New Release THIRD EDITION Of Romantic Suspense REVERB Pages, And A Lot Story AddedWhy James Full Story Is Worth Tellinghttps Www Reverb J CafesAlso Available In Print James Whren Is Brilliant, Beautiful, Rich, And Taken With Himself, Or Precisely, His Genius For Creating Music Desired By Many, Committed To No One But His Muse, On The Eve Of His Brother S Funeral, His Father Inadvertently Turns His Life Into A Living Nightmare, And James Is Left Abandoned In Hell With No One Real To Save Him Until Elisabeth, And Her Son, Cameron Reverb Is A Love Story, A Psychological Thriller Paced With Romantic Suspense Told In A New Clipped Style, Reverb Reads Fast Immediate Intense, Like A Sting Of Texts For Today S Reader Spun From The Magus, Also About A Man Who Learns To Love Someone Other Than Himself, Reverb Is Like Nothing You Ve Read, Guaranteed


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    Reviewed by Diana Coyle 5 5 Stars Top Pick This is one of those stories that pulls you in immediately and has you frantically turning the pages to see what happens next.In this story, we re introduced to James Whren, a talented, brilliant and famous musician who only wants to run from his seriously dark and troubled past What he has gone through already only adds to his character development as you become involved in his life I really felt bad for him and I wanted him to find peace in his life so he could finally move on and put it all behind him My heart went out to him and I found myself rooting for him throughout the story When the author had revealed what his estranged father had done to him, I found myself seriously wanting retribution against his dad.Ms Cafesin created characters that were believable and very relatable The storyline was emotionally compelling and I was so engrossed that I felt as if I became another character seeing everything firsthand When Elisabeth and her son, Cameron came into the picture I wanted them to all be each other s redemption in one form or another I knew that if they both didn t deal with their own troubled past there was no way they could start a healthy relationship together.Another thing that I enjoyed was the easy flow of dialogue the author created It was so believable that I really could hear the characters speaking their stories to me This is one story that I highly recommend Well done, Ms Cafesin Night Owl Reviews


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    4.5 Wow, I m at awe This was thinking outside the box my prude box A definite unforgettable tale and splendid storytelling I was captivated from the very start and when I got to that don t what to spoil it for you , particular adult content , I yelp, Oh no My mind immediately thought that this was going in the direction that I didn t want it to go..just not my genre But I kept reading and glad I did It so happens that the incident was not to tantalize but clearly the opposite It was crucial to showcase it in order to get into the source of James mentality.James story was remarkable because his odyssey to finding meaning in life was cause to reflect Life definitely throws us wretched circumstances and those times can put us in a solipsism kind of thinking In James case, fear reverberated like his music in his heart and motivated his steps Although my fear is different from James , I can certainly relate to the intensity and self centered thought process I want to throw the towel, I want to hide somewhere, I want to punch something,..I want an eraser Then we are rescued by love ones, a spiritual being, or what have you and then and only then comes the understanding that as horrible as that was, we re stronger for the lesson it taught That in turn puts you in the path to a happier and fulfilling you That was part of the message I got from this read Another was the saving graces that family plays in our psyche A love story in the end Edgy and dark getting there so it did leave me with a bit of a negative energy.This novel delivered main characters that poured out their souls, supporting characters that really added richness to the story, backdrops that followed the suspense well, meaningful lines, and a life affirming message Well crafted, Ms Cafesin I only recommend this book to mature readers because of its strong adult content.My quoteables You d figure out that love wasn t going to consume you, but complete you 1710 Yeah Atheism is efficient that way But I envy your faith You re never alone, or without purpose 2474 The thing is, living is all about feeling Feeling pleasure, pain Angry, sad, hurt, scared, compassion, passion, love letting yourself feel these things because in them lies the spectacular richness of being alive pauses are my own, 2640 My body reverberates with the pounding of my heart, fear suddenly gripping my throat and suffocating 2667 Who you love may be chance, but how you love clearly isn t 4384 This is all we will ever really possess, James Use it wisely 5354 Number after quote is location according to my e reader, 5673 being the very end Ebook copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.Jinky is Reading


