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Winner: Tracy Cooper-Posey guest blog

Using List Randomizer at random.org the winner of a digital copy of Dare to Return by Tracy Cooper-Posey is:

Maxi

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  2. flchen1
  3. Judith Hulley
  4. Armenia
  5. Joder
  6. Estella
  7. sherry
  8. Connie T

Timestamp: 2009-12-14 03:01:06 UTC

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Winner: Meg Benjamin Q&A

Using List Randomizer at random.org the winner of a digital copy of Be My Baby by Meg Benjamin is:

FRANA

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  8. Connie T
  9. Beverly G
  10. Eva S
  11. Wanda
  12. Joder
  13. s7anna
  14. sherry

Timestamp: 2009-12-14 02:50:27 UTC

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Winner: Tina Donahue guest blog

Using list randomizer at random.org the winner of Close To Perfect by Tina Donahue is:

Jessica Kennedy

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  10. Tracy D
  11. Judith Hulley
  12. Connie T
  13. Sherry S
  14. kh
  15. Estella
  16. Cathy M
  17. Joanne
  18. RKCharron
  19. Eva S
  20. Virginia C
  21. Julia Barrett
  22. Miranda
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  25. Linda Henderson
  26. JOYE
  27. s7anna
  28. Tamsyn T
  29. Lyoness2009
  30. Jen E
  31. J. Hali Steele
  32. Joder

Timestamp: 2009-12-14 02:38:10 UTC

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Review: The Shadow Seer by Fran Jacobs

Hi everyone! We are doing something a little different today. When I was offered the chance to read  The Shadow Seer, I was torn. The book sounded very interesting but it wasn’t in the genre I usually read. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to give it the time or attention that all books deserve. Then I thought of Raonaid. She is a friend and regular commenter here and every time she is asked what type of books she would like to see more of, the answer is always Fantasy. This is the genre she loves, so I have asked her to be a guest reviewer on the blog.

Here is Raonaid Luckwell and her review of The Shadow Seer by Fran Jacobs.

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For generations prophets have foreseen the birth of the Shadow Seer, the oracle of dark visions and fallen kingdoms. But by the time of Sorron, King of Carnia, their warnings have mostly been forgotten and his name is known only to a handful of scholars.

When Sorron’s grandson, Prince Candale, falls deathly ill, the Seer’s legends are brought to light once again by his saviour, a witch named Mayrila. She believes that Candale is the fulfilment of those long forgotten prophecies. She believes that he is the Shadow Seer…

The story sets out a little slow, but that is only because the author had to introduce the cast of characters important to the actual story and the world. Side characters play an important role in aiding and helping the main character (Candale) deal and cope with the various events thrust upon his young shoulders.

Of course, it was quite easy to dislike some of the characters (shall I mention at least one name here? Davyn; the male made me want to throttle him! Hehe, some may mention another name but he really grated on my nerves more), and to simply adore others (hey I can not be the only one that cheered on Trelleny!). Though I do wonder (in a good way ) about the relationship between Candale and his bard. There is a possible hint of more.

Once we move past Candale’s illness and the information of the Shadow Seer comes into play, the plot and story starts to pick up and moves quickly. The ending I completely did not see coming for the author left me with unanswered questions, making me curious about what shall transpire in the second book, and yes, I would be definitely be interested in reading the second book.  I’m looking forward to seeing what becomes of Candale, his friends, and the sort of mystery at the end, not to mention the other key players yet to be introduced.

The Shadow Seer is a must read for fantasy lovers.


***Fran Jacobs will be joining us on Wednesday, December 16th. Please stop by and say hello to be entered in a giveaway for The Shadow Seer.