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Before the Witches

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

    Fantastic Short Story

    He's an undercover cop. She's a prostitute. They couldn't have anything in common, could they?

    The author caught my attention with this novelette because of her subject matter. She set the story in Seattle and then added of the most catastrophic events that can be imagined for the west coast - an earthquake that would run up the San Andreas Fault and drop parts of the coastline into the sea. You'd have tsunamis, volcanoes blowing, and total chaos as people tried to escape. This is a very real fear if you live in the area. I grew up in Washington and they speak of it as "The Big One". So her story premise caught my eye right away.

    Then she added an undercover cop, a prostitute who isn't exactly what she seems, human traffickers and more to the story. You get caught up in the story and can't wait to see where it's going next, who might escape the disaster, who doesn't and what's left when it's over.

    It's not a happily ever after story, but it is one example of how things could happen. Nigel is trying to protect Katya and figure out just who and what she is. Katya has run because the people of her country called her a witch. Both characters are strong and willing to do what they need to survive, even if their personal losses hurt their hearts.

    Survival stories fascinate me. Watching an author's vision of how they think people will behave and how cut-throat survival can become can be enlightening. Ms. Cooper's vision appears to be spot on. This is a fast paced story with lots of drama and hope for the future, even if the future might not look like the present. Grab a copy and then hang on to your seat -- it's a thrilling read.

    Originally posted at the Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

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    Anticipating the Dark Mission Novels!

    If the making of this prequel novella of the upcoming debut of Blood of the Wicked was to entice and make us itch for the start of this series, Cooper has done it! Wow!! We are introduced to Ekaterina Zhuvova aka Katya, a witch who can read people well and have visions, and Nigel Ferris, a Seattle cop. Nigel has been investigating Mikoyan who runs brothels around the area and he has been working hard to shut them down. At the same time, strange earthquakes are happening all over the world. Volcanos are erupting and ash clouds are descending upon unsuspecting towns. It is literally, the end of the world. Nigel meets Katya on one of his raids and they are thrust together in this do or die situation as they try to survive this apocalypse.

    Fast paced on-the-edge of your seat read. The smoldering romance between Katya and Nigel will have you fanning yourself. This novella has it all wrapped up in a tiny package and leaves you anticipating Cooper's Dark Mission novels

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2012

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    A Good Start!

    I had trouble at first getting into this story. I just felt it was to much story in a very little page count. After awhile I found my way and was able to enjoy it. That is until the author started to set up the story line for the books that follow. When I hit that part the tears came. There are a few tug at the heart moments.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Good read

    Enjoyed the quick toe dip into this world. Looking forward to reading more.

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  • Posted January 19, 2012

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    OK if free--otherwise don't bother

    One-dimensional. unbelievable plot and character action.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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