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About the Author
Her first published works were flash fiction, whichwere featured on Bay Area artist, Kenny Mencher's blog, The Welcome Home andUntitled - Luke N. Goode.
In 2011 she published her first full length novel,since then she's published a three book series, another novel and her currentseries (via Creativia Publishing) What Haunts Me (Ghost Killer Book 1) and TheEdge of the Cemetery (Ghost Killer Book 2), which was awarded the August 2016Book of the Month award by Long and Short Reviews, and What Hunts Me (GhostKiller Book 3), which incorporates an epic journey taken by her grandfather in1915. The majority of her books are set in San Francisco where shelived--previous to island life--for over 26 years.
Margaret's preferred writing genre is supernaturalfiction, with the exception of her time-travel novel, The Dragonfly Door.
The Four Series
Book I: amazon.com/Beginning-Book-I-Four-ebook/dp/B0178K4RM6
Book II: amazon.com/Change-Four-Book-II-ebook/dp/B0178L6RK0
Book III: amazon.com/Battle-Four-Book-III-ebook/dp/B017A5HZZK
The Dragonfly Door:amazon.com/dp/B00FL572Q4
What Haunts Me -Ghost Killer Book 1: amazon.com/dp/B019EAN2K6/
The Edge of theCemetery - Ghost Killer Book 2: amazon.com/dp/B01GSE7E7S/
What Hunts Me -Ghost Killer Book 3 amazon.com/gp/product/B07BK73XDV/
- ASIN : B0178K4RM6
- Publication date : October 26, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 4393 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 191 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1938961099
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,301,819 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Author Margaret A. Millmore
Reviewed by R. Murry
Imagination is a gift and putting it down on paper is a challenge. Ms. Millmore has met that object by presenting a novel for readers of vampire and werewolf cult adventures. She takes a group of friends brought together by fate and follows their growth into young adulthood, where they all but one dream similar visions.
These unbelievable figments are put together through brainstorming by the
group led by Clare, the narrator, and Kate, the one not hallucinating. It is interesting to note they all believe they are going out of their minds except Kate, who intelligently helps the group understand what is happening. Kate notices everyone's change in behavior over the years. In the end, they reach a common ground of understanding - they are different from the rest of humanity.
Margaret Millmore developed her characters well. The reader will understand why one character in the group is going to be a vampire and another will turn into a werewolf. This is explained in conversations between Clare and Charles, a man she met in here dreams and in real life through Margaret's characterization.
The story is well told in detail. It is slowly developed to lay the foundation of what will be, in my opinion, an interesting adventure series of good battling evil - this group against the Dark Ones, who destroy humanity for their perverted end. Good vampires and werewolves care for humanity as told in the story.
Ms. Millmore has done a fine job of keeping the reader interested. I, being a non-believer and never thought I would read this type of book, was completely drawn in. She kept me wondering if the story was plausible. Now, if you are a believer, you'll be hooked by her chronicle of young vampires and werewolves.
Now I am done.
When I say I am a voracious reader, I mean just that. I get started on an intriguing book, I stay until its done. I started this today at 9am and finished it at 5pm. I found this story fast paced, which is great with me. The concept is fascinating, and the authors weaving of the legend into the story concept is excellent. I found myself getting attached to Clare and what was going to happen her. The story seemed to end too soon, and diffidently leaves you wanting more. If there is going to be a next book, I am certainly going to be looking out for it. I give it 4 stars because it seemed to short, but worth the read.
The last time I turned to a vampire for entertainment, Bella Lugosi was a young man. But this book, THE FOUR, number one in THE BEGINNING series sounded intriguing so, I sharpened my fangs and began reading.
The subtitle refers to four young people--carriers of the recessive gene that will someday turn them into vampires or werewolves. By happenstance, they all meet as children and grow into adulthood together. Then, one by one, they begin to feel the glitch. Each one experiences troubling and foreboding dreams--the same dreams.
Thrown for a loop by these inexplicable and similar dreams, they soon learn their future when contacted by their "watcher," Charlie, a vampire himself employed by "The Consortium" or our version of the governing body of vampire and werewolf elders, who explains in fascinating detail, their family histories, inherited characteristics, and what they can expect in the future.
Ms. Millmore does a fine job presenting the historical background of her take on vampires and werewolves. Everything sounds interesting and plausible--in a Shock Theater sort of way. And who doesn't enjoy a really good, scary legend or two spanning the ages and continents?
With Charlie's history lesson, comes the hook to these characters. We will all like them because they're members of the benign group, led through immortality by The Consortium of vamps and werewolves who, over the centuries, have altered their way of life to peacefully coexist with their human neighbors. The monkey wrench thrown at THE FOUR is that for eternity, their lot in life is to monitor and combat "The Dark Ones"--the miscreants and destructive critters in the ranks of vampires and lycanthropes who give guys like Lugosi and Lon Cheney Jr. bad names.
The book ends with THE FOUR contemplating their future and how their lives will soon be forever altered.
I liked it. Margaret Millmore's imagination far exceeds my own. I applaud her for building a solid foundation for future adventures of THE FOUR.