Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Memortality Blog Tour

Stephen H. Provost
Publication date: February 1st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal
Minerva Rus can raise the dead. And it might get her killed. 
Minerva’s life has never been the same since the childhood car accident that paralyzed her and killed her best friend, Raven. But when the long-dead Raven reappears in her life, now as a very attractive grown man, she discovers that her photographic memory has the power to bring the dead back to life … heal her paralysis … and shape reality itself. 
Pursued by a rogue government agent who wants to eliminate her and her talents, Minerva must learn to control her powers to save herself and Raven. Because if she dies, he dies as well―again.

Stephen H. Provost is an author of paranormal adventures and historical non-fiction. "Memortality," his debut title on Linden Publishing's new fiction imprint, Pace Press, is due out in February 2017 and is available for pre-order on Amazon.
An editor and columnist with more than 30 years of experience as a journalist, he has written on subjects as diverse as history, religion, politics and language and has served as an editor for fiction and non-fiction projects. His book "Fresno Growing Up," a history of Fresno, California, during the postwar years, is available on Craven Street Books, and his next non-fiction work, scheduled for release in June of 2017, will examine the history of U.S. Highway 99 in California.

In addition, the author has published several books as Stifyn Emrys, beginning in 2012 with "The Gospel of the Phoenix" and also including the nonfiction works "The Way of the Phoenix" and "Undefeated." He also has published three works of fiction: "Feathercap" (children's); "Identity Break," (young adult science fiction/adventure) and an accompanying novella, "Artifice."The author served as editor of four young adult novels: the "Mad World" series by Samaire Provost - "EPIDEMIC," "SANCTUARY" and "DESPERATION" - and the award-winning "Lorehnin: A Novel of the Otherworld," Volume 6 in the Otherworld series by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson. He has worked in journalism as a news editor, sports editor and reporter for four daily newspapers in California, and is currently managing editor for an award-winning weekly, The Cambrian. He has worked as an educator and has been featured at occasional speaking engagements.

He lives on the California coast with his wife, stepson, cats (Tyrion Fluffybutt and Allie Twinkletail) and dogs.

MY THOUGHTS:  I jumped at the chance to review this book after reading that the main character, Minerva, has the power to raise the dead and I'm really glad that I did.  Minerva has been in a wheelchair since she was six years old when her abusive and negligent mother caused a car accident which not only injured her daughter, but killed her best friend Raven.  For years, Minerva's only bright spot in her life was the kindness she receives from her younger brother.  However, that all changes when Raven reappears and starts to visit her....but is he realor just a figment of her imagination?  Quite possible he's a combination of both.

This is a fast-paced read interspersed with science fiction and paranormal elements.  Minerva is one of the "gifted" people who can raise the dead though memories and because of her, a secret government agency wants her dead.  The operative who was once hired to monitor her eventually switches sides and decides to help Minerva. He isn't sure what is going on but with Minerva's assistance, he hopes to find out.

Minerva is a great character.  She is witty, headstrong and independant.  I couldn't help but cheer her on from our very first encounter and this is a book I will definitely be recommending to anyone who likes action, science fiction and paranormal reads.

RATING: 4 Paws



  1. I love covers with eyes on them. Sounds a bit different but one I would consider. Glad to hear it met your expectations.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. I wasn't sure what to expect but the cover did help sell it to me as well.

  2. Great review, Barb! This sounds like a fun read and unique, too! Glad you liked it! :)

    1. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for allowing me to participate in the blog tour. Hope I can sell some other people on picking it up!

  3. This sounds like an interesting read, glad you enjoyed it. Going to put it on my wishlist.

    1. I think you would like it and hey, the cover sure is gorgeous.

  4. This sounds good! I like books where the government is after people with abilities like that. :)

  5. I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds like my kind of book. I love the cover as well. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

  6. This definitely sounds like my type of book. I shall go and look it up.
    Lynn :D

  7. Great review! It does sound like an interesting book, glad you liked it! Ima email you with a question though since it might be spoilery.

  8. Wow! I hadn't heard of this one before but it sounds so intriguing!