Welcome to the book blitz tour for Veiled by Desire by Candace Robinson! This book has had a complete makeover, top to bottom and is being re-released into the wild with a most beautiful chip on it’s shoulder.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Candace Robinson’s books, so very much! I originally reviewed this book in 2019 with 5 stars and my rating would go up with the makeover — If it could!
Here is MY ORIGINAL 5 STAR REVIEW:
Candace Robinson has done it again! Laith, #1 (Clouded by Envy) was an outstanding read with phenomenal characters. It’s mostly about a couple fairy type bats who escape the land of Laith, and the majority of the book is told on earth. So, when Candace approached me for a non-bios review of book #2 I instantly jumped onto Goodreads and helped myself to a few reviews. To see that this one is actually based in Laith, and I had a chance to explore deeper into this magical world, I was like a kid in a candy store…. gimme-gimme-gimme-gimme. Thank you Candace for allowing to read this book before it’s publication date, it was everything I could have wanted from Laith and MORE, oh so much more!
Veiled by Desire not only places you on the edge of your seat in the very first chapter, but it grips you like a vice, holding you there tooth and nail, all the way to the extreme climatic ending. It bounces a little in time, and by characters, telling the tale of all creatures by sea and by land. Little by little Robinson is able to give hints and clues, sprinkling throughout the book in small doses that tie this book with the first. There’s magic, danger, deception, fun witty moments, heartbreak, healing, and the way it all blends together is seamless.
I’m torn between my favorite characters. Still I can’t decide who my very most favorite character even is. It’s a toss up between Tavarra and Rhona.
Tavarra, the once was mermaid who finds herself cursed to walk the land as a beast by night, devouring anything in it’s path. Her story is amazing, and I especially love the friendship she finds in a wonderfully fun-loving bat.
Rhona, an extremely stong hearted young lady with powers of her own that are mastered and at one point stripped by the villian. She puts those who she loves first, always, and risks her life to defeat anything that may cause them harm. She’s amazing, and smart, and completely relatable – powers and all.
The two’s fate are intertwined in this magical tale that mixes humanity and fantasy so well! I love this book, and can’t wait to read the third in the trilogy!
Purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TB61GRS/
Sometimes fate has other plans…
In Laith, when the moons are high, Tavarra gains the ability to walk the land, losing her seahorse-like tail. But should she remain out of the water, a curse will consume her, turning her into a beast with sharp fangs and long claws. A creature that, on some nights, becomes a rampaging monster.
Rhona and her village are under a sinister leader’s control. He took Rhona from the man she loves, stripped away her water ability, then forces her to retrieve a coveted prism that will increase his powers.
When Tavarra and Rhona cross paths, they agree to help each other succeed. They then embark on separate missions in hopes of breaking Tavarra’s curse and saving Rhona’s loved ones. But with an untamable beast inside Tavarra, and Rhona having to wander through a dangerous forest, nothing is certain…
Perfect for fans of Holly Black and Sarah J. Maas