Thursday, 14 November 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Sleepwalker by Tanith Davenport

I received a copy of Sleepwalker in exchange for my review as a part of this blog tour. 

Tally makes a weekend trip to a haunted hotel, hoping to encounter ghosts, or at the very least put on a good show. But Tally sleepwalks, and on the first night she finds herself outside a stranger's open door, and sees something she shouldn't. When she meets the stranger the next day she is instantly drawn to him, and Kyle is just as drawn to her. But what does the Blue Lady want, the mysterious ghost seems to have more in mind for Tally than anyone else...

Personally I thought that Sleepwalker was one of those rare short books that made itself seem like a much longer story, because of the detail in the story and the characters. Obviously due to its length, there is a very limited number of characters, excluding Tally and Kyle you only really have Kyle's sister, and then the Blue Ghost that are looked at in any detail. There are other characters that are mentioned, but I didn't feel as if I was missing out by not knowing about them.

The other thing that particularly struck me was how complete the story actually was. At the end of a lot of books or novellas you can often be left with a sense of 'wait, that's it' and yet this one successfully managed to wrap itself up into a believable and satisfying conclusion.

There are instances of sexually explicit scenes in Sleepwalker, though I felt that the story was so much more than that, it was more about fate, and how people after death could still have an influence on your life. The paranormal and ghostly elements were well written too, though they could have risked coming off as a little garish or fake, they actually seemed fairly in line with what I would imagine an actual ghostly experience would be like.

I can see that Sleepwalker could have the potential to be a full length novel, though I didn't feel like I was missing out because it was only a novella. A quick, and very enjoyable, paranormal read. 

Tanith Davenport

Genre: Paranormal erotic romance

Publisher: Total-e-Bound

ISBN: 978-1-78184-815-9

Number of pages: 36
Word Count: 14,000

Cover Artist: Posh Gosh

Book Description:

Tally Haslam has too much to deal with. A herbalist and aromatherapist, her latest creation - an aphrodisiac potion - remains in unsaleable condition as she has nobody to test it with. And, much to her annoyance, she sleepwalks.

Hoping to get away from it all for a weekend, Tally travels to nearby Madigan Hall for their yearly Paranormal Evening—but on the first night she wakes up outside the bedroom of another guest: Kyle Hunter, who has chosen to pleasure himself with the door open. Tally escapes without being seen, but is unable to get Kyle out of her head—especially when she finds herself at the same table at him the following evening.

However, Tally's world is turned upside down when, at the paranormal dinner, she encounters the ghost of the Blue Lady, who seems determined not to leave her alone—and shows a disturbing penchant, when Tally sleepwalks again, for leading her astray…

About the Author:

Tanith Davenport began writing erotica at the age of 27 by way of the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writers' Scheme. Her debut novel "The Hand He Dealt" was released by Total-e-Bound in June 2011 and was shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon Award for 2012.

Tanith has had short stories published by Naughty Nights Press and House of Erotica. She loves to travel and dreams of one day taking a driving tour of the United States, preferably in a classic 1950s pink Cadillac Eldorado.
Tanith's idea of heaven is an Indian head massage with a Mojito at her side.


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