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Release Day Blast and Review: Twice Upon A Time by Hope Irving

Twice Upon A Time by Hope Irving
Publication Date: October 31st, 2015
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Once upon a time, there was the wandering soul of Morgann, an 8th century Irish calligrapher-monk longing to be reunited with his soul mate. Deirdre was his forbidden love, a witch with whom he wrote a coveted book.
Under her spell, the souls of the star-crossed lovers travel from bodies to bodies until they find each other. Eventually.
That became his quest: unearth her new body and trigger her memory, for she is clueless about whom she once was. Unfortunately their story didn’t get a chance to become a fairy tale yet it still turned out as a famous urban legend referred as The Black Angel Book. 
Twice upon a time, not so long ago, there was me, rational and devastated Rose. I needed to get a grip, said my French mum after my year of numbness due to a painful break-up that led me to cut my wrist daily, to feel something, anything.
So she sent me off to the free-spirited village of Provincetown, Massachusetts, to spend the summer with my American relatives. And just like that, I wasn’t myself any longer. Because someone pulled me out of the darkness and bewitched me, somehow.
I couldn’t wait to jump his bones… but why was he holding back?
He couldn’t wait to welcome me into his world… but was I ready to question my convictions and acknowledge that my self-inflicted cuts were now healing in record time?
How could I have imagined he was longing for his own unorthodox fairytale to come true? Frantically.


My Review

“I am a soul that gained awareness of its existence; a wandering soul inhabiting various bodies throughout their mortal life.A soul longing to be reunited with its soulmate.”

“I am no longer Morgann. She is no longer Deidre. I love her. She’s my life. I am going to find her. She’ll be mine, once again.”

I am a big, big paranormal romance fan, so when I read the synopsis for this book, I just knew I had to check it out. And let me tell you, Twice Upon a Time is a really great debut novel. It pulls you in from the very first page, and has you wanting to know more. I found the story-line to be unique and captivating. The characters were interesting and had me wanting to know more about them. I was anxious to see if Morgann and Deidre’s souls were ever going to be reunited. I loved being in the present with Morgann and Deidre or as they are now called Virgil and Rose. I was on pins and needles, waiting to see if Rose’s soul was ever going to recognize Virgil for who he truly was.

Overall, I thought that Twice Upon a Time was a good read. I think it’s a great debut novel and that this series has a ton of potential.This story has lots of great mystery and romance. I will warn you that it does end on a bit of a cliffhanger and it’s a good one. I for one can not wait to get my hands on the next book and see what lies in store for these characters next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

About the Author

Hope Irving
Hope Irving is the proud mother of a lovely and witty young lady, and the lucky wife of a loving and supportive husband. She’s a debut indie author who lived in Paris, France, most of her life and also in the US, where she graduated with a master degree.

She loves Nutella and Camembert cheese (not together), carrot cake and cinnamon Altoids. 

Her favorite fictional characters are Eric Northman (Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris) and Sean Bateman (The Rules of Attraction, Bret Easton Ellis). 

More about Twice Upon A Time, her NA paranormal romance:
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