Tour: Maiden

by - 8:48 AM

| ISBN: 978-1947392267 | Pages: 284 |
Publication Date: October 13, 2018 | Source: XpressoTours
| Rating: 3 out of 5 stars |

Marta and Jayme are old friends with different beliefs. Marta dreams of becoming a healer. Jayme has been schooled by the black-coats, a group of priests who claim women are inferior, and he fears Marta is jeopardizing her eternal future.
Despite the heated debate of Marta's soul, Jayme betrays her to the priests. The consequences of his betrayal change Marta's life forever.
After a brtual massacre, Marta awakens deep in the forest overcome with grief for her lost sisters, but the world will not let her rest. The tragedy has changed her. She hears the call of nature, eventually steering her  towards a small cottage in the wildnerness. There she learns the nature's magic and what it means to be a Lightwalker. The path is there for her to follow. If she's strong enough to embrace it...

It's been a long time since I've done a blog tour and I almost forgot how much fun it is to participate! I'll admit, I'm a bit sleep deprived from midterms week but Quad Break has officially started and life is good. 

Maiden starts off exactly how it's synopsis states: with a massacre of women. We're introduced to a heavily patriarchal society and the introduction of a "new religion" that aims of demeaning women. It's not exactly the brightest of ways to start of a story but it gives the readers a sense of injustice that powers them through the story.

Both of our main characters have been gifted by a rare and unusual ability and the novel follows their journeys. I appreciated so much that romance was not the center focal point but rather how Jayme and Marta navigate their own spiritual life. Seeing them grow just through these couple hundred pages was amazing and the author has definitely addressed many intriguing points.

One thing to note, as much as I enjoyed the premise, I felt like some of the author's personality got lost between the complexity of the plotlines. There are just so many things going on and so many spiritual things being addressed that at times the voicing felt flat. However, according to Goodreads this is her first novel and it was pretty well constructed in concept.

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Teresa A. Harrison
Teresa Harrison grew up in Decatur, Illinois, and graduated from Eureka College with a BA in Speech and Theatre. She has a son and daughter-in-law and now two beautiful grandchildren.
She met her husband, Glenn, while on a spiritual journey to Sedona, AZ. They realized they had something special, but they lived on opposite edges of North America. Two years later, she joined Glenn in Southern California.  
Teresa has been studying spiritual topics for nearly 40 years and is a Reiki Master, a Breathwork Facilitator, an herbalist and teacher. She has studied Universal Laws, Reincarnation, aromatherapy, yoga, meditation and many other spiritual topics.
Teresa has been reading and telling stories her whole life, and now she has finally written one of them down.

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