The Citizens: A Jazz Nemesis Novel

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Imagine a town where you can stay out as late as you want, wake up when it suits you, you never have to go to work, and everything is free for the taking. Sounds perfect right? But what if you can't remember where you are or how you got there? What if you can't ever leave? And what if the only other people around are hostages, just like you? Would you still want to stay?

Jasmine Marshall certainly didn't think so until she met Justin Beck; a dashing active-duty member of the ...

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Overview

Imagine a town where you can stay out as late as you want, wake up when it suits you, you never have to go to work, and everything is free for the taking. Sounds perfect right? But what if you can't remember where you are or how you got there? What if you can't ever leave? And what if the only other people around are hostages, just like you? Would you still want to stay?

Jasmine Marshall certainly didn't think so until she met Justin Beck; a dashing active-duty member of the United States Army and fellow hostage. With him around life in Kolob might not be so bad after all ... or so she thought. There are vampires and psychics at the breakfast table! Disturbing acts of torture and senseless violence are commonplace. Biochemical warfare is a very real threat, and the town's mayor is an elusive mad-scientist obsessed with his own theories about December 21, 2012!

In a place where one has everything to gain and nothing to lose, one thing reigns true: nothing in Kolob is ever as it seems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470101589
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

L. M. Smith is both an avid reader and writer. Her favorite authors include Kim Harrison and Richard Adams. She began writing stories and poetry as a child and has always been fascinated by mythology and the paranormal.

A self-proclaimed 'desert rat', she lives near Las Vegas, Nevada with the love of her life, their two dogs, and two cats. She is currently attending classes at the University of Phoenix and enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, and taking long walks with Vladimir: her Doberman Pinscher.

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  • Posted September 1, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I just finished this book and I have to say that it was exceptio

    I just finished this book and I have to say that it was exceptional! From the beginning the reader is drawn into the complex situation that the characters find themselves in. The book definately was a page turner! I am looking forward to the next in the Jazzy series! Great things to come from this author!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    This story is amazing! I was drawn in from the beginning and had

    This story is amazing! I was drawn in from the beginning and had to keep
    reading, I couldn't figure out where the plot was going but wanted to
    know all the answers. 5 strangers end up "citizens" of Kolob,
    a secluded deserted town with a sinister and evil Mayor. The citizens
    are at the mercy of their captor and keep looking for ways to escape.
    They become friendly with one another, but can they trust each other?
    Will they turn against each other or find a way out together? Can they
    even get out? After some time of living in this town, they start
    noticing changes about themselves, some are physical, some are
    emotional, some are mental. Why is this happening? Why are they there?
    The characters are well developed, each one is believable and you can
    relate to them, and feel for what they are going through. The plot is
    great! I can't wait for book 2! 5 stars! I received a copy from the
    author for an honest review.

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  • Posted August 19, 2012

    I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

    I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review. The
    Citizens is a story that will grab you from the start, and keep you
    clinging to the pages. A wonderful dystopian setting that was
    fantastical, yet believable. You really felt what the characters were
    feeling, as well as wondering what fresh hell would arrive for them on
    the next page. The characters are wonderfully described, and well
    fleshed out. They were real people in an un-real situation, and they
    handled it with a terrific finesse that left you scratching your head,
    laughing, crying, angry, the full range of emotion. The one thing that
    made me not score it five stars was Jazz herself. I found her
    off-putting at times. I didn't enjoy how she treated others in the book,
    and a few times I wondered why they were putting up with her at
    all--especially Beck and Kaori. Don't get me wrong, I didn't dislike her
    at all. I loved the book, but I promised honesty. It wasn't enough to
    spoil the book for me, or ever make me consider giving up on it. If
    you enjoy a great mix of suspense, paranormal, romance, and thrillers,
    this would be an excellent choice.

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  • Posted August 16, 2012

    I received this book from the author to give an honest review...

    I received this book from the author to give an honest review... This
    book had so many twists and turns that I'm not sure where to begin. What
    I can say is that the story is leaving me wanting more. After all that
    the 5 went through it isn't finished as the book ends. The character
    development over the course of the book and how they changed during the
    story is amazing. The way they interacted and depended upon each other
    and found that they were stronger as a group than they were as
    individuals is a fabulous lesson. I highly recommend this book to
    everyone, young and old alike. I don't want to put spoilers on here but
    suffice it to say that EVERYTHING is NOT what it seems. And NOTHING is
    what you EXPECT.

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  • Posted June 17, 2012

    I received this book from the author to give an honest review, a

    I received this book from the author to give an honest review, and I am so glad I did.
    This book was actually a great read. I did not read the blurp on what the book was about so I just dove right in and was hooked.

    The Citizens is about a group of random people who all wake up in an unknown place which is known as Kolob. They have no recollection of how they got there. Over time they learn about each other, and start bonding. The Citizens of Kolob have been kidnapped and fight for survival. They are constantly being watched and any move they make that seems threatening can have consequences. Over a course of them being held in Kolob they start changing and wonder why.

    If you love to read about the paranormal and paranormal thrillers and want a book that will keep you turning the pages, I suggest you go and get this book. I do not think you will be disappointed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Highly recommend this read. Intriguing page turner all the way

    Highly recommend this read. Intriguing page turner all the way through - always on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what's going to happen next and the unobtrusive love interest is both believable and highly realistic. You'll be able to identify with these well-developed characters and that will suck you into the story even more as you begin to genuinely care about what they're going through and how they're feeling. With a satisfactory dash of supernatural fun added in - this book has everything I could want from an excellent past-time.

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  • Posted April 4, 2012

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    Very unique and creative story!

    Very unique and creative story!

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