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review 2017-12-08 16:30
Magical Children’s Adventure – The River Keepers by Michael F Stewart @MichaelFStewart
The River Keepers - Michael F. Stewart

The fabulous cover for The River Keepers by Michael F Stewart is done by Martin Stiff. Great job, Martin.

 

I love when a cover depicts the story inside and Martin’s cover was only the first step drawing me into the adventure.

 

The River Keepers

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MY REVIEW

 

I had read A Cold Dark Place by Michael F Stewart and loved it, so when Michael offered me a copy of The River Keepers for review, I snatched it up and began to read.

I love that the adventure is in their own backyard. So…after your children read this, you may see them outside, looking…

 

Natasha and Teagan are sisters. Actually, they are more than that. They are twins, mirror opposites.

 

A freak storm. A downed tree. What’s that I see?

 

At eleven years old they are off on an adventure that leads them to research and learning, getting lost in the magic and growing in ways they never could have foreseen. Their adventures will not only change their lives, but their parents too.

 

I love how Michael slips a little science and ecology into the story in a way that is sure to intrigue everyone. I love when there is a lesson to be learned and it is wrapped up in a wonderful and entertaining tale, sending a subtle message to all who read it.

 

A skunk, a mouse, a frog…what would it be like to walk and hop in their footsteps?

 

You will never look at critters…or gnomes…the same way again.

 

When the skunk sprayed…I laughed out loud.

 

When the mouse squeaked…I cringed in fear.

 

Michael F Stewart has created a magically wonderful adventure that is suitable for all ages. To all you adults out there…let your inner child run wild!

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  5 Stars

 

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MY MICHAEL F STEWART REVIEWS

 

A Cold Dark Place

 

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review 2017-11-29 23:25
My Review of Keep in a Cold, Dark Place
Keep in a Cold, Dark Place - Michael F. Stewart

Keep in a Cold, Dark Place by Michael F. Stewart is a story of Limphetta O'Malley, best known as Limpy, who lives on a potato farm. She has aspirations of a grander life, in fact, she wants to pursue her love of sewing. While rotating the potato bags in the barn one evening, Limpy discovers a hidden box. What she unleashes will change her world forever.

This is a well written story of determination, facing your fears, and self-discovery. Michael's story gripped me and wouldn't let go. The characters stay with you, and gives you something to think about. 

I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2017-08-18 00:00
Counting Wolves
Counting Wolves - Michael F. Stewart Counting Wolves - Michael F. Stewart Counting wolves is Milly's story of how she deals with her fear. Of how it affects her life from day to day; from minute to minute; of how she comes to terms with her fear. The challenges that she has to face day after day, the hiding, the covering up of the lies that live within her.

Milly has this wolf that hunts her day in and day out, nightmare after nightmare that will tear her limb from limb if it catches her. She has to use her magic to keep the wolf from attacking her and the ones she loves and cares about.

After she passes out in gym class her evil stepmother has her committed in a physic ward where she meets a lot of new friends that help her deal with her wolf while she in return helps them to deal with their wolf.

When I read the summary for Counting Wolves with Milly and her wolf and using her magic to stop the wolf lead me to believe that it was a totally different story than I was anticipating. But that definitely didn't stop me from enjoying it. I have loved reading Milly's story and I hope that I have not given too much away because I do think that this is Milly's story to tell so I am going to let her tell it.

Counting Wolves is a brilliantly written story one which I think would benefit a lot of people. Counting Wolves is one of those stories that will stay with me for a long time to come if not forever. I believe that Milly's story will help me with my own wolf.

If you like a little magic and fairy tales in your life then Counting Wolves is just the story for you. Pick up your copy today and join Milly on her journey with fighting her wolf.
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review 2017-06-14 16:48
Giveaway & Review – Keep In A Cold Dark Place by Michael F Stewart @MichaelFStewart @XpressoReads
Keep in a Cold, Dark Place - Michael F. Stewart

Keep in a Cold, Dark Place by Michael F Steward is an irrestible story and I knew I had to have it. I mean…look at the cutie on the cover, with those eyes pleading at me to let out of the burlap bag it has been stuffed in.

 

Cover by Martin Stiff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep in a Cold, Dark Place
Michael F. Stewart
Publication date: May 18th 2017
Genres: Horror, Middle-Grade

 

MY REVIEW

 

The cover for Keep In A Cold Dark Place by Michael F Stewart is sooo good, I knew I had to read this. I immediately thought of Gremlins and figured I was in for one hell of an adventure…and I was right.

 

Limpy is a poor young girl with large dreams. I get very angry over the way most people treat her. It takes all kinds to make up this world, and she does more than her fair share. Here dead mother haunts her thoughts. She is devoted to her family and her art. Her creativity and originality would probably make her millions in the read world.

 

BUT…there are no monsters in the real world…are there? I was pleasantly surprised at what the monsters are and don’t want to spoil it, so I’m not going to tell you. For all you horror lovers, you DO want to know. I mean, just the title, Keep In A Cold Dark Place, is ominous, telling us there will be death and mayhem between ‘the pages’.

 

Michael F Stewart did a fabulous job with the writing and world he created. I felt anger and fear, worry and hope, and I was pretty sure the humans would prevail. I just wasn’t sure what humans would be left standing.

 

Lots of action and suspense kept me reading this cute and terrifying coming of age horror tale for Limpy and her family, friends and neighbors.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Keep In A Cold Dark Place by Michael F Stewart.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

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review 2017-06-08 00:00
Keep in a Cold, Dark Place
Keep in a Cold, Dark Place - Michael F. ... Keep in a Cold, Dark Place - Michael F. Stewart Limpy is a young girl who lives on a potato farm with her father and brothers. Her dream is to go to art school and one day leave the farm. Limpy’s mother died when she was born and for as long as Limpy can probably remember she has worked on the farm with her father and brothers. Limpy’s father has never gotten over her mother’s death and keeps a potato sack in the music room so they can remember her and never forget.

Limpy is working in the cellar one day sorting out bags of potatoes when she finds a box with four eggs in it. One of the eggs hatches and she has herself a new little friend, a little ball of fluff which she called Chup. Chup put me in the mind of a gremlin. When Limpy gets up the next morning she finds that more has hatched. When their chickens are attached and their cat is being stalked Limpy decides it is time to find out who her new little friends are so she does some research online.

Once her new little friends start eating they start growing and becoming more and more aggressive and mean. Limpy and her family must find a way to stop her little friends who are not so little anymore. Limpy and her family must all face their fears and what is holding them all back or they may never get rid of her little buddies.

I really enjoyed reading Keep in a Cold, Dark Place and following along with Limpy as she faced her little buddies. I liked watching Limpy figure out what was causing her little buddies to grow. Keep in a Cold, Dark Place tells more than the eye kind of thing as they say. I loved and enjoyed the concept of Keep in a Cold, Dark Place.

If you have not read Keep in a Cold, Dark Place then I would like to recommend it. It may be a middle-grade book but it is still a very intriguing read for any adult and filled with lots of twist and turns that will leave you on the edge of your seat wanting more.
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