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Glamour (Rae Wilder #1) [NOOK Book]

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Rae Wilder has problems. Plunged into a world of dark magic, fierce creatures and ritual sacrifice, she is charged with a guarding a magical amulet. Rae finds herself beaten up, repeatedly, and forced to make a choice: to live and die human, or embrace her birth-right and wield magics that could turn her into something wicked, a force of nature nothing can control.
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Glamour (Rae Wilder #1)

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Overview

Rae Wilder has problems. Plunged into a world of dark magic, fierce creatures and ritual sacrifice, she is charged with a guarding a magical amulet. Rae finds herself beaten up, repeatedly, and forced to make a choice: to live and die human, or embrace her birth-right and wield magics that could turn her into something wicked, a force of nature nothing can control.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011114793
  • Publisher: Stephenson & Fletcher
  • Publication date: 10/7/2010
  • Series: Rae Wilder , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 23,524
  • File size: 251 KB

Meet the Author

I want to write something worth remembering. I have a suspicion it will take most of my life, but I'm okay with that. I write fantasy, which falls mostly into the young adult readership, but has taken on an adult edge to include paranormal romance.

I'm a summer baby, and a Dragon by the Chinese Zodiac. I was born in July 1988, in London, and I live in Essex. I was fortunate enough to meet the love of my life when I was 15 years old and we haven't been apart since.

I listen more than I speak, and skip from one thought to the other quite fast ... amusing if you know me personally, but is probably annoying as hell to everybody else. I love to smile, the small things in life delight me, and I have a serious addiction to cans of Coca Cola.

My writing style is straightforward and a tad whimsy. I love romance, so my stories always have heavy romantic influences, and are twisted with darkness. I write what I like to read and most of my stories can be plucked from thin air, or triggered by seeing or hearing something random that I fixate on.

I became an independent author in autumn 2010, and my debut book is called Demon Girl.
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  • Posted December 8, 2010

    Good writer, good concept, needs polish. Recommend to YA readers.

    I DO recommend this book, especially to YA readers. I enjoyed this story immensely, read it fast and with gusto, but it falls short in a few ways that a good edit/editor other than the author should clean up.

    1.) Pacing is a little rough at the beginning, and then smooths out.
    2.) Some time to learn to LIKE the main character before stuff starts flying and changing would give her reactions depth.
    3.) In the beginning, there were areas that were way too heavy in introspection; this problem fades and balances later in the book.
    4.) Occasional tense, word usage, and spelling errors. These have been mostly cleaned up, and fade later in the book.
    5.) Abrupt ending. I understand a second book is in the works, but you needs to resolve at least SOMETHING in the first book. The stories are linked, yes, but if there is no resolution of any sort it is ONE book, not two.
    6.) One, seemingly incomprehensible, scene and location change. I believe a section may have been accidentally dropped here.

    These tell me that a hard edit might clear up most of my issues and make this a smooth, polished read. I enjoyed the read, and the concept and characterization is fun, but there needs to be some house cleaning to make this book a professionally written read.

    86 out of 93 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2010

    Recommended

    I really enjoyed the book. The Typos were a little frustrating but, all in all ... i cant wait for the next one in summer of 2011. I also like that in this free e book you get a sneak peek to the next book, it helps me get over the ending a little.

    30 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2010

    Recommended

    I found it to be a little rushed, packing in lots of action with little information, but a good read nonetheless. The information given about the characters was round about and confusing, but if you like tales of demons and supernatural powers its not bad. I look forward to the next book doing a lot of explaining!

    28 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 4, 2010

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    Must Read-Better than what I expected!

    I saw this was free on the nook so I thought: Hey, why not? It's Free. I was a fairly quick read and I enjoyed every bit of it. Although, there were some editing issues. I have read alot of fairy books and this one definitely stands alone. It wasn't like anything else I have read. I enjoyed the characters and Rae the main character is hilarious. She is a strong, spunky, very independent girl who is not about to let any guy tell her what to do of feel. Something every girl will envy. Not only that she seems to have every hot guy in the palm of her hand! Loved the Book and Can't wait for the next one. Definitely one of the better books I have read this year.

