Dead Air

Rated 4.50/5 based on 4 reviews
When Max Benson and Jeremy Logan buy an antique radio for their new condo, the couple gets more than just a conversation piece. Broadcasting talk show Second Chance on Station SPTK, Spirit Talk Radio, listeners are invited to settle old scores, solve mysteries and finally make peace--with the dead. #SPTK #Spirit Talk Radio #All Spirits, All the Time. More

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  • Category: Fiction » Urban
  • Words: 13,540
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780463340042
About Luna Selas

I am a professional freelance writer with a love for urban fantasy. I am interested in spiritual evolution (my own and the planet's) the paranormal, prophetic dreaming, UFOs (Come on! Disclose, already!), transcendent experiences and "forbidden" history and archaeology among other oddities, anomalies and conundrums. I am not, however, much of a conspiracy fan. I love science as much as spirituality, and I think we will eventually understand that "God" is another name for the quantum source field.

I have worked a variety of jobs over the years, some good, some not, but the activities that have always sustained me under any and all conditions (including a couple of brutal years being slapped silly by panic disorder) are reading and writing. I could always escape into a good book, no matter what else was going on around me or inside my head. It is my calling to provide this same escape, entertainment and enjoyment to others.

I am married to a great guy who understands my love of writing (and absolute horror of what often goes on in the corporate world), and is genuinely happy to help me escape the legal slavery that is big business.

I can finally, honestly say, "It is my great pleasure to serve."

Reviews

Review by: Susan Sage on Sep. 3, 2018 :
My only complaint regarding ‘Dead Air’ is that it left me longing for more! I grew attached to the characters, as well as the storyline. Hopefully, we’ll see this as the first in a series of novels someday. It’s also easy to imagine it taking off as a movie or TV series. The plot is succinct, but intricately crafted; characterizations have an amazing amount of depth given the shortness of the tale. When a writer develops realistic relationships the way can then become paved for almost anything to happen. This is where less skillful writers fail, but not Selas. I found myself wondering the extent spirits with unfinished business will go in their attempts to communicate with the living. The perspective is more unique because we usually read more about the living attempting to contact the dead via psychics or the Ouija board. Not to say that the living here don’t want to tie up loose ends; they most certainly do! It was especially compelling to read about Thomas Edison’s interest in communicating with the spirit world. The better readers will investigate further. This is a must read for anyone intrigued by the supernatural!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Jacob Fletcher on July 31, 2018 :
I enjoy stories with paranormal elements and characters, so this one really piqued my interest and held my attention the entire time! It was definitely a page-turner.

This book could benefit from minor technical edits. It would also be very interesting to expand on this story; I felt like the first and last chapters seemed to be a little rushed. Dead Air has several compelling characters and I would love to learn more about their personalities and histories and relationships. I was thrown off the sudden and serious changes some characters expressed after having crossed to the other side; I am struggling to understand how certain personalities could arrive at such a major change of heart in a believable way. I would love to see that element expanded on and explored further!

After reading this story, I would absolutely love to see the radio itself. Very vividly described, and the author certainly paints an intriguing picture. This has potential! I enjoyed the characters and dialogue - it was quite an engaging read! I would recommend this for anyone who is fascinated by the spirit world and the possibilities therein.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Review by: Anne Fletcher on July 31, 2018 :
The premise of this story - a 'haunted' radio playing a program that allows dead people to speak to the living - is fascinating. The story kept my interest all the way through and was well executed. The characters are likable and interesting.

There are a few errors in the book (stuff editing could easily fix - a few missing quotations, incorrect capitalizations and commas); I also felt that it could have benefited from a much longer word count, giving room for more development and characterization. A good portion of the first chapter seemed a bit unnecessary to the story and/or more 'tell' than 'show' about the main characters' pasts. Without spoiling anything, I will say that some of the dramatic changes of heart of some of the characters felt a bit forced or unnatural; I couldn't see a reason why dying would so drastically change the beliefs and perspectives they were said to have held so strongly in life.

Overall a really entertaining read, and I would still recommend it! I enjoyed it quite a bit. It's an attention grabber from beginning to end, and kept me wanting to know and read more.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: MG WELLS on June 29, 2018 :
Exciting and Thrilling Short Story. Recommended. I look forward to reading more from this talented author.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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