Saturday, September 24, 2011

Glazier by Bri Clark-Review:Pump Up Your Book Tour Stop

275 pages

Marie Kincaid is devastated after losing her family in a violent crash…so she runs. One morning, she awakes in an infirmary with total memory loss and a new power: Glazier. The cold frozen mists of Glazier’s instincts enable Marie to embark on a new life free of pain but most importantly free of the past. Heightened senses, accelerated strength,speed, and learning abilities make Marie a perfect candidate to be a spy…also a perfect companion for Henry Tenison, the only other known Glazier.

Henry, a loner and proud rogue finds his world upended when his connection to Marie is forged. Unsure of how to progress, he endeavors to keep it strictly professional. As far away missions and romantic surroundings entice him into pursuing his deeper desires, he caves. However, Marie’s love changes everything.

Determined to free them both of the spy world and the hold Glazier has over their lives, Henry implements a plot to disappear. However, when things become dangerous in their latest mission and memories of Marie’s past surface suggesting another man…will Henry’s efforts come too late? If Marie remembers her past, will she still want their future?

4 Stars
This was an exciting, enjoyable read.  The first in a planned new series, this book sets the stage well for more adventures in future installments.  The main characters fit well together; each has certain insecurities, was easy for me to relate to, and also, had some unique strengths.  For the most part, I really enjoyed their interactions together, but there were a few times that Marie’s insecurities and feelings of low self-esteem sort of got old and irritating.  This became less of a problem for me in the second half of the book and I honestly feel that her character is growing and evolving as she begins to sort out some of her inner turmoil.  With Henry, I occasionally had a problem with the way he tended to shut-down and close-off his feelings – seemingly treating Marie with cold indifference.  It was a relief when later in the story most off these issues were satisfactorily resolved.  

Another favorite character I can not wait to find out more about in future adventures is the boss-man, Abram.  In this book, he’s a wealthy, arrogant manipulator, often compared to a snake.   He is fascinating and mysterious.  I am looking forward to finding out more about him and learning if he truly is as powerful as he seems to think he is, or as slimy as Marie finds him.  My dollar says we are just seeing the tip of his iceberg and that he is, indeed, a truly evil antagonist.  It will be fun to find out more in future episodes, I think.

Speaking of Iceberg, let us not forget to mention the beautiful, wild stallion who seems to be empathically connected to both Marie and Henry. Proud and strong, fearsome and fearless, I loved him.   There were more fabulous characters, as well, and I hope to see more of each of them in future adventures.  Recommended - a rousing, fun romp that fans of paranormal romance adventure should relish.

Reviewed by Laurie-J


Bri Clark is a real example of redemption and renewal.  Growing penniless in the South, Bri learned street smarts while caring for her brother in a broken home.

Bri boasts several positions in the publishing industry. An author, professional reviewer, blogger, and author platform consultant she enjoys all aspects of her career from the creation of story to the branding and marketing needed to make her books successful.

Her latest book is Glazier, a romantic fantasy adventure novel with espionage, genetic powers, underground bases and a ginger beauty with memory issues that take you on a ride that begins in Vermont and comes to a head in Egypt.

 Read a longer, more complete biography HERE.

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Bri Clark said...

Thanks you Laurie I very much appreciate the honest review. You got the story exactly how it was meant to be felt. And Abram is a character I have thoroughly enjoyed developing. That's all I'll say about that. ;) However, I will let you in on a little tid bit about Berg. He will appear again in more installments.

Thanks Again for the review and support.

Laurie said...

That's wonderful, Bri!! Can't wait! :)