Thursday, 14 October 2010

Where the Rain is Made - Review and Giveaway

Where the Rain is Made by Keta Diablo (ebook)

What is it about:
After a decadent-looking savage captures Francesca DuVall and her brother Marsh, she spends every waking moment planning an escape. She didn’t count on the powerful draw of desire interfering with her scheme while in the clutches of the brutal Cheyenne Dog Soldiers.

Ethan Gray is a curator at a national museum . . . most of the time. When he travels through time to help his beloved People he’s Meko, leader of the most revered and feared tribe of the plains. Their worlds are decades apart and yet Meko can’t resist the dark beauty he kidnapped during a raid. Violent battles loom on the horizon, but there’s only one he must win at all costs – the capture of Cesca’s heart forever.

From the windswept plains of Colorado and the harsh life of a Dog Soldier to the placid life of a curator, their love was fueled by passion and kindled by destiny.

What did I think of it:
I absolutely loved this story. It paints a rich and vivid picture of the Dog Soldiers and their way of life, fitting this history into the story in such a way you learn a lot about the Dog Soldiers without being lectured. I really liked how Diablo doesn't try to turn the Cheyenne into 'noble savages' as sometimes happens in romance, but how she writes them with both their good and bad sides, making them more real and recognisable this way.

The romance and action in this story are well balanced and fit together perfectly, weaving a bittersweet lovestory that's not just about Cesca and Meko, but about a whole way of life. The one thing I could say against this story is that I would have loved to read more from Meko/Ethan's point of view as he's a very cool and intriguing character and I'd have loved to read a bit more about what makes him tick. I really hope Diablo decides to continue this series as I for one will surely read any sequel.

Why should you read it:
It's a powerful lovestory set in a really intriguing environment

And now for the giveaway I promised in the title of this post:

Keta Diablo has kindly offered to send one follower/reader of my blog a copy (ebook) of Where the Rain is Made.

So if you're interested in reading this cool lovestory leave me a comment telling me you like to be entered in the giveaway.

- Open internationally
- You don't have to be a follower to enter
- Leave a way for me to contact you
- Ends on October 28th, a winner will be announced October 29th


Keta Diablo said...

Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Where The Rain Is Made.

I loved writing about Meko and Cesca and am happy you loved the story.

Good luck to everyone in the contest and don't forget to follow my blog to learn more about my latest releases.

Namaste, Keta

Nina said...

Wow, I saw this book a little while ago at a other blog and it sounds really good. I love that there is a bit of history in the book! Always a good thing!

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Your review really peaks my interest. Please enter me for a chance to win too.

Thanks - Miranda
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Becky said...

Sounds like a good book. :)

geckyboz at gmail dot com


Please enter me into the contest.


night owl in IL said...

Keta -
Thanks for the giveaway contest.

Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}

*yadkny* said...

I have seen nothing but awesome reviews about this book and from that alone I would love to read it:) The cover is amazing as well.

UteH said...

This sounds real good, thanks for the review.

ReneeRearden said...


I appreciate your honsest review of Where the rain is Made. This book sounds intersting, and who can resist an enthralling lvoe story?

Please enter me in the drawing.

Renee Rearden

Chrizette said...

Please enter me :)

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Sarah said...

Sounds like a great book - would love to win it!

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