Friday, April 20, 2012

Tomorrows Child

Author: Starr West
Published: 12 February 2012
Pages: 286
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 5 stars

Set in a time that could almost become a reality, Tomorrows Child tells the story of a community who comes together as they try to survive in a world that has spiralled out of control.

Interwoven in this story of survival is the story of Psyche Darnell. We follow Psyche as she learns about the gift that she was destined to receive, but is not sure she wants; and as she learns  how to come to terms with everything this gift brings with it.  She also discovers her link to Phoenix and why she is drawn to him so strongly and why he is always in her thoughts and dreams.

Along the way we are introduced to a host of characters (not all of them good) and discover how they affect Psyche on many different levels.  

Starr West has created a truly believable story that is well written and takes the reader on a journey through darkness and light. There are moments of suspense and others of deep feeling where you feel your heart breaking along with the characters involved.

This is truly a thought provoking story, about what really could happen in a post-apocalyptic world.

Coming Soon

Watch this space for my review of the Starr West novel - Tomorrows Child !

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Dark Confluence (The Darkening)

Author: Rosemary Fryth
Published: 2012
Pages: 56,000 words
enre: Paranormal/Fantasy
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars

Rosemary Fryth introduces us to a non-sterotypical heroine in this Fae inspired fantasy.

Jen McDonald is a mature woman who is drawn into the world of magic  and Faeries when the sleepy little town of Emerald Hills starts crumbling around her.

Following a traumamtic car accident, Jen starts to see and feel things, are they really happening, or is she slowly loosing her mind? And who is Fionn, and why is Jen drawn to him so.

In Dark Confluence we follow Jen as she journeys on her road to awakening and enlightment and to the mysterious happenings in Emerald Hills and Fionn. Why was she given the special gift, and will she be able to help her beloved Emerald Hills before it is to late?

Rosemary has written a wonderful tale of paranormal/fantasy/romance that is aimed at a more mature audience. With a host of characters we are drawn into a world where anything can and sometimes will happen.