Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Shadows of the Rose Book Review and Giveaway



Shadows of the Rose is a varied collections of tales, taking place in various times, various places from the witch trials of past centuries to the future in time and space. This collection also features the two recent short stories, The Prince's Guard and Of Pets and Pleasures, which are also available as separate ebooks.

The Witch Hunter - a young girl is accused of sorcery and the witch hunter sent to condemn her is not as he seems... 

Baby Blues - set in a future where family planning is controlled by the state and it is illegal to make love... 

Free Falling - some friendly aliens have found the cure for most of human diseases, except for one--the one you have... 

The Glass Guitar - Meg thinks a haunted guitar might be just the present for her musician boyfriend's birthday... 

Shadows of the Rose - a lovers' tryst in a ruined abbey, but there is something not quite right - what's that there, hidden beneath the shadows of the rose?
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 My Review
 I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.  This is a neat book of short stories in various genres that you will absolutely love.  Annette Gisby immediately draws you into her world with each captivating story.  When it’s over you’re so engrossed that you don’t want to leave.  My favorite of the collection is The Witch Hunter.  A young woman is accused of Witchcraft and she stands trial before a man she once loved.  He saves her life and marries her, but when her daughter is born we get a huge surprise!


This was an interesting collection, with characters that draw you in.  Unfortunately, some of the stories stop a bit too soon and it felt like it was a sample of a complete novel and you’re left wanting more.  Some just don’t seem to come across as finished to me.  Otherwise, they were fantastic and very imaginative.  
 About the Author

Annette Gisby grew up in a small town in Northern Ireland, moving to London when she was seventeen. She writes in multiple genres and styles, anything from romance to thriller or erotica to horror, even both at the same time. When not writing, she enjoys reading, cinema, theatre and travelling the world despite getting travel sick on most forms of transport., even a bicycle. Sometimes you might find her playing Dragon Quest or The Sims computer games or watching Japanese Anime. She lives in Hampshire with her husband, a collection of porcelain dolls, cuddly toys and enough books to fill a library. It's diminishing gradually since the advent of ebooks, but still has a long way to go.

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