Book Review & Giveaway: Loreena’s Gift by Colleen M. Story

18 Jul

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A BLIND GIRL’S TERRIFYING “GIFT” ALLOWS HER TO REGAIN HER EYESIGHT–BUT ONLY AS SHE FERRIES THE RECENTLY DECEASED INTO THE AFTERLIFE.

Loreena Picket thinks she knows herself. A blind young woman who lives with her uncle, a reverend at a small-town church, she’s a dutiful niece and talented pianist for the congregation.

But they’re both hiding a terrible secret. Loreena can kill people with the touch of her hand.

While her uncle sees her as an angel of mercy, helping usher the terminally ill members of his flock into the afterlife, Loreena has her doubts.

Torn between doing her uncle’s bidding and the allure of the fleeting moments when her eyesight returns on the journey to the other side, Loreena cooperates with her uncle until her troubled older brother returns to town. When she reveals her power by saving him from a local drug dealer, she is drawn into a sinister and dangerous world that will test the true nature of her talent and force her to consider how far she is willing to go to survive.

An exciting debut that crosses fantasy and literary fiction, Loreena’s Gift is a thought-provoking meditation on life and death and what ultimately lies beyond this world.

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My Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

What an amazing novel! I had difficulty putting Loreena’s Gift down because it was so interesting. I wanted to know what was  going to happen next.

Loreena has a gift, or curse, that she and her uncle use for good, to help terminally ill people go to the other side. When the head of a biker club finds out about her gift, he makes her choose to use her gift or lose her brother. She already believes she’s killed two innocent people. Even if she can save herself and her brother, will she ever be able to get over killing others?

I really like Colleen M. Story’s writing style. It’s fast paced and the descriptions are very well done. The story is complex and has some twists. Her idea of what happens when we die is quite interesting. 

I definitely recommend Loreena’s Gift.

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About the Author

2016-07-17_11-44-58Colleen M. Story writes imaginative fiction and is also a freelance writer, instructor, and motivational speaker specializing in creativity, productivity, and personal wellness. Her latest novel, “Loreena’s Gift,” was released with Dzanc Books April 12 2016. Her fantasy novel, “Rise of the Sidenah,” is a North American Book Awards winner, and New Apple Book Awards Official Selection (Young Adult). She is the founder of Writing and Wellness (writingandwellness.com) a motivational site for writers and other creatives.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~ Twitter

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Giveaway

Win a signed copy of Loreena’s Gift. One winner will also get a $15 Amazon GC (Open int’l)

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4 Responses to “Book Review & Giveaway: Loreena’s Gift by Colleen M. Story”

  1. Rita Wray July 18, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

    The story sounds very intriguing.

  2. colleen July 18, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Dawn! :O)

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