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Friday, February 21, 2014

Blog Tour/Review & Giveaway - The Rain Trilogy by Karen-Anne Stewart

Rain Trilogy Karen-Anne Stewart 
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis book 1

Raina has tried to forget her past, forget the pain, but when she finds herself staring straight into the fury blazing in her ex-boyfriend's eyes, her dark past comes rushing back. Furious with herself for actually having chosen someone like her father, she uses that anger to her advantage and fights for her life...and for her future that she prays will involve the man she can't seem to get out of her head. Kas is a natural leader, a fierce  fighter, the type of man you send in when you need to get the job done. He is a courageous hero who is used to risking his own life to save others, but can he save the one who has captured his heart from her horrific past and the men who are hell-bent on destroying her? As Kas and Raina try to navigate through the twists and turns of a deviously intelligent human trafficking group, they find solace in each other's arms. Can they infiltrate the trafficker's tight ring, saving the innocent lives from imminent danger before it's too late?

 Synopsis book 2

Shattered when Raina runs after his marriage proposal, Kas is hell-bent to find her and bring her home, where she belongs. He will bend every law necessary to do so, willing to do anything to protect Raina from her demons and the men who haunt her, going as far as placing his career and life on the line to save hers. Raina will give up everything she has worked so hard to achieve, even flee the country to keep Kas from the wrath and powerful reach of her abusive father.
In the midst of the FBI team closing in on the Ghost, another ghost from Raina's past taunts her, promising that she will be his. Meanwhile, a different trafficking ring is gaining strength in New Jersey. Michael solicits Raina's help, needing her smooth, sultry voice to win the audition for the new singer in the ring leader's swanky night club. Raina knows her life is in jeopardy with the dangers of being undercover, but she is blindsided when she discovers that it's her heart that is threatened with a mortal blow. 

Raina tries to heal from the nightmares of her dark past as the grisly bodies of innocent victims surface when the team gets closer to discovering the identity of the man responsible for the infuriatingly clever and powerful slavery ring. When Raina finally comes face to face with the Ghost, he quickly engulfs her in a twisted game of cat and mouse, delivering a veiled threat as he slips through her fingers. As the ghosts of her past and present ensnare her in their deadly web, Raina realizes the danger has just begun.

Synopsis book 3

Finally able to put her harrowing past to rest, Raina looks forward to her future with Kas, but the Ghost has other plans. As the FBI team gets closer to taking down the largest human trafficking ring in the modern world, the Ghost begins a wicked game, making Raina the pawn and the target. Never before encountering a worthy adversary, he's fascinated by Raina and is enjoying the refreshing challenge of her intellect.
The danger ignites to a blazing new level, and Kas struggles between the need to finally exorcise the Ghost and his need to protect his wife. Tension mounts as an internal battle wages, tormenting Kas as he watches Raina put her all into taking down the man responsible for horrific sex slavery and gruesome deaths. When a new player takes control, Jefferson orders the end of the Ghost's game with Raina, which results in one final, devastating act, leaving Kas desperate and willing to do whatever it takes to save whatever means necessary.

***Disclaimer: Due to sensitive issues of abuse, human trafficking, and adult scenes, The Rain Trilogy is intended for readers 18+

A Review by Carol

An Average of 4 Raining Stars

 I decided to tie my review of the trilogy into one compressed review because this is a series which cannot be overlooked.  I am not going to go into detail about what happens in each of the books - instead I'm going to write about the author and how her style of writing changed over the course of the books.

I had a hard time with the first book and it took me awhile to get used to the author writing in present tense and to boot - also in 3rd person.  It took me awhile but I got used to....until that point though - I missed what was going on the story because I just couldn't get into a steady groove while reading.  Not only did this take away from the story but it also took away the connection to the characters.

So now the story is flowing and I'm really getting into the whole Raina and Kas thing along with going up against Raina's past with the human trafficking.  

This is a story of love, healing, action and suspense.  By the time I got used to the author's writing - I was freakin hooked!  I tried to put myself in Raina's shoes and realized that she was one tough cookie to endure her past and come out fighting in the present!

A must read!


Saving Rain
Healing Rain
After the Rain


Karen-Anne Stewart has always adored reading and has now fallen in love with writing. Her written works are The Rain Trilogy: Saving Rain, Healing Rain, and After the Rain. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards and is a nominee for the 2013 RONE Awards.

When Karen-Anne isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and visiting new places. She fuels her addiction of creating new stories by her only other addiction, caffeine, and listening to a myriad of musical genres. Tucked away near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karen-Anne lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and their cat. She plans on writing new adult romance as long as her fingers maintain dexterity.

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  1. Great review, Carol! This sounds like a great series and I'm glad that you could get used to the writing and that you really came to enjoy it! I think I'd like this one as well! :)

  2. This series sounds wonderful. I can't believe I haven't ran across it before. I love the battle of wits and the intrigue this series present. Looking forward to reading it.

  3. This sounds like another series for me to get into.... thanks for the great review :) And introducing me to another author too!