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5* Review for Fury’s Bridge

I don’t tend to read my reviews, as I’m too thin skinned. The last bad one I read kept me from writing for months.

But it’s great when I hear about a review that has come in, like the one below posted on Goodreads:

Wow! When I first heard the premise of this book, the Gods are real and they live in Santa Monica, I immediately thought of Neil Gaiman and his book “American Gods”, or Bill Willingham’s graphic novel series “Fables”, or even the television show “Once Upon a Time”. In short, the idea of gods or creatures of myths, legends and fairytales being real and attempting to live ‘normal’ lives has been done.

But nobody has done it like Brey Willows. She’s managed to blend a delicious romance between two unlikely characters, a human and a Fury, with a bit of a mystery novel, while at the same time creating a believable world and very compelling characters. When the main character attends a party hosted by another Fury (remember there are three) and attended by all manner of Gods and demigods from Zeus to Jesus in sandals and board shorts, not to mention some miscellaneous Celtic and Roman gods, I was all in. The authors knowledge of mythology from various cultures is impressive. I found myself checking Google a few times to confirm or refresh my memory of who characters were supposed to be, and they all were spot on. The story held my interest throughout. There are two or three love scenes, which are not something I necessarily need or even sometime want in a story, but these seemed to help further the story and were just explicit enough to keep me intrigued without reaching erotica levels. I don’t recall the last time I read the last line of a book and said HA! out loud. I did this time. I know this is the first in a series. I look forward to following the author on the rest of this ride and I’m so glad I picked up this treat of a book.

I can’t tell you how reviews like this one can keep a writer like me going. Thank you, Darlene, for the great review. It was great to meet you at GCLS!

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