Review: The Reflections Of Queen Snow White

Synopsis
What happens when “happily ever after” has come and gone?
On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven’s wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven’s fiancé, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White’s own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing:
The king is dead.
The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old.
It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what “happily ever after” really means?
Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White.
(Disclaimer: contains some violence and sexual content)
Review

I have to say Snow White is one of my least favourite fairy tales, so this book was going to have to work hard to convince me otherwise.
It did.  Aside from the stunning cover….this grown up version of what happens after you meet your Prince Charming is captivating and intense.
The author has a great ability to draw you in to the sights and smells of the old castle and empathise with the plight of a young and older Snow White.
It definitely contains mature themes and scenes of graphic violence but I felt this made the original tale of Snow White more real and less sickly.
The author has been clever to move away from the cartoon animals and silly named dwarves to make this book a credible and exciting alternative to happily ever after.
More historical fiction than fairy tale this story of courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and true to life love is definitely a great read.    



Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge in return for my honest review. All opinions are my own

Blitz: 5 Chances by B.Austin


5 Chances
B. Austin
(Outcast, #2)
Publication date: September 13th 2016
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult

Ivory vows to find out more about what is going on at Dead Horse Bay but she wrecked the Renegade and must find a rogue replacement, a fixer-upper boat someone threw away a long time ago. Ivory is a Smuggler, a member of one of the Outcast underground groups of New York City.
Ivory is obsessed with saving Outcasts from vanishing from the Commonwealth of Earth. She has smuggled an Outcast out of Dead Horse Bay, but can she smuggle herself in to learn more about the secrets the Commonwealth is hiding?
Or perhaps the answers she and her friends seek are in Lockup, the dreaded insane asylum Outcasts are dragged to when they have accumulated 50 demerits. At Lockup is the Mortuary, a tunnel leading into darkness. All Ivory must do to be throw into Lockup is to act even more rebellious and gain the attention of Behavior Drones and the FRE (Fanatic Rule Enforcers).
Ivory will do whatever it takes to save herself and her friends from extinction in a world where people have become immortal, except for Outcasts, the thorn in the Commonwealth’s side.
5 Chances is the second book in the Outcast series.

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Author Bio:
Author B. Austin writes Dystopian and Science Fiction Books. She is the author of the Young Adult Dystopian series Defective.


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Review: Darkview: Psychosis by R.J. Bathgate & M.J Hall

About the Book

Title: Darkview: Psychosis

Author: R.J. Bathgate & M.J. Hall
Genre: Psychological Thriller / Horror








Teaser

Take a journey into the disturbed, delusional mind of Jack Cyrus … take a journey into Darkview … a small, remote coastal town, deep within the Scottish Highlands. The sleepy, isolated spot bears a sinister, horrific history, shrouded by a chilling secret. A secret one man must unveil, which will ravage his soul … and sanity!


Synopsis


Jack Cyrus is in damnation! After witnessing the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, he has become plagued by dark memories and devilish visions, the result of post traumatic stress. Compounding his trauma, he is faced with the sudden death of his wife, from cancer, after returning home to Scotland. Lost and alone, and struggling to forget the horrific circumstances surrounding her passing, Jack has developed schizophrenia, experiencing chaotic, disturbed thoughts and demonic hallucinations.

On the sixth anniversary of his wife’s death, Jack receives a cryptic, hand written letter from her, telling him she is still alive. Suffering and held captive, she pleads with him to return to Darkview, the place she spent her last days, and rescue her from purgatory. Upon arrival in Darkview, strange things start happening, and what appears to be a centuries old mystery, starts unravelling itself. Jack must piece together the clues and lost fragments of his sanity to solve the unravelling mystery. Is any of it real, or is it just a manifestation of Jack’s mind, or another facet of his schizophrenia?


