This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Stephen Fisher for Readers' Favorite
Creole Moon Book of Roots by S.T. Holmes is an amazing whirlwind ride that begins in the heavens with Mamuska being told to leave his wife Ophelia behind when he returns to earth. As if that was going to happen. He just could not abandon her, so they both returned to the Louisiana Bayou country after 100 years. Awaiting their return is George, who is their reluctant servant of sorts when he is not the swamp beast known as the Luxican. In the meantime, the arch rival goddess twins, Sephora and Vollera, have possessed bodies of women to help them search for the coveted Book of Roots. It's been 100 years since they have all been to New Orleans and they return to a changed city, just in time for Mardi Gras during prohibition. George is assisting an old woman named Marie, Sephora's present host body, as she searches for the clue to find the book. There are surprises in store for the twins when they learn that George can read their thoughts, just as they can read his. George in his human form struggles constantly internally to keep the beast from emerging. When the sisters finally meet and confront each other, spells and voodoo chants start flying in abundance to gain an advantage in victory.
S.T. Holmes does a remarkable job of moving this story along, with the quest being slightly interrupted by the histories of how the twins became not only rivals, but arch rivals. I was instantly reminded of the series introduction to the Adventures of Hercules, depicting the gods of Olympus and their pettiness. Only this author's version goes way beyond that, as if their lust for power is on steroids. Holmes's story telling and descriptions of New Orleans at that time are just so vivid that I felt as if I were there. The internal struggle for George to keep his inner beast at bay kept me on edge every time his eyes began glowing green. Creole Moon Book of Roots is a suspenseful work of art that really delivered on all levels for me. This is an entertaining read that keeps you on the edge of your seat as each of these well developed characters aspires for superiority. All I can say is, "Wow! Well done."