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Book review: Possessed by a Shadow by Ron Williams

Danielle doesn’t know much about her father, only that he must have been a bad man. reviewHer mother rarely spoke of him, only that he had hurt her. At the time she was too young to understand her conception had been the result of rape. On a visit to her uncle, her mother’s brother, Danielle’s life is changed forever. One minute she is telling her uncle how the other children tease her because of her unique eyes, the next he teaches her the real way to wish and something bizarre happens.  She finds herself somewhere else,  and something shares the  space with her. Time moves, and Death’s hand is cruel to Daniel as she grows into a young woman. But as the Death card in a tarot reading revealed, it could also signify a new beginning. Danielle is on the verge of losing everything, until she find something she had never expected, an ancient fetish, hidden away beyond sight, and if the book with is reads true, it could fulfil her every desire, however, everything comes at as price.

Wow, what a gripping and fantastic read. I  loved the portrayal of Danielle’s character, and  watching her pass from child to woman was great. Ron Williams writes with masterful poise and style, bewitching the reader with a thoroughly enjoyable tale. Heartbreak, love, magic, mystery, and horror collide to form a story that is nothing short of masterful. Without a doubt I’ll be keeping an eye out for more work from this author. Prepare to be whisked away in a tale that once it catches you in its thrall will refuse to let you go. I rarely openly recommend a book, but Possessed by a Shadow gets my full recommendation, it is a must read and a credit to the genre.

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Book review: Grind by Edward Vukovic

Grind by Edward Vukovic  is a fiction novel touching on aspects of romance, mystery, and 51WEaAAHa2L._SS300_occult. However the main focus of Grind is the effect people unknowingly have on other people’s lives. It follows Ziva, Michel, Simon, Isaac, and Danielle. Five strangers whose paths cross and alter the course of another’s future.

Ziva was raised to read coffee, her skills taught to her by her baba (Grandmother.) whose skills were sought far and wide by those wishing to learn of the future. Ziva understands all too well people do not always want to hear what they are foretold, yet she speaks the truth, whether they accept it is another matter. Ziva avoids reading for herself, but to know the future is tempting, and an urge she could no longer resist. Continue reading “Book review: Grind by Edward Vukovic”

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Book review: Soul Retrievers by David Burton

Soul retrievers is an occult horror novel written by David Burton.

Getter is a soul retriever with a reputation, he always gets his soul. So when young 51NByiuRv5LBrittany’s parents enlist his services after discovering their daughter was mistakenly sent to hell they expected results. But no one expected these results. Soul retrievers are expected to operate discretely, delivering those misjudged to Heaven’s gate, but discretion isn’t always an option, especially when you’ve made enemies of some very influential demons. Running the mazes of Hell in search of Brittany, while avoiding the traps, perils, and monsters is one thing, doing so while being hunted is another. But why exactly does Mephisto seem so intent to ensure Getter never leaves. There is more to his hatred than meets the eye, and the discovery of the truth only brings more danger. Getter needs allies if he is to survive, but who in Hell would consider helping him? Continue reading “Book review: Soul Retrievers by David Burton”

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Author interview: LK Kelley

It is my great pleasure to present to you LK Kelley, author of The White Wolf Prophecy and the upcoming series the Anaerris Code. Titles in the White Wolf Prophecy include Mating, The Hall of Records and Scroll of Time. The latter title is the only one I have yet to read and review, and it is very quickly making its way to the top of my list, especially with the events driven through books one and two.

About the author

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

First, KJ, I am honored that you asked me to participate in your Symposium, and I thank you.

I was born in…well, the date isn’t really important, is it? 😉 But, I was adopted at the age of lk kelley7 months by Jerry & Curtis Smith in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  I attended all local schools, and graduated from UAFS with a major in music, specifically voice, and a minor in English. When I was 17, my parents and I traveled to Europe, bought a car, and drove all over Europe and England by ourselves, and we had many amazing experiences doing so.  I took ballet, tap, jazz, and eventually, toe for 7 years, and have sung since the age of 5.  I have worked in retail, law, real estate appraisal, and lawn care. I am also a professional Cake Decorator (icing sculpture) and Interior Decorator. Currently, I work part time at Sam’s Club.  I am married to an amazing man who puts up with a lot from me, and we have one daughter, who, coincidentally, looks most like the girl on my book covers! 😉  And, an FYI…I designed all my own bookcovers thanks to some really great photographers!

What are your hobbies?

I love collecting tea sets, particularly Belleek Porcelain, and I have an extensive collection of Walt Disney World Pins. I do crafts of all kinds:  from embroidery to needlepoint, to designing and making something from nothing, painting murals, and so much more.

Which writers inspire you?

Excellent question.  I absolutely adore classic Science Fiction and both classic and current, Paranormal as well as Romance books.  My favorites, and it comes as no surprise to SciFi lovers, are Jules Verne and HG Wells.  Their vision of what eventually came true, has always led me to actually wonder how they were so accurate in many things that we have today. Because of them, my imagination ran rampant, and I’ve always had an active one to boot!  My current favorite writers are Karen Marie Moning and Quinn Loftis. Continue reading “Author interview: LK Kelley”