    23 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2010

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    Interesting Idea, Not Fully Developed

    This book was compelling enough for me to finish it, but I did get annoyed by the frequent spelling errors and wrong words (using "queue" instead of "cue," for instance). I felt like the story was missing a lot of details that I would liked to have explained, such as more about the Rupture. And I felt that the story ended very abruptly, like the author must have gotten tired of writing their own story and simply stopped.

    Still, I really liked the story and will check out the sequel if it comes out.

    20 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2010

    Not Recommended

    It may have an interesting story, but the lack of proper punctuation, sentence structure and many typos, it's a rough read. If you're really interested, purchase the real book instead of this unedited version.

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2011

    I wanted to gouge my retinas after reading...

    I thought it was a "trying too hard twilight wanna be". I guess tweens would enjoy it, but I don't quite get the British flavor. I am of the lot that has to finish a book once I've started, but I almost broke that rule on this one. A fast read, but a painful one.

    10 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

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    I Also Recommend:

    I Really Enjoyed this and can't wait for a sequel

    I highly encourage readers to power through the first 30 pages because this is a worthwhile work but the in an effort to get right into the meat of the story the author has made the first few pages choppy, hackneyed, and a little confusing. There is a lot going on in the work and diving into it does make the reader work for understanding a little more than I think a work at this level should.

    What I liked: the main characters are very fleshed out with no distinct "good" evil" dichotomy. The female lead isn't afraid to make her own decisions and take charge of her own life. She might have stumbled into a world she doesn't know but she isn't about to let a bunch of squabbling men tell her what to do. There's a lot of heart there. If you're looking for strong contrary female heroines as Rae then I strongly recommend "The Green Rider" (most like Rae and a wonderful teen and young adult read), "Shadow Bound" (a young adult to adult read with beautiful writing and description), and "Torn" (more a teen read with a strong twilight undercurrent).

    If you like the fantasty romance I suggest Mated by Zoe Winters, which is part of a beautiful series. A free less well done work I might suggest is The Mating by Nicky Charles.

    Something that sounds a lot like this work but is very disappointing in writing style and character depth is Winter's Passage by Julia Kagawa. Indeed I was heistant to try this work because it was so similar in summary. I'm definately pleased that I read this though.

    The few negatives: there are several typos like repeated words, grammar errors, tense errors, and on one occasion they used the wrong character's name. There are a few "blank pages" because the format in e-ink isn't completely smooth. The author seems to still be finding her voice in writing as there are a lot of heavy handed references to stereo-typical amine style and final fantasy-ish descriptions and plot points. I like both genres, but being able to pull a one for one on some of the details is a little off putting and pulled me from the story and back into "my world".

    Very fun read though and I'm thrilled that the sequel is almost here!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2011

    Highly Recommended- I found myself wanting more at the end!

    Reading the first few pages of the book I said to myself "Oh, this is probably going to suck." The story line pulled me in as if i were Rae herself and I was living every change she was going through as if happening to me. I found I wanted to be her to find myself in a world completely unknown to me and different than anything I have ever been taught. Breanden and Tomas pulling me in two different directions. I want to know more about what is going to happen to her and where this strange and mysterious path will lead Rae and I. I wanted MORE! I can't wait until Summer 2011!

    The downfall of the book is I feel there could have been a better editor. I found some spelling mistakes that glared out at me but the story line was able to pull me past these errors. I hope this develops into a serious I will find myself reading for years to come!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2011

    be tolerant

    I did enjoy the story, but the poor spelling and grammar is hard to overlook.

