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FICTION / Romance / Fantasy
Jul 20, 2012
Books by Tina Smith
When Lila unwillingly moves to the country town of Shade, she can’t imagine the life-altering events that lie in wait for her. Shade has a curfew and has always been surrounded by myths. A central feature of the town is its famous statue of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, whose spirit is said to protect the innocent.
Lila falls in with a group of intriguing teenagers with luminescent eyes and soon she is drawn into the shadowlands of fantasy and reality, where destiny collides.
A mysterious local girl, Cresida, warns her to stay away, but Lila is drawn to them like a moth to a flame.
Cresida knows their fatal secret and she is honour-bound to protect those who are endangered. But she underestimates Lila’s passion for the mysterious and charismatic clan of youths. Lila begins to feel a call she cannot ignore. Yet her heart is filled with vulnerable desires that begin to turn the underworld upside down, for both hunter and hunted, as she learns they have been waiting for her…
Inspired by the legend of the mythical femme fatale, Wolf Sirens is an intimate tale of unrequited and forbidden love in the underworld, a masterpiece of romance fantasy.
"Wolf Sirens lures you into a world of danger, excitement and divided loyalties. A terrific read!"
– Beverley Eikli, author of A Little Deception
About Tina Smith
Tina Smith was born in the Bega Valley, on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales. She currently lives in Adelaide, South Australia, with her cherished daughter and their cocker spaniel. She is an herbalist and a final year naturopathic student.
You have a terrific writing style. You have obviously done a significant amount planning and preparation in crafting your work. Your prose is nicely written with details that capture the reader. Right from the start your plot was very engaging. You do a nice job of slowly making your way through the story with details and a certain voice that allows your reader to really interact with the characters (who are all round and very nicely developed). The greatest value in fiction, it seems to me, lies in what we can learn about our own lives when we take time to analyze someone else’s — even if that someone else is just a character in a story. Characterization is one of the most important elements of any successful story. I always love it when I leave a story feeling like I know the characters. This is true for your prose. So many authors rush through their stories without really developing them. Not you. Your book read like a movie in my mind. You have crafted a quality piece of writing.
- Outskirts Press
'I’m really enjoying your story. It's very intriguing!’
‘I'm really getting into the book and enjoying it very much!’
‘I hope you do very well with it. You deserve to!’
‘It was a pleasure to proof read Wolf Sirens.’
'I Am half way through. Loving it - Tina!' – Beverley Eikli, author of A Little Deception
Review by: Beverley Eikli on Aug. 21, 2012 :
When Lila reluctantly gets caught up with a group of unusual teenagers in her new town she discovers all is not as it seems. The 'in' group who are encouraging her to join their ranks have a hidden agenda and Lila is both drawn to them at the same time as her instincts are warning her off.
I loved this story with its skilful blending of wanting to be accepted at the same time as wanting to be true to oneself.
There's a deep emotional connection between Lila and those who've earned her loyalty and a satisfying, well-rounded conflict when Lila's divided loyalties pit her against other-worldly elements that threaten everything she holds dear.
Wolf Sirens features a cast of well drawn, memorable characters - including a very unusual (no spoilers here so you have to read it to see what I mean!) and very compelling hero - and I think many of us would see elements of our teenage selves in the multi-faceted Lila.
The end is nail-biting and I can't wait to read the sequel. (reviewed within a month of purchase)
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