Monday, October 21, 2013

Blog Tour: Review of Parallel Spirits by Cassia Leo

Book One in the Carrier Spirits new adult paranormal romance series from New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo.

After more than three centuries as a carrier spirit, Mara has finally found a willing host in eighteen-year-old Belinda. As a reward for Belinda's compliance, Mara sets out to help brokenhearted Belinda find love.

With the promise of a new body, Mara dares to hope her plan may work--until Mara and Belinda both fall for sweet and charming Conor. But Mara's feelings for Conor aren't her only obstacle. 

A spirit with whom Mara shares a dark past is possessing Conor. Now a war is waging inside and outside Belinda's body and she quickly discovers what Mara has known for centuries: 

Falling in love is just as dangerous as battling evil spirits.

Set in a California beach town, Parallel Spirits is a paranormal romance about the power of love, water, and hope.

*This title was previously released under another pen name. It has been revised and re-released.

Jennifer says...

“How can you see into my eyes

Like open doors?

Leading you down into my core

Where I've become so numb
Without a soul

My spirit's sleeping somewhere cold

Until you find it there

And lead it back home”
“Wake Me Up Inside” Evanescence

When I think of Parallel Spirits, I think of destiny, the hidden power believed to control what will happen in the future.

Mara has been a carrier spirit for more than three centuries. She finds a “home” or “host” in Belinda, an eighteen-year old high school senior. Belinda is willing to “host” Mara, and in exchange, Mara will help Belinda find love.

Paranormal is not normally my genre. I am a huge Cassia Leo addict and knew I had to give this book a chance. OMG am I glad I did. It is a love story with twists and turns and Cassia works her usual magic, captivating you with every word.

Belinda’s best friend, Frankie, of course another HOT character, who is always there for her. She wants to confide all that has happened to her with him, but fears that he will think she is crazy. He is an amazing best friend and I was kinda sorta team Frankie for a bit.

Then Belinda meets Conor, and sparks fly. He is sweet, warm, and SMOKIN hot!!! So then I switched and I was all “Team Conor”. I will not share which team I landed on in the end…you will have to choose for yourself. But just know that both are swoonworthy and will be fighting for your affections.

Belinda and Mara are both enamored with Conor, but that is not the only challenge they face. Someone from Mara’s dark past comes into play and possesses none other than Conor’s body. It is a wild ride and you will be shocked and left breathless.

In Cassia’s words, “Falling in love is just as dangerous as battling evil spirits.”

I wanted to jump in the book and fight these evil spirits with them. I cannot wait for the next book in the series. I am so anxious so see what Cassia has in store in the next book!!!!!

5+++++++++ STARS!!!

New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she’s not writing, she spends way too much time watching old reruns of Friends and Sex and the City. When she’s not watching reruns, she’s usually enjoying the California sunshine or reading. She believes in true love and happy endings, and that the most palpable regrets come from watching those two things slip away. Her favorite books and movies are the ones that challenge her mentally and leave her emotionally scarred. Her family has declared her a "method writer" because she gets "in character" while writing. She believes becoming the character is the only way to truly understand him or her. Her dream is to one day score a record deal based on her awesome shower singing skills. 

P.S. There is no better song to sing in the shower than "Colors of the Wind."

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