Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Wraith by Gwenan Haines - Review Tour and Giveaway

by Gwenan Haines


GENRE:   fantasy



Sixteen years ago, Kira Chiklak’s mother promised her a miracle on Christmas morning. Instead, she woke to the news her brother was gone forever. The Alaskan pilot’s dreams have always told her the future but have never revealed the secrets of her past.

Now Kira’s dreams are warning her another child in Amarok is in danger of meeting the same fate as her brother. As Kira races to save Annie Michaels’ life she comes to believe her past and Annie’s future are inextricably linked.

The last thing Hunter Jackson expects to do during Spring Break is unravel a mystery. When Kira asks for his assistance, he can’t refuse her request. But can he help her protect Annie when his own heart is at risk?



Sometimes I wonder how things would have turned out if I hadn’t. If I’d kept my nose buried in that menu in search of a dish Icouldn’t pronounce. But I didn’t. I looked up and saw Annie hanging onto the banister as she descended the stairs that led to the Michaels’ apartment. She clung to the hand of a girl I guessed was her babysitter as the two of them made their way across the room toward the kitchen. Annie wore a pink fleece footie sleeper and her auburn hair hung loose around her face. I think that’s what pushed me over the edge. She looked so damn
innocent. I pushed my chair back from the table and grabbed the wolf hat out of my jacket pocket.

Hunter’s eyes darkened. “What are you doing?”

“Be right back.”

“Kira, don’t.”

“I have to. I’m sorry.”

Before I could stop myself, I stood up and set off after Annie and the babysitter. They were waiting outside the kitchen doors. Annie was staring at the doors as if she were waiting for her mom to breeze through them, like she always did. The babysitter’s eyes flitted across the restaurant, looking for people she recognized. Then she turned back toward Annie and smiled down at her.

Liv appeared just as I reached Annie and the sitter. Her eyes locked onto mine and even Annie could read the warning there. Stay away from my child.


This has it all.  Wraith has mystery, suspense, action, tension, adventure and romance.  It starts off slowly but soon gathers speed.  I liked the setting.  Alaska is the home of the bush pilot and the author makes good use of planes and flying.  The world building was very good and the plot held up through out the story.  It will be interesting to see what else happens in the Shadow World as the series continues. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Gwenan Haines lives in New England with her daughter and a Siberian husky born on Halloween. She’s been hooked on suspense ever since her mom read her an old Nancy Drew mystery when she was five years old. She also loves romance and fantasy. Her paranormal novella, WRAITH, and novel, SHIFT, the first two installments in the SHADOW WORLD series, are under contract with Wild Rose Press's fantasy line. When she’s not plotting her newest mystery, she teaches community college and writes lots of poetry.

Amazon Author Page



Gwenan Haines will be awarding $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour for additional chances to win:

January 2Sharing Links and Wisdom
January 2Red Hatter Book Blog
January 9The Book Garden
January 9Jazzy Book Reviews
January 9books are love
January 16Locks, Hooks and Books
January 16Kit 'N Kabookle
January 16Travel the Ages
January 23Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
January 23Mixed Book Bag
January 23Fabulous and Brunette


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Victoria Alexander said...

I've really enjoyed following the tour for Wraith and learning about it. Thanks for sharing all of the great excerpts and posts along the way.

JC Jones said...

Good to have you here today.

kim hansen said...

Sounds like a good read.