Through the Veil

Through the Veil By Colleen Halverson Viral Ebook As a child Colleen Halverson us

Through the Veil By Colleen Halverson Viral Ebook As a child, Colleen Halverson used to play in the woods imagining worlds and telling stories to herself Growing up on military bases, she found solace in her local library and later decided to make a living sharing the wonders of literature to poor, unsuspecting college freshmen After backpacking through Ireland and singing in a traditional Irish music band, she earned a PhD in English with a specialization in Irish literature When she s not making up stories or teaching, she can be found hiking the rolling hills of the Driftless area of Wisconsin with her husband and two children.. Elizabeth Tanner is no Tinkerbell, and her life is no fairy tale Broke and drowning in student loans, the one thing she wants than anything is a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation But after the ancient Irish text she s studying turns out to be than just a book, she becomes their prisoner instead And when Trinity reveals Elizabeth is half Fae, she finds heElizabeth Tanner is no Tinkerbell, and her life is no fairy tale Broke and drowning in student loans, the one thing she wants than anything is a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation But after the ancient Irish text she s studying turns out to be than just a book, she becomes their prisoner instead And when Trinity reveals Elizabeth is half Fae, she finds herself at the center of a plot to save the magical races of Ireland from a brutal civil war.As Commander of Trinity s elite warriors, Finn O Connell isn t used to having his authority challenged He doesn t know whether to punish or protect the infuriating young woman in his custody When he discovers the Dark Fae want to use Elizabeth s abilities to control the source of all power in the universe, he ll risk everything to help her.At the mercy of Trinity and enslaved to the Dark Fae, Elizabeth finds herself alone on the wrong side of an Irish myth thousands of years in the making Refusing to be a pawn in their game, Elizabeth has to fight her way back to the man she loves, but to do so, she must wage her own war against the magic that binds herROUGH THE VEIL will be available February 22nd 2016 through Entangled Publishing.Book 1 of the Aisling Chronicles Series. A viral Kindle Through the Veil Through the Veil is one of the best things I've read in a long time. I got a chance to read an advanced copy, and I'm glad I did.When you read a fantasy romance, often you get one or the other. You get a great fantasy story with a token love interest, or maybe you get an awesome love story in a half developed world. Through the Veil is both. It would be a great fantasy even without the romantic elements, and the love story of Elizabeth and Finn would sparkle no matter where you set it.But I have to start with the thing that sets this book above its peers: the characters. Elizabeth is both strong and flawed, but always endearing. I found myself rooting for her from the first few pages. When you throw Finn in the mix...while he's not my favorite male lead of all time (hey...I don't fall for hot Irish dudes...what can I say?) he's absolutely perfect as a compliment to Elizabeth. Two individual characters who get better when you put them together. The chemistry jumps off the page. The pace of the story is unbelievable. It grabbed me from the first chapter and never let go. Just when you think things couldn't get any more intense, the author turns it up another notch. The plot is full of well thought out twists and turns, and through it all walks Elizabeth. She's an unlikely heroine surrounded by a cast of richly developed secondary characters and a phenomenal world, both real and the imagined that lies Through the Veil.The story itself revolves around a secret society hidden within the modern day world. A dark, dangerous place of fae and magic, steeped in Irish lore. Elizabeth gets dragged into that world against her will, then has to fight to get out, or establish her place there in a web of alliances and double dealings.The one negative for me in the book was the sex. While it doesn't overwhelm the plot at all (I think there were 3 or 4 scenes, maybe) I prefer my reads a little tamer. If you like your books 'PG' this probably isn't going to be your thing.I can't recommend this book enough.

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  1. As a child, Colleen Halverson used to play in the woods imagining worlds and telling stories to herself Growing up on military bases, she found solace in her local library and later decided to make a living sharing the wonders of literature to poor, unsuspecting college freshmen After backpacking through Ireland and singing in a traditional Irish music band, she earned a PhD in English with a specialization in Irish literature When she s not making up stories or teaching, she can be found hiking the rolling hills of the Driftless area of Wisconsin with her husband and two children.

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  1. Through the Veil is one of the best things I ve read in a long time I got a chance to read an advanced copy, and I m glad I did.When you read a fantasy romance, often you get one or the other You get a great fantasy story with a token love interest, or maybe you get an awesome love story in a half developed world Through the Veil is both It would be a great fantasy even without the romantic elements, and the love story of Elizabeth and Finn would sparkle no matter where you set it.But I have to [...]


  2. I knew two things One I was on my own And two I wasn t going out like this.The GoodFae I love stories with the Fae because they have some amazing magic and are generally not to be trifled with.I can t even imagine where the story will go from here It starts off with Elizabeth noticing strange things around her and throughout she s kidnapped numerous times, tortured, married, and it ends with her right back where she started Through the Veil had twist after twisty twist and leaves you wondering h [...]


  3. First of all, in the interest of full disclosure, this is not my normal genre for books, but when your daughter writes a novel, it s required reading, and I m so glad that I read it What a great story And I m not just saying that because she s my amazing daughter I couldn t put it down The characters are incredible I loved watching Elizabeth grow into such a powerful woman The Celtic mythical monsters are truly brought to life I have to admit that some of those creatures found themselves in my d [...]


