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Review by Tina at www.bookcouture.blogspot.com
Violet Eden’s mother died at birth. Her father is barely ever present. All she has is her best friend, Steph, and her friend Lincoln, who has been teaching her fighting skills. But while Violet has feelings for Lincoln, romance seems to be the furthest thing in his mind. But when Violet turns seventeen, and is given a mysterious letter that her mother wrote before her death, she feels that something is amiss. Her mother’s letter is filled with warning and encouragement.

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Author Interview by Tina at www.bookcouture.blogspot.com
Jessica Shirvington is the debut author of Embrace, the first in an heart-racing new series centered around the dangerous life of Violet Eden as she discovers that she is a guardian angel, locked in an ancient battle between light and dark forces.

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Review by Larissa’s blog: I Read Therefore I am @ www.larissabookgirl.livejournal.com
Violet was just an ordinary girl with a normal life. Raised by a single father who was a workaholic she spent a lot of time alone and if not for best friend Steph, who was always trying to get her to the mall, her social life would be almost non-existent.

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Review by Beauty and Lace
The new release section everywhere you buy books these days is filled with paranormal romance fiction, especially for the Young Adult demographic and Angels are beginning to factor quite prevalently. Jessica Shirvington has added to the wealth of talent overflowing in the genre with the first book in her Violet Eden series.

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Review by Britany @ Nice Girls Read Books
Final Thoughts: WOW. I was absolutely blown away at how much I enjoyed this debut novel! I was getting tired of reading Angel stories, but this one was so blissfully different. I highly recommend it!

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Interview by Britany @ Nice Girls Read Books
Hello readers! I’m delighted to bring you my very first author interview, with none other than Australian author Jessica Shirvington! Jessica is the debut author of Embrace, which if you recall, I gave a whopping 5/5 stars to!

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Review by Cass @ Words On Paper
Embrace is a compelling and extravagantly imaginative and fresh new take on the angel mythology in YA fiction. The characters were portrayed well in a way that made me actually care for their survival, with a compelling storyline to drive through the novel; Jessica Shirvington’s writing had me racing to the end. For fans of the paranormal genre, of action, of hot guys: Embrace is definitely a must-read!

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Review by Rachel @ Fictional Fantasy
My Thoughts: For me, Embrace has it all. Unrequited and forbidden love, a good guy / bad guy love triangle, action, betrayal, secrets, life changing decisions and bad ass super powers! What more could you want from a book right?

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Review by Yareads
Jessica Shirvington is better known in Australia as the wife of former Olympic athlete, Matt Shirvington, but with her debut release of Embrace she’s set to make a name for herself in the young adult writers scene.

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Review by Alpha Reader
‘Embrace’ is the first book in a new paranormal romance series called ‘The Violet Eden Chapters’ by debut author Jessica Shirvington.

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Review by Girl.com.au
Review: OMG this book was amazing! From the first chapter Jessica draws you into Violet’s world of light & dark angels, good & evil, where there is no black or white, just shades of grey. If you are a fan of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, you will love this book. Jessica successfully builds intensity in to her characters and emotions, and opens up your natural beliefs …. I can’t wait for the next installment, I hope it’s not too long.

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Review by Yolanda Sfetsos
I was looking forward to reading this book, especially when I found out it was about angels. :)

Violet doesn’t enjoy her birthday because every year she can’t help but remember that when she was born, her mother died. So this year’s no different. She’s once again not looking forward to celebrating, and turning seventeen brings a whole new set of things that no average teenager would expect.

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Review by Books and The Bees
Think Mortal Instruments, but less Harry Potter esqu. When reading the Mortal Instruments series, because of the authors history writing Harry Potter Fanfiction the way it is written reminds me constantly of Harry Potter, but to be honest I loved Harry Potter, so I always enjoyed that from Cassandra Clare. And Back to the topic, Embrace is great.

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Review by Cel’s Reviews @ Burn Bright
Violet Eden is quite content with her life. Her Dad may be a workaholic but their relationship works most of the time and she has her best friend, Steph, and Linc: her friend, trainer, and major crush (even if he doesn’t seem to reciprocate her feelings). The one thing she isn’t looking forward to is her 17th birthday–it’s hard to feel happy about the anniversary of your Mother’s death.

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Review by Elle Minkie
With all these fallen angel bad boys showing up everywhere how is a girl of today’s world supposed to know if she’s getting into something worthwhile? Ladies never fear, Elle Minkie will make sure you are not swept away into an empty vessel of a relationship that will inevitably lead to disappointment. STEP RIGHT UP AND FEAST YOUR EYES ON…Embrace. I have a feeling it is exactly what you’re looking for. Hotties? Yes. As in multiple? YEs. Passion? YeS. Action? YES!

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Review by Cover Kisser
Embrace is a riveting tale full of danger, supernatural forces and romance, a story that is bound to get your heart racing.

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Review by Blatant Bookworm
Angels are the new vampires and Jessica has created some of the finest- read sexy-male leads in a very long time.

Lincoln and Phoenix are both attractive and flawed; you won’t know what side to pick even on the last page.

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