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Thursday, June 14, 2012

We'd like to bring to your attention a great new book
available now

about the book:
Spectral Summary
Convinced she’s a part of the witness protection program, sixteen-year-old Jewel Rose is shuffled around the globe with her family like a pack of traveling gypsies. After arriving at lucky home twenty-seven, she stumbles upon a mysterious boy with magical powers claiming to be her guardian . . . and warning of imminent danger. Despite the obvious sparks between them, Jewel discovers a relationship is forbidden, and the more she learns about dark, brooding Roman, she begins to question who she can even believe — the family who raised her, or the supposed sworn protector who claims they’ve been lying to her all along.

As she struggles to uncover who her family has really been running from, she is forced to hide her birthmark that reveals who she is. With new realities surfacing, unexplained powers appearing, and two tempting boys vying for her heart, Jewel battles to learn who she can trust in an ever growing sea of lies, hoping she’ll make it through her seventeenth birthday alive.

My take on SPECTRAL
Well, I just loved the cover.  It is hauntingly beautiful.
The characters left a bit to be desired.  Couldn't relate to any of them.
The plot, however, was just amazing, and more than made up for the lack of personality with the characters.
Shannon Duffy has a unique writing style.  Even without any great love for the main characters, I was able to enjoy this book.  I'm looking forward to more by Shannon.

3.5/5 stars

about the author

Shannon Duffy's Bio:
Shannon Duffy writes young adult and middle grade fiction. She grew up on the beautiful east coast of Canada and now lives in Ontario, Canada. She is the mom of one boy, Gabriel, her angel. She loves writing, reading, working out, soccer, and the sport of champions-shopping. She is the author of the young adult paranormal romance, SPECTRAL. Her upcoming middle grade fantasy novel, GABRIEL STONE AND THE DIVINITY OF VALTA is scheduled for a January 2013 release.

I'll bet you're asking yourself "where can I get a copy of SPECTRAL?"
WELL, I'm including all the links

Kindle buy link - $2.99

Nook buy link - $4.95

iBookstore buy link - $4.99
Coming Soon

Google buy link - $3.79

Smashwords buy link - $4.99

PDF buy link - $4.95

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  1. Hi Donna, That's interesting that you couldn't connect to the characters but enjoyed the story anyway. It intrigues me to check it out- thanks for the review. I agree, the cover is very mystical : ) ~ Jess

  2. Donna, thanks for taking the time to read and review Shannon's book.