Friday, July 27, 2012
Sharing my Book Review for "Deal with the Devil" with Gerald Costlow
Written by: Gerald Costlow
Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery
Avail: ebook only
"A Sweet Entertaining Story."
Costlow pens an entertaining, sweet romance with this paranormal short. Seth and Jolene are in love. Does the deal their fathers made years ago with the devil threaten their future?
Set in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1920's, Chad Morgan and Jeb Smith have a deal with the devil to provide him with moonshine. When Chad finds religion, he stops making the homemade brew. When Mr. Scratch shows up to collect his due, will Jeb and Chad's children have their happiness "snatched" from them?
Costlow's writing is clever and witty. I really enjoyed his writing style and found myself chuckling at how Seth, Jolene, and their fathers danced around the devil. The descriptions never lingered, but let the reader easily picture the setting.
The characters were interesting. Each had their own individual quirks. Seth may be poor, but he's got courage to spare. Jolene knows her mind. What I enjoyed most was the undercurrent of sweet emotion behind all the characters actions.
I read "Deal with the Devil" in one setting. The romance is sweet with Seth and Jolene sharing a kiss or two. I highly recommend this delightful romp through the Appalachia.
Gerald would like to give away 3 copies of his story today. All you have to do is leave a comment along with your email. If Gerald selects you, he'll send you a Smashwords coupon for the book.
Question: Remember the song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia?" Who is the band who plays it? Where were you the first time you heard it?
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