Friday, February 12, 2016

tour for A Hold on Me by Pat Esden

A Hold on Me
Dark Heart Series
Book One
Pat Esden

Genre: New adult gothic/paranormal romance

Publisher: Kensington Books

Date of Publication: February 23, 2016

ISBN-10: 1496700058
ISBN-13: 978-1496700056

Number of pages: 320
Word Count: 90k

Book Description:

She never wanted to return.

He wants nothing more than for her to leave.

But the fire between them is as strong as the past that haunts them.

Annie Freemont grew up on the road, immersed in the romance of rare things, cultivating an eye for artifacts and a spirit for bargaining. It’s a freewheeling life she loves and plans to continue until her dad is diagnosed with dementia. His illness forces them to return to Moonhill, their ancestral home on the coast of Maine and to the family they left behind fifteen years ago, after Annie’s mother died in a suspicious accident.

Once at Moonhill, Annie is shocked when her aunt separates her from her father. The next time Annie sees him, he’s a bizarre, violent shadow of his former self.

Confused, she turns to an unlikely ally for support Chase, the dangerously seductive young groundskeeper. With his dark good looks and powerful presence, Chase has an air of mystery that Annie is irresistibly drawn to. But she also senses that behind his penetrating eyes are secrets she can’t even begin to imagine. Secrets that hold the key to the past, to Annie’s own longings and to all of their futures. Now, to unlock them, she’ll have to face her greatest fears and embrace her legacy...

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My Review:
I don't want to give away any of this book so will be very vague on the description. I will tell you though I loved this book. It is a very mysterious book that kept me guessing and wondering through out. The book has pretty much everything I love in a book. Mystery, Romance, a great plot, and a very engaging story. 
 This is my first book by Pat Esden but I will be on the look out for more books. I love the writing style. She gives you just enough description of places, people and things for you to get to picture the scene in your minds eye without drowning you and making you bored. I really love that in a writer. She knows when to stop.
 She brings the characters to life so well they could be a friend, neighbor, or family member to you. They all have real life qualities and personality. Each one is well thought out. 
  This is a really great story, and I loved every page of it. Ie even took me on the emotional roller coaster along with the characters in the book.

About the Author:

Pat Esden would love to say she spent her childhood in intellectual pursuits. The truth is she was fonder of exploring abandoned houses and old cemeteries. When not out on her own adventures, she can be found in her northern Vermont home writing stories about brave, smart women and the men who capture their hearts. An antique-dealing florist by trade, she’s also a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and the League of Vermont Writers. Her short stories have appeared in a number of publications, including Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, the Mythopoeic Society’s Mythic Circle literary magazine, and George H. Scither’s anthology Cat Tales.

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 $20 Amazon gift card 


  1. Thank you for the wonderful review. It made me smile. ARCs for book 2--BEYOND YOUR TOUCH--should be coming out in late June or July :) I'm really excited about it. I'm working on book 3 right now.

  2. This book sounds interesting! the first 3 sentences in the summary really catched my attention