If you know where this post is heading (The Instant Review Challenge, book 8), you may skip to the review.
(Go on. You know you want to!)
If you’re new here: The Instant Review Challenge is just me, downloading ebooks, reading them, and writing reviews for Amazon — all in less than an hour. At least one per day. Until I drop. But not just any ebooks. I’m reviewing the books written for J.A. Konrath’s challenge to write, edit, format and publish a story, complete with author-generated cover… in 8 hours.
Here’s the cover for today’s featured book, which is $.99 at the time of posting,
and my review:
by Cege Smith
This chilling little ghost story may seem a bit (first) drafty, but it’s a gripping tale, nonetheless. Written in the spirit of the Konrath 8-hour challenge…
But wait. Not everyone knows what an awesome feat this author has performed! Let me explain:
On his blog, bestselling author JA Konrath recently challenged indie authors to pen, edit, format, generate a cover for and publish an original ebook — all in 8 hours or less! There. Told you it was awesome.
Forbidden is the short tale of a girl head-over-heels in love with paranormal activity. Too bad that love… is unrequited. (And that’s more than enough spoilers from me.)
Although it works just fine as a traditional ghost story, I’d love to see it as the first chapter of a more complex novel. (Fingers crossed!)
If I didn’t know that this is the first draft of a story, I’d be tempted to give it 3 or 4 stars out of 5. (Because, you know, Stephen King exists!) But this is a good first draft, written on very short notice. So high 5!