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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Court of the Hawk by Debbie Peterson

Court of the Hawk

by Debbie Peterson



Epigraphist Dr. Essie DeSpencer travels to an ancient Welsh castle in order to decipher an Ogham inscription discovered by the handsome and enigmatic, Garreth ap Daffyd. But the journey is not what she expects. She doesn’t plan to fall for the Lord of the castle, or to find herself deeply entrenched in legends, myths, and magic. Real legends, and real magic, that have devastating consequences.

Garreth didn’t plan for Essie to stay any longer than it took her to decipher the pictograph. Instead, he finds himself falling in love for the first time in his very long life. Now the Lord of

Llys y Gwalch must find a way to attain the heart of his soul mate and keep her safe from the dangers that threaten them both.


Garreth rose from the bed, dressed for the day, and wandered outside his bedroom doors to the connecting veranda. He leaned against the balustrade, propped an elbow on top of it, and turned his gaze to the scattered lights that caused the hills to sparkle. Dawn had yet to touch the sky, though the sun would make its appearance soon enough. He took in that deep breath of fresh air he craved, held it for a moment, and then released it as he wondered what the day would bring.

“Now tell me something Garreth, why am I not surprised to see you wide awake, fully dressed, and outside in the dark all by yourself?”

Garreth turned around in response to the sound of Essie’s voice and fastened his gaze to hers. She looked so beautiful dressed in blue and bathed in glorious moonlight. He took a moment to drink in the image she presented. With her hands behind her back, she shut her balcony doors, and then strolled toward him. Didn't she understand the peril in which she had placed herself with each advancing step she took?

By heaven—he sincerely hoped not.

He remained silent as she approached. Once she arrived at his side, she rested a hip against the railing, and turned to face him. She lifted a brow and waited for him to speak.

He didn’t intend to speak.

5 out of 5 (exceptional)

I received this book from Goddess Fish Promotions in return for a fair and honest review.

Excuse me for a moment but I am about to fangirl on you! There is so much to love in this book for me - ancient tales, mythology, Wales, soul mates, true love, flirty ghosts, spoiled princesses, dastardly deeds, you name it. What you get is a book that is as engrossing as it is interesting. You will turn each page and gasp at the wonder held within those words. This is storytelling as its best.

This is a tale of two parts - on one side, you have disaster looming, with the loss of hundreds of lives and time is running out. On the other side, you have the long-running banter about what the initials S.E. actually stand for. And yes, you do find out and no, it won't be anything you imagined yourself!

The writing is seamless, the plot line is full and well thought out, the timing is balanced, allowing you moments of rest and laughter amidst the impending doom. There were no editing or grammatical errors that I found but I will also admit to being so completely engrossed in the storyline, I didn't really check for any from about 10% in. I can only imagine the amount of research that has gone into this book as every detail is given into things I've never even thought of.

This is the first book I have read by Debbie Peterson but it certainly won't be the last. The intricate weaving of her tale has made her a notable author in my book and I will certainly be on the lookout for more of her work to devour.

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Debbie is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance because she has a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, making an impossible love possible, and happily ever after endings. She loves music, art, beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and thunder storms.

When she is not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family within the lovely, arid deserts of southern Nevada. She also pursues her interests in family history, which she also teaches, mythology, and history.

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  1. Awww....Thanks for the wonderful review Merissa! Thank you for taking the time to read the book and for sharing your blog! Both are truly appreciated!

    1. My pleasure, Debbie, and good luck with the rest of your tour :)

  2. Wow I couldn't of said it any better than Merissa. This book was all that and a bag of chip's. .Loved it thanks again Debbie loved this book as well as the others.

    1. lol Tammy - "all that a bag of chips" love it! :)

    2. Thanks so much Tammy! You have a way of warming my heart!

  3. Wow I couldn't of said it any better than Merissa. This book was all that and a bag of chip's. .Loved it thanks again Debbie loved this book as well as the others.

  4. Thanks for sharing your review and the excerpt! Sounds like this is a good introduction to Debbie's work.. I'm looking forward to checking it out.

    1. And that makes me happy Victoria! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. I have been following this book tour and I remember posting about my love for Wales having me intrigued by this book. And now - this review, I am going to have to read it! thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  6. Wonderful review for a wonderful book. I loved this one, too, especially the seamless blend of history, romance and mystery!

    1. Hello Mae! Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comments! Warms the heart....

  7. What a great review! I really makes me want to read this book immediately! Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

    1. Merissa's review was such a treat for me and I'm happy you liked it as well! Thanks for stopping by Ree!