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    Reverb by J Cafesin is one of those reads that will shred your heart to ribbons as you follow the tortured journey of its main character, who had it all until he was betrayed by the actions of a powerful man, his own father The damage was devastating in every way imaginable for James and he feels destroyed, mentally shattered, emotionally drained He has become a shell and retreats from the world in a futile attempt to heal or hide from his shame Meeting a young widow and her small child may be the only lifeline thrown to him, if he would only reach for it.This is not light reading, you will not be able to distance yourself from the horrors endured and the damage wrought on James When you see the light at the end of the tunnel, you will find yourself wanting to point it out to this tortured soul, you ll be that invested in this tale Ms Cafesin has built a horrific world for her main character, but softens it with hope and possibilities Her writing is crisp, taut and intense with character development that is very strong and powerful, as she molds each personality and positions them for maximum effect Like a fly on the wall, I watched the story unfold as Ms Cafesin gave life to each scene, sometimes brutally raw, sometimes warm and very moving There are no wasted words in her powerful portrayal of redemption and return from a living nightmare This was an emotional rollercoaster that will stay with me for quite a while Do I recommend it Definitely.I need to thank the author for providing me the opportunity to read this amazing work.Publication Date January 14, 2013Publisher Entropy PressISBN 0615756395Genre Adult Literary FictionPage Count 328Available from Barnes Noble For reviews check out Tome Tender s Book Blog or find us on Facebook.


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    Favorite Lines There are no white knights, Kate You don t need one Get back to your life and make it what you want p 56 Reverb is a troubling book Why It s a heavy book in which multiple rapes affect everything I guess that s where the title kinda comes in as reverb is an effect whereby the sound produced by an amplifier or an amplified musical instrument is made to reverberate slightly It s not the usual heroine rape, though.The story is intriguing A man is institutionalized against his will, raped, escapes and must find out how to live again while on the run The author shows the long journey to self worth that James is forced to travel and it is a painful trip It didn t happen overnight and even by the end of the book, James wasn t a happy, carefree man He was a man who made a life after losing everything He found a woman who supported him and tried to be the best man he could be The book wasn t for me though and I ll tell you why.James the hero is obviously an extremely damaged man He tries to keep people at arm s length, but when he finally lets his heroine in she tries to show him another side to the atrocities he was forced to endure She has some valid points, such as he needs to confront his father and see if his father knew how James was being tortured But she lost me when James expressed his feelings about being returned to the facility She tells him Shut up I don t want to hear any How important could Cameron and I possibly be to you if you re so keen on killing yourself when faced with a little adversity A little adversity He flashed her a look like hatred then turned back to the road You know what I mean I need you to listen to me very carefully now She hoped he could hear her through his anger.The hero handles it, but with those sentences the heroine lost my support If I can t believe in the power of a heroine s or hero s love, the book does not work as a romance for me I don t believe the two can live happily ever after, and for me that makes or breaks a romance novel However, this book isn t a romance It is a general work of fiction that really disturbed meI felt like there was an ongoing theme of characters chastising the hero Even the hero s father and his father s assistant shook their proverbial fingers at the hero I was pissed It felt like the characters were trying to justify placing James in a facility, while pleading ignorance of how he was treated Kinda like, Well, I he did the what I he thought was best for the right reasons, but something bad happened That s not my his fault It made me furious The impertinent child still glared at him How was he to get through to this man He took you into his home, his life, and provided you with a stable, supportive environment that encouraged and funded your talent without limits And you walked away You shame me as a man and a mentor I thought you knew better than that Really After the hero has been raped by men and women, and you now know of his torture, you re trying to get through to him that his father wanted to take care of him Really A grown man We re not talking about a teenager We are talking about a man who is around 30 years old From the beginning to the end, people want to fix him, to pull him away from his music simply because he s a musical prodigy who lives and breathes music They want him to take a larger interest in the world Well look at how that world treated him.In the end, Reverb is just not my type of book It left me disturbed and filled with negative energy.Scooper Speaks


