Saturday, May 6, 2017

Memortality by Stephen H. Provost - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Memortality
Stephen H. Provost
Publication date: February 1st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal
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.
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My Review
Memortality is one of those books that is strangely fascinating, curiously thrilling, and absolutely so much fun to read. 

Minerva, the main character, is paralyzed and unable to walk. She also has the ability to bring people back from the dead. Unfortunately for her, this ability could get her captured by the government. 

I'm actually having a hard time finding the words to use in my review. This book is crazy! Minerva brings back her long-dead friend, Raven, who convinces her she can use her ability to walk again. Discovering he's right, Minerva escapes out from under her hateful mother and goes on the run once she realizes some government agent is hunting her. 

In the process, Minerva ends up finding out just how powerful she is, and she becomes a fugitive from the law. Yeah, it's crazy. But it's so good, too.

I found myself rooting for Minerva, even though she was a bit "woe-is-me" at times. She's a somewhat snarky character who you can't help but like. Raven is also a likeable character, and you want him to survive at any cost. 

There are, of course, characters you can't stand at all. Minerva's mother and the government agent (whose name has slipped my mind) are the two I hated the most. Especially the latter. She had ulterior motives that end up leading to a very "holy crap!" twist ending. Trust me when I say I did not expect the book to go that direction. It's pretty wow!

Overall, I quite enjoyed Memortality, and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys paranormal stories with crazy twist endings. It's a thrill ride, for sure!
 


Author Bio:
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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