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An Acre of Fools is a fictional novel depicting a father’s struggle to maintain his faith and protect his family from the splintering effects of drug addiction. It is vividly honest to the living nightmare that addictive narcotics creates in the lives of thousands of American families.

The Stewart family finds its heart and soul in a broken-down waterfront home in the Southern lowlands. As they welcome their second daughter, Austin, into the world, they soon begin a battle against the cancer that riddles her little body for more than a decade. Peter’s overprotection initially creates some bitterness in the family, but when Austin turns to drug use, it becomes a blinding force that drives a wedge between him and his family. He wants to see her how God sees her, but she begins to see him as her malleable financier.

The story turns when Peter’s unbending faith and hope are infected by bitterness, and he is forced to choose between the daughter who wallows in a self-inflicted hell, and a family too broken to hope anymore.

Author bio: 

Aden James lives in the Low Country of South Carolina where he enjoys the outdoors with his wife, daughters and grandsons. He serves on the Board of three non-profit organizations and supports several charitable organizations dedicated to serving childhood illness, addiction and human trafficking.

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The Heretic

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The Heretic by Henry Vyner-Brooks

(Excerpt from Goodreads) In 1536 it seems the entire known world is changing–strange new lands are discovered and the Reformation is challenging Rome and its power. In England the king’s declaration of a new church and dissolution of the monasteries overturns the customs and authorities of centuries. In the new world order, spies abound and no one can be trusted.

To Brother Pacificus of the Abbey of St. Benet’s in Norfolk, it looks like his abbey alone will be spared dissolution. But this last Benedictine house is mired in murder and intrigue. Then when Pacificus falls under suspicion, more than his own dark past comes to light, while the body count keeps rising. Pacificus’s fate becomes entwined with that of three local children after their parents are arrested for treason and heresy. Protected only by this errant monk, a mysterious leper, and a Dutch eel-catcher, the children must quickly adjust; seeking their own identity, they soon find that neither parents nor protectors are quite what they seem.

Based on historical events, this post-medieval mystery is laced with romance, fueled by greed, and punctuated with bouts of feasting, smuggling, and jailbreak.

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My Review

4 stars

This story is about a pivotal time. Henry VIII has been declared the head of the church, those that don’t follow the correct religion are tortured and killed. And there are those like Brother Pacificus who has a past and questions his following the “true” church. Brother Pacificus becomes the guardian of three children when their parents are murdered for being heretics. It is up to Pacificus to try and get them to some family that will protect them. But Pacificus is just one part of the story. There are so many characters that face death, life, religion, and what it really means to believe in something.

There is a lot that is happening in this story. The story has many layers that you might not think much of at first, but they over lap and shape this book into much more than a simple story about one monk protecting three kids and questioning his own beliefs. The books becomes many stories interwoven together. The research and historical facts make this book more realistic and make it more than a book you can casually read.

This is a great story and anyone that likes history will love this book. It does take a little bit to get into but once I got into the story I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. Make sure to check out The Heretic.

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Breaking Rules

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Breaking Rules by Christopher Reardon

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Salina has a tiny problem with her ego. She does whatever she wants, whenever she feels like it. As long as everything works out for her, there’s no harm done. That’s at least what she thinks until she starts messing up real people.
It was just supposed to be for fun. Everyone would go back to normal. Little does she know, breaking the law has some serious consequences.

Arguing 6th graders Kenny and Trish set Salina off. She’s had it with their attitudes, and believes she should get involved. After all, they need to change. The spoiled brats will get a reality check. Salina always gets what she demands.
Why should this time be any different?

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My Review

4 stars

Salina is a young witch that has an issue with rules, namely that she breaks them all the time. Kenny and Trish and walking home from school and talking about their summer plans. Trish is happy staying in town but Kenny loudly protests how boring it’s going to be. When she spies Kenny and Trish bickering she decides to “help” Kenny’s bad attitude. Salina brings both kids to her realm. She ties up Trish as a reward for Kenny and sends Kenny on a Lift Quest to teach him a lesson. But Salina gets caught and has no remorse until she learns the fate for Kenny and Trish.

