THOUGHT-PROVOKING STORIES–WHAT IF BY FRAN LEWIS

  Thought-provoking

Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2020

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

What If? has six dark stories and a poem that will make you think. I liked them, but I particularly two that rang true during the times that we are in:

“Confined!” is about Fern who self-isolates due to fear of the virus. See what can happen when someone isolates both their mind and body.

“One Race: On World – The Year 2050”: the government makes everyone multicolored, everyone works, everyone is paid the same amount no matter their job, and no one can have their own opinions (sounds a lot like 1984). Then, new neighbors move in…

“The Match” is a poem that’s disturbing. The other three stories are pretty good; they’re interesting and thought-provoking. What If? is a good book to read for when you don’t have much time (the stories are just 6 to 16 pages each) but want something that will make you think.

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THOUGHT PROVOKING STORIES–WHAT IF BY FRAN LEWIS

 Thought-provokingReviewed in the United States on October 9, 2020

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

What If? has six dark stories and a poem that will make you think. I liked them, but I particularly two that rang true during the times that we are in:

“Confined!” is about Fern who self-isolates due to fear of the virus. See what can happen when someone isolates both their mind and body.

“One Race: On World – The Year 2050”: the government makes everyone multicolored, everyone works, everyone is paid the same amount no matter their job, and no one can have their own opinions (sounds a lot like 1984). Then, new neighbors move in…

“The Match” is a poem that’s disturbing. The other three stories are pretty good; they’re interesting and thought-provoking. What If? is a good book to read for when you don’t have much time (the stories are just 6 to 16 pages each) but want something that will make you think.

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NOW 99c! – “I highly recommend Kevin’s books to any and all fantasy lovers. He puts a fresh spin on his books in a difficult genre to carve a path in.” – Winters of Alnora: Birth of the Dark Angel (The Chronicles of Azulia Book 1)

Alnora’s childhood was plagued with poverty, desperation, and unmentionable atrocities. That all changed on the day she encountered The Dark Angel, a sorcerer who is the living embodiment of the world’s darkness.
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After witnessing a display of her potential for the magical arts and the darkness within her heart, this shadowy figure offers Alnora an opportunity, learn the ways of the dark arts and succeed him as the next Dark Angel. With a hunger for power and a quest to leave her traumatizing life behind, Alnora begins an apprenticeship that will change the course of her life.
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Emboldened by the awesome magic she gains through the teachings of The Dark Angel, this one-time beggar orphan embraces her destiny, harnessing the power of her hatred to strike back upon a world that defiled her innocence.
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Behold the account of four winters that shaped a traumatized young girl into the most powerful magical force to ever exist. A new Dark Angel shall be born in Azulia, and the heavens themselves will tremble at her feet.

Mary Barscz

Fantastic dark fantasy

I’ve been in a reading slump for a few months when I spied a post from Kevin about a different series. He was very kind in telling me about Winters of Alnora.
I had previously read 3 of the Rosinanti series( books 1, 1.5, and 2). So I had a feel for the writing style of the author.
As a dark fantasy, expect dark themes throughout.
Kevin made it so easy to empathize with Alnora right from the opening lines. He can transport you to this world, I totally immersed myself in the story, when you actually feel cold just from the words you read, that is a job well done by the author.
This is a short story, it made passing time through a storm fly by.
I highly recommend Kevin’s books to any and all fantasy lovers. He puts a fresh spin on his books in a difficult genre to carve a path in.
I don’t know if there will be any more books in this series, but I would very much welcome more.
Fantastic job Kevin J. Kessler.
Now, I have another Rosinanti book to get into. Grab these books, I am so very happy to have found them.

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FOR NAIL-BITING SUSPENSE LIES BETRAYAL AND FEAR FACES BEHIND THE STONES BK 3 FRAN LEWIS

Praise for Faces Three: Lies: Betrayals: Fear: Who will be the next to wind up behind a stone: FACES 3: Fran Lewis
Faces behind the stones will grab you from beyond. Watch where you walk-Karen H.Vaughan: Author of Daytona Dead

Fran Lewis’ Faces Three: Lies, Betrayal, Fear shows chillingly that crime comes in many forms. So does retribution. It’s filled with delicious irony. Mark Rubinstein Author, Mad Dog House and Love Gone Mad

Walk through a cemetery, and read the names of the Faces Behind the Stones. If you listen very carefully, you may hear the voices of the unfortunate souls who are forever interred there, desperately trying to tell their stories. Murder, arson, deception, and embezzlement…these are just a few of the crimes that led to their “change in zip code.” But, the question must be asked…were they innocent victims? Or did they deserve their grizzly fates? Lies, betray, fear: you be the judge: Maxine Bringenberg: Editor

