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Lash (Volume 1)
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"A salacious coming-of-age novel that will enrapture fantasy readers." --Kirkus Reviews
This is not a light read, it's a very in depth book that has a lot of dirty sex, drugs, revenge and killing...My favorite kind! It's a great Dark Paranormal read that will tug at your heart strings and have you wanting to kill some of the secondary characters as well! - Reviewed by Brandy S. of All the Fun Starts After Dark
About the Author
Tara Fox Hall is an OSHA-certified safety and health inspector at a metal fabrication shop in upstate New York. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a double minor in chemistry and biology from Binghamton University. Her writing credits include nonfiction short stories, flash, short and novella-length horror stories, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. Her horror stories have appeared in Deadman’s Tome, Flashes in the Dark, Ghastly Door, The Halloween Alliance, Black Petals, SNM Horror Magazine, Dark Eclipse, Cemetery Moon, and various anthologies. She also coauthored the essay “The Allure of the Serial Killer,” published in Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone: Being and Killing (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). Her first E-Book, Surrender to Me, was published in September 2011. She divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.
Top customer reviews
It was a great story that I didn't want to put down but my only complaint was the ending. I guess I was really hoping something final would happen. He just kinda accepts that he's happy and he doesn't need family, friends or a true love with him and that was really sad to me. On the other hand, Mrs. Hall left the ending wide open so maybe there will be more to Trystans story. I know I would love to see good things happen to him! But still a great story and worth reading!
Lash was something else. I LOVED this book. So, hear me out:
What I liked about this book: Just about everything.
The idea was a really nice one, a breath of fresh air through all the paranormal stuff out there now.
Tryst, the hero was enjoyable to fallow around in his innocence, cruelty and low-morals. Even if he constantly lost his head and did bad things, I never got judgmental. I just thought it fit her personality, which means... um, yeah, he's a well-done character.
The other characters were also interesting and I never felt bogged down even if there were a lot of them. Never had a 'who the heck is that' moment. Which, again... well done :)
The setting - Oooh, the setting. I think it's this more than anything else that made me love this book. I haven't read something set in the early 1900s since... well, since East of Eden, I think. Loved it! I was getting kinda sick of modern-day paranormal, and this filled my batteries nicely.
The style - though there was a lot of narration in here, it wasn't boring. At all. I enjoyed the way Trystan told the story, his voice and the length of everything - from chapters to scenes (even if the chapters were loooong, I had nothing against it ;))
Okay, let's get to the dirty stuff:
Why this book didn't get 5 full stars. There are 3 main reasons:
1. The story's ending. It just kinda drifted off with no climax and no conclusion. I understand this is the first in a series. I would read the next book. But I felt like this one should get some sort of resolve too. -> This is the main main reason the book didn't get 5 stars (for me)
2. I really didn't get it whether the were population and vampires and such were in hiding from the humans. I mean, I understood that it was preferable that the humans didn't know someone was were, but were they aware that such creatures were out there and just didn't want to meet them? Or were supernatural creatures like a different, not very accepted, race?
3. I'm an a-hole and don't really give 5 stars all that often or easy. -> this is a pretty important reason, too.
Would I recommend this book - yes, I enjoyed it and I think many other people will as well. Would I read the sequel - um, yes. Would I read this book again... Um, maybe.
On the whole, a big congrats to the author for a job well done!
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