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[Book Review] Ivy Vines: Vision by Judy Serrano

Plot Synopsis:  Moving to Sedona was the only way Ivy could think of to start over.  She would meet her high school sweetheart and work on making things right between them.  Her psychic abilities were gradually becoming a curse and she needed a new start.  Little does she know that when she applies for a waitressing job at a local, upscale French bistro, she will come in contact with the dark and mysterious Eli Dubois.  What she doesn't realize is she has just walked into the middle of the Vortex Murders, which involve a great deal of paranormal activity.  Elijah's army of seers are being murdered, one by one, which seems to be magnifying Ivy's special abilities.

Eli's best friend, Jake, arrives on the scene and reveals the secret that changes everything.  With nowhere to turn, Ivy leans on the two men who offer her solace.  And who is the old woman in the shroud? Is she a vision, a dream, or is she real?  Only time will tell.

Author: Judy Serrano Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy Length: 246 pages approx Publisher: Judy Serrano; I edition (December 1, 2013)

Review: by Lee

Ivy Vines: Vision sounded interesting enough that I figured it would be a fun and easy read.  It was somewhat of a change from the books I had been reviewing lately, so I was eager to see what happened.

What I Liked:

I’m going to keep this entire review very brief.  I did not read the entire book, an explanation can be found in the section about what I didn’t like, but the portion that I read was decently written.  I cannot think of anything negative to say.  It was simple, straightforward, and easy to read.  The characters seemed like they could be interesting, and there was no time wasted before getting into the plot.

What I Didn’t Like:

I did not read very far, however, because it is made clear early in the book that the main character is being hunted or attacked because the devil thought she knew when Jesus would return.  As a Christian, I am always leery of supernatural fiction.  I do not believe it is inherently evil as some people do, but it can take a dangerous turn very quickly if the author chooses to address the topic of religion.  I do not take that sort of thing lightly.  It was the reason I did not finish the Fallen series, and it is the reason I did not finish Ivy Vines: Vision.

You can purchase this book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at Smashwords.

Author Bio:

Judy Serrano graduated from Texas A&M University, Commerce with a BA in English. She is the owner of Alpha Editing and is an adjunct professor at a local college. She is a freelance writer for certain on-line publications and writes romantic suspense and paranormal romance novels. She is the author of The Easter’s Lilly Series, the Linked Series, and Ivy Vines, Visions.

Although she is originally from New York, she currently resides in Texas with her husband, four children, (all boys) and five dogs. She is also a singer/songwriter in her spare time.

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