Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Book Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Eva’s Homecoming by Celia Breslin @CeliaBreslin @RoxanneRhoads



Celia’s 2021 Halloween Viewing Picks

My family watches (and binge-watches!) paranormal shows year-round, but especially during Halloween month. Here are our top ten recommendations for Halloween this year. 

* Ash vs. Evil Dead: a comedy horror series with the fabulous Bruce Campbell as Ash, our hero with a chainsaw arm.

* Castle Rock: Stephen King fans, check out this super creepy psychological horror series.

* Daybreak:  A fun, comedy adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world with teens battling zombies.

* The Expanse: a science fiction series that’s both crime drama and political thriller, with war tension, a missing person, and a shocking conspiracy.

* The Haunting of Bly Manor: wonderfully creepy gothic horror, ghost story set in a gorgeous, scary mansion.

* The Irregulars: A supernatural crime drama set in Victorian London, with a band of misfits, Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes, and assorted troublesome, supernatural beings.

* Locke and Key: spooky fantasy series in which three siblings deal with magical reality-warping keys, demons, and superpowers.

* Stranger Things: outstanding science-fiction horror with spunky kids, secret government antics, and creepy creatures.

* The Umbrella Academy: fantastic fantasy adventure series in which seven adopted siblings with superpowers deal with family drama, time travel, and saving the world.

* The Witcher: don’t miss the adventures of Geralt, our sexy, handsome, and fierce monster hunter as he navigates a dark fantasy world fraught with peril.

Happy viewing!


Eva’s Homecoming
Heartland Fae 
Book One
Celia Breslin

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Celia Breslin 
Date of Publication: February 2022 
ISBN: 9798201153793
Number of pages: 79 
Word Count: 21K 
Cover Artist: VWZDesigns 

Tagline: A curse stole her away. Can true love lead her home?

Book Description:

After several years away for school and work, Eva O’Reilly is finally home. The West coast was fine, but her heart belongs to the Heartland and the town she grew up in. Sadly, with her mother’s sudden passing and no other living relatives, Eva is alone. And hurting.

Angus of the Tuatha Dé Danaan is elated his one true love has finally returned, and he’s determined to win her heart all over again. There are just two problems: she can’t see him or remember the Fae folk even exist.

As Eva mourns, Angus fights to dispel the veil keeping them apart. With the aid of a gang of flower fairies and the kindly elderly Wiccan next door, these cursed lovers may well receive a second chance at their happily forever after…

Currently appears in the anthology Flip The Trope: Romance Gone Wild

Novella Release February 2022


Anthology available at Books to Read  

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Excerpt

Angus stood in the center of the garden, throat tight and burning, a huge gulp of air trapped in his lungs.

Around him, a dozen diminutive flower fairies cavorted among the flora, chortling with glee. “She’s here, she’s here, our Eva is here!”

His gaze targeted the back door, body taut as he awaited his first glimpse of the female he loved. The only one he would ever love. Mo chroí, my heart. My heart walks the world, outside my body. “Come back to me.”

His voice was barely audible above the incessant chatter of the flower fairies. “We sang to her. She heard us! She liked it.”

“Hush,” he commanded, and they fell silent, vibrating with gleeful anticipation.

Seven years without her. The longest, loneliest bloody years of his basically eternal existence…

[…]

Eva stared out at the yard with haunted, brown eyes. Dark circles like the ones she’d sported months ago at the wake and funeral marred the perfection of her milky skin. He wanted to lay gentle kisses on her eyelids, nip the tip of her nose with its light dusting of freckles, lave her lips with his tongue then push it between those perfect lips…

“See me, Eva,” he whispered.

“See us,” Rosina echoed.

Eva cocked her head and touched her ear as if in response to their words. The incessant giggling of the flower fairies ceased, an expectant hush falling over the garden.

Though consumed with sorrow, Eva surveyed the yard with appreciation. Angus and the flower fairies had been tending to the yard and garden since she’d left. There was little to be done in the winter months but in the Fall, they’d trimmed and raked, then planted, pruned, and watered in Spring and Summer. Jasmine, lavender, and other blooming plants scented the air, and he watched his female take a deep breath.

Her shoulders seemed to lose some tension as she took in the neatly trimmed yard and carefully curated garden. “It’s perfect,” she said.

Angus’s heart swelled with pride at a job well done only to stutter in agony when her lovely brown eyes lingered on the central spot where he stood yet looked right through him.

“No. No, no, no,” he whispered. See me this time, Eva. Let the curse be gone.

Mrs. Murphy joined Eva near the door. “He tended it for you. From the moment you went off to school.”

“What?” Eva scanned the yard, then returned her attention to the spot where he stood surrounded by the flower fairies, all of them quivering with excitement.

“The garden, girl. He looked after it for you.”

Lines formed in Eva’s forehead, and her attention shifted to Mrs. Murphy. “I don’t understand, who did?”

He bowed his head and rubbed his brow. Each time she returns she still cannot See. My fault. All of this. Mine.

 

My Review:

Eva’s Homecoming by Celia Breslin

After the passing of her mother, Eva O’Reilly returns home after being away for several years attending school. Eva has now returned home to stay. Eva is all alone and lonely. Eva missed being home in Heartland, the town she grew up in. Eva’s heart is hurting for more than her mother I think.

When Eva arrives home strange things start happening like her baggage miraculously unpacks itself. Eva starts to think that she is hearing things like little murmurs and seeing ghosts. Little does she know that it is not ghosts that she sees but something else entirely.

What she is only getting glimpses of is from another realm, the fae realm. Eva doesn’t remember nor can she see the Fae but Angus is doing everything he can to get her to see him again. Eva is the love of his life and he has remembered and missed her all these years even though she hasn’t missed him.

Angus’s heart is broken as well as he is in pain from seeing his beloved in so much pain. Not to mention that he has missed her so much these long seven years she has been gone and now she can’t even see him, doesn’t even know he exists.

Will Eva ever open her heart again so she can see Angus again? Will Angus ever get to hold the love of his life once again? Can Angus break the spell that is hanging over Eva’s head?

Eva’s Homecoming is a short read but with a full-length story between its pages. Eva’s Homecoming is a wonderful introduction into a brand new world of the Fae. I can’t wait to read more from this awesome little world of the fae.

Oh, I want to touch on the ending for a moment without spoilers of course. That ending was so awesome and sweet. I didn’t quite expect that it would end in quiet that way but oh did I love it. (Do you hear me squealing?) I need more now, please. Oh, what a wonderful world we have just glimpsed. I will be setting here anxiously awaiting the next book in the Heartland series.

Eva’s Homecoming is one book that I recommend highly so one-click your copy now for a great introduction into this amazingly new world of the fae!

 

About the Author:

Celia lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and has a particular fondness for werewolves, vampires, and the Fae. When not writing, you’ll find Celia exercising, reading a good book, hanging with her family, or indulging her addiction to fantasy TV shows and movies.



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5 comments:

Sherry said...

I really enjoyed the post and the excerpt.

Ellie Wright said...

Love the cover. Excerpt sounds intriguing!

Celia Breslin said...

Hi Sherry, Glad you liked the excerpt. Happy Halloween!

Celia Breslin said...

Hi Ellie, I love the cover too! Glad you liked the excerpt also. Happy Halloween!

Celia Breslin said...

Hi Avid Reader, Thanks so much for hosting my lovebirds Eva and Angus on your blog, and for taking the time to read and review their love story. I'm currently writing the next story, which will hopefully release early next year. It will star Angus's bestie and Eva's bestie. Yes, Angus and Eva are doing a little matchmaking... :-). Happy Halloween!

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