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I live in the scenic Catskill Mountains of New York and I have been writing in one format or another as long as I can remember. I write in various genres and love strong heroines, family minded characters and sexy heroes. I love writing and also creating art in various mediums.
I write about strong women facing life altering issues. My first series are stand alone books, Women of Character contemporary romances: Echoes from the Past, Once and Always, Heartstealer and Wishing on a Rodeo Moon.
My second series is Women of Strength time travel trilogy, Once Upon a Remembrance, Book 1, Soulmates Through Time, Book 2, and Treasure So Rare, Book 3.
I also have a Faeries Lost series, Romantic Shorts, and new this year Young Adult Time Travel with a Twist. Thanks for stopping by. My young adult has its own page at http://www.GraceBranniganYoungAdult.com
I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I enjoyed writing them.
on Feb. 16, 2015 :
I thoroughly enjoyed Deception. It was an engaging read and took me about 90 minutes to read - perfect for a nice afternoon break with a cup of tea.
On my kobo, it listed the downloaded book as 100 pages so I was quite shocked when the story ended on page 60. I WASN'T FININSED YET - I still wanted to read more about Sacha and Trey, and felt that their story wasn't yet complete. I did feel that the story wrapped up well enough, albeit quickly, but I personally would've liked more development on the romance front.
I had to keep reminding myself that this is a short story - but Grace has an amazing foundation here - and she could easily expand this into a full length novel - developing the other characters around the main two.
Included as a nice 'bonus'- the remaining 40 pages on my kobo contain excerpts from her other novels - some of which I can't wait to read.
Want a great afternoon read - this is the book for you.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Jan. 20, 2015 :
Deception is a short romantic story with mystery to it. In fact the entire story is a mystery - Is she? Is she not? The romance is not such that it hits hard. It is a soft and sweet romance and the mystery underneath goes strong till the beautiful unraveling of it.
Although the story is short in itself, the foundation of the story is strong. The base being story, the built up is interesting and hence the story is engaging. The character built up is nice and all the characters in the story has got their proper place in it. There are no characters that are unduly introduced or kept through the pages.
The portrayal of Sasha is really nice and gives out a good, positive message out to the reader. Samuel, as the grandfather, is also an interesting character, who even though he is not well, still shows amazing strength of character and beautiful support throughout, and who has not yet lost that trick of catching small things normally unseen to the eye. Trey is shown as a typical male who runs to protect the ones he love, and who is very easy to fall in love with for the exact same reason.
Overall a wonderful read. The last few pages, where the mystery is opened up is truly interesting and nicely written.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)