Today I bring you an author spotlight for Linda Bloodworth. She has two novels in A Raven Wing series that are aimed for adults that deal with very difficult subjects, and not for the younger kiddos. Linda also likes to remain a bit of an enigma, so we have a different kind of author photo for you:
Linda Bloodworth is a writer from Toronto who often has to battle two cats and a dog to find a comfortable writing position. Author of, A Raven’s Touch (2015) and A Raven’s Revenge (2019), Linda has self-published on Amazon and various retail platforms. Writing since she could pick up a pen, Linda enjoys scary tales of the strange and unusual as well as binge-watching Sailor Moon ad nauseam.
A Raven’s Touch
Published: December 25, 2015
Bullied through high school, seventeen-year-old Justice St. Michaels is grateful for the help of her best friend Moira O’Fhey. Their only wish is to graduate high school, leave the sleepy town of Fallingbrook and all that happened behind them. The Heavens have other plans. Between late night sleepwalking and being involved in explosive school fights, nothing seems to make sense. When an unexpected encounter with Darien Raventhorn causes worlds to collide it exposes the truth about Justice’s real identity. To avenge a family death, Justice must embrace her birthright, and slay a demon before all Hell breaks loose.
**Warning**: This book contains bullying, violence, death, and suicide. It is not recommended for those under 16.
A Raven’s Revenge
Published: October 4, 2019
Hell hath no fury like an angel scorned. Justice St. Michaels is on a mission from God to avenge her parents’ death, even if it means hunting Seliki to the depths of Hell. Justice and her powerful friends won’t back down until His will is done. Can an angel, witch, vampire and elf take on Hell and come out alive?
**Warning**: This book is not intended for audiences under 18, scenes of graphic violence, sexual situations, and implications of child molestation (not shown).
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Today we bring you an Author Spotlight for David Nora and his debut published novel Slasher Crasher. Kim will also be sharing her review.
When David Nora isn’t writing silly horror stories about his high school friends, he’s trying to inspire future generations of children as a social studies teacher of the blind/visually impaired. He lives in New York City with his beloved stuffed polar bear, Po Po. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram at davidnorajr [all one word, lowercase]. Your support of indie authors is greatly appreciated.
Published: August 22, 2019
It was the night HE tried to go home…but got caught in THEIR drama…
It’s Halloween. Nick Roesch, a towering figure of evil and stupidity, escapes from the upstate New York mental hospital he’s been committed to for the past five years. Planning to return to his childhood home, where he brutally murdered his babysitter’s boyfriend, his plans are halted when he crosses paths with an even more terrifying beast—two high school friends with some serious beef. Caught in a battle of loyalty that has been brewing for ten years of their friendship, the two girls, Kathleen Strife and Betsy Coleman, force the feud into a savage showdown, pitting the escaped monster against each other. Who will survive this epic death-match, and is it totally wrong to fall in love with the murderous lunatic who just tried to kill your ex-best friend with a machete?
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
I found this book on Instagram and was drawn to the cover. Once I read the description, I knew I wanted to read it. This book is pretty entertaining! Obviously it needs to be taken for what it is, a classic 80s horror tale filled with extremes. Unfortunately, my one criticism is one of those extremes. I really hated Kathleen. No wonder no one liked her at school, she was disgusting! But everyone else was pretty in line with those cheesy 80s horror movies and it worked really well. The story was interesting (though slightly too long), the characters were engaging and believable, and the writing style was easy. There was only one point where I thought that the book was dragging on, but that passed quickly and I liked the story arc. There were some twists that were unexpected to me and I liked them! The ending was awesome! David was the best part of the book. He simultaneously added humor and a seriousness that made the story richer.
Overall, this was an engaging and entertaining read that I would recommend to anyone who loves campy horror. Not good for teens due to a lot of language and adult themes. I’m very glad I read it!
Today I bring you an author spotlight for S. Faxon. She has one novel out now and another one due out next month!
Growing up in San Diego, S. Faxon always kept her eye on the horizon. Determined to experience adventure, S. Faxon left her home in California to attend university in New York City. While there, her imagination took flight and the characters in her world came to life on the page. She completed writing five full length original novels while receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at St. John’s University over a period of four years. Her stories take place in the same fictional world and revolve within twenty years of each other. Minor characters in some of her stories appear as main characters in others. S. Faxon believes that, like in real-life, everyone is connected and has a unique story worth telling.
S. Faxon’s first published novel, The Animal Court is available in paperback and e-book format on Amazon. In her writing career, she has completed fourteen full-length original novels and has seven more in the works. To learn more about the creative projects of S. Faxon, visit her website www.sfaxon.com.
S. Faxon is currently an administrator at an internationally acclaimed museum in her hometown, San Diego. In her previous career, she was an administrator in a human rights advocacy nonprofit at Columbia University in New York City, where she assisted in regional-political, social development programs in countries throughout the world. S. Faxon’s greatest desire is that her words provide for her readers an escape from their daily grind of nine to five.
The Animal Court
Published: October 7, 2017
The Animal Court transports you to a country on the verge of collapse. Realizing that he has been blinded by the advisors in his court, the country’s king turns to his brothers for aid, but rivalry among royal blood proves to provoke old hatreds. One crusader for the people remains, but as the only lady within the king’s court, no man is willing to listen. The infuriating stagnation in progress beckons the crusader Gertrude to retreat to her idyllic country life, if only to hide in the comforting arms of her own skeletons. However, she knows that unless she can help enact rapid and drastic changes to tame the beasts within their government, the country she loves will be lost to the animal court.
Foreign & Domestic Affairs
To Be Published: October 2019
Twenty years have passed since the failed revolution. Though iron hands fell to quell the passions of the masses, the fate of Vitenka is in jeopardy once again.
Whispers from abroad and shadows in their court threaten to dismantle all that the king and queen labored to rebuild. While mourning the unexpected death of their youngest son, Breyton and Gertrude are faced with the impossible decision of prioritizing their family or their thrones. With the eyes of their nation upon the royal couple, will the challenges that brought them together now tear them and their beloved Vitenka apart? Will the foreign and domestic affairs prove to finally usurp the great Malleus reign?