Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Behind the Veil

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the BEHIND THE VEIL by E.J. Dawson Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:


Author: E.J. Dawson

Pub. Date:  October 1, 2021

Publisher: Literary Wanderlust

Formats: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 292

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N,

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Can she keep the secrets of her past to rescue a girl tormented by a ghost?

In 1920s Los Angeles, Letitia Hawking reads the veil between life and death. A scrying bowl allows her to experience the final moments of the deceased. She brings closure to grief-stricken war widows and mourning families.
For Letitia, it is a penance. She knows no such peace.

For Alasdair Driscoll, it may be the only way to save his niece, Finola, from her growing night terrors. But when Letitia sees a shadowy figure attached to the household, it rouses old fears of her unspeakable past in England.

When a man comes to her about his missing daughter, the third girl to go missing in as many months, Letitia can’t help him when she can’t see who’s taken them.

As a darkness haunts Letitia’s vision, she may not be given a choice in helping the determined Mr Driscoll, or stop herself falling in love with him. But to do so risks a part of herself she locked away, and to release it may cost Letitia her sanity and her heart.



“The author is adept at selling not only the novel’s supernatural elements, but the historical era as well. She takes her time building the characters and the world around them, which pays dividends once the really spooky stuff starts to happen. Like all good ghost stories, the true horrors aren’t entirely spectral: The characters are haunted by personal traumas and secrets as frightening as any spirit. An old-fashioned ghost story told with inventiveness and style.”-Kirkus Reviews


“A powerful reflection on mortality and the lengths some will go to find closure or their own separate peace. A suspenseful but patient ride from start to finish, Dawson has created an empathic and endlessly engaging protagonist in Letitia. The plot is well supported by a poignantly penned cast of characters that readers can envision and invest in. Emulating a 1920s literary voice, without ever letting the style slip, this paranormal thriller is sinister, macabre, and hugely entertaining.” -Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★1/2


My Review:

I can’t say enough how much I loved this book!!

I recently read The Summoning and while it was an ok read, it did not live up to my hopeful expectations.

Behind the Veil was exactly what I thought The Summoning would be!

It had a gothic, atmospheric feel all the way through. The 1920’s setting was perfect!

Dawson really knows how to engage the reader with layered characters. A powerful seer who has been through so much personal trauma but still uses her power to try and help others. A gentleman with secrets who is not all that he appears. So many other great side characters as well keep the story interesting all the way through.

The ending was fantastic – full of action, it had me on the edge of my seat!

I’m going to be super mad if Dawson doesn’t make this into a series with Letitia as the lead and bringing back the other wonderful characters she has created!  Just sayin’!

Phenomenal read – well deserved 5 stars!!


About E.J. Dawson:

E.J. Dawson both credits and blames her mother-by reading The Lord of the Rings aloud to E.J. twice-for her complete absorption with the world of fiction. Growing up in a haunted mansion sandwiched between an abandoned mine and an endless pine plantation should have been all the fuel E.J.’s imagination needed, but her parents filled her life with stories: about themselves, their lives, and the ones they had found through the pages of books.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a finished copy of BEHIND THE VEIL & Swag, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/8/2021 BookHounds YA Guest Post
11/8/2021 Writer of Wrongs Excerpt
11/9/2021 My Fictional Oasis Review
11/9/2021 Don’t Judge, Read Guest Post
11/10/2021 @enjoingbooksagain Review
11/10/2021 Review Thick And Thin Review
11/11/2021 The Momma Spot Excerpt
11/11/2021 Nat Reads Review
11/12/2021 100 Pages A Day Review
11/12/2021 Lifestyle of Me Review


Week Two:

11/15/2021 Coffee and Wander Book Reviews Review
11/15/2021 A Court of Coffee and Books Review
11/16/2021 The Book Review Crew Review
11/16/2021 The Girl Who Reads Review
11/17/2021 Rajiv’s Reviews Review
11/17/2021 Sparetimereader Review
11/18/2021 Once Upon a Twilight Review
11/18/2021 Jazzy Book Reviews Review
11/19/2021 BookBriefs Review
11/19/2021 OneMoreExclamation Review



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