With this brilliant blend of fiction with non-fiction the book illuminates a seemingly unimportant issue which in fact is at the root of much evil in the world. Through her powerful writing, the sharp presentation and great intellectual understanding of the subject at hand the author(s) has (have) created an important piece of literature and a moral lesson which nobody in my opinion is too young, too old or too wise to hear. Outstanding: Christoph Fischer

Fans of the Stones series won‘t be disappointed. Once again, Fran Lewis has shown her great insight into human nature. Another book to make the reader wonder: Ann Stanmore Author

DARK STORIES THAT MAKE YOU WONDER AND THINK!!! WHAT IF! BY FRAN LEWIS

WHATIF BLURB

What if–a question we’re all asking.

Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2020Verified PurchaseFran Lewis takes the reader on a journey through our present fears, insecurities, and makes us ponder the very real question of, what if? The current struggle we are all feeling (throughout the world) leaves us all with many unanswered questions and worries. In this book of shorts, Ms. Lewis invites the reader into the private worlds of individuals who are feeling trapped and fearful. This collection will definitely have you asking, what if? 5 STARS!

“Lawrencovna has done it again! Fantastic characters and situations that keep you wanting more!” – A Thief in the Night: A Tale of Grimm Portent: (A Fairy Tale Retelling) (The Never Lands Saga) by Andi Lawencovna

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Eskild Fontaein should never have returned to his hometown. He could have stayed in the city where he was respected and admired, but no, he’d wanted to come home. And as the newly appointed town magistrate, the only way to be taken seriously was to be feared. Hanging a thief should fit the bill. He hadn’t wanted to do it. Wished he’d found another way. Sometimes, wishes do come true. Jaias Alvaldene, the scourge of Undcrest, madwoman, villain, thief, is dead. Well, not quite. It helps to have friends in high places, namely on the steps of the gallows when one’s about to be hung from a rope. She would have stayed dead too, if not for the town Magistrate who seemed so forlorn at her demise. What’s a good thief to do when a magistrate comes crying? When a young girl is stolen by a horde of cannibals, there’s only one person to ask for aid in rescuing her. Once a Thief, Always a thief…Can Eskild convince Jaias to help him find the child before it’s too late? Or will he lose everything to his Thief in the Night?

Viv Drewa

Kept me reading until the end!

Lawrencovna has done it again! Fantastic characters and situations that keep you wanting more!
Eskild Fontaein comes home and finds a situation as the newly appointed town magistrate. A thief is hanged, Jaias Alvaldene, but her death is not recorded and Eskild falls in love with her.
Jaias is instrumental in helping Esklid in solving his problems with the village.
I highly recommend this book!

Andi A Thief in the Night A Tale of Grimm Portent

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Once Upon a Time…No, not once upon a time, because this is no fairy tale, and a thief doesn’t deserve a Happily-Ever-After. – The Raven Thief: A Grimm Retelling by Andi Lawrencovna

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Once Upon a Time…No, not once upon a time, because this is no fairy tale, and a thief doesn’t deserve a Happily-Ever-After. This is the story of a woman who thought she could have whatever she wanted without consequences, and in the stealing, lost the one thing she wanted most. It’s the story of the man she left behind, who could never let her go. Only this time, if he fights to stay with her, it could mean more than just their deaths, but that of their world. Orali never thought that Diorlin would agree to work with her again, and even if he did, that he would never feel the way he had in the past for her, or that her feelings wouldn’t have changed either. If only love were enough to fight against the power of The Raven Thief.

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“Recommended for lovers of darker fairytales!” – The River Siren: And Other Stories from the Sea Shore by Andi Lawrencovna

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Not all sirens are made from thingamabobs and dreams of the sand, some live deep beneath the waters where men should fear to tread.

There are stories of myths and legends that you have never heard before.

Stories of creatures born at the beginning of time, seeking life beyond the oceans that birthed it, not knowing what it will find on shore when it emerges to the world of land-walkers, or what those land walkers will do at its emergence.

Stories of a quiet lake, a haven in the middle of the woods, where the darkest of creatures lies in wait for the careless to approach.

Stories from the heart of the Amazon, where the river runs fastest and the tribesman remember the myths their families were built upon, where a siren lives waiting for her song to be heard, waiting to tempt the unwary to her side, never to return them again. She’s been waiting for ages, snaring the undeserving in her spell, or is it that she’s been taking only the worthy, hunting down the wicked with the help of the men she chooses to be her followers?

They’ve all been waiting for their stories to be told, to tempt, to betray…

Are you brave enough to step foot into the waves and see where the shores will take you?

