Saturday, January 18, 2014

Homecoming Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Homecoming book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $25 gift card and copies of Homecoming. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Homecoming (Cloaked Devices #0.5)
Release date: October 25, 2013
Genre: Paranormal (Shifter)/Steampunk Romance
Series: Cloaked Devices #0.5

Five years ago, twenty-three-year-old panther shifter Sera Czedar left her home and her newly mated groom in a humiliating position after a mating ceremony gone wrong. She built a new life for herself in Varselles, the City of Outcasts where shifters exiled from their clans in the Seven Kingdoms can go for sanctuary.

Five years ago, panther shifter Levian Grayson was abandoned on the bonding bed by his bride, Sera. After years of tracking her, he arrives in Varselles, intent on staking his claim on her once and for all, even if it means hauling her over his shoulder just to make sure that happens.

Sera has always known her homecoming would eventually catch up with her one day. The one thing she can’t bear to do is hurt Levian, which will happen as soon as he finds out the reason she left him. Is she ready to take that path? Most of all, will Levian still want her when the truth comes out?

My Rating: 3 Roses

A dark, lovely romance. Homecoming was a wonderful novella and introduction to a new series. I really enjoyed this romance read.

The characters were good. Sera was a strong heroine who did her best in a bad situation. I have to say that I really didn't like the version of her we see in the flashbacks. She was a bit shallow and airheaded. But, she became a stronger character and I ended up liking her. Levian was also great. He was very sweet and devoted to Sera. He was also remarkably forgiving. More so than I would expect anyone to be in his situation. I thought he was adorable.

The romance was lovely. I thought Sera and Levian were perfect together, from their devotion to each other, to the sizzling chemistry between them.

The one issue I had with this book is that I think the conflict resolved itself with more ease than what I think is realistic. I would have expected much more drama and emotion to come with such a shocking secrets, and the fact that there wasn't didn't quite ring true. That affected my enjoyment of the book, but I still really liked it.

The plot was fast paced and I was kept interested the entire way through. The truth of Sera's past was a huge surprise that I never saw coming. I really enjoyed the story and I thought the ending was lovely.

Homecoming was a wonderful romance novella. I really enjoyed this book. Romance lovers, this is a book you might want to check out.

*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs is a $25 gift card and 3 e-copies of Homecoming. Open INT. Ends January 22.
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About the Author:

Cecilia Robert writes YA, NA and Adult. My motto: Passion rules. I enjoy writing stories about people finding love in the most unexpected of places,and also about people finding their true purpose in life coupled with adventurous journeys, whether it's urban, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary or paranormal romance. There's always a happy ever after, no matter how long it takes for the characters to get there.


  1. Hi Farrah, Thank you so much for being part of the tour, and for reading and reviewing Homecoming. I'm really glad you enjoyed this beginning to the Cloaked Devices series. :)

  2. Happy to be part of the tour :)

  3. What a fascinating book! Very interesting combination of paranormal and steam punk. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I like the hero's unique name.