Review & Giveaway: Restraint by Randi Cooley Wilson

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Three months ago, I posted my review for Revelation: Book One in the Revelation Series.  I am thrilled to participate in the blog tour for the next installment of this New Adult Paranormal Romance.
The adventure, mystery and forbidden love continue in Book Two: Restraint.  Keep reading for information about both books, my review of Restraint, and an excerpt from the new book.  But first – this awesome giveaway:
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 Win a signed copy of Revelation and Restraint!  *open Internationally

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Book 1 REVELATION: 
 
A DIVINE SECRET,
A LOYAL PROTECTOR,
A FORBIDDEN LOVE.

Eve Collins starts her freshman year at college blissfully unaware that one revelation will challenge everything she’s believed to be true about her family, life, and future, and right in the midst of it all is Asher St. Michael.Mysterious and aloof, Asher is appointed to protect Eve at all costs. Bound by his oath of loyalty to mankind, loving her is forbidden.Dark and enigmatic, Gage Gallagher may be even more dangerous to Eve than the demonic army that hunts her.Caught in the middle of a centuries old war, Eve must choose sides knowing that the wrong choice will cost more than just her life.Can Asher and Eve fulfill their destinies or will their love destroy everything?

Revelation is a journey of self-discovery, love, and sacrifice.

This is volume one of a series

Book 2 RESTRAINT:
 A FORBIDDEN LOVE WILL BECOME DEEPER.
A LOYALTY WILL BE TESTED.
AND ONLY DARKNESS WILL REMAIN.
One revelation changed everything, turning Eve Collin’s world upside down with grief and questions of identity and allegiance. Now as she flees enemies that refuse to give up, Eve must also face the mounting attraction between herself and her gargoyle protector. Will she ever truly be safe? How much will she sacrifice to survive and who will she become?
Restraint is an addictive pleasure a spellbinding continuation of Eve’s journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice.
Readers captivated by Revelation will eagerly devour Restraint.
Restraint is volume two in The Revelation Series.
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Asher and his clan are charged with protecting Eve from a battle brewing between good and evil.  They teach her practical defensive skills as she spiritually ascends to her new role in this realm.  Along the way, she encounters other fantastical creatures: fae, goblins, selkies and more.  I really liked the different realms in this story: the Fae Kingdom, the Eternal Forest, The Temple of the Seven High Priestesses, the Angelic Council. And when in the Earth realm, Eve and Co. are spending the winter in London, England.  There are so many awesome settings as the plot unfolds.
In my review of Revelation, I praised the author for her storytelling – and this installment is every bit as good.  It’s one thing for love between a human and her guardian to be against the rules, but quite another when Eve learns her romance with Asher could have extremely grave consequences.  I enjoyed the romantic tension: they become aware of the danger they face for breaking a sacred oath while their protector bond deepens throughout the story.  The stolen moments are bittersweet because there is so much at risk.  But you want them to risk it all and fight for each other, especially when their connections go beyond mutual attraction.
Other clans gather to support Asher and his fellow Guardians.  While fighting a common enemy, however, it seems as if not everyone is eager to protect Eve at all costs.  Friendships and loyalties are tested, and incredible sacrifices are made in the name of love.
This is an entertaining, gripping, unpredictable  story for fans of fantasy and paranormal romance.
excerpt
I’m brushing my teeth when Asher swaggers into the bathroom. He leans his hip against the counter and just watches me. It’s starting to freak me out. I squint at him before spitting.

“Can I help you?”

“Huh?” he asks.

“You’re staring.” I tip my toothbrush at him.

“Am I?” He tilts his head to the side and crosses his arms.

I spit one last time and start my flossing routine and gargle my mouth rinse, all while Asher just stands there, observing me. Seriously, what’s he doing?

“Curious about dental care?”

“Curious about you,” he shoots back.

“Okay.”

He shrugs. “I like watching you do normal, everyday things.”

I blink. “Did you get clocked in training today?”

“No.” He slides his hands into the pockets of his pajama bottoms. “Want to have a sleep over?”

“Sleepover?” I repeat, less than enthused.

“Pajamas, pillow fights, gossip. You know, sleepover,” he clarifies, like I’m an idiot.

I sigh. “You’re freaking me out. What the hell is going on?”

He reaches for me and grabs the hem of my tank top, pulling me towards him. I stumble a bit and have to place my hands on his shoulders for balance as he tugs me closer. “I want you in my bed tonight. I was hoping you’d fall asleep in my arms.” His eyes lock onto mine.

 

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Randi Cooley Wilson new head shotRandi was born and raised in Massachusetts where she attended Bridgewater State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation she moved to California where she lived happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years.
Randi and her husband recently moved back to Massachusetts with their daughter where she was encouraged to begin writing again.
Revelation is her first novel and The Revelations Series is her first New Adult Paranormal Romance book series.
“I’ve had a love affair with books, writing and storytelling since childhood. It has been a dream of mine to introduce this world and these characters to you. I hope I’ve done them justice.”
Randi loves to hear from readers, you can reach out to her via Twitter: R_CooleyWilson and/or Facebook: authorrandicooleywilson
Twitter: @R_CooleyWilson
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