Wednesday, June 11, 2014

First Chapter Review: Burdened by Peiri Ann

Peiri Ann is on tour with her new adult paranormal romance novel, Burdened. 

BLURB:  Tracey Warren has everything an eighteen year old girl should. She lives a life of expectancies; go to school, please her parents, party with friends, and revel in life as a young adult. That is until she experiences an unexpected life changing accident caused by Nathan Newcomb; an illegally attractive yet perplexed guy who has her fumbling over her words and cracking her head on the concrete. In being enthralled by his overwhelming existence, Tracey neglects his promise of death (which never falls short of Nathan) and in ignoring his guarantee, she chooses to give into love over sanity and risks her life for the opportunity of being with him.

Nathan, knowing the risks gives into this want to have Tracey presuming it may be better to jeopardize their possible ending, than to allow her to endure the pain of his devoid. Nonetheless, with him being a burdened Sephlem, not only are they burdened by their adversaries who will risk everything but the exposure of their existence to see Nathan fall. But Nathan and Tracey come to find that their most sinister enemies lie under their same roof and regrettably share the same bloodline.

COVER: I'm not a fan of dark covers, but this one works well considering the genre. I wish there was a little bit more of the contrasting color in the rose to make it stand out.

FIRST CHAPTER: Tracey is involved in an accident with an unknown young man. Totally apologetic, he tries to help her the best he can.

KEEP READING: Despite a few grammar issues and a structural problem with the cliffhanger ending, I found myself eager to keep reading. Ann drops the reader right into the action by having the two main characters meet at the scene of the accident--well, you have to guess that from the blurb because Nathan never gets a chance to introduce himself. I also like her eye for details. It's a short opening chapter, so the author has learned to write tight and choose her words carefully.

File Size: 846 KB
Print Length: 445 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Peiri Ann; 1 edition (April 26, 2014)

For More Information

A love for reading transpired into an admiration for writing at a young age for Peiri Ann. Starting off in writing poetry and short stories she indulged in the possibilities of creating new worlds and lives to live within them opening a window of unanticipated possibilities. In high school a pin and notebook never left her grasps and in college the pin was replaced by a keyboard and the notebook replaced by a computer screen. She holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and certified in business management.

When Peiri Ann is not writing, reading, doing homework, or working in the downtown of Chicago she enjoys spending time with her little girl, watching action flicks, and spooning peanut butter from the jar as a midnight snack.

I read the first chapter of this book from Pump Up Your Book website.


  1. Hi Cheryl, thank you for featuring "Burdened" on your blog with a first chapter review.

  2. You're welcome, Peiri. Glad to have you.