This is a short novella and a great story to teach morals. Kenny learns a great lesson about appreciating what is around you. Trisha learns the hard lesson about wishing people would change. But Salina only cares the she learns Kenny and Trish will be punished. I don’t really feel that she got anything from this lesson or the consequences of her actions.

I think this is a good book for kid grade readers. I great learning lesson type story that will appeal to the fantasy lovers.

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I received Breaking Rules a long time ago for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Releases on May 10, 2016

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In the 5th book in the SkinWalker series, Panther shifter Kailin Odel is bombarded with problems.

The Great Ash Trees – supernatural guardian trees of the DarkWorld – are dying, and Kai enlists the help of MetalSinger & Fae Queen Tara to find those who threaten the stability of all the realms.

Then, Logan – still in his cryo-induced coma – makes a request of Kai that she cannot refuse. “Save her.” Whether Logan lives or dies, Kai is determined to fulfil her promise to find the girl from Logan’s memories and help him find peace.

What Kai doesn’t expect is to find her in a world on the brink of extinction, a world Kai didn’t even know existed. But there is more at stake than a missing girl. Can she keep her promises or will it be an impossible ask?

Filled with grief, and blossoming passion, redemption, and growing hope, Scorched Fury reveals secrets long buried and brings together a band of friends who are destined to one day save the DarkWorld.

 

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Abandoned by her mother and raised by her aloof Alpha father, panther shifter Kailin Odel has finally found a way to feel like she makes a difference. Discovering her unique power to track Wraith’s, Kailin moonlights as a Hunter – ridding the streets of Chicago of these soul-sucking demons. Her human friends have no idea the supernatural worlds exists alongside theirs. No idea shifter and demons walk in the shadows. And Kai prefers to keep it that way.

Until she discovers the body of a murdered shifter, and is quickly embroiled in a world of supernatural drug-dealing and renegade shifters who leave a trail of blood and mayhem wherever they go.

When Logan Westin, paranormal investigator and super-hot human, begins investigating the murder Kai refuses to allow her feelings to control her. Humans are off-limits, no matter how sizzlingly sexy they are. But can Kai keep him at bay? And does she even want to?

In her quest to find the killer Kai inadvertently puts her friends’ life in danger and brings her to the attention of the sadistic shifter killer. Her comfortable life is gone, her friend murdered, and shifters are disappearing around her. To survive and to save her friends, Kai must allow herself to trust Logan, to give her scarred heart to someone again.

About T.G. Ayer

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I have been a writer since I was old enough to recognize that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse and am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each others loves – it works wonderfully…

My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. The other half of me has been transplanted to the island of New Zealand. A land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain crosseyed.

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Kathryn Kelly: The Moll Behind “Machine Gun” Kelly by Barbara Casey

Kathryn Kelly: The Moll Behind “Machine Gun” Kelly is a biography of the woman who made a career of crime. With a lust for danger, she masterminded the crimes that took her and her husband, and others who included her own mother and stepfather, on a spree across Minnesota, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Texas. Starting with smaller crimes that included bootlegging, smuggling liquor onto an Oklahoma Indian reservation, and other petty crimes, she encouraged her husband, George Barnes aka George Kelly, toward a life of more serious criminal activity that eventually escalated into bank robberies, kidnapping and extortion.

Many believe that it was Kathryn, after giving him a machine gun, who developed George’s feared persona and the name of Machine Gun Kelly. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was even convinced that the two were somehow connected in the Lindbergh kidnapping. Kathryn and Machine Gun Kelly were eventually captured after kidnapping Charles Urschel, a wealthy Oklahoma City oilman, and collecting a $200,000 ransom the largest ransom ever paid at that time.

Eventually, the two were captured in Memphis, where Kelly had grown up as a boy. During their trial in Oklahoma City, movie cameras were allowed into the courtroom for the first time as curious spectators across the nation watched. Kathryn, while claiming to be an innocent victim in a bad marriage, remained unrepentant, smiling and primping for the cameras, and writing threatening letters to the judge and attorneys assigned to the case as well as her victims.

