I have to write a review, and I’m so tired. There’s a point at which every body needs a break, and mine is reaching it’s breaking point.
I’ve grown wise enough to recognize the signs, and even gone so far as to warn people, because taking a break isn’t possible this time.
The world is on my shoulders
The universe is inside me
and I am a dreamweaver.
No time for breaks.
The books are amazing & I’ll tell you all about it after I rejuvenate by eating Delissio garlic bits & hot chocolate from Tim Hortons.
Yes, GASP I am supporting evil corporate enterprises, and huge big name businesses connected to all kinds of horrid and awful things.
I don’t care. Not today. Not lately.
I’m a hypocrite and a cretin maybe, but no one is perfect, and in order to do everything, I need something to be easy.
Delissio & Tim Hortons was my easy choice today.
There is a point early on in the book where Theo & Gabe are both running from their respective demons. It was interesting to read how they ran differently. These characters aren’t flat, and they’re not all the same either.
Song of Secrets is about the oddballs finding each other, and figuring out that everyone has a place in the universe. The homeless, the unwanted, the queer and the broken. My dad used to tell me:
“I hate to break it to you, but life is hard, sweetheart.”
It is, and it is for everyone, supernatural powers and all. . .
Or were those metaphors for the alarmingly high co-mobid rates of mental illness in our homeless population today?
Did you know that an large percentage of the homeless population across Canada & the United States are under the age of 24? Most of them have been in and out of a child car/welfare system and moved multiple times, suffered multiple traumas, and many flee violent and broken homes every day. Would you be surprised if I told you that many of them identify as First Nations, Aboriginal or Metis and a overwhelming number of them identify as LGBTQ2S?
Whether it’s a happy mistake or not, it’s poignant that the children today running from their demons whatever they may be are the future. Song of Secrets is written for young adults, but it’s a book parents and well everyone, should read. It’s also a fun paranormal world you can easily relate to with out reading much into it – if you want. Or, you can be the great parent/nerd/bookworm that you are and have a really awesome educational conversation with your child(s).
No one told me it would remind me why I keep doing the work I do every day even if it is really hard, exhausting and ridiculously dramatic for one reason or another.
It takes a good book to do that. (read all the way to the end, there’s a surprise for you…)
About the Book – About the Author – Prizes!!!
Welcome to another exciting publishing house spotlight tour from Novel Publicity. Join us as two new titles from Rachel Calish–we’re calling them the Calish Couple—tour the blogosphere in a way that just can’t be ignored. And, hey, we’ve got prizes!
About the prizes: Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win either a $50 Amazon gift card, an autographed copy of Song of Secrets by Tate Hallaway and Rachel Calish, or an autographed copy of its tour mate, The Demon Gabriella by Rachel Calish. Here’s what you need to do…
- Enter the Rafflecopter contest
- Leave a comment on my blog
That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win a $25 gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found HERE. The other $25 gift card and the 3 autographed books will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Calish Couple tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!
About the book: Sing a song of secrets …
A shape-shifter with a penchant for breaking and entering …
A homeless boy struggling with hallucinations that could turn out to be all too real …
A monster in need of a rescue …
And a mathematical genius with a real demon of a mother …
Fate draws Theo, Gabe, Erin and Kitty to a place they jokingly call “The School for Wayward Demons.” There they learn that sinister forces threaten to invate the city of San Francisco and plot to overthrow the powers that be. Now they must choose whom to trust: the witches, the demon, or the Shaitans. Or each other.Get Song of Secrets through Amazon.
About the authors: Tate Hallaway leads a double life. By day, she’s Lyda Morehouse, a mild-mannered science fiction author of the Shamus and Philip K. Dick award-winning AngeLINK series. By night, she’s the bestselling para- normal romance and urban fantasy writer, Tate Hallaway. She’s written and published over a dozen novels (five as Lyda and nine as Tate), and together her two identities have over a decade of professional publishing experience.
Rachel Calish lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota because it’s so cold you just have to sit inside and write novels. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts in Writing degree by writing stories about sexy demons. A fan of games of all kinds, you can find her playing anything from the lat- est video game releases to Checkers with half the pieces missing. Under the name Rachel Gold, she writes LBGTQ Young Adult fiction.
Connect with Rachel on her website, Facebook, Twitter,or GoodReads..
Learn more about Song of Secrets‘s tour mate HERE.
Most days I’m lucky enough to have a ‘moment of clarity’ start out looking like this:
but end up feeling like this (only after a good book of course):
What made Calish & Hallaway’s Song of Secrets a great read that helps you cope with day to day life?
It’s really hard to tell this was written by two people, and maybe that’s a reason for the next point.
The characters were unique, well rounded & well developed. Each one had their quirks and challenges, but they all shone through the narrative.
There were few to no editing/spelling errors which always makes for a smoother read
The book allows you to visualize day to day problems as demons, monsters, and whatever other creatures you can come up with. Then beat them and out smart them at their own games.
The paranormal world provides just enough escapism that a reader can travel to another world to get a break from this one.