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Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1) by C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1)Shattered Reality by C.A. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In this story, we begin with Mudesa at home and relaxing after a long day at work in the clinic, watching the sunset and the city come alive, that is until she sees the shadow at the corner of her eye, she was always told that the shadows are demons to create a more solid form, however, they are unable to do it because they are trapped behind the glass and past experience has been that nothing good happens when the shadow appears.

She goes into a shower and tries to get rid of the goosebumps which the shadow has given her, as she is getting ready for bed, she takes some sleeping tablets and picks up a photo frame with a picture of her brothers and while reminiscing about them when she sees the shadow again. As she throws the frame across the room in shock, it shatters and when a bout of nausea overtakes her and she rushes to the bathroom, she realises that she has splinters of it all through her feet, the pain of which the sleeping tablet’s won’t help with.

The next day, she heads to her practice to start the day and is asking her assistant to arrange it so that all her meetings will be held in her office, when she receives a phone call to say that her parents have had an accident and passed away, she decides to instead rearrange all her appointments and goes to see a lawyer to get everything straightened out instead.

When she gets there, she wants to organise everything from there, however, there is a clause in the will which means she will have to head back to her family home and everything that she left behind her there.

We next meet Perry P., a private investigator who receives a mystery envelope with cash and a request to procure three items from a certain house, as the family owed him a debt, he was more tempted than usual to agree to the unusual circumstances.

As the two meet for the first time at the house, they both realise that they are both looking for the mystery hidden within the walls, but not necessarily for the same reason. As more things are revealed about the past, her family and why they behaved the way they did, a war in her mind between logic and her parent’s beliefs and the possibility that they are true begins.

Will Mudesa be able to solve the mystery and what has Perry P. got to do with it all, will he be a help or a hindrance to her and will she be able to overcome her fears and get to the truth? Only by reading it will you uncover the mysteries of the house and the people within it.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1) by C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author – Review by Sara Oxton

Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1)Shattered Reality by C.A. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shattered Reality by C.A. King a five-star read that will shatter you. This is the first novel in the Summoned series and shows us promise of a great series that will shatter you. I will admit that it was a little jumpy and disjointed at times, and almost felt like it could have done with another round of edits just to help it run smoother, but the story was well done and well plotted. That was why I decided on five-stars as I have read this author previously and know that usually with a strong story like this would get five-stars every time. Medusa Black well I don’t want to give the game away, but wow what a character, you get pulled into her story, that was part of what made this story so great. Then when you add in P.I. Perry P, it just explodes into this culmination that knocks the story to the next level, if the second half was as well put together as the first it would one of the best books this year, that’s how much I adored this story, I for one cant wait for more.

Review by @saraoxo

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Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1) by C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author – Review by Jenni Bishop

Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1)Shattered Reality by C.A. King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1) by C.A. King is a paranormal fantasy story. Things are not as they seem in this book. Is it magic or insanity? There are a lot of secrets and lies as our MC steps back to what was once her home after her parents killing. Now face to face with her past once again our MC must confront that which she never believed. I enjoyed the story but there were parts where it felt a little disjointed and not flowing as well as it could have. Overall, the story held my attention with the mystery that CA intertwined.

 

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1) by C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author – Review by Angela Hayes

Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1)Shattered Reality by C.A. King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Shattered Reality is the first book in the Summoned Series by C.A King. It is a fantastic story- entirely original, well written, and very clever. It is a modern retelling, based on the ancient story of Perseus and Medusa. Hello, she had me at Medusa- as I love the old myths. We are back in Knollville- where Ms. King has taken us before- so we know we are in for a paranormal treat right from the get-go!
There is more to Mudesa Black than meets the eye. The psychologist spends her days helping people solve their problems, all the while hiding her own demons from the world. On the surface, she may seem like she has an enviable life, but Mudesa has worked really hard to get where she is. With secrets that weigh heavily on her mind- her past impacts her daily life in a way she can’t seem to escape. She is forced to return to her hometown, when her parents are killed. It’s the very place she worked so hard to leave behind, and the place she never wanted to see again. There is more to the situation that meets the eye- but the past seems determined to snatch her future from her grasp.
My review may seem a little vague, but that is on purpose, as I don’t want to give anything away. This is the kind of story I really recommend going into somewhat ‘blind’ and letting the author, and story, surprise you.
This is a wonderfully twisted tale that definitely kept me entertained.
Another great read from Ms. King’s limitless imagination!

