WRITERS WRITE... WRITING PARTNERS FEUD ~ REVIEW OF UNBALANCED by Courtney Shepard
FROM THE DESK OF
DONA PENZA TATTLE, ESQ.
ASSOCIATE WRYE BALDERDASH
Tattle and Wrye loop arms as they jump into a review of UNBALANCED by Courtney Shepard, a paranormal romance.
Tattle clears her throat and begins, “Long, long ago four young girls were abducted by the Master, and henceforth generations of four sisters are pulled back to the current Master of The Order. The sisters’ powers grow with every generation; thereby The Order’s need for that power intensifies. They cannot exist without it, and they have a decisive and heinous end plan.”
“This latest generation of sisters had been separated at birth yet they are all still hunted.” Narrowing his eyes, Wrye offers a sinister snarl. “And they feel it, believe there is something more to their existence and soon those reasons unfold even as the threat of death dodges them. This is a tale of four powerful women who have the ability to command the element of nature. Asha, the main heroine of this story, is fire and is as independent and tough as they come as well as quite explosive when her temper is ignited.” Uses both hands to imitate the universal symbol of something exploding.
“Her love interest, Clay,” Tattle sighs the name, “… has his own mysterious depths and from the first you feel he might pose a threat. Still, he has been drawn to her, believes he to be the woman power who has haunted his dreams, La Guerrero Reina, the Warrior Queen. He pledges himself to her, but there is something more to this hot-to-the-bone hero, and their romance has the curve twisting velocity of a roller coaster ride as their passion increases and their love strengthens despite an unwavering sense, woven into the underside of the story, that smacks of betrayal.”
“The backdrop of the story also shows the persistent struggle of women through the ages in life and in religion. The prevalent magic underpinning the story, along with the slow unveiling of the truth behind The Order, and the reason for the sisters’ power is fully compelling. Good and evil has its place as well, but neither is pure which makes it all more human and realistic.”
Tattle adds, “The characters are all well-drawn with the sisters being very tough, no-nonsense and determined. The men they are drawn to, with a future promise of possibilities, also exhibit that fighting spirit, and they too share a mysterious aura that keeps the reader wondering at the truth. The sexuality of the book has steam and heat enough to pull you into the romance, yet is delightfully devoid of any crudeness or obscenity, making the various elements of mystery, romance, fantasy, magic and danger all the balanced.”
“Courtney Shepard wove a tale that stays with you days past reading it.” Wrye gives his serious and penetrating look. “The plot was swiftly paced, cleverly written while the dialogue was brisk, addictive and true to life. If there is any complaint it is that it ended too soon. I want to read more of this universe, uncover the finer depths of The Order, the deeper mystery behind the sisters. These feelings, I believe the author, skillfully and deliberately provoked with the purpose of sequels, one for each of the sisters, Ivy, Mere and Avia, of which I am looking forward to reading. UNBLANCED is a book with a hook! If you enjoy the paranormal with strong female leads, this is certainly the story for you.”
Hope you all enjoyed our reviews! Until next month, keep reading.
Dona Penza Rutabaga Tattle, Esq. and Associate Wrye Balderdash
of Blather City, Wannachat
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