SPLINTERS OF YOU, a new dark mystery romance that will reel you right in – by a new to me author – Anne Malcom, is available now – read my review; and don’t forget to grab a copy for yourself ❤
Words are my weapon.
Stories wrap around my soul, choking me, capturing you.
I don’t work in dreams.
I don’t offer escapes.
I cage you within my nightmares.
Magnolia Grace is a horror writer, despite what the name might suggest.
One of the best in the business, if you asked around.
Pressure comes with that title. Expectation for the next nightmare. The next bestseller.
That’s what it is.
She can’t be healthy. Because that means she won’t write.
And she hasn’t been writing.
A looming deadline and a crumbling psyche drive her into the woods. To a cabin which was the site of a grizzly murder.
A serial killer, butchering women, toying with her.
Her plan is to borrow some of the horror that seeped into the soil.
But hers follows her.
The woods are meant to be her escape. But they are almost her demise.
He was an unlikely saviour. An unlikely muse. He has horrors of his own. A motorcycle club looking to settle a score. A soul too broken to offer her anything but pain.
Okay. I am speechless – Anne Malcom is an author I have heard of; but never really picked up before the blurb of her newest release – Splinters of You – gripped my attention and just wouldn’t let go.
Our protagonist – Magnolia Grace, is a best selling author of horror novels – she is also self – professed woman of rudeness, insults, privileged and spoiled with an internal fascination with all things morbid – EXACTLY why she is a best selling author that she is.
And why, when she is facing the deadline for her new book, she buys sight unseen cottage where a young girl was brutally murdered – in a small town with the hope that she will be able to retreat far enough within the morbidity of the murder to find inspiration for the new novel as she fast approaches her deadline.
Now, wouldn’t you want to know EXACTLY how this small town and its residents – the bartender, Declan, the town artist, Margot and the town recluse, Saint – shape the journey of her residence and the book in ways that she would have never imagined.
Far more mysterious than romantic; Splinters of You, is far addictive than IO actually had expected it to be – and most of that reason has to be the protagonist – she is one of the realest character I have had the pleasure of reading in the recent times – she is cold, distant and rude; but she is one whom you can’t help but adore – she is real, and she has achieved the one thing we all want to – the utter and complete acceptance of herself and her own qualities and I not only admired it, but I also envied her a little bit.
And I can’t seem to forget our male protagonist either (and yes, I know I didn’t exactly name him; read the book will you?) – he was the strong, silent and lethal – but he also accepted Magnolia just the way she is; and how they each had their own sense of darkness and yet neither of them tried to bring each other to light but just complimented each other.
You might think; or rather the society that believes anything that beyond what is “normal” is wrong but their relationship; is as real as it gets; and I will fight whoever says otherwise.
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