Work of Fiction

This blog contains some posts from a fictional character in a trilogy I am writing. She is not real and she is not based off a real person. Thank you.


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tallies so far

So another month is coming to an end and I thought I would write up a post with my totals for each month since I started writing book three on February 15.

February: 15,972 words
March: 23,781 words
April: 13,508 words
This brings my total to 53,261

This is way under where I wanted to be.  My goal was to do about 8,000 a week, but as you can see I was definitely NOT making that goal. :(

So, now I have made myself a hard deadline to get myself really cracking, I plan to reach my goal of at least 90k words by the end of the first week of June.  It's going to be difficult but if I crack down I should be able to pull it off.

As always, if you read a book please leave a review.  It may not seem like that much to you, but we really appreciate it.  Happy reading!

Review by J. M. LeDuc of Book Two, Dark Wings Spread

Dark Wings Spread
Carol ‘Pixie’ Brearley

Dark Wings Spread” picks up right where “Rise of the Dark Angel” leaves off.  We watch as Aingeal rides a rollercoaster of emotion. From the highest of highs encompassing love, contentment, and peace to the lowest of lows entwined in a thorn bush of loneliness, despair, and depression. As sad as we are for our heroine, her negative emotions culminate in anger and it’s her anger that brings the Dark Angel back to life.
Like a phoenix rising from the dead, Aingeal takes justice into her own hands and becomes the jury, judge, and executioner. It’s feels good to have her back. In “Dark Wings Spread,” Aingeal takes on an accomplice who becomes a friend and a lover. We start to see her begin to reopen her heart and to once again find a glimmer of happiness.
Carol “Pixie” Brearley has done what few authors have accomplished. She has written a sequel that outshines her debut. She has written a dark thriller whose emotion leaves the pages of the book and enters our souls.  
Dark Wings Spread is a hypnotic, adrenaline filled ride that will leave you breathless. The ending will pierce your heart and leave you begging for the third installment of the Dark Angel Trilogy.

Reviewed by:
J. M. LeDuc, author of Cursed Days (Trilogy of the Chosen), book three in the Trilogy of The Chosen

My thoughts on 'The Crypt of Dracula' by Kane Gilmour

Okay, so this is a completely new thing for me.  No not reading or having thoughts on the books I read, but writing a real review of a book.  Normally I just write one or two lines about a book, but I have decided I should really start writing more so here we go...


If you are a fan of the old style Dracula stories you will definitely enjoy reading 'The Crypt of Dracula' by Kane Gilmour. Mr. Gilmour did an amazing job recreating the feel of Stoker while adding his own style, bringing back the traditional vampire story.

Travel to a magnificent castle perched dangerously on a cliff in Romania with a very dark and dangerous secret. Within the walls hide your worst nightmare, blood-thirsty and evil. Can anyone stop his terror before more die?

Finally, a vampire that makes you weak in the knees and afraid of the dark, there are definitely no EMO glittering vampires in this book! Be prepared to sleep with the lights on.

Also by Kane Gilmour is 'Resurrect: A Jason Quinn Thriller'.  Another great read if you are into action.


As always, if you read a book please leave a review.  It may not seem like that much to you, but we really appreciate it.  Happy reading!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Amazing Review of Book One

RISE OF THE DARK ANGEL has received an amazing review by Steve Manke.  If you are still not sure if you want to read my first book, perhaps this review will give you incentive.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Book Two DARK WINGS SPREAD is live!

For those of you that have been waiting, you can now get Dark Wings Spread for the Kindle for only $2.99!  Paperback version will be available soon.

Book one of the trilogy, Rise of the Dark Angel is now only $1.99!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Book two is back from the editor!

I am so very excited!  Book two is now back from the editors and I have started making the necessary changes.  I am hoping to have it available for release later this week! 

Stay tuned!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Awesome Review

I just received a great review and I wanted to share it with everyone.

An interesting moral dilema. On the one hand you have a brutalized victim who (bless her soul) refuses to be a victim. But on the other hand we have a preying vigilante - a raptor who will forgive herself anything in the name of vengeance. So many times throughout the course of this book I found myself thinking, "No! No! Turn away from it all! There's a life out there just waiting for you! Don't throw it all away!" An all too human reaction, I suppose, from someone who has never experienced such trauma, to the all too human reaction of someone who has. Ms. Brearley was masterful at creating that rift and maintaining it throughout the story. Very well done indeed! And the ending was no slouch either! By Chuck Lovatt
To see this review and more, go here: Rise of the Dark Angel reviews

Monday, April 8, 2013

Follow Me...

I know it has been a while since I have been around and I do apologize.  I thought I would pop in here and write up a post sharing some links.  There are many other places you can be following me, so here is the list: