Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Holding Out For A Hero by T.E. Kessler. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resourcesfor my stop on the tour! Check out my review and let me know what you think.
We humans have always outnumbered Jelvias—that was until falling birth rates became a reality.
And now the Jelvia: bigger, stronger, disease and injury resistant—and venomous—looks set to topple us from world domination.
Some say it’s too late to acknowledge the invisible technology that distorts the truth about the Jelvian timeline. And others live in oblivion knowing—or not wanting to know—that there is no scientific proof sustaining that Jelvias evolved alongside us on our planet; they don’t question why there is no photography, ancient books, or old Jelvian fossils, or even why they aren’t any old Jelvias.
They definitely don’t recognise the danger we are in.
And journalist, Macy Shaw, is one of those people.
When she was twelve years old, her mother was murdered, and subconsciously ever since, Macy’s been searching for a hero. But the hero she found was a Jelvia. Undeterred, she used her connections to go after the biggest story of her life.
Narcifer saved a woman by merely being a Jelvia—his presence causing terror and making the assailants flee. And it amused him when his “heroism” created a national stir, so when a pretty little red-head asked to interview him for a story, Narcifer felt compelled to grant it to her, especially when she gave all the signals that she wanted more than a story.
However, on the night Narcifer inadvertently became a hero, he had been tracking a scientist with orders to kill, and strangely no matter where Narcifer’s line of investigation took him, his search always brought him back to the red-headed journalist, Macy Shaw.
This book is the first in the JELVIA: NOT HUMAN series.
Each book will slowly reveal the true identity of the Jelvia.
JELVIA: NOT HUMAN books can be read as a standalone novel, although you’ll gain a better understanding of the Jelvian world by reading in order.
Based on the story Eden by Louise Wise.
To be honest, I haven’t read many Sci-Fi Romances. I’m really glad I decided to read Holding Out For A Hero! This had the perfect balance of sci-fi and romance, with good writing, an interesting plot, and intriguing characters.
T.E. Kessler has a unique writing style. I love how she draws you into the world, and does an incredible job world building without slowing the pace by being overdetailed.
The characters felt real. I loved the chemistry between Macy and Narcifer. I felt as though they interacted in such a compelling way.
The romance is great. Sexy and intense, but as I said before, the balance between this and the Sci-Fi elements were great. I love when an author is able to add in the sexy times and make them drive the plot forward, rather than just being plopped in with no purpose.
I really enjoyed Holding Out For A Hero and I look forward to more.
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
T E Kessler writes sci-fi romance for the over 18 audiences.
Expect profanity, sex (some erotic) and violence.
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