Brea Nicole Bond is a Southern ex-patriot and the author of the young adult fantasy series Flicker Blue, which chronicles the adventures of an average teenage girl from Georgia who finds herself tossed into a torrent of supernatural circumstances. Brea also penned the new adult dark romance Reaper, a modern-day retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth. Currently, she is preparing to publish the eighth installment of Flicker Blue and drafting a contemporary fantasy novel set in New Orleans. Writing has been Brea’s lifelong passion, paralleled only by her love of reading—especially literary and genre fantasy and science fiction. When not absorbed in the written word, she also enjoys camping, crochet, and dancing with wild abandon in the kitchen.
She resides in San Diego, California with her husband, two kooky daughters, and a houseful of pets named after book characters.
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Sophie Olds has spent her entire life juggling her love for the farming commune she calls home and her desire for independence in the "real world." But she is put to the test when, after following a mysterious stranger home, she is forced to find balance between the realms of the living and the dead. Don't miss this dark, romantic retelling of the Persephone myth from the author of Flicker Blue!
Dark Angel's Ward
on May 29, 2012
Dark Angel's Ward is the rare novel that begs for both prequel and sequel treatment. From the first chapter, the reader is plunged into the midst of an ongoing paranormal conflict. The effect is an exciting immersion into the dark and gorgeous world of Shay's angels and demons, but it's also somewhat dizzying in the early pages of the book (don't worry--all confusion is resolved as the story unfolds!). Strange, as well, is the author's take on the paranormal romance genre; rather than walk the line between fantasy and erotica, Shay vascilates wholly between the two, and the resulting story is much steamier than standard fantasy fare. The supporting characters are a bit two-dimensional, but the protagonist couple have enough chemistry to keep the reader engaged and wanting more. Dark Angel's Ward would make an excellent foundation for a successful series.
on Nov. 01, 2012
4.5/5 stars...could be a solid 5 if not for frequent and often distracting typos. Aside from requiring a copy editor, "Ember" is an engrossing story with a diverse and colorful ensemble of characters. Only the "bad guys" seem one-sided and overly simplistic, though the author hints at more dimension in the subsequent novels of this series. She also does a fabulous job in slowly revealing details about the fantasy setting and its history--without losing touch with the present problems of the trio of lead characters, who read more like modern-day teenagers than those of typical high fantasy. The effect is a quick-paced, witty, and very entertaining novel. I look forward to following the rest of the series!