Review

A dark and harrowing story following the plight of one man battling with his sanity.  A gripping book that will keep you awake for hours, fearing the dark if you read it at night.  Using narrative that is immersive whilst being compelling means that, even though at points you feel you can’t read on, you cannot put the book down.  Each section, although terrifying, keeps you wanting more; to know what comes next and where it leads Jack on his journey and routing for a man who is clearly confused and in search of something.

For those who love psychological thrillers/horrors, this is a must read.  It is well written and intelligently compiled using prose that encapsulates the reader and, horrifyingly, sets the imagination free to share with Jack, his terrifying adventure.

Author bio

R.J. Bathgate, born and bred in Scotland, is the creator and co-author of Darkview: Psychosis. A father of two, and enormously proud of his heritage, he has studied psychology, social sciences, and is currently working towards an advanced diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling and hypnotherapy. His heart lies with new experiences and an interest into the unknown, particularly with writing. He has travelled the world from the dusty, wildlife-filled plains of Zambia, to the glaciers of Alaska, and the soaring peaks of the Canadian Rockies. He is extremely fond of NHL ice hockey, video games, good films, fine wine, and Jack Daniels. He originally wrote Darkview as a screenplay when living in Canada, but upon returning to Scotland, researched mental health issues, namely psychosis and schizophrenia. Inspired by this research, he brought in his lifelong friend, M.J. Hall, to help create a more realistic take on Darkview. The result is a story that combines traditional Scottish history with real life, catastrophic world events, told through the eyes of the protagonist, Jack Cyrus.

 M.J. Hall was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester, at the turn of the eighties. Despite being born in England, he identifies more with his ‘adopted’ country, Scotland – he’s lived there since he was four, and his late maternal grandfather was Scottish, too. He presently lives in Edinburgh and is currently studying Environmental Science at the Open University, but has always dreamed of a career in music or writing, or both. He is vegetarian, loves animals (especially cats) and is devoted to his black and white moggy, Tahlula. He humbly admits being just a small voice in a big chorus, and his life changed for the better, or at least would never be the same, when his lifelong and best friend – R.J. Bathgate – invited him to collaborate on Darkview.

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Review: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

Synopsis

A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.
As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It’s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.
By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy’s family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A powerful novel you won’t soon forget, Bryn Greenwood’s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love.
It’s been a long time since I’ve come across a book than can make me lose all sense of time!
This book captivated me and it completely took over my life until I had finished it.
It’s the type of story that makes you question how you see the world and what a fine line there is between right and wrong, moral and immoral.
I had to keep reminding myself that essentially this is a story of paedophilia but the Author cleverly draws you in to see the love story behind the scandal…the intentions, the love and the way it can destroy lives.
This powerful novel has a touch of Romeo and Juliet about it but rather than just a story of starcrossed lovers it contains scandal, sex and criminality as well as a good dose of perspective
I thoroughly enjoyed the authors writing style, he cuts the reader no breaks and tells it like it is and his descriptions are raw and sometimes close to the bone.  It challenged my views and left me reeling in places, it is not perverse or seedy so don’t be put off by the topic.
It’s a brave book to write and I think the author excelled with what is a very emotive topic
I cannot rave about this book enough and I was sad it came to an end.  I thoroughly recommend it!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge in return for my honest feedback.  

Meet The Author: Travelling Left Of Center by Nancy Christie

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1. What inspired you to write this book?
I had been writing stories for years, and had the idea of pulling a selection of them together for a collection almost 15 years ago. But it wasn’t until I connected with Pixel Hall Press that the project really came to life. In the meantime, however, I had several of the stories published in literary journals, which convinced me that the work was good.

2. What was the hardest part of writing these stories?
I love writing short stories so the writing itself wasn’t difficult. But often I would become so emotionally involved in what was happening to the characters that I would find it difficult to edit the work. Even now, after all this time, there are certain stories that make me want to cry.

