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Beyond The Veil - 2014 ABNA Entry

Pippa DaCosta

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This is the listing for the snippet. See the official page for the full book Beyond The Veil here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry - this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words- it isMoreThis is the listing for the snippet. See the official page for the full book Beyond The Veil here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Entry - this eBook is a sample of the first 3,000-5,000 words- it is not the full book. The ABNA contest is operated on Amazon.com only. Visit this entry on Amazon.com to leave customer feedback. To vote for the Grand Prize winner starting July 8, visit www.amazon.com/ABNA.“They say I’m half a demon, but I like to think of myself as half human, especially as the demons want me dead.” Charlie Henderson is living a lie. Her real name is Muse and her attempt at a normal life is about to go up in smoke. When a half-demon assassin walks into her life, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, Muse must return to the one man she hoped never to see again and ask for help. The Prince of Greed isn’t known for his charity. The price is high and the cost could tear her apart. Trapped between the malevolent intentions of a Prince of Hell, a bounty-hunter with ulterior motives and all of demon-kind, Muse must embrace the lure of chaos at her core- the demon inside her, in order to survive. If your ex is the Prince of Greed, you’d better be ready to raise hell.Editorial ReviewsAmazon.com ReviewThe story is quite good - it is interesting so far, has a great hook (Random dude, mysterious sword, power and explosions - need I say more?) and is well-written. The dialogue is done pretty well also, something that can be extremely tricky for many. Muse is already beginning to show signs of a distinct character, something that can be difficult to get across in such a short excerpt. So the strongest part of the excerpt would have to be the writing itself...What is your overall opinion of this excerpt? I can easily say that I would enjoy reading this further past the excerpt. Its well-written and interesting and just in the short time I read, Im already invested in finding out what will happen to Muse. I would almost certainly purchase this at a store. –Vine ReviewerWhat is the strongest aspect of this excerpt? The story is off to a very strong and promising start. I like the juxtaposition of current, everyday Timberland boots with a workshop were swords are hand-forged. Even though death is mentioned in the first sentence, the story takes a darker turn with “If were talking murder....” The character has grit, even before the demon side, before “she comes out to play.” The combination of someone tough and vulnerable is appealing. The statements like “Once you mention demons, the authorities get twitchy” is wonderfully understated. The excerpt hints at lots of questions and mysteries, and I want to find out what happens. The foreshadowing is great. I want to know more about reading swords.What is your overall opinion of this excerpt? Strong, clean writing, a nice combination of the modern world and a demon world that is mostly hidden to people, and foreshadowing of scary and exciting things to come would keep me reading this one. –Vine Reviewer