Summertime for Blair Reynolds and her friends had always been carefree and
fun...until the summer they happened upon something that was not human. As they
band together in a fight for their lives, Blair's true love becomes something
more than human. Something unnatural. And their entire survival depends upon
their ability to keep a secret.
My Review of Cicada:
I loved this story! It is not your usual paranormal fantasy story. Throw in some intriguing sci-fi and it blows you away! It is told from the point of view of Blair Reynolds as she hangs out with her older friends as they enjoy their carefree youthful lives. In the summer, things start happening around them that can't be explained. Together they must fight for eachother's lives, accept changes to come and ultimately find each of their fates.
It was refreshing not to read about werewolves, vampires and the like. This introduces a more scifi element with aliens. Or is it? Belle throws a spin on the legends of crop circles, lights in the sky and even the tale of twins. I loved the suspense, the realism and the smooth writing that kept me engrossed and turning each page. The story fuses reality and the unknown easily but leaves you with enough mystery that you are attached to the characters and story until the very end. I look forward to the next installment, the end was definitely left wide open for another one. I can't wait!
5 out of 5 stars!
I received this book from the author for an honest review for her blog tour.
About the Author:
Belle resides somewhere north of Houston, Texas in a small inconsequential town
with the smallest most inconsequential name. There, in the shady reaches of the
pines, elms, and oaks, she daydreams of adventures and secrets that she weaves
throughout her stories. She shares a home with her daughter, Linda Belle, and
her Lancashire Heeler, Sascha Marie, and has her mother as a next-door neighbor.
As a student of literature, Belle is earning her degree in English at the
University of Houston. She hopes to teach literature at the college level some
War: Book III - Edaline’s Dawn
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War: Book III - Edaline's Dawn!
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Pepper Jones and her mysterious sidekick Jacob Longstreet are investigating a string of burglaries in her neighborhood when they get a little too close!
Vol 2: The Missing Clue
A snobby high school cheerleader turns to Pepper and Longstreet when her father dies. A promised special inheritance has been lost due to a fire. Can Pepper and her mysterious sidekick find the clues needed as they sift through the ashes of this girl's life?
Vol 3: The Roadside Rescue
Pepper Jones just can’t help it. Even driving to work leads her into a mystery. Pulling over to help a woman acting crazy, she is immediately thrown into a life and death situation with her mysterious partner Jacob Longstreet. Racing through the woods at full speed, will they find a missing child before it’s too late?
After that, a little-known classmate seeks Pepper out after discovering her grandma’s house is haunted. Pepper has never been a ghost hunter, but she finally agrees to check it out. Coming face to face with the spirit in the house is the scariest thing Pepper has ever done, but is everything really as it seems?
Vol 4: The Unsolved Robbery
Sixty seven years ago, the Fourth Street Bank was robbed and the assistant manager murdered. The money was never recovered, and their only suspect disappeared into thin air. Everyone knew that he did it…except his family.
Pepper has been hired to clear his name, but that leaves her with another big problem…finding the real robbers.
Pepper Jones and her unusual partner Jacob Longstreet take on the ultimate cold case…one whose clues they will have to dig up in the last century.