I have set up 5 book signing/readings in my area and hope to schedule more.
I have received my first official review:
Title: Slivers of Reality
Authors: Cathlene Smith
Imagine having your father die after making the decision to release him from life support, finding out your son is addicted to heroin, realizing that you have gained a seemingly supernatural Power and waking up in a psychiatric ward. In Slivers of Reality, thatís exactly the predicament the main character, John, finds himself in.
The first chapter draws in the reader. ďIíll tell you anything! Everything! Just donít drug me! Those were my last audible words. I could see from my surroundings, my please fell on deaf ears.Ē
As I began to read, the whole plot and story seemed as if it might be overwhelming. With each page, I wondered how the author would bring everything together, but she seemed to effortlessly pull me in and keep me turning pages. Ms. Smith manages to build a nice palette of characters a glimpse at a time, using flashbacks, as John keeps remembering his past.
As this suspenseful tale unfolded, I found myself wondering if John really belonged in the psychiatric ward. As we are introduced to each new personality in the book, we find that all of them have their own issues they are dealing with. Because each of them interacts with John on a different level, the fear emerges that he will not say and do the right things to be released.
John believes that he has been given a Power when his father draws his last breath and that he must play the Game that has been left to him. It would seem that others are in on it, too. John, in his foggy state of mind, must decide if he truly has been blessed with a special Power and if he has, should he keep it, or is it just his mind playing tricks on him from sleep deprivation.
Cathleen Smith has created a thriller sure to please even the most discerning readers in her book, Slivers of Reality. The well developed characters and the nicely woven story, not to mention the imaginative book cover, create a book that I would definitely recommend to others.
Reviewed by: Donetta Garman, Allbooks Review www.allbookreviews.com
Publisher: Publish America
List price: $24.95