Friday, December 13, 2013

Release Day REVIEW - Death of The Body


I grew up in a world of magic. By the time I was ten I understood nature, talked to the trees, and listened to the wind. When the kingdom of men conquered my town, I was murdered by one of my own—the betrayer of my kind. But I didn't stay dead.
I woke to find myself in a strange new world called Los Angeles. The only keys to the life I remembered were my father’s ring, my unique abilities, and the onslaught of demons that seemed hell-bent on finding me. Now I must find out who I really am, protect my friends, and get back to my beloved hometown of Orenda.

Edmund lives in a world that is magical and he can commune with the earth itself. It's pretty cool and unlike any other story I have ever read.

He has a destiny and an amazing magic. He is out hunting with his friends when things go seriously wrong. Edmund loses everything within a short amount of time and has been betrayed by a trusted man who ultimately ushers in his demise.

Characters are very believable for me all well described as well as the scenery. The author paints a grand picture in both sight and sound for me. When the fire followed him back through the tree I could imagine the sight and smell of it all. There is a great attention to detail. The whole elemental thing was great I always love that! I love Xia and Alexander!
I was taken aback by the religious twists to the story it was intriguing to say the least.

All in all it was a really good read. A good plot, creative and unique. Definitely an Urban Fantasy to give a great example of what Urban Fantasy should be.

I can't even imagine going through the crap Edmund had to go through.
As Alexander he must find his way and figure out what has happened to him. And what his destiny holds.

If you like mysterious Paranormal or Urban Fantasy this is the book for you.

Very imaginative and if there are more books to come I look forward to reading them.
4 of 5 hearts

I've often been accused of having done more in my life than the average person my age, but if I were completely honest I'd have to tell you my secret: I'm really 392.

So after all this time, I'm a pretty crappy writer.

I have one book published but out of print, one coming out soon, and a bunch half written (when you have eternity, where's the reason to rush?). I've been favorably reviewed by horror greats like Nancy Kilpatrick, and my how-to-write-horror articles have been quoted in scholarly (aka community college freshmen's) papers.

I enjoy the occasional Bloody Mary, although a Bloody Kathy or Susan will suffice.

Mostly, I just try to keep a low profile so people don't figure out who I REALLY am.



Happy Reading!


  1. Thanks for posting about Death of the Body today, and for your review!

    If any of your readers, or you, have questions or comments I'd love to stop back by and answer as many as I can :).

    I also hope to see you all at the release day party tomorrow on Facebook, where there will be tons of prizes and giveaways!

    Happy Friday the 13th!

    1. I will be sure to keep that in mind and thanks for stopping by! I will be at the FB party for sure! Happy Friday the 13th!