Saturday, 22 August 2020

Influenced Book Blast

Happy Saturday! Today, I'm helping Patricia Josephine celebrate her latest release, which is a very fun read with a great premise. Check out the details below.

Blurb

There is no Light without Dark.

Influencers are the voices that whisper in our ears. Tiny Angels and Devil sitting on our shoulders and guiding our choices. They are sworn to thwart the other. It is their duty.

Or so they thought…

Nothing is as it seems and questions are piling up. Do Kale and Ariel have the strength to face the truth? Will Antonia and Landon be forced to choose a side? Can Soleil break through to Kemuel? Three tales, three choices: Light. Dark. Or the shades of gray between.

Which one will win?

My review:

This is a really fun, quick read by Patricia Josephine that features an interesting premise and a pretty pertinent message at the heart of it.

Most of us know the concept of having a little angel on one shoulder and a little devil on the other, swaying us to do either good or evil. We've seen it in cartoons. Well, Josephine takes that idea and fleshes it out by giving these characters feelings and emotions. They're known as "Influencers", basically pawns in a larger war that's about capturing souls for either the Light or the Dark. But having individual personalities means carrying out their duties isn't always as simple as you'd think.

Influenced is a collection of three short stories, and what's neat about it is that each works perfectly well as a standalone, but they also make a cohesive whole with an arc running through. Each features a romantic element between the Light and Dark influencers assigned to a particular "mortal". That might sound like it'd get repetitive, but the dynamic is different in each case, and there's the idea of an influencer being torn between doing their "duty" and following their heart - almost as if they had their own little influencers on each of their own shoulders. Fascinating!

I won't say any more for fear of spoilers, but I will say that Influenced is a diverting, thought-provoking read, perfect for a lazy afternoon. Recommended. 

Buy Links

Amazon US 

Amazon UK

About the Author


Patricia Josephine is a writer of Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi Romance books. She actually never set out to become a writer, and in fact, she was more interested in art and band in high school and college. Her dreams were of becoming an artist like Picasso. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head for fun. That was the start of her writing journey, and she hasn't regretted a moment. When she's not writing, she's watching Doctor Who or reading about serial killers. She's an avid knitter. One can never have too much yarn. She writes Young Adult Paranormal, Science Fiction, and Fantasy under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow.

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8 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Patricia!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Glad you enjoyed Patricia's book. Congrats Patricia! Your book sounds great!

Patricia Josephine aka Patricia Lynne said...

Thanks for having me, Nick. One of the things I wanted to do with these stories is make it so I wasn't rehashing the same thing in each one.

Liz A. said...

Sounds interesting.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Congrats to Patricia.

And, hi Nick :-)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick - it's great to see another positive review of Patricia's book - and it's an interesting idea tying the three stories together, or leaving them as stand alones - I wish her much success. Take care the both of you - and stay safe - Hilary

J Lenni Dorner said...

Sounds like an amazing book! Thanks for sharing this post.

Patsy said...

Interesting idea.