Publication Date: January 14, 2014
Origins: From Author for Review
Synopsis: When Grace, 27 years old and with only a few months left to live, returns to her home town of Brecon, she is catapulted nearly 1800 years into the past. At first she attributes her hallucinations to her brain tumour but as the visions become more detailed and closer to the present day, she becomes involved with a certain wickedly handsome and rather inhuman Roman, who has an obsession with blood.
Grace is forced to confront her fears when the past begins intruding on the present, and she falls deeper in love with her phantom man.
'Death is only one option.'
A love story with a supernatural twist, it looks at vampires from an unusual angle, knitting together the twelfth century with the present day.
This is the first novel in the Resurrection trilogy..
Review: Grace is a 27 year old woman who has come home to die. She’s been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor and none of the treatments have worked. So she moves back in with her parents and brother until it is her time. Grace starts seeing strange things, seemingly transported to the past, which she first attributes to her tumor. However, the visions persist and she’s captivated by Roman, a man with a passion for her and for blood. Readers aren't given an explanation for Grace’s ability to time travel and why she moves about in time, but always comes upon Roman. Perhaps it will be laid out in book 2 or book 3 of this trilogy. Grace’s courage and tenderness are readily apparent and it was good to see her out experiencing life since her diagnosis – even if it was centuries in the past! STATE OF GRACE is a peculiar blend of romance genres, with time-traveling and vampires. The time periods and the settings were quite well-researched and the characters pretty well-developed. Ending on a bit of a cliffhanger, readers will be sure to pick up the next book quickly.