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"Rating:  4

Kate Brallier's debut romance is a hit!  SEAL ISLAND is utterly enchanting.  This author certainly portrays a talent that is bound to put her on the best selling lists.  The characters are wonderfully created, and the plot has been well researched and well planned.  The world in which this story revolves is built at a smooth pace that keeps the reader eager to know what will happen next.  I love the seal legend that is the basis of this novel, and it is quite fun to imagine it being real.  Actually, Ms. Brallier's writing talent does bring the legend wonderfully alive.  I am really looking forward to seeing this author's next work of art.  If you enjoy reading romance with a bit of the paranormal, then you'll be delighted with SEAL ISLAND."


BJ Deese www.romancejunkies.com

 

"In her premier book, author Kate Brallier wonderfully weaves Cecil's story, as she deals with not only the death of her aunt, and inheriting her aunt's house and business, but also the mystery around her death.  The reader is also treated to some wonderful character development as Cecil's relationships change with Tom, Richard and Ronan.  The relationships with each of the men make Cecil's personality multi-dimensional and she comes completely tot life on the pages of the book.  Adding to the allure of this absorbing story is the protrayal of the thunderously beautiful Maine Coast.  Even on a sunny day its coastline is darkly evocative and perfect for a mystery.  Fans of the original Dark Shadows will feel like they have stepped back into that program as Cecil's story unfolds... Seal island is a book to sink your teeth into."

Fallen Angel Reviews

 

Infused with a fascinatingly mixed dose of folklore and fact...Brallier cleverly weaves in the romantic aspects of the story with the mystery...While there is a slight paranormal aspect to the book, it is well integrated into the romantic suspense and should not be a deterrent to any reader wanting a good mystery.  I absolutely loved this book.  It is well written, lengthy without being boring and full of twists and turns that keep the reader guessing.  I think we are going to be reading some exciting books from this talented new author and I can't wait for the next offering from her.

Jeri Neal, The Romance Reader's Connection

 

"Ancient mysteries and the modern world collide in this eerie and atmospheric paranormal. Seal Island is a distinctive and inspired debut, and Brallier is a welcome new voice in the paranormal genre."

Jill M. Smith, Romantic Times BOOKclub

"This is a story for everyone who has ever dreamed of leaving it all behind in search of a better life, and the surprises that await a true believer.  Kate Brallier is a talent to watch."

Susan Wiggs, author of The Ocean Between Us

 
"...she -- and the novel -- echo the mode of Mary Stewart [and] the book's slightly old-fashioned take on love exudes a leisurely and timeless charm."
Publishers Weekly
ďKate Brallier has a hit with SEAL ISLAND.  A thriller with a core of friendship, love, and self-discovery, not to mention a hint of the paranormal, the story engages the reader from the very beginning...The dialogue is witty, and the scenery descriptions rich in detail, inviting readers to visit and enjoy the attractions of Maine
Kathy Samuels, Romance Reviews Today

There are so many twists and turns in this fabulous paranormal romance you can't help but turn the pages to find out what happens next.  You certainly won't be disappointed.  I was gloriously entertained by the goings on Seal Island.  Kate Brallier is definitely an author to watch.  Tor's new paranormal romance line is one of my favorite reads!!!

Suzanne Coleburn, Reader To Reader/The Belles & Beaux of Romance

Kate Brallier has done a great job in bringing to life the legends of the selkie, those strange seals who can turn into humans. For centuries, fishermen have told tales about the selkies as they came in from the sea. In Seal Island, we meet a woman searching for her true place in life. By the end, she learns the lesson that any place is perfect if youíre happy with yourself. Cecil grows up in this story as she finds love and adventure. Both Tom and Ronan are fittingly mysterious and handsome. Ms. Brallier has created some unforgettable characters, even the seals become real.

Pick up Seal Island and settle down for a satisfying afternoon of Maine hospitality and Scottish legend.

A Romance Review

This was a great story that takes you in many different directions at once and neatly ties up all the story threads by the end. It was interesting to watch a city-girl settle so well in a rural environment. Ms. Brallier created very believable and lovable characters and makes you feel for both the heroes and the villain. I didnít find myself distracted by the wide range of storylines that, to me, demonstrates a fabulous storyteller. I enjoyed reading the back-stories and the foreshadowing and was left guessing until the end. Very well done, Ms. Brallier.
Fallen Angel Reviews
[The heroine] ... is ably assisted by a strong support cast especially her deceased aunt, Ragnarok a seal, and the three males competing for her affection. The story line starts off as a contemporary romance that turns into a mystery and finally curves into a fantasy. Fans will appreciate this modern day romance with an iota of a mystery that climaxes as a fantasy suspense thriller.
Harriet Klausner

Brallier cleverly weaves in the romantic aspects of the story with the mystery...While there is a slight paranormal aspect to the book, it is well integrated into the romantic suspense and should not be a deterrent to any reader wanting a good mystery. I absolutely loved this book.  It is well written, lengthy without being boring and full of twists and turns that keep the reader guessing.  I think we are going to be reading some exciting books from this talented new author and I canít wait for the next offering from her.

Jeri Neal, The Romance Readerís Connection

 

 

Kate Brallierís debut romance is a hit!  Seal Island is utterly enchanting.  This author certainly portrays a talent that is bound to put her on the best selling lists.  The characters are wonderfully created, and the plot has been well researched and well planned.  The world in which this story revolves is built at a smooth pace that keeps the reader eager to know what will happen next.  I love the seal legend that is the basis of this novel, and it is quite fun to imagine it being real.  Actually, Ms. Brallierís writing talent does bring the legend wonderfully alive.  I am really looking forward to seeing this authorís next work of art.  If you enjoy reading romance with a bit of the paranormal, then youíll be delighted with Seal Island.

Romance Junkies

 

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