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Blog Tour + Review: Troll Whispers by Ashley C Harris

The highly anticipated standalone novella from the International Bestselling TROLL series!

 

Out May 2nd – Troll Cries, a stand-alone novella in the Troll world by Ashley C. Harris.

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Title: Troll Whispers 

Author: Ashley C. Harris

Series: Troll Series Novella

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Release Date: May 2nd, 2017

Length: 209 Pages

Format: Digital

ISBN: 9781370133468

Synopsis:

The highly anticipated standalone novella from the International Bestselling TROLL series!

FANTASTICAL & ADDICTING

At the age of seventeen, Cordelia Connor’s teenage life is not what it seems…. By day, she attends high school and pretends to be normal. But by night, she and a select group of other teens, called the Knights, spend their time training and sparring. They are preparing to fight the most magically seductive and wicked creatures of all, the trolls.

Cordelia yearns for her classroom life to end so she can help hunt underground. But time seems to be going by ever so slowly, especially while she watches other high schoolers date and have fun. To Cordelia, non-knight boys are off limits. Something that’s not a disappointment until the new kid, Daemon Banks, shows up.

Daemon is nothing like the knight boys or high school males she has known. He’s taller, stronger, faster, and up to something in Cordelia’s little beach side town. Because he’s a normal human, whatever his motives are… they should be off limits. But when a possible troll sighting sends the knights to a débaucheras party that Daemon is attending. Suddenly, his and Cordelia’s worlds get scrambled, and she’ll have to decide if she should let Daemon in.

Who to trust becomes alarming as troll sightings and mischief turn into a grave battle. Because of a traitor among the knights, the perilous treat only seems to be multiplying in Cordelia’s world.

Find out more at: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

 

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My Review:

You definitely don’t need to have read other books in this series to appreciate this one as this is written as a standalone. In fact, I suspect you’ll find it less confusing if you haven’t read the other books in the series first! I’ve actually read (and reviewed) both Troll and Troll Cries and enjoyed them both – I definitely want to read what happens next in the series! So having the opportunity to read this was brilliant but I did, initially, find it somewhat confusing as I was sort of anticipating some of the main characters from the other book being the focus again – so don’t go in with preconceived ideas! This truly is a standalone.

It tells how Cordelia (who is called CeCe by most people – and yes, that is significant) became a Knight and, through flashbacks, gives more details of her history. She is a strong leading character who witnessed her Mother and brothers being slaughtered by Trolls. Some aspects of her life after that, living with her Dad and training to become a Knight are shared, together with key events from her life.

As the seventeen year old goes to school, she interacts with the innocents (humans) but dreams of finishing this dual life so she can focus on her training and actually become a Knight. She’s not allowed to date, like her peers, because of her future as a Knight, but the latest student to join her school, Daemon Banks, proves very distracting and attractive, making her question more aspects of her life. When the opportunity arise to investigate a possible Troll sighting, she jumps at the chance, defying the normal rules and discovering that some secrets make you question many aspects of your past, present and future.

The story has plenty of danger, drama and fighting as well as romance. There are some brilliant characters and their interactions keep the pace and flow of the story. As it has a purported 205 pages, it doesn’t seem like a novella to me but regardless, it is a highly entertaining read with different scenarios brought to life in the imagination of the readers.

I requested and was lucky enough to be gifted a copy of this story which I have chosen to read and this is my honest review after doing so.

Excerpt:

“But if you plan on leaving by the end of this week,” her words came out choppy. Cordelia knew her dad would never let her be a full knight and go with Daemon, or any other, anytime soon. So this was probably her last real moment alone with him in her invisible armor that only he could see through…

“Then we only have right now,” she said as his breathing intensified and then suddenly, he pulled her body to his. Her skin touching and rubbing against Daemon’s in the water. His hand on her arm, leaving her only to cup her face.

“From the moment I saw you on my bike and thought you were a regular high school girl, I wanted this…” And then he was bringing his lips to hers and finally closing the space between them. She closed her eyes and oh how her body enjoyed being up against his. It was possibly the best and most exciting thing in the world as everything felt so awake and sensitive.

And yet… Cordelia heard a voice of fear in her mind that she knew was nothing but her imagination, haunting her as their lips touched.

‘You’re never going to be happy, as long as I’m alive. I’m the troll queen.’  This was a voice she had heard five years ago. A whisper she was going to learn to silence right now, but did silencing something make it disappear?      

 

More books from the Troll series

Troll:

Goodreads  | Amazon  | My review  

Troll Cries

 Goodreads | Amazon | Kobo | iBooks | My review

 

About Ashley C Harris:


Author and film director Ashley C. Harris resides in Florida. Ashley was first recognized for her edgy writing and unique film work when she wrote and directed the teenage film “Lines”. Lines was the first feature film in the world captured using only Mac Laptops.

In 2013 she teamed up with Barclay Publicity to release the first in a new young adult novel series, “Shock Me”. Ashley then went on to author eight other titles, in multiple genres, as she also worked behind-the-scenes on a morning news show that aired on ABC.

In 2014, four of Ashley’s books landed on the Amazon’s Best Selling Top-Ten-List. In 2015, she received her first publishing deal for “Troll”, a KindleScout novel winner.

When Ashley is not dreaming up new manuscripts and working on film sets, she loves spending time with her family, obsessing about biblical mysteries, and watching lots of Doctor Who.

Keep an eye out for her newest releases!
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon | Goodreads | BookBub | Instagram

 

Follow the tour and enter to win am Amazon Gift Card and some of Ashley’s favorite books!

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Many thanks to Barclay Publicity for providing materials for this post and organising the tour. The review is my honest opinion after reading a gifted copy of this book.

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