Monday, March 23, 2015
Book Review-Conduit of Souls
This past weekend, I read a romance that was truly unique.
The book-Conduit of Souls, the author- G. S. Bailey. I've read short stories before. I've written them as well, one published and one to be published this summer, but this book of six was different from anything I've ever read before.
Although two of my favorites, Witch and Never Linger, overlap, each was a completely contained stand alone short story. The author created fully developed settings and characters for each with such few words, I was truly impressed.
There is an underlying paranormal aspect in each; ghosts, cannibals, witches, reincarnation, time travel, vampires, and astral projection. Life and death. Love and hate. Fear and courage. Karma and redemption. All themes the author addresses. There are spiritual undertones, not necessarily religious ones.
Honestly, the stories made my heart pound in a couple of different ways. I'm not big on horror, but I love suspense. There were a couple that boarder on horror for me. My blood rushed worrying about the characters and how they were going to... I won't put a spoiler here. But they weren't so scary that I expect any nightmares.
There was also a bit of sexy erotica in a couple of them, which gets the blood flowing in an entirely different way. It was written well and offset the darker aspects of those stories.
In the end, the author ties the book together nicely. The plots are all different, yet somehow, work well as a compilation.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, I probably never would have chosen this book myself, but I am really glad I did. Now, I'm anxious to read other works by this author.
Goes to show, sometimes you need to read outside the box.
You can find my Goodreads review here. Remember, if you read a good book, make sure to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. You may help someone else discover a new book they might never have chosen without your written recommendation.
What book(s) have you read recently that you would recommend?