Book Saga Tour Reviews : The Cornelius Saga by Tanya R. Taylor

The Cornelius Saga Book 1
by Tanya R. Taylor
Genre: YA Paranormal Mystery
***No cliffhangers in this series.***

No.1 Best-seller

“The very first instance of a haunted house story making me cry.”

– Reviewer

Go on a mysterious adventure with Wade and Mira Cullen, two teenagers
who stumbled upon a house with a troubled history and a wandering soul.

Mira is very unhappy at home. She hates the way her father treats her
mother, a woman who practically worships the ground he walks on.
But things are about to change.
One day, Mira and her brother head out to explore a large, wooded area near their
home. They are unaware that their innocent adventure will open up the
bowels of history in a most uncanny way. Shortly after their
exploration, an uninvited guest invades their personal space and
unsure of what to do, Mira turns to the one source that is bound to
have all the answers–a rather unlikely source.
The Plot:
A plantation owner / slave master
Forbidden romance / affairs
A brutal history
An unexpected visitor
Paranormal activity
 This was quite a moving, and touching, read for me. We follow the brother and sister teenager duo, Wade and Mira, on a paranormal adventure that intertwines their lives with the fates of Karlen and Andy. The basis of the adventure unveils the history of the Cornelius plantation in all its brutal details that split the true love of Karlen and Andy. Mira is able to see the ghosts, one of which continuously visits her until Mira begins to delve into their pasts. All of the paranormal adventures also lead back into Wade and Mira’s own family, their parents, Sara and Michael Cullen.
Wonderful characterization and with just the right touch of emotions brings forth a book that I feel comfortable to have my twin tweens read. Very excited to have read the first of three I received as part of this book tour. There are six all-told, one day I shall read the rest.
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Welcome to the strange world of the Cullen family.
Next book in this stand-alone series is ‘Revenge of Cornelius’ where you
meet adorable six-year-old, Rosie, who sees a tall, “friendly”
man, but doesn’t realize that she’s in the pathway of an angry ghost
with revenge on his mind.
Cornelius’ Revenge
The Cornelius Saga Book 2

A frightened child. A fearless grandfather. A heart-stopping conclusion!

Sequel to the No. 1 bestseller CORNELIUS.

Six-year-old Rosie sees a tall, “friendly” man, but doesn’t realize that
she’s in the pathway of a sinister entity with revenge on his mind.

“My God! This can’t be happening!” Andrea exclaimed, worrying less
about Theo’s odd behavior and more about the child’s sudden
disappearance. “We have to find her!”

After returning home for a family visit, Mira Cullen finds herself in front
of the old Ferguson house again – a place she has blatantly avoided
since the entire life-altering experience of fifteen years earlier.
The only thing is…there are new residents now, but not the kind she
would have ever expected to see.
Her six-year-old daughter, Rosie, has an incredible bond with her
grandfather, but no one ever dreams that the little girl will be the
bait an angry ghost uses to settle a score long overdue. She is in
terrible danger and the love of her grandfather will be tested to the
highest extreme.
The Ferguson House:
A heart-wrenching history
An innocent child
Unlikely inhabitants
The haunting
Don’t be afraid. It’s just…Them.
The sequel to the #1 best seller, Cornelius, continues to work on your emotions with the story of an innocent child, Rosie, the daughter of Mira Cullen.
The basis of Cornelius’ Revenge is between Rosie’s grandfather, Michael Cullen, and the haunting of the Ferguson House. I truly applaud the author on being able to weave current and past social issues into a paranormal reading that brings to light our brutal history that ends with healing. Characterization gives another depth, this time in Mira Cullen’s father.
Enough back story is given throughout to make this into a standalone if need be. Truly excited to have read the first and second of the three I received as part of this book tour. There are six all-told, one day I shall read the rest.
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The Cornelius Saga Book 3

Not all children are innocent — at least not in this story!