Thank you, C.A King!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1) by C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author – Review by Laura Furuta

Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1)Shattered Reality by C.A. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1)
By C.A. King
5 out of 5 stars

I loved reading the book Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1) by C.A. King. It is a story that includes magic, mystery, and danger. Once I started reading, I was hooked. I enjoyed reading about the character Mudesa Black. She is a psychiatrist and someone intelligent, independent, and strong. She has now found herself on her way back home, a place that she hasn’t been to in a long time. It is there that she meets Perry P, a private investigator. He is handsome, charming, and has Mudesa taking a second look. Will Mudesa find out the mystery behind her fears? What will she find at her family’s estate? Read this book to find out. This story had me turning pages wondering what was going to happen next. I found the character of Mudesa changing as the story progressed. I was rooting for her to succeed in finding out the mystery she uncovers once returns home. The author has created a wonderful fantasy book in which the story and the characters come alive on the page. Don’t miss out on an exciting and entertaining book that you will not want to put down until the final page. I highly recommend reading it.

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Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1) by C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1)Shattered Reality by C.A. King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved this book. This is one of my favorites by this author yet. This is a well written story that has characters that bring the story to life. I loved being pulled in right from the beginning. One of the things I love about this author is her ability for attention to details. Not only do they make me feel as if I am right there but also part of the story. This story is about Mudesa. She made a plan to make her way to the top and now that she is there, one phone call could change everything for her. Now she is face to face with the past and a hot detective that may have all the answers. Their twists and turns kept me turning pages. Their story is full of romance and magic that you don’t want to miss. I highly recommend this book and this author.

Review by @bjwagner
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Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1) by C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author

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Shattered Reality (Summoned Book 1) by C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author
Genre – Fantasy Paranormal Mythology
Page Count – 202 pages
Cover Designer – Jennifer Munswami
Mudesa Black clawed her way to the top, becoming a successful and respected psychiatrist, leaving her estranged family in the dust. The plan was to never look back and she hadn’t until a single phone call changed everything. Trading her physician’s coat for a detective cap, she headed home to meet both fears and destiny head on.
Perry P. worked as a private investigator in Knollville, taking on whatever cases came his way. His latest, and only, client had no issues spending money—just the way he liked it. They were also anonymous—just the way he didn’t like it. Still, the job was easy money. All he needed to do was watch some dame for a few months.
There are mysteries waiting in the aging mansion. Solving them might bring closure to both in ways neither imagined possible.
Shattered Reality is a fantasy retelling of the ancient mythological tale of Perseus and Medusa set in modern times.

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I was diagnosed with clinical depression after the loss of my mother, father and husband within three years of each other; all to cancer. 24/7 in-home care, coupled with the loss I felt, left its mark on my psyche.

 

Depression takes up a lot of my life. Reading and writing are the only things I have found that help (in connection with regular medication), even if only for a short time. To escape to a different world can make a big difference in my mood in real time.

 

To put things in perspective, when I was at my lowest point, I couldn’t open mail, talk on the phone, or even drive to the store. Walls of sadness surrounded me. As they closed in, tears would fall. There didn’t need to be a reason or trigger.

 

People ask me why I started writing. My answer is simple: I wanted to create a world into which other people with similar problems could escape. I wanted to share the one place that had helped me for many years.

 

I have always said that as long as one person finds a little bit of happiness out of my books, I am, in my opinion, an accomplished author. The same is true for every writer out there. Please don’t ever let anyone tell you different.

 

I read books as well as write them and have visited the worlds many different authors have created. Those worlds not only make me feel better, but give me the strength to face real life again. I want to thank everyone who writes – I want them to know they are making a difference.

 

Fast forward to today…

 

C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author has over 60 books available across multiple fantasy sub-genres.

 

Awards include:

Hamilton Spectator Readers’ Choice Award in the Best Local Author category 2017 & 2018 & 2019

Brant News Readers’ Choice Award: Best Local Author 2017

Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards: Best Novella/Short Story 2017 Silver medal

2017 SIBA Awards – Best Novella

2017 SIBA Awards – Best New Adult

2018 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards: Gold Medal in the Fiction – Supernatural genre

2018 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards: Bronze Medal in the Fiction – New Adult genre

2019 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Fiction – Supernatural genre

2019 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Young Adult – Fantasy – Urban genre

City of Brantford Featured Artist February 2020

Burlington Post Readers’ Choice Award in the Best Local Author 2020

Author Interview With C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author

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