Saturday, March 18, 2017

MATEGUAS ISLAND - BY LINDA WATKINS



http://www.amazon.com/Mateguas-Island-Novel-Terror-Suspense-ebook/dp/B00K0SDP9K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460972794&sr=8-1&keywords=mateguas+island

 Linda Watkins has a sure-fire hit with Mateguas Island: a Novel of Terror and Suspense. This is a dark Gothic horror tale with plenty of suspense. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy!

Blaze McRob

Book description:

 What could be more idyllic than to live on an island off the coast of Maine? That's what Bill Andersen thought when he moved his family to Mateguas. But Mateguas is more than just pristine beaches nestled between rocky shores. No, Mateguas is really something quite different….

"Surprising twists and turns and a powerful old box filled with magic: these are the elements of a fine horror story that slowly builds its plot with believable protagonists and engrossing color...Any who like horror stories and gothic fiction will find Mateguas Island an exceptional read." ~ Diane Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

"In Watkins’s slow-building haunted house novel, the new home that’s supposed to save a disintegrating family turns out to hold horrors from the past…The human drama and supernatural dread intertwine, and Watkins keeps the reader invested in Bill and Karen's fates." ~ PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY

"...a fast-paced and unpredictable story that is both spooky and entertaining. Mateguas Island is an absorbing horror tale and is highly recommended." ~ Jack Magnus for READERS' FAVORITE

FIRST PLACE (Contemporary Gothic), 2014 PARANORMAL AWARDS, CHANTICLEER BOOK REVIEW
OUTSTANDING HORROR/SUSPENSE NOVEL, 2015 IAN BOOK OF THE YEAR
2014 GOLD MEDAL in SUPERNATURAL FICTION, READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD COMPETITION
2014 HONORABLE MENTION in GENERAL FICTION, HALLOWEEN BOOK FESTIVAL, L.A.

Format: Kindle Edition
A super suspenseful novel...told slowly and deliberately with wonderfully crafted characters. Filled with rich description, this book was difficult to put down!

Living on an island off the coast of Maine is a totally new environment for this family. Karen and Bill's marriage isn't on firm footing to begin with, and there are some people on the island who become entwined in their lives, namely the beautiful piano teacher, Maggie and a handsome local, Dex. Karen is not happy and on the island and Dex falls in love with her.

I particularly liked the fishing scene with Dex and Karen. There are well-written love scenes and the actions of the characters are realistic.

The plot is well-paced and the scenes are interesting, filled with well written description. I've been on Maine islands before and this author puts you right there -- you smell and feel the ocean -- the isolation and raw beauty -- and all of the details of island life are evident.

The children find something (I don't want to spoil the story), and they take a trip that is filled with terror.

The characters are realistic and well developed; the story line is interesting and the ending is amazing. You won't be able to stop reading until you get to the end, so schedule some time to read this great book (like a rainy weekend), just make sure you're not on an island off the coast of Maine when you're reading it! 
 
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I was completely blown away by this story. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. I knew it was an award-winning book and it had received some great reviews, so I decided to read it for myself. The author does a remarkable job, not only developing the characters but also the plot. Slowly, we learn about Bill and Karen, their past, their kids, and their current predicament. It was obvious there was evil lurking in their new home, as both began to behave out of character. It was actually quite sad to watch their lives fall apart.
I wasn't sure which characters I got the most attached to... at the end, I think I just felt for the whole family. Oh and speaking of the ending... did not expect that at all! So, I guess now I have to hurry and read the sequel.
If you're ready to read a good suspense, with paranormal and horror twist, this one is highly recommended! 
 
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
MATEGUAS ISLAND is an excellent horror novel. It's success lies in the fact that Linda Watkins builds believable - and identifiable - characters, which only ramps ups the suspense as the novel unfolds. Highly recommended for fans of the genre, and fans of good books in general.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring my novel!

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  2. My pleasure, Linda. I'm always happy to tell the world about great novels.

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