Giveaway & Review – Blackwater Tales: The Unwanted by Jean Nicole Rivers


Everything about Blackwater Tales: The Unwanted by Jean Nicole Rivers spoke to me and I am very excited to be a part of the Xpresso Book Tour.

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The broken doll on the cover of Blackwater Tales: The Unwanted by Jean Nicole Rivers made me pause and check out the book. It reeks of evil and danger and I LOVE it.

Blaire and Travis’s arrival to San Sebastian leaves me with an uncomfortable feeling. I don’t believe things will be as they think…

Blaire comes from Blackwater, a cursed town. Will that curse follow her to Borslav and St Sebastion?

Travis and Blaire quickly become friends and he has her back…no matter what. To say the outlook is bleak does not begin to describe their situation. At least she will not be alone.

The children…The Unwanted…Who are they…really?

They were just as broken as the old building.

Are they damaged or is it the adults? Are the workers possessed? Are the children possessed? Is there ghosts or another evil supernatural spirit?

The suspense and evil creep up on me slowly and build throughout the story as Blaire tries to solve the mystery of evil surrounding San Sebastian. Every bump and noise makes me expect something horrific to happen.

There’s something in the basement.

Oh no, not one of those. Please, oh please, do not go in the basement! 😈

I wish you luck trying to figure out the evil before it GETS you. The scariness is subtle, lurking just beneath the words and I dare you to read this. The last 10 to 15 percent had me unable to put the book down.

The ending…a shocker. So unexpected and I LOVE it!

I received a copy of Blackwater Tales: The Unwanted by Jean Nicole Rivers in return for an honest review.

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Book & Author Details
Black Water Tales: The Unwanted by Jean Nicole Rivers
Publication date: March 31st 2016
Genres: Adult, Horror
In the remote, eastern European town of Borslav there is St. Sebastian orphanage, a place where people discard their unwanted children. For the American, Blaire Baker, it’s the perfect place to volunteer her services. Paired with a cheerful volunteer nurse, Blaire is enthusiastic about the possibilities, but is quickly discouraged when she encounters the nefarious nature of the staff and the deplorable conditions of the facility and the children.
Upon arrival, one of the children informs Blaire, “There’s something in the basement.” It isn’t long before strange things begin happening, including Blaire’s flashbacks of the accident that killed her parents. The children soon suffer injuries that Blaire, first, fears may be the deeds of the callous workers but she soon thinks the abuse may originate from a source that is less than human, something unwanted.
The unwanted is coming but in order for Blaire to fight it, she must dig into St. Sebastian and herself in search of truth. Blaire wants nothing more than to help the children, but when discovers the tragedy that happened in the basement and learns that the same evil forces are still at work, it will be Blaire who needs help… There’s something in the basement.


JeanNicoleI was born in the tiny, but lovable town of Centralia, IL which has a two screen movie theatre, one high school and still celebrates May Fete, so I had no choice, but to develop a fantastic imagination. Since childhood I have been writing everything from short stories to songs, but I have always aspired to compose a novel. Black Water Tales: The Secret Keepers is my first novel and the first book in what will be a series of thriller novels.

Philosophy was my study in college and I received a Bachelor of Arts in the subject from Florida International University. Writing is one of my most favored artistic pursuits, but my love for the arts does not stop there, I am also a vocalist and actress and participate in local theater in Houston Texas.

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  • $20 Barnes & Noble gift card
  • Signed copies of both Black Water Tales books


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10 thoughts on “Giveaway & Review – Blackwater Tales: The Unwanted by Jean Nicole Rivers

  1. The cover does give you pause. I was unsure what I was seeing until I realized it was a beheaded doll. Creeptastic. Your review has me adding it to my wishlist!!

    • Creeptastic is so right. LOL Adding it to your reading list, well, my work is done. 🙂

  2. That cover is pretty creepy. Like Kimberly, it took me a moment to realize it was a headless doll. And things only get creepier when you read Sherry’s review and the synopsis. Awesome!

    • I had to read it when I saw the headless doll. LOL I love mordid, creepy, horrendous stories. Thanks so much, Chrys and so nice to see you dropping in.

    • Very scary. And I must tell you…go down into the basement and do it at night. LOL

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