Book Review: What Kills Me by Wynne Channing

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What Kills Me by Wynne Channing

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Self-published

What Kills Me is available as an ebook from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  More reviews available on Goodreads.  

The fight for survival begins.

An ancient prophecy warns of a girl destined to cause the extinction of the vampire race.

So when 17-year-old Axelia falls into a sacred well filled with blood and emerges a vampire, the immortal empire believes she is this legendary destroyer. Hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, Axelia and her reluctant ally, the vampire bladesmith Lucas, must battle to survive.

How will she convince the empire that she is just an innocent teenager-turned bloodsucker and not a creature of destruction? And if she cannot, can a vampire who is afraid of bugs summon the courage to fight a nation of immortals?


Overview:  I think that I would of liked this book better if I hadn’t read so many in the genre.  I never got the feeling that this story and the characters were special.  The danger felt contrived and the characters safe in a formulated story.  I can understand why people love this book, but I don’t think it was unique enough for my liking.  It did have some humorous scenes and one-liners that were nothing short of awesome.  The excerpt is one of my favorites.

Characters:  Lucas felt short for me.  He was too rough and bitter in the beginning and his transformation by the end was too abrupt to be believable.  I liked Axelia for the majority of the story, although her part in the very beginning was nothing short of stupidity.  There’s no way that a “good” girl would decide to meet a stranger in the dark, after curfew, when everyone warns her not to…just not believable either.  Besides that, I did like her.  She acted like a dumb blonde sometimes, but the way Lucas played off of that trait was so darn funny that I liked it.

Plot:  Girl meets boy.  Girl dies and becomes vampire.  Girl has lots of people that want to kill her because she’s the chosen one.  If this was the first vampire novel I have ever read, I would have loved the plot.  I LOVE reading vampire books (and have read way too many) and so I the plot in this book kept reminding me of what I’ve read in other books.  It wasn’t predictable, however, and I wasn’t quite sure how Axelia and Lucas would escape the people wanting to kill them until it happened.

Ending:  The VERY end felt cheesy to me.  It wasn’t what I expected, but really disappointed me.

(I received a copy of this novel from the author (LibraryThing) in exchange for an honest review.)

This is a great novel for those who haven’t read many paranormal or vampire novels.

“What about guns with silver bullets?  Would that slow them down?”

“Silver bullets?  We’re not werewolves.”

“Werewolves are real too?”

He glaced at me and then did a double take, seeing my bewildered face.

“Yes,” he said, watching my eyes widen. “They hang out with Santa and the Easter Bunny.”

I remained frozen for a moment and then pushed his arm.

“Hey, I’m driving,” he said.  He turned away from me to check the left lane over his shoulder but not before I caught a subtle smile on his face.  It was gone so quickly tha I wasn’t sure if I had seen it at all.

A few minutes passed.  “So, they’re not real, right?”

(Picture and Information borrowed from Goodreads.)

Wynne Channing is an award-winning national newspaper reporter and young adult novelist.
She started writing horror/fantasy tales as a girl. She still has the first novel that she wrote when she was 10. It’s (unintentionally) hilarious.

Wynne loves telling stories and as a journalist, she has interviewed everyone from Daniel Radcliffe and Hugh Jackman to the president of the Maldives and Duchess Sarah Ferguson. The closest she has come to interviewing a vampire is sitting down with True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard (he didn’t bite).

She briefly considered calling her debut novel “Well” so then everyone would say: “Well written by Wynne Channing.”

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Short Story Saturday #12

Welcome to this week’s edition of Short Story Saturday, where I find books 100 pages or less on Amazon that are both self-published or small press published and worth reading, which means you’ll only see mini-reviews of 3 stars and up on this feature!
 

Z is for Zombie by Philip Hansen

Publisher:  Self-published

Genre:  Horror

This 21 page story is available as an ebook from Amazon.  More reviews can be found on Goodreads.

It’s the end of the world as we know it… and nothing is fine.

Mack, Skinny, Navarette and El Tee are Echo Squad, soldiers on the frontlines of the zombie war. Faced with an army of zombies that hungers for all flesh to be eaten their tiny group must survive deadly decap zombies and wicked clever roamer zombies in time for an aerial assault that will change the face of the battleground against the living dead.