3. Can you describe the book in 10 words?
People who can’t or won’t get their life on track.

4. What did you want people to take away from this book? Did you have a message you were trying to get across

To have sympathy for those people who are struggling or suffering from bad choices. Not everyone has the strength or stability to choose the right path — or the upbringing they needed to help them grow into balanced, healthy people.

5. Out of the stories in the book do you have a favourite?
It would have to be “Annabelle.” It took decades to get it finished—a lot of starts and stops. But each time I worked on it, it was as if she was telling me a little more about her life. It’s hard for me to believe she isn’t a real person.

6. What’s your favourite book of all time?
Alice in Wonderland. I have a very old copy that is falling apart and every now and then I will re-read it. It wasn’t until I read it as an adult that I realized she was a bloodthirsty little girl! But I love the idea of there being a place that isn’t this place— a reality that isn’t this reality. I suppose that’s why I write: to explore other realities.

About the Book

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Author: Nancy Christie
Genre: Literary Fiction / Short Story Collection
There are some people who, whether by accident or design, find themselves traveling left of center. Unable or unwilling to seize control over their lives, they allow fate to dictate the path they take—often with disastrous results.
TRAVELING LEFT OF CENTER AND OTHER STORIES details characters in life situations for which they are emotionally or mentally unprepared. Their methods of coping range from the passive (“The Healer”) and the aggressive (“The Clock”) to the humorous (“Traveling Left of Center”) and hopeful (“Skating on Thin Ice”).
The eighteen stories in TRAVELING LEFT OF CENTER AND OTHER STORIES depict those types of situations, from the close calls to the disastrous. Not all the stories have happy endings—like life, sometimes things work out and sometimes they don’t.
In these stories, the characters’ choices—or non-choices—are their own. But the outcomes may not be what they anticipated or desired.
Will they have time to correct their course or will they crash?


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Nancy Christie is the author of the fiction collection, Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories and two short story e-books, Annabelle and Alice in Wonderland (all published by Pixel Hall Press).
She is also the author of The Gifts of Change (Atria/Beyond Words), an inspirational book that encourages readers to take a closer look at how they deal with the inevitability of change and ways in which they can use change to gain a new perspective, re-evaluate their goals and reconsider their options. Since its publication in 2004, The Gifts of Change has been released in three foreign editions.
Currently Christie is working on several book projects, including a second collection, a novel and a book for writers. The founder of “Celebrate Short Fiction” Day, and member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and Short Fiction Writers Guild (SFWG), Christie hosts the monthly Monday Night Writers group in Canfield, OH.
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Cover Reveal: Duality by J. Kowallie


Duality
J. Kowallis
(The Enertia Trials, #3)
Publication date: November 18th 2016
Genres: Dystopian, New Adult

Book 3 of THE ENERTIA TRIALS
Trust No One.
In this world, nothing is as it seems . . .

Reggie’s visions turn to horrifying hallucinations. For weeks she’s tortured with starvation and nightmares that vex her resolve. Her only companion is a mysterious shadow—a figure with no shape, no substance—that seems to have a mind of its own. It’s a presence that prickles her memories and plants a feeling of familiar dread in her mind.
Where she is, she doesn’t know, and the organization delving into her mind is more threatening than ever before.
With the help of shady contacts from his past, Nate struggles to travel half way around the world, facing his own demons and dreadful revelations. But when a stranger joins the team, the duality of this newcomer’s actions sets everyone on edge, leading them through a trial one of them . . . will not survive.

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Author Bio:
J. Kowallis, the only girl of four children, grew up in northern Utah with a head full of wild stories (most often unreal). At the age of 9, she wrote her first poem, a dedication to E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. It was so intriguing, her third grade teacher requested to keep the original. Between living in various fictional worlds, and spending time on her studies, she managed to graduate from Weber State University’s creative writing program. She now lives in Utah with her Mini Schnauzer, Etta, and spends most of her time still bouncing between this world and the fantastical while enjoying delectable über-dark chocolate and lavender baths. She enjoys dreaming about, flying to, and writing about distant lands (real or unreal).


