Rking class Southerners with a countercultural bent specifically and naturalistically drawn and Smith imbues them with a love of life and humor in the face of their sometimes frightening sometimes workaday struggles Phenomenal captivating suspenseful free goodreads thriller Something Radiates by Brenda Marie SmithAfter fourteen years of an abusive marriage Sarah Stevens divorces her husband Dietrich Peters and leaves with her two teenage sons incy and Daniel She starts a new life works as a waitress rents a house and starts dating a I won this through Goodreads First Reads Giveaway Although Something Radiates reminds one of Tom Robbins Ken Kesey Stephen King and Robert Mailer Anderson s Boonville it really is a completely fresh take on modern horror tales and 1960s counter culture Here there are echoes of Timothy Leary Bob Dylan Joan Baez and Toni
Morrison And Yet Brenda Marie Smith S and yet Brenda Marie Smith s is singular and nmistakeable The novel on one level is extraordinarily down to earth and yet at times reaches epic heights beyond ordinary consciousness Is there another novel from the hippie generation with the point of view of a strong woman raising two kids amidst such challenging circumstances I can This is and adult almost science fictionese The story *Follows Sarah And Her *Sarah and her with her abusive controlling astral planing ex I m really not sure how to describe this book it is definitely different than anything I have ever readSarah s ex husband is entering her mind and causing her physical harm without being physically present The idea or concept explored in this book is. To escape fourteen years of abuseNow Sarah fears that Dietrich is backWouldn’t it be just like him to do something this crazy to scare her back into submission Didn’t Dietrich insist when he married Sarah that she belonged to him forever because he’d taken her to God Hadn’t he vowed repeatedly to never – NEVER EVER – let her goAnd hasn’t Sarah been dreaming of a white haired man trying to warn her about something she can’t nderstand something to do with DietrichWith her life suddenly tumbling once again into a state of dread Sarah meets hunky carpenter Johnny Trahan and surprises herself with the depths of her feelings for
Brenda Marie Smith É 1 READWow I haven t been on Goodreads *lately but I had to come back on because I totally forgot to review this wonderful book *but I had to come back on because I totally forgot to review this wonderful book aside for now and focusing on Something Radiates I really enjoyed reading this book It was definitely a refreshing read something different from what I sually reach for Highly recommend to those who are fond of thrillers but also savor a little healthy sprinkle of romance Who doesn t like that combo I loved the read It is so real you
feel like you were right there when all this is happening Something Radiateslike you were right there when all this is happening Something Radiates me by the hand and didn t let me go ntil the final page Through immersive writing and outstanding character development Brenda Marie Smith drew me into the story and had me totally invested in Sarah s character The sweet and swoon worthy moments with Johnny provided nice interludes between high tension action packed scenes The setting is described in such vivid detail while reading it I felt like I was actually there I also greatly enjoyed the cultural references which I feel added a lot to the story I look forward to reading of Brenda s work in the future I am pretty stingy with my five stars and the only reason I gave this four instead is because I m a snob about genre fiction Whatever the case this is a great read not normally my kind of book but I found it compelling well written and imaginatively plotted I am pleasantly surprised at how well the original the premise works I would not have expected a crime thriller that coalesces around psychic battle to be so witty well paced and down to earth The characters are smart wo. Baton Rouge 1989Sarah Stevens is awakened by a sharp crack of lightning and a howling wind that’s railing against her little frame house and rushing through the hall to her room Sarah leaps Honorable Cat up and runs to the living room stopping short when she sees her front door standing wide open – a door she’s certain she bolted and locked Fighting against the battering wind and rain Sarah calls to her teenage sonsincy and Daniel and the three finally force the door shutThen the boys discover their father’s wristwatch on the floor – the watch he was never without But their father Dietrich Peters disappeared two years ago after Sarah left him.
Unknown Is Interesting Not That I Llis interesting not that I ll on that train but nonetheless it is interestingThis book reminded me a lot of the movie Suspect ZeroBrenda s writing skill is phenomenal but did find the story sort of dragging a bit in places I would recommend this book to anyone into different perceptions of religion anyone who wants a suspenseful read which introduces nspoken topics This book does contain sexually explicit pieces vulgar language rape emotional and physical abuse drug Apple Pie Homicide - A Cozy Mystery use and paranormal events so if you do not wish to read about these things or if these things could be a possible trigger this book may not be for you Different fantasy thriller I look forward to reading by this author I won this in a contest and it was a good read This book had so many different elements and provided a lot of action from very diverse characters The book touched on the supernatural homosexuality sexual themes love of family and drugs The basic story was pretty good but had some foul language and strong sexual tones that ruined it for me The supernatural part *was really creepy and I have trouble with attributing something to God andsing foul language *really creepy and I have trouble with attributing something to God and sing foul language the same time The book was well written with a great wealth of vocabulary and the author does terrific job of presenting a scene that can be easily visualized by the reader I won this book from Goodreads. Im passions she’d always longed for but doubted she’d find But her feelings also enrage Dietrich His intrusions grow ever threatening while Sarah’s dreams take on a horrifying intensity causing her to doubt her own sanity Resolved to have the love and life she deserves Sarah plunges into a life and death conflict with Dietrich that crosses several state boundaries and numerous realms of reality forcing her to revisit her abused past absorb the teachings of Timothy Leary Carlos Castaneda Carl Jung and Zen Buddhism and hone her own psychic skills all culminating in a frightening and powerful climax near the peak of the Continental Divide.