Z is for Zombie is an action-packed gun-porn short story in the world of the living dead.

This is a man’s story.  A story worthy of a man cave and the story to read between Halo 3 matches.  I wasn’t surprised to learn that the author is an avid gamer (as am I) and the utter pwnage of the characters over the zombies in the novels was epic…like purple epic…like I just beat the hidden cow level epic.  Okay, okay.  Seriousness.  This is a story about soldiers…in a zombie apocalypse.  They talk like soldiers and there is quite a bit of military jargon used in the story.  I loved the dialogue.  The descriptions are so vivid.  The pacing and action is super fast.  The plot and characters feel so authentic and intense that I just have a need to read the story out loud – and then I realize that I probably shouldn’t in front of my kid.  I don’t want to explain what “headshot” means.

Warning:  excessive cursing  violence, and gore.

I do have one complaint – the text is in a stupid font and non-adjustable.  Besides that, this is a pretty awesome short story.

Short Story Saturday #11

Welcome to this week’s edition of Short Story Saturday, where I find books 100 pages or less on Amazon that are both self-published/small press published and worth reading, which means you’ll only see mini-reviews of 3 stars and up on this feature!
Sorry about the late posting.  It’s been a crazy weekend. 

After the Darkness (Episode One) by SunHi Mistwalker

Publisher:  Self-published

Genre:  Dsytopian

This 27 page story is available as an ebook from Amazon.  More reviews can be found on Goodreads.

Even in a world of never-ending winters and permanent darkness, fourteen-year-old Nadia Comani has everything she could ever want: power, privilege, a loving family and most importantly warmth. But her family’s refusal to compromise their values changes everything. Nadia is cast down from her pedestal of power onto the trash heap of the lower classes. No longer guaranteed a life of ease, Nadia faces a future of servitude. Branded as powerless and deviant, will Nadia muster the strength to save herself and what remains of her family?

This dystopian short short is descriptive to the point where the metaphors and imagery does slow the pacing of the story.  I would recommend that you read this story without distractions and truly let yourself be absorbed by the world the author paints with her images.  Not much is known about Nadia’s “normal” life in the beginning of the story, as she is abducted along with her sister within the first couple of pages.  The situation is bleak for Nadia and the people treat her more like a slave than a princess.  For someone who enjoys “darker” stories, I enjoyed the beginning chapters of Nadia’s tale.  I did notice one missing word from a sentence (72%)- but besides that both the formatting and grammar are good.  And as a warning, Episode One does end on a cliffhanger.

Note:  The cover was recently redesigned.  I think the new one looks awesome.

About the author:

Author of dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction. Mistwalker enjoys writing books about how societal collapse can change individuals and families. She specifically explores class, economics, environmentalism and state sponsored oppression within post-apocalyptic and dystopian futures.

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Book Review: The Last Grimm: Red’s Hood by H.L. Wampler

The Last Grimm:  Red’s Hood by H.L. Wampler

Publisher:  Self-published

Genre: Fantasy

You can buy it on ebook  or paperback on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  More reviews available on Goodreads.

Overall:   I think that this book needs more polishing.  There were a few minor things that drove me crazy, such as Abigail saying that ten minutes had passed in the narrative but she didn’t know what time it was.  How exactly would she know how much time had passed if she knew what time she arrived but not the current time?

Characters:  I think the characters were the weakest part of the book.  Most of the characters were one-dimensional and predictable.  Abigail, our heroine, didn’t seem to act her age.  In some scenes she felt 15 and others she felt 18 or 20.  I didn’t feel like this was an adult novel.  Even the sex scene felt like an awkward teenage experience.  I think that the novel would have been stronger if Abigail was younger.  With her as an adult, the scary scenes felt cheesy and the romance felt juvenile.  Abigail was a very unlikable girl.  She was quick to throw a fit and threw tantrums in nearly every chapter.  She was mean to her co-workers and friends, but always thought SHE was the victim.  Connor was rather pathetic.  He followed Abigail like a lap dog, bowing down to her every whim.

