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Book review: Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton

Lacy Dawn longs for a normal life, a normal home. Her abusive father regularly takes out 51n3uhih-klhis anger, misery, and intoxication on her and her mother. She knows how things could end, her own best friend, Faith, was brutally murdered, another victim of domestic violence and child abuse. But Lacy Dawn has a plan. Dotcom, an alien living in the Hollow has been watching over her, teaching her, and now she hopes to use him to fix her family. But he, and his creators, have their own plan in mind for Lacy Dawn, she had been promised to them long before her birth, now they believe her to be ready, and it falls to Dotcom to ensure she signs the contract to accept her destiny.

Robert Eggleton approached me asking if I would consider providing an honest review in exchange for a free copy. From the moment I saw the author donates 50% of their royalties to child abuse prevention there was no way I could refuse an opportunity to help spread the word. The fact I received a free copy, and support authors who donate to charity, in no way affects my opinion of the story.
Dark and chilling, yet strangely comical in places, Rarity from the Hollow is both entertaining and thought-provoking. The topics place the book into the social issues sci-fi genre (sci-fi with a social commentary) and Robert Eggleton handles sensitive topics in a well-presented manner. Lovers of sci-fi would feel at home with Dotcom’s world, whilst those who like a more psychological tale will relate more with Lacy Dawn’s character. A brilliant example of an old yet often understated genre.
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6 thoughts on “Book review: Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton”

  1. Thanks for the review. For a limited time, the eBook version of Rarity from the Hollow, © October 2016, is on sale for $2.99 at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017REIA44/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk A sale on the paperback version began yesterday: https://www.amazon.com/Rarity-Hollow-Robert-Eggleton/dp/190713395X/

    Author proceeds contribute to the prevention of child maltreatment: http://www.childhswv.org/ A listing of services that are supported can be found here: https://chocolatepages.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/book-spotlight-rarity-from-the-hollow-by-robert-eggleton/comment-page-1/#comment-2331

    Project Updates: https://www.facebook.com/Lacy-Dawn-Adventures-573354432693864/ and https://twitter.com/roberteggleton1

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  2. For a limited time, the eBook version of Rarity from the Hollow is on sale for $2.99 at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017REIA44/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk A sale on the paperback version began yesterday: https://www.amazon.com/Rarity-Hollow-Robert-Eggleton/dp/190713395X/

    Author proceeds contribute to the prevention of child maltreatment: http://www.childhswv.org/ A listing of services that are supported can be found here: https://chocolatepages.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/book-spotlight-rarity-from-the-hollow-by-robert-eggleton/comment-page-1/#comment-2331

    Project Updates: https://www.facebook.com/Lacy-Dawn-Adventures-573354432693864/ and https://twitter.com/roberteggleton1

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  3. Until after Christmas, the eBook version of Rarity from the Hollow, an adult literary science fiction adventure, not for the prudish, is on sale for $2.99 and the Paperback is on sale for $16.94. https://www.amazon.com/Rarity-Hollow-Robert-Eggleton/dp/190713395X/ (109 Book Reviews on Amazon). Author proceeds contribute to the prevention of child maltreatment: http://www.childhswv.org/ Project Updates: https://www.facebook.com/Lacy-Dawn-Adventures-573354432693864/
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  4. Until after Christmas, the eBook version of Rarity from the Hollow, an adult literary science fiction adventure, not for the prudish, is on sale for $2.99 and the Paperback is on sale for $16.94. https://www.amazon.com/Rarity-Hollow-Robert-Eggleton/dp/190713395X/ (109 Book Reviews on Amazon). Author proceeds contribute to the prevention of child maltreatment: http://www.childhswv.org/ Project Updates: https://www.facebook.com/Lacy-Dawn-Adventures-573354432693864/
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  5. Hi K.J.,

    Thanks again for your help. Rarity from the Hollow was nominated, vetted, and accepted into the competition for the upcoming Author Academy Awards. Please consider voting for it on page 11, Science Fiction Books. Scroll down from the top of the main page to a big rectangle that has Nonfiction Books on top. There’s an arrow on the right. Click it ten times to get to SF Books and click on the book cover or title. It’s free and easy, a minute at most. Proceeds help abused children (50% donated). https://authoracademyawards.com/?inf_contact_key=573177714033b3d03e6bc364140c12038e6d8927b51747948b52b10d94df88f3

    The 2018 Edition of the novel was just released. Anything that you can do to continue to promote this project would be appreciated. The Amazon link for the eBook is: https://amzn.to/2wFg1F7 . The paperback is still in the works. I’ll let you know. As you are aware, 50% of proceeds are donated to help abused children.

    Take care,

    Robert

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