Review: Rising Storm - Episode 1: Tempest Rising by Julie Kenner

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Rising Storm – Episode 1: Tempest Rising
by Julie Kenner



Secrets, Sex and Scandals …

Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy… Get ready. The storm is coming.

Nestled among rolling hills and painted with vibrant wildflowers, the bucolic town of Storm, Texas, seems like nothing short of perfection.

But there are secrets beneath the facade. Dark secrets. Powerful secrets. The kind that can destroy lives and tear families apart. The kind that can cut through a town like a tempest, leaving jealousy and destruction in its wake, along with shattered hopes and broken dreams. All it takes is one little thing to shatter that polish.

Ginny Moreno didn’t mean to do it, but when she came home to Storm, she brought the tempest with her. And now everyone will be caught in its fury…


Rising Storm is a series conceived by Julie Kenner and Dee Davis to read like an on-going drama in the tradition of classic day and night-time soap operas like Payton Place and All My Children. Set in a small Texas town, Rising Storm is full of scandal, deceit, romance, passion, and secrets.

Lots of secrets.

But it’s not just the storyline that fulfills the promise of a drama-filled soap opera. With Evil Eye Concepts as the “producer,” Kenner and Davis use a television model, acting as “show runners” for an incredible group of New York Times bestselling authors who have brought their vision of Storm to life. Authors in the "writers room" for season one include Lexi Blake, Elisabeth Naughton, Jennifer Probst, Larissa Ione, Rebecca Zanetti, and Lisa Mondello, as well as Kenner and Davis. In season 2, Christopher Rice will join the line-up.



4 out of 5 stars

This was pure soap opera goodness, a definite guilty pleasure! Great introduction to the series!

This was just full of everything that keeps you hooked and on the edge of your seat. So much angst and intrigue. Lies, affairs, deceit. So much deception and a ton of secrets. Tons! There is a pretty big cast of interesting characters - to many to mention - I think I might need a chart to keep everyone straight. Some of them are real stand outs and I have a million questions. There are a lot of different connections between the characters and a ton of depth, it definitely leaves you wanting the next episode.

Excellent writing that pulls you in. There was a lot going on with lots of details. I thought it was very fast paced with a ton of intriguing stories lines being introduced... I'm going to need a map to connect the dots. It’s a great intro but it's a lot at once to take in but I think it's a great foundation of what's to come. Waiting for the next book is going to feel like a really long commercial break!

Awesome kick off to this exciting concept of story telling. Love the idea if a series and episodes. :-)

Complimentary copy received for honest review.





Tempest Rising (Episode 1, Rising Storm) by Julie Kenner

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White Lighting (Episode 2) by Lexi Blake – Oct. 1, 2015

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Crosswinds (Episode 3) by Elisabeth Naughton – Oct. 8, 2015

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Dance in the Wind (Episode 4) by Jennifer Probst – Oct. 15, 2015

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Calm Before the Storm (Episode 5) by Larissa Ione – Oct. 22, 2015

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Take the Storm (Episode 6) by Rebecca Zanetti – Oct. 29, 2015

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Weather the Storm (Episode 7) by Lisa Mondello – Nov. 5, 2015

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Thunder Rolls (Episode 8) by Dee Davis – Nov. 12, 2015

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