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    Book ReverbAuthor J CafesinPublication Date January 19, 2013Type Stand AloneGenre Romance, ThrillerRating 3 1 2 out of 5 StarsReviewTo be honest, there were a few times, I had to put the book down and take a break from it Parts of it had my mind wandering on other things and I had a hard time grasping the present tense writing Other than that, I liked James character I loved how self absorbed he was and was rooting for him the whole time.I found myself getting pissed off at Elisabeth s character and how she didn t seem to have true sympathy for James tortured past at the institution At this point in the story, I was ready to give up I was frustrated that a grown man had everyone trying to take care of him and thought they knew what was best for him I just had a hard time connecting with that and wanted James to just turn his back on everything.The author told me that this book would be like nothing I have ever read before and that statement in a nutshell is 100% true It is dark and most of the time captivating the biggest problem being that while reading, I experienced a sense of dread and negative energy.Re CapJames is a genius with music, but that s about where it ends for him He can t connect with people and relationships are the furthest thing from his mind James father confronts him at his older brother s funeral about taking over the property and business but James wants nothing to do with it or his father.The next part of the book, we experience James hurt and on the run from something and learn that for years he has been institutionalized During this time, James has suffered unbelievable accounts of rape and torture until he is finally able to escape.All alone, James tries to deal with the fact that music is missing in his mind and he needs to escape his father from finding him Hence, the trip to Corfu and the meeting of Elisabeth but here I m going to end since I don t want to give too much of the book away.Wrap UpIt may be just me and my dislike for stories told in the present tense that I couldn t connect fully with this book, if you are a fan of that style along with romance, suspense and dark things this is definitely a book to pick up The author isn t lying about this being nothing you ve read before.


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    Sir James Michael Whren goes by James Logan is attending his half brother s funeral in England He s anxious to get back to his music studio to continue working on his current project His father, Edward Whren wants to have chat with him about his future which leaves James feeling resentful and sullen to his father s presence Edward continues the conversation he started five years prior to which James replies let s not go down this road again because he wants nothing to do with Whren Trust or inheriting anything from his father Edward Whren hatches a plan to keep James in England but he could not foresee what happens next to James James is arrested at Heathrow Airport on a trumped up charge of dealing drugs and forced into rehab but that is the beginning of his worst nightmare of his life for the next year and half James manages to escape where he s being held to eventually States to gain access to his money so he can disappear again James does that and He s hidden on island of Greece called Corfu and eventually meets Elisabeth Whitestone and her son Cameron James slowly comes out of his shell being around Elisabeth and Cameron James is completely haunted by his past and can t seem to shake just wanting to die Elisabeth knows that something awful happened to James eventually gets him to start eating and pick up his musical skills again Will James let his past continue to haunt him Will James find his muse again Will James love both Elisabeth and Cameron Will Elisabeth admit her feelings for James Your answers await you in Reverb.Reverb is gut wrenching emotional rollercoaster from first page to last page I ve found my favorite book and character of the year in this book I honestly don t have the words to explain or describe how this book affected me I applaud the author for bolding stepping into this dark path and the courage to follow thru with it I highly recommend this book I look forward to next book presented by this author.


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    James Michael Whren is a hot and sexy man who is obsessed with creating music For James nothing compares to music To James life is great until his brother s funeral which ends up changing the course of his life forever He is dropped into hell and can t find a way out James did a good job of coming to terms with his life preincarceration, during incarceration and post incarceration I was not fond of James s father, Edward He came across a selfish, self obsessed and judgmental man He seemed too concerned with James doing what he wanted and judging him than being a parent Parents should be doing what is best for the child and not what is best for them but it looks like Edward never got that message Even in the end Edward took credit for something that James did Edward pissed me off every time we saw him in the story Also Edwards s friend, Howard is just as bad It seems that he blames James for Edwards s actions when the blame for everything lays at Edwards s feet This book is very good at making you think about your life and what would happen if someone with ulterior motives injected themselves into your life just to get you to do what they wanted regardless of what you want It makes you realize how precious our lives are and how much we could lose when someone else judges our actions according to their values and wishes I loved seeing how James falls in love with Elisabeth and her son Cameron James finds someone that meets his needs in a way that no one else ever has I enjoyed seeing that James was willing to outside his comfort zone to make her happy James and Elisabeth had great chemistry together This book keep me guessing at every turn Just when I thought I had it figured out it changed on me I found this story to be well written The main and secondary characters were interesting and realistic Overall this with a wonderful story that will stick with me for a long time to come.


