Saturday, November 2, 2013

Book Review: Trolling for Trouble by Olivia Hardin (MAUC's #1)

Blurb: Magical and undead creatures can get into plenty of sticky situations. Lynlee Lincoln loves her job as a neutralizer, but she needs a break from the supernatural chaos after an ultra-busy Halloween night. Coming home, she's ready to collapse into her bed and forget the day... until she discovers two children scavenging through her refrigerator. One look at the pair and she feels a tug on her heartstrings, then she learns their father is the man she spent years trying to forget. When Beck pleads with her to help save his daughter, Lynlee gets thrust into a heap of trouble.
My Thoughts:
There are authors who really shouldn’t write short stories, because they can’t develop the story or their characters enough on those few pages. And then there are those who can take a few pages and turn it into a beautiful story that leaves you with a craving for more.

Olivia Hardin is one of those precious ones, who can transform a few pages into Wonderland. I fell for Lynlee and her struggle to not either strangle or kiss Beck. She tries so hard to wrap herself into that tight shell, to control her magic and her feelings that she is almost forgetting how to live. Imagine how she feels when Beck comes strolling into her life (again), threatening to remove the little self-control she has left.

It comes out early that Lynlee and Beck have a history and that it ended badly, but we only get snippets of why. I’m kinda curious about the why and how. Maybe we’ll find out later?

Anyway, I really liked Trolling for Trouble, and Lynlee is very likable. I like that she thinks fast, reacts the same way, and doesn’t back down for anything. There was a particular part involving a troll and some serious cleaning that made me laugh out loud :-)

So… if you like supernatural creatures, Halloween, an unresolved love story, a good laugh or just a great read – make sure to stop by amazon and download Trolling for trouble. Right now it’s free!
About Olivia:

Olivia Hardin realized early on how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words. She's also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and is sometimes accused of being artistic, though she's generally too much of a perfectionist to appreciate her own work. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband and their puppy Bonnie.
You can find Olivia here:
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