Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Review + Giveaway: First Visions (Second Sight, #1) by Heather Topham Wood

Series: Second Sight, #1
Publication: April 27th 2012
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Two years ago, 21-year-old Kate Edwards became deathly ill and slipped into a coma. While unconscious, she crept into the mind of a missing boy and awoke with the knowledge of his location. Friends and family were skeptical and wary of her new ability to see into the minds of others. Their fears prompted Kate to keep her psychic powers a secret. Feeling alienated, she dropped out of college and spent most of her days holed up at her mother's home.

Now another child has been abducted. Police detective Jared Corbett seeks out Kate for her help in solving the case. Reluctantly, Kate agrees and they must work together to bring 8-year-old Cori Preston home to her family. Although attracted to one another, Jared has a  girlfriend with ties to the abduction case and Kate is sarcastic and guarded since her coma. With visions she can't control and an uncontrollable attraction to the detective, she wonders if she can leave the past behind and finally stop hiding from the world. Otherwise, Cori may be lost forever.
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The cover is very inviting; its warm autumn color palette reflects the tone of the story perfectly. I have had mixed results with the New Adult genre – my main issue is that the characters often appear too immature for the storylines. The author crafted incredible characters that capture your attention – and lucky for me there are already two additional books available in the series; New Revelations  & Dark Premonitions.

Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by Xpresso Book Tours for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

Welcome Heather Topham Wood

Heather Topham Wood’s obsession with novels began in childhood while growing up in a shore town in New Jersey. Writing since her teens, she recently returned to penning novels after a successful career as a freelance writer. In 2012, she published the first two novels in her Second Sight series: First Visions and New Revelations. 
Heather graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a bachelor's degree in English. Her freelance work has appeared in publications such as USA Today, Livestrong.com, Outlook by the Bay and Step in Style magazine. She resides in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband and two sons. Besides writing, Heather is a pop culture fanatic and has an obsession with supernatural novels and TV shows.

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  1. Thanks for letting me stop by today and for the great review!

  2. Thanks for the review. I have this book, but haven't started it yet.