Publication date: October 31st 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Thriller
A thrilling introduction to the dark mystical world of Melanie ‘Breaker’ Perkiss, Buffalo NY’s most capable witch hunter and spell lifter.
In this debut instalment, a dark mage acting on behalf of a vengeful ex has magically removed the genitals of a man and vanished, leaving him wiped clean down there. And unfortunately for the victim, he is set to wed…now imagine saying ‘I do’ while in that deprived state.
No wonder when a shell-shocked and heartbroken Casey walks into Melanie’s office to report the incident, the witch hunter immediately goes on a chase, risking her own life as she encounters dark creatures and malevolent spirits in the city’s darkest corners.
The pressure is indeed on Mel: the wedding is fast approaching and leads remain few. Will she be able to corner the mage, recover the taken goods and save a doomed marriage, while bringing the conspirators to justice?
I was so so excited about this book when I read the blurb and could not wait to get my hands on it, then well I started reading and honestly my head hurts.
I do not know if my ARC was an un-edited copy because there are so many issues with what I had in my Kindle that I wondered if this was a first draft to be honest. There is no way, an editor had a look at this and thought it was good to be published. From my perspective, it may have gone through spell check and that is about it.
Even then, at times I think Kezzie tried to be smart with the writing and it did not work. Just as an example of what I am talking about, a bus driver does not “curtsy” to a passenger when they get on board.
It really saddens me saying this, because ever since creating this blog I have read a lot of first books of new authors but I have never seen anything like this. As an ex-editor myself, this was really painful to read.
Like I said, I was really excited about the overall plot and I thought it was really hilarious and original, but the execution was terrible. If I had an un-edited version (though usually I am told) then please forgive me, but if this is the final copy, then Kezzie all I can say, is please have an editor go through with it with you. If this was a hard copy, I would have red marker and edits everywhere.
All I am going to say, is to hold off on this baby for a future edition, and again I am only speaking based on the copy I had in my hands.
This is really going to be a first on my blog of a wait and see…
Kezzy Sparks is a Toronto based author and writer. HEIST is his debut fiction in the long form. He enjoys reading as well, and lists works by Jim Butcher, Stephen King, Benedict Jacka, Dan Brown and Kevin Hearne as some of his personal favorites.
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