Review of Unveiled by A.D. Trosper

Unveiled by A.D. Trosper
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A.D. Trosper “unveils” another engrossing and delightful story. (See what I did there.)

I have enjoyed other books by this author and I am always struck by the ease with which Ms. Trosper creates her worlds. Her language is unadorned and straightforward. The prose itself quickly slips into the background as the setting she creates fills your imagination. The world-within-worlds reality of Unveiled is truly fascinating and I can’t wait to see what further lands are explored in the sequel(s) to this book.

Moreover, Trosper manages to put us smack dab inside the heroine’s head and never lets it slip. Jo, short for Josephine, is an ordinary if extremely stubborn young woman who has never suspected anything supernatural about her life. But when her mother dies, she discovers just how wrong she was. From her unusual parentage to her decision to join the ranks of Reapers (guides who help souls to the appropriate afterlife), she has to embrace a new worldview which she does with a only a smidge of kicking and a good dollop of sarcastic snark. She is tough and vulnerable at the same time; you can’t help but love her. As for her counterpart and reluctant partner-in-crime Caius, he has a Darcy-like haughtiness that just begs for a comeuppance. The two mains play well off each other, with a great deal of enjoyable spark. I bet their relationship will bear further watching.

Trosper’s mix of angels, demons, and older gods is fun and fresh. If you love paranormal romances with a strong sense of snark and humanity, Unveiled should definitely be on your TBR list.

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In Love Is Courage Reading

Since completing the audiobook of Quest of the Dreamwalker, I’ve been sort of fixated on narrated prose. In my travels, I found a site called 600 Second Saga.  This is a website for authors to have their flash fiction read by a professional narrator. I submitted one of my favorites for consideration and they accepted. I hope I will be able to do more of these in the future.

For now, please enjoy Mariah Avix‘s lovely narration of my heartfelt tribute to my parents, In Love Is Courage. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

 

Author Interview – Stephanie Barr

A fellow author who writes YA science fiction/fantasy. Can you say shapeshifters in space?  Check out this lovely interview.

Author Stephanie Barr is a storyteller with a focus on people, whatever form those “people” might be. And she loves to make you think, feel, and laugh. Please welcome this dynamic writer to No Wasted Ink. Stephanie Barr is a part time novelist, full-time rocket scientist, mother of three children (two still at home) and […]

via Author Interview: Stephanie Barr — No Wasted Ink

Tales of the Archer Sneak Peek

I’m so excited. Exactly two weeks from today Tales of the Archer will officially be released!  As a special sneak preview, you can read the first chapter free below.  Order soon to take advantage of the $0.99 preorder sale.


 

CHAPTER ONE

Reid Tarhill watched the bonfire crackle and flare, sending sparks like stars up into the velvet sky. The bright crisp moon beyond the fragrant boughs of the sheltering pines heralded the return of the growing season and warmer weather. The rare gift of belonging warmed Reid against winter’s lingering chill far more than the bonfire’s glow or even the smoky heat from Aedan’s stolen flask. As the tang of wood smoke tickled his nose, he reveled in the merriment around him.

He couldn’t remember the last time his family had attended a Fire Night. His father, Tamrach Tarhill, disdained raucous celebrations, avoiding them with dogged determination. Tonight though, Reid’s mother had worked her subtle magic on the old curmudgeon and here they were—under the stars with all the families of Bear Clan. Their village was small compared with their sister clans at Seal Bay or Eagle’s Nest. Less than a hundred homes in all nestled under the towering pines tucked in the curve of the great White Mountain Range. Continue reading “Tales of the Archer Sneak Peek”

The Least I Can Do – Charlottesville, We Are With You

I write fantasy. I’m no historian.  Nor do I claim to understand the lives of nations as entities in themselves. Or politics. Or even the factors that trigger in-group/out-group phenomenon leading to violence.

But even in my ignorance, I feel in my bones that we are at a turning point.  

And it is a turning point that needs addressing.

Still, I hesitate to write this post, for a number of reasons – fear being the most obvious. Continue reading “The Least I Can Do – Charlottesville, We Are With You”

Tales of the Archer: A New Release is on the Horizon!

My next book is just about to be released into the wild! And I couldn’t be more excited.  You can preorder it here.

I used to think I only had one story to tell and that was Dreamwalker. But then I joined a wonderful group of flash fiction writers a few years back and discovered that perhaps I had a lot more plot bunnies in the warren of my mind than I’d originally given myself credit for.

I published Son of Anubis first, a novella that was written as a challenge between friends.  And then I screwed my courage to the sticking point and published Quest of the Dreamwalker.

Now I’m working on the sequel to Dreamwalker, a hefty book called Chasing the Legend. But it seems I’m a girl who likes challenges. Continue reading “Tales of the Archer: A New Release is on the Horizon!”