Review: The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton

So, I was a bit slack with this one, given that it was around from my days on Authonomy, BUT, I’ve finally gotten round to reading The Forever Girl by the multi-talented, mind-blowingly-always-busy Rebecca Hamilton. And here’s what I thought:

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The Forever Girl

by Rebecca Hamilton

A Cult. A Murder. A Curse. 

At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her. 

Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she’d settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous. 

One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor’s hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him. 

The Forever Girl is a full-length Paranormal Fantasy novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, vampires, ghosts, paranormal mystery, and paranormal horror.

Buy it now!

So, what did I think?

I don’t usually read fantasy or paranormal books – simply because I don’t know where to start, there are so many. I started reading this way, way back in 2011, before it was even published I think, but I’ve only just got round to reading the published version properly. I’m a bit annoyed with myself that I waited so long.

What I loved about this, was that it wasn’t angsty. Sure, there’s tension between Sophia and Charles from the outset, but it’s NOT a Bella/Edward style romance. Sophia isn’t a sap, she’s assertive, she’s smart. She’s real. And as for Charles? Swoon.

I liked the different aspects to this – the wicca in particular. It’s the first time I’ve read a book with a Wiccan element that was close to the truth of what the practice, religion, whatever you want to call it, is. It took me back to my teens anyway. I must admit, I did start to worry when vampires and the like were introduced, but luckily, it wasn’t overpowering.

I can totally see why this has been optioned for film, and I really hope it goes that far. It would be awesome to see it translated to the big screen.

Five stars and highly recommended.

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I need your help!!!

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Writing is awesome. You can make people do what you want, when you want and how you want. There are literally thousands of opportunities. But, with the endless choice comes endless indecision, and for me, it’s character names. How on earth are you supposed to choose?

So, I’m asking for help. I need suggestions for a character name in my new book – female, aged 25. At the moment I’m making her British, but if I get a foreign name that I fall in love with, I can change it.

As a reward, I’ll give you an acknowledgment in my credits.

So, any suggestions?

And the Oscar award goes to…

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Yep, it’s that time of year again – the red carpet season is in full swing and for the next 24 hours, the internet will be awash with who wore what, who said what and more importantly, who won what. So, I thought it would be fun to do my own little award ceremony with a twist…based on the nominees, here are my Oscars for roles in Together Apart (obviously I’ve had to get a bit creative, based on the nominations). Drum roll please!

Adam – Matthew McConaughey. I know, I didn’t choose Leo, but Mr M would make a better Adam for me. He’s handsome (of course) and he has a cheeky side. But when he’s playing a serious role? Swoon.

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Sarah/Claire – Jennifer Lawrence. Really…is there anything this woman isn’t good at? Not only is she gorgeous and a great actress, she also seems to quite a sensible lady. Perfect for Sarah and Claire.
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Jenny – Amy Adams. Ok, ok. She’s the wrong colour, but this woman’s attitude is pure perfection for Jenny.

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Carl – Bradley Cooper. Good-looking,  a lad’s lad and cheeky. Enough said. Oh, and its not at all relevant, but have you heard Bradley speaking almost fluent French? *sigh*

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Matt – Chiwetel Ejiofor. I love this man. In one look, he can show strength, humility and wisdom. A lot like Matt.

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It’ll be great to see who wears what, who says what and who wins what. I reckon my five are in with a good shot! x

It’s all a learning curve!

Whew! Self-pubbing is hard work! The uploading of the book to Amazon, the promo – and I’m already learning heaps along the way. As an example, I’ve only just worked out how to gift my book, or that I have to have a separate Author Central account for .com and .co.uk. The self-promo can be ruthlessly hard, but it seems to be working. Copies are shifting and I’d always said I’d be happy if I ever sold just one, so it’s happy days.

And of course, now Together Apart is done, I can get started on the next one, and you can be sure I’m putting the experiences I’ve had here in Goa into it. I’m excited at what’s going to come next!