Danielle Tara Evans
Danielle Tara Evans lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and she is married with three furry children. She has been writing fictional stories ever since she was a young child. Her first novel, Escalators, was published in 2012, and her other works include The Cleansing and The Revolt: The Sequel to The Cleansing.
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The Revolt: The Sequel to The Cleansing
John and Annie's son is now grown up, living in the UNE as Eric Beaumont. He was raised by his adoptive parents to be an Erdinist and a Julian supporter, and he does not know who he is really is. As Eric's life starts to unravel, he begins to learn the truth about the UNE. When efforts are made to take down Julian and his oppressive regime, dangerous consequences arise.
After the earth suffered from a series of severe natural disasters, America allows in foreigners to assist with rebuilding. A new wave of immigration occurs, and now Americans are in the minority. A foreigner becomes president and forces them to attend the Earth Education Program. As a massive genocide takes place, American couple, John and Annie Weber, struggle to survive in this new world.
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
After enduring a childhood in poverty with his alcoholic father, Jason Schultz is now a grown man suffering from depression. Between his strained relationship with his sister and a job as a cook that he despises, he struggles to make it through each day. When he falls in love with a girl he believes he can never have, his depression escalates, and he makes a decision that changes his life forever.
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Smashwords book reviews by Danielle Tara Evans
- Reach: a Twin-Bred novel
on May 20, 2013
In Reach, the story begins where the first novel left off. The Twin-Bred, along with Mara, and a few others leave their planet in a spaceship, hoping to find a new home. Since they had failed to bring the Tofa and human species together and are no longer welcome anywhere on Tofarn, they begin a new and risky journey in space. The issues on their home planet are not forgotten, however, since host mothers and a pair of Twin-Bred have stayed to lead separate lives.
This novel moves along at a much quicker pace than the first one. As they venture into the unknown, you will want to keep reading to find out what will happen to them. Will they find a new home? Will they remain safe out in space? If they find a new home, will they be welcome there? Or will it be even more dangerous than the planet they left behind?
Meanwhile, back on Tofarn, the situation between the humans and the Tofa appears to be worsening. In Reach, the scenes flip back and forth between Mara with the Twin-Bred and the problems that remain on Tofarn. Both are equally enthralling, and as all the events unfolded, I found myself to be drawn into this world, or rather, this universe. Once again, Karen A. Wyle does not disappoint with her flawless writing.
I felt a stronger connection with the main characters in this novel as I rooted for them to finally find some peace. It was fascinating to learn more about the Tofa as well, who have abilities that were never realized before.
After reading the first Twin-Bred novel, Reach is a sequel that will answer any questions you may have had. You will delve further into the story of Mara and the Twin-Bred, and you will see how much this is a reflection on our own world. This is definitely a book worth reading!
- Killing Matt Cooper
on June 09, 2013
I normally enjoy stories that are told through the viewpoint of someone you can feel for—you know, a good guy or girl. Being that I knew this story would be told through the eyes of someone truly evil, then I got past that and found myself both intrigued and utterly disgusted at the same time. I do like a good disturbing thriller after all. And this book certainly delivered on that.
Fearlessly written, the author holds absolutely nothing back. This is not an exaggeration. The main character is a serial killer, and you are taken into his sick and twisted mind. The repetitiveness of his thoughts is indicative of how I believe someone like him would think. I had no empathy for this character at all. I found myself hoping this was fiction and not an autobiography in disguise! That is how good of a job the author does with bringing you inside this psycho’s demented world.
The story is graphic, and many of the scenes are deeply horrifying and troubling. And what is even more terrifying is that there are people out there who do commit atrocious crimes such as this. So even though this is fiction, it is probably more realistic than most of us would like to believe.
It often read more like a diary, where the killer tells a lot of his story, and the dialogue is limited. It was a short, quick read, and I do sincerely hope for a sequel. The story did not feel finished as there is definitely more to be told here.
I recommend this for anyone who thinks they can take it for what it is - a messed up and gritty story.
- Ridley House
on Feb. 23, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was smoothly written, well-edited, and the story was compelling with a fascinating main character. It only took me a few days to read it; I didn't want to put it down. Each scene seemed to unfold before me as if I were watching a movie.
Kay appears to be nineteen, but in reality, she hasn't aged or changed at all in seventy-five years. She also doesn't know why, and she has no memories of her childhood or who she was before she was unable to mature like a normal person. She has been changing locations and doing odd jobs for years, living a very lonely existence. She gets a summer job at the Ridley House Inn, and suddenly, she feels she may find the answers she's been seeking. Not only does the place feel familiar, but there is an old portrait of a woman on the wall who is identical to her.
While there, she meets a handsome, young man, and memories slowly begin to return. She is desperate to find out more about her past, especially anything regarding her lost love. She makes some friends, and she also makes some enemies while working there. The owner of the inn may be her relative, and she may also be able to give her information about her family.
This is an intriguing mystery and love story; books like this one are the reason why I love to read so much. I got completely lost in it, and I couldn't wait for the secrets in Kay's past to be revealed. I was also hopeful that Kay would get a much deserved happy ending. Highly recommended.
- Dead Medium
on July 08, 2014
So if you think you wouldn't like to read a book where the main character is a cranky old lady, think again. In Dead Medium, May is a seventy-five year old woman who passes away. After death, she finds out she has a gift where she is able to communicate with the living. May didn't like people very much when she was alive - so what would make her want to deal with them now? Well, it turns out even though she was a loner throughout life, she starts to see things differently after she dies. She reminded me of Vicki Lawrence's character, Mama, in the show, Mama's Family (without the family). She has no censor and will speak her mind, no matter how harsh her words come across. But underneath it all, she really does have a good heart.
May meets up with Penny, who had also recently passed away, and she decides to help out Penny's daughter who is now in danger of losing her family's home. Penny's daughter, Chloe, is a young girl in college, and she may have to choose between her education and keeping the house. Then a group of old ladies known as The Thursday Night Club teams up with them so they can hold seances in order to make money for Chloe. These women were a lot of fun, almost like The Golden Girls. (If they were, then Victoria would be Blanche since she's a bit of a slut.)
We also meet other people who have passed away, and one of them warns of the Soul Stalkers... Even after death, they may not be safe. This definitely added a different, more sinister element to it that I wasn't expecting.
Even though I don't believe in anything paranormal, I do find it intriguing in fiction. To reference another show, Medium is one of my favorite shows of all time. So it was definitely interesting to read about a medium who was on the other side instead!
This book was truly entertaining to read, and at times, it was also touching. It honestly brought tears to my eyes when May was reunited with her dead cat, Mr. Kibbles. My beloved kitty passed away last December, so it made me think about how wonderful it would be to be able to see him again. And of course, it would be so nice to think that there is an afterlife, and we may be able to see deceased loved ones after we die. So many of the restless souls had reasons to stick around. They wanted to communicate with the living, and May would be able to give them that opportunity. Even though this may seem like a heavy subject, it was still a fairly light and humorous read for the most part.
I am giving this book five stars for being an enjoyable story with a great cast of characters and for having such a fantastic cover!