BOOK TOUR and REVIEW
The History of My Wishes
by Pembroke Sinclair
The History of My Wishes by Pembroke Sinclair is currently on tour with Bewitching Book Tours. The tour starts here today with my review. Please visit all of the other stops listed below.
When you’re told your life is tragic, what else can you do but believe it? To deal with her own tragedy, Stevie drowns her sorrows in alcohol while never venturing beyond a three block radius of her home. A menial existence at best.
Then, a blue-eyed mysterious stranger offers to take away the pain and heartache and show her the world, all Stevie has to do is make a wish … or three.
Do you know why you only get three wishes? I do. Perhaps the better question to ask is: do you know who first started granting humans’ wishes? If you answered fairies, genies, or leprechauns, then the originators have done a good job of hiding their trail. Fairies, genies, and leprechauns do grant wishes, but they didn’t come up with the idea. They only got into the act when they realized it was beneficial to them. Make no mistake; mythical creatures are very self-serving. They won’t do anything for humans unless they know they can get something out of it. But I digress. No, the first creature to grant humans’ wishes was a vampire.
I know you’re wrinkling your nose and pushing your eyebrows together in confusion, but it’s true. You can’t expect someone to live as long as a vampire does and not learn some magic or the secrets of the cosmos. The old saying warns, “Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it,” but the more applicable saying is, “Misery loves company.”
I’m sure you’re wondering how I know all this, so I’m going to tell you.
Do you know why you only get three wishes or where this tradition originated? Stevie tells us in The History of My Wishes. Having lived a tragic life after her parents died when she was five, Stevie turns to alcohol for comfort: “I was trying to avoid living by drowning in a bottle.” One day she meets the mysterious Kenton in her favorite bar. Why has he been watching her and what offer does he make? Will Stevie take him up on his offer?
Speaking of threes, firstly this book makes a great impression with its cover by Delilah K. Stephans. Secondly, I love the fact that the back cover blurb is located after the ebook cover; I’ve missed reading the backs of books! Thirdly, this is a fantastic story. The author has a great conversational style. She tells a touching tale and makes you wonder what you would do if you were in Stevie’s position. The ending ties up nicely with the beginning. All in all, this is a very well-crafted piece of writing.
From the Author
In 2009, eTreasures Publishing published my first novel, a sci-fi adventure story. Since then, they have published my two YA zombie novels, my religious zombie novella, two children’s picture books, and two novellas with romantic elements. I have an urban fantasy novel about dragons and a vampire novelette that was published by MuseItUp Publishing. Musa Publishing has published my novelette with romantic elements and a collection of short stories. I have a middle grade urban fantasy novel that was published by Little Devil Books. My nonfiction book about slasher films was published by Scarecrow Press.
Writing is my passion. I enjoy creating fantastic worlds and memorable characters. I’m an active promoter of my works and love to talk to readers at book signings and readings. Doing giveaways on Goodreads has been an exciting experience, and having contests for readers has been fun. I actively promote various authors on my blog and participate in blog tours to promote my own work.
I write under several different pen names. For my children’s titles, I write under J. D. Pooker, and for my YA and adult novels, I write under Pembroke Sinclair. My nonfiction work is done under my real name.
I am a member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and am on a committee to create membership criteria for iPAL, which is a sister group to the Published Authors Liaison group and focuses on independent and self-published authors. I am also a member of the ALA and really enjoy doing library visits.
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