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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Seer’s Destiny by Aubrie Dionne

Seer’s Destiny by Aubrie Dionne
Publisher: Gypsy Shadow Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short (36 pages)
Heat: Sweet
Rating: 3.5 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

Vira’s crystal ball only shows bleak and harsh truth. Visions of her own destiny haunt her, an inevitable night where ecstasy and horror are intertwined. In her future, she is reunited with her long lost love and then viciously murdered, her limp form stained in blood. Logic screams at her to flee the carnival and challenge fate, but her heart keeps her on a steady path, longing for a last chance with the man she loves, even if it means her own demise. Can Vira change her fortune?
This is one of a series of stories in Aubrie Dionne’s Carnival of Illusions series. I haven’t read any of the others, but this charming story will have me looking out for the others. Aubrie Dionne creates vivid pictures of the Carnival people as well as the visitors. I can almost hear the whir of the rides, the blare of the music, the thunk of the darts, and the smell of hotdog and candy-floss.

Vira, the heroine, is a down-to-earth seer – if you can have such a thing! But she is honest and refuses to pad her predictions and information with false information, just to satisfy her customers.

When the hero, Bravian, stalks Vira’s own predicted future she’s delighted at the thought of seeing him again, until she discovers the predicted outcome of the meeting. Her crystal ball has foretold her future now and she has decisions to make. Will she duck her destiny or face it head on knowing the consequences?

While the story was fantastic, the only small nit I have is that in places some odd sentence structures pulled me out of the story, but not enough to stop me looking for more stories in the series.

Seer’s Destiny is a charming story, full of magic, mythical creatures, and a strong hero who has returned to fulfil his own dreams. A definite recommend to fans of the genre.