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23 March 2016 | Baltimore, Maryland
MOTERWRITER.COM reviews the latest hit novel – The Dark Auction
Author Joann Harris introduces a new hardcore female protagonist in the ever popular genre of urban-fantasy
The Dark Auction is set in a world where witches, warlocks and powerful sorcerers don’t think twice before wreaking havoc to get what they want. The story is set around a mysterious auction that is conducted every 30 years, where the top prize is a powerful dark power. Laura Johnson is a witch who has to team up with her father’s friend Edward to get to the auction. She isn’t after the prize but the killer who murdered her father to get their hands on the invitation to the auction. Filled with suspense and high octane action involving supernatural elements, The Dark Auction promises a thrilling ride that is full of fun and bone chilling horror.
Laura Johnson is a model by profession but has the power to cast powerful spells like a witch. Edward Peters is a college professor but possesses an archaic power that gives him tremendous luck in the most difficult of situations. Their friends and enemies have day jobs like any other normal people but in their alone time, they showcase their full potential as powerful sorcerers, witches and werewolves. This is the world Laura exists in, one that looks plain-jane to the outsider’s eye but it is a dangerous place where the supernatural beings don’t mind killing each other to get hold of more power.
Praise for the book –
“I'm glad I picked this one up. I thought the main character of Laura was one of the most rocking female characters that I have come across in a long time. Her dialogues and demeanor are out of the world.” – Josh, a fan of urban-fantasy
“Laura is a likeable and engaging heroine. She has her powers and fighting skills but doesn’t come across as a one-woman army. She has her vulnerable side and has no qualms in letting her guard down when in front of Edward.” – Paddy, a reader
“Not a long book but one that keeps you arrested with its magic and action.” – Sarah, an author
We also spoke with a few readers at a popular online book forum about the book and they all had wonderful things to say about the novel. A reader Valery said, “The world as we know it is a beautiful place. And the people in it doing a variety of jobs such as being a teacher, an accountant, a chef all make it beautiful. But for me personally, I enjoy it better when this world also has its share of witches, warlocks, werewolves and sorcerers!” Kevin Peter who reviewed the book for Moterwriter.com said that even though the premise of the book is fantasy based, it is still realistic and the action scenes won’t leave you scratching your head. “The main protagonists were all good but I personally wanted to know more about the character of Ashmedia. Is he an antagonist or an ally? So excited to find out in the next book!”
About the author:
Joann Harris was born in Durham North Carolina and had always wanted to write horror from an early age.
To an oft repeated query as to what she finds exciting in scary stories, this is what she had to say –
“I for one find thrill-a-minute terror stories very exciting. Even when I was a teen I taunted my friends and relatives with stories about blood and gore, embellishing on the sordid details as they squirmed and cringed. You can find my books under the horror section on Amazon at Author Central.”
Connect with her at – http://www.amazon.com/Joann-Harris/e/B006ZDU81C
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