Thursday, September 6, 2012

Roses At Dusk - A psychological thriller with a supernatural twist By M. W. Russell

What do you do when the one you trust can no longer be trusted? Where do you turn when the one you gave your heart to, your body, your blood, the murky depths of your soul, defies mortality's rules? What do you do...YOU RUN!

Hannah Malcolm has been through more in her short lifetime than any young woman should have to bear. So after the well publicised death of her family, Hannah decides to leave the bustling streets of Chicago and seek refuge, in the sleepy seaside town of Bar Harbor, in Maine. A new job, new friends and a quaint cottage on the cliff overlooking the sparkling waters of Frenchman Bay give her just the opportunity she needs.

But complications have always been a speciality of Hannah's and Bar Harbor is to be no exception. The town is reeling after an unexplained murder and several random assaults, which have small degrees of separation from her. One disaster after the next begin to swirl at Hannah's feet and to add to her worries her new found man is starting to appear not quite as he seems.

Bone chilling and a lesson in trust Roses at Dusk is a psychological thriller with a paranormal twist that will have you questioning your judgement with everyone you meet. 

5.0 out of 5 stars A Heart Pounding Original, September 6, 2012
This review is from: Roses At Dusk (The Demonic Series) (Kindle Edition)
I must take a moment to catch my breath. Ms. Russell definitely put a spin on evil with this one, and it's hard for me to believe this was her debut novel, although she is not new to writing. The way I hear it she has another novel about to break into the publishing world, with another two works in progress. Wow! Sounds like an author that could keep a reader satisfied to me. Anyway, I must move on and tell you a bit about why my heart is still in my throat and I may or may not be looking over my shoulder right now. And I will try my best not to spoil it for you.

Hannah Malcolm attempts to start her life anew in a slower-paced town. Bar Harbor isn't at all what she was used to in Chicago, but that was the point. She had to find a way to escape, and possibly forget, the horrible memories she had of the death of her family. With the case closed, and no answers found, staying would have only been the end of her sanity.

With a brand new job and a few friends made, Hannah agrees to be dragged against her will to a club with new friend and co-worker, Penny Pilkington. What she found there was Marcus, a guy that any girl in the club or town would have done just about anything just to get his attention. Hannah was shocked by the evident fact that Marcus didn't seem to notice anyone but her.

Marcus' interest seemed to grow even more through the weeks, and Hannah found that she was completely besotted with the devastatingly handsome rogue. Strange things began to happen, but ignoring them was a whole lot easier than facing them and ruining what seemed to be the perfect relationship.

A brutal murder and a serious accident that almost took the life of Penny, had her nerves on end. And she realized when the bruises lasted longer and Marcus' words sounded more possessive than loving, that she may not have been seeing the real Marcus at all. She also realized that the only way to get out of the relationship may cost her her life.

With the help of a friend, and some disturbing discoveries about Marcus' secret life and her own past, she takes the chance and runs.

I can't tell you anymore, because it would spoil it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who craves a little danger in their life. Roses at Dusk will have you dreading the setting sun. It receives 5 stars from me.

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Maree Ward-Russell is a writer, a Registered Nurse and Mother to five teenagers. She has been writing Short stories and Novels since she was a teen herself. Born in New Plymouth in 1965 she attended Spotswood College and later graduated fromTaranaki Polytechnic as a Registered General, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nurse in 1985.

After travelling for some years she has since settled with her family in Auckland. More recently she has completed an Advanced Diploma in Novel writing with the New Zealand Business Institute - receiving a Merit Endorsement.

The first of her work available is the Castle Trilogy...

THE TRANSIENT, THE SOUL KEEPER and THE DARKEST ANGEL. Dripping with atmosphere, adventure and epic romance, THE TRANSIENT is the first in this series. It is a tale of centuries old mysteries, ethical dilemmas and heart breaking decisions that Melodie Gibson and her friends must face when she and her father move to Heartworth Castle in upstate New York.

ROSES AT DUSK is also completed. A psychological thriller with a supernatural twist, this novel has risen from the ashes of THE CASTLE series and involves one of its more evil protagonists. Marcus, a demonic angel sets about establishing himself amongst mortals with devastating consequences for one young accountant - Hannah Malcolm. The target audience maybe slightly more adult but the tale just as enthralling.

Incomplete, but steadily growing is a novel that will capture the hearts of younger teens. Think C.S. Lewis, think Paolini and Tolkien and you have The DRAGONS OF THE YEW MAZE. A delightful story of two cousins who find themselves in another world fighting for the survival of a race of elfish people and their dragon protectors. This story, with battles and excitement will particularly entice young teens with a need for adventure.

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