Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Book Review/Giveaway - Silent Scream by Marcia Colette

 

Silent Scream by Marcia Colette 

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GENRE: YA Paranormal 

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BLURB: Psychokinetic teen Phaedra Thorne is back! Her life consists of balancing her high school and college courses while trying to keep the peace between her older brother Kurt and little sister Nadia. On top of that, their schizophrenic and psychokinetic mom remains locked away in the attic. Believe it or not, things are better than they have ever been. 

Those "better times" go up in flames when the only sanctuary the Thornes have ever known--their home--is burnt to the ground. With Kurt severely injured and their mother missing, Phae and Nadia have been left in the hands of the supernatural foster care system. Just as the Thorne sisters start to settle in with her temporary family, a blast from their horrific past comes to their foreboding rescue. Phae has good reason to be apprehensive about the new arrangements, considering many supernaturals want to buy the burnt out husk of a home and have taken a liking to her psychokinesis and Nadia's uncanny prowess. There's only one thing Phae can do. Find their mother.

 Having been kidnapped, assaulted, and sold to the highest bidder, Phae will have to learn how to trust other members of her estranged family, if she has any hopes of saving the immediate one she loves. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~  

Excerpt: Kurt smashed in the bedroom door just as I pulled Nadia out of bed and into my arms. We only kept the door locked out of fear that mom might sneak out of the attic at night. It wasn’t much of a barrier, but we hoped it would be enough to wake us before she tore into the room if it came to that. 

“Take her.” I tried to hand my frightened little sister off to him. “I’ll get mom.” 

 “No.” Shaking his head, he grabbed my elbow and guided both of us out the broken door. “You two get out of here. I’m going after mom.” 

 “You’re insane.” I coughed as the smoke thickened. Tears burned my eyes. Crackling came from overhead like the roof was on fire. “You don’t have your powers anymore. Mine may be out of control, but at least, they have the twisted tendency to work in my favor.” 

 “Look around you, Phae. The last thing we need is anything else out of control. Now, get Nadia out of here!” He shoved me toward the stairs before taking off toward the attic trapdoor. 

More cursing went through my brain, but he was right. I had to get our little sister out. I patted her back as she coughed and cried against my shoulder. 

Instead of fleeing, I went back into the room and found my satchel and my purse in the chair where I had left them. 

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My Thoughts:   This was a strange but highly enjoyable story. I quickly became immersed in the characters and the awesome world built around them.

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 AUTHOR Bio and Links: I'm Marcia Colette and I love to write urban fantasy, YA, horror, and paranormal romance. Since I was never a voracious reader until later in life, I try to write stories that I like to read, and for readers who don't have a lot of time in their busy lives. 

 My first published novel started with Half Breed (formerly known as Stripped) and my fantasy life took off from there. My next novel was a paranormal romance entitled Unstable Environment and I also released Bittersweet (YA), Hazardous Environment (Paranormal Romance), The Spider Inside Her (Urban Fantasy), and Deadlier by the Dozen (Urban Fantasy). I have sold several short stories and novellas to Mocha Memoirs Press and I continued my Alexa York series with Purple Sword Publications. 

 When I'm not reading or writing, I live my best life in the real world as an IT Manager and enjoy getting into trouble with my manga-loving daughter. I can't draw, so she's out of luck with that one. However, I always write a little piece of her into each of my characters. And before I forget, I also write science fiction under another pen name. 

Links Website: www.marciacolette.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marciacolette

Twitter: https://twitter.com/marciacolette 

Blog: https://marciacolette.wordpress.com/ 

My books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08K7NPYMN 

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 Marcia Colette will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. 

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16 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed the excerpt, thanks for sharing!~

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  2. I appreciate getting to hear about another book I didn't know about until now. Thank you for sharing and for this giveaway also.

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  3. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book, it sounds like an interesting read.

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  4. Really great post, I enjoyed reading it!

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  5. I am looking forward to reading "Silent Scream". It seems just like the type of book I would really enjoy.

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  6. I think the post today is very interesting and I am looking forward to reading this. Great looking cover here.
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  7. Thanks you for hosting my book tour and many thanks to everyone who visited today. Y

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  8. Sounds fascinating. Thank you for hosting.

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