Tag Archive: Paranormal



Lately I’ve noticed a lot of negative articles online about certain independent authors which many take to include ALL independent authors. I really don’t understand that thinking. There are so many more good independent authors out there than there are bad. Just because 1 indie author is throwing a hissy fit doesn’t make all indie authors bad. It really bothers me that people get grouped together under the same hat simply because they all share the title indie author.

 

 

 

One of the first Indie books I read was

Elemental Magic (Elemental Magic, #1)

Elemental Magic (Elemental Magic #1)  by Angela Wallace

 

 

 

This was an awesome indie book. Well written with and interesting paranormal storyline (see my review)

 

 

 

Chain Gang Elementary, by Jonathan Grant

 

And I just read a pretty gross (and I mean that in a totally good way) horror, supernatural, mystery, paranormal novel. I will have the review up later today as I just moments ago finished reading it.

The Red Church (Sheriff Frank Littlefield, #1)

The Red Church (Sheriff Frank Littlefield #1)  by Scott Nicholson

 

 

 

I think Indie Authors are terrific! Take a chance on an indie novel, I think you will be very pleasantly surprised as was I!

 

 

There are several independent author lists out on the internet. You can also look on GoodReads, Amazon and Smashwords to name a few.

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Dark Passage (Chosen, #1) Dark Passage (Chosen, #1)  by  M.L. Woolley

 

 

Jen’s life is spiraling downward. Working full-time and going to school to become a nurse, Jen also has to deal with an extremely possessive husband. The only thing that keeps her going is the handsome man filled with light who comes to her in her dreams. Her best friend Ivy, who is fighting her own demons, encourages Jen to leave her husband and rent a beautiful Victorian house owned by an author.

 
Neither girl is prepared for what they find in this house.

 

 

Bill, the author, feels himself floating. People are calling his name, holding out their hands to him, it’s very peaceful, but he doesn’t want to go with them. Lisa, a social worker and a doctor seem to be talking about him, he can’t make sense out of it.  He sees himself in a hospital bed, unmoving, a nurse puts medication in a line going to his arm. Everything disappears. He awakes in his own bed and hears voices. Its Lisa and David, the doctor from his room. He realizes things about his existence has changed. And who was the beautiful woman from his dream?

 

 

Bill needs to reach out to change his future.

 

 
Faced with choices that are very difficult to make, Jen and her friends embark on a journey that will change their lives.

 

 
An engrossing mixture of paranormal, mystery and romance this book has a nice flow to it.  Some of the characters are good, some are bad but just when you think you know what someone is going to do or how they are going to act, they’ll surprise you. The characters are very well done, the exchanges between good and evil are at times difficult, at times smooth, and also at times horrific but always written in a believable way.


Dark Genesis (The Darkling ... Dark Genesis (The Darkling Trilogy, Book 1).  by  A.D. Koboah

 

 

Now I must admit, I requested a review copy simply because this was a debut novel for the author A.D. Koboah and not because I’m a particular fan of paranormal fantasy fiction. But this is not just a paranormal fantasy fiction, it’s a beautiful love story, a touching look at mother-daughter relationships and a haunting look at the lives, loves and feelings of slaves in early America.

 
Atlanta, 2011  –  Dallas Marshall is a family rebel, in no small part because she receives psychic impressions or vibes. She disliked most of her family, finding them to be driven only to increase their already substantial fortunes. When her grandma had passed away, the only one left in the family who was like her was her artist aunt, Rose. There was a joke in the family about a guardian angel. Needing a refuge from her other family, Dallas is staying with her aunt. Wanting to be close again to her grandma, Dallas goes to the basement where her grandma’s things are stored. Inside an old chest, Dallas finds what appears to be a journal. Receiving an impression when she touches the book, she knows it is written by an unknown woman, but a woman she has some kind of connection with. She opens the book and enters a different world, one that will change her life.

 
In 1807, Luna is a beautiful slave woman, owned and abused by Master Henry, and then by his son Master John. The only control Luna has in her life is to get rid of the pregnancies resulting by this abuse. Getting caught would be deadly, but she will not allow a child of hers to be owned by the Master. Her mother, Mama Akosua, had been sold away when Luna was 3. But she had found a way to remain close to her daughter, living a 2 hour walk away. Mama Akosua is an herbalist and some say, a witch. She helps her daughter to abort the children, except the first one, a daughter, that she had spirited away.

 
Luna has turned to God and has trouble believing in her mother’s powers, even though there are times she feels them within herself. At a fire ravaged chapel on master’s property, Luna has hidden a bible she had stolen from master’s wife. She loves that book, and wishes so much that she could read the words herself. She feels something evil at the chapel, but cannot stay away.

 
After leaving the chapel, she meets the creature. Luna stares in awe at him. He is beautiful in his guise as a human man, but it is just a guise. But there is another entity in the clearing by the chapel, and it is pure evil. Luna needs to get away, run fast and get away from them both.

 
After the creature in human guise stops Master John from having his carnal way with Luna, it is revealed the creature is a vampire. He spirits Luna away, to keep her safe. As times pass, she falls in love with Avery, the name of the man he was before being turned into a vampire.

 
I can’t say more as I don’t want to spoil the surprises in this wonderful paranormal, vampire fantasy romance novel.

 
The only thing I would change about this novel is to make the story of Luna read like actual journal entries. I believe that would have made a more powerful statement.

 
I received my copy through LibraryThing and was asked for my honest opinion.

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