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I'm from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. I recently moved to Salt Lake City, Utah last year. I love writing, it is my passion. It comes as naturally to me as breathing. It's how I express myself. But I love being creative in general.
I just finished writing my first eBook, The Advice Girl, and I am currently writing the sequel, Invoked. They are both part of my series which is titled The Dalara Series.
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What others have said about L. A. Shaw:
"There is no denying that Ms Shaw is a talented writer and has a promising career ahead of her as an author." - Leanne (Magic of Reading)
"Shaw's characters are very realistic, and I can identify with them on complex levels." - Jennifer (The Bawdy Book Blog)
"L.A. Shaw will go places, I tell you. (Plus, she’s a totally delightful human being, which makes me even more anxious to read more of her work.)" - Ems (In which Ems Reviews Books)
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
on May 25, 2011 :
Kira and Sophia are best friends, and have been since early childhood. Sophia is nicknamed "The Advice Girl" because people just feel comfortable talking to her. When she is killed in a mysterious accident, Kira is devastated. Things become worse when Kira finds a note from Sophia that makes her question everything she knows about her friend. This note draws her into a war between two secret societies who may know more about Sophia than she does.
This novella is fast paced and full of action. There are a few places where it seems rushed and I'd love to see more detail, but overall, it is a very exciting read.
Kira is a very developed, and likeable character. She becomes really depressed when Sophia dies. Reading those passages, I really wanted to give her a hug and help her feel better. While she doesn't have any special powers, she is still willing to do whatever she needs to in order to help her best friend.
Sophia is a interesting character. Her abilities are unique and portrayed in a realistic manner.
The one thing I had trouble with was how quickly Sophia and Ethan's relationship progressed. Given a little more time, or a bit more explanation about their time together would go a long way to making me believe how intense they were.
The ending had quite a few loose ends, but it was still handled in a concluding manner. It could have been a stand alone book, and even when I finished it, I didn't realize it was part of a series right away. Anyone who reads my reviews will know this is an important detail to me, and this book handled it in a very satisfying way that makes me really look forward to the next book.
(reviewed 46 days after purchase)
on March 31, 2011 :
This book was amazing!!!! I loved the suspense and I also could not put the book down! I cannot wait for the sequel! I really wish it was already out! Great book. I can't wait to see what is in the future for this author!
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
on March 27, 2011 :
I just finished reading it, and I thought it was really great! It was very entertaining and held my attention from start to finish, which says a lot because sometimes I struggle with that. I can see a lot of great things coming from this new author, can't wait until the sequel comes out!
(reviewed the day of purchase)