Thursday, December 2, 2010


By : Keary Taylor
Published By : Keary Taylor at Smashwords
Release Date : Available Now
Details: Ebook , 205 Pages on my Adobe Digital Reader

RATING: 4 STARS!!!!!!Original Story!! Well Done!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads
Jessica’s had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she’s a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.

But when two men she can’t ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn’t be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion what will puller her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.


I shall start by saying, why has no publisher picked this book up yet???!!!! I was looking around Smashwords trying to find myself some reads and I came across 'Branded' , so glad I did:D

What a refreshingly original story. I would have read it in one sitting if I hadn't been sitting at my computer on my not so comfy chair. Started last night, finished short while ago.

There are in my personal opinion a few little things that need to be tweaked in this book, but once!! What a great little story. A few spelling errors , and I think a couple areas a bit too easy to read between the lines, just my personal opinion.
Hey!! That's what publishers are there for .

Jessica is a strong independent, female character who admittedly has become a bit of a recluse . Her family couldn't deal with what was happening to her, so she had to deal with it before she got committed by her own mother. Out on her own, accepting her nightmares and the trials she is put through by the Angels for those that have just died .

Sometimes Angels aren't what they are cracked up to be.

The physical pain she must deal with and the nightmares would be enough to send any sane person over the edge. This is all Jessica has known since she was 5!!! If she can hold off sleeping, she can hold off the trials she is put before in her nightmares and the branding she will receive. Sleep will eventually consume her, but on her terms.  

Sal,  the nextdoor neighbour is an interesting character. She has her own problems . Sal , is Jessica's only friend until her path eventually crosses with others. I was drawn to Sal as I think there is a much bigger story there.

Having to fend for herself , circumstances bring Alex and Cole her way and she must hide her nightmares .

Who can Jessica trust to release some of the pressure of holding it all together by herself ?

I loved that this was such an original storyline. I am looking forward to reading 'Forsaken' and thinking rather loudly that a publisher needs to swoop in and pick up Ms. Taylor!!!!



  1. I just bought this book for my kindle! Yay glad u liked it!

  2. Hi Straylights,

    Let me know what you think of Branded.


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