Tarnished Gold Reviews:
Amazon 5 Stars Sam is struggling, even more so now that she has a family. She’s just dealing with not remembering parts of her life. Thompson writes this story well, and in different POVs, it brings a unique look into Sam’s life. With spells and magic, and new friends, Sam is a new person. She grows as a character and has a back story that is a major part of the current story. I’m a fan of Thompson, and this book is the best one of hers that I’ve read so far.
I received this book free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. ~Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews
When Sam first met Jamie in Sterling, she was homeless, dressed in rags, and a mess. She had no memory of her parents or where she came from. Jamie couldn’t imagine throwing Sam back out on the street, so Jamie took her in and made her part of the family. Now, with Jamie gone on vacation, Sam is left to her own devices.
Release Date 8/8/2017
Sam is home schooled and suspects Drake, her teacher, and Derek, his son, of spying on her house. She would like to know why, but, before her suspicions are confirmed, Sam casts a memory spell to help her piece together her past.
To add to her confusion, a gang of kids tempts her into their group. She’s never had friends – at least not any she can remember. Her self-doubt gets in the way as she struggles to figure out how to fit in.
Then Sam’s life really explodes! The spell worked, and her memories are coming back at the most inconvenient times. She starts dating a guy she really likes, and she soon realizes she has too many secrets she needs to keep from everybody she knows.
As Sam tries to juggle these new elements in her life, Drake continues to pile on the homework, leaving her no time for her new friends, her new boyfriend, the memories conjured by her spell, or time to figure out why Drake is so interested in her house.
Will the cobwebs of Sam’s past get the best of her?
Will Sam be able to figure out what is going on in time? Or will Drake get the upper hand?
I couldn’t believe it! The secret room! A breath of air gushed out from between my lips.
Jamie’s closet door stood wide open. Her clothes lay askew on the floor along with the hangers. The door to her secret room stood partially open, showing a hint of darkness between the crack of the wall and the frame.
No wonder I could never find it. I’d never thought to dig in her closet.
Why is the door open? Is someone down there? Should I venture into the dark corridor and find out what’s going on?
I gazed around Jamie’s room searching for a flashlight while my conscious fought over right vs. wrong. Should I go through her stuff? I really needed a flashlight. Darkness seeped out of the closet.
My steps led me to Jamie’s dresser. I would search her drawers for a flashlight. I stopped. I couldn’t do it; her belongings were private.
I eyed the door to the secret passageway. I may not be able to get myself to go through Jamie’s clothes, but I couldn’t resist the closet. Here goes nothing, I thought as I walked into the black void.
I followed the walkway with my hand against the wall until my eyes adjusted to the light up ahead. Every few feet a dim bulb glowed against the dark, illuminating the tight enclosure.
Wow! I was actually in a secret passageway. I still couldn’t believe it.
A clanking noise rose in the distance, so I slowed my pace. I tiptoed down the stairs and froze one step shy of the secret room.
My gaze tripped unbelievably over the treasure from Sterling’s ship to the bones lying on the floor.
Drake knelt beside one of the skeleton’s, busy pulling out a gold tooth from one of the skull’s jaws. A bag sat next to him, full of gold and silver coins, jewelry that sparkled luminescent colors spilled from the top open flap. A small chest sat beside the bag.
My temper rose as I watched Drake yank out the tooth. I always knew something wasn’t quite right with him. Now I knew why?
I raised my fists and screamed. The air exploded around me. Skeletons floated up, attached themselves to their skinless bodies and came to life. The now toothless corpse lurched towards Drake, grabbed his hand, and ripped his gold tooth out of Drakes’ fingers, breaking them in the process. It shoved its tooth back into its jawbone and pushed Drake aside.
I stood still, watching. My heart galloped in my chest. Shock wound its cocoon around my body. Inside I was freaking out, outside I was numb. Did I do that? With a screeching whine, one skeleton broke off from the others, zeroed in on me, and starting rattling towards the stairs.
I turned tail and ran…
Dark Fates Collections is three books wrapped up in one, Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, and NewsWorthy, with an extra story at the end about Karma Shay.
Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown.
Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time.
Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire.
Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold.
Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her.
Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max.
Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her.
Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own.
That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it.
Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now.
Lynn is also the proud owner of:
Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side.
Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories.
News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories.
Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and rewriting them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast!
Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures.
New Review: Dark Fates and Dark Fates-Madness by Hannah at Go Book Yourself
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8/21/16 3 Stars
News Worthy New Review by O at O.D. Book Reviews
7/27/16 4.5 Stars
This is an interesting twist on news headlines with a macabre sense of humor. If you like fictional short stories that are a bit on the dark side you will enjoy this anthology. The stories range from getting revenge via snakes, to wildfires, bugs under the skin, a hoarder being attacked by the danger she created in her own home, and even a bad batch of cannabis that creates zombies. Read More O.D. Book Reviews