Convicted in 1933, Kathryn served twenty-five years of her life sentence at FPC Alderson, West Virginia, when in 1958 she was finally released into obscurity. Although much has been written about Machine Gun Kelly, there is very little known about Kathryn.

Through narrative, FBI files, rare quotes from George Kelly’s son and other relatives and associates, extensive research, and several photographs, Kathryn Kelly ¬The Moll behind Machine Gun Kelly is the first book ever written about a woman who chose to follow a life of crime during the Prohibition era.

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Barbara Casey is a partner in Strategic Media Books, and president of the Barbara Casey Agency, representing authors throughout the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Japan. She is also a manuscript consultant and the author of numerous articles, poems, and short stories.

Her award-winning novels have received national recognition, including the Independent Publishers Book Award. Her novel, The House of Kane, was considered for a Pulitzer nomination, and The Gospel According to Prissy, also a contemporary adult novel received several awards including the prestigious IPPY Award for Best Regional Fiction. Her most recent young adult novel, The Cadence of Gypsies, received the Independent Publishers Living Now Award and was reviewed by the Smithsonian for its list of Best Books.

Ms. Casey makes her home on the top of a mountain in northwest Georgia with her husband and three dogs who adopted her: Benton, a hound-mix, Fitz, a miniature dachshund, and Gert, a Jack Russel terrier of sorts.

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KATHRYN KELLY and the Era of Prohobition

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Barbara Casey

It was the era of Prohibition. Formally known as the Volstead Act and called the “greatest social experiment of modern times” by President Calvin Coolidge, it provided for easy profits to be made by the illegal sale of alcoholic beverages (defined as anything more than one-half of one percent alcohol).

It was during this period that the country was just recovering from World War I—the “War to End All Wars”—and there was created the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 designed to aid farmers in difficult times with federal subsidies and low-interest loans. The Great Depression was devastating the rich and poor alike; and many across the country were waking up to find themselves in the midst of the Dust Bowl. It was a time referred to by historians and journalists as the “Dirty Thirties.”

Images from across the country included long breadlines, make-shift relief camps, protest marches and severe dust storms sweeping over the western plains. This reality, as stark as the images, was only made worse by the stock-market crash in 1929 and the national income fell by almost half. Out of desperation, many turned to activities that were illegal in order to survive. “Public enemies“ such as John Dillinger, the Ma Barker gang, and Bonnie and Clyde, just starting to enter into the consciousness of America, were looked upon more as heroes rather than criminals as they traded gunfire with police and agents from a fledgling Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was in this environment that Kathryn’s mother, Ora, who worked in a grocery store, soon joined her husband in his bootlegging operations in order to make ends meet. For additional income, the couple also rented out rooms to criminals on the run for fifty dollars a night at their ranch near Paradise, Texas.

Wanting to leave the old, weather-beaten farmhouse for a better life, Kathryn left her daughter, Pauline, behind to be taken care of by Ora and Boss along with his five children and, at the age of twenty-nine, married a Texas bootlegger named Charlie Thorne. This was Kathryn’s third marriage, and, like her mother, she soon got involved in the bootleg business, often making the illegal deliveries.

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My Review

4 stars

Kathryn Kelly was a woman that had a rough childhood and started out as a bootlegger. Later, with her husband “Machine Gun” Kelly they progress to bank robbery and kidnapping. They kidnapped oilman Charles Urschel they get away with the $200,000 ransom but later are caught and go to court in 1933. This trial was one that J.Edgar Hoover solved and was allowed to be filmed.

This is a great story that follows along Kathryn Kelly’s life but also the rest of her gang. I liked watching how George and her started out with little crimes and progressed. I really liked how Kathryn seemed to be the one to guide George on but then how she tried to turn it around at the trial, trying to play the poor, sweet girl that was forced into everything because of her husband.

I liked reading about the 20’s and 30’s gangsters, especially the women. This is a great story and I think Barbara Casey did a great job with her research and putting the book together. If you are looking for a story about Kathryn Kelly and her husband “Machine Gun” Kelly I recommend you check this book out.