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Review: For Reasons Unknown by Michael Wood

A crime, mystery novel with a slight thriller twist, For Reasons Unknown takes you through the life of Jonathan who witnessed his parents death when he was eleven. 
Twenty years later and his childhood home is being demolished.  South Yorkshire Police decide to re-open the cold case and assign DCI Matilda Darke to it in order to ease her back into Police investigation after an enforced sabbatical.  As the investigation begins, a dead body is found…
The fast paced story follows DCI Darke’s attempts to get one step ahead of the killer to prevent further deaths – can she solve the case? Can she regain her confidence and credibility as Head of the Murder Investigation Team?
An absolute page turner, this book keeps you guessing.  There are plenty of clues that lead you to reach of conclusion of ‘who dunnit’ but as soon as you do, a twist of narrative introduces doubt.  The story keeps you second-guessing yourself right up to the ‘reveal’.
A fantastic book that I would recommend to anybody who enjoys crime novels – descriptive, engrossing narrative that allows the reader to fully immerse themselves in the story and feel as though they are with DCI Darke and Jonathan as they work towards identifying the killer and solving the crime.

Meet The Author: D.B West Author of Awakening

1. How did you come up with the idea for this book?

I came up with the idea for Awakening after losing my father to a lingering illness. He was an avid reader, and introduced me to high fantasy at a young age. A group of disparate characters coming together for a common goal is a long standing trope in the science-fiction/fantasy genres, and I wanted to try my hand at the formula as a way of channelling my grief after his passing.

2. What inspires you?

I’ve always found inspiration lurking around every corner, ready to pounce. Writers, and artists of all stripes, draw upon their experiences in the world around them to craft their works. I have to carry a notebook wherever I go to jot down ideas, as a conversation I overhear, a song I love, or even a dream that jolts me out of my nap can lead to writing a new scene.

3. What is your favourite novel of all time?

If I had to pick one favorite novel, it would either be The Stand or The Gunslinger by Stephen King. I’ve always loved his ability to build characters and conflict. I’ve returned to The Stand and the entire Dark Tower series many times over the years.

4. What was the hardest part about writing your book?
The hardest part about writing this book was exposing some of my own emotions through the interactions of my characters. It’s not difficult to pour your grief, hopes, or fears onto a page, but it is incredibly daunting to send those feelings out into the world to be weighed and measured by an audience.

5.Did you learn anything from writing this book and what was it?

I’ve learned a lot about self-publishing while crafting this book. I have always wanted to write, but before the rise of e-books the process of getting a work published was convoluted and frustrating. We now live in a wonderful age where writers can freely express their ideas and send them out for praise or condemnation on their own terms.

6.Describe what your ideal writing space looks like.

I like to listen to music while I write! I do most of my work either in my living room, listening to my own library of songs, or if I need a change of scenery at a nearby lake. Whenever I have trouble finding a way to articulate a particular passage, I will take my motorcycle out as well. I’ve always found riding clears my mind, and helps me focus on my work.
 

Author Bio
D.B. West was born and raised in the southern United States. While studying at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he met his wife and fellow author, Lane Hart. They now reside together with their two young daughters and their pets, a pair of Pomeranians.

After losing his father to a lingering illness, West began writing ‘Awakening’ as a way to channel his emotions, and honor the memory of a true friend. In addition to writing, he enjoys video games, motorcycles, and traveling.

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E-mail: davidbwest@hotmail.com
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 About the Book
Title: Awakening
Author: D.B. West
Genre: Science Fiction
America’s worst fears are realized when a hospital is the target of a suspected terrorist bombing. As our first responders descend on the area, a discovery is made that will change the course of human history. Three aliens emerge from the wreckage, and three humans are chosen as Earth’s champions. Will the bond they share be enough to save us all from destruction?