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2010

    Couldn't Put it Down

    Fletcher is a fabulous writer. she develops some amazing characters and i loved the plot. i ended up starting this almost 500pg book at 11pm and finishing it ar around 6am! i couldn't put it down. it has action, paranormal and romantic interests (i cant wait to see who she chooses- shes bound to breandan, but tomas lights her fire!) and itll make you laugh, cry, become angry, and become excited through to the end! can't wait for the next one.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2011

    In need of a good editor

    First I would like to say that despite all of it's flaws, I couldn't put the darn thing down! The story has great potential and it is a wonderful world that I would like to see more of. If you like the house of night novels, I'm sure you will enjoy this new author.

    I will not comment on the need for copy editing and the number of typos because the lovely author is aware of these and is putting out revised editions.

    I do still think that the novel could use a good editor, however. I think that it could vastly improve the flow of the book. The beginning is disjointed and confusing, and the pace of the book felt very rushed. It is like watching a movie based on a much longer book. People fall in love and the reader is left wondering why. The main characters have emotional reactions to things, but the reader doesn't feel with them due to lack of time (Alex anyone?). I realize that the book is over 400 pages long (in ebook format), but the relationships simply did not have enough time to develop properly. I would have liked to see the author take a little more time to develop them, (and Rae's feelings) and possibly split this book in two. The first book to allow Rae and the reader adjust to her new life (with hints of the much bigger plot), and the second to really delve into the fairy world and the political intrigue.

    On the whole, it was a good free book. I hope that the author keeps at it and gets lots of good feadback that can improve her writing :)

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

    Frankly, it needs heavy and ruthless editing.

    I'm usually not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, so it pains me to have to write a negative review for a book that I was offered for free, but this one needs much more work. I didn't get past the first few pages before my tolerance for the poor grammar and almost completely incoherent nature of the narrative reached its limit. It's a shame, too, because I was intrigued by the premise, but it was just impossible to follow. This is exactly the sort of book that would benefit most from a competent editor, but it's clear it was published directly from the keyboard of the author. I may dig this out of the archive at some point and give it another chance, but ... it's not high on my list right now.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2010

    Loved It - Couldn't Put It Down.

    While this book seemed all over the place at times, I really enjoyed reading it and will read it again. It is a great story of deception, love, and loss and it I am excited to read the sequel mid-2011. Thank you, Penelope, for writing such a different and interesting book.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    overall good

    very catching. i liked the romance and action. well done and written

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

    Sorely disappointed

    I was sadly disappointed with this book. I loved the first hundred pages or so. Rea's sarcasm and her reactions to the hectic events taking place around her are hilarious. Instead of spoon feeding you information about the characters and the setting right from the beginning, Fletcher creates a world of mystery which is slowly revealed to the reader one page at a time. However, about halfway through, it starts to turn into an even worse version of twilight; enter the irresistible soul mate, the sexy competition and lets not forget the sister-like figure who can see possible visions of the future. If you are the kind of person who enjoys the drama of a confused teenage girl leading two men on at once, then I would suggest this book. However, I myself became quite disgusted with the main character, and stopped reading more than half way through. Personally I would not recommend this book.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    Not Recommended

    This reads like a rough draft. Every homophone is switched around, 'to' and 'too' are almost never used correctly, and she used 'queue' instead of 'cue'. There's lots of spelling and punctuation errors, and plenty of words that are just plain missing. The story itself is interesting, but it's basically a rehash of 'Twilight'. The writer has some good ideas, especially the fall of humanity, and the corruption of religion. Maybe if Tomas were left out of the story, and the author found an editor, it'd be a great book, but as it is I give it a resounding 'eh'

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2010

    Love This Book!!!!!!!!!

    This is the best book I have read on my Nook. I love it. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2010

    Good plot line. Bad grammer

    I enjoyed the plotline. I was able to read the book in a few hours. But, if you are a freak about grammer like me then you won't like it. I was forced to read most the book over because there was extra words, misspelled words and so much more. Over all it was a good book.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 4, 2010

    i love it

    it is a wonderful boot i was suprised for being a free nook book it was a full length book and i enjoyed it, i cant waite for the sequal to come out

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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