Amber Eyes by Jolyn Palliata ~ A Review

♥♥♥♥♥ IT’S A KEEPER!  ♥♥♥♥♥

After an accident, one she shouldn’t have walked away from, Lexi’s life finally begins. She meets Dez, a new student with the most beautiful eyes she’s ever seen. And since gazing into them, Lexi has had vivid waking dreams that pull her back through time, and into the warm embrace of a mysterious stranger—a stranger who becomes all too familiar. When offering an explanation for her detailed visions, Dez changes her world forever with two simple words: Soul mates. For the first time in her life, Lexi feels safe and complete. But lingering in the shadows is the embodiment of evil, coveting the light within her. He’s a threat to Lexi’s very existence, and to a love that has transcended time.

~*~*~*~*~ The Review ~*~*~*~*~

High school student, Lexi Young’s life changes after a terrible automobile accident kills her best friend. An accident that she shouldn’t have survived. The survivor’s guilt pushes Lexi even further into her protective case, until the dream she has of her deceased friend. Ryan tells her that it’s time to move on, to start to live again. Then she meets Dez. He is the perfect guy for her, the one guy who actually holds her interest. But she starts to question his perfection when she has night dreams and day dreams about different times. As she starts trying to piece together the hows and whys of the mysterious dreams, she realizes that perhaps Dez isn’t all that he seems and maybe he’s hiding something from her–something really important. Something that holds the key to her mind’s wanderings.

Jolyn does a great job prolonging the suspense and raising the questions that makes the reader keep turning pages. If you’ve read any of my other reviews, you know that I hate spoilers. So this is all you’re going to get from me. Amber Eyes is a book worth reading. An enjoyable journey into a love that all of us wish we had—and maybe we do, we just don’t know it yet. Amber Eyes is filled with fabulous descriptions and plenty of well-placed clues to lead the readers down the path toward discovery. When you get to the end,, you’ll be sad that there’s no more. Yet…. Can’t wait until Book Two, Crimson Eyes! Amber Eyes is a definite keeper.

~*~*~*~*~ Author Bio ~*~*~*~*~

 Jolyn’s writing career began in 2009 when she looked across the sea of cubicles at work, and thought, “I was meant for something more than this.” That thought was immediately followed by, “I wonder if I can write a novel.” Four novels and one novella later, that question has been answered. She started with Amber Eyes (Entwined Souls Trilogy – Book One), a young adult paranormal romance. They always say, with the first book, you write about what you know. And she certainly did! Drawing off her teenage years in Oshkosh, WI, Jolyn incorporated her high school and favorite haunts. She even pulled out her favorite music from back then to help recapture the teenager within.

Jolyn has absolutely no qualifications whatsoever to be a writer, other than a knack and a passion. The knack she worked hard for through betas, critique partners, writer sites, editors, etc, but the passion she’s had since she was in middle school.

Being married, and mother to one very precocious six-year-old, doesn’t leave her with a whole heckofalot of time to write – not to mention working full-time – but that is where lack of sleep comes in very handy. Jolyn has a gift of functioning on minimal sleep when totally absorbed by a writing project…although she crashes like dead weight when it’s fully completed/edited (usually 2-3 months later).

Her current listing of published books includes:

·      Amber Eyes (Entwined Souls Trilogy – Book One) – young adult paranormal romance

·      Connected (Twists of Fate #1) – paranormal romance

·      A Modern Love Story – contemporary / romantic suspense

Random information and quirks about Jolyn (because everyone has them):

·      She likes to listen to loud music. Period. But especially when she has a headache (helps to drown it out).

·      When she’s overtired, she gets slaphappy. (Heaven help those around her.)

·      She titles a book before she writes it, because she’s anal enough to where that would bother her.

·      She can’t walk into a Barnes and Noble without buying a book. Even if she has a pile of unread books at home (which she does), it just doesn’t feel right to leave empty-handed.

~*~*~*~*~ Links to Jolyn’s world ~*~*~*~*~


Amazon (full store listing)



FB – Entwined Souls Trilogy

FB – Twists of Fate series


Thanks for stopping by readers. This is a giveaway post so be sure to leave a comment. One lucky visitor will win an ecopy of Amber Eyes. 

Lots of <3–Amie


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