Sue McGarvie

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Smashwords book reviews by Sue McGarvie

  • Witch (A Sydney Hart Mystery) Book One on Jan. 31, 2013

    So, Sydney Hart, she's just like you and me may have been in our twenties, reckless, not sure what to do and with a hunger for fun, sex and irresponsibility. But life and dad keep wiggling the NO-NO finger right in her face. This book is racy, unstoppable, I had a hard time putting it down last night to go to sleep... even moreso, I never did, I fell asleep reading it, when my eyes were beaten down by the tiredness of the day. And this morning, I started re-reading the last few parts while having breakfast, and then I kept on reading until I finished. It's one of those books that pulls you in right away, as soon as you open it. And the narrative is so good you can picture everything. I now know Sydney like I know my oldest friend, I know her likes and dislikes and I know who and what she is. Then again... the crows... the "Witch"... sexy Michael... no, I can't talk about anything or I'll be spoiling it for you. But believe me, you'll be entrapped by the book and you won't be able to leave it's world. Sydney will hold you right beside her the whole time, and you'll live through her experiences. Do not think you can just read this book... no, you cannot, you will live in it... you will fall into it and be a part of the story. I wish I could tell you more, but that would ruin it for you. What I can give you is one of the funniest Sydney quotes in the book: "It was wasted on me, I guess, not like the visitors who came from overcrowded cities in the summer months. They acted as if they'd never seen a freaking hill, the sea, or sand before. Perhaps they hadn't."
  • The Hunted Fracture The Secret Enemy Saga Book Two on April 24, 2013
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    Virginia McKevitt is now in my Favorite Author list, and there aren't many there since I'm not one for being a fan of any human being... animals maybe, but never a human LOL! In this book Virginia continues the adventure of Kritsina, Tegrin, Sissy and Jimmy, of course with Bo with them all along... I wouldn't love this book as much without that dog!! I got to travel in my mind again, find powers unknown and even learned how to best hide a corpse. The author has used such wonderful descriptions and imagery that I could see Tegrin's eyes as they changed color and Kristina's red curls blowing in the wind. I had the wonderful chance to see Jimmy's toys and Sissy's costume. I visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras and partied in the streets. That is how wonderful the imagery was. The rituals created in this saga, the worlds, the strengths, weaknesses and special powers of each character, the way she has portrayed the Couton, specially Alexasia, her appearance, her clothing and her attitude towards the world are so clear you can easily understand her and the reactions of others towards her. Ms. McKevitt's writing style is clear, compelling and descriptive, with wonderful imagery and the most amazing creative imagination.
  • The Hunted Fracture The Secret Enemy Saga Book Two on April 24, 2013

    Virginia McKevitt is now in my Favorite Author list, and there aren't many there since I'm not one for being a fan of any human being... animals maybe, but never a human LOL! In this book Virginia continues the adventure of Kritsina, Tegrin, Sissy and Jimmy, of course with Bo with them all along... I wouldn't love this book as much without that dog!! I got to travel in my mind again, find powers unknown and even learned how to best hide a corpse. The author has used such wonderful descriptions and imagery that I could see Tegrin's eyes as they changed color and Kristinas red curls blowing in the wind. I had the wonderful chance to see Jimmy's toys and Sissy's costume. I visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras and partied in the streets. That is how wonderful the imagery was. The rituals created in this saga, the worlds, the strengths, weaknesses and special powers of each character, the way she has portrayed the Couton, specially Alexasia, her appearance, her clothing and her attitude towards the world are so clear you can easily understand her and the reactions of others towards her. Ms. McKevitt's writing style is clear, compelling and descriptive, with wonderful imagery and the most amazing creative imagination.
  • Beautiful Imposter on Aug. 20, 2013

    This is a short story, a novella, full of sadness, sweetness and an interesting story.I read it last night in about an hour, it was a page turner from every point of view and I will surely re-read it for details. The characters were simple, everyday people you would fine just looking around you, people who found different reasons to keep on doing the things they do. It would be wonderful if the author wrote more about these people, a prequel and a sequel.