Author: Stephen H. Provost
Publication date: February 1st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Minerva Rus can raise the dead. And it might get her killed.
Minerva’s life has never been the same since the childhood car accident that paralyzed her and killed her best friend, Raven. But when the long-dead Raven reappears in her life, now as a very attractive grown man, she discovers that her photographic memory has the power to bring the dead back to life … heal her paralysis … and shape reality itself.
Pursued by a rogue government agent who wants to eliminate her and her talents, Minerva must learn to control her powers to save herself and Raven. Because if she dies, he dies as well―again.
I can’t believe I almost didn’t read this. At first, I had half a mind of not signing up for this blog tour.
Memortality is a face-paced book with a great premise and great characters. It is also written in a style that I love so much. It is a book packed with suspense, mystery, action, and the feels. And this book always made me think.
When it comes to fantasy books, there are times when I’m not that fond of the female characters. Some turned out whiny but Minerva is different. She’s one of those kickass, strong female leads. And Raven, oh, he’s just the sort of character that I always fell in love with. I don’t want to spoil anything, so I’m not going to name names. But there is this one other character I like…an agent with a conscience; a person that wanted to right a wrong he did in the past even though he was supposed to be on the opposite side. For those who knows me, they know how much I like that kind of characters.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. I practically read it in one sitting. This book is refreshing, and I would recommend this book to all the fantasy and paranormal book lovers out there.
I rate this book 4 / 5 stars.
Stephen H. Provost is an author of paranormal adventures and historical non-fiction. “Memortality,” his debut title on Linden Publishing’s new fiction imprint, Pace Press, is due out in February 2017 and is available for pre-order on Amazon.
An editor and columnist with more than 30 years of experience as a journalist, he has written on subjects as diverse as history, religion, politics and language and has served as an editor for fiction and non-fiction projects. His book “Fresno Growing Up,” a history of Fresno, California, during the postwar years, is available on Craven Street Books, and his next non-fiction work, scheduled for release in June of 2017, will examine the history of U.S. Highway 99 in California.
In addition, the author has published several books as Stifyn Emrys, beginning in 2012 with “The Gospel of the Phoenix” and also including the nonfiction works “The Way of the Phoenix” and “Undefeated.” He also has published three works of fiction: “Feathercap” (children’s); “Identity Break,” (young adult science fiction/adventure) and an accompanying novella, “Artifice.”
The author served as editor of four young adult novels: the “Mad World” series by Samaire Provost – “EPIDEMIC,” “SANCTUARY” and “DESPERATION” – and the award-winning “Lorehnin: A Novel of the Otherworld,” Volume 6 in the Otherworld series by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson. He has worked in journalism as a news editor, sports editor and reporter for four daily newspapers in California, and is currently managing editor for an award-winning weekly, The Cambrian. He has worked as an educator and has been featured at occasional speaking engagements.
He lives on the California coast with his wife, stepson, cats (Tyrion Fluffybutt and Allie Twinkletail) and dogs.
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