Friday, September 7, 2012

09/07/2012 Fantastic Friday!

Hello everyone and welcome back. I am somewhat awake and ready to take on Friday, even if I have to work tomorrow. I have shifted through the new releases on Smashwords and have brought something new for you today.

I bring you 'Run' by Tahlia Newland. It's a short story that's a prequel to her full-length book. It's about Nick, a young man who just wanted to be free of the problems his own world had, so after nearly being killed by a demon he came to ours. As he tries to escape the problems of his past, he finds they might not be as far behind as he'd like.

Nick has killed lots of demons in his Realm, all but one that almost killed him. With that he leaves at the protest of his sister and the tugging that tells him the spirit guide doesn't necessarily agree either. To him our world seems like a piece of freedom he so desperately wants. However when he gets there he discovers he's been too far up in his Realm, and as badly as he wanted to remain oblivious to them, he can see the demons leeching on humanity. It seems like as badly as he wants to get away from them and have a life that seems like it could be normal, he'll have to go back to destroying them no matter what.

I picked this because it is an introduction to a larger world, and frankly I can relate to the method used. I have my own short story introduction of shorts and it has really helped with 'The Light Rises' so I wanted to give the author a bit of a boost too. The story is meant for older teens and adults, so please keep that in mind during the, short, more adult scene.

'Run' is available on Smashwords for FREE and is short so there's no excuse not to go pick it up. The author would certainly appreciate it, and maybe you can check out her other stories as well. I'm sure she'd like the way connections work like that.

Thanks everyone for stopping by today. I will be back on Monday ready to go again. For now though I must be off to work and the same for tomorrow. My goal is to be awake the whole time too! Anyway, I hope everyone has a great weekend and I'll see you back here next week.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely surprise, to have a review. Thanks. It's now also available on Kindle
    and on Kobo