Beautiful Deception

Rated 4.33/5 based on 6 reviews
Nina Grouvier finds herself plucked from her comfortable life at Gorham Manor. Shoved into worlds of fantasy and fear. Her love for Drake pulls her into a world of delusion and horror. Forced to find her trueself she faces fear in all it's fury and finds truth in the strangest of worlds, filled with monsters and angels. Nina is the Key, but will she be the one who finaly chooses her destiny More

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About Tania Gous


I was born on the 1st of March 1970 in Bloemfontein. Grew up in Natal and grew old in Gauteng.

41 Years later, I am married , have three children, and still refuse to be normal, or what people would constitute as normal. My world is a world of fantasy, that is where I am grounded, reality surrounds me daily, and whether I like it or not I face it, but I have learned to face it with a dash of fantasy in every situation.

I still believe in faeries and netherworlds. Beasties and creepy thingies with fuzzy tails live in my world. There are vampires and lycans, witches and mortals. Rules are made up as we go, and worlds are created when the whim takes me. Language is no barrier because it is all in my mind.

My children are a constant inspiration for characters and the mischief they get up to, people around me fascinate me and from them are born villains and heroes, monsters and gods. From the religions of humans and the arguments they hold, plots have arisen and worlds were destroyed and rebuilt.

Emotions, words and feelings come to life where I live and control is a little boy with sticky hands. Friends are angels and lovers are demons. Humans have strange powers and little hobgoblins stranger names.

I believe in God, but see Him in such an different way that even those that call themselves kin, distance themselves and frown. There is no difference to me between light and darkness, both hold beauty and horror.

I am currently busy with the second book in the Beautiful Deception series … once again the characters lead me, the worlds beckon me , and I just write. I have an idea , I see the words take shape and form themselves, it is a marvelous adventure and one I trust you will enjoy with me.

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Review by: DoctorYogi on Jan. 2, 2013 :
This is extremely poorly written, ungrammatical, non-linear, with near constant non-sequitors, full of plot holes & jumps that make no sense & had me eventually giving up in disgust at having wasted my time. The only "deceptions" (which were the opposite of "beautiful") were that 1) the 5 star reviews must have been written by the reviewer's friends and/or family & 2) according to the credits someone supposedly proofread this, but if so I hope they weren't paid as they did a horrible job. I understand the author is South African & so there might be some language issues, but constantly having to fight through the mess of the nightmarish prose left me worse than bored, but quite frustrated & appalled. I rarely write reviews but wanted to warn others not waste their time on this as I had (based on the mis-leading positive reviews).
(review of free book)
Review by: Bob Craton on Sep. 7, 2012 :
This is eloquently written. Very impressive.
(review of free book)
Review by: Johan Piek on March 12, 2012 :
I have always thought of fantasy as kids stuff until I read this and the author masterly managed to hold me glued to my seat.Painting this fairy tale with words where I want to move to Acacia.

Definitely going to read this again
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Deanna Beco on March 12, 2012 :
I love fantasy books where i can join them in their world, where it takes me out of this horrible world we live in and just get lost in theirs. It's one book where i can read it over and over just cant wait for the next one.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: Deanna Beco on March 12, 2012 : (no rating)
Awesome from the very first page,it's one of those books when you start you just cant put down, it pulled me into the book as i have never know before. Thank you Tania im in my own little world
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: Danielle Van Wyk on March 11, 2012 : (no rating)
I have read books written by the most famous authors,I have read books with new and fascinating creatures,different beautiful worlds,amazing characters,and words that describe great feelings,but I have never read a book that makes you part of dreams and fatasies and worlds you could never have thought of,with words that tickle your tong and slides over and through your imagination like the most beautiful soft silk...I have never read a book that I can simply just not put down for any reason because of whats inside it became reality in my life.It is not just a story its also a guide to an amazing journey,its asif I became one with each and every character,and I cannot wait for the next chapter in their worlds.Beautiful Deception is the best book I have ever read and heard of and I think you as author are amazing when it comes to creating a story,a new world,or even make a bad emotion look and sound so beautful and the great emotions seem even better...You have the power to change peoples world with words and just became my new hero! You just wrote the best story ever and I cannot wait for the next one! Its amazing I have never seen anything as brilliant as this!!!!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: Ronel Holtz on March 7, 2012 :
Reading Beautiful Deception

It is more than a story, it is a journey into creativity and opening my mind finding long sought solutions.
I bought this book after already knowing it somewhat,so I was in an unfair advantage to the normal buyer, still reading it is like stepping into a world I once knew , never before! suddenly dead ideas that are centuries old becomes alive, what seems to be the difference in onion out becomes the golden ribbon in Tania's words that bind it all together, for the first time in my life my awkward way of thinking now makes perfect sense! The Author Tania Gous takes me on a journey of not only discovering her wonder world but also my own,....... I am lost within, crying because the pages has come to an end,
To all out there that thinks this is another fantasy genre make believe novel,.. it isn't, it is the understanding of the mystery within, your world, your perception your believes will be so much poorer without these dreams forever edged into your mind!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: VDS Brink on March 7, 2012 :
Reading Beautiful Deception took my mind to unknown places. The way the author leads my into the word pictures is in a Harry Potter style and yet beyond it. She puts me in the shoes of Nina, Krokkie and into the luxury of the Manor, loving every second of it.

It is more than a story, it is a journey into creativity and opening my mind finding long sought solutions.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
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