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    this book blew my mind I had an amazing hand wrote review for Reverb, But I misplaced it So as promised, I am writing an honest review other than This book blew my mind There is no doubt in my mind that James is such a beautiful character And his character is what make this book, No doubt about it How one person can go through so much trauma in life and come back stronger and willing to love is beyond me James captured my heart.Stunning story telling J Cafesin


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    ARC Was Given To Blog For An Honest ReviewIt is funny I had to look this title s name up in the dictionary to find out what it means I found out that it relates to music I started this book really not know much about it except from the blurb I noticed some people wrote that it was suspense thriller I did not see this story that way at all All books for the most part are suspense for me, since I am waiting to see what happens next.At the beginning of this book I was confused The prologue starts with the character as a small boy It then jumps to James a grown man I actually felt that the prologue was not needed ultimately it left me scratching my head If the story would have started out where chapter one started and that was the prologue it would have made sense to me It was after I got through that when I finally was intrigued by the story.This is not a hearts and flowers love story nor is it erotica This is a dark tale of crimes committed against James James is a gorgeous man obsessed with his music always feeling he was the outsider in his family and that his father really wanted nothing to do with him The two were estranged for many years He is famous and rich but all he really focuses on in his life is his music and his obsession limits him in his relationships I felt very sad for him He is wrongly accused of crime and although this crime is not a big one, things go horribly wrong and his life spirals from there We usually see this type of thing happen to women in our stories rarely a man I must warn you that there are scenes that involve rape these scenes are intense and can be hard to handle.The family dynamic is very strange and left me questioning who was wrong and right when it came to how the story evolved to climactic proportions My heart broke into a million pieces with each nightmare James had James escapes and runs far away He is alone with nothing but his nightmares and always looking over his shoulder That is when he meets a young women and her infant son Liz and Cameron become his salvation, healers and the loves of his life.Liz suffers from her own loss A husband killed by act of terror, she also escapes to help gain insight to her life Once she befriends James, I began to feel the healing for both of them Liz is an everyday women, I love the way the author describes her as curvaceous I love how she sees than what is on the surface and seems to dig deep when needed She is a courageous smart and beautiful person.I really like the way the author brought the relationship with Liz and James together very slowly I felt their feelings as they felt them It was not the all consuming type of love and lust but one built of trust and understanding I really loved their understanding of each other Watching James in this story, he grew to be a different man than he was and it was beautiful to see.I know I normally do not go into much about stories because I do not want to give you just another synopsis but I did leave out so much for other readers to feel and learn, but what I wrote was necessary and no spoilers are given.I do have a few issues that I was not happy with in the book As I said earlier the prologue was confusing There were characters early on that were not as developed as I would have liked, and they seemed glossed over quickly I do not even think I have ever said this but I felt as if this should have been a two book series.I believe the author of this story was also trying to send a message to the reader of this story I am not sure I agree with the message I took away from the story, or if I can even forgive after leaning the message I perceived I did take away the message than one thing can define who we are The story has an HEA but it is different than what you will expect.I would really love to discuss this book with others that read it or have read it Please comment below if you are interested.


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    Jane Hunt Writer First StepsReverb is a compelling read The plot successfully merges the genres of psychological thriller and romantic suspense Written in both the first and third person Reverb s unconventional writing style adds to its immediacy For much of the story you are the fly on the wall and sometimes you don t want to be.Vivid characters drive the story forward and even the numerous flashbacks positively reinforce the plot s momentum.Realistic and savage many aspects of the story are tragic James blighted childhood inability to connect with people and the loss of his muse The fine line between genius and mental instability is explored James relives the graphic torture he suffered during the past year ending with a failed suicide attempt Edward James biological father s manipulation of his life causes a tsunami of pain and angst.The inclusion of the torture scenes is essential to the story development but I found them unpleasant, to read I must emphasise Reverb is an adult read.From the darkness hope and a life changing romance emerges when James meets Elisabeth Love heals James s damaged psyche but is it enough.Reverb has a twisty plot even the well written ending is shadowed with past events which leave you wondering.I was given a copy of Reverb by the author in exchange for an honest review.J Cafesin