  4. I m really torn on how to rate this book When I usually finish a book I know exactly how many stars it deserves When I finished this book I had no fucking clue how to rate it In the end though I give it 2.5 Stars.The blurb was good and it makes you want to read the book BUT.In some places just fell flat for me The first third was good the middle dragged on a bit, okay a lot And the ending was a cliffhanger in regards to Finn and Elizabeth and there was just too much back and forth in this book b [...]


  5. The author provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review Okay, guys, I ll be honest I m a sucker for fantasy So, yeah, I loved this Of course I did There was no way I couldn t have.The story is fast paced, well written and completely engaging It has you down on your toes till the end There s never a dull moment That s what I love most about this In many stories, the build up to the actual conflict is long and tedious It somewhat reduces the essence of the book But not this one No sir Through [...]


  6. I ve not read a lot of romance, my memories of the genre hearken back to friends of my mother reading books with covers embossed with half naked sailors clutching bosom and ships wheel I m assuming both equally important to their quest My interest never really went any further than that, nor if I m honest, has I ever felt any great love for fairies.So when I was given an ARC of Through The Veil, the debut novel of Colleen Halverson I wasn t exactly sure what to expect Leather cod pieces and boso [...]


  7. Elizabeth is a hardworking student She has applied for a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation and is spending a lot of time on research for her thesis She s translating a book written in old Irish There s something strange though as the book never stays exactly the same A visit from the Trinity people changes Elizabeth s world forever She s suddenly a prisoner and they know about her ancestry than she does The people who are holding her captive don t show her much kindness There s only one m [...]


  8. Elizabeth Tanner goes from seeking a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation to becoming a prisoner and a pawn in a battle for power between the magical races Unbeknownst to Elizabeth, she is half fae It is her heritage that enables her to be tricked into releasing a Dark Fae plot and forced into helping the Trinity s agenda she must find the power inside to survive Halverson scripts a highly imaginative and magical tale I found Through the Veil enjoyable, well paced and containing a good balanc [...]


  9. This is a definitely different story, with Irish mythology, an American student, three magical Irish races interconnected yet separated by the Veil, a plethora of double dealing, manipulative beings, lots of fighting and romance What a combination Elizabeth is studying a recently obtained ancient text but it keeps changing Sometimes it may be the illustrations that change and at others it might be the text, but whatever it is, the only person who seems to notice it is her so she s starting to qu [...]


  10. When I found out we had the opportunity to review a Fae book, I jumped on the chance I am so glad I did If you are a fan of Irish mythology and things we may not be able to see, you need to do yourself a favor and check out this book While working on her Master s Thesis, and praying for a grant from the Trinity Foundation, Elizabeth thinks she may be losing her mind She is drowning in debt, and lack of sleep has her believing she is seeing things that can t possibly be true When it turns out tha [...]


  11. I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review 5 Stars The painted veil is what paranormal series strive to be An articulate and exciting world of Faeries and Irish Lore come to life I couldn t put it down from the first page I was enraptured with the story line, impressed with the cross referencing and the complexity of the story line For fun zies i tend to try and guess how a book is going to end, just to see how predictable an author is going to be, and while there were some things t [...]


  12. I received this book in exchange for an honest review Through the Veil by Colleen Halverson is a gem and definite must read I just couldn t put this book down Ms Halverson has created a fantasy paranormal romance that seriously delivers with exceptional characters and chemistry that leaps right off the pages with a well developed world and an absolutely divine storyline that you just don t want to see end Bravoooooooooo Ms Halverson, bravo


  13. Great book Got a chance to read an advance copy I could not put it down until I finished it The characters are fully developed and plot is riveting This book should be on everyone s list to read


  14. Elizabeth Tanner is a student who enjoys deciphering long forgotten ancient texts, she s applied for a once in a lifetime scholarship that will make her dreams come true going to Ireland and learning about the rich Irish folklore However when one of her books starts to change and come to life, Elizabeth is thrown into a world filled with dangerous faerie politics, ruthless royalty and she may just discover some shocking secrets about her past Through the Veil evolves around The Book of Arran th [...]


  15. Since I love a good paranormal romance novel, imagine how thrilled I was when my amazing daughter in law wrote one I was able to read an advanced copy and I was hoping to like itwell for the obvious reasons, but I have to honestly say I could not put it down The characters are incredibly well developed and believable, the plot twists are gripping and well thought out, and the chemistry and love story between Elizabeth and Finn is sizzling To like a book I also have to like the protagonist, and I [...]


  16. Through the Veil the Aisling Chronicles Series by Colleen Halverson is coming out February 22nd Check out the new cover, read an exclusive excerpt and enter the gift card giveaway hosted on Wanderlust Books wanderlustandbooks.weebly


  17. One minute, Elizabeth Tanner is working on her thesis The next minute, an Irishman from the Trinity Foundation is trying to walk off with the bookd a dragon is attacking her advisor She s not easily convinced of what she sees in the days that follow but three things become clear She is in deep trouble as a pawn in the games around her.She is herself magical, and also a half fae princess Yeah, that leads to trouble, too.She s never been attracted to anyone as she is now to Finn O Connell He is t [...]


