- Review: Cornerstone Deep & Cornerstone Deep Echoes
- Series: Chronicles of Shilo
- Author: Charlene A. Wilson
- Genre: Paranormal Romance
- Release Date: Published November 15th 2010 by Class Act Books
- Received From: FMB Blog Tours
- Rating: 4/5
Chronicles of Shilo Manor
It’s their nature – long lives and rebirth. They’re from another dimension, one gifted with advance abilities, but they serve in Cornerstone Deep. They’re the Wizards of Shilo Manor.
“We are of another plane. Only by ancient covenant do few know our true natures. We walk this world among you, beside you, loving you.” (The Wizards of Shilo Manor)
Cornerstone Deep, book one
They outlive the mortals of this realm by thousands of years, and when it comes to love the cruel fact is reinforced. Reincarnation doesn’t exist on this plane. They lose their wives to death with no hope of reuniting. Yet they continue to accept others for whatever time they have together. Save for Cole. His love for his last wife still burns in his soul four centuries after her death.
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“My life is a mirage of endless time.
But you in this moment engulf me, rivet my mind,
encompass my soul.”
Mianna’s return heals Cole’s soul and he promises to follow her for the rest of his existence. But the past isn’t what he believes. The fight for her has only begun.
Lord Dressen’s obsession grows as unexpected knowledge is revealed. His search for Mianna has spanned six life times and he won’t give up now. The courts stand behind him. Power pulses through his veins. Determination peeks and not even Cole Shilo can stop him. He will win his prize.
Struggling to stay ahead, Cole’s anger explodes. Nothing is sacred when it comes to keeping his love—not even covenants made with gods. But, through all his efforts, lofty or damned, the truth remains. Will echoes of another life cause him to fail?
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“Every breath you take is a song to my soul.”
Paranormal Romance is like my cryptonite! Much like Zombies are for me. This series was very intruiging, there were a couple of flaws with the world building maybe but honestly I think the overall romance and true love totally over shadowed the world.
The plot itself was very interesting. The reapers were amazing. I love when an author can make what is supposed to be a villain, likeable! And I do love my villains! But there’s so much more to this!
The characterization in these was my favorite part. You can really feel what the characters are feeling and without giving away spoilers, I can say that it is an amazing love story. It’s about really finding your soul mate who has been reincarnated! I mean, I can imagine this of course but what Charlene A. Wilson brings to this story far exceeds my imagination. And book two picks up right where Cornerstone Deep stops.
What I enjoyed most about these two is Charlene’s writing. This is lyrical, beautiful, and poignant. It’s such a fairytale and yet a paranormal romance! How she is able to ride that line is amazing. Yes, there are a few things that were hiccups but all in all I would recommend this to anyone who loves a beautiful romance filled with a bit of paranormal!
About the author:
Charlene is an author of paranormal suspenseful tales that sweep you away to other dimensions. She weaves magic, lasting love, and intrigue into multi-layered story lines to immerse you into the lives of her characters.
She began writing in her early teens when her vivid dreams stayed with her long after she had them. The characters and worlds were so amazing, she brought them to life through her books. You can meet them now in her series, Chronicles of Shilo Manor, and soon in her series, Aumelan.
She resides in a small community in Arkansas, USA, with her two beautiful daughters, a gray cat, Chester, and a fluffy black dog, KooJo.
Her first novel, Cornerstone Deep, was published in November 2010 by Class Act Books. Her second, Cornerstone Deep Echoes, was released February 2012, also by Class Act Books.
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Thank you for such for a wonderful review, Nova. I’m so glad you loved the Shilos and Cole and Mianna’s love story. 🙂
Thank you for allowing me to review! I’m always in awe of authors like yourself! It’s amazing work that you do! I love being a part of it!! 😀