If you’ve followed Turning Pages for a few months, then you have probably seen my review of A Veil of Glass and Rain by Petra F. Bagnardi. If not, you can view it HERE . I truly enjoyed this New Adult novel set in the beautiful setting of Rome, Italy. It is a poetic and heart-wrenching story that will leave you desperate for more of Brina and Eagan. So, of course when the author, Petra, asked if I’d host a contest and giveaway, I couldn’t say no! So, this is a special giveaway for one lucky person to win an ebook edition of A Veil of Glass and Rain.
Brina and Eagan meet for the first time when she’s nine and he’s fourteen. They like each other from the very beginning, although their bond isn’t immediate, but it grows over the years. What links them is the fact that their parents are photographers and are extremely devoted to their work and to each other; so much so that both Brina and Eagan have to learn how to take care of themselves from a very young age. Despite their differences, age, gender, nationality, Brina is Italian and Eagan is American, they find comfort in their growing friendship.
Then Brina becomes a teenager, and her feelings for her friend start changing and deepening. New desires stir within her. As soon as Brina realizes how those feelings complicate her friendship with Eagan, she runs away from him.
A few years later, Brina is twenty and Eagan is twenty-five, they find one another once again. Brina is studying cinema in Rome and she’s also trying to become a musician. Eagan begins to work as an architect in the same city. Eagan wants to be a part of Brina’s life anew. Brina, however, is still in love with him; she finds it difficult to act merely as a friend and she keeps pulling away.
Set in the beautiful Rome, this is a sensual and romantic story of friendship and love.
(Recommended for ages 18+, due to sexual content and language)
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Erotic Romance.
Available on Amazon and Smashwords!
The first time I saw Eagan, it was through a veil of rain.
The garden was dotted with small and big puddles. I jumped around them, pretending they were black holes that could capture me, if only I grazed their surface with the tips of my feet.
Eagan was carrying a deep-purple umbrella. I stared at him from the edge of a huge puddle. He stood on the opposite side and for a few seconds we considered each other. I noticed that his feet were too close to the water, and I wanted to warn him about the danger of black holes, but I felt shy. He was tall, like a giant. His smile was gentle, and he smelled good.
He contemplated the murky puddle that separated us with a serious expression, then he looked up at me. “I read somewhere that if you jump into a puddle, the currents will carry you away to another world.”
Suddenly the dark water became less frightening and more interesting. “If I jump in and get lost in the other world, will you run after me to bring me back?” I asked him.
He smiled. “Of course.”
Must be 13+ or older
Only one entry per person.
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