5 feather #bookreview of BENEATH THE WILLOW by Gemma Farrow

BENEATH THE WILLOW by Gemma Farrow

BLURB:

Thomas loves Keziah. He’ll do anything for her . . . at least he believes that. But all it takes is one shattering moment to change a belief; a few nights is more than enough to kill it. The world Thomas knows changes when he gets a phone call. It’s Keziah. She’s hurt. She’s scared. She needs him. He gets Keziah home, but the horror has just begun. From that moment a darkling world embraces him. Keziah believes she has been bitten by a vampire. Thomas doesn’t believe it. At first. But when one belief dies, it’s because a new one is forming. As he fights to discount her story, Thomas tries to nurse her back to health, but it isn’t working. He can no longer ignore the truth. She isn’t solely Keziah anymore. Heartbroken, maddened, and hollow, Thomas has to make a difficult choice. Accept what his girlfriend has become or turn against her. Both choices demand a high price, but which is Thomas willing to pay?

MY REVIEW:

This is a short story.  Also I think the cover is perfect for the book.
Thomas’ girlfriend of 3 years Keziah is bitten by a vampire.  Unable to believe the reality of the situation, he nevertheless makes a promise.  One he isn’t sure he can keep.
This is a dark tale of promises made and promises not kept.  I love the fact that Gemma tells the story from the partner’s point of view.  How do you deal with the changing of your loved one into a monster?  When you see the physical manifestations coming on a daily basis?  How do you keep from going insane?
As a reader, you can really feel his inner turmoil of whether to believe what she is asking him to do or wondering if she has already changed, but she doesn’t realize it yet.   His logical and emotional sides battle between themselves.  And then there are the dreams.  Real or not?
And from Keziah’s point of view, I like the incorporation of a mental midwife to help her with her changeover.  What she becomes at the end is quite frightening, but not heartless.  Maybe.
Plus, extra kudos to Gemma; no proofreading errors.
I highly recommend this story and give it my 5 feather rating.  Great Job!!!

Halloween is just around the corner.  Put this book on your TBR list today.  Just click the cover.

About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbysaharafoley Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaharaFoley Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/saharafoley/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SaharaFoley/posts Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Foley/e/B00J9ST32U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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