Book Reviews: Revelation & Restraint by Randi Cooley Wilson


The Giveaway:

Signed copy of Revelation and Restraint open Internationally

a Rafflecopter giveaway

About Book 1 REVELATION:
Revelation by Randi Cooley Wilson
Published May 1st, 2014
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 314






Eve Collins starts her freshman year at college blissfully unaware that one revelation will challenge everything she’s believed to be true about her family, life, and future, and right in the midst of it all is Asher St. Michael.

Mysterious and aloof, Asher is appointed to protect Eve at all costs. Bound by his oath of loyalty to mankind, loving her is forbidden. 

Dark and enigmatic, Gage Gallagher may be even more dangerous to Eve than the demonic army that hunts her.

Caught in the middle of a centuries old war, Eve must choose sides knowing that the wrong choice will cost more than just her life. 

Can Asher and Eve fulfill their destinies or will their love destroy everything?

Revelation is a journey of self-discovery, love, and sacrifice. 

This is volume one of a series

About Book 2 RESTRAINT:
Restraint (The Revelation Series, Volume Two) by Randi Cooley Wilson
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 300
Publication Date: August, 2014



One revelation changed everything, turning Eve Collin’s world upside down with grief and questions of identity and allegiance. Now as she flees enemies that refuse to give up, Eve must also face the mounting attraction between herself and her gargoyle protector. Will she ever truly be safe? How much will she sacrifice to survive and who will she become?
Restraint is an addictive pleasure a spellbinding continuation of Eve’s journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice.
Readers captivated by Revelation will eagerly devour Restraint.
Restraint is volume two in The Revelation Series.


This review is for both books. I think that they’re great books all together. Randi leads you with a lot of twists and turns as everyone, including Eve, try to figure out who or what Eve Collins really is. Even those set to protect her are not completely aware of what she is, what she can do.

The journey starts out a little slow in Revelation as we her to know Eve and the cast of protectors, who become her family. To one, in particular, she is a forbidden fruit.

This journey leads her through a host of danger as she tries just to live out her life. Everywhere Eve goes danger looms. Life for her is rough. As she gets uses to this life everything is turned upside down on her.

In Restraint, Eve is trying to get her love life in order, which is dangerous in its own right. She tries to show restraint around the one she loves but the bond is growing nigh unbreakable. Asher is in the same boat.

These books I found hard to put down once I got into them. I was very unsure of this series once I began reading the first chapter of Revelation, but that quickly went away as the pace in the books began to pick up.

I highly recommend these books I’d you like a forbidden love story that is bearing fruition with one of them to be the Savior of mankind!


About the Author:

Randi was born and raised in Massachusetts where she attended Bridgewater State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation she moved to California where she lived happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years.
Randi and her husband recently moved back to Massachusetts with their daughter where she was encouraged to begin writing again.
Revelation is her first novel and The Revelations Series is her first New Adult Paranormal Romance book series.
“I’ve had a love affair with books, writing and storytelling since childhood. It has been a dream of mine to introduce this world and these characters to you. I hope I’ve done them justice.”
Randi loves to hear from readers, you can reach out to her via Twitter: R_CooleyWilson and/or Facebook: authorrandicooleywilson

Twitter: R_CooleyWilson

Here is the excerpt from Restraint. Also please see below the excerpt for additional giveaway details. 


“Sleep Over” – Asher and Eve, Restraint Excerpt
I’m brushing my teeth when Asher swaggers into the bathroom. He leans his hip against the counter and just watches me. It’s starting to freak me out. I squint at him before spitting.

     “Can I help you?”

     “Huh?” he asks.

     “You’re staring.” I tip my toothbrush at him.

     “Am I?” He tilts his head to the side and crosses his arms.

     I spit one last time and start my flossing routine and gargle my mouth rinse, all while Asher just stands there, observing me. Seriously, what’s he doing?

     “Curious about dental care?”

     “Curious about you,” he shoots back.


     He shrugs. “I like watching you do normal, everyday things.”

     I blink. “Did you get clocked in training today?”

     “No.” He slides his hands into the pockets of his pajama bottoms. “Want to have a sleep over?”

     “Sleepover?” I repeat, less than enthused.

      “Pajamas, pillow fights, gossip. You know, sleepover,” he clarifies, like I’m an idiot.

      I sigh. “You’re freaking me out. What the hell is going on?”

      He reaches for me and grabs the hem of my tank top, pulling me towards him. I stumble a bit and have to place my hands on his shoulders for balance as he tugs me closer. “I want you in my bed tonight. I was hoping you’d fall asleep in my arms.” His eyes lock onto mine.

The Giveaway:

In addition to the giveaway the winner will also be able to choose Callan’s next Apron Saying in book 3. Please include this on your posts. 

Pick Callan’s Next Apron Saying:

Love Callan St, Michael’s aprons? Now is your chance to pick the saying for book 3, Redemption:

“Be a flirt and lift your shirt.”

“If I want your opinion, I’ll give it to you.”

“Can I check to see if my hot dog fits your bun?”

Choose one, winner will be put into book 3!!!


2 thoughts on “Book Reviews: Revelation & Restraint by Randi Cooley Wilson

    • You’re welcome. My run views are always my honest opinions of books. I usually do not have any under three dragon coins. Have yet to review any for this site which would dictate less than 4 coins so far. I try to read things I myself find interesting.

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