Remnants of Life: Legends of Darkness by Georgia L. Jones

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Title: Remnants of Life: Legends of Darkness
Author: Georgia L. Jones
Publisher: BlackWyrm Publishing
Source: Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review fromFirst Rule Publicity from the author as part of a virtual book tour. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Remnants of Life: Legends of Darkness

Dangerous Saviors… What would you do if your life rested in the hands of something that really wanted to eat you? Come journey through the realms of the next world where everything you know about Good and Evil are put to the test.

Samantha Garrett lives and dies a good life in the human world. She awakens a new creature, Samoda, a vampire-like warrior in the army of Nuem. She is forced to realize that she has become a part of a world that humans believe to be only “Legends of Darkness.” Samoda finds her new life is entwined with the age old story of greed, love, betrayal, and vengeance.

Join our heroine as she battles not just for her own existence, but for the entire human race’s future.

 

For a short time, Samantha can only wonder where she is and what is going on with her family. Before much time passes Woden provides a portal of air to the funeral home to offer a bit of closure. She has all of her old memories but a new body and a new athleticism she could’ve never achieved as a human. Samoda meets Drake and the pieces of her new life begin to fit into place.

The world building is quite interesting but I never felt engaged with Samantha/Samoda. The story is told in first person point of view which I usually enjoy and fits for this genre. The writing style kept me at a distance.

About Georgia L. Jones

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Georgia L. Jones was born in Columbia, Missouri on September 21st, 1968. In 1992 she settled in the beautiful Ozarks town of Lebanon, Missouri, where she met and married the love of her life. Together they have raised 7 children and have the 8th still in their home.

At a young age Georgia learned the value of getting lost in a good book. She has always enjoyed reading and letting her imagination run wild. In her early teenage years she began to put her own stories down on paper as she plunked out the words on an old manual typewriter.

In 1996 Georgia enrolled at Missouri State University where she majored in Psychology. While there she found an untamable thirst for Philosophy and Greek Mythology. Many evenings she can still be found curled up with one of the great Greek Tragedy’s or reading about personal continuity by Rene Descarte.

Over the years Georgia has harbored the dream of being a published author and written many short stories. On January 10, 2010 she embarked on the dream as she began to bring the characters from her first novel, “Legends of Darkness”, to life. Upon completion in June 2010 she realized that it was not a single book but a series and created the concept of the series “Remnants of Life”. She is currently working diligently on the “Remnants of Life” series.

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BlackWyrm Publishing Free eBook Open House

BlackWyrm Publishing is having a free eBook Open House on Amazon. It started today and ends on December 5th.

On the 5th I’ll have a review of Remnants of Life: Legends of Darkness by Georgia L. Jones as part of her virtual book tour with First Rule Publicity.

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Lakebridge: Summer by Natasha Troop

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Title: Lakebridge: Summer (available in Kindle and Paperback formats)
Author: Natasha Troop
Publisher: Red Frog Publishing
Source: Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from First Rule Publicity from the author as part of a virtual book tour. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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In the aftermath of a tragic spring day, the people of Stansbury, Vermont, are unable to forget what happened, as they have all the tragedies of their past. After the media exploited their pain, they have become uneasy with the world beyond their town and with any outsiders.

In the aftermath of the media deluge, latecomers straggle into Stansbury looking to pick up the scraps of stories left behind. What they find, however, is that the powerful forces that have guided the destinies of the people of the town for hundreds of years are now at war with one another and in need of pawns.

In the aftermath of Spring, there is Summer.

Earlier today I reviewed Lakebridge: Spring. Lakebridge: Summer is the second book in the supernatural horror literary fiction Lakebridge Cycle series. These can be read as standalone books but are more enjoyable together.

Shelley, the current apothecary counter girl, is one of the sweetest characters you’ll ever read. She wants nothing more than to be the star of her own romantic comedy. Gil, her best friend and a constant source of bad luck, wants to hide away from humanity to keep any other Stansbury resident from getting hurt. What they want the most is to have Stansbury back the way it was before the spring tragedy which took so many lives.

While Lakebridge: Spring was grounded in the physical present, Lakebridge: Summer has more spiritual and supernatural elements to it. The Stansbury residents can’t forget the past like they’ve forgotten past tragedies. Those who have seen the angel with the horrible eyes knows something else is going to  happen in town but they can’t bring themselves to leave.

The character’s stories aren’t neatly tied up at the end but hope is offered up to entice you into reading the third book in the Lakebridge Cycle. Ms. Troop offers solid storytelling about the residents of Stansbury, Vermont.

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About the Author:

Natasha grew up in Southern California and received her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Comparative Literature. She also holds Masters Degrees in both Secondary Education and Creative Writing. Natasha currently lives in the Phoenix area with her spouse, son, daughter and menagerie of pets, including a Basset named Moose and a very overprotective collie dog. Aside from writing and teaching high school students to love theatre.

Connect with Natasha on the Stansbury, Vermont blogFacebook or Twitter.

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First Rule Publicity Virtual Book Tour for Natasha Troop

Natasha Troop’s virtual book tour for Lakebridge: Summer started a few days ago and ends on the 15th. Tour stops tomorrow include my book review and an interview at Author Interrupted. I hope you’ll stop by again here tomorrow and find out more about her book. In the meantime, you can read at excerpt at From the Bootheel Cotton Patch.

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