Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Blog Tour: Stealing Breath by Joanne Brothwell: Review

Stealing Breath (Stealing Breath, #1)Title: Stealing Breath 
Author: Joanne Brothwell
 Crescent Moon Press
Publishing Date: March 8th 2012
Pages: 258
Genre:  New Adult Urban Fantasy 
Series: Stealing Breath #1
Source: Kindle 


Deep in the backwoods of North Dakota, twenty-one year old Sarah Ross is searching for a missing child when she is attacked by a glowing-eyed, transparent... creature. Sarah survives, destroying the monster by using mysterious abilities she didn't even know she had. Bloody and bruised, Sarah flees the scene and runs directly into Evan Valente, a handsome, charismatic stranger who helps her back to safety. But what is Evan doing out in the forest at five in the morning? Turning to a healer, Sarah is shocked to learn her eyes bear the mark of the Indigo Child-an evolved human with the ability to feel the emotions of others. But her indigo aura also makes her an easy target for those who wish to consume her powerful essence. Soon, Sarah is falling deeply in love with Evan and wants nothing more than to follow her heart and trust that he is the man he says he is. But she can't ignore the lingering feeling that Evan is hiding a terrible secret. The deeper she digs, the more danger she faces, leading her on a course that will force her to face the darkest, innermost parts of her soul.

This is one of the few books, I admit, that I really grabbed for the cover. I think it is a gorgeous cover! I did read the blurb, but it really didn't influence me too much. I wanted this book because of the cover. The book didn't wow me as much as the cover, but it was a good reads. A very fast paced romance filled with lore, surprises, and suspense. 

Sarah lives in the woods where she runs a store and hangs with her friends. A very outdoorsy type. On a camping trip she hears a child's cry, gets spooked in an old cabin, and meets a good looking stranger. She soon learn this was the beginning of a very different life for her. She finds out she is a special type of soul and their are crazy evil soul suckers that want her soul. Sarah finds herself falling in love and on the run for her life.

This book was a very fast read and was written well. It felt a little rushed at times for me but it is a short a book and I find short books can often feel a little rushed. I liked the myth and lore that filled the pages. It was done well and I never felt lost. I was not familiar with the myths and lore, so it felt very new to me.

I liked the main character a lot. She had much to be whiny about but really she wasn't. She does jump in head first a lot, but it seemed that was not the norm for her and all the new stuff going on in her life had a lot to do with it. She didn't accept being treated badly and I really liked that. She stood up for herself when she needed to, which was a great change of pace for me. I wanted to like Evan, but from the beginning I had a hard time trusting him. He is one of those characters that fills your head with questions.. Is he for real? Should I believe this? He sounds like he is lying! But also seemed liked a really good guy that was sweet and caring. So... well I can't tell you which he is so just read the book.

The story was interesting and I was intrigued though out the book. There were things that were a little predictable but others that weren't The romance is rushed but I think it goes back to a short book and the story itself, the romance is important to the story. It definitely was a new story for me and it was pretty good. 

It was good, not quite what I expected and not quite as involved as I usually like my books but entertaining and fast paced.

Joanne BrothwellJoanne Brothwell lives in the country on the Canadian prairie where her stories are inspired by the dead things that appear at her doorstep on a daily basis.Of course, her two pets, a retired police dog with titanium fangs and a feral barn cat missing two toes, make the safety of surrounding wildlife, at best, uncertain.

Nicknames are something Joanne has in abundance; most notably “Grumpy Bunny” (her husband), and “Princess with a Sailor’s Mouth” (her friends). She’s known to daydream, and ever since grade school has been accused of having a poor attention span. The truth is, Joanne has an alternate reality inside her head, where characters speak to her, sometimes so loudly (and incessantly) she just can’t hear anything else!

Joanne is thrilled to see her alternate universe finally become real with the publication of her novel, Stealing Breath, and her prequel novella, Vicarious. Now, with the sequel Silencing Breath on the way, you can be rest assured you will see much more of Joanne’s writing in the future, as those characters in her head, having tasted the sweet freedom of release, simply refuse to be silenced!


  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to review my book, and hosting me here today, Jenn!

    1. Sorry, I was signed into the wrong account! Thanks from Joanne :)

  2. I really like the sounds of this. Thank you for sharing your thought on it. I am adding it and have to give it a try.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever


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