Dark, disturbing secrets involving a strange little girl begin to surface.
Mira knows that something isn’t quite right. 
After being bullied on the first day at her new school, Rosie Cullen has
found a new friend in a mysterious loner named Cara. Rosie knows her
only by her first name, but feels she has an obligation to be there
for her in an otherwise lonely existence. Mira, Rosie’s gifted
mother, allows the budding friendship for a time, but soon senses
that things are NOT what they appear to be.
The Cullens will eventually discover that what they initially thought was
a worthy deed has turned out to be an unforgettable nightmare.
“I took care of things,” Cara replied casually. “I had no
choice. Besides, they deserved it.”
Book three of the Cornelius Saga Series has us continue to follow Mira Cullen, very gifted in the paranormal, and her daughter, Rosie, as she starts a new school. Cara “helps” Rosie’s bullying situation and their relationship blooms.
There is a lot going on in this novella (quick read) from how the family is handling the passing of Michael Cullen, to Rosie adjusting at school, to Mira being “woo-ed” by Bobby, and the introduction of Cara. Cara in of herself brings this book to life, making you want more. Which brings me to feel that this was more novella and ended abruptly. Wonderful read, left me wanting more! Hoping to find out if there is more to Cara and the Cullens in the next few, but alas, my reading and reviewing ends at three for this book tour I received them for.
We See No Evil
The Cornelius Saga Book 4

Clyde was now standing a little more than a foot away from him and wondered
why the boy didn’t look quite like… the boy.

Another exciting adventure in this best-selling series! EACH BOOK CAN

Mira and Rosie Cullen can’t help but attract the undead, but in this
spooky tale, a mere black-out can mean the difference between life
and death. Will the Cullens be doomed or will Mira and Rosie uncover
the harrowing mystery just in time?

The Contract
The Cornelius Saga Book 5

Three times, Daniel Smith tried to commit suicide, but failed miserably.
Will his survival point to something truly sinister? Would he have
been better off dead?

Many “well-to-do” people have had depressing thoughts and
suicidal tendencies — not knowing who to turn to or confide in. They
believe an outward show of success will solve their problems and
subdue their inner demons, but “achieving it all” and
“having it all” fail to erase that nagging emotional pain.
Daniel J. Smith tried a few times to end his life, but failed, and
finally he thought: “Maybe there’s a reason I’m still here”.
Read his troubling story in ‘THE CONTRACT: Murder in The Bahamas’,
book 5 of the Cornelius Saga Series.
* * * *
Mira Cullen is prompted to fly out to The Bahamas to meet a man her
brother Wade must introduce her to. Daniel Smith believes it’s
providence that a chance encounter with Wade has resulted in him
meeting the one person who could possibly bring to light and put to
rest an age-old mystery involving his beloved mother. Smith, a
product of “the contract”, which took place decades earlier
— deems it an opportunity that literally sustained the lives of
many, but in whose clutches also stole the life of the one person he
loved more than anything else in the world.
Will Mira’s attempt to uncover the truth ultimately grieve the one who
yearns for it? Or will the final discovery prove to be bitter-sweet?
The Lost Children of Atlantis
The Cornelius Saga Book 6

Could these be the ramblings of a nutcase or could this seemingly
far-fetched story about “lost children” actually be true?

Mira Cullen, an attractive young doctor and psychic, meets old, sick,
occasionally delusional Stefanie Brussels. Stefanie claims to know
otherwise unheard-of facts as related to the shocking catastrophe of
long ago where so many had perished, but no one in their right mind
believes her. She also mentions an artifact in her possession that
was dug up over a decade earlier that holds “special powers”.
Will Mira take anything she says seriously and if she doesn’t, what
is bound to be the outcome?

An alluring tale and for some, an unfathomable mystery.

**.99 cents on Amazon!**
Tanya R. Taylor is the author of several #1 bestsellers on Amazon. She has
been writing ever since she can remember holding a pencil and
published her first book titled: ‘A Killing Rage’ as a young adult.
She has worked in the Financial arena and is also a seasoned ghostwriter.
Her book ‘Cornelius’ climbed to #1 in the Teen & Young-adult
Multi-generational Family Fiction category. And her supernatural,
suspense/thriller – ‘INFESTATION: A Small Town Nightmare’ is a
multiple times #1 international bestseller.
Tanya R. Taylor writes in various genres including: Paranormal Romance,
Fantasy, Thrillers, Science-fiction, Mystery and Suspense.
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  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  2. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the book description and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters the ones I know they would enjoy reading and they both love to read. Thank you!

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