Book Review: Split

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Jace finally stands up to his father but only after other things have built up all around him and he can no longer hold in his rage. In doing so, he gets kicked out. His mother barely able to give him any loving words to carry away with him, hands him an envelope which leads him to Christian.

Jace Witherspoon pulls up to his brother’s apartment building in the middle of the night with a split lip and less than $5 in his pocket. He hasn’t seen his brother Christian in over five years because Christian ran away from home because he couldn’t take living with his physically abusive father anymore.

Jace carries only his camera and the desire to change; to move on with his life. Christian agrees with certain conditions. Jace will do anything to steer clear of his past; including the secret that he carries. He reaches out to his mother and she promises that she will come to him. Jace is counting down the days while starting his new life. Continue reading

Book Cover & Blurb: Intangible

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New YA Fantasy for review: Intangible

Tuscon, AZ – Dr. C.A. Gray has released her new YA fantasy novel, Intangible.

Peter Stewart is a nerdy 14-year-old British kid who grew up on a unique version of the Arthurian legends taught him by his father, a harebrained quantum physicist who asserts that anything is possible.  In order to safeguard against disappointment, Peter has come to reject anything which cannot be scientifically explained, despite a nagging sense that there is more to the world than meets the eye.

But when a mysterious stranger stages an accident which nearly costs Peter and three of his schoolmates their lives, suddenly he finds himself transported into a city where citizens speak a language of power called the Ancient Tongue, fairy tale creatures roam freely, and an organization that calls themselves the Watchers admits to keeping tabs on Peter all his life.  Little by little, Peter discovers the truth of his father’s stories… including the existence of Arthur’s ancient nemesis, one who calls himself the Shadow Lord, and a prophecy with implications so profound that it will alter not only the course of Peter’s life, but potentially the fate of the world. Continue reading

Book Review: Devil

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Magdalene has been single for too long. When she meets James at a party she is both excited and cautious at how forward he is in his conversation. He immediately asks her out again and she accepts. The story thrusts the reader forward through lessons that she has learned.

We soon realize that James is one of those bullies who abuse their women. Magdalene is forced to do some pretty awful things on her birthday when James gives her a ‘gift’.  She suffers through the experience and even dissociates herself from the scene. After the birthday gift is given and James has his way with her yet again, he tells her that he expects her to resign from her nursing position.

James has now taken away from her every aspect including home, family, money, and now job. He owns her and she belongs to him and only him. She is now trapped in a constant state of humiliation and is prepared to die from his abuse.

When she goes to tell her employer she is resigning she experiences something similar to spiritual awakening and fights to find a way out of the life under her tormentor. Continue reading