Finding Esta (The Supes Series #1)
by Shah Wharton
New Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance
WordsinSync Publishing (Indie)
Released on December 16, 2012
Heat Level: Sweet
Word Count: 120,000
An unusual young woman and fledgling journalist, Luna has various restrictive oddities, all of which prevent any kind of physical intimacy. Abusive parents take pleasure in Luna’s misery and isolation, yet Luna strives to make them proud, to finally earn their elusive love – something she craves almost as much as the painless touch of a lover.
When she learns of a tragic story involving the kidnap of baby Esta, she jumps at the chance to investigate, dragging her Shadows along for the ride within the murky depths of her mind.
Meanwhile, a dark stranger visits Luna’s dreams and stalks her reality. In lieu of the real thing, their intimate moments excite rather than terrify. Nestled within his presence, she begins to sense an urgent message of danger – a message she struggles to interpret, until they finally meet….
Her investigations lead Luna to a vibrant seaside town, hiding copycat aliens and an underworld of Supernaturals. Here, she comes face-to-face with her own, terrifying identity. Confronted with life-changing decisions and the harshest of truths, Luna questions her sanity, searching for logic, feeling deceived by both.
Is Luna trapped in a newfound supernatural world, or within her own delusions? And will anyone care enough to save her?
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About the Author
In November of 2010, Shah found herself in
Dubai, having moved from the for her husband’s new job. With
no job or friends of her own, she had a lot of time on her hands and decided to
take the advice of online friends she’d met through webook.com, and build her
own blog. WordsinSync was born and was the catalyst in meeting fellow authors
and bookworms galore. She moved on from writing poetry (two published) and
short stories (one published) onto using her imagination to write novels. She
has learned a lot on her adventure into stories and storytelling, mostly from
the awesome advice of her online peer-group. UK
Her great loves are her patient husband and their German Shepherd, Bobby. Her passions are writing, reading, blogging, movies, photography, music, theatre, travel, and fine dining. Her qualifications include BSc (Hons) psychology, counselling, hypnotherapy and mentoring.
Genres of choice include anything dark with fangs and/or that will make her squirm, or jump, or scream out an expletive. She is an avid Kindle abuser and adores the indie writing community, and being part of the e-publishing revolution and supports all authors on her bookish/author blog – Shah Wharton’s WordsinSync.
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My 4 Star review
An interesting well written plot with as many twist and turns that it was sometimes hard to stay on track. This was by far a very exhausting book to read. No time to relax and just enjoy as evil, lies and truths are discovered from page to page. Never ending and I wondered how the poor woman could still stay sane through out all the never ending changes in her life.
Luna Dukes already suffering from abuse as a child under her parents hands, just wants to be touched and loved by them, accepted. Allergic for the most basic of things like touch, sun and food. But at the end the worst betrayal came from them. Their sickening parental skills drowning out all the other cruel and evil things done to her.
Plagued by dreams of fires and stalking strangers. Always searching for her taking her on a path to search for Esta. When she finally met with the loitering stranger Drew, her guardian angel she felt at peace for the first time. But this was no ordinary angel. This was a..... well I can not reveal to much of the book. It is best to enter the competition or buy the book at the end. But be prepared it will not relax you when reading. It will leave you exhausted, pondering at the evil of people and their devices.
To make things even more bizarre was the ever present Shadow's Flo and Ada followed by Stephen. Who literally lived in her head, supporting her, giving her advice. Warning her of impending danger. With a ever present hunger she did not understand yet vomiting when eating normal food. When she finally became the person she was suppose to be she only craved BLOOD. Transforming her from a wilting woman always hovering in the shadows to a strong, powerful person. With a real father and mother unknown to her but yet parting unnatural genes to her that made her a Freak in the worst sense. Always developing to even greater freakness.
I must admit I never saw that coming from just reading the blurb but yet it was almost fitting in the plot and who she was as a person. Keeping the story entertaining in it build up to the end.
The story leaves you with a cliffhanger that says there is more to come for the woman with a unknown past and even a greater unknown future. Clinging to hope as her only companion in a world that did not make sense.