Monica Millard

Biography

Monica was born and raised in Alaska. She doesn’t own a dog sled team, but has worked in a place where there are buildings with caged exterior doors to keep employees from being eaten by polar bears.

She lives in Wasilla, Alaska with all her critters, some four legged and others that stand on two. She writes Science fiction, fantasy, and Paranormal for young adults.

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Books

The Fall
By Monica Millard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,080. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Heartbroken from watching the string of runaways her parents take in all stumble and fall, Rian is determined to keep Sara, the latest, from a life on the streets or worse. But when Rian meets Jess, a beautiful stranger bent on rescuing her from the world that grips her friend, she realizes sometimes when you try to save someone you may only end up being pulled under yourself.
Children of the Gods - A Chosen Novel
By Monica Millard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,740. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(3.81 from 16 reviews)
For as long as seventeen-year-old Reka Cushing can remember, she has watched her friends and neighbors be stolen, their bodies used as hosts for the Halorans; an alien race that came to earth posing as gods. For just as long, Reka has kept her head down fearing she'd draw the eye of a Haloran. The only time she has ever been bold, acted for herself, the most powerful and dangerous god is watching.
Chosen - A Children of the Gods Short Story
By Monica Millard
Price: Free! Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: Fiction
For as long as Reka Cushing can remember, she has watched friends and neighbors be stolen, their bodies used as hosts for the Halorans; an alien race posing as gods. For just as long, Reka has lived in fear of drawing the eye of a Haloran. The threat of losing Niko, the boy she loves causes her to act, to draw attention to herself. In doing so, she has drawn more interest than she intended

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alaska    alien    aliens    drugs    family    host    love    paranormal    romance    runaways    sci fi    sci fi for young adults    sci fi romance    streets    teen    teens    young adult    young adult romance    young adult sci fi   

Smashwords book reviews by Monica Millard

  • Into the Night on Jan. 09, 2013
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    First off, let me thank Jade Fowler for providing a copy of the ebook for free in exchange for a fair review. I have mixed feelings about this book. The beginning was a little slow. It didn't hook me in right away, and had I not agreed to review it I might have given up on it. But I'm glad I didn't. It wasn't blast my socks off amazing, but it was a good book. At times it felt long, but for the most part held my attention well. And though the beginning was slow, it also gave me an appreciation for Logan, the main character's relationship with his family. It made care for them and not want anything to happen to him, if not for himself then for them. I did also grow to care about him and most of the characters. My favorite characters were Penny the psychic and Zane the werewolf. They weren't the main characters, though Logan did share the spotlight with Penny quite a bit. Their relationship was complex and believable, and as such it was heartbreaking. I really wanted things to work out for them and kept turning the page for them. Logan was almost just the driver to allow us to move through the story and meet the characters. I didn't connect with him as well as some of the characters, though I did like him. His attraction to, and subsequent feelings for a particular character never quite felt real to me, because there wasn't the interaction to actually allow for more advanced feelings. The next book will likely change that situation though. I do have to note that the writing style early on in the book is one that I'm not as fond of. There was too much of the laundry list description of people and surroundings in the beginning, which to me always feels forced and turns me off. Some people need that kind of stuff to see the world their reading. I prefer the less is more way of thinking on the description side. I would read the next book if given the opportunity to review it for free, and may even consider buying it if the price is right because I want to know what happens to the characters I grew to care about. I'd actually give this book 3 and a half stars. The plot was interesting, the characters had depth and made you care for them. The story was a good one that kept you invested, even if it was a little long in places.
  • Into the Night on Jan. 09, 2013
    star star star
    First off, let me thank Jade Fowler for providing a copy of the ebook for free in exchange for a fair review. I have mixed feelings about this book. The beginning was a little slow. It didn't hook me in right away, and had I not agreed to review it I might have given up on it. But I'm glad I didn't. It wasn't blast my socks off amazing, but it was a good book. At times it felt long, but for the most part held my attention well. And though the beginning was slow, it also gave me an appreciation for Logan, the main character's relationship with his family. It made care for them and not want anything to happen to him, if not for himself then for them. I did also grow to care about him and most of the characters. My favorite characters were Penny the psychic and Zane the werewolf. They weren't the main characters, though Logan did share the spotlight with Penny quite a bit. Their relationship was complex and believable, and as such it was heartbreaking. I really wanted things to work out for them and kept turning the page for them. Logan was almost just the driver to allow us to move through the story and meet the characters. I didn't connect with him as well as some of the characters, though I did like him. His attraction to, and subsequent feelings for a particular character never quite felt real to me, because there wasn't the interaction to actually allow for more advanced feelings. The next book will likely change that situation though. I do have to note that the writing style early on in the book is one that I'm not as fond of. There was too much of the laundry list description of people and surroundings in the beginning, which to me always feels forced and turns me off. Some people need that kind of stuff to see the world their reading. I prefer the less is more way of thinking on the description side. I would read the next book if given the opportunity to review it for free, and may even consider buying it if the price is right because I want to know what happens to the characters I grew to care about. I'd actually give this book 3 and a half stars. The plot was interesting, the characters had depth and made you care for them. The story was a good one that kept you invested, even if it was a little long in places.