Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Release Day Review: Possessed by Dana Michelle Burnett

Blurb: Every story has two sides...

Alastor truly believed that his life was over the night his wife Becca shot and killed him over a century ago, but now he has returned as a spirit to haunt the reincarnation of his traitorous, murdering wife. Why now? Why Becca after all this time?

When Becca moves into her ancestral home in Corydon, Indiana, her life takes a puzzling and thrilling turn when she meets the ghost haunting the halls. As the seductive spirit lures her closer and closer, she learns about her own past and starts to understand that some mistakes are meant to last.

To Becca, Alastor is a seductive spirit that seems to see straight into her soul. To Alastor, Becca is what he has waited a century for--A second chance. But a second chance at what? Love...Or revenge?

How far will each of them go to rectify the wrongs of the past?

My Thoughts:
I was given this book as a gift from the author in exchange for an honest review.

There are good things and bad things about this book. So… Let’s start with the good things first?

The descriptions of Becca and Alastor are very believable. They feel like real persons, not cardboard pieces. Especially Becca’s reactions in the hospital are very haunting. That was one of the few places where I actually could relate to her, to the desperation she felt.

The writing is easy and flows pretty well. I had no problem following the storyline, no big jumps without explanation. I enjoyed the way Dana was able to make me want to read more, because she is a very talented author.

The bad? The story did NOT appeal to me. The story was more creepy than romantic to me. I couldn’t wrap my head around a love story between a ghost and a normal human being. The way Becca draws into herself, shies away from life, to be with a ghost. It doesn’t make sense to me. I know the saying is that love can overcome everything… still…

I have to point out that, even though the story as such didn’t appeal to me, I couldn’t wrap my head around some of the decisions the characters were making… I still enjoyed the book. The writing was good. SO good, I couldn’t stop reading until I was done. I’m going to go and take a look at what else Dana has written. Maybe I can find a story more my “style”.
About the author:
 Dana Michelle Burnett spent most of her life writing short stories and sharing them with family and friends. Over the years, her work was published in numerous commercial and literary magazines  including Just Labs, Mindprints: A Literary Journal, Foliate Oak, and many more.  Her short story John Lennon and the Chicken Holocaust was include in The Best of Foliate Oak 2006

Dana Michelle's Spiritus Series introduced the idea of a ghostly romance and became a Kindle bestselling series.  She's an avid reader of anything dark and romantic.  Dana Michelle lives in Southern Indiana with her dancing diva daughter and an assortment of pets.

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