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Regnum Vita

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Regnum Vita by Naim Sadeer

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Regnum Vita is the story of the princess of Heartsas, a kingdom in Vita, named Prudence Fulgura. On her coronation day, 17-year-old Prudence is attacked and forced to run away. She manages to escape through a magical portal. When she opens her eyes, Prudence meets Ryan Snowangel, a young man from a city named London. Prudence is drawn to Ryan and becomes attracted to him – but she is quickly reminded of her duties towards Heartsas. Cheryl, a half-human and half-wolf, tells Prudence that she only has until 24th December before her kingdom banishes her forever. With the help of Ryan and his friends, Prudence returns to Vita. She learns the myth of a sword with the power of an army. It is only a myth – but her only chance to free her kingdom. It is on her journey that Prudence discovers the meaning of friendship, family, loss and responsibility…but above all, love. Prudence is destined to make a choice, a terrible choice: love or duty. Will Prudence defy her and Vita’s destiny for love? Or will she sacrifice the one thing she wants, forsaking all others?

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My Review

4 stars

Fifteen years ago Princess Prudence lost her parents when they were fighting a sorcerer leaving 2 year old Prudence to rule Vita. It was decided that a democracy would run the kingdom until Prudence was 17 years old. It is now Prudence’s day to take control of Vita but someone has other plans. To protect her, magic is used to send her to London. In London Prudence meets Ryan, his brother, and their friends. But someone is intent on keeping Prudence from ruling Vita. Trolls, a Humolf, and others are trying to kill her and prevent her from taking the throne in 10 days.

This is a good story with lots of action. Prudence is very naïve since she has grown up in the castle but she picks up the things of London easily. Ryan is kind of a loner that instantly wants to help Prudence. Thankfully with the help of Ryan’s brother and their friends they are going to make sure Prudence rules Vita.

This book is a little rough. Some of the conversations didn’t really flow for me. There was also the thing about a deadline. If you are told you have 10 days to do something or you will forget everything about it would you wait around until you have 3 days left? Beyond this the books was pretty good. I think if it was reviewed it would flow a lot better.

This is not a bad first book. I think Naim Sadeer has lots of potential and I would be happy to read other books from him.

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A History of the Future (World Make by Hand – 3) by James Howard Kunstler

(Excerpt from Goodreads) A History of the Future is the third thrilling novel in Kunstler’s “World Made By Hand” series, an exploration of family and morality as played out in the small town of Union Grove.

Following the catastrophes of the twenty-first century—the pandemics, the environmental disaster, the end of oil, the ensuing chaos—people are doing whatever they can to get by and pursuing a simpler and sometimes happier existence. In little Union Grove in upstate New York, the townspeople are preparing for Christmas. Without the consumerist shopping frenzy that dogged the holidays of the previous age, the season has become a time to focus on family and loved ones. It is a stormy Christmas Eve when Robert Earle’s son Daniel arrives back from his two years of sojourning throughout what is left of the United States. He collapses from exhaustion and illness, but as he recovers tells the story of the break-up of the nation into three uneasy independent regions and his journey into the dark heart of the New Foxfire Republic centered in Tennesee and led by the female evangelical despot, Loving Morrow. In the background, Union Grove has been shocked by the Christmas Eve double murder by a young mother, in the throes of illness, of her husband and infant son. Town magistrate Stephen Bullock is in a hanging mood.

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My Review

5 stars

Since the fall of the country as we know it, people are doing whatever they can to survive without electricity and other advantages of pre-collapse. This story takes a look at the world and how they have survived after the collapse. It is around Christmas time and everyone is getting ready for the holiday when tragedy strikes. A young mother kills bother her husband and her son. Union Grove is going to have to find a place to lock her up. They also need to create some form of justice system to punish her for her deeds. At the same time, Robert’s son Daniel has returned after traveling around the country. He tells about the different people, territories, and events that are happening.

