Friday, May 20, 2016

Incarnation by Laura Davis Hays

It’s a pleasure today to be a part of author Laura Davis Hays’ WOW! Women on Writing Blog Tour for her new release, INCARNATION.

◊Paperback: 388 pages
◊Genre: Suspense, Thriller
◊Publisher: Terra Nova Books (March 1, 2016)
◊ISBN-10:  1938288440
◊ISBN-13:  978-1938288449

INCARNATION is available as an e-book and paperback at
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.


Kelsey Depuis, Santa Fe scientist, and Iriel, betrothed on Atlantis to a man she cannot love―two young women bound by a single soul.
           In Kelsey’s everyday world, three men shape her life: Myron Crouch, the boss of BioVenture Enterprises; Harrison Stillman, a brilliant colleague of hers there; and Stan Dresser, who twists her feelings with his kisses and lies.
            But gradually, growingly, Iriel is shaping her life too. Through dreams and visions, she draws Kelsey into the ancient realm where refusal to marry Gewil has driven her to daring flight with fantastic creatures across a strange and terrible land.
             As Kelsey joins other BioVenture researchers testing a new organism on a remote Caribbean island, turmoil and violence darken her fate―and Iriel’s presence grows stronger. Worlds shift and merge, danger grows. Past and present, vengeance and love swirl together as the seas rise up, the seas that once swallowed Atlantis.
             Tested in life-or-death struggle, Kelsey must face an ordeal she can survive only through great courage and deep karmic understanding.


Blending the present with an ancient continent can be a tricky matter, but author Laura Davis Hays pulls it off with ease in INCARNATION.

The author brings the story to life through the lives of two well-developed characters – Kelsey, a scientist, and Iriel, a woman from Atlantis. The alternating views of these two resilient women take readers on a mesmerizing journey. Readers will be quickly drawn in as the two worlds connect.

The author has created well-balanced, realistic characters that are strong and engaging. She takes readers to tantalizing settings through her rich descriptions.

The story moves at a good pace while the suspense builds. The story unfolds as the two lives being to mingle. The author presents a good blend of science and spiritual throughout the story making both worlds plausible.

This is a mystical story based in a scientific atmosphere. Past and present intertwine to give readers an extraordinary adventure.

Incarnation by Laura Davis Hays, Terra Nova Books, @2016, ISBN: 978-1938288449, Paperback, 388 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me as part of the author’s virtual book tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Author Laura Davis Hays
Laura Davis Hays is a California native, the only child of a theoretical physicist and a librarian. Her prize-winning body of work includes a forthcoming fantasy series, the Atlantis Material, and a collection of linked stories set in Denmark, her ancestral homeland, in the early twentieth century.

Laura is also an accounting consultant, a performing pianist, a composer, and a skier. She and her husband live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with their two cats, Rufus and Dexter.

For more information on Laura and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

INCARNATION is available to purchase at the following sites: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indiebound.

You can also find out more about Laura and INCARNATION by visiting any of the following blogs participating in the tour.

Monday, May 9 @ The Muffin
Stop by for an interview with Laura and enter to win a copy of Incarnation.

Tuesday, May 11 @ Renee's Pages
Renee Roberson reviews Incarnation.

Tuesday, May 17 @ Beverley A. Baird
See what Beverley thought about the mystery and intrigue of Incarnation.

Thursday, May 19 @ Knotty Kneedle
Judy shares her take on Laura Davis Hays' novel.
May 24 @ Celtic Lady's Review
Stop by for an author spotlight with Laura Davis Hays.

May 25 @ MC Simon Writes
MC discusses her experience reading Incarnation.

June 1 @ Vickie S. Miller
Read Vickie's review of the metaphysical thriller, Incarnation.

June 2 @ Building Bookshelves
Jodi interviews Laura Davis Hays about the writing process.

June 3 @ Deal Sharing Aunt
Vicky Brinus shares a review of the novel.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. What are your thoughts on Atlantis? Is it a place you would like to visit?


  1. Interesting. And yes, Atlantis is one of the many places I would like to visit - so long as I could leave...

  2. Yes, interesting blend of genres and themes.

  3. Connecting to Atlantis - how fun!

  4. This is really a fascinating blend of writing approaches and genres. Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  5. Congrats to Laura. This has a really interesting premise.

  6. Thanks to everyone. I always learn from others' comments about my book. I find myself blending a lot in my writing: Science/mystical, Introspection/Action, Past/Present, Fantasy/Real.

    Laura Davis Hays


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