Friday, February 13, 2015

Growl Book Review

Title: Growl
Author: Ashley Fontainne
Publisher: RMSW Press
Pages: 315
Genre: Gothic Horror/Suspense
Format: Paperback/Kindle

My name is Sheryl Ilene Newcomb. And yes, my initials are S.I.N. A funny little piece of whimsical humor my parents found amusing when I arrived. 
Then, it turned out to be true. Looking back with wiser eyes now, my family and I concluded that the events leading up to my transformation started the summer I turned nine. But the day we realized there was a problem, and no turning back, was a week before I started my senior year at Junction City High. The day the fangs and claws appeared and the monster inside of me emerged. 
When mutilated corpses appeared near a pile of brush down by Caney Creek, everything changed. Because evil woke up and growled, its ominous rumblings heard by every living thing in Locasia County, Mississippi.| 
My thoughts:
If  you are a lover of YA Fantasy or any other type of horror/fantasy type of books, then this one will definitely please you! You will have to give me a little slack on a few of these new reviews as I haven't been feeling well while trying to read and get these reviewed. It took me a little longer than usual to get into the book, but not because it was a slow or bad book, but just because my mind certainly wasn't on the story.
But, once I was able to get into the story and away from my current medical problems, the book picked up and got very interesting. I wished I had been able to re-read it again with fresh eyes and mind because I would have loved it even more! It took me longer to get the grasp of what was going on because I wasn't my usual self but once I figured it all out, I was in for the long haul.
Sometimes, books are exactly what a person needs when one isn't feeling so great and needs to get lost in a story so unlike their real lives that it makes the day seem better and not so scary after all. Like this book, Growl, I could have been facing a lot worse things than what I am facing now, but thank goodness, I have great authors like Ashley Fontaine to take my mind off of the ugliness of my real world and put me in one that has nothing to do with me and just let's me get engrossed in the story and root for my favorite hero or heroine.
Whatever type of book is your favorite, I hope that when faced with some really sad news, medical nightmares like mine or just the blues, that you are able to reach for a book and get lost for a little while at least in something that has nothing to do with you and let yourself go into that fantasyland that this author has created for you, almost like they knew you might need it!
I don't know what her feelings are on this book, Growl, but it sounds like maybe, just maybe there might be a sequel coming on down the road, which would be awesome to read!
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Award-winning and International bestselling author Ashley Fontainne is an avid reader of mostly the classics. Ashley became a fan of the written word in her youth, starting with the Nancy Drew mystery series. Stories that immerse the reader deep into the human psyche and the monsters that lurk within us are her favorite reads.
Her muse for penning the Eviscerating the Snake series was The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Ashley’s love for this book is what sparked her desire to write her debut novel, Accountable to None, the first book in the trilogy. With a modern setting to the tale, Ashley delves into just what lengths a person is willing to go when they seek personal justice for heinous acts perpetrated upon them. The second novel in the series, Zero Balance focuses on the cost and reciprocal cycle that obtaining revenge has on the seeker.

For once the cycle starts, where does it end? How far will the tendrils of revenge expand? Adjusting Journal Entries answered that question: far and wide.

Her short thriller entitled Number Seventy-Five, touches upon the sometimes dangerous world of online dating. Number Seventy-Five took home the BRONZE medal in fiction/suspense at the 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards contest and is currently in production for a feature film.
Her paranormal thriller entitled The Lie, won the GOLD medal in the 2013 Illumination Book Awards for fiction/suspense and is also in production for a feature film.

The suspenseful mystery Empty Shell, released September 29, 2014. Ashley then delves into the paranormal with a Southern Gothic horror/suspense novel, Growl, scheduled for release in the Spring of 2015. Plus, she will be teaming up with Lillian Hansen (Ashley calls her Mom!) to pen a three-part murder mystery/suspense series entitled The Magnolia Series. The first book, Blood Ties, is due out the Summer of 2015.

Ashley also hosts The WriteStuff, a popular BlogTalk Radio show, each Friday night at 10 p.m. CST.
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.