A New Underground Title & a 4-Star ReviewApril 18, 2016
The third tale in Anna Rouen’s MASTER OF ILLUSION series can also stand alone, and for readers drawn to historical fiction, intrigue and romance, ANGEL OF SONG is a novel hat trick. Rouen weaves many layers into the fabric of the story — from Angelique’s journey of self-discovery and the complexities of love and loss to the chaos of war and the transformative power of music. While a bit slow at times, ANGEL OF SONG’s well-developed plot and rich character relationships will keep readers turning pages with anticipation.
Today, Underground Book Review’s co-founder Brian L. Braden releases his first short story compilation, the illusion exotic: six tales of souls turning life’s corners. From the Old West, to the edge of space, six people must learn to abandon the illusions that feed their fears, and trust in love, friendship, and courage.
Some writers pen plot-driven tales, while others, like me, prefer to let the characters shine. Some of us achieve a balance between both plot and character, where both are equally important. Whichever way you write; characterization is always crucial to creating a memorable story.
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As Ella makes her way to the San Diego airport, she learns that her sister, Lorraine, has been admitted to Seattle Westbridge Hospital. Lorraine’s au pair and sixteen-year-old son are missing. Being diagnosed with secondary brain cancer, Lorraine’s story keeps changing, making Ella question how unreliable her sister really is.
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