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Review of Permanence & Choice by Laura K. Cowan

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*Disclaimer: I received an advanced review copy in exchange for an honest review.

 

Genre: Fantasy, magical realism, fairytales, mythic fantasy

 

Permanence & Choice is a collection of three novelettes.

 

The Scent of Yellow Flowers:

The first story illustrates the effects of dreams on reality for one young girl whose terrible situation seems to have no way out. Clarinda’s dreams become an escape from her harsh reality. Until one day, when she realizes her dreams hold the key to her family’s survival.

The Day The Cows Came Home:

Jan and Miri own a farm where things never seem to change. Then one day, the entire world changes. The domesticated animals and the farm animals come together on the farm for survival, and make a life-altering discovery about the nature of time.

Twilight In the Firmament:

The Man in the Moon desires change. He and the moon do not get along. However, the Man in the Moon’s desire for change leads things to change far more drastically than he ever expected. Through this experience, he learns the importance of choice, change, and friendship.

 

Laura K. Cowan’s novelettes in Permanence & Choice once again show the author’s mastery for storytelling. The stories are a blend of fantasy, fairytales, and metaphysical contemplations. Clarinda stole my heart. She’s an imaginative, intelligent character, and the story had me on the edge of my seat. The other two novelettes were from the points of view of non-humans, which I found creative and fascinating. The stories are thought provoking and inspirational. Laura has a way with words that draws me into the story and into the vivid worlds she creates. Her blend of spirituality, fantasy, and magical realism makes the stories not only seem real but prompts the reader to dig deeper within themselves to find the magic in themselves and the surrounding world.

 

Permanence & Choice will be available June 26.

 

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For more information about this talented author, please visit:

http://laurakcowan.com

 

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Review of Son of Stone by Adriel Reed

Son of Stone

Genre: Fantasy

Talo has lost his family and is the only survivor on the island where he lives. Depressed and alone, Talo feels enormous guilt for his family’s death, but nevertheless, remains on the island. Until one day, when the source of power for his home stops working. Talo is faced with the task of finding a way to the mainland to replace the power source. What Talo finds is shocking and cruel behavior and a society that surpasses anything he has ever known. He must find the strength and power within himself to remain alive and return safely to his home.

 

The poetic prose the author uses is hypnotic. The descriptions of the world Talo lives in are vivid and sometimes disturbing. The storyline is a powerful one of a young man’s self-discovery through finding himself in a cruel situation. Talo was a character I found myself easily relating to, and his journey to discover himself in a world that was foreign to him was fascinating. The story was fast-paced and kept me wondering what would happen next. Son of Stone is a fantasy novel with a distinctive storyline that will keep you intrigued until the very end.

You can find Son of Stone here:

http://www.amazon.com/Son-Stone-Adriel-Reed-ebook/dp/B00J07ON02/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1399380643&sr=8-2&keywords=son+of+stone

 

The author:

Adriel Reed

You can find Adriel Reed on:

Website: www.reeditstudios.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/reeditstudios

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ReedItStudios

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My First Video Interview

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I had my first video interview via skype (first time I’ve ever used Skype as well) last week with Acresbooks, a website dedicated to bringing readers and authors together one video interview at a time.

I was really, really nervous the whole time and so ended up sounding like an idiot, but the interviewer was great and it was a lot fun. And my camera wasn’t straight ahead so I’m not actually looking at the camera most of the time because I was looking at my computer screen where the interviewer was.

Even with all of that, if you’re interested in watching the interview you can either watch the imbedded video below or go to Acresbooks and watch it there.

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Review of The Raging One by Lexy Wolfe

Reviewed for Readers’ Favorite

 

Genre: Fantasy

 

Masters of magic come together in The Raging One by Lexy Wolfe in an effort to fight an unknown but dark enemy threatening all the lands. Unfortunately, the people of the lands do not get along with one another ever since an ancient war. The Guardian of all the lands, Almek, knows something is wrong in the world, but the other guardians do not heed his warnings. Having discovered one student who is gifted in more than one area of magic, Almek sets out to find others from all the lands that are exceptionally gifted, believing it is through these masters of magic that the all of the lands can be saved. Under the tutelage of Almek, these students must learn to come to terms with the past and each other if they are to win the war against the darkness.

 

The Raging One by Lexy Wolfe was a fantastic fantasy novel. I didn’t want it to end! I can’t wait to read the next book. The characters are so real that I feel I’ve gained new friends. The characters have diverse personalities and prejudices, which gave them a realistic quality. The conflicts between characters had me cringing and angered at them, but the peppering of comedy from a couple of the characters had me chuckling and made this book even more enjoyable. The descriptions of the lands made me feel like I was there. There are many sub-plots woven in with the main plot that not only kept me aching to keep reading but also greatly enhanced the main plot without overpowering it.

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Sway by Kate Roth is Now Available

Genre: Romance

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Blurb:

Love. Family. Business.

Talent manager, Beau Harris only cares about one of those things. His career is suddenly in a downward spiral and the only friend he has left is client and pop star, Vanessa Curtis.

Seeking refuge from the life he’s come to loathe, Beau moves in with Vanessa to focus on her upcoming tour. Yet unexpectedly, he ends up focusing more on his budding friendship with her sister and back-up dancer, Whitney.

Finally able to open up, Beau and Whitney share with each other the vulnerabilities they’ve hidden from the rest of the world. Unable to deny that their connection burns deeper than attraction, they’re forced to confront the feelings they’ve long since given up on. But the emotional baggage, the struggle to break old patterns, and the fear of what Vanessa will think makes falling in love more complicated than they could’ve imagined.

Love. Family. Business.

Those three things now hopelessly woven together, Beau will have to fight for the happily ever after he never knew he truly wanted.

 

**Sway is a stand alone adult contemporary romance in the Confession Records collection. Book 1, Natural Harmony, introduces characters that reappear in Sway but these books can be read in any order.**

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Natural Harmony is still on sale for 99 cents. Natural Harmony includes the introduction of Beau Harris.

 

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Information about the author, Kate Roth:

www.katerothwrites.com

www.twitter.com/KateRothWrites

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