The Alex Conner Chronicles, Book One

Fiction - Fantasy - Urban
254 Pages
Reviewed on 11/21/2015
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Author Biography

The development of my imagination and my passion for writing can be attributed to my multiple childhood destinations lacking indoor plumbing. It may sound odd, yet when your journey to adulthood consists of numerous backpacking, camping and hiking trips to the most out-of-the-way, and breathtakingly beautiful places in North America, the creation of games, worlds and characters are the results. We did not have access to numerous hand-held devices, Wi-Fi or hotel movies on demand; we had books, nature hikes, imaginative games, stories around the campfire, fishing expeditions and attempted one-of-a-kind dives into natural hot springs. I would never trade the childhood my parents gave me, and I thank them for raising me to have my own thoughts, dreams, and bountiful imagination. Oh and I wish to thank them for teaching me that I should never leave my jeans on the floor of an everglades campground shower -lest I do the dance of the scorpions in my pants again!

I currently reside in Virginia with my family. In college, I studied biological sciences and psychology, specifically studying animal behavior, but my love has forever been to write. There are boxes in my house full of endless notebooks, journals, and logs with poems, stories, lyrics and personal rants scratched into them with pencil, marker, pen, whatever I could get my hands on as the word demanded to be thrown out of my mind and onto paper. In my 7th grade English class, I wrote my first short story about which my teacher made the comment that it could be a great book someday. That statement continues to inspire and push me today.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Trust: The Alex Conner Chronicles, Book One is an urban fantasy written by Parker Sinclair. Alex Conner is a partner in a thriving party-planning business and loves the San Diego atmosphere where she lives, plays and works. She's quite at home with the late night hours her profession demands and doesn't really feel rested until late in the day. What little sleep Alex does get, however, has been plagued with horrifying dreams about the cruel and abusive step-father who made her and her step-sister's lives miserable. Alex has a small and supportive group of friends as well as Justin, whose love for her she's not quite sure she can return, but she still misses her mother who shared her awesome earth powers and her grandmother who was there for her when her mother couldn't be. She's not sure who she can trust anymore, especially with the secret of her healing and protective powers.

Parker Sinclair's urban fantasy, Trust: The Alex Conner Chronicles, Book One is a compelling and original story that kept me reading until the last page. The author gives the reader two perspectives on Alex's story: there's the present tense plot as well as a selection of entries from Alex's journal which date back to when she was a little girl living in motel rooms with her drug-addicted mother and continue up through to the present day. I marveled at the first hint of Alex's powers as described in her making the multi-colored pills in her mother's stash dance and twirl in the air and then again as she stands up to the evil Stephen and learns how to harness her powers despite her fears. Trust is an intense and powerful tale which works wonderfully. While there are a few erotic passages in the story, they are tasteful and very well presented. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this contemporary fantasy and am looking forward to reading Truth, the second volume of Parker Sinclair's The Alex Conner Chronicles. Trust is most highly recommended.