FAMILY SECRETS. PARALLEL WORLDS. FORBIDDEN LOVE.
Eighteen-year-old Alexa Moore has had enough of her rigid, controlled existence. Shortly after her graduation, she decides it’s time for her to make the decisions in her life, and quit letting her grandmother have the last say. But when she sees a man watching her—at her graduation, at the market, outside of where she volunteers—her excitement is snuffed out by a sense of dread she can’t shake. And that’s only the beginning…
Soon, strange things begin happening: doors opening by themselves, books falling off shelves. At first, Alexa ignores the bizarre occurrences, chalking them up to coincidence. But when things take a violent turn, she discovers that these occurrences aren’t coincidence at all. In fact, they’re all tied to one thing: her. It isn’t long before she realizes that telepathy and empathy are not the only abilities she possesses. And these new abilities—ones she cannot begin to explain—are growing in strength…becoming more and more dangerous.
Lost and confused, Alexa turns to her grandmother, the one person she trusts above all others, for help. But Gran isn’t who she appears to be, and Alexa finds herself embroiled in a family history that’s shrouded in mystery and lies, where no one, not even the young Irishman she’s fallen for, is who they seem.
Part romance, part thriller, and part fantasy, Piercing the Veil is Nicole L. Taylor’s premiere novel that is not to be missed.
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This very intense, dark story will appeal to fans of classic Gothic literature (like me!). I was drawn in from page one, as Alexa's anxiety made me feel her own sense of foreboding and fear. While I could picture this as a black and white film in the Hitchcock tradition, I enjoyed the humorous and sarcastic moments, which brought the reality of the 'here' and 'now' back to Alexa's portrayal of life in her isolated world. Demons, secrets, betrayal - classic psychological terror on an engaging level. I'm ready for book two!
I received an advance copy, and I am voluntarily reviewing the book. Piercing the Veil by Nicole L. Taylor is the first book in The Crusaders Series. The story begins on sixteen year old Alexander’s, or Alexa as she prefers, college graduation day. Young and brilliant, Alexa is ready to leave her small-town home in Maine to find her place in the world; but, her grandmother has other ideas about that. Alexa and brother Serge as well as her two cousins James and Natasha have always been under a tight leash with Gran, especially since the fires that left the four orphaned. And they fact they can communicate telepathically (wouldn’t want the neighbors to know about that). However, suspicions about Gran start to arise as two strangers from Gran’s home country visit for the summer, and Alexa begins to notice strange events-stranger than the normal stuff such as freak storms occurring, objects moving without being touched, and a strange man in black following her, and it seems all answers lie with Gran. I really enjoyed this book. There was magic, romance, suspense, all making Piercing the Veil a quick read. The plot is very intriguing with a good pace, and the characters are very engaging and likable. My only real issue with the book was...see full review at http://papercraneseandd.blogspot.com/2017/01/book-review-piercing-veil-by-nicole-l.html