*A tortured leader of human guardians must join forces with the one woman in the city who can save his clan from destruction: an anxious – and psychic – accountant who has no memory of him. Readers of MIND GAME by Carolyn Crane will love the first installment in the Crossing Realms series by Rebecca E. Neely – Sacrifice or salvation? A chosen psychic few may be both. As the city’s Keepers battle Betrayers to save the human race, all’s not fair in love and war.
Title: The Keeper
Author: Rebecca E. Neely
Series: Crossing Realms #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Release Date: April 27th 2016
Publisher: Soul Mate
Publishing Format: Digital
Synopsis: Nick Geary, jaded clan leader of human guardians, the Keepers, is doomed to love a human woman who’s forgotten him, time after time, for thirteen years: Libby Klink, a skittish accountant who’s as terrified of her recent and strange intuitions as she is of her mundane existence.
When Nick is ordered by the clan’s guiding force to seek Libby’s help in defending the clan against enemy Betrayers, romance sizzles as the pair forms an unlikely alliance in their desperate search to discover the key to the clan’s salvation—which Libby alone holds.
But a haunting secret could cost Nick everything, and in a race against time, both will be forced to choose between their hearts and duty. Can their love, and the clan survive, or will the very forces that drew them together ultimately destroy them?
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Excerpt from THE KEEPER:
“Libby Klink gripped the wheel of her Sonata tighter. She squeezed her eyes shut against the gridlock of makes, models and metal surrounding her; against the stone cold gray of the highway’s Jersey barrier, four inches from her left side view mirror.
Just a traffic jam.
Her body knew different. Her pulse raced. Her blood, her brain wailed, frantic with the rhythm. She battled the stars claiming her vision, gulping air into her lungs. Shaking, she rummaged in her purse until her fingers closed around a prescription bottle. Flipping open the lid, she snatched one white round pill and downed it with a swallow from the ever present water bottle in her drink holder. Sweat glazed her scalp, her neck, her armpits. She shivered inside her lightweight cardigan and scraped her ponytail away from her damp skin.
Just a road.
Like hell. More like a cattle chute. She’d been sitting here, what, ten minutes? She lowered the driver side window to breathe in greedy mouthfuls of early April air. And willed the meds to kick in, trying not to think about the fact she was effectively trapped. On I-279 South. About a quarter mile outside the city of Pittsburgh. Or that she had to pee.
She closed her eyes, tried to conjure soothing mental imagery; a forest, a beach. Wasn’t that what her therapist taught her to do? But other thoughts and images crowded her mind.
The cashier at the grocery store two nights ago.
The barista at the coffee house this morning.
If that’s what they are.”
Praise for The Keeper
4.5 Passionate and Action packed stars, May 2, 2016
By ~Nichole Hart ~ Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Rebecca Neely created a vibrant, mysterious and magical world in the first Crossing Realms installment. We meet Libby a shy and anxiety ridden sad woman who is barely existing in a boring, stressful and unfulfilled job and life. Grieving her dads passing she’s just living one day to the next. A crazy occurrence on an ordinary day changed Libbie’s life when Nick shows up in all of his mysterious swagger and dark attitude. The connection between the two was soul deep and felt by this reader immediately. The suspenseful and magical world building was intense and layered with so many elements. Keepers, Watchers, Betrayers. So many levels of good and evil. This wasn’t just a romance it had a family vibe and a very action packed plot. Nick and Libbie’s story was passionate and healing and I really enjoyed the ups and downs. Nick was so amazing, never holding back when the time came to lay out his feelings. Nothing like a hero dreaming about claiming his woman forever and planning babies.
Total swoon alert. I can’t wait to see what the next installment will bring in this powerful, romantic and magical series.
5 STARS Loved it, June 3, 2016
I received this book free for an honest review and I am really glad I requested this book to put it simply I completely loved it and I completely felt for all the characters. This book while having many elements is basically good versus evil. The twists and turns had me continually guessing on what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed the explanations that were going on throughout the entire book it was written so well and it was really easy to understand what had been going previously. I loved the dynamics that took place between the lead characters I completely fell in love with Nick and Libby and the situations they were put in. If you want to read something different that is completely unique then give this book a try it is truly amazing.
5 STARS – Action, suspense, paranormal elements—all in one novel!, June 7, 2016
The Keeper, Crossing Realms Book 1, grabbed my attention with page one. Action packed scenes laced with tender moments carefully woven in, give this paranormal story a realistic fiction feel. I loved the growth of the characters and how they dealt with their weaknesses.
Great start to a series I will continue reading!
Thanks to the author for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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