ISOLDESSE, by Kimberly Grymes
Imprint: Tractor Beam Publishing
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2021
Page Count: 439 pages
*I received an e-arc from Netgalley free of charge, and my opinions are completely my own.*
Friendships are tested, new alliances are made, and the truth of one woman’s actions from over a millennia ago are revealed.
Kenna and Meegan are college students dealing with upcoming finals, needy parents, boy drama, and what to do with their lives after they graduate in a few weeks. What they weren’t expecting was for Kenna to receive a powerful crystal necklace that ultimately changes their plans for a relaxing summer.
Strange things begin to happen to Kenna, like being the only one who can see and talk to the mysterious old woman with a golden aura. Or how in her dreams, a man with vibrant orange eyes keeps appearing who may or may not be real. Though, not all of Kenna’s mysterious encounters are pleasant as she’s haunted by massive beings carrying long swords and wearing armor covered in black scales.
Besides solving the mystery of where the crystal necklace came from, Kenna, Meegan, and their friends are taken to another world for a routine evolutionary assessment. The assessment gets sabotaged and causes more chaos for Kenna and her friends, especially for Meegan who is forced to open up and reveal her true identity and the magic she hides.
There’s one name that Kenna, Meegan, the Sendarians, and the monsters who’ve been hunting Meegan and her family for over a century all have in common…
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Isoldesse is officially five days from release! You can preorder your copy from your local bookstore or library, or you can get a copy online. Click on these buy links and you can get your own copy: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble | Indigo | IndieBound.
But don’t worry if you can’t afford it - TBR and Beyond Tours is doing a giveaway where two readers will win a giveaway package of Isoldesse. This giveaway starts on February 22nd and ends on March 1st. The giveaway package includes: 1 signed hardcover, 2 desktop wallpaper images, 2 customized bookmarks, a full set of character prints (13 character prints total), a full set of character pins (13 pins), 1 Isoldesse title pin, 1 Isoldesse title magnet (it's a pin but with a magnetic backing), Isoldesse inspired bookmarks from Mirkwood Scribes, 1 Isoldesse bookmark (that Kimberly Grymes created and had printed), 1 Isoldesse 5x7 print image, 1 "bookish" 5x7 print image, and 1 Isoldesse inspired keychain. To win all of these goodies, enter using this link.
Many thanks to TBR and Beyond Tours for allowing me to join the Isoldesse book tour! You can check out the rest of the tour stops on their Tour Schedule webpage.
When Kimberly Grymes is not writing, reading, or blogging, she’s usually hanging out with her husband and kids, baking treats, or keeping busy with crafts. As much as she enjoys reading books, she loves watching movies and TV, and is always on the lookout for the next great sci-fi or fantasy show to watch. Her favorite part of the day is TV time in the evening with her husband and two min-pins, Jubilee and Cori. She currently lives in Kansas, where her allergies are much better than they were in Connecticut.
Kimberly has a small book blog called the Plum Report in which she reads and reviews science-fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and or dystopian books. She also enjoys taking bookstagram pictures and sharing them with the book community on Instagram.