Plot:  Although the transition between scenes felt clumsy at times, I really enjoyed the plot.  I liked the action, the deaths, and the back story.  If the characters were more developed then I think that this would’ve been an awesome story.  I think that Abigail tried to visit too many places in the novel and so there was less of a visual connection made to each scene.

Ending:  It was quite cheesy and rushed at times, but I couldn’t help but smile while reading.  Overall, I’d recommend passing on this book, however I do believe that the author has a knack for storytelling and future books are worth a second glance.

Book Description:

Abigail Grimm stopped believing in fairy tales years ago. She is a college freshman who just landed the internship of the year. Things were going great; she even met a devastatingly good-looking man, Connor, who could not seem to get enough of her.

Then she witnesses the receptionist mauled to death by a giant wolf in the middle of downtown. The skeletons in her family’s closet come falling out as Abigail discovers she is actually the last in a long line of fairy tale guardians. And Connor, well he is not quite what he seems and has a few skeletons of his own.

Abigail must abandon everything she thought was real for make-believe and fantasy. With Connor by her side and a forbidden love budding, she must track down the wolf and save humanity before it’s too late.

Rating:  D

This book is an interesting retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.

I purchased a copy of this book from Amazon.

About the Author

(Picture and information borrowed from Goodreads.)

H. L. Wampler lives in the great city of Pittsburgh with her husband, twin sons, bad dog, and one fat cat.

Along with writing novels, H. L. also blogs, tweets, Facebooks and works part-time as a HUC at Presby.

She is a woman of many talents.

She published her first novel, The Last Grimm: Reds Hood, on 8/1/2012. While getting rave reviews with friends and family, she strives to get it out to the strangers of the world.

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Book Review: Absolom Rex by K.L. Coones

Absolom Rex by K.L. Coones

Publisher:  Self-published

Genre: Horror/Historical Fiction

Absolom Rex is currently FREE on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble as an ebook.  More reviews available on Goodreads.

Review:

Overall:  I was completely prepared for this story to get a mediocre rating up until about 70% read.  The middle of this book really suffers from an identity crisis as the book shifts from a historical fiction to a paranormal novel.  The ending, however, was nothing short of awesome.  I’m so thrilled that I pushed through and finished this novel, because it ended up being very entertaining and dark.  But, was it really necessary to hurt the poor kitty cats?  PETA does not approve of this novel!

Characters:  Pontius didn’t begin as an evil man and I liked how complex he was.  Even as he committed the most inhumane acts, you couldn’t help but pity him and his predicament.  He has a very human reaction to his encounter with Jesus and though it might appear blasphemous to Christians, I think the author’s creative freedom with the historical events involving Jesus was done respectfully.  I believe that all the words Jesus spoke were taken directly from the bible.  Pontius’s relationship with his wife is very touching and genuine.  He is so devoted to her and its very Romeo and Juliet at times.  Not what you’d expect from a monster.  Surprisingly, Claudia was Pontius’s complete opposite in personality and if anyone had morals in this novel, it would be her.  I also liked Anticus, who had more common sense than anyone else.

Plot:  It begins as a retelling involving the crucifixion of Jesus from Pontius Pilate’s POV.  After Jesus dies, Pontius ends up losing everything of value to him.  This is where the novel really lags and as a reader I’m really confused to what the plot is.  The characters feel in limbo for couple chapters.  There are a few characters that do things that don’t make much sense at the time.  Pontius is on a downward spiral and everything he does only makes his situation worse.

I wish that the first part of the novel was shorter or at least had more hint of the paranormal.  By the time Jesus died (spoiler?), I was bored.  It took pages for the story to get my attention again.  The novel becomes pretty amazing after the word “Absolom” makes an appearance.  Lots of dead bodies.  I liked the romantic twist at the end.  I haven’t been this in love with an evil vampire since Lestat.

Ending:  If you love dark vampires and Romeo and Juliet romances, then you will love this ending.  I only wish the entire story was this captivating.  This is a 3 1/2 star book, but for sites that don’t allow half stars I’ll give it a 4.

Book Description:

Roman prefect, Pontius Pilate, is sent on an unwilling errand for Caesar; subdue the Judean province and establish undisputed roman rule. But dangers from religious zealots and political scheming are nothing. A nightmare being; only whispered of in the ancient tales of the Greeks, reveals itself. As the world he once knew shatters, Pontius must decide; do battle with the malevolence, or flee.

