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Satan's Mirror

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Satan kidnaps a young girl, forcing her vengeful mother to break into hell to get her daughter back.

Emily Goodman, host of the television show Do You Believe It, has a mission-to debunk all myths and urban legends. But when she meets Satan in a haunted house and calls him a fraud, the repercussions change her life. Satan kidnaps her six-year-old daughter, forcing Emily to re-evaluate her cynicism.
For centuries, devils have been abducting ...

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Overview

Satan kidnaps a young girl, forcing her vengeful mother to break into hell to get her daughter back.

Emily Goodman, host of the television show Do You Believe It, has a mission-to debunk all myths and urban legends. But when she meets Satan in a haunted house and calls him a fraud, the repercussions change her life. Satan kidnaps her six-year-old daughter, forcing Emily to re-evaluate her cynicism.
For centuries, devils have been abducting people and pulling them through wormholes to another dimension where the hapless victims are tortured for the devils' pleasure. Because humans are out of sync with time, they cannot die and must endure the sadistic revelry for eternity.
Satan picks the wrong house when he takes Emily's daughter. She'd do anything to protect April-even break into the underworld and battle the denizens of hell. If she does rescue the little girl, can they ever find their way back home?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603182621
  • Publisher: L & L Dreamspell
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

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  • Posted February 11, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Satan’s Mirror is a classic horror story, and the reader should be prepared for graphic violence and, well, horror. That said, the book is also a grand adventure with richly drawn characters including the heroine/protagonist: Emily is resourceful, determined and, although often properly frightened, very brave. This is another extremely well written outing from the pen of author Roxanne Smolen. The story begins with a mystery that is unraveled and then an adventure whose action is fast, furious and non-stop. I cannot recommend this book highly enough for lovers of the horror and adventure genres.

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  • Posted December 23, 2010

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    Are You Willing To Brave The Depths Of Hell For The Ones You Love...?

    As the host of the paranormal TV show "Do You Believe It," Emily Goodman has made it her mission to debunk all myths and urban legends. When she meets Satan in a haunted house one night, though, little does she realize that calling him a fraud will bring an end to her skepticism forever - in ways she could never before imagine. After Satan kidnaps Emily's six-year-old daughter, April, the determined mother is forced to break into the dark underworld and battle the devil's most vicious demons to save her - but even if she manages to spare April's life, there's no guarantee that they'll make it out of the tortuous dimension alive...

    Satan's Mirror is one hell of a literary thrill ride (pun intended). In vivid, mind-bending - and borderline terrifying - fashion, author Roxane Smolen takes the reader on an eye-opening trip through the darker dimensions of her quite fertile imagination. Readers are sure to find themselves thoroughly consumed by the pure passion of Emily's desperate rescue mission, and they will be doubly enraptured by Smolen's breathtaking descriptions of the evil underworld and its nightmarish terrain. Combining her masterful handling of suspense with the sheer believability of the unknown spiritual world that lies beyond, Satan's Mirror is a dynamic thriller from a noteworthy literary talent. Highly recommended.


    Chelsea Perry
    Apex Reviews

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  • Posted November 7, 2010

    be wary next time you look in the mirror

    Emily Goodman is a former reporter who now travels the country hosting a reality TV show. Her job is to seek out paranormal activity and expose it for the fraud that it is. Her record for figuring out how-it's-done is perfect until she's sent to investigate Satan's Mirror, a mirror where (rumor has it) one can conjure up the devil. Unbeknownst to the victim (until it's too late) the mirror works both ways. Demons can also reach out and grab the human. It turns out that Hell is not where the wicked go after they die, but rather a resort where demons from another dimension go for vacation. And what do they do while on vacation? Kidnap humans through Satan's Mirror and feed off their pain and terror. The devil is more a proprietor working to keep his guests happy than the Lord of Darkness. It's a nice setup until they kidnap April, Emily's six-year-old little girl. Then the fun really begins as Emily enters the portal and goes to Hell to rescue her daughter.

    Emily hurtled down hell's gullet. Light exploded with the force of a nuclear bomb. Through closed eyes, she saw flames. She smelled flesh burning, hair singeing. She imagined her limbs incinerating into ash, imagined her eyeballs bursting.
    The blistering wind peeled back her lips. She clamped her jaws against it, feeling an unvoiced scream rip her throat. Writhing and contorting in endless agony, she fell through the bowels of the underworld.
    p.174

    Roxanne Smolen puts a new and creative twist on Hell. Sure there's the favorites like the lake of fire, but she adds new touches with dead trees that aren't exactly dead and absorb humans, acid rain (literally), along with some other goodies which I won't give away. The characters are solid but I would've liked to have seen a little more back story on a few of them, especially Ross, Emily's boss. Smolen did a good job of suspending disbelief although at times I found myself questioning Emily's stamina as she raced through Hell. I guess I can chalk it up to a mothers love for her daughter.
    Satan's Mirror is quick paced and can easily be read in one or two sittings. The chapters are short so if you're in a time crunch, there are a lot of good stopping places. Some scenes are a bit graphic, this ain't Alice through the looking glass, but overall I'd say young adults will enjoy this book as much as adults.

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