence of the moment and painting feelings, colors and places right before your eyes as you read.  Her poems touch on loss, love, being brave enough to face another travelers day, meeting new people, longing and finding balance and peace.  Her travels took her not only on a physical journey but an emotional journey as well and joining her on her travels through her words and photographs is an absolute joy to all the senses.

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I just love the lines “There was something so settling, about his unsettling nature, it was as if he needed, to touch every cell on, the epidermis of this Earth, just so he could begin, all over again.”  She uses words that roll off your tongue and then back again, and with every uttering, a new meaning, a new feeling and another layer is exposed.  Two lines, “Have we met? I feel like I’ve fallen in love with you before.” and so much is said and implied.

Definitely a must read for poetry lovers who, like me, prefer the simplicity of words used to create depth that is discovered upon reading and re-reading,  tasting the words, rolling them around and stringing them in sequence to evoke and challenge. “See, I consider my angels, to be strong, but I need someone, whose angels are stronger.”

About Tiffany Teoh:

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Tiffany is a Malaysian born Chinese, of Peranakan heritage. She was raised in Kuala Lumpur until the age of 17 and proceeded to live in Australia for 8 years until the age of 25. She is currently hitchhiking and traveling around the world with her fiancé and their puppy. For more on Tiffany, visit her website.

About, The Traveller Series:

 The series started from a longing to want to travel after hearing all the good and bad tales from long term backpackers.

Every single piece that made it and didn’t make it in this is book has a special place in my heart as they were the beginning of a journey of a memory that never happened, but a longing that was constant.

We all naturally have it in us to wonder and wander, it’s just a matter of allowing it to take you to places.

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Giveaway:

Click here  or visit Royal James Publishing’s Facebook page to enter to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card and a digital copy of, The Traveller Series by Tiffany Teoh