Welcome to my blog and today I am here with another super exciting book and a review. First I must thank the author, Keta Daiblo for sending me an eArc of the book, back in last month, in exchange an honest review. You can check out her website by simply clicking here
This book was published on the 1st of October, few days back from today. This was my first ever book by the author.
Comes A Specter by Keta Diablo
Six months ago, Anya Fleming’s ten- year-old son, Willie-boy, found his father hanging in the barn. Traumatized over his father’s suicide, the boy hasn’t spoken a word since. Now, Willie-boy has come down with a grave, unknown illness and there’s only one man who can save him, Sutter Sky, a learned Blackfoot shaman known as Yellow Smoke—a shaman who was once deeply in love with Anya.
But Fate had other plans for Anya and Sutter—she was forced to marry Lewis Fleming, a cruel man who berated her night and day, and brokenhearted Sutter immersed himself in the mystical customs and beliefs of his People and became a shaman
As if Anya didn’t have enough to deal with after her husband’s death and son’s illness, an evil, sinister ghost is terrorizing their ranch. Anya is convinced the spirit is Lewis, who apparently isn’t done making her life miserable. When she turns to Yellow Smoke for help, will he put side his bitterness and save Willie-boy? And can the renowned shaman dispel the powerful ghost from their lives and send him back to Hades? (from Goodreads)
As I mentioned before, this is my very first book by Keta Diablo. I pushed everything aside and started reading because I felt the story would definitely arouse my curiosity. Well, it actually did;
- After reading about the author, Keta Daiblo, I understood that she loves to narrate about ghosts in her books. Well, I loved the whole idea about having a ghost in the story, because that is where the curiosity of the reader, starts to arouse.
- We meet the female protagonist of the story, Anya who is forcefully married to Lewis and has a son, Willie boy. Six months ago her son finds his father hanging in the barn, dead. This leads the little boy scandalized and Anya needs help of Sutter Sky, a very powerful blackfoot Shaman.
- All the characters were well constructed and smoothly set into the setting of the story.
- The setting of the story, a ranch made me visually create the imagine in my mind’s eye. The setting of the story is very descriptive.
- The end of the story carries a lot of excitement. But I must say, that the excitement is being carried throughout the story, which makes the reader want to know, what will happen next.
- I found the whole story overwhelming.
- It is a quick read and would highly recommend to anyone who loves to read Paranormal Romance.
Now you can read an excerpt from this wonderful book;
EXCERPT: Sutter confronts the ghost.
“Make my enemy brave and strong, so that if defeated, I will not be ashamed.”
Tendrils of darkness breached the room as Sutter slipped through the window of Anya’s room. He didn’t want Willie-boy to see him dressed for war, the ebony handprints –chin to cheek—the tunic and leggings splashed with blood red paint. If he didn’t return, he wanted the boy to remember how he looked the last time he saw him. A misty cloud of energy trailed Sutter as he sprinted through the woods, a sign the wraith was on the prowl and primed for killing. That suited Sutter just fine. He had one goal in mind—lead the ghost toward the pit. He’d worry about how to implement the second part of his plan when the time came. An odious stench spiraled up his nostrils, another potent omen the heavy, scuffing footsteps behind him belonged to Ten Wounds.
Moments later, a cry from the dead and damned cleaved the dark, chilling Sutter’s blood. No wonder Lewis had cracked, no wonder Anya and Willie-boy were terrified of the evil spirit. No wonder Cobb had said, ‘Run, brother. Take Anya and run.’ Close, the Zeuzeu was close now. Sutter imagined the ghost’s rank breath stirring the long, dark hair at the nape of his neck.
The pit loomed ahead. Sutter spotted the pine branches and broken boughs he’d placed over the illusory grave. “Now or never”, he said to the full moon overhead and came to an abrupt halt. Drawing a deep breath, he mustered up his courage and turned to face Ten Wounds. A haze of gray mist swirled around the spirit’s form, his human form. If the situation weren’t so serious, Sutter could have shouted with joy.
He took in the ghost’s visage. A quiver hung from his shoulder stocked with sharp, pointed arrows—a sign he’d transformed into the fierce warrior who once walked the earth. Steeped in blood (no doubt from his recent kills), his clothing hung in tatters around his massive frame—a vest made of animal hides, a breechcloth and fringed leggings. Sutter’s gaze traveled to his painted, pock-marked face. Yellow and white stripes marked his forehead and chin, and black circles blended into his dark eyes. For a brief second, Sutter’s insides quivered and ropes of tension knotted every cord and fiber of his body. Bleary, unearthly eyes speared Sutter when the wraith raised a hand of claw-like fingers and pointed at his enemy’s chest.
The wind, much like the sound of a thousand women wailing, keened into the deafening silence. Fire exploded from the ghost’s eyes—flames the fires of Hell couldn’t compete with. Sutter shouted over the infernal noise and flames. “You are not welcome here! Hear my words, you are dead!”
Like a misty cloud of energy, Ten Wounds lurched forward, a staccato rhythm of hisses and howls spewing from his foam-drooling mouth. Sutter had never imagined such a demonic apparition.
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