Book Excerpts

The Guardsmen stayed well back while the alien strapped the canine into the litter, and once clear, the Lieutenant waved for the winch to be activated. It whined audibly under the strain of the burden as it slowly drug the creature from the depths. Once the squad was able to clear the animal from the opening, they unstrapped it warily, as it tilted its huge fox like head to give them each a long, considering stare. The intelligence in its bright yellow eyes was unnerving, and as the straps came free they each backed away from the litter. The dog slowly walked a short distance from the entrance, then turned back expectantly, obviously waiting on its companion.
Only a few minutes later Lieutenant Dobson personally helped the blue-eyed humanoid step free of the litter. He had ridden it up standing, holding loosely to the guide ropes. “Sergeant, have your team sweep the cavern, then get them out of there and report to the Urban Search & Rescue team that we’re done here for now.”
Turning to the two figures who were now standing side-by-side while the squad kept them covered from a short distance, the Lieutenant said, “We have orders to transport you to a safe location away from civilian personnel. Will you come willingly?” he asked grimly.
The dog broke into what appeared to be a grinning pant, its tongue lolling out and revealing numerous rows of teeth. The mouth on the beast looked like it belonged to a shark rather than a canine, and the effect it had on the creature’s overall demeanor caused the Lieutenant to take a step backwards.
“Of course we will accompany you,” the blue-eyed humanoid said, drooping an arm over the dog. “Is it time to take us to your leaders, and all that?” it added with a raised eyebrow. “You understandably have a lot of questions about what led to this tragedy, and what is to come. We will do everything we can to help bring enlightenment. We are called Oraki. Specifically, my name is Orak, and my companion,” he said, patting the dogs’ massive head. “Is called Aki”.

Cover Reveal: Blood Of The Prophet by Kat Ross


Blood of the Prophet
Kat Ross
(The Fourth Element, #2)
Publication date: September 12th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Visionary. Alchemist. Savior. Saint.
The Prophet Zarathustra has been called many things. Now he spends his time drawing pictures of weird-looking goats. That’s what happens when you’ve been stuck in a prison cell for two hundred years. But the man who might be mad, and is definitely supposed to be dead, has suddenly become very valuable again…
It’s only been a few weeks since Nazafareen escaped the King’s dungeons with her daēva, Darius. She hoped never to set foot in the empire again, but the search for the Prophet has led them to the ancient city of Karnopolis. They have to find him before Alexander of Macydon burns Persepolae, and Darius’s mother with it. But they’re not the only ones looking.
The necromancer Balthazar has his own plans for the Prophet, and so does the sinister spymaster of the Numerators. As Nazafareen is drawn in to a dangerous game of cat and mouse, her newfound powers take a decidedly dark turn. Only the Prophet understands the secret of her gift, but the price of that knowledge may turn out to be more than Nazafareen is willing to pay…

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Author Bio:
Kat Ross worked as a journalist at the United Nations for ten years before happily falling back into what she likes best: making stuff up. She lives in Westchester with her kid and a few sleepy cats. Kat is also the author of the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day (Skyscape, 2014), about a world where the sea levels have risen sixty meters. She loves magic, monsters and doomsday scenarios. Preferably with mutants.


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Guest Post: The Top 3 Obstacles to becoming a writer by Jean Nicole Rivers

There are countless obstacles when it comes to reaching any of your dreams, but very specific ones if your dream is becoming a writer. One of my favourite sayings is, “If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.” And that is especially true of becoming an author. Being a writer, no matter how much of a passion it is, is not always easy. Here are three of the obstacles that I face.

1. Discipline: This is a biggie. Writing takes SO MUCH discipline. The fact of the matter is, for most of us, writing does not pay the bills, therefore we have our 9 to 5, our home, family, etc. to juggle along with our aspirations to write. Many times once we have completed our daily list of “non-writing” tasks the only thing we want is rest, relaxation and sleep. Generating the motivation to nurture your passion by writing daily is half the battle.

