Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hey, It's A Book Tour for "The Assassin" (Mortal Beloved, Book 2) by Pamela DuMond

by Pamela DuMond

Book 2, in the Mortal Beloved Series
"The Assassin" 
Genre: Time Travel and Young Adult. 254 pages.
Price: $3.99 ebook (at time of post)
Book Link: Click Here
Time Traveler. Messenger. Beloved. Spy. 

 “I was a Messenger: I kept the memory of all our encounters, our lives, like a locket that brushes the skin and bones covering my heart. But Samuel was a Healer: he didn’t time travel. His kind lived, died, re-incarnated, and he didn’t retain memories from his past lives. Every year I landed in required starting our relationship over: from ashes, from scrap… Every place I journeyed had beauty as well as darkness; all my time-travels were bittersweet.” ~ Madeline. 

 Madeline’s a Messenger: time traveling across lifetimes and delivering messages that could change one life or many. When she discovers that her true love, Samuel, is alive in present day, but doesn’t remember her from their past, she journeys to a deadly royal conflict in medieval Portugal hoping to rekindle his memory. Mortal assassins as well as dark-souled time travelers seek to kill her. Will Madeline and Samuel be together again in life—or only in death?

Tour-wide giveaway (open international)
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Prizes Include-
$20 Amazon Gift Card, 
2x eBook copies of The Messenger, 
2x eBook copies of The Assassin,
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My Rating:  📔📔📔📔📔 

My Thoughts: Royals, Lords, Assassins, Hunters, Healers And Messengers, Who Else Could Be Involved?

     Picking up where book one, "Messengers" left off, a reader in quickly thrown into this new story. Now that the main character knows who and what she is the plot only thickens with more questions. So if you have not read the first book you must before falling into this story filled with the intrigue and deceit of court life back in medieval times mixed in with all of the main characters problems of being a Messenger.
      Returning to her timeline should have Madeline excited, but seeing her Samuel riding away on the L train was not the welcome home she wanted. Shortly after returning home a new messenger named Ryan Preston, enters her life as a mentor to train and prepare Madeline for her coming travels. All the while, Madeline now knows the sad fact that the Samuel in her time period does not know her or recognize the love they have. Desperate to travel on her own to hopefully help spark remembrance in Samuel from his reincarnations, Madeline ends up in Medieval Portugal amidst dark political times. Thinking she is only there to deliver a message while being a gypsy, Madeline takes on the persona of Nadja. It's as Nadja that she meets Lord Samuel who is acting not at all like the boy she loves, leaving Madeline crushed and heartbroken despite how she still longs for her Samuel the Healer. Nothing seems clear and Madeline finds herself mixed up in the murky Portugal politics where assassins are involved and Hunters show up to make matters more dangerous. The only questions Madeline needs to figure out fast to return home are, what is the message and who is it for?
      Overall, loved it! Madeline was much more of a heroine in this book because she was alone, grant it Samuel was there but not really her true support since he basically didn't know her. And I loved that, now at first I hated it but I realized that tension pulled so much more growth out of Madeline that made me love her all the more as a strong female character. Really girl had to do it on her own and winning her man back by traveling to meet just to literally make a lasting impression, cool move. Now only problem I have is I'm still a bit murky on who the heck Ryan is and why he had to be introduced, especially being added as a love interest distraction type guy; so I'm hoping that's cleared up in the next book. Oh and Madeline's conflict with Malachi that too needs clarifying, because it just got weirder at the end. Anyways, I enjoyed this story more than the first and can't wait to see Madeline travel again. So if you like time travel medieval politics involving assassins and reading about the heroine having to take on her own personal enemies too all the while trying to win back her man, than I suggest reading this book after you've read the first book or you may just be lost.
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Price$2.99 (at time of post)
    Pamela DuMond

Pamela DuMond is the author who discovered Erin Brockovich’s life story, thought it would make a great movie and pitched it to ‘Hollywood’. 

She writes romantic comedic mysteries, romantic YA time travel and New Adult romance. 

Her book The Story of You and Me was a Quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakout Novel Award (ABNA) 2014 in Romance. 

Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys was a Quarterfinalist in ABNA 2013 in Mystery. 

She’s addicted to TV shows — The Voice and Reign. The movies Love Actually and The Bourne trilogy (with Matt Damon — not that other actor guy,) make her cry ever time she watches them. (Like — a thousand.) 

When she’s not writing Pamela’s also a chiropractor and cat wrangler. She loves reading, the beach, working out, movies, TV, animals, her family and friends. She lives in Venice, California with her fur-babies. 

She likes her coffee strong, her cabernet hearty, her chocolate dark, her foods non-GMO and she lives for a good giggle.

1 comment:

  1. Great review, Rae! This sounds like a fun series! I like how well developed the MC seems, and the whole plot sounds complex and intriguing! Glad you liked it!