Wherin we continue to provide a space for published authors to share reviews. This one is for a story in an anthology, and it's a nice round of applause. If you have a review to share, there are directions for submissions below.
Winter Twilight by Shannon O'Brien
“Winter Twilight by Shannon O’Brien was definitely worth waiting for. The final story deserves 5 stars. Teagen is an interesting young lady who has more intellect than many contemporary heroines, but she isn’t spoiled either. O’Brien develops quite a bit more tension in her story than any of the other three authors in the anthology.”
Also, a new review appeared on Amazon for Finding Magic.
Finding Magic Ray Rhamey
It Makes Magic Believable They're around us. A small mutation gives them powers over natural life, akin to magic. They've been persecuted and burned at the stake. So they have withdrawn from humanity, but their genes continue to ferment in the populace.
When powers blossom, and no one can teach you what they are and how to use them, how do you cope? When you grow up different, when Homeland Security hones in on you because they see terrorists in every strange manifestation, what do you do? When your only child shows the same powers, how do you protect him when you feel like a lost child too?
This is that story.
Rhamey is an excellent storyteller who grabs you from the first page and builds the tension so that you don't want to put the book down. He's been honing his craft for years and this gem is the result.
I just hope he's working on a sequel. I can't wait for the story to continue.
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