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text 2018-04-12 05:00
Free books and Favorite Authors

 

The genre of supernatural suspense is broad, with varying types and degrees of “paranormality” (I think I just invented a word), so there’s something here for all tastes.

 

I’ve read and can enthusiastically recommended three of the books in this promotion.

M.L. Eaton and Virginia King are my mystical mystery sisters, and we share a reading audience. When the Clocks Stopped is a time-slip mystery spanning two centuries in a small English village on Romney Marsh. The language is beautiful and the plot truly original, a blend of history and mystery. I totally fall into the settings, swept away, and feel as if I know the characters as real people. Laying Ghosts, like all of Virginia King’s work, is powerful psychological suspense influenced by folklore and mythology while set in current times. When I read her books, I always stay up later than I mean to, wrapped up in Selkie Moon’s adventures, and then have profound, provocative dreams.

 

The other book I want to rave about is Beyond Dead, a paranormal cozy mystery by Jordaina Sydney Robinson. What if when you died, you didn’t go to hell, but to work? Her style and humor are incomparable, especially the dialogue.

 

The Calling, book one in my Mae Martin Psychic Mystery series, is part of this promotion as well.

 

Happy reading! I hope you discover some new favorite authors.

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review 2016-10-13 22:48
Beckoning Darkness (The Damned and The Pure #1) by J.D. Stonebridge
Beckoning Darkness: A Supernatural Suspense Thriller (The Damned and The Pure Book 1) - J.D. Stonebridge

God left humanity in the care of the angels. Centuries have passed, and Heaven is preparing for His return.

After centuries of imprisonment in Heaven, Ariel is given a chance to redeem herself in the eyes of the archangels. Years after her last descent, Ariel must return to the mortal land to fulfill her mission for the coming of God. But the memories of her past sins catch up to her, and Ariel must decide where her faith truly lies.

The city of Chicago was the chosen residence of the eccentric demon, Caelum. His taste of entertainment sets him apart from the rest of his kind, driving him to walk amongst the mortal men. But when he is presented with an opportunity to have a hand in Hell’s grand plan, temptation beckoned him to take the risks. Walking through shadows and nightmares he crosses paths with an angel from Heaven, and the memories of his forgotten humanity begin to resurface.

Both Heaven and Hell have plans for the End of Days with the angel, Ariel, and the demon, Caelum, at the center. When faith is threatened, two natural enemies become unlikely allies in a war for all Humanity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I fell behind writing a review for Beckoning Darkness but this book has really stood out to me since receiving a copy of it for review from its author.

I'm actually glad the author requested a review because this book has easily become a new favorite of mine.

Granted it needs a lot more development in character and plot but I really believe this could be a trend setter in the fantasy genre. 

You have a lot of self conflict, self doubt, faith, community and family drama, spiritual growth and a whole twist to the angel myth that many really haven't brought to the table before.

I really liked the fight scenes and I really wish the author had really gone for it and just went wild because its ground work is there for some epic battles. I really hope Stonebridge decides to go back and revise this book and add more to it because its really going to be great when he does.

There is so much that is going on in this book that I hope that Stonebridge really dives in and branches out in the next installments to this series as well. Absolutely fantastic. Could be a five star book its got the potential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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text 2014-01-26 19:00
Review: Deadroads, a novel of supernatural suspense
Deadroads - Robin Riopelle

Deadroads is Riopelle's debut novel and it's a far cry from your usual fantasy/horror. I keep finding myself wanting to call it a slow read--not because of a lack of suspense, because there's plenty of that, but because of its richly nuanced language and tightly woven characters. You can't rush this one without missing out on both critical details and overall experience.

Centred around three main characters, all siblings, the story is as much about a coming to terms with personal demons and past ghosts as it is about dealing with the physical kinds. The story struggles a bit to get going, but once it finds its stride, you find yourself tugged along much as if you're caught in a deceptively gentle river current that keeps picking up speed, heading for rapids you know are there but can't quite see coming. 

All in all, a vivid, languorous, chilling tale of the supernatural. Recommended for fans of dark fantasy and horror, especially if you enjoy a more literary approach to your fiction.

One note of caution to prospective readers: Riopelle employs a liberal use of French words and expressions, particularly in the opening of the book (the characters are from the Bayou). For the non-French speaker, this could be both distracting and off-putting, but if you're willing to give up actual meaning in favor of tone, you should be okay. And the story really will be worth the effort.

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