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WRITER'S DIGEST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARDS REVIEW 2016


Entry Title Invidious Betrayal
Author: Shea Swain
Judge Number: 22
Entry Category: Genre Fictio
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Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”. 
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Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 4
Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 4
Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
Plot and Story Appeal: 4
Character Appeal and Development: 4
Voice and Writing Style: 4

Judge’s Commentary*:

Invidious Betrayal presents with a dark, sexy cover that sets the tone for a book that is both of those things and so much more. A nice, solid plot brings this entry to life.  Passion, danger, and a strong writing style keep you hooked throughout. I really enjoyed this entry.  The cover art is beautiful.  The production is professional.  The writer is on target with the plot and story appeal.  What more can I say?

My only possible concern is that the pacing lags from time to time.  It is not a major issue, but there are some places that could be fine-tuned in order to tighten up the manuscript’s delivery. Otherwise, the author has an incredible voice for the genre and their intentions are clear here.  The audience is to be shocked, thrilled, entertained, and titillated. All of this is accomplished.  Well done.

On the technical side, the book is mostly well edited.  No major issues of note here.  Keep an eye on repetitive phrasing and mannerisms. The characters are well drawn and relatable.  I found myself cheering them on around every twist and turn.  Thank you for sharing your imagination with us and I hope to read more from you in the future.

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(October 4, 2015) By: J.Bourgeoison Verified Purchase
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Wow, this was one heck of a ride. Aria and Ian didn't meet your normal way, but a pull or bond formed between them. 
Their are twist and mystery in this story. Life as Ian knew wasn't what he thought. Secretare revealed and Aria's life is on the line and Ian will do anything to keep her and the special gift she has for him. I don't want to give much away, but this is a action pack.

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Shea is a woman in love with the idea of love, so it's no wonder she writes Romance Novels. The East Coast native is a romantic to her core and reads and watches anything with a love story. She especially likes binging on Anime and Action films that have a hint of romance. 

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