Absolom Rex is a unique work in the world of the horror genre. When most books depend on the shock value of a beheading or use of insanity as a primary character trait, Absolom Rex, draws inspiration from the roots of the genre, where the environment sets the mood of a story, dialogue drives the characters and their development forward, and proper description puts the reader into the scene for maximum emotional impact.

Absolom Rex also draws inspiration from actual historical accounts, providing a believable setting for otherwise supernatural occurrences and characters. What makes Absolom Rex truly unique is the subtle warping of historical fact into riveting and entertaining fiction.

Absolom Rex will entrance and entertain both history buff and casual reader alike. Preview available at Smashwords.com.

Rating:  B-

If you’ve ever wanted to combine vampires with Jesus, this is the novel for you.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author

(Picture and bio information borrowed from Goodreads.)

“Horror used to terrify me. Some of that Asian stuff still does. I’ll never watch The Ring again…”

Ever the non conformist…his first book, Absolom Rex , he decided to publish as an e-book and see if he could market it himself. So on top of being a writer, he is also an entrepreneur and marketing professional. It makes for a confusing description when people ask him what he does. In addition to his horror novels, K.L. also writes the Darkwater Adventures Guild series for young readers.

Some of his favorite authors from growing up are John Bellairs, Mark Twain, Washington Irving and R.A. Salvatore.

“The first book I ever read cover to cover was Spell of the Sorcerers Skull by John Bellairs in JR High.”

From a small Texas town, K.L. spent some time living in Los Angeles. His welcome, a white knuckle 19 hour ride through deserted deserts and twisting mountain roads ending in a 4 am slash and burn through traffic on the 10 with cars everywhere.

While in L.A. he braved the Devil’s Punchbowl with stalwarts mates, drove out to the middle of nowhere to watch the stars fall from the sky, relearned to drive stick (yeah, in the middle of L.A., so now you know he is insane…) and resumed training in the martial arts. A surfer, he has felt the zen that comes from hanging ten all day and he has played the part of the pesky reporter when he wrote for a local Halloween haunt blog called, CreepyLA.com. He currently contributes short stories for Darkmediacity.com’s #Fridayfrights and flashfriday.org’s #fridayflash.

“I really missed the old gothic story telling and I want to bring it back. I would describe my writing style as a cross between Mark Twain and Edgar Allen Poe…”

He has since moved back to Texas with his dog Sid (at least for the time being). He’s an 80’s movie and music lover and the thing that he likes most about a woman is her voice… When not banging away on a keyboard he’s scheming of ways to get himself to a new campsite for the weekend, hiking with friends and his dog, contributing to darkmediacity.com,or getting thrown around in a dojo by people in black suits.

Oh, and a large telescope just arrived in the mail, bigger is better…

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Book Review: Fire (Elements of the Undead) by William Esmont

Fire (Elements of the Undead) by William Esmont

Publisher: Self Published

Available in ebook or paperback.

I admit I thought that this would be the typical zombie apocalypse story; where a group of people fight zombies,themselves, and by the end of the book most of them are dead.  I hate to say that my assumptions were wrong, but that pretty much sums up the book.  However, Esmont weaves together such a colorful and un-cliche bunch of people that I was thoroughly entertained for the entire novel.

Despite having a huge cast of characters, there was plenty of screen time for each group.  Although Megan was the main character, a hooker turned survivor leader, Jack was my favorite to read.  I must say that Jack’s episodes were so poignant and I wonder if I could of done the same necessary actions if I was in his predicament.  Besides the zombies, this book claims an unusual villain – a military woman who makes a lot of bad decisions for her own survival.

What starts out as many different plot-lines and settings dwindles to one major one as the story is told.  Necessary actions drive these characters from one chapter to the next.  For anyone who knows zombie books and movies – necessary actions means shooting people in the head.  That’s the only way to kill these things and there is quite a bit of gore accompanying these necessary actions.

It’s nothing unique to the genre, but for any fans of zombies, this story is told well.  Its a good, quick read for anyone that enjoys their meat and books extra rare.

