Cheryl Mackey

Biography

Cheryl lives in Southern California with her husband and 2 sons. She is a Document Specialist with a mortgage company during the day and a writer during the night!
She has a MFA in Creative Writing and enjoys games, reading and, of course, writing. She currently has a flash fiction story published online at The Prompt Magazine.
Her favorite genres to write and read is YA Fantasy closely followed by YA Paranormal and she would love to dabble in Sci Fi, Steam Punk, and Dystopian

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Books

The Immortals
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,860. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Part One: Shadows and Starstone Ivo, Jaeger, Jadeth, and Emaranthe must protect a desert village and it’s hoard of Starstone, a power source that can aid the Dro-Aconi’s plans for the dominion over Ein-Aral. Can the companions battle inner demons long enough to defeat legions of enemies and keep their leader, Alarandia, from seizing the Starstone?

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Smashwords book reviews by Cheryl Mackey

  • Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1) on Dec. 31, 2012
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    Lichgates (Book 1 of the Grimoire trilogy) by S.M. Boyce Note: I am reviewing my own Kindle copy that I bought. Lichgates is a YA Fantasy novel that breathlessly and easily folds the reader into the world of Ourea and its dark secrets. Human Kara Magari has unwittingly become the Vagabond after becoming trapped in a sunken library and opening a mysterious red book called the Grimoire. It's pages reveal only what is needed and when, and now Kara must continue the previous Vagabond's journeys to reunite the splintered kingdoms within Ourea. Unfortunately, her first step into Ourea lands her in hot water and she is captured by the most feared kingdom alongside a mysterious man, Braeden. Braeden's secrets are even darker than most in Ourea, but his strength of honor and his drive for freedom from his secrets make for an amazing partnership with Kara. Help is found in unexpected places, as is danger and deceit. Love and lies go hand in hand. I won't go into more details...this has to be read to give it full justice! This is the kind of fantasy, mixed with contemporary, that gives our imaginations freedom while grounding us. It makes it believable on every level. Positive: The depth of the characters, all of them, not just the main characters...is astonishing and does not slog down the story but helps it move forward and bring Ourea to life. I began to care about the characters right away, and was driven to finish the book in one sitting. The narrative is thoughtful and deep, and like the characters, does not bog down the plot at all, but is tastefully woven in with the action. Negative: Um, it ended? (I had to buy the sequel and read that in one sitting too. Book 3 isn't available yet *cries*) Rating: 5 stars of 5
  • Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1) on Dec. 31, 2012

    Lichgates (Book 1 of the Grimoire trilogy) by S.M. Boyce Note: I am reviewing my own Kindle copy that I bought. Lichgates is a YA Fantasy novel that breathlessly and easily folds the reader into the world of Ourea and its dark secrets. Human Kara Magari has unwittingly become the Vagabond after becoming trapped in a sunken library and opening a mysterious red book called the Grimoire. It's pages reveal only what is needed and when, and now Kara must continue the previous Vagabond's journeys to reunite the splintered kingdoms within Ourea. Unfortunately, her first step into Ourea lands her in hot water and she is captured by the most feared kingdom alongside a mysterious man, Braeden. Braeden's secrets are even darker than most in Ourea, but his strength of honor and his drive for freedom from his secrets make for an amazing partnership with Kara. Help is found in unexpected places, as is danger and deceit. Love and lies go hand in hand. I won't go into more details...this has to be read to give it full justice! This is the kind of fantasy, mixed with contemporary, that gives our imaginations freedom while grounding us. It makes it believable on every level. Positive: The depth of the characters, all of them, not just the main characters...is astonishing and does not slog down the story but helps it move forward and bring Ourea to life. I began to care about the characters right away, and was driven to finish the book in one sitting. The narrative is thoughtful and deep, and like the characters, does not bog down the plot at all, but is tastefully woven in with the action. Negative: Um, it ended? (I had to buy the sequel and read that in one sitting too. Book 3 isn't available yet *cries*) Rating: 5 stars of 5
  • Deep Blue Secret (The Water Keepers, Book 1) on Dec. 31, 2012

    lovely, moving story. A must read!