Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Falling For Hope by Anne Conley

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Title – Falling For Hope
Series – Four Winds #3
Author- Anne Conley
Genre- Paranormal Romance
Publication Date - March 5, 2014
Length (Pages/#words)- 46,000 words
Publisher – Anne Conley
Cover Artist – Vanessa Booke
Book Blurb/Synopsis- Hope is an eccentric librarian who lives with her five cats and loves to spend her time fantasizing about living in a world of shape shifters, vampires, and fairies. Although the existence of a paranormal world is far from Hope’s reality, she can’t help but sense there’s something different about the mysterious man lurking in her library.
Gabriel is God’s Strength, the Messenger, who’s been tasked with delivering the Word for millennia. His most recent assignment will be his last, to fall in love and become human. But he can’t quite figure out what he’s done to displease the Boss. Gabriel’s latest assignment might be the hardest, but this gorgeous rubenesque quirk of a woman definitely has him intrigued.
God’s Four Winds are his most trusted archangels: Uriel, Raphael, Gabriel, and Michael. Follow their adventures in “falling” as they each discover their chosen one and what it means to be human. Along the way, the Deceiver, who’s been cast down, only wants what his “brothers” have, and will stop at nothing to foil his Father’s plans.
Falling for Hope is book three in the Four Winds series, but they are all stand-alone novels.

Desiree’s 4 Star Review

How cynical and jaded has the world made you? Do you still believe in things unseen? Do you have faith? Hope hides from the unforgiving world in her very own fantasy world of books. She loves the escapism that the paranormal world provides her. She isn’t Barbie doll figure that society would like her to be. She’s also past her 20’s, unmarried, and the proverbial cat lady.
Gabriel is God’s messenger angel. That’s right, the archangel Gabriel, that’s the one. God has given him a new mission, one he is unsure of. How is an angel that has existed since the dawn of man, supposed to learn how to fall in love and become human? To no longer be an angel? He has no idea why he has been put on this path. But he is soon to find out.
While working at the library in the children’s section, Hope begins to become suspicious of the extremely handsome man that continues to show up and stare at her all day. What does he want? She soon gets the gist of his intentions with his very forward approach. He informs her that he is there to pursue her, although she isn’t sure why.
As Hope and Gabriel begin to chat and spend time together, things start to seem stranger and stranger to her. Even so, she finds him lovely to be around, and she loves his old fashioned manners and charm. Therefore she allows more time to pass with him.
Gabriel is quite unsure of his emotions and what they mean to him, so how can he tell if he is heading towards success in his last mission from his boss. Then when things start to get complicated and other intrusions become a problem for them both, they start to realize they’re budding romance could be put to an end.
 I really enjoyed this blossoming, exploring relationship as it progressed. I like how this story has its uniqueness, which sets it apart from any other paranormal romance of its kind. I wonder what might be in store for the rest of Anne’s Four Winds series.



The next morning, Hope was watching her feet as she climbed the steps to the library. She cursed to herself as she tasted the tangy-sweet saliva in her mouth again. Maybe it was some sort of building issue? She'd never heard of asbestos making people taste funny things, but she'd be sure to ask the other employees today, just in case. As she neared the top of the stairs, Hope felt the prickly feeling yet again, and her gaze rose to the man standing in front of the library doors waiting. "Aren't the doors open?" She tried to sound solicitous, but the truth of the matter was, this guy took her breath away. It was the man that had watched her all day yesterday. "Yes, but I won't be staying today." The low rumble of his voice greeted her a cheery good morning unlike anything else she could ask for. Just the sound of his voice made her day perfect. "Oh." Disappointed that he wouldn't be in her little room of the library bit through the fog of his voice. "Come to dinner with me tonight." Shocked speechless, she stared at him. He had an air of expectation about him, and his forehead crinkled in thought at the same time that she heard his luxurious voice rumble inside her head. Come. Say yes. His sexy-as-sin voice resonated inside her head. Hope's eyes darted around, making sure there wasn't anybody else who could have done that, before she looked back up at him. "You don't have to use the force on me. I'm thinking. I was just taken by surprise, is all." Both of his eyebrows rose, almost to his hairline and his eyes widened in surprise. "You heard that?" "Didn't you mean for me to?" She countered, putting a hand on her hip. His face remained impassive. "Well…yes. But usually it's not so obvious." His tone of voice suggested he wasn’t expecting Hope to call him on his little trick, and seeing that gave her a little boost of confidence. "You go around using Jedi mind tricks on women to get dates often?" He chuckled, and his eyes dropped to the ground. "No. I've never done it for a date, no." Hope's eyes roamed his body from his feet, clad in shiny leather loafers, up his gray woolen slacks (Hello, Fifty), to the black sweater vest he wore over a white long-sleeved button down shirt, open at the collar. His face held strong features: a square jaw with a small dimple in the middle, high, obscenely high cheekbones, a rather large mouth that made her mind travel to erotic places, and those eyes… The man exuded a strength that wasn’t visible. Well, it was visible, he looked like his muscles had muscles, but he had an air of intense power and vigor about him that told Hope he expected people to do what he said. Often. Then her eyes traveled to herself. She had worn black dress pants today, with a shirt that actually sort of fit her large breasts, although it showed a little more cleavage than she was comfortable with. Hope looked at him again, and his eyes held the question. What was her answer? "Why?" The question in his eyes turned to surprise. Apparently, this guy didn't get questioned very often. An image flitted through her mind, the two of them together at a table, lit with candles, Hope's head thrown back in laughter. She narrowed her eyes at him. "Did you do that, too?" He had the grace to look sheepish. "Will you go to dinner with me?" "No." His head snapped up, and his mouth fell open. "Why not?" "Because I'm having dinner with my parents tonight. But you didn't answer my question? Why do you want to take me out?" It was his turn to peruse her. His eyes started at her feet, and slowly worked their way up her body. By the time they reached her face, Hope was squirming. "Why not?" The timbre of his voice washed over her, like it had yesterday, and Hope actually felt her breasts get heavier, as if they were swelling out of her bra. Why not, indeed? "Okay, my lunch is from one to two." "I'll pick you up here, then? At one o'clock?" Hope nodded, suddenly speechless again, unable to look away as he turned his long, lean frame and deftly descended the steps. Suppressing the urge to do a happy dance, lest he turn around and catch her, she scurried inside the library.



My Mistake - Author PhotoAuthor bio- Anne Conley lives in a small town in East Texas, with her husband, two kids and numerous goats. She brazenly stole her pseudonym from her great-grandmother, a true pioneer woman who raised seven kids alone: churning butter, plucking chickens, knitting clothes, and putting coal oil on every visible wound. Anne’s Stories of serendipity feature real people, living life and finding love in a small town. She also has a Paranormal Romance series, the Four Winds about archangels “falling” in love and coping with turning into humans Her writing is escapist therepy, and she succumbs to it every chance she gets.


GIVEAWAY PRIZE LIST 1 winner will receive all 3 ebooks of the Four Winds series (Falling for Heaven, Falling for Grace, and Falling for Hope) 1 winner will receive a FREE ebook of Falling for Hope 1 winner (US only) will receive an Autographed copy of Hot Mess, a Story of Serendipity


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Anne Conley said...

Thank you so much for having me today, as well as the lovely review! I really appreciate it!

Unknown said...

Thank you so very much for being a part of this tour and for your great review.