Midnight's Edge

Secrets of Sleepy Meadows by David Chappuis and Michael Klinger

Secrets of Sleepy Meadows 
by David Chappuis and Michael Klinger

The title, Midnight’s Edge, comes from the time of night where the veil between the living and the dead disappears and, for a brief moment in time, the dead can return to the mortal world and live again. It is a story of a vile, evil man named Jeremy Wickcliff, whose wife, Lucy, arranged his death years ago to save the town from his wrath of destruction. In present time, he has been plotting from the spirit realm, a place of purgatory, to return to the mortal realm to seek revenge on those who wronged him and reclaim the life ripped away from him.

Book 1 of the Midnight’s Edge series

Rated: ★★
Publisher: Melange Books
Publication: October 31, 2015
Genre: Urban Paranormal, Witchy, LGBTQIA*
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this title.

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Secrets of Sleepy Meadows by David Chappuis and Michael Klinger

Secrets of Sleepy Meadows by David Chappuis and Michael Klinger is an interesting book but wouldn’t have held my attention as much as it did were it not for the inclusion of a gay romance. Outside of that, it felt like a decent paranormal book but just didn’t hold me like other witchy books have. Pacing was okay, character development could have been better. I also felt the use of Shelly’s ghost could have been better. That’s right, we’re seeing the events of the book from a ghost’s point of view. I know it’s just the first book of a series, and therefore most of what the authors are doing is setting up future books and trying to put enough questions to make readers vested in future novels, but it just didn’t work for me. A lot of the questions that were raised I had already predicted and answered. The questions I did want answered seemed to be the character development questions. In all, it’s an okay book to read if you have time and want to read something witchy, but if you’re not interested in the genre or are really vested in character/world development, then maybe you might have to look elsewhere.
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About the Authors

David Chappuis was born in Waterloo, Iowa, the fifth child of six, and grew up on a farm outside of Madrid, New York. He received a bachelor’s degree in English/Writing and Art/Studio from Potsdam College and later took professional development courses in Interactive Multimedia at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
He has made a living as a professional web designer, designing Radio Station websites across the U.S. He designs, develops, and hosts his own websites and blogs for his writing endeavors.
As well as web design, he co-writes fan fiction blogs for the defunct daytime serials, Another World and Dark Shadows, and runs Facebook groups for readers to actively participate in the stories. He also interviews the real-life actors from the shows as well as other talented people.
He is the co-author of “Midnight’s Edge: The Secrets of Sleepy Meadows”, a supernatural book series, that will be published by Melange Books, LLC in September 2015. He also pens his self-published mystery series called “Jenny’s Not Dead” which is currently available in all popular ebook formats.
He works from home as a full-time writer and graphic artist in southern Virginia.

Michael Klinger – Co-Author of Midnight’s Edge, Jenny’s Not Dead
Michael Klinger was born in Niagara Falls, New York. He received an associate’s degree in human services from Niagara County Community College and a bachelor’s degree in human services management from the University of Phoenix. He has made a living as a