Touched - The Caress of Fate

Touched - The Caress of Fate


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"Elisa S. Amore is one of the few phenomena in self-publishing." - Vanity Fair

"Girls who dream of love, a new novel just for you has come out in bookshops." - Marie Claire

"The Caress of Fate is the literary success of the year." -Tu Style

"Unpredictable and mesmerizing: how do you cheat death when it comes looking for you?" −Tiffany, Goodreads ★★★★★

“If you loved Twilight, Hush, Hush, Fallen and other sagas, you can’t miss this book for anything in the world.” −Angela, Goodreads ★★★★★

“As seductive as Meet Joe Black. As mysterious as City of Angels. As powerful as Twilight.”

What are you willing to sacrifice when the only person who can save you is the same one who has to kill you?

After vampires and werewolves, after wizards and fallen angels, a new breed of Angels is here to usher you into their dark world. An ancient, deadly, inescapable race.

No one can see them. They’re shadows of destiny. They’re knights of death. They’re the Subterraneans and they’re here to claim our lives.

Commanded by a mysterious congregation called the Màsala, the Angels of Death ensure that each man’s destiny takes its due course on Earth.

But what happens when love intervenes?

Can an Angel of Death deny his own nature and challenge destiny?

Can love rebel against fate?

When Gemma’s eyes first meet the dark, piercing gaze of Evan James, an ominous shadow creeps into her life, ultimately leading her to face her destiny. She doesn't realize Evan is one of Death's soldiers and that Death is summoning her.

Her time is up: Gemma must die . . . and Evan has been sent to kill her.

But what if she’s the only one who can truly see him?

Against every rule. Against fate itself. Against everything and everyone. A story of forbidden love and star-crossed destinies.

Dark. Romantic. Dangerous.

Fans of Veronica Roth, Stephenie Meyer, Cassandra Clare, and Lauren Kate will love this series by Elisa S. Amore.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523659081
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/31/2016
Pages: 428
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Elisa S. Amore is the author of the paranormal romance saga Touched. She wrote the first book while working at her parents' diner, dreaming up the story between one order and the next. She lives in Italy with her husband, her son, and a pug that sleeps all day. She's wild about pizza and traveling, which is a source of constant inspiration for her. She dreamed up some of the novels' love scenes while strolling along the canals in Venice and visiting the home of Romeo's Juliet in romantic Verona. Her all-time favorite writer is Shakespeare, but she also loves Nicholas Sparks. She prefers to do her writing at night, when the rest of the world is asleep and she knows the stars above are keeping her company. She's now a full-time writer of romance and young adult fiction. In her free time she likes to read, swim, walk in the woods, and daydream. She collects books and animated movies, all jealously guarded under lock and key. Her family has nicknamed her "the bookworm." After its release, the first book of her saga quickly made its way up the charts, winning over thousands of readers. Touched: The Caress of Fate is her debut novel and the first in the four-book series originally published in Italy by one of the country's leading publishing houses. The book trailer was shown in Italian movie theaters during the premiere of the film Twilight: Breaking Dawn-Part 2.

Leah Janeczko (translator): Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Leah D. Janeczko has lived in Milan for half her life plus a few months. Her translations have been published by Random House, Scholastic, Hyperion, Elle, Volo, Harper Collins AudioBooks, Fazi Editore and Disney.

Annie Crawford (editor): Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Annie likes to think editing is in her blood. From the age of five, she knew she wanted to be just like her grandmother, a highly-regarded literary editor. Annie has copy/line edited everything from memoirs to academic projects to novels. Fluent in Spanish and competent in Italian and French, she's created a niche for herself as a translation editor as well, and also does literary translations from Spanish to English. Annie has written two young adult books of her own plus a travel memoir.

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Touched - The Caress of Fate 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BlueEyeBooks More than 1 year ago
Thank you to the author, Elisa S. Amore, and publicist of Touched for gifting me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review! This book just wasn't for me.  You may ask why I still gave it 3 stars and that's because I could definitely see myself loving this book two years ago.  As a more mature reader that's becoming more and more immersed in more complex YA, NA, and Adult books, I think I'm leaving behind these kinds of novels.  Let's get into it! 1.  The plot.  In the blurb, it says this book is based on a Norwegian legend.  Now, I'm not an expert on Norwegian legends so I won't even try to go that route.  But what I don't understand is why it's always the guy in a heterosexual relationship that has to be the mysterious one with powers.  This book also felt incredibly long; almost as long as the Eragon series felt (the first book is 503 pages which this book is 462 pages).  With that being said, this book has a very start and go type of flow.  There are multiple climaxes and plenty of description in between.  This made the book tremendously easy to read in some places and slightly difficult in others.  Overall, though, I do like the direction the plot took.  While it was slightly typical, I found that it was still enjoyable.  The ending is also something I want to address.  While I liked it for the most part, I thought it a little strange that it ended without even referencing Gemma's friends.  It's like they ceased to exist once Evan came into her life (except for brief cameos). 2.  The characters.  I did like the characters themselves.  While slightly underdeveloped for a book of this length, they aren't inadequate and are quite at home in the setting that's set up.  Their dialogue and interactions flow well together (with exception in the romance which I'll address next).  I enjoyed getting to know Evan and Gemma as well. 3.  The romance.  Now this is where my problems come in and where I think someone else would be better suited for this book.  The romance was insta-love, true and simple.  However, it had that fantasy element in it which makes you think there's some else going on in their relationship, however we never really get any explanation on that front (perhaps in the next book?).  Furthermore, Evan's attitude toward Gemma and telling her the truth about him really irked me.  It's an important conversation that he just couldn't accept which leads me to believe their relationship was much too advanced, too soon, but again, there wasn't really any information there.  Two years ago, I loved these types of relationships with the mysterious guy who swept the girl off her feet.  But now, not so much. 4.  The writing.  The writing of this book reminds me of LOTR because of all the descriptions and the flowery language.  I loved how, when I was in Gemma's head (there are two POVs, Gemma's and Evan's), more flowery language was used to illustrate her expanded vocabulary because of her reading habits.  I just loved how that was showcased.  On the flip side of that coin, however, is the potential for being too drawn out.  If you don't like that type of writing, I'm not sure how you'd get along with this book. The Final Verdict: While I didn't enjoy the romance of the book, the core building blocks are well installed. 3 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think people should read this on their own instead of looking at reviews i personally think the book is wonderful and a great read but ill let ya'll be the judge of that don't listen to nay Sayers!!!!! :)