Blog Tour Stop: Review + Giveaway - Across The Wire by Stella Telleria

Across The Wire (Across the Wire #1)
By Stella Telleria
Release date: November 27, 2013
Publisher: Stella Telleria
Source: Gifted for Blog Tour
Review by: Nahomi
Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iTunes / Kobo / Smashwords

My rating: 5 stars out of 5 stars
When Mia Mitchell, a hardcore but lonely former Marine, steps into an alley to pull some thugs off an unlucky foreigner, she walks into a fight she expects. What she doesn’t see coming is the foreigner making her a job offer any sane person would refuse. So, she takes it. She thinks she’s headed for some third-world country; instead she’s mysteriously transported to an Earth-like parallel world. That’s a mad left-hook.
Eben, an escaped slave, is encouraged by Mia to become a leader among the men. But when he turns his quiet determination on her, it spells F.U.B.A.R. for cynical Mia. Their unexpected connection threatens more than her exit strategy; it threatens the power struggle festering with in the syndicate.
Haunted by nightmares and post-traumatic stress, unsure who to trust or how to get home, Mia struggles to stay alive as she realizes all is not what it seems.
Mia discovers a matriarchal dystopia where freedom doesn’t exist and fighting for it means execution. Lethal force bends all to the law; women fear for their families and un-wed men suffer slavery. Mia’s job is to train an underground syndicate of male freedom-fighters for a violent revolution. However, the guys don’t want a pair of X chromosomes showing them the way.

*I received copy of this book for a blog tour but it did not influence this review in any way.*

I love this book! I was skeptical in the beginning, because I'm normally not into Sci-fi. And I really haven't read any adult sci-fi stories, but alas I fell in love with this one. The story is captivating, heart wrenching, inspiring and action packed. For the first time in a very long time I don't have anything negative to say about a story that I'm reviewing! So, lets get on with the love fest.

The characters:

Mia: The main character is kick ass! She is no damsel in distress. Mia is a former marine with some serious PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). She is a tough as they come but has a really good heart. I love how her character is slowly developed throughout the story.

Eben: The love interest in progress I would say. He is strong and persistent and a little hardheaded at times. Eben is shy and insecure and has had a lot of traumatic experiences in his life because of where he came from. As the story progresses his character develops and he becomes a leader for the other men as well as a more realistic love interest for someone like Mia.

The rest of the characters are great they are multidimensional and add the perfect mix of realism and you've got to be kidding me to the story. Some of my favorites are Gabriel, Iliya and Gavin. Gabriel is just so innocent and has this way of pulling on my heart strings. Iliya is the guy you can count on, the best friend that always has your back. But Gavin on the other had is a bit of a smart ass, but I get where he's coming from. Gavin keeps things interesting.

The story is perfect. The pacing, the writing, the dialogue is all cohesive and pulls you into the story, making it easier for you to read. The plot is interesting and has enough twist that keeps you interested and wanting more. I was on an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end. I totally wasn't expecting what happened at the end, and I was totally heartbroken. There is action and intrigue and the hint of love. Stella Telleria did a wonderful job weaving together all of the elements I love about stories into Across The Wire. This story is a must read!

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About the Author
All my life I’ve dreamed of stories or have had my nose buried in one. I live in Edmonton, Canada with my husband and my weird sense of humor. Across the Wire is my first novel.

I love old war movies, dystopian fiction, and any story with action, a good plot, and characters I'd get into a fight at the pub for. Not that I'm a brawler or anything. Unless you think that out-of-print book or vintage piece at the thrift shop is going home with you instead of me. Then, my friend, the gloves are off. 

Some say if you have your nose buried in a book, you're missing out on life. I say my nose is buried in a book because one life is not enough.
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Blog Tour hosted by: Xpresso Book Tours


  1. Wonderful review, Nahomi! You make this sound incredible and so compelling! I love how character driven is sounds, especially! Thanks for being on the tour! :)

  2. Thank you for having me, I am so glad I got the opportunity because I found a great story. :) I can't wait for the second book!

  3. Yes, thank you so much for being a part of the tour!


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