St. Blair: Children of the Night

St. Blair: Children of the Night

by E. W. Skinner

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ISBN-13: 9781499149210
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/17/2014
Series: St. Blair: Children of the Night , #1
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

E.W. (Emily Williams) Skinner was a protégé of the late master of the pulps or paperback originals, Harry Whittington.

Skinner interviewed Whittington during her days as a feature writer for the Clearwater Sun daily newspaper and its weekly division. They became friends and he taught her how to plot and gave her approval of the original outline and sample chapter for her first novel, "Marquel" shortly before he died in 1989.

"Marquel" is a Hollywood genre in the Adult Fiction category.

After Whittington passed away, Skinner challenged herself to write as her mentor did and wrote a chapter a day and finished the novel "Marquel" in 52 days.

For more details on the novel's history read: http://www.thefilmmom.blogspot.com/2012/10/why-book-trailer-now.html

Fast forward, a second daughter Blair is born and Emily and husband Tom focus on raising their family. Both daughters are now grown and work in Hollywood.

"St. Blair: Children of the Night" is a young adult paranormal appropriately named after her youngest daughter, Blair.

When Emily isn't working as a marketing consultant or writing, she enjoys antiquing/thrifting and producing short films.

Emily is the proud Executive Producer of Blair Skinner's film "Relative Eternity," a 2012 LA Shorts Film Festival selection, Sunscreen Film Festival selection and Short Film Corner Festival de Cannes selection. Written, directed and edited by Blair Skinner, "Relative Eternity" is on snagfilms.com for your viewing pleasure.

Follow Emily's Blog at: http://thefilmmom.blogspot.com/

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ankita Shukla for Readers' Favorite In St. Blair: Children of the Night by E.W. Skinner, Blair is a teenager who has been blessed with certain abilities. She is able to communicate with supernatural beings. Archangel Michael pays her frequent visits and urges her to write about the divine visions that appear to her every now and then. However, she is reluctant about his request for reasons unknown to her. According to the Archangel, writing about her visions would prove to be extremely important as those would guide that generation in defending against demons. She is curious as to how, when, and where would these visions prove to be fruitful, but Michael does not provide her with any details. The book is written in the form of Blair's journal entries. Her musings are funny, cute, creepy, and thought-provoking. Everything that a teenager might wonder about is presented with a relatable authenticity. While reading her entries, I believed with all my heart that this was a teenage girl's diary, who is still trying to figure out her place in the adult world. What separates her from any other teenager is her ability to see and communicate with angels and spirits. Unlike most other teenagers, she is drawn towards the church, Bible, and spiritual discussions. Her views on religion, war, human behavior etc. are extremely powerful, inspiring, and thought-provoking. There is so much wisdom packed into this quick read that one can learn a lot just by reading it once with an open heart and mind. Blair's character is portrayed with such care that she not only passed muster as a teenager, but also managed to make a connection with me as a reader. She forced me to think, giggle, anticipate, and reconsider my priorities. The best part of the whole book is that the author did not get stuck with only the paranormal part and mixed many other "teenage troubles" into Blair's journal that made reading it exciting and entertaining. There is so much depth, diversity, and teenage musings in St. Blair by E.W. Skinner that it is a must-read on a slow afternoon.
katsindiebookblog More than 1 year ago
I would like to point out that I Gave this 3 stars on Goodreads and this means I LIKED IT - not just ok but that I liked it enough to want to read more when another book comes out. The story is set in the future, after mankind has decimated the earth and only a few survive, and to survive things change dramatically - no longer are our lives basically free to do what we wish, whether that be a doctor or a shop assistant, no its very different. The world Ms. Skinner has created will make you reflect on how our world in the present day really is, I know there are some very good things but inherently we are a selfish world. Ms Skinners future is frighteningly quite possible. This is a YA Novel and its great read for adult or young readers, I have certainly enjoyed reading it. I don't do spoiler reviews so I will not really say much about the story but the beginning - WOW I was just pulled straight in and was really not wanting to put it down even though my eyes were seeing double! The writing style is easy to read, the world building gives your imagination lots to build on, in fact at one point there was so much explaining about how the Global Good ran things that I did feel as if I was at school in my history class, not thats a bad thing mind you as I think what the writer is doing is laying down the foundations for the next book If you want a book that has a mix of the Paranormal but gives food for thought on where we will be in the future I recommend you buy this book and read it. I look forward to reading book 2 *I received this book as part of a Book Tour and this is my honest review, I will be checking out Ms Skinners first book Marquel and looking forward to more of Her writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The way it was composed was unlike any other I've ever read. The plot was different from any other I've seen, too. I liked this book mostly -being a Christian- because it was about this world with no religious belief other than their government called Good. In the novel, the main character (Sybille) finds an old diary that was written by a girl (from our modern times, named Blair) that has been given gifts from God. In the diary and through various encounters in the book, Sybille learns about God and how she may be an important role in bringing back His religion. Make sure that when you read this book, you are prepared to stay focused and keep up with what's happening because there is rarely ever nothing happening and all the events that happen are very important to the end result. I have been given nothing to complain about with this novel. I'm very much looking forward to the next book!