Tour: Behind the Veil

By E.J.Dawson

January 14-21

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  • Genre:  Gothic noir
  • Print length: 252
  • Age range: 18+
  • Trigger warnings: dark adult themes, death, murder, miscarriage, suicide, rape and pedophilia (those last two are mentioned only, there is no explicit content in the book).
  • Formats available for the Tour: all standard electronic formats (sorry, no paperbacks)
  • Amazon Rating: New book, not yet rated

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About Behind the Veil

Can she keep the secrets of her past to rescue a girl tormented by a ghost?

In 1920s Los Angeles, Letitia Hawking reads the veil between life and death. A scrying bowl allows her to experience the final moments of the deceased. She brings closure to grief-stricken war widows and mourning families.
For Letitia, it is a penance. She knows no such peace.

For Alasdair Driscoll, it may be the only way to save his niece, Finola, from her growing night terrors. But when Letitia sees a shadowy figure attached to the household, it rouses old fears of her unspeakable past in England.

When a man comes to her about his missing daughter, the third girl to go missing in as many months, Letitia can’t help him when she can’t see who’s taken them.

As a darkness haunts Letitia’s vision, she may not be given a choice in helping the determined Mr Driscoll, or stop herself falling in love with him. But to do so risks a part of herself she locked away, and to release it may cost Letitia her sanity and her heart.

Praise for E.J.Dawson’s writing

(Behind the Veil is a new book, not yet rated on Amazon. This prolific authors’ many previous novels have been consistently rated 4 and 5 stars). Below is a Netgalley reviews of Behind the Veil, and a sample of reviews from her other books.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I had a ton of fun reading this. The writing was atmospheric and gothic and I really loved our main character. The cover caught my eye scrolling through Netgalley, and after reading the synopsis thought to give it a try and I’m SO GLAD I did. Netgalley Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The character development is excellent, with a Tolkein-like usage of unique languages, and there are many plot twists, each of which are well developed. You can’t see them coming, but realize afterwards you should have.

This is an extremely well-imagined universe filled with intriguing characters. I highly recommend The Well of Youth to anyone who loves fantasy, adventure, and simply a well told story. Amazon Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

E J Dawson creates a wonderful world and an exciting adventure, replete with government intrigue, deep and multi-motivated characters, and pirates! The setting is unique, the historical and archeological basis for the theme and plot are no doubt drawn from her unique background in history and archeology. The action is a little reminiscent of Indiana Jones, but had me turning page after page just to see how it all turned out. A thoroughly enjoyable book. Amazon Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

EJ Dawson has upped the ante with Darkening. There were so many close calls and don’t get me started on the level of fear she generated in some scenes that had my body breaking out in goosebumps. This was smooth sail reading for me…except the winds were high, the waves were rough and I was holding on for dear life, both scared and eager to get to the end – because of how brilliantly written this was. Amazon Review

About the Author

Beginning a writing journey with an epic 21 book series, Ejay started her author career in 2014 and has taken on the ups and downs of self-publishing with her fantasy series The Last Prophecy since 2016. At the start of 2019, she put the series on the backburner to write Behind the Veil in 25 days, and signed a publishing contract for the gothic noir novel to independent publisher Literary Wanderlust. Behind the Veil is set for release on the October 1st 2021. She resumed self-publishing a scifi series, Queen of Spades released across 2020 and 2021, as well as signing another contract with Literary Wanderlust for NA fantasy, Echo of the Evercry. Believing in more than one path to a career in publishing, Ejay pursues self-publishing alongside querying traditional publishers with multiple manuscripts.

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