I love apocalyptic stories and this is right along my line. I really like how the community has revived after the loss of modern conveniences. Of course with the double murder it brings another problem to light. What are they going to do with her? What kind of legal proceeding will they have? I really liked the descriptions of the rest of the country and what other areas were doing.

I have not read the other books in this series but I will be adding them to my purchase list. I think this is a great view of what could happen and what some people would do to survive. This is a great book and I recommend people to check it out.

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I received A History of the Future for free a long time ago in exchange for an honest review.

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Reaching Angelica (Tag – 2) by Peter Riva

In a massive spaceship destined for Alpha Centauri B, with a genesis crew including Zip the telepathic dog, his old friendly nemesis Cramer, and a computer being named Ra (now inhabiting a human form and calling herself Aten), Simon Bank emerges from a hundred-year coma and is hailed as an awakened hero. Stuck with unwanted responsibility, he is forced to try to solve the entire enigma of the universe—a small undertaking—before the spaceship, his friends, and all life on Earth are swatted out of existence by super beings he has accidentally awakened.

Simon’s only hope is to plunge into other dimensions with his mind—into the secrets of the universe’s pan-dimensions—as only he knows how. The fate of all life hangs in the balance as he struggles to prove himself worthy of the Path and the absolute trust his friends place in him. Simon knows all too well that if he fails there is no hope—none at all—for anyone, and that includes his best friend, an artificial intelligence computer called Apollo, which he sadly left behind. Besides, Zip would not be pleased, either.

For fans of cyberpunk and classic science fiction, Reaching Angelica (Yucca Publishing; February 2, 2016; 978-1-63158-069-7) is the second book in Peter Riva’s Tag trilogy, the comic, thrilling, and continuing saga of Simon Bank—ex–master system computer wrangler and very unlikely galactic hero.

Peter Riva

Peter Riva has worked for more than thirty years with the leaders in aerospace and space exploration. His daytime job for more than forty years has been as a literary agent. He resides in New York City.

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Well, in this book Zip’s a dog and not a cat, sorry “crazy cat lady”… in writing Reaching Angelica I wanted to have the ship be a sort of Ark, carrying people and fellow Earth creatures to a new home. But rather than have it become a menagerie, I chose only one animal to be “alive” – and the rest are either genetically ready to be “created/revived” or asleep.

For the sleeping (in hibernation) animal I chose dolphins because Angelica is a planet with more than 2/3rd water and I knew they would have to land on water. For the sleeping animals, yes, cats are there and will play a role (havoc) in Tag book 3. Why havoc? Because only cats can be so imperial and determined to have their own way – all the while knowing human’s weaknesses all too well. And when you add that many of the smarter cats will have telepathic capabilites, as Simon Bank will come to learn, cats actually manipulate people without asking permission.

Has anyone ever known a cat to ask permission? I grew up with 32 Siamese running around the house in Manhattan (yes, 32 at one point until homes were found for three litters). Loved them all but, honestly, the house was more theirs than ours. The postman wouldn’t come in the door because the Toms were very protective guard cats. I had a fish tank and would routinely catch them, paws in water, helping themselves to a snack!

Anyway, this has little to do with the book, which I sincerely hope you and your readers enjoy. I take the concept of an Entity about as far off into left field as possible. Why? Because that’s what good Sci-Fi is supposed to do – stimulate conversation and thought into that which you cannot know – yet.

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My Review

5 stars

Simon Bank is back. He awakens after a century long coma to find a motley crew on a ship to Alpha Centauri B. But this is no fun trip, he accidently awakened a super being and now he has to figure out the universe before the super being destroys the universe. Now it is a race against time for Peter to figure out the Path and save everyone.

I really liked Reaching Angelia. Simon is such a snarky person and just makes the story. We follow Simon as he jumped in to another dimension and uses his background in coding along with the help of his friends to solve the puzzle. You can’t help cheering along as everyone is trying to help solve the puzzle in their own ways.

I liked how the characters from The Path are brought back along with meeting new characters. The story started a little slow but picked up pace fast and had me staying up late wanting to know how it ends. I do recommend reading The Path first, I think the reader may be a little lost if they started with Reaching Angelica.

