Patricia Walker

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  • One to Hold on Nov. 25, 2014

    This is a short story that is superbly written in a way that handles some very sensitive issues extremely well. The reader can empathize with the central character as she battles to be free of the destructive influence in her life of a man who is determined to control both her and life around her. Throughout the story the reader is pulled along the path of two sides of a coin, on one hand there is a growing story of a love so deep there is nothing else in life and the flip side that portrays how a life can be destroyed by someone who wants nothing more than a trophy that never steps out of line. We walk through a perceived betrayal of trust and love and the burgeoning realisation that sometimes this is a false picture that is conjured from the fear caused by a life of abuse. I would not hesitate to recommend this to any adult
  • The Dark Realm on June 25, 2015
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    Picking up at the end of the prequel this book takes us further into the world of The Fae and even deeper into Simming. The characters are brought further out and become even more identifiable with and we watch them grow into more mature individuals who are more able to handle each obstacle that comes their way even when they themselves believe everything is impossible. This is a wonderful tale of adventure, growth, vulnerability and learning to trust in each other. I would heartily recommend this to any fantasy lover and also to anyone who loves to watch people interact with others and how much can be learned from doing so
  • The Dark Realm on June 25, 2015

    Picking up at the end of the prequel this book takes us further into the world of The Fae and even deeper into Simming. The characters are brought further out and become even more identifiable with and we watch them grow into more mature individuals who are more able to handle each obstacle that comes their way even when they themselves believe everything is impossible. This is a wonderful tale of adventure, growth, vulnerability and learning to trust in each other. I would heartily recommend this to any fantasy lover and also to anyone who loves to watch people interact with others and how much can be learned from doing so
  • The First Adventure (Feyland Series Prequel Novella) on June 25, 2015

    This is a wonderfully short but powerful prequel to a fantasy series that shows great promise. In its pages we find a huge amount of background knowledge to fill the story out and to also pave the way for the further adventures within the land of the Fae. We see the cruelty that the Fae can unleash on humanity on a whim and we are left reeling when the realisation hits that they are so much more powerful than anyone could have foreseen. I wait with baited breath to see what comes next in the story begun by an unsuspecting teenager and her foray into a virtual reality 'game' and ended with her duel against the Fae Queen. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that loves fantasy
  • Feyland: Books 1-3 on July 03, 2015

    this trilogy brings one of the best series I have read in a long time into one box. Throughout this series the characters and the storyline grow together giving us an exciting and gripping read. I have reviewed each book individually on amazon as well as the prequel to this box set. I heartily recommend this read to anyone who loves not only fantasy but also the thrill of the unknown
  • Matt Archer: Monster Hunter on Nov. 12, 2015
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    if you like a good thrill and enjoy hunting monsters then this book and this series is definitely for you. The action hits hard from the first page right the way through and doesn't stop rolling until the last page is turned. Hard hitting full of gore this is a thrilling ride from the start and the action doesn't stop till the last monster is killed. Definitely worth picking up and delving into the whole series. This was a free download from smashwords
  • Melody Jackson v. The Woman in White It Happened on Lafayette Street (Season One - Book One) on June 05, 2016

    This is a great introduction to the world of Melody Jackson, her family and her curious mind that seems to uncover mystery no matter what she decides to champion at any given time. In this episode Melody shows her philanthropic side by wanting to tear down an old house across the street to make way for a park to benefit local residents. Needless to say not all goes well with this plan and we begin a race against time to solve the clues before two mysterious men in a white van who have begun stalking Melody and her family. The story is well written with characters that meld together extremely well. There are many amusing moments between Melody and her parents that show the authors complete grasp of family angst in a household that contains a pre-teen. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes to read! This is a smashwords freebie
  • Melody Jackson v. the Hound from Hell It happened on Lafayette Street (Season One - Book Two) on June 10, 2016

    This is a great follow on from the first part of The House on Lafayette Street. Featuring our intrepid heroine Melody Jackson and her parents we are introduced to her 'second' cousin who definitely fits into the crazy family. As before the focus is still on the 'weather station' and what is going on there only this time strange noises and animals howling are the cause of concern. As this part of the story unfolds we meet new characters and travel a crazy path towards the ending of part two that gives us a chilling insight into part three... I definitely recommend this to anyone that has a sense of humour and likes a mild horror/fantasy/sci=fi twist. I received an e-copy of part two from the author in exchange for an honest review