Characters 5/5

Concept 1/5

Pacing 5/5

Grammar 5/5

Ending 3/5

Summary:

It begins with the end…

When Megan Pritchard clocks in for her late night shift in a Nevada brothel, she has no way of knowing it will be her last. Around the world, the dead are rising, and mankind is on the express train to extinction. As her coworkers turn into cannibalistic zombies, Megan is forced to flee into the desert with nothing but the clothes on her back and a vague plan to reach her sister in southern Arizona.

Facing impossible odds, Megan embarks on a journey of self discovery, only to learn she may be the last, best hope for humanity.

Available in print and in eBook format on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony, Smashwords, Diesel, and the Apple iBook store.

Grade: B

This book will appeal to fans of horror, zombies, and the apocalypse

If you’re interested in purchasing this book, you can buy it from AmazonBarnes & Noble, or Smashwords.  More reviews are available at Goodreads.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review: The Twenty by Claudia Carozza

The Twenty by Claudia Carozza

Publisher: Self Published

Available in ebook format (Amazon only) and paperback (Barnes & Noble only).

Between finishing a book and posting a review, I typically research what other people thought about the book.  I like to point out things that aren’t mentioned in most of the reviews, so that readers can make a more rounded decision before buying.  This time, not one of the reviews seemed to reflect at all what I read.  What I did read wasn’t at all what I expected.  I thought this would be a dystopian novel about a nurse caring for a woman who is one of few pregnant after years of national infertility.  It kind of is, but the focus isn’t on the pregnant woman or the infertility.  It’s about Hazel and her life and she just happens to be assigned to one of the pregnant women, named Elise.  The story is focused on Hazel’s innocence.  She acts like a child in a dangerous world, untouched by years of poverty and living with an alcoholic father.

I didn’t care about Hazel or her romance, because frankly I don’t like romance novels.  I like dsytopian novels and novels with conspiracies.  That’s what attracted me to this novel initially.  Between the writing level and Hazel’s attitude, I felt that this had a PG rating.  Hazel isn’t a virgin, but she doesn’t do anymore than kiss.  There is no cussing.  There’s minor violence and the bare minimum of gore (all pregnancy related).  Basically, there’s no “adult” in this adult novel.  Also, although Hazel is narrating and a nurse, there is zero medical jargon.  It cuts down on the realism factor.

And worse, the author pulled a Twilight!  Remember book two where Stephanie Meyer skips over half of Bella’s year cause she’s lost in depression?  All you get is September, October, November…Well…

July

August

September

Blank chapters that skip over most of Hazel’s interaction with Elise so that the details of pregnancy and nursing duties could be overlooked.  Instead of learning about the miracles blossoming in these women’s wombs, we get page after page of Hazel doing mundane things like eating in the cafeteria with her coworkers.  I’m really frustrated as a reader, because this book had so much potential but it felt like the author skirted around things that she wasn’t familiar with instead of researching nursing, pregnancy, and the like and producing an awesome novel.

And don’t get me started on the ending.  Cliffhanger.  Nothing is resolved.  Have to wait for part two, but I don’t think I will.

Characters 3/5

Concept 4/5

Pacing 1/5

Grammar 4/5

Ending 1/5

Summary:

Imagine living in a time when infertility runs rampant and babies are no longer being born. The world is crumbling around you as people start talking about the end. This is the world Hazel DeSales grew up in. After her mother dies from a mysterious cancer, Hazel finds herself taking care of her younger sister Netty and alcoholic father.

It’s not until twenty women, known as the Elect, become pregnant all across the Barronlands when things start looking up. Hazel and Netty apply for jobs working as domestics in the Antioch Center where the Elect will be taken care of and protected. Hazel feels change in the air and her outlook for the future starts to improve.

But she soon learns that change is not without consequence. Rumors are brewing about a government cover up and Hazel finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. So begins the unraveling of secrets that uncover things from her past and, threatening her future. Hazel is determined to seek the truth and promises herself to do whatever it takes to succeed.

Grade: D

This book will appeal to Dystopian Romance fans.

If you’re interested in purchasing this book, you can buy it from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  More reviews are available at Goodreads.

I won a signed copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.

Book Review: The Drought by Patricia Fulton

The Drought by Patricia Fulton

Publisher: Self published

Available in ebook or paperback.

