Spotlight and Review: Denai Touch by Tiffany Shand

Ms. Tiffany Shand, the author of Denai Touch sent us a message the other day asking if we could help promote her book.  Always willing to promote an authors book Andi took the task head on.  Not only did she get to promote the book, but she also was able to review it. In Andi’s world that is a win win.

 


Denai Touch

By: Tiffany Shand
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 318
Publisher: Myrddin Publishing
Published on: March 16, 2015
Spotlight and Review: Denai Touch by Tiffany Shand

Cate McCray is no ordinary witch.

Prophesised to be the one to destroy the Covenant, an age-old organisation who seeks to enslave all Magickind, the race is on for them to kill her before she receives immortality.

But before receiving the phenomenal power that comes with it, she must first survive the ascension and the only person who can help her is her elemental partner, Jason Talbot. But when the time comes, her forbidden love for Jason threatens to destroy them both.

As leader of Excalibar, an elite team of Enforcers, they work to infiltrate the Covenant leading Cate into life-threatening situations. Can she outwit them before it’s too late?

 
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I received this book for free from Author Gifted in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

 

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On kindle this book seemed to go on forever, even though it really isn’t that long.  There was an issue with the formatting and so the words went from normal text to bold.  I had a PDF so I do not know if this translates better on Mobi or other formats.  This does not affect my rating but I wanted to mention it.

 

So Cate McCray is a Denai, which is a very old race of witches.  They are mortal for the first 29ish years of their lives and then they ascend.  What this means is that they not only become immortal and therefore live forever with some exceptions but they also get much more power than their mortal bodies could handle.  Well Cate isn’t full Denai even though her maternal grandmother would have much preferred that her granddaughter had fallen into place and done as she was told.  However being a McCray meant that Cate is not only stubborn but also is driven by her heart.

 

With every witch, okay lets be honest with every woman who has a mother and grandmother has to deal with a woman in her life that is demanding, degrading, overly critical, etc.  Well Cate is no different and I really like how the author was able to impart the personalization of the characters negative qualities without being fake.  I think that is some of the hardest elements to bring into a character is forcefulness without being overly aggressive

 

Another thing that I really liked was how the character of Jason was handled.  He had something to hide, that was obvious, I am not spoiling anything, it pretty much states as much within the first 10 pages.  Anyways every time that he is about to mention to ANYONE what is he, even those who know what he is, someone or something interrupts him.  I am sure that you are saying “Why, don’t we want to know what he is?” Yes of course, but it was frustrating, I mean in the best way possible.  I wanted to grab Jason by the throat and be like “JASON just tell me what you are, I know you are part Denai, but what else? JUST TELL ME”  Now there isn’t that many books that make me want to step in and talk to the characters.  This is one of them and I was honestly surprised that the further I got into the book the more I was enthralled.

 

I initially was not going to pick up this book, it wasn’t that I didn’t think it was going to be good, but if you saw my to be read list you would see that my time is extremely limited.  But I did take a chance because the author emailed us and asked personally and it sounded unique.  I am so glad that I did and this series has great potential.  I am really excited about it.  For some books when I am finished I automatically know what the rating will be, for others it takes me the review to really decide.  This was one of them, I initially thought it was going to be a 4.5 but the more I wrote and the more I thought about it I really saw some strengths that other books don’t have and so for that reason I am going to give the highest rating.  Oh and one more thing, I really appreciate that while there is a strong male character in Jason, the author decided not to put him on the cover.

 

5 fangs

 

 

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About Tiffany Shand

Tiffany Shand was born in Essex, UK and started writing short stories when she was a child. She has always done writing in one form or another and started writing novels in her early teens.

Tiffany loves to read books and discovered her love for fantasy and paranormal romance during this time.

She writes both non-fiction and fiction, but mostly fantasy and paranormal romance. After doing a creative writing course in her early 20s she is now a freelance writer and professional proofreader. She is currently studying for a journalism degree.

Tiffany lives in Essex with her two spoiled cats and one very nutty hamster.

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