Be warned, not all myths and legends end happily-ever-after.

Some stories will pull you under and never let you go.

Lolah

Recommended for lovers of darker fairytales!

A book of short stories relating to water spirits. A great read and highly recommended reading for all lovers of darker fairytales! Can I also thank the author for the recommendation (in the intro) of the book Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath – an excellent read!!

“Lawrencovna has done it again! Fantastic characters and situations that keep you wanting more!” – A Thief in the Night: A Tale of Grimm Portent: (A Fairy Tale Retelling) (The Never Lands Saga) by Andi Lawencovna

#amwriting, #novel, #mswl, #romanticfantasy, #darkfantasy, #paranormalfantasy

Eskild Fontaein should never have returned to his hometown. He could have stayed in the city where he was respected and admired, but no, he’d wanted to come home.And as the newly appointed town magistrate, the only way to be taken seriously was to be feared. Hanging a thief should fit the bill.He hadn’t wanted to do it. Wished he’d found another way.Sometimes, wishes do come true.Jaias Alvaldene, the scourge of Undcrest, madwoman, villain, thief, is dead.Well, not quite. It helps to have friends in high places, namely on the steps of the gallows when one’s about to be hung from a rope.She would have stayed dead too, if not for the town Magistrate who seemed so forlorn at her demise.What’s a good thief to do when a magistrate comes crying?When a young girl is stolen by a horde of cannibals, there’s only one person to ask for aid in rescuing her.Once a Thief, Always a thief…Can Eskild convince Jaias to help him find the child before it’s too late? Or will he lose everything to his Thief in the Night?

Viv Drewa

Kept me reading until the end!

Lawrencovna has done it again! Fantastic characters and situations that keep you wanting more!
Eskild Fontaein comes home and finds a situation as the newly appointed town magistrate. A thief is hanged, Jaias Alvaldene, but her death is not recorded and Eskild falls in love with her.
Jaias is instrumental in helping Esklid in solving his problems with the village.
I highly recommend this book!

Andi A Thief in the Night A Tale of Grimm Portent

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THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN RAMSES AND ELIZABETH IS ELECTRIYING MERYSEKHMET JO PILSWORTH

Merysekhmet: Legend inspired love story with bite (Diaries of the Cwn Annwn: Hellfire Pack) by [Jo Pilsworth, Kaitlyn Bosch]

Ramses Tariq-Omari has walked the world of man for millennia, a lion shifter, a healer and a soldier, he protects those who know nothing of the paranormal world, of the creatures that seek to harm them. Having served the Goddess Sekhmet since the age of ten, it has been lonely existence indeed, but one he has never regretted having chosen.


Elizabeth DeAnglo needed ‘time out’ from hunting paranormal creatures. Taking a job as a PA to a Wall Street seemed like a plan, until she discovered that her new boss was also the wolf-shifter Alpha of the Hellfire Pack. Since the loss of her fiancé and child to a Wendigo attack, she has trained as a paranormal hunter, driven to hunt down the creature responsible. Only then is she certain that she will find peace. Despite living and working with the Hellfire Pack, despite having a family in her fellow paranormal hunters, she is alone, always on the periphery. When she is attacked, again, by unknown Hellhounds, Elizabeth wonders why she is being targeted. She also wonders at the identity of the mystery archer who comes to her aid.

A millennia-old paranormal warrior and a modern day paranormal hunter. Two sides in opposition, yet fighting the same enemy. The attack will change Elizabeth’s life and force her to face some harsh truths. Can she straddle the worlds of the paranormal and those who hunt them? What will happen if she is forced to choose? Can love overcome the deep-seated prejudice which Ramses will face from Elizabeth’s friends?

Merysekhmet is the first paranormal romance novel written by Jo Pilsworth and Kaitlyn Bosch, two friends who met via Facebook role-play. Based on the legend of the Egyptian Goddess Sekhmet, it forms part of the Diaries of the Cwn Annwn: Hellfire Pack series. Content is aimed at an 18+ audience and contains scenes of mild violence. Some sexual content.

Reviewed in the United States on November 1, 2018

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I’ve read several parts in this series now and have loved them all. There is a really fascinating backstory to these shifters that makes them stand out and each part deepens the mythos. In this one there is a Merysekhmet as the lead hero, Ramses. What he is, is truly unique, and I’ll not spoil any details about that. The chemistry between him and Elizabeth was wonderfully done. Another thing I enjoy is that the romances in these are very natural and unfold alongside of a story. It was also neat to see a few characters I knew from later parts. I read them out of order, but that’s okay because they can all be read alone as each is a complete story. If you are looking for paranormal romance that has more to bite into, you can’t go wrong with any of the books in this series.

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