A Hurt Too Deep

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Steffa thought that by moving across the country and changing her name, she could start a new life free of the stifling old-money and high-society obligations of Hartford Cove.

She should have known better. Her ex-mother-in-law doesn't give up that easily.

When Virginia Vandermere wants something, there's no distance too far, no lengths too extreme, and no hurt too deep. More
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Published by Sabledrake Enterprises
Words: 4,040
Language: English
About Christine Morgan

Christine Morgan divides her writing time among many genres, from horror to historical, from superheroes to smut, anything in between and combinations thereof. She's a wife, a mom, a future crazy-cat-lady and a longtime gamer, who enjoys British television, cheesy action/disaster movies, cooking and crafts.

Her stories have appeared in several publications, including: The Book of All Flesh, The Book of Final Flesh, The Best of All Flesh, History is Dead, The World is Dead, Strange Stories of Sand and Sea, Fear of the Unknown, Hell Hath No Fury, Dreaded Pall, Path of the Bold, Cthulhu Sex Magazine and its best-of volume Horror Between the Sheets, Closet Desire IV, and Leather, Lace and Lust.

She's also a contributor to The Horror Fiction Review, a former member of the HWA, a regular at local conventions, and an ambitious self-publisher (six fantasy novels, four horror novels, six children's fantasy books, and two roleplaying supplements). Her work has appeared in Pyramid Magazine, GURPS Villains, been nominated for Origins Awards, and given Honorable Mention in two volumes of Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.

Her suspense thriller, The Widows Walk, was recently released from Lachesis Publishing, and her horror novel, The Horned Ones, is due out from Belfire in 2012.She's currently delving into steampunk, making progress on an urban paranormal series, and on a bloodthirsty Viking kick.

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Review by: David Blake on Sep. 19, 2012 :
Many self-published or amateur works quickly betray themselves within the first couple of pages, usually with a clunky writing style, a cliched opening or a rogue grammatical error. Within a couple of pages of Christine Morgan's "A Hurt Too Deep" I realised I was reading the work of somebody who really knows how to write - it was not just free of errors, the construction of individual sentences and plot as a whole had a very professional feel. It faithfully adheres to the old maxim "show, don't tell" and isn't afraid to let the reader piece together the necessary information instead of spelling it out.

I won't say much about the story itself because if I expand any more on the preview descriptions I'd be in danger of spoiling the surprises. The plot isn't especially stunning or remarkable, so I've deducted a point for that, but when a tale is told as well as this it's not too bad a handicap. After reading "A Hurt Too Deep" I'm certainly inclined to check out more works from Ms Morgan.
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