Promise Season by Lee Evie (review + giveaway link)

Promise Season
by Lee Evie

Publication Date: November 26, 2019
Interstice Press
Paperback & eBook; 294 pages

Series: Promise Season, Book One
Genre: Historical Fiction

A slave. A spy. A promise.

Joseon Dynasty, Korea: A humid summer storm rages across the Pavilion, the greatest entertainment house in the sprawling city of Hanyang. Within its stifling walls a gisaeng slave girl hides a fugitive in her bed, unexpectedly saving the life of a young man who is not all he seems.

Immediately Seorin is thrust into a razor-edged world of conspiracy and spies, doomed rebellion and murky intrigue. For the first time in years, she glimpses an opportunity for change.

Yet it is not her freedom Seorin so desperately desires, but something far more precious. She will risk anything, even death, to gain it.

A dark and romantic historical adventure set in old Korea.

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~About the Author~

Lee Evie is a historical fiction author. She writes with a focus on Korean history and loves dark adventures with a heavy dose of danger, mystery and romance. When she’s not writing, Lee Evie can be found watching drama, which she will do for hours on end. She believes drama watching is the ultimate joy of life. Even when they make her cry. An avid photography and travel lover, Lee Evie thinks stories are the most precious gift to the universe.

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~My Thoughts~

With Promise Season, Lee Evie has created a new heroine in Jang Soerin and crafted another story of a woman with few, if any, choices in Joseon era Korea. Curiosity and circumstance lead Soerin to participate in a rebellion much like the one that caused her to become an orphan and a gisaeng, a state owned slave who must entertain the men who visit the Pavilion.

Full of intrigue and adventure, Soerin’s story has some thematic parallels with Evie’s A Song for Lonely Wolves while being fully it’s own story. Soerin’s voice reflects her experience, with a slightly more emotive tone, while not sacrificing the crisp writing and rich storytelling that characterizes both novels.

Promise Season concludes with equal feelings of resolution and possibility.  While the adventure and a bit of the intrigue of this first outing may have been resolved, this is a story that will linger and lend itself to contemplating the direction Soerin’s character growth, her relationships, and the continuing intrigue may take next.

~Blog Tour Schedule~

Monday, July 20
Review at Book Bustle
Feature at The Lit Bitch

Tuesday, July 21
Review at Books and Zebras

Thursday, July 23
Feature at I’m All About Books

Friday, July 24
Review at Passages to the Past

Saturday, July 25
Interview at Jorie Loves a Story

Monday, July 27
Review at Bookworlder
Review at Impressions In Ink


During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a paperback copy of Promise Season! To enter, please use the Gleam form link below.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on July 27th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Paperback giveaway is open to the US only.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud will be decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.

Promise Season

The review above refers to a digital copy I voluntarily received through #HFVBTBlogTours. A positive review was not required and all opinions expressed are my own.

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