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 Timothy R Baldwin for Readers' Favorite
Reclamation by Ashley Fontainne is a psychological thriller that draws upon elements of the horror genre. This story will appeal to fans of Stephen King, especially those who like stories that blur the lines between what the character truly experiences and what the character is imagining. Mandy Morgan and her twin brother, Parker, plan and execute their final scam: the reclamation of the disembodied soul of a wealthy widow's husband. Unbeknown to Mandy, her feigned talent for communicating with the dead is anything but, although she dismisses this as one of Parker's many computer-generated charades. Mandy finds a perfectly logical explanation when she learns that she unwittingly took a highly hallucinogenic drug that she found in her brother's stash of joints. Yet she cannot account for the hauntings from her dead mother or the sense of dread and paranoia that will push her to a final reckoning.
Ashley Fontainne seduces her readers with psychological intrigue and depth. Her writing style is fast-paced, incorporating suitable metaphors to emphasize the emotional and spiritual struggle occurring within Mandy's character. Mandy and her brother still carry their emotional baggage after years of parental abuse for financial gain. These details are revealed in stages throughout the story, integrating with the plot rather than being exposed at the start. The opening scene of holiday shopping hooked me right away when past and present and physical and spiritual clash on the plains of Mandy Morgan's psyche in Reclamation.