Like Stephen King, Patricia Fulton creates not merely a story, she creates a world in her book.  King uses Maine as the blueprint to his stories, which Fulton uses the rain-starved South.  She bounces from townfolks to townsfolk to capture the full impact of the horror that this drought and the mysterious happenings that have plagued these two towns.

Yes, two towns.  I typically skip reading Chapter titles and subtext, so it wasn’t until seven or eight chapters in that I realized that half the characters are located on Junction, Texas and half in Reserve, Louisiana.  The story made much more sense when I figured that out.  My bad.

This is an author who knows how to gain from head-hopping.  For example, one of the major characters is Jared, a young boy whose father has been missing since he was little and a mother who is losing her marbles.  Jared rides his bike down the street carrying a week’s worth of laundry.  He sees the temperature sign on the bank tease him by dropping a degree and then immediately went back up to 109.  So he flicks off the sign.  At that moment, the focus switches to Frank.  He’s inside the bank watching Jared flick off the sign and start yelling and he starts laughing at the kid’s rediculous behavior.  He reminds himself to tell his wife, Marcy, about this when he gets home.  The focus switches again to Marcy, who is running naked through the streets, the latest example of an odd behavior performed by a local, and then Marcy gets hit by a woman only in town to research the drought.

Before the scene comes to a close, the author brings us back to Frank who thinks that it would of be a hysterically funny sight to see his wife and her floppy breasts running down Main Street.  And then it hits him that she’s now dead, and he starts sobbing.  This kind of head-hopping made me feel like I was part of the town, rather than attached to only one or two characters.  And when the town unravels completely, it felt like my hometown that was being destroyed.

And it’s probably for the best that we’re not dependent on only one or two characters to weave this story, because there are multiple deaths and disappearances.  No character is safe and that’s how I like my horror novels.

There’s magic and Voodoo, but its set as realistic as possible.  We find out that the drought is caused by a curse last unleashed fifty years ago and only ended after the deaths of several children.  Gypsies were blamed and punished.  This time around a new scapegoat is chosen, and it is a very unlikely choice.

I have few complaints about this book.  I nearly gave it full stars.  One problem was that in two chapters near the end the quotations aren’t properly used during Narried’s monologues.  There are open quotations and no end quotations, leaving me a little confused to how much of certain sections were narration or dialogue.  It’s a minor issue that I’m sure will be fixed in later editions.  Most of the novel is polished grammatically speaking, so do NOT pass on the novel just for that.

The other issue I had is the ending.  Granted, I’m typically disappointed in endings in horror novels.  And horror movies for that matter.  The ending felt “cheesy” to me.  Looking back, it makes sense how it ended.  All elements of the novel led up to that particular ending.  I just wish that it was…well, I can’t figure out how to explain without spoilers, so I’ll end it there.

Overall, this is a great horror novel.  The atmosphere and setup is amazingly crafted.  Like I said, this nearly hit 5 stars.  Patricia Fulton is definitely a horror novelist to watch.  I’ll definitely check out her next book.

Characters 4/5

Concept 5/5

Pacing 5/5

Grammar 4/5

Ending 3/5

Summary:

Welcome to Junction, Texas
Population: 626 and steadily declining

Odd things have been happening around town. Hugh McManus went out to one of his grazing pastures and shot the better part of a fine herd before shooting himself. Luke Casteel crawled into a drainage pipe and never came back.
A herd of wild javelina attacked and killed Rod Sawyer. And the thing is, the dying isn’t nearly done.

Jared Riley knows there’s something sinister about the heat. It’s got people acting crazy and it’s got him hearing things. A voice keeps whispering, “It’s gonna get mighty hot. Yes sir we like our meatloaf and taters well done, served up pipin’ hot.” Convinced the heat is tracking them, picking them off one by one, he sets off to find help. Trouble is, the people who have the answers are more dangerous than the heat.

Driven by strong characters and a twisting plot, THE DROUGHT delves into the supernatural world where ghosts roam the landscape and a voodoo curse floats on the wind.

Grade: B+

Fans of Horror will enjoy this book.

If you’re interested in buying this book, check it out at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  More reviews and information available on Goodreads.

I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.