Monday, November 28, 2016

Virtual Book Tour ~ Angel Voices by Rowan Speedwell ~ #Review + #Giveaway

Virtual Book Tour ~ Angel Voices by Rowan Speedwell ~ (Review + Giveaway)

One frigid winter night a week before Christmas, college student Will stumbles into a church during choir practice, bruised by his own father’s hands. He’s out of the closet now—there’s no going back since his fundamentalist father learned the truth—but he’s also out of a home, a family, and a future. Will has nowhere to turn. No one to care.

Except . . . Will’s roommate, Quinn, cares. Maybe too much. He’s been attracted to Will since they moved in together, but never dreamed his crush was gay. With Will’s life in pieces, Quinn doesn’t want to push. He also knows he has more experience than Will, who’s never even been kissed.

Then Will’s father makes a reappearance, and Will has to learn to trust his heart more than the voices of his past. But it’s the season of miracles, faith, and hope, and Quinn is determined to teach Will how to love and be loved.

Available from Riptide Publishing.  BuyLink

4 Stars 

Would have been great as a longer tale, but still very good as it was.

This is a very short tale of young adults who come together when one is rejected by his family when his father finds out he's gay, and the other realises that he can be both a supportive friend and get a chance to make his feelings known. 

It's a tale that has both sadness and happiness, the latter in shed loads, and it has a decent message and some pretty decent characters who at first don't seem that way, but who then go on to redeem themselves. It doesn't end in the leads living their HEA, as that would be far too unrealistic at barely 18/19yo, but it does end with hope and warmth.

ARC courtesy of Riptide Publishing for my reading pleasure.

About Rowan Speedwell

An unrepentant biblioholic, Rowan Speedwell spends half her time pretending to be a law librarian, half her time pretending to be a database manager, half her time pretending to be a fifteenth-century Aragonese noblewoman, half her time . . . wait a minute . . .  Hmm.  Well, one thing she doesn’t pretend to be is good at math.  She is good at pretending, though.

In her copious spare time (hah) she does needlework, calligraphy and illumination, and makes jewelry.  She has a master’s degree in history from the University of Chicago, is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and lives in a Chicago suburb with the obligatory Writer’s Cat and way too many books.

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To celebrate the release of Angel Voices, one lucky winner will receive $15 in Riptide Publishing credit! Leave a comment with a thoughtful question and your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 3, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. Congrats on the re-release, Rowan. I read the first edition and it was a really touching read. Love the new cover on the book. :)
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  2. Good luck with the release!


  3. Thanks for the review!

    I downloaded my copy earlier and my question for Rowan is how different is it from the original version?


  4. Thanks for the review! I was wondering the same thing, are there many changes with this new edition?

  5. love the blurb
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  6. Thank you for the review! I've added it onto my wishlist =)
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    1. Re-submitting because I realized I have to ask a question. So my question here is what's your favorite genre to read?

  8. I loved the first edition, I decided to buy the second edition too. Congratulations on the re-release :)


  9. I didn't read the first edition, so I'm looking forward to this one. Do you prefer writing shorter or longer stories? I read both, so I'm always just happy if an author told the story well.

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