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Monday, April 23, 2018

WOW! Book Blog Tour - Cathy Hansen Reviews "Crossing the Line" by Ellen Valladares

About the Book:

Laura, who died thirty years ago, enlists the help of a tenacious high school reporter named Rebecca, who is very much alive. Rebecca, although skeptical and conflicted by her supposed encounters with a spirit, determines to learn the truth about Laura’s tragic death. As the clues unravel and their worlds collide, Rebecca finds herself at a dangerous crossroads.

Laura, now pulled back into everything she left behind when she died—her old high school and memories of her life and death—has been in training for this exact moment. And nothing means more to her than succeeding at her assignment.

It is her one chance to make sure that what happened to her does not happen to anyone else, and especially not to her new friend, Rebecca.

Paperback: 296 pages
Genre: Fiction/Young Adult Novel
Publisher: WiDO (March 2018)
ISBN-10: 1937178994
ISBN-13: 978-1937178994

Crossing the Line is available for purchase in print and as an ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.

About the Author:

Ellen Wolfson Valladares is an award-winning writer/author, workshop facilitator, community volunteer, and mother. A native Floridian, she grew up in St. Petersburg and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Florida. She has worked as an editor, public relations professional, and freelance writer. Her first book, a children’s novel entitled Jonathan's Journey to Mount Miapu, received several awards, including a Mom’s Choice Gold Award and the 2009 Coalition of Visionary Resources Visionary Awards Book of the Year award. She also has a meditation CD, entitled “Healing and Manifestation with the Archangels.”
Today, Valladares continues to work as a freelance writer. She also enjoys coaching high school students working on their college essays and helping other writers realize their dreams. She has been married to her husband, Manny, for 30 years and they have two sons, Gabriel and Michael, two dogs, Flash and Chili Pepper, and a crazy cat named Zelda. They live in Weston, Fla.

Find Ellen Online:


Twitter: @ValladaresEllen

FB: @EllenValladares444


-----Book Review by Cathy Hansen

Crossing the Line, by Ellen Wolfson Valladares, was everything I’d hoped for: A suspenseful page-turner that made me wonder what was around the next bend. Mystery and drama. Characters that pulled me in to the point I couldn’t put it down, and when I had to put it down, I couldn’t wait to pick it back up and join these characters back where I left them. Unexpected twists and turns, connections that made me gasp when I understood newly revealed details. Characters I thought about for days after finishing the book.

Valladares brilliantly pulls the reader in with teenage Laura discovering her own death, back in 1983, then shifts back and forth between Laura and Rebecca, a teen much like Laura, living in 2013. Laura the spirit attends an ‘academy’ in the spirit world where she has been assigned her first client: Rebecca, a teen growing up in her own home town. Laura must make contact with Rebecca, watch out for her, and get Rebecca to trust her and listen to her, all while not knowing exactly what her end task will be. She must also do all of this without becoming emotional or ‘crossing the line.’ into the physical world.

Remaining emotionally detached proves difficult for Laura, as connections to her own past keep popping up as she works with Rebecca. By the time a second client, Teresa, is added to her caseload, Laura, Rebecca, and Teresa are all in real danger, and Laura starts to understand why she was selected for the case. Crossing the Line is full of suspense and excitement to the very end.

I would give this book to a friend to read...

----------Upcoming Blog Tour Dates

Tuesday, April 24th @ Finished Pages
Today, at Finished Pages, readers have an opportunity to learn more about Crossing the Line the latest novel by Ellen Valladares. Don't miss Renee's review of this YA Novel!

Thursday, April 26th @ Digging with the Worms
Eric Trant reviews the latest novel by Ellen Valladares. See what Eric thinks of Crossing the Line and find out more about this great book and accomplished author.

Thursday, April 26th @ Phy Tallic
Phy reviews the delightful YA Novel Crossing the Line by Ellen Valladares.

Friday, April 27th @ Write Happy
Today at Write Happy, Catherine Brown will be interviewing Ellen Valladares about her latest novel Crossing the Line. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this YA Novel as well as hear some tips from the accomplished journalist and author Ellen Valladares.

Monday, April 30th @ Ellen Valladares
Crystal J. Casavant-Otto from WOW! Women on Writing reviews Crossing the Line by Ellen Valladares and shares her thoughts with readers at Valladares blog.

Tuesday, May 1st @ I Just Want to Finish My…
Brittany shares her thoughts after reading Crossing the Line by Ellen Valladares. Don't miss this insightful blog stop for this delightful Young Adult Novel!

Wednesday, May 2nd @ Hott Books
Don't miss today's guest post at Hott Books! Distinguished author Ellen Valladares shares her post titled: 'The Inspiration Behind Crossing the Line'. You'll want to learn more about this delightful YA Novel!

Friday, May 4th @ Frasers Fun House
Melanie at Frasers Fun House reviews Crossing the Line by Ellen Valladares.

Monday, May 7th @ Word Nerd Media
Elizabeth at Word Nerd reviews the latest novel by Ellen Valladares. You won't want to miss a minute of this captivating YA Novel Crossing the Line.

Friday, May 11th @ BookWorm
Anjanette Potter delights readers at Bookworm with her review of the YA Novel Crossing the Line by Ellen Valladares.


Cathy Hansen is a wife, mom, teacher, independent
beauty consultant, and small business owner. She and her husband operate SeedsNBeans, a local nature store, in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

1 comment:

  1. This is so awesome Cathy! So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much ! 😊