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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Review of Secret Voices by Lynn Donovan

Secret Voices, by Lynn Donovan, is the third book in the Spirit of Destiny series.
Keisha Moore has heard voices in her head since she was a child. Instinctively, she knew people would call her crazy if she ever mentioned them. They remain a secret, a secret intertwined with her mother and father’s past. However, when the life of her fiancé, Clifford, is threatened, only the voices offer the help she desperately needs. Will anyone believe the voices are real?

Secret Voices is a Christian paranormal. Many Christians will be uncomfortable with the “voices” communicating with the main character. Others will realize this is paranormal/fantasy and is not to be taken literally. I read it as a paranormal and do not expect more realism than I would find in a book about vampires, zombies, or werewolves. So, the strange voices did not bother me.

However, an aspect that did disturb me was the characters’ attitudes toward abortion. It seemed as if some were advocating it, one so far as seeing it as God’s will (if I remember correctly). I’m not sure that was what Ms. Donovan was trying to convey. If she meant that we should forgive and forget the past, I wholeheartedly concur. Honestly, I do not think that the author is a proponent of abortion, although it may seem that way at first glance.
The characters were well developed. Clifford is not your normal male love interest, and his uniqueness was intriguing. Overall, I enjoyed Secret Voices.
It is available for pre-order here: Secret Voices. Check out Lynn Donovan’s Amazon author’s page for more information! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Cover for Fading Thunder, In the Shadow of the Cedar, Book 4


In Fading Thunder, the young men return from World War II. Michael's homecoming is not what Sarah Jane has envisioned. After years spent in the Pacific, Michael has a lot of baggage, not the least of which is Argos, the war dog. Has the war hardened Argos and Michael so much that they are a threat to the family's safety? 

Sarah Jane remembers the old woman's words, from so long ago, that Michael would return broken but not beyond repair. How such brokenness will mend is incomprehensible to Sarah Jane. She must learn anew that healing will only be found... in the shadow of the cedar.

Release date is May 3rd!

This is the last book of the series. By the way, the working title was Thunder's End. I'm pleased with the new title, the cover, and the story and hope readers will be also.

As I've mentioned before, this is the end of the series. However, the characters will live on in a new series, Southern Pines Mysteries. The main characters in the new series will be Zeke and Grace, Marla's sister. The other characters from In the Shadow of the Cedar will make an appearance from time to time. I hope to have the first two books of the new series published this year, if the Lord is willing!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Secret Voices, by Lynn Donovan, Cover Reveal

Secret Voices, by Lynn Donovan, is the third book in the Spirit of Destiny series. The cover was designed by graphic designer Marcy Rachel.


The voices in Keishas head know where her fiancé has been left for dead, but who will believe her?

Keisha Moore has a secret which has been kept hidden her entire life. But when her fiancé, Clifford Valdez, disappears and the authorities dismiss it as lovers remorse, she has to tell somebody. Can she make anybody understand the four voices in her head are real, and they know where Clifford has been taken? How can she save the man she loves without revealing her deepest secret?

The author, Lynn Donovan, spends her days chasing after her muses, trying to get them to settle down and behave long enough to write down their words and actions. The results have produced short stories published in anthologies: The Clockwork Dragon, Different Dragons II, and Supernatural Colorado. Lynns full-length novels include The Wishing Well Curse, Thorns of Betrayal, and Secret Voices. She has also published Rocking Horse Shadows, and Christmas Grace, Signing Seeds. Other stories are hovering out there somewhere, so keep a look out for Fertility Pirates, Echoes from the Loft, and White Blossom Cottage. 


Lynn enjoys reading and writing Christian, Paranormal, and Speculative Fiction. But you never know what her muses will come up with for a story, so you could see a novel under any given genre. All that can be said is keep your eyes open, cause these muses are not sitting still for long! Oops, there they go again


You can learn more about Lynn on her blog, SittingOnThePorchWithLynn.blogspot.com, follow her on Twitter @MLynnDonovan, LinkedIn.com at M Lynn Donovan, Face Book at MLDonovan, her Face Book Author page at LynnDonovanFGG and her website: LynnDonovanAuthor.webs.com

To purchase Lynns books, go to her author page on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, and other online book stores.