Embrace

Embrace, Gryphon Series Book2

Author: Stacey Rourke

Fantastic! Edge of your seat action, wit, and non stop entertainment with this incredibly engrossing continuation in the ancient saga of Good vs. Evil. Celeste deals with relationship issues, family issues, not to mention your everyday battle against demons as she sarcastically feels her way through lies, deceit and love finds herself dealing with all kinds of trust issues. Ms. Rourke, takes us to a world that is so well written her demonic boyfriends, and evening battles with dark forces seem completely plausible.

This is quite literally a page turner, as Ms. Rourke, picks up the series where she left off with the Conduit and only gains in intensity and builds the characters throughout. Getting to know Celeste, Gabe, Keni, and their friends has been an immense pleasure and I can’t wait to see more from them.

I highly recommend this series for anyone, young and old, who enjoys, well timed humor, action, mystery, suspense, and a well spent afternoon that will take you on a very inexpensive trip to Gainesboro, TN.

Review – AB August 4, 2012

The Conduit

The Conduit Review

By Stacey Rourke

Excellent Read! Ms. Rourke does an great job mixing modern concepts with the ancient battles of good and evil. Celeste is not your typical 18 year old. Even from the beginning she is more mature than most, dealing with the family tragedy she becomes the “head of the house”. Ms. Rourke does a great job of embracing the sibling relationships with Celeste, Kendall, and Gabe in a very real manner. The rivalries as well as affection are very genuine and give the characters and incredible amount of depth.  She embraces the sibling rivalries and differences. Ms. Roarke sends these siblings on adventures dumped on them by their ancestors, with a great deal of background and well integrated theme. Her battle scenes are well written, without being overly ostentatious.  Ms. Rourke’s writing increased in passion as more of the “bad guys” showed up. Her evil characters we well written and the ending led me right into her next book “Embrace”. The best part of the book is Ms. Rourke’s wit as shown through Celeste. More than a dozen times, I laughed out loud at the quips and dry humor set forth amidst the intense battles of good and evil.

This was a great book by Ms. Rourke and the best part is that is is only the first in the series!

Reviewed by AB – August 3, 2012