Friday, May 26, 2017

Searching For Sullivan by Carissa Ann Lynch

"Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open." - Natalie Goldberg
Searching for Sullivan by Carissa Ann Lynch was truly a treat to read. It's a book you climb into and actually experience, wanting nothing more than to stay within the story for as long as you possibly can! The author has a gift with words and I'm looking forward to reading more of her work. She did write a short story in the Shattered Time Anthology, which you can find more about in the archives and under my books. That story is phenomenal, as well!

Searching for Sullivan
Veronica didn’t believe in ghosts—until her son became one…

Veronica von Derbach is a young mother with a promising career in psychology. She considers herself a sane person, with no interest in paranormal hocus-pocus, until a fateful camping trip tears her life apart. While boating in the midst of a turbulent storm, her only child, Sullivan, disappears from the bow of the boat. Though they never find his body, he can only be presumed dead.

Veronica can’t bring herself to move on…

Searching for peace, Veronica finds herself drawn to the darker, less respected career of parapsychology, the study of apparitional beings. But she finds no answers there, only bitterness. She takes great pleasure in traveling the United States, debunking paranormal mysteries and discrediting ghostly claims. She doesn’t believe in ghosts. She doesn’t believe in anything except the emptiness that has claimed her since the disappearance of Sullivan. But then she receives a mysterious fax—a grainy, ghostly image of her long-lost son.

To find the truth, she must delve into the unknown…

Veronica now faces the greatest challenge of her career. She must succeed in her search for Sullivan and find out the dreadful truth about what happened to him that day at the lake, before other children suffer the same fate.

And here is what I thought of it! 

This book was ridiculously AWESOME! I can't say enough about the thrill of this read! Turns and twists and keeping me on the edge of my seat, as I read as fast as I could, anxious to know what was going to happen next. The author did a fantastic job of creating suspenseful scenes and making you feel like you were right there with the characters. This is a book you climb into and don't want to come back out!

If you love a suspenseful, paranormal thrill, this is the book for you!! Loved every single part, from beginning to end!


Buy the book on Amazon:  http://a.co/gxUXNXH

Places you can find the author and more of her books:
Amazon - Carissa Ann Lynch Amazon Page 
Blog - https://carissaannlynch.wordpress.com  

Friday, May 12, 2017

Awaken

Step into a scene and let it drip from your fingertips. - MJ Bush
Awaken was such a fun read for me.  I couldn't get enough of Sophia and her friend Jaz and I'm excited to start reading Surrender, the next book in this series.  Here's the blurb:

SOME PEOPLE AREN'T DESTINED TO BE ORDINARY.
With a special gift held close to her heart, it was always going to be hard for Sophia Woodville to live an ordinary life.
As a 20 year old nursing grad, she thought she had her future all sorted.
However, destiny was about to intervene.
Her secret was not so secret. The gift she possessed was just a hint of something far beyond her wildest imagination.
Sophia will be pulled, kicking and screaming, into an unseen, ancient world that challenges all that she thought to be true of herself, her family and the origins of humanity.
Original sin, forbidden love and her life in constant danger.
Will Sophia survive this dark twist of fate?
Will the devil be her saviour?
Will an Angel be her downfall?

Take a moment and read my review for this thrilling fantasy book:
Well, there you have it. This book is AMAZING! Okay, there were a few slow spots here and there, along with a little too much description, but overall this is an excellent piece of work.

I loved Sophia and her rainbow hair. The author did a great job of creating a well-rounded protagonist, who is easy to fall in love with. My absolute favorite character was Jaz, Sophia's best friend. I have a few friends who have mixes of Jaz's personality and they are the best! No fear to tell the world what is on her mind! Love it!

I was not expecting the ending. I had my ideas and I was nearly convinced I had it figured out, until the author threw me for a loop. Brilliant ending and I can't wait to dive into her next book, Surrender! I highly recommend reading this engrossing fantasy book. 
Links to follow the author, G.R. Thomas:

Instagram: grthomas2014
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/G.R.-Thomas/e/B017ADBNR8

Surrender is #5 on my TBR list and I am chomping at the bit to get to it.  Until then, grab your own copy of Awaken and let me know what you think!