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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Editor Is Fan and Reviewer for New Thriller

Title – "Breaking Limbo"
Author – Kelly O’Callan
Publisher: Kelly O'Callan; First edition (September 1, 2013)
Genre or category – mystery & thrillers, suspense, paranormal
ISBN-10: 1490484744
ISBN-13: 978-1490484747
Available on Amazon
Reviewer: Nina Meditz

I am Nina Meditz, editor and friend of the author, Kelly O'CallanI have known Kelly a couple of years and had the privilege of reading some of her earlier work, which I loved. When she told me she needed an editor for her new book, Breaking Limbo, I immediately volunteered to help her with the process. To say that I am a fan of her work would be an understatement.

Breaking Limbo is unlike any book I have ever read before. Kelly tackles the unspeakable subject of teen suicide, an issue that is all too relevant in today’s world, from the perspective of eleven teens. These young souls have all taken their lives due to extremely difficult personal problems and end up together in a limbo-like, supernatural realm called Destaris. There they are introduced to Maree, a spiritual guide, whose mission it is to help them learn the lessons needed to leave this realm and move on to the next world. Maree, however, has her own reasons for wanting them to succeed. In order for her to be freed from this realm and reunited with her own soul mate, all eleven souls must leave Destaris. 

Kelly does a wonderful job of creating each of the characters with detailed background stories. The reader is allowed into the minds and personal circumstances of the teens and Maree prior to their arrival in Destaris. Her vivid description of this unusual realm makes all the supernatural events easy to visualize and quite believable. The element of surprise and constant unpredictability of the story keep the reader engaged page after page, chapter after chapter. The bottom line is that this is a unique and riveting story which makes it difficult to put down once you start reading it.

You can find Kelly’s book, Breaking Limbo, on Amazon in Kindle (currently being offered for free) and print format at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=breaking%20limbo%20kelly%20o'callan
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Nina said...

Thank you so much for posting my review. I really believe in Kelly's talent and loved her book. Though it's only been out one week it has already gotten three 5 star reviews on Amazon! I hope more people will be reading and commenting about this extraordinary novel and writer.

Tina said...

Hi. My name is Tina Console and I downloaded this book, to read on my vacation this coming month. I've heard nothing but rave reviews thus far and can't wait to begin reading!

Kelly O'Donnell said...

This is wonderful! Thank you ever so much for the great blog!

Nina said...

I thought you might be interested in a recent interview Kelly O'Callan just did at http://writersanarchy.com/interviews/kelly-ocallan-interview-self-titled-getting-naked-while-dressing-in-layers Kelly reveals many things about herself and future books soon to be published.

Kelly O'Donnell said...

There is a giveaway contest on Goodreads that is running until midnight October 12th. Win one of three autographed paperbook copies of Breaking Limbo. Enter to win! :http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/65322-breaking-limbo