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Cover Reveal: Silver Shackles (Revelations Trilogy Book Two) by Fiona Skye

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Silver Shackles

Revelations Trilogy: Book Two

by Fiona Skye

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Cover image by Rachel Bostwick

Available on Amazon and in print June 15, 2015!

When you steal from faerie queens, the consequences are painful and sometimes deadly.

Were-jaguar and TV personality, Riley O’Rourke, has been looking over her shoulder ever since she stole from the Dark Queen of the Unseelie faeries. When Riley is contacted by an informant with knowledge that can blow the lid off the story of the year, she can’t pass up the opportunity to investigate. What she finds instead is something that puts her at the mercy of the Dark Queen, a creature not known for her compassion.

When Riley’s boyfriend, David, realizes she’s missing, he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back, including starting a war with the Unseelie. The balance of power among the Fae courts is shifting, and if David makes one wrong move…

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Review of Where Freedom Rings: A Tale of the Underground Railroad by Steven Donahue

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Genre: historical fiction, African American literature

 

Where Freedom Rings: A Tale of the Underground Railroad by Steven Donahue follows a family as they attempt to escape slavery. Kelsa and her husband, Wade, are slaves in the household of Jackson Mallard. They and their sons live in constant fear of punishments because violence toward slaves is a common occurrence. When a slave from another plantation visits, Kelsa learns that there are ways of escaping from the torment of their life of slavery. Wishing for a better life for her sons and freedom for herself and her family, Kelsa makes a plan for them to escape. But their journey to freedom is not an easy one. Hardship follows them on their journey, from disasters to slave hunters. Despite the risks, Kelsa longs for her family to finally know freedom.

 

Steven Donahue has written an excellent story of a family risking their lives to find freedom in Where Freedom Rings: A Tale of the Underground Railroad. Around every corner is a new trial or fear, which kept me turning the pages to see what would happen next and if Kelsa and her family would make it to the North. Kelsa was a strong female character who loved her family, and although afraid, she was willing to risk her life to give her sons a better one. I quickly fell in love with her. The story was full of action, but it also showed the emotional nightmare that came with escaping slavery, such as the fear of getting caught, which made it easy to identify with the characters and their plight. I think the author did a great job of telling a tale of the harshness of slavery, the intense desire for freedom, and the obstacles that slaves faced in trying to attain their freedom. I loved this story and highly recommend reading it.

 

You can find more about the author, Steven Donahue, here:

http://writersd56.wix.com/where-freedom-rings