Edge (book review)

I was invited to participate in the launch tour of Jamie Magee's new adult paranormal serial, Edge.  The launch tour was organized by Book Reader Addicts.  I was given episode 1 of the Edge serial in exchange for my honest book review.  All opinions are my own.

Jamie Magee's serial is an new adult paranormal with a strong thread of MC (motorcycle club). Each episode is 4 chapters long, just around 20k words, and every episode builds into a conflict that will be addressed over the season, as well as the conflicts that are resolved in each episode. The episodes are set to release every two weeks, however the fans have the power over the publish button so each may come before the two week set date.  Check out Jamie Magee's blog for more details.  You can find Edge starting on August 25th (or earlier if readers click and share enough!)  The serial is on Amazon, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble.

About the serial:

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Reveca Beauregard had long ago been dubbed the Queen of Darkness by the dead. To the living she was known as the Pentacle Daughter, the only acknowledged female member of the Pentacle Sons MC, the most lethal biker correlation known to exist. She was rumored to be a witch. That rumor, of course, was true.

New Orleans was her home, at the Beauregard Boneyard, the safe haven the Club resided within. Only those in the inner circle were as Reveca was—immortal. To be as such you had to choose the life, and the life had to choose you. For either to occur, death came first.

Those deaths came from wars the Sons fought with both the mortal and immortal worlds, as they bent the decrees of the modern lawmen and the paranormal world at large who had no hope of opposing the dark splendor of their vengeance.

Presently, the mysterious murder of a mortal coupled with the cold-blooded slaying of Reveca’s close friend has led the lawmen to place their corrupt accusations upon the Sons. A forced barter with a Lord of Death has landed the Club with a soul that is set to rock the foundation the Sons as a whole stand upon.

My Review:

The idea of a book released in serial format is interesting to me.  I've read a few serials as they were being released (Stephen King's The Green Mile is the biggest that comes to mind.)  I think it could work for or against an author.  For it to really work... I think each episode has to contain some kind of story for itself, but also have an ongoing stream that connects the entire thing.  AND cliffhangers.  You have to have a great cliffhanger that makes the reader really want those next chapters.

I think Jamie Magee has captured this pretty well.  Especially that cliffhanger.  I won't give it away... but I know I'm going to be reading episode 2.  I like the idea of learning more about Reveca and her relationships as the serial is released.  The story between Reveca and her sister has me really interested.  I hope the next episode has a confrontation between them after this ending... although if it doesn't come in episode 2 I'm sure it'll be soon after.  Plus, episode 1 had so many character introductions... and I'm just dying to know more about everyone.

About the Author:

The fun non boring Bio :)I'm an obsessive daydreamer. Lover of loud alternative music. Addicted to Red Bull. I love to laugh until it hurts. Fall is my favorite season. Black is my favorite 'shade.' Strong believer in the saying: there is a reason for everything, therefore I search for 'marked moments' every moment of everyday...and I find them. Life is beautiful!