Monday, June 11, 2018

Book Tour ~ #REVIEW ~ Beyond The Pain by Victoria Renteria

Title: Beyond The Pain
Series: The Beyond Series Book 1
Author: Victoria Renteria
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Cover Designer: Designs by Dana
“ … this book was brilliant. Beyond the Pain is well written and the execution of the book is near perfect.” ~ Kate’s Corner
Colton Monroe was born with a gift: the extraordinary ability to bend time. A tragic incident in his youth compelled him into seclusion, forcing him to hide amongst the shadows—an outcast from society. Eventually, a driving need to alleviate his suffering draws him out of his self-imposed isolation. Embracing his unique power, he turns his talent into a profitable business . . . until the day the Chaumont police department recruit him in their search for a missing person.
Colton endeavors to aid the police, scouring the area for clues, searching for any signs of the missing girl, only to continually come up empty handed. With only his gift to guide him, Colton is left to solve the riddle of Lana Turner's disappearance on his own. But when things go awry and she begins to invade Colton’s dreams, an inexplicable sense of urgency pushes him to his limits.
In a deadly race against time, Colton will face challenges from both this life and the next. As the clock winds down, only one question remains: Will he find her in time, or is she destined for the afterlife?

Beyond the Pain was a very interesting and intriguing story. I was pulled in by the paranormal aspect. Time bending, clairvoyance, and so much more, I knew this was my kind of story.

Renteria takes us on an exciting, twisted, and dark journey. Colton was a fascinating character with all of his abilities. She wove his gifts together with the mystery in a way that kept me turning the pages. Detective Angelo Donati is the law enforcement side of the book’s duo. Together he and Colton must find an abducted college student. These two were like oil and water. While I enjoy witty banter, I found their back and forth to be a bit too much. I enjoyed both characters individually and there were aspects of their partnership that I liked too, but overall the jabs got old after awhile. I did really enjoy their tender moments, it added a new aspect to the story that was needed.

Renteria not only increases the suspense and danger of the mystery but also introduces a new mystery with Colton and his abilities. I’m a huge paranormal fan so I was excited to watch things amp up in that area. We are left with some things up in the air. I am definitely interested in reading more about Colton and what’s to come for him. 

Former Director of a major corporation, Victoria has spent most of her life inside of a book. When she wasn’t reading, she was busy scribbling down stories of her own. Meeting her husband while he was in the United States Army, Victoria quickly adapted and learned the role of the military spouse. 
After finishing her Business Management Degree in college, she spent years working in the corporate world where her writing quickly fell to the wayside. Finally, taking time away from the corporate world, Victoria has been able to dive into her stories and create a whole new world for you to live in. 
She now resides in the sunny Tampa, Florida area with her husband, son, and two amazing boxers. When she isn’t writing, you can find her on the beach or hiking. Maybe even writing on the beach. 

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