This is a great story and I hope to see more from Peter Riva in the future.

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The Path (Tag – 1) by Peter Riva

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The Lost

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The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst

(Excerpt from Goodreads) It was only meant to be a brief detour. But then Lauren finds herself trapped in a town called Lost on the edge of a desert, filled with things abandoned, broken and thrown away. And when she tries to escape, impassable dust storms and something unexplainable lead her back to Lost again and again. The residents she meets there tell her she’s going to have to figure out just what she’s missing–and what she’s running from–before she can leave. So now Lauren’s on a new search for a purpose and a destiny. And maybe, just maybe, she’ll be found…

Against the backdrop of this desolate and mystical town, Sarah Beth Durst writes an arresting, fantastical novel of one woman’s impossible journey…and her quest to find her fate.

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4 stars

Lauren is not one for impulse, sticking to what she knows needs to be done. But with her mother dying from cancer she cannot take it any longer, she gets in her car and just drives. She finds herself in the middle of a small town that has seen better days. She decides to stay the night and return to her life in the morning. But then she finds that she cannot leave. She is in Lost along with other people and things that have been lost.

There are a variety of people, strange children, and random luggage that are scattered throughout the town. But then the town’s people turns on her. The Missing Man has disappeared and they blame Lauren for it. But when Claire and Peter come to her aid it looks like Lauren may have found a place for herself. She may have a reason to stay in Lost.

At first I didn’t like Lauren, she just bothered me. But the more you learn about her, you can’t help feeling for her. I mean we all have times and events that it’s hard to deal with and you just want to escape. I have to say that I didn’t like most of the people in Lost. I couldn’t help but feel bad for the kids but you can tell their time in Lost has corrupted them.

This is a good story. It is a little slow so you do have to work through it as Lauren does. But it is one that I would recommend you read it.

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The Demonists

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The Demonists (Demonist – 1) by Thomas Sniegoski

(Excerpt from Goodreads) There is more to our world than meets the eye—darker things, crueler things. Exorcist John Fogg and his wife, psychic medium Theodora Knight, know what lurks in the shadows. But even they’re not prepared for the worst Hell has to offer…

It was supposed to be a simple exorcism, a publicity stunt to firmly establish John and Theodora’s thriving paranormal investigation empire in the public eye. But something went wrong, leading to an on-air massacre that unleashed a malicious host of demons and left Theodora catatonic, possessed by countless spirits.

John sets out on a desperate quest to find a cure for his wife, but his obsession brings him face-to-face with an even more terrifying problem: Theodora’s possession is only one piece of a deadly plot that is threatening the entire world. Because an ancient evil is about to make Earth its battlefield—and without John and Theodora’s intervention, there is no chance for salvation…

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My Review

5 stars

John Fogg is a paranormal star and at a talk about his book he meets his wife Theodora Knight, a psychic medium. Fast forward nine year. John and Theo are on a live Halloween special as they explore a haunted house. Things are not adding up with no sign of activity until they are drawn to the basement went a thousand demons burst out of a prison killing several of their crew. Theo manages to save everyone and absorbs them.

John is fanatic about trying to find a way to save Theo when he meets Elijah and the Coalition. John agrees that for the Coalitions help he will work for them. As Theo starts to work with the demons locked within her, FBI agent Brenna Isabel is trying to find out who is kidnapping children and leaving strange symbols behind. She turns to John and eventually learns there is a lot more happening than just the children being taken.

This is an amazing story. John has a background in the paranormal and when he meets Theo, with the help of Nana, you can tell it is the perfect match. When Theo takes all the demons in herself to save everyone, you could just see John’s heart break with her suffering. But I loved learning about the Coalition and how John is now part of it. They mystery of why the kids have been kidnapped was great and scary. And I just loved Brenna. She has gone through so much but the ending is perfect as she finds herself in the perfect place for her.

The Demonists was hard to put down and now I wish the next book in the series was out. I have love Thomas Sniegoski since reading A Kiss Before the Apocalypse. He is an amazing author and one that I recommend to everyone.

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