Daily Archives: December 11, 2011

Guest Post by Author Nicole Storey – Book Signings R Fun!

I am starting a new feature on the blog. I will be trying to get guest authors to post regularly on all topics related to books, besides the reviews and interviews I do from time to time. These of course can be on anything under the sun, the small restriction being that the topic is somehow connected with books. And I would love readers to interact here, and ask questions. I am sure the guests would gladly answer all queries!

I’d like to welcome Author Nicole Storey to the blog for the first ever post by a Guest Author!  She will be talking about her her first book signing as an indie author.

About Nicole:

Nicole Storey is a native of LaGrange, Georgia.  She lives there with her husband, two amazing children, a finicky cat, and a bunch of goldfish.  She has been an avid supporter of special-needs children since her son was diagnosed with autism at the age of two.  This led her to write her first book, Grimsley Hollow-The Chosen One, where the main character and hero of the story is an autistic boy.

When Nicole isn’t in Grimsley Hollow dreaming up more adventures for her characters, she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and blogging (along with book reviews).   She also enjoys scheming and devising plans on how to celebrate her favorite holiday when it rolls around each year; Halloween!

Nicole can be reached here:

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/nicolestoreyfans

Twitter:  @Nicole_Storey

Blog:  http://nicolestorey.wordpress.com

Website:  http://nicolestorey.weebly.com

A drumroll please for the first ever guest post of the blog:

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Rapture by Phillip W Simpson Review

Rapture (Rapture Trilogy, #1)Rapture by Phillip William Simpson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Set in a world where the Biblical prophecy of the Rapture has come true, the story follows the protagonist Sam. Sam is half-demon and-half human, having characteristics of both. He is stronger and faster than most humans, heals faster and is difficult to hurt. He of course has horns protruding from his head, which makes interacting with people a little difficult. Like a demon, he is burned by contact with anything holy and cannot venture near a church. But, he has all the emotions of a human. He is awkward and shy, gets angry and ashamed and feels loyalty and love.

Sam’s entire world revolves around Hikari, his mentor and father-figure and his daughter Aimi. Sam is mainly confined to their house and only steps outside in the dark, or when he is wearing a cap or a hood to cover his horns. Sam has been trained as a warrior right from a very young age and is extremely proficient in using various weapons as well as hand-to-hand combat aided by his inhuman strength and speed. He is portrayed as fumbling his way through almost everything else. He has difficulty expressing himself and is positively disastrous in his interactions with others his age. Sam is in love with Aimi, and she is the only person with whom he interacts somewhat freely. This love story develops throughout the book, and I suspect it will have much larger role to play in later ones.

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