  18. Reviewed by Rabid ReadsROUGH THE VEIL had some really superb aspects and a few incomprehensible ones which is why my rating is split right down the middle The world building was extensive with its fusion of American, Irish and Fae cultures along with the implicit politics that the latter brings without fail Elizabeth, the heroine, came out swinging which I loved, but the timeline to get from point A to B, especially where the romance was concerned, simply didn t jive.Colleen Halverson acutely ca [...]


  19. ARC kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Through the Veil is an enchanting debut novel written in first person of the heroine, Elizabeth s POV Working on her masters thesis, the story starts off with Elizabeth studying an ancient Irish manuscript called the book of Arran This is where life as she knows it changes very quickly and dramatically.Did mention anything about the Fae yet Yes, I love me some good books about Fae Elizabeth finds herself suddenly thrust into a wh [...]


  20. Some of the other reviews highlight some plot points and a bit of the world in THROUGH THE VEIL, so I ll build on some points that didn t get covered as much So let me first say, I m not normally a fan of Fae paranormal romance books I don t know why Just of a fan of vampire werewolf stuff But that s okay, because this book has it all Fae, Druids, vampires, and werewolves, oh my Another irritation of mine sometimes with fantasy books is that they can tend to info dump to the point of exhaustio [...]


  21. Full Disclosure I did not finish this one so I won t provide a rating I rarely put down a book because I usually start what I finish and am stubborn that way I just could not get passed the writing so I never really gave the story itself a chance.


  22. Elizabeth Tanner is your regular broke college student, she s applied for a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation to go to Ireland to continue her studies and hopes to make a good impression Unfortunately, when Elizabeth and her professor forget about the meeting with Finn O Connell from the Trinity Foundation things between Finn and Elizabeth get off to a bit of a rocky start.Finn demands to see the ancient Irish text that Elizabeth has been transcribing but there something a bit different ab [...]


  23. Elizabeth Tanner begins her journey in the library, studying an ancient text about the Fae She s started to see strange things in the book, like images moving, and words changing from one viewing to the next But she doesn t really think anything of it until a dragon comes out of the book and attacks her professor In the chaos, the book is stolen by a man who vanishes into thin air.Elizabeth then finds herself at the Trinity Foundation, which she thought was a charitable organization until she re [...]


  24. I was totally pulled into this fae world created by Colleen Haverson.I have to say the story doesn t always run at a fast pace, there s world building and characthers to get to know but it kept me hooked.Elizabeth is an Epic characther, just an ordinary girl studying literature, then pulled into a world she didn t know existed Finn is her main sidekick and love interest not that you would imagine that at the beginning of the book Finn is a Fae, his a soldier of sorts Finn and Elizabeth have a pu [...]


  25. I received a free eARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Elizabeth Tanner is a broke student working on her master s thesis, which involves analyzing and translating an ancient Irish book After the book starts changing, Elizabeth thinks she s losing her mind, until a member of the Trinity Foundation appears at her mentor s front door, and even crazier things start to happen.I love, loooove stories that are about the Fae or that involve them somehow And this one al [...]


  26. I thought the world Colleen Halverson created in this story was amazing and I loved this book Elizabeth is studying a ancient Irish folk lore text hoping to get a scholarship from the trinity foundation when all hell breaks lose and she discovers about herself and the world around her then she has ever has known before I loved the authors pretense of this story and the characters too Life has not been easy for Elizabeth at all and with as many bad things that happen to her in this book she came [...]


  27. 4 This was one book that really surprised me in a very good way Being I think Colleen s first book I wasn t sure what to expect but the blurb sounded interesting so I went for it.Boy am I glad I did not miss out on this book It was a page turner from page one and I had a hard time putting it down.It has very good world and character building and easy to read even with the complex world and characters.I really liked Elizabeth, she is a strong kick ss female character and will not stay down for lo [...]


  28. I was excited to read a book about the Fae This one went into a lot of detail about the different fractions and the fight between them Unfortunately for our heroine, who was dropped into the middle of it all ,she learns first hand Luckily for her she is a college student and just happened to be translating an Irish book that might be able to give her some answers.You learn of her mother that left her and that it really wasn t her choice, I couldn t decide if I liked the love interest for her in [...]


  29. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley Elizabeth is a poor college student, working on her thesis That thesis is a translation of an ancient Irish book A book that appears to change at will Although she thinks she might be losing it, she plods on With so much debt, she is hoping to get a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation Little does she know, the Trinity Foundation is not what it appears, nor is she Thinking her mother died when she was a baby, Elizabeth knows nothing about her line [...]


  30. Hello feisty heroine meets broody, dark, and entirely to sexy for his own good, hero I m kind of at a loss for words as to how much I adored Through the Veil Normally I shy away from fantasy novels Not because I don t like them, but because I m of a contemporary girl But let me just sayColleen weaves just the right amount of humor, magic, fantasy, and contemporary aspects along with some ooo baby that some hot sex I couldn t put this one down This is the story of Elizabeth A normal or so she th [...]


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