Friday, November 30, 2012

BLOG TOUR: Reviving Bloom by Michelle Turner


Thanks to Juniper Grove Book Solutions for hosting this blog tour. I've had the pleasure of reading Reviving Bloom and really enjoyed it. Here's my review of the lovely story!

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Recap:

Bloom has spent a year mourning her father alone, having never known her mother. She fears she may never heal, but then she finds a wounded dog in the woods one night never imagining that he could be so much more to her. Pike took off running after succeeding his father as pack alpha, and runs right into his mate. Pike and Bloom venture forth to find out more about Bloom’s heritage, as well as exploring their bond that being mates has ignited in them.

Title:  Reviving Bloom
Series:  Bloom Daniels
Book #: 1
Author:  Michelle Turner
Approximate Book Length:  207 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  16+
Sexual Content:  Mild

Thoughts:

The beginning is really sad as both characters struggle with guilt and grief, but it just sets the stage. Once they meet, the contrast between before and after is very heartwarming. The plot is fast, grabbing your attention and keeping it.

The usual aggression you find in many werewolf stories these days was not present, which was refreshing and, coupled with short distinct chapters, makes for a quick and pleasant read. The plot is fairly predictable, but enjoyable none the less, especially since Bloom is adorable and you can’t help but fall for Pike.

The family dynamics, and pack ones too for that matter, added depth to both the plot and the characters and I really loved some of those characters almost as much as the main ones! There are some outside sources of action and suspense, but most of the conflict in this book comes from internal struggles as Pike and Bloom learn each other and their new roles together.

As far as the writing goes, I think there’s room for growth, particularly in the grammar department, but nothing took away my enjoyment at all. There’s plenty of room for sequels and I’m really looking forward to the next installment – especially since the ending is more of a lead-in than and ending. The best part is that it left me wanting more without being a cliffhanger!

In Conclusion:

Reviving Bloom is a very sweet werewolf tale that had me enthralled from the very first page. I was so engrossed in it that I stayed up half the night to finish it! It’s a story about life and its hardships as well as love and adventure. Can’t wait for more!

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About the Author
Michelle is a 28 year old native Ohioan. Go Buckeyes! She lives with her husband and son. When she isn't spending time with her family or working you can find her with her nose stuck in a good book. On October 3, 2012 she released her first book as an independent author, Reviving Bloom.

Find Michelle on Facebook and GoodReads.


Reviving Bloom Available Now!

Bloom was abandoned by her mother at birth, but thanks to her dad she never once felt unloved. When he is killed in a car wreck, leaving her without any close family, she spends a year mourning him. Her heart has been cut out of her chest and nothing is left but an empty hole that she doesn’t think will ever heal. Then one night after work she finds a wounded dog in the woods behind her house and takes him in, not realizing he’s more than just some stray dog but a wolf shifter, who happens to be her mate.

Pike is getting over the loss of his father by running full force away from his responsibilities. He’s getting ready to go back to face his new position as the Alpha of his pack when he catches the scent that can only belong to his mate.

When Bloom finds out she may not be the normal human she always thought herself to be, she’s forced to search out the woman who abandoned her at birth.


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reviewing my book and featuring it on your blog last week. ~Michelle

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