Diva Spotlight: B N Toler
You all know I love reading romance by now, right? I thought so. Suffice it to say, if you’re not a romance fan of some magnitude, this spotlight business I do won’t be any use for you. But, and I mean a big but, this book I have just read by B N Toler, Where One Goes, is a book even the anti-romancers would… well, fall in love with.
So drumroll, please… B N Toler, you’re the Write Diva Spotlight of the month. YAY! *fireworks*
I bought the book after it was recommended on Facebook by Aestas Book Blog. You can read their review by clicking the link. Anyhoo, I was attracted to the cover and the summary, so I bought it. Here’s the pretty picture of the cover. It’s simple and clean, romantic, and drew me in. (Remember, I like romance.) Read the summary, even though it really long:
What happens when the very thing ruining your life ends up saving it?
I was never one to believe in spirits—until six years ago, when a bone-chilling accident changed my life… forever.
My name is Charlotte, but most people call me Char… and I have a special gift.
I talk to the dead.
Make no mistake, I can’t summon them. I’m only able to see and speak to the spirits that linger when they’re unable to crossover. They’re somehow weighted to the world with unfinished affairs. And for the last six years, I’ve relentlessly used my gift to help their lost souls.
But it’s come at a price. My life is dark. Feeling despondent, I’ve begun to give up. And in helping the dead, I’ve realized I haven’t allowed myself to live. With no money, no place to go, and most importantly… no hope, I’ve decided there is only one option—to end it all.
But fate is a funny thing. One minute, I’m about to leap to my death, and the next, I’m saved by Ike McDermott. The strong, striking soldier stopped me from putting an end to my despair. He’s the kind of man that smiles and brightens an entire room.
Sweet and gentle.
He is my savior.
And he’s dead.
We’ve made an agreement. He’ll help me find a place to stay and a new job if I’ll help him with his unfinished business so that he may crossover.
Ike’s unfinished matter involves his twin brother, George. George has been falling apart since Ike’s death and Ike has not been able to compel himself to crossover in peace until he knows George will be okay.
When I agreed to help, little did I know that I’d fall in love with the charming folks of Bath County, and… Ike and George McDermott.
Now, as both brothers own equal parts of my heart, I am faced with a cruel and unfair predicament. In saving George, I must let go of Ike.
But how does one let go of half of their heart?
You see anti-romancers, this book has ghosts! Woot! B.N. Toler tells a complex story of life and death and what happens after death. Char deals with her gift surprisingly well for someone who sees and talks to the dead. We don’t know how Char got this gift or why, but we see what good it brings people when Char uses it, even at the expense of her own happiness. She’s a very selfless person and it’s that quality that Ike and George see right away. Toler also created a complex love triangle between Char, Ike, and George. It was a relationship that made the reader ship for both Ike and George, and be satisfied with the end result. Don’t know what I mean? Read the book. It’s good. And let me tell you, I was bawling my eyes out toward the end. Like weeping. You’ll find out why. Toler provoked so much emotion, and that is what really makes me remember a book.
Check out B N Toler’s books Where One Goes. The romancers will love it, and the non-romancers will love it. Promise!
About The Author
B N Toler lives in Virginia. When she’s not reading and writing, she’s thinking about reading and writing. Before she became a self-proclaimed writer, she worked as a real estate agent and as an orthodontic technician. **She will notice your teeth before your eyes or hair or anything.**
She enjoys shopping (way too much) and is on a first name basis with several employees at the local Target in her town.
She loves music (bluegrass, country, 80’s, actually she loves most music ~her favorite song is “American Pie” by Don McLean and she worships anything that is Elvis and Johnny Cash and Eric Church), dancing (even though she sucks at it), reading, writing, eating (too much), sleeping late (which she rarely gets to do), and laughing. If you can make her laugh, she will love you forever.
Random and insignificant facts:
She is addicted to Coca Cola.
She hates onions.
She loves thunderstorms.
She wants to have Karen Marie Moning’s babies.
She curses….a lot…like way too much.
She’s immensely afraid of snakes.
She fangirls over M.Pierce.
She HATES reality television.
She could eat her weight in Snickers candy bars.
She loves books and movies that make her cry.
She cries over anything remotely sad.
She loves the Lord.
She LOVES Jack Daniels and Ginger Ale (too much).
She hopes she hasn’t bored you to death.