2. Self-Doubt: What if I don’t write well? What if people think my story is stupid? What if it gets bad reviews? What if people don’t agree with my story? What if I can’t finish it? All haunting questions that plague writers before we ever sit down to write our first words and continue to plague us routinely. We all have that little voice that works as a reflection of what we perceive as the feelings of the outside world, that voice is doubting us and waiting for us to fail. What I have learned in life is that no matter what you do, there will ALWAYS be some people who don’t like you, who criticize you, who don’t agree with you so as long as that is destined to be the case why not be true to yourself in the process. Some people won’t like your stories and some people will think you’re not the best writer and who cares?

3. Endurance: Writing, especially if you are writing a book is NOT a sprint, it is cross country on the hottest day of the year. It can be tiring, frustrating, difficult and at times it can seem as if the ending will never come into sight, but once you cross the finish line you realize that it was worth the fight. For me, I find the easiest way to keep pushing is to always come back to the beginning and remember why I started writing in the first place. Once I reminisce on why I started, I continue to place one word after the other and know that my work will pay off in the end.

I once heard a quote that I have come to love, “You can only see the obstacles when you take your eyes off the prize.” And while I love the optimism of this quote the fact is that the obstacles are there and the best way to beat them is to know them, know that they will come, prepare for them, and then face them head on. Keep writing.


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Jean Nicole Rivers is a great lover of reading and writing. Although she loves varied genres, the horror/thriller genre is her favorite. Jean Nicole has been writing poetry and short stories since she was a child, but has always aspired to master the art of storytelling through novels. The Unwanted is the second story in her series of Black Water Tales, following The Secret Keepers.
Jean Nicole was awarded 3rd place in the National Black Book Festival’s 2013 Best New Author competition and she enjoys the honor of having written featured articles for popular reader websites and blogs, such as Digital Book Today and The Masquerade Crew.
Jean Nicole Rivers graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor of arts in philosophy, and she lives in Houston, Texas.
Become friends with her at www.facebook.com/JNicolerivers. Follow her on Twitter @Jeannicole19. Check out her Instagram @Jeannicole19 or visit her at www.jeannicolerivers.com.

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About the Book

Title: Black Water Tales: The Unwanted
Author: Jean Nicole Rivers
Genre: New Adult Psychological Horror
In the remote, eastern European town of Borslav there is St. Sebastian orphanage, a place where people discard their unwanted children. For the American, Blaire Baker, it’s the perfect place to volunteer her services. Paired with a cheerful volunteer nurse, Blaire is enthusiastic about the possibilities, but is quickly discouraged when she encounters the nefarious nature of the staff and the deplorable conditions of the facility and the children.
Upon arrival, one of the children informs Blaire, “There’s something in the basement.” It isn’t long before strange things begin happening, including Blaire’s flashbacks of the accident that killed her parents. The children soon suffer injuries that Blaire, first, fears may be the deeds of the callous workers but she soon thinks the abuse may originate from a source that is less than human, something unwanted.
The unwanted is coming but in order for Blaire to fight it, she must dig into St. Sebastian and herself in search of truth. Blaire wants nothing more than to help the children, but when she discovers the tragedy that happened in the basement and learns that the same evil forces are still at work, it will be Blaire who needs help…There’s something in the basement.
Reviews
OH MY GOD I LOVED THIS STORY! If I could pick a novel to be turned into a major motion picture, I would pick Black Water Tales: The Unwanted. This thriller/horror story is sooo scary! And I loved every minute of it!  —A Well Read Woman Book Review
I got chills so many times and couldn’t read it before bed!   —A Book Lover’s Life Book Blog
The book starts off right away with the creepy and it doesn’t let up until the end.  – Vik Booklover
I was completely engaged in the story and had a hard time putting it down, partly because I was interested in the answers and partly because I was terrified, and also just because it was just a really well written read. — SMADA’s Book Smack