Bodelia's Anguish

Adult
Rated 4.11/5 based on 9 reviews
The fury of a goddess betrayed is about to be unleashed on those she once loved. Will Alhanassa, the world she created, survive? Will the Immortal Council be able to sway her desire for revenge? The exciting prologue to a gripping new series. More
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About S.D. Stevens

I love reading, whether it's historical, horror, romance, supernatural or suspense, I get totally absorbed. I enjoy a wide variety of authors from Stephen King and James Herbert to indie authors I have found right here on smashwords, such as Nicky Charles, Jan Gordon and S C Stephens.

I have lots of other interest such as; amateur photography, which I'm not very good at, walking with my dogs and I am a member of the English Heritage and like to visit historical sights. I love steampunk and enjoy creating costumes and attending events. I run a small dressmaking and homemade gift business with my daughter. I am religious but I reserve the right not to divulge and I give others the same respect. I do find people interesting, how they believe tells a lot about them but I do not judge.

I HATE soap operas. I mean really hate them; Coronation farm and Emmadale square; to me watching those is a waste of valuable reading or writing time. I do watch TV, I love things like CSI, NCIS, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Sharpe, Startrek, Supernatural and Charmed, I think you get the drift, anything supernatural and sify. My daughters and I go together to see all the latest horror movies at the cinema.

My greatest ambition is to become a fantasy indie author. I has been writing for years but never plucked the courage up to get my work published. It took me a long time to find an outlet for all the stuff that goes off in my head and then to show it to people. Most have said it is good and want to read more but lets face it, I have only shown my work to family and close friends. As much as I love them and how they have encouraged me, the biggy is what will happen once I publish something? Once it's out there? That is scary, don't you think?

My writing is mostly about a magical world called Alhanassa. It came into existence after reading countless historical novels and being troubled by how society treated girls and women. What would it be like if the roles were reversed? A world governed by Queens, Priestess, governesses. Alhanassa is such a place where women rule and magic is a part of everyday life.

If you choose to download something of mine, THANK YOU just for even considering it. I nervously sit, metaphorically twiddling my thumbs. (I will be either reading or writing).

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Review by: Badvok on June 24, 2015 :
Reading through this has been a pleasure and I have to agree with the other reviewers. It has everything which makes for a good read; emotion, appropriate pace and an immersive plot. The story ends nicely on a cliffhanger, leaving us readers anxious to see the next edition to find out what becomes of a few of the characters and indeed the world of Alhanassa!

As a side note; I've read, written and edited many reviews on plenty of different platforms. These have covered all things from books, movies, theatre, music, restaurants and hotels. In my experience the two "1 star" reviews seem nothing more than vitriolic nonsense. Ironic really, given that the last one seems to have been written in blind haste by someone who has a very poor grasp on the English language or how to use it correctly!
Pay no attention to the internet trolls!!
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Review by: Natalie Wood on June 24, 2015 :
Just read this book and i completely disagree with the last review, i got lost in the story. Like most books, i read i like the magic behind the story. Speaking of mystical creatures like Dragon imps gives a whole meaning to the sence of the magic, the sisters and especially bodelia's character of a jealous goddess.

Brilliant more please
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Review by: DavisPaul123 on June 24, 2015 :
Absolutely shit, can't say any of the words, it's over exaggerated, the use hyperbole is pathetic an quite boring.
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Review by: Robert Smith on June 01, 2015 :
I was not sure where I was being taken when I started this short story, but after the author starts to build her world, the story puts its hooks into you and pulls you along.
Bodelia's character is developed nicely and the supporting characters as well. S.D. Stevens writes with passion and the story evokes emotion.
I really enjoyed this and found myself wanting more.
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Review by: Patrick W Kavanagh on Jan. 01, 2015 :
From the ethereal world of a goddess, to the divided and endangered world created by her jealousy and anger, this is an excellent read!
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Review by: Mistress Rant on Dec. 24, 2014 :
I totally disagree with the last review. I'm very well read, given that I can't get about much, and I've never come across anything similar to this. It's captivating, well written, well edited and left me burning for more!
More please!
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Review by: emma18 on Dec. 22, 2014 :
Rubbish. Boring and copies other books
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Review by: Barb Spence on Dec. 01, 2014 :
I have just finished this book....& all I can say is "wow,wow....& wow!"...its brilliant.had me hooked from first few lines!! I cannot wait for the rest...I NEED to know what happens to Bodelia & her Sisters & their world.....fabulous! Keep them coming!!
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Review by: Tixytea on Sep. 13, 2014 :
Really enjoyed this story and although it was short it pulled me in. I would certainly like to read some more of this authors stories. Fantastic first read on smashwords!
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