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Tour Stop | Silver Hollow

Aloha and welcome to my tour stop for Silver Hollow by Jennifer Silverwood! This book was hands down fantastic and I can’t wait for more! You can follow the full tour schedule here! I have included my review below AND there’s a giveaway!!

———- Book Info ———-

Silver Hollow 
by Jennifer Silverwood 
(Borderlands Saga #1) 
Publication date: May 31st 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Fairy Tales,Fantasy
Synopsis:

“I shouldn’t have to tell you this isn’t a fairy story…”

After her parents’ car crash ten years before, Amie Wentworth trusts books more than people. She may be a writer, but she believes in reality over fiction. She ignores the unexplained mysteries surrounding her, never mind the dreams of a past life, or the fact she can fry technology with a touch. Not even a timely invitation from her long-lost uncle in England gives Amie incentive for anything other than ire.

Until she is stabbed in an alley and brought back to life by a handsome stranger. Soon Amie is dragged into the very sort of tale she is used to selling. To make matters worse, the man who saved her life keeps turning up and her would-be-murderer is still at large.

After crossing the Atlantic to her father’s homeland, she discovers a world beyond imagining. Silver Hollow is a place of ancient traditions and supernatural dangers, where everything is the opposite of what it seems and few escape sane. Faced with an impossible choice, Amie is forced to confront a deadly family legacy while remembering a life she soon wishes to forget.

**Previously published in 2012. This NEW EDITION has been FULLY REVISED AND EXPANDED. The original novel is now no longer available.**

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———- Review ———-

This was more than just your standard fairytale. I absolutely adored how this was crafted and the writing was so lyrical and magical it immediately transported me from page one.

Amie – gosh my heart bled for her and all she went through. I’m not going to spoil the story but trust me when I say that this fantasy is raw to the core and is so believable you would think its not a fiction. The emotions Ms. Silverwood pulls out of you are like pieces of your soul that she finds and in which you never thought was there. I loved the transitions between fantasy and reality and because they were so perfectly blended, I honestly couldn’t put this down.

Ms. Silverwood has everything in here – drama, mystique, romance – AND MORE! I cannot believe that this was published over 6 years ago! Where was I when this released?!? If you are a sucker for fantasy, pick this up today!

———- Author Bio ———–

Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time, she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador, or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of three series–Heaven’s Edge, Wylder Tales and the Borderlands Saga–and the stand-alone titles Stay and She Walks in Moonlight. She released her first serialized Urban Fantasy, Angel Blue in August 2018.
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———- GIVEAWAY ———

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)

  • A signed hardback copy of Silver Hollow + swag and a free coupon for Blackbriar Cove when it comes out
  • An ebook copy of any of Jennifer’s books of your choice + a $10 Amazon gift card
Link: 
Ends Feb 14! Good luck!
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6 thoughts on “Tour Stop | Silver Hollow”

  1. Hallo, Hallo Keshia,

    I love how you spoken about “Silver Hollow” as being magically lyrical – a wicked good reference point for those who are seeking out this story for the first time! I shared your tour stop today on the 6th and was overjoyed I could finally soak inside this world! The beauty of how it was built but also, the ways in which it was conceived.. I talked a lot about the world, the characters and the instinctive joys I saw as Silverwood gave breath & life to everything that fuelled this experience for me.

    Ooh my gosh, I know!? How did I miss this release? I was curious about that myself – however, it released in 2012 and I didn’t become a book blogger til 2013; the reason I bring this up is because once I started blogging I found it easier to find Indie Authors. I would always seek them out before I went online to share my readerly life *but!* prior to blogging, I found it a harder road to *find them!* I have a feeling it was kismet I was meant to be a blogger as its opened up this wonderful world of stories and writers I might not have found otherwise.

    Sometimes we have to remember – the STORIES find us when we’re meant to read them.

    Didn’t they though!? I love those subtle transitions from the Borderlands to the modern world and back again. They were seamless to where you did not always see the border or the veils that separated the two which I love as that is one key element I loved about Harry Potter.

    I’d love to know if we shared similar takeaways and noticed similar aspects of the story – you’ll find my review over on my blog; drop by if you have a chance.

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    1. Aloha Jorie!

      Mahalo nui for enjoying my post and for finding it in your heart to share it! I fell in love with this masterpiece from the first page and the world was nothing short of amazing! I wish I was a part of it!

      I completely agree with your points on being a new blogger! I just started this past summer and am amazed at how many new authors were introduced to me as well as numerous stories that I would normally never have picked up or read! So I am truly grateful my passion has led me to many open doors – including meeting wonderful fellow bloggers and readers such as yourself! I ADORE your statement on “STORIES find us when we’re meant to read them”! This has spoken so true for a lot of my recent reads especially with what was going on in my life so thank you for sharing that tidbit!

      Yes!! The transitions were perfection! I love it when worlds built on fantasy elements do that because it just makes it that more believable and piques my interest to continue to read because I don’t have to concentrate too hard on differentiating them! Some books I ended up DNF’ing because of how horribly divided things were 😦

      I read your blog post on SH and am very happy to say I agree with lots of points you focused on! The first being how fantasy worlds transport you into a realm where anything and everything can happen! That is what I love most about fantasy novels and why it is my utmost favorite genre of all time! I also connected when the author responded with “when I finally began the sequel, I realized my writing had changed”. This shows profound growth and depth for the author and I respect how she acknowledged that because sometimes I read books that don’t grow with the writing and I end up giving them poor ratings because of the lack of development (especially for sequels) or end up DNF’ing them.

      But thank you again for your feedback and shared love for this! Just like you, I am counting down the days for the next book!

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      1. Hi Keshia, hope y’all don’t mind me hopping onto your thread here, but I just wanted to share my thanks. From the bottom of my heart, truly, it means so much to me as a storyteller when my fellow readers escape into that world with me 🙂 Silver Hollow was my first book baby (I’m honestly happy it wasn’t discovered right away lol) and I saw the re-write as a chance to give the story and my readers something worthy.

        This review tour came about at just the right time. Last year I felt so burned out I considered taking a year off publishing. Of course I didn’t stick to that for long, lol. I just started working on the sequel, Blackbriar Cove, this month. Reviews like yours and Jorie’s have been so inspiring to me and given me that extra boost I needed to dive back into the Borderlands. I’m really excited to carry everyone along into the next adventure with Amie and company (while I haven’t officially announced this yet, I’m planning on a Thanksgiving weekend release 🙂

        Also I LOVE your blog. The ocean background has been so relaxing, I need this for my desktop background now, lol. Bloggers are the backbone of the Indie community. Like Jorie said, there are so many authors and stories I wouldn’t have discovered otherwise. So thank you for all that you do and making this author’s day 🙂

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      2. Aloha Jen!

        I am truly blessed you liked my post and my blog! I loved this so much I’m recommending it to a lot of people! It was definitely worth the revamp because this was so magical! I cannot WAIT for the sequel! I will be counting down the days!

        Jorie and I are ecstatic you’ve decided to continue adventuring in this world! I have my theories about what will have next especially with Amie but I know I am often surprised by the final turn out 😊

        I am super happy you love the blog design! I chose the ocean for a few reasons: 1) I love mermaids! 2)the ocean is my fave place to go on the weekends and 3) i love swimming! i’ve always felt a deep sense of relaxation while in the water that I don’t ever see myself moving to somewhere without having the beach just a short ride away.

        I completely agree about the Indie community and how I would never have met all the new authors and readers I’ve met had I not started blogging and bookstagramming. I am so happy I chose to start this adventure and meeting wonderful people like yourself make it all worth it 😊

        Can’t wait for the sequel!

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