Thursday, June 8, 2017

Blog Tour/Giveaway!! Ahe'ey, by Jamie Le Fay



Welcome to the Ahe'ey Blog Tour,
sponsored by
Bewitching Book Tours!!

For my stop, I'm featuring an excerpt with mini-review!
There's also a tour-wide giveaway!!



Ahe'ey
(Ange'el Series, Book 1)
Jamie Le Fay
Trade Paperback/Digital Edition, 626 pages
Publisher: Jamie Le Fay
April 25, 2017
Diverse Reads, Fantasy, Feminist Fiction, 
Romance

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34459933-ahe-ey




Morgan's feminist books didn't prepare her to deal with the dashing Gabriel and the land of Ahe'ey . . .
Ahe'ey: The Complete Collection 


Morgan is a dreamer, change maker and art lover. She is a feisty, slightly preachy, romantic feminist full of contradictions and insecurities. Morgan uncovers a world where women have the power, and where magic is no longer just a figment of her wild imagination. Sounds like a dream, but it may, in fact, turn into a nightmare.

The world of the Ahe'ey challenges and subverts her views about gender, genes, and nature versus nurture.

The strong and uninvited chemistry between her and the dashing Gabriel makes matters even more complicated. His stunning looks keep short-circuiting her rational mind.





EDITORIAL REVIEWS

"In this romantic tale, a champion of women's empowerment stumbles on a hidden--and seemingly perfect--society. A bracing mix of emotionally and intellectually honest fantasy." - Kirkus Reviews

"A compelling and creative work of paranormal romance. Le Fay takes her characters to places seldom seen in fantasy fiction that readers will find empowering and prescient.
Ahe'ey is a fairly polarizing book. As an example of feminist fantasy fiction, you won’t find much better than this. Ahe’ey is an impressively thought-out story, with many original touches and a fairy-like romance that will deeply satisfy readers of the genre." Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★ 

 "This book is a thoughtful look at empowerment for women. At the same time, it's a rollicking trip into a fantasy world complete with dragons, love and strength, and ideas that really get you thinking. This book is highly recommended for all ages." - HUGEOrange

"They're flawed, real, and honest characters that can be easily related to. Ahe'ey is the kind of novel society needs to read, to create inspiration and to make people think. Ahe'ey is daring, complex, and honest. A must-read novel that tackles heavy and real topics with a mix of serious and humorous, charm and tragedy." - Reader's Favorite - ★★★★★

"Ahe'ey contains a richly-imagined world that raises complicated and timely questions about our own. Jamie Le Fay's Ahe'ey is an action-packed love story that puts forth a nuanced vision of gender stereotypes, body politics, and the dark side of seeking perfection." - Foreword Clarion - ★★★★

OTHER PRAISE

"Jamie is a fine writer with a rich imagination, and is able to convey her strong feelings about women’s rights, feminism, gender equality and other important matters of injustice, primarily because she keeps us involved with the characters of her strong story.” - Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewer, Vine Voice - ★★★★★

"As a liberal and committed feminist who is increasingly frustrated by the simplistic self-righteousness of my own side, and the belief that all that is needed is for a few smart people to start a revolution, I found Ahe'ey to be refreshingly multi-sided, while also maintaining its core beliefs.” - E.P. Clark, Author - ★★★★





Note
This mini-review is of the excerpt below, not 
of the entire book. 

This certainly promises to be a fascinating novel! It has plenty of different themes interlaced in the plot. Also, it seems that the Ange'els are very much like humans where romantic relationships are concerned.

Sathian is the typical seducer who is totally oblivious to all the heartache he causes as he moves from one relationship to another. I wonder whether he's a fallen angel, because a good angel would certainly not do such a thing.

As for Angha, he seems to come from another species -- the Yi'ingo. I wonder what types of beings these are.... Also, the fact that Angha is bent on revenge -- it seems that he's one of the heartbroken ones left in Sathian's wake -- adds tension and intrigue to the plot.

Then there's the theme of feminism, mentioned in the reviews. This is a theme that definitely interests me, and I want to see how it's developed in this novel.

It really looks like this will be a very complex, totally intriguing novel! The editorial reviews above have certainly heaped praise on it. My curiosity is definitely piqued, and I hope to be able to purchase and read it sometime this year!





Young Sathian was flirtatious, titillating, quick-witted, and brilliant. He left a trail of broken hearts across the land as he teased and taunted his victims with his beauty and charm. Both women and men succumbed to his joie de vivre and panache as he was an untypical Ange’el that carried the sunshine in his smile and in his eyes.

Angha knew that his beloved cousin was mostly unaware of the wreckage he caused, as it had been unintentional. Sathian had been an object of adoration from the day he was born. That was all he knew. His nature was to connect, to please, and to seduce. Armed with intelligence and beauty, he was unstoppable.

Immature and insecure, Angha decided to bury any possible doubt anyone could have about his desires by pursuing a romantic relationship with Gaia, the only unwed pure-blooded royal of their generation and Sathian’s sweetheart. In a society that relied on the propagation of their pure genes to survive, being queer was a sin worse than murder.

As years passed, his relationship with Sathian deteriorated. Angha’s revenge was calculated and Machiavellian as he attempted to disconnect his identity from the image of the animal that Sathian had planted in his mind. He worked to deny the Ange’el everything he most cherished—his woman, his access to knowledge, his status in society, and, above it all, the praise and the love of his Yi’ingo cousin.





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Jamie Le Fay is the author of Ahe'ey. She was born in Europe and spent her early adult years traveling around the world working in information technology and focusing on her passion: empowering women and girls. 
Jamie lives in Sydney, Australia, where she is involved in a variety of initiatives that hope to contribute to the safety, well-being and education of girls globally. Jamie is an accomplished writer and speaker that focuses mainly on topics related to girlhood, feminism, gender equality, and the misrepresentation of minorities in media and marketing.

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8 comments:

  1. Soooo sad I can't participate in the Giveaway, I've finished the book last week and I liked it :)
    Hope the person that wins will also like it.

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    1. Hi, there!

      Yeah, that's too bad....but this giveaway is not hosted by me, but by Bewitching Book Tours. They simply gave me the giveaway code to include in this post. So I have no control on whether this particular giveaway is international or not. So sorry.... :(

      I, too, hope that the winners will like this book!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

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  2. Hey Maria - This book seems to be an interesting combination of ideas and themes.

    As you point out, it sounds as if a of gender, feminism, etc. play an important part in this novel. Though I do not usually read this genre, I think that this is unusual for the kind of book that also includes angels and similar elements.

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    1. Hi, Brian!

      Yes, it SURE does!! :) Several themes do play an important part in this novel. And yes, this is definitely an unusual thing to see in the fantasy genre.

      I'm very interested in reading this book myself! I've entered the giveaway, but on another blog, of course! Lol. I hope you've entered it, too! :)

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 <3 :)>:)

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  3. Hi Maria!
    This time I can't join but good luck to all participants :) The book looks amazing!
    Take care, XOXO

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    1. Hi, Mailén!

      Yeah, so sorry about that.....this is not my own giveaway, but one hosted by the tour company, Bewitching Book Tours. So I have no control about whether it's international or not.... :(

      Yes, the book DOES look amazing!! Glad you like it!!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! Take care!! X0X0X0X0X!!!

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  4. Sounds interesting! Hope you love it. It is new to me...

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    1. Hi, Greg!

      Yes, is SURE does!! If I win a copy, I know I'll enjoy it!

      Thanks for the comment!! <3 <3 :) :)

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