Title: Onyx Webb: Book One
Author: Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz
Published: March 17th 2015
Publisher: Courage Crafters
Length: 216 pages
Source: Paperback from the authors
Book Blurb (via Goodreads):
Best-Selling Authors Fenton & Waltz Welcome You to the World of Onyx Webb. This is Book One. (Episodes 1, 2, and 3) The Onyx Webb series is a multi-genre mash-up that combines elements of supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more.
It’s June, 1980 and piano prodigy, Juniper Cole is on the way to her senior prom.
– It’s January 2010, and Koda Mulvaney has blown through his 20 million dollar trust fund and is told by his father to return home and get to work.
– It’s August, 1904 and little Onyx Webb is on her way to the famous World’s Fair in St. Louis with her father, Catfish.
Two of the three will see a ghost, one will become a ghost and everyone will learn that life is hard to let go of even when you’re dead. And that’s just Book One. Designed to read like a supernatural soap opera, Onyx Webb is a paranormal suspense series, with supernatural romance, as well as a dash of historical fiction. The stories may haunt you, the darkness may disturb you, but ultimately you’ll be reminded to treasure every moment of your life because… If you think life is precious now? Just wait until you’re dead.
When I first heard about this series, I was immediately intrigued. The story is told through different characters and at different points in history and they all weave together to create one story. I had to see how this would all work and from the get go, I was hooked.
Onyx Webb is like watching a soap opera on the TV in book form. There are so many different people and storylines to follow and immerse yourself in that it’s hard not to fall in completely. Interspersed with quotes and pictures, the book itself is a visual delight that enriches the reading experience.
I loved how different each of the characters were, and each of the time frames too. Seeing how they all connected was interesting and I loved how dramatically their lives could all change. Onyx’s life didn’t turn out quite as she would have hoped, Juniper could say the same thing, and Koda has to dramatically rethink his life after a chance encounter with a mirror that holds a trapped soul.
I felt the story was over too soon, although it wasn’t rushed, more that I flew through the story because I was enjoying it so much. I definitely think that there’s a lot about this book that will appeal to a wide range of readers. There’s something for everyone within the pages: mystery, romance, ghosts… they’re not kidding when they say it’s a multi-genre. Having said that, it doesn’t feel like it was forced or trying too hard. Simply put, it’s an enriching tale with many facets that draws the reader in, holds them tight, and takes them on a journey.
Following the lives of several characters at different times throughout history, Onyx Webb is rich tapestry of lies, mystery and death. Thoroughly enjoyed and will be continuing this series soon.
About the Author
Author, best-selling business fable Go for No! Also Million Dollar Year, The Fear Factory, The Diamond Line, and others. Professional speaker. Now also fiction author of, Onyx Webb, the Series.
I’m a professional speaker, business author and most recently have added fiction to my resume. As co-author of the best-selling title, Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There I am wildly passionate about this message. I am also proud of our collection of other business fables.
My newest passion along with my husband, business partner and co-author Richard is writing our fiction series, Onyx Webb. Onyx Webb is a paranormal suspense series. We’ re writing almost to read like a t.v. series; you could think of it like a supernatural soap opera. We’ve designed the Onyx Webb series to give readers the jolt of suspense they are looking for from a ghost story, but also to come away feeling motivated to make more of their own lives, long after the goose bumps have worn off.
*Pictures and Biographies from Goodreads