03 September 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Lantern's Ember by Colleen Houck

Title: The Lantern's Ember
Author: Colleen Houck
Publication Date: Sept. 11, 2018
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Welcome to a world where nightmarish creatures reign supreme.

Five hundred years ago, Jack made a deal with the devil. It’s difficult for him to remember much about his mortal days. So, he focuses on fulfilling his sentence as a Lantern—one of the watchmen who guard the portals to the Otherworld, a realm crawling with every nightmarish creature imaginable. Jack has spent centuries jumping from town to town, ensuring that nary a mortal—or not-so-mortal—soul slips past him. That is, until he meets beautiful Ember O’Dare.

Seventeen, stubborn, and a natural-born witch, Ember feels a strong pull to the Otherworld. Undeterred by Jack’s warnings, she crosses into the forbidden plane with the help of a mysterious and debonair vampire—and the chase through a dazzling, dangerous world is on. Jack must do everything in his power to get Ember back where she belongs before both the earthly and unearthly worlds descend into chaos.

New York Times Bestselling author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, paranormal, science fiction, and romance. When she’s not busy writing, she likes to spend time chatting on the phone with one of her six siblings, watching plays, and shopping online. Colleen has lived in Arizona, Idaho, Utah, California, and North Carolina and is now permanently settled in Salem, Oregon with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.

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I've been a long-time reader of Colleen Houck's and she has never failed to produce a book that I have LOVED. Ever. And, the streak continues.

This book, however, seemed to me a little different that her usual works. It still had the romance, adventure, and intrigue of her stories--as well as her standard well-planned plotline...But, this book had an entirely different feel... If that even makes sense.

I honestly felt like fall was here, reading this story. It made me think of fall leaves, pumpkin-spiced things, warm blankets, and Halloween! All things that make me happy!

The characters were endearing. Ember, she may not be my favorite heroine that Colleen has written, but she rang of innocence and sweetness. And she most definitely was a character that grew throughout the story.

My favorite of all the characters would be Jack, however. A true moral compass, admirable loyalty, and a kind heart--yet, also full of surprises!

I'm fairly certain this is a stand-alone. However, I'm sincerely hoping it's not. I would love to get a look at some of the side characters in the future. Either way, I will be reading this one every year around this time to bring me that fall feeling.

Another excellent work from Ms. Houck! I can't wait to see what she'll bring next!

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  1. This sounds nightmarish and exciting! A winner!

  2. I've yet to read Houck, but I've heard great things. Glad her new book grabbed your attention!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  3. Great post! Really appreciate you sharing this post.Thanks Again.