Saturday, December 12, 2009

Reviews of Aubrie Dionne's "Night Dance" and "Chameleon's Colors"

Review: Night Dance by Aubrie Dionne



Title: Night Dance
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Publisher: Gypsy Shadow Publishing
E-book: 19 pages
Link to buy: http://www.gypsyshadow.com/AubriesBooks.html#NightD


Woken up by enchanting music, Shasta is carried away to a magical glade of the night dance. When the violinist Jal catches her eye, she is completely enthralled not only by his handsomeness but his vibrant music. Jal has noticed the lovely yet timid Shasta, and, through his assistance and a shaman's interpretations, Shasta has the ability to learn her true path in life, if she'll only choose to take it.

Night Dance by Aubrie Dionne is a fantasy, dreamlike tale woven brilliantly with imagery and pure music. Dionne's story sings to our very souls and desires to not only know who we are but also to find an escape from the humdrum ruts we tend to fall into. If only we would listen to our dreams more, we could experience our own truths and enjoy our own "night dance". The only thing I wished more from this story was for it to continue well after Shasta's magical dream ended.


Review: Carnival of Illusions: Chameleon's Colors by Aubrie Dionne



Title: Chameleon's Colors
Series: Carnival of Illusions
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Publisher: Gypsy Shadow Publishing
E-book: 31 pages
Link to buy: http://www.gypsyshadow.com/AubriesBooks.html#NightD


In a fit of anger at her anonymity, Kaylee drinks an array of potions from her father’s lab. She is changed forever and becomes a side show attraction in a carnival. Although Kaylee is used to hiding, she has found a way to stand out in the crowd, even if she has the abilities of a chameleon. When she is offered a chance to return to her normal life by Madame Fortuna, she considers drinking the one potion that could take everything back. Kaylee stands at the crossroads between normalcy and the extraordinary. Can she find who she truly is before it is too late?

Aubrie Dionne’s Carnival of Illusions: Chameleon’s Colors is a wonderful short story of a young woman who finds out what is really important in life and most of all of who she really is. Dionne’s descriptions are beautiful and pure poetry, especially when she describes Kaylee’s performances. The protagonist, Kaylee, shows us that you might be able to change the colors of your skin, but in the end, you can’t change who you truly are. The only thing I wish more from this story is more of the story. As a reader, I felt like we barely skimmed the surface of this unique world of characters. I look forward to the next story in the Carnival of Illusions series.


Please visit Aubrie's blog at authoraubrie.blogspot.com/ and her website at www.authoraubrie.com/ for more information of her books.

4 comments:

Aubrie said...

Thanks, Cherie! I'll put a link to your blog on my next blog post! Woohoo!

Cherie Reich said...

You're welcome! Glad to do it!

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Great reviews. Very enticing. I love both book covers. Beautiful!

Aubrie said...

Thanks, Ellie!