I am an artist who prefers drawing cute, adorable flowers and a writer who goes for not so cute and adorable monsters. Although I was telling fantastical stories since early childhood (telling my mom that someone else peed in my pants), I had never realized that I was actually any good at it until Vincent ( my husband) whipped me into shape and told me to shut up and start writing.
On one wonderful fall day Vincent told me to try my hand in writing short stories, to which I replied that I could never write a short story because I would suck at it and my grammar is bad because English is my third language and so on and so forth. Long story short, Vincent wakes up the next day and I present him with my first short story.
"You just told me you can't write," said Vincent. And then he read the story that I, the woman who had always painted colorful, adorable flowers, had written. It was a very dark story about OCD vampires (no seriously, OCD vampires can be very scary.)
And that was the beginning of The Kairan Curse, which ended up being broken down into 3 collections of short stories and notelets.
on Aug. 24, 2014 :
Curse You was a delight to read. It gives a small insight into the very evident talent of Armada Volya. The story flows effortlessly, will hold your attention to the final word, and will result in a blood curdling scream for more. The artwork sets the scene to perfection. I, for one, will be reading the rest of her work. A definite slam dunk 5 stars and can't wait for more.
(review of free book)
on March 04, 2014 :
Fredrick Kairan & Steven Glarin who resided in Greenville were very concerned about the cow’s milk production. The 2 saw a snake (Jacob) in the barn but it quickly disappeared. Julie is Frederick P/G wife. He has 2 children 1 son Daniel & a daughter Victoria. Elizabeth is afraid of Fredrick. Jacob is burned by Frederick at the stake for stealing the milk. Elizabeth blamed him for her father’s death. Fast forward & Dr. Robert Finch tells the couple the newborn baby will not survive.
Was Elizabeth behind this child’s death? What will Dr. Finch find in the book Encyclopedia of Demons?
Cool book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written spooky vampire, schfi or paranormal type short story (book). It was very easy to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. Quite a few twists/turns. No grammar errors, repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of interesting scenarios & a great set of characters. This could make a great vampire movie or TV series. No doubt in my mind a very easy rating of 5 stars for this short story (book).
Thank you for the free short story (book)
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
(review of free book)