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Roxanne Smolen

Roxanne Smolen was born in Detroit, the eldest daughter of five children. She learned to read at an early age and read voraciously, be it classic novels, comic books, or cereal boxes. As a child, her summers were spent on her aunt’s farm, a devout woman who encouraged her to read the Bible. Smolen became obsessed with Revelation and the apocalypse. She turned to science in an attempt to explain the phenomenon. Along the way, she discovered science fiction. She was drawn to stories about the end of the world but soon branched off to outer space and a limitless future. She decided to become an astronaut. But reality intervened. She married right out of high school and started a family. When her children were school-aged, she enrolled in Wayne State University, intent on becoming a scientist. However, she took a course in creative writing, and it became her passion. She decided if she couldn’t visit the stars in person, she would do it page by page. Yet again, life took another turn. Smolen was diagnosed with a genetic eye disease and lost her vision. Her husband gave her one year to mope and feel sorry for herself. Then he sent her to a local Lighthouse of the Blind to learn how to use a computer without looking. She has since written nine novels in the science fiction realm, ranging from sci fi romance to horror. Her underlying themes are always the same. Believe in yourself and never give up.

A Note From Roxanne Smolen

Satan’s Mirror
Roxanne Smolen
ISBN: 9781603182621
L&L Dreamspell
Reviewed By Chelsea Perry
Official Apex Reviews Rating: five stars

As the host of the paranormal TV show "Do You Believe It," Emily Goodman has made it her mission to debunk all myths and urban legends. When she meets Satan in a haunted house one night, though, little does she realize that calling him a fraud will bring an end to her skepticism forever - in ways she could never before imagine. After Satan kidnaps Emily's six-year-old daughter, April, the determined mother is forced to break into the dark underworld and battle the devil's most vicious demons to save her - but even if she manages to spare April's life, there's no guarantee that they'll make it out of the tortuous dimension alive...

Satan's Mirror is one hell of a literary thrill ride (pun intended). In vivid, mind-bending - and borderline terrifying - fashion, author Roxanne Smolen takes the reader on an eye-opening trip through the darker dimensions of her quite fertile imagination. Readers are sure to find themselves thoroughly consumed by the pure passion of Emily's desperate rescue mission, and they will be doubly enraptured by Smolen's breathtaking descriptions of the evil underworld and its nightmarish terrain. Combining her masterful handling of suspense with the sheer believability of the unknown spiritual world that lies beyond, Satan's Mirror is a dynamic thriller from a noteworthy literary talent. Highly recommended.

Available in paperback or ebook formats.
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Emily Goodman, host of the television show Do You Believe It, has a mission--to debunk all myths and urban legends.  But when she meets Satan in a haunted house and calls him a fraud, the repercussions change her life.  Satan kidnaps her si...
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Satan's Mirror

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