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Fade to Black (The Black Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

M.C. Webb
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A tale of unimaginable horror follows
Piper Mitchell from adolescence
to adulthood as she tries to escape
the chains that hold her long after she
is free. A chance meeting with one of
Hollywood's’ biggest stars, Ryan Knox,
will forever change both of their lives.
Venture the unknown with beauty
and the daring actor as they both are
forced to endure the devastating acts
of evil, yet continues fight the drowning
current that threatens to pull them both
under. Full of hair pin turns you will not
soon forget.


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About the Author

Marene Chandler Webb was born in Georgia, raised in South Carolina,Tennessee, and Alabama. Marene has spent the majority of her life in the deep South. She is the youngest of two daughters to parents unafraid to travel and explore. Marene was first published in high school, but shied away from the attention she received opting instead to put away her passion for writing to raise a family in Tennessee. After suffering a life altering event, Marene began writing once more, calling the experience “healing.” After much interest and encouragement, Marene began her publications under the pen name M. C. Webb.

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  • File Size: 808 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K8AOMSS
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars insightful and compassionate October 3, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The title, Fade to Black, is catchy, poetic. I might have passed this book up, however, because the title suggests a slide into personal tragedy. I was pleasantly surprised that even though the main characters suffer, this is a story of how damaged people struggle to overcome immense pressures rather than wallow in defeat. Enough decent people with inner strength exist to lift the story from the dregs of depression.

From Page One, we are pulling for Piper, the female protagonist. She is damaged when at age eleven her father dies and her mother and her mother's boyfriend brutalize her. The sickening incidents are narrated rather than shown as detailed scenes, for which I am grateful. Physically she escapes. Mentally she struggles to overcome the ruin of her sense of self worth.

Then there is Ryan, the male protagonist. He realizes his dream to become a movie star, only to discover that fame is hell. How can he escape his fans who are deadly in their devotion.

Ryan suffers from too much adoration; Piper suffers from too much hate. Both are driven to apparent self-destruction in their efforts to survive. They are self medicating by seeking refuge in drugs, alcohol, or self mutilation as a way toward normalcy. Salvation comes in the form of good relationships. Solid friends and relatives help to guide Ryan and Piper to wholesome living. One of several who help Piper is my favorite character, Nana, who is wise and compassionate, the kind of person I like to emulate.

Eventually Piper and Ryan have each other. The detailed sex scene between Piper and Ryan is a contrast to the narrative that glosses over most of the story.

The narrative quickens the pace, so the story never stalls.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! November 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Like it says, it is NOT for younger readers...Honestly, I downloaded the book last night and I can tell you, the first few chapters are hard to read, because of what "Piper" went through, but MAN!!!! I couldn't put it down! I made myself go to bed at 2:30 this morning, and then picked my Nook back up after the kids went to school at 8:00am. Just finished reading it a couple of hours ago. I really enjoyed the book and I can't WAIT to read more!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Totally absorbing July 23, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a highly enjoyable read, I loved the way this author knows how to stimulate emotions in her readers. Piper suffers abuse at the hands of her mother who should have been protecting her. Since then she tries to heal even though she feels "diseased" and unworthy.

Evil intervenes again in her life setting her on a course of abuse once again. However, life has a way of making its own miracles and she finds herself fighting for her loved ones, can Piper survive the odds against her?

A hugely gripping read and I would have awarded 5 stars if it had been proof read and typos and grammar corrected.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fade to black November 7, 2012
Format:Paperback
A gripping tale of a women is torn from a normal life and life placed in bondage and despair. how can one survive so many atrocities and despair. A gripping journey to the end. An epic tale I will follow through each trilogy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!! Phenomenal!! Brilliant!! February 11, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am not big on reading books other than biographies. But this one by far, takes the cake and has changed my perspective on what kind of books to read. If you love suspense, love, and drama....this is the book for you. Even if you don't, I guarantee you will fall in love with this book and won't be able to put it down. I can not wait till the second book comes out!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 4, 2014
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but could not find the next book to follow
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 4, 2014
By csm
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It's a very dark read but worth it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fade to black July 2, 2014
By cathy
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Amazing I can't wait to find the next one to determine how the survives and has true life she deserves.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
The beginning was very disturbing. But it ended up being a very good story. It was a little to much with all the bad things that were going on in her life but over all it was a... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars FADE TO BLACK
I loved this book. I tried to take a break from reading, except that the suspense kept me going. The fact that the storyline ends that way, keeps you wanting more.
Published 5 days ago by Tracy Whitlow
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written
I really enjoyed the way it was written. I hope there is another one on the way. What a strong character she was.
Published 8 days ago by dragonfly
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic from the start
Fantastic from the start! I found myself caring for these characters and could not wait to read what happened next. I will be one of the first to read the rest of the trilogy.
Published 14 days ago by lori yannuzzo
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book.
I liked this book a lot. I didn't want to put it down until I finished it. It is told from different viewpoints and has a wonderful plot. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Linnieb123
5.0 out of 5 stars quick read
Went quickly! Sad, intense, can't wait till July so I can rent book 2 from the lending library. Thank you
Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping.
I couldn't make myself put it down. A tragedy and love story in one. Wish it would have continued to the end but it left me scrambling to find the second book.
Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Can't wait for the next one to come out I read this book in one day absolutely amazing book I hope they get that guy
Published 27 days ago by CHRISTINE THIESING
4.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing!!!
I tend to not read books that have emotional content. Normally when I read it is to lose myself in a happy romance novel, or a naughty erotica, to escape from my crappy life. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Ashleigh A
5.0 out of 5 stars A great surprise.
I was really surprised that "Fade to Black" was so good. The only downfall was that the next book in the series is not yet available. Read more
Published 27 days ago by C. Hughes
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Marene Chandler Webb was born in Georgia, raised in South Carolina,Tennessee, and Alabama. Marene has spent the majority of her life in the deep South. She is the youngest of two daughters to parents unafraid to travel and explore.

Marene was first published in high school, but shied away from the attention she received opting instead to put away her passion for writing to raise a family in Tennessee.

After suffering a life altering event, Marene began writing once more, calling the experience "healing." After much interest and encouragement, Marene began her publications under the pen name M. C. Webb.


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