The Miracle Mixer


Fiction - Paranormal
356 Pages
Reviewed on 06/04/2012
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Author Biography

Theresa Nash lives in beautiful Westminster, Colorado where she enjoys mountain picnics, sticking her feet in cold streams, and laughing at her daughters' Facebook posts. 

When not writing, Theresa works in quality assurance management and volunteers as a Practitioner for the Centers for Spiritual Living. She thinks lectures on cosmology and quantum consciousness are great fun. She's inspired by Joseph Campbell, Doctor Who, Star Trek, JD Robb, Dr. Roger Teel, and all hopeful, interesting visions of the future. 

She is currently working on her second novel, which means … you can occasionally catch up with her on Twitter (@ishowasdaughter), and on her website (ishowasdaughter.com). 

    Book Review

Reviewed by Brenda Casto for Readers' Favorite

Reeshana is a Miracle Mixer, someone from another dimension who throws miracles. She is known to be one of the best, but something happens while throwing her latest miracle. She falls into the mix, and becomes someone else. Merri Dwyer has been plagued by odd dreams all her life, and lately she has been dreaming about the same people and can actually feel their experiences. When she takes a business trip to Phoenix to scout out a new location for a bookstore things get weird as someone starts following her, so she cuts her trip short and heads home to Denver, but the problem follows her. It seems as if someone wants her dead, and will go to any lengths to make it happen. Who would want Merri dead, and how does Reeshana fit into the puzzle?

An intricately woven plot with plenty of twists and turns makes this book a real page turner. Ms. Nash has the ability to bring not only her characters to life, but with her attention to detail she easily brings the story itself to life. Her attention to detail and the way she describes the action packed scenes really made me feel as if I was watching a motion picture. She really kept me guessing as to who the bad guys actually were. Often when a story involves the past as well as the present, it becomes hard to follow, but not so with "The Miracle Mixer." I found myself becoming quite interested in the past, but was also anxious to know what was taking place with Merri. I really felt as if Merri was a great lead character. She had such a wry sense of humor, was brave and really cared about her friends. While the author provides a satisfying ending, she also left me anxious for another book with these characters. Overall, if you enjoy a contemporary fiction that also gives glimpses of the past, which weaves together mystery, intrigue, a splash of romance, as well as drama and then throws in a sci-fi twist that takes on the age old war of good versus evil, then "The Miracle Mixer" is a must read.

Anna del C. Dye

"The Miracle Mixer" is a really interesting, refreshing tale. It is well-written and interestingly done. It has at least three different situations going on at the same time, but not in an intrusive way. The author did a great job keeping the reader interested in everything going on. I like the way the story is told and the role the character Reeshanna plays in it. She is lovable, naïve and in a great danger. It makes a great mix for a great story and a wonderful book as this one is. Reeshanna was one of the few Miracle Mixers qualified to work in the Web’s linear traces. Here is where they give miracles to the linears, who are the humans in the world, to change their futures. Miracle Mixers are attached by a slim strand of their consciousness to someone in their dimension so that nothing can pull them into a linear’s life. On this trip Reeshanna has forgotten to attach herself and when she hops the line she needs to follow she falls into the reality of the linears. Now she is trapped in a line that doesn’t have a defined future and she has gone through the veil of forgetfulness and remembers nothing. Worse yet, her elders don’t know if she did it on purpose, or she was made to fall — which would mean that the shadows' black hands have something to do with it.

"The Miracle Mixer" is a great read for late teens and adults alike. They both will find it a great read for the beach or to relieve boredom from a long trip. It is a wonderfully written tale that will make you want much more even after you close its covers.

Jean Brickell

Ree or Merri? It depended on which dimension she was in. As Merri, she had problems, she had to interpret her dreams and discover the location of the missing Talisman and straighten out the ties in her family. The Talisman had been handed down for thousands of years in Ireland and incurred a special power to who wore it but the person must be in the correct lineage. As Ree, she lived in a dimension that may have been heavenly or at least was out of life as we know it. There are problems happening in the paranormal world as well as the real time world. The search leads Merri and her friends (and sometimes foes) to a search for the Talisman and information that will help her make sense of the confusing stories of her lineage. Her great aunt Lydia was the one who raised her after her mother died when she was twelve. More information becomes known about her lineage. The lineage requirements were strict about birth order and gender. There is a romance also in the story but in the beginning it is not clear who will be the love interest of Marri.

I feel this is a well-told story full of suspense and a very original premise. "The Miracle Mixer" keeps the pace going and becomes downright scary at times. A police chase for Merri and her followers follows because of wrong information about them. I have not been a follower of books about the paranormal, but this book grabbed me.