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Posted July 15, 2012
This is a short story, really short, 7 pages in all. But each word is packed with intent. I thought it was a paranormal, vampire story at first. Ethereal creature, tall, and dressed in anonymous black… has to be a vampire right?
Lizzie is always the assistant because she is a woman, but now she is going to be the boss. She buys a vacant mortuary and plans to restore it with herself as the owner and operator, then Adam shows up. Adam Nichols, as in Nichols Mortuary, the place she bought claiming he is home. She’s too nice to turn him back out into the rain that night, but tomorrow he’s out… or is she?
Guess you’ll have to read and find out. Good short story. Would be better as a novel or novelette even, but for a very short story it is well written and has good bones. I give is 4 out of 5 clouds.
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Posted August 16, 2012
Exceptional short story. Lizzie Morton buys the long abandoned Nichols
Funeral Home, one of her life-long dreams coming true. Then one night, a
man named Adam Nichols knocks on her door and claims to be the owner of
the funeral home. Lizzie is skeptic at first, but after a little
investigating on her own, and discovering an old picture of
aforementioned Adam Nichols, she comes to a stunning conclusion… I
don’t write a lot of short story reviews. That’s mostly because I don’t
tend to read short stories, and if I read them, I don’t normally end up
reviewing them. Generally, my reviews tend to be long, but since this is
a short story, it will probably be a lot shorter. Let me start by
saying that I enjoyed this story. For a short story specifically, the
characters are strong and developed, three-dimensional, with an
impressive array of emotions and feelings. Although the story is pretty
simple, it did manage to grab me and it pulled me in from start to
finish. I very much enjoyed Lizzie’s interactions with Adam, and her own
little investigation in to what was going on. I’ve seen a lot of people
rage about the length of this book – it is a short story, so if it’s
only about 7 pages long, that doesn’t surprise me or annoy me at all. It
is what the author meant it to be. Do I see potential in this story to
be something more? Yes, of course. But the author meant it to be a short
story, not a novel, and not even a novella, so I’m going to review it
for what it is and now complain about what it isn’t. I love short
stories that spread out several clues but let the reader come to their
own conclusion. Antique Charming does that very well. It lays down the
foundations but leaves the conclusion in the middle. I thoroughly
enjoyed that, and I wouldn’t mind reading more short stories by
Natalie-Nicole Bates. She definitely knows how to write a short story
that grabs your attention from the first page and doesn’t let you go. If
you want an introduction to the author’s writing, this is it. A
must-read both for paranormal romance fans and short story fans.
Posted November 8, 2011
Lizzie Morton has just bought the Nichols Funeral Home. The house is everything she¿s ever dreamed of. She plans to restore it to its former glory, intent on showing her family that she can truly make it on her own. When a visitor shows up on her doorstep one night, Lizzie wonders if he¿s made a mistake. Yet she can¿t deny that the man seems so familiar even though she¿s never met him till now. Taken aback by the fact that the man reveals his name to be that of Adam Nichols, Lizzie briefly wonders if she¿s lost her mind. There¿s no way that he could be the same person who once owned the funeral parlor. At least, that¿s what she keeps telling herself. Her suspicion builds when Adam claims that she¿s to be his assistant and that he also intends to restore the funeral home with her help. Lizzie balks and tells him repeatedly that he¿s mistaken as she¿s not his assistant. She bought the house fair and square and she intends to keep it. A phone call to the realtor reveals that the person she negotiated with in order to buy the house has never worked there. Even more surprising is the fact that the house was never up for sale. As Lizzie struggles to understand what is going on, she refuses to give up what is now hers. Even if that means that she must surrender herself to the entity that now lives within her home. While this story was quite short, it was still a great read. I felt that it was an introduction, of sorts, for a novel. It definitely has potential, that¿s for sure. A truly delightful read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 26, 2011
This was a great short story. A little romance, a little paranormal activity. What more could a girl want? The author did a great job with descriptions, and the characters were well thought out for a short. I highly recommend.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.