Sunday, April 28, 2013

Gravid / Lynne Cantwell

Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin

Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Contemporary/ World Mythology

Approximate word count: 60-65,000 words

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Ms. Cantwell is a contributing author at IndiesUnlimited where she shares her knowledge about Indie publishing and promotion. Her Pipe Woman Chronicles include four volumes to date Seized, Fissured, Tapped, and Gravid. She is now working on the fifth book in this series Annealed. You can connect with her at her blog or on Facebook.


“Denial is not just a river in Egypt… Naomi has any number of things she doesn’t want to think about: she's pregnant and due any day; Joseph's grandfather needs a new place to live, but he won't move; and a Mexican drug lord's thugs are in town, looking for Jack. But what Naomi's really dodging is a talk with her mother....”


When Naomi’s mom shows up on her doorstep things get very interesting on the home front. Naomi has no choice but to come clean about every thing with her mom because it looks like she is here to stay. Not only is Naomi dealing with ancient gods and goddesses, and the people they are controlling, but drug lords, thugs, police, doctors, and news reporters. The action starts almost immediately and doesn’t let up from one crisis to the next as the plot twists and turns.

I thoroughly enjoyed this part of the story as all the players are lining up for the final confrontation, even Jehovah said he would attend. Although when He tells Naomi “I gave you free will for a reason. You are free to reject Me and walk a different path. But… you must pay the price.” that statement, right there, tells me that he does not truly understand what will be asked of Him. Later He adds “Such a diverting human. I quite look forward to this.” Certain things are brought into the light in this installment and dealt with in a satisfying, and hopefully permanent, manner. I can’t wait to see how this all works out; Ms. Cantwell has me completely invested in the outcome.  


This book contains adult language and situations that may be offensive to some.

Format/Typo Issues:

Excellent editing, I found no issues with editing or formatting.  

Rating: ***** Five stars


Yvonne Hertzberger said...

Definitely on my 'to be read' list.

?wazithinkin said...

I hope you enjoy this series as much as I have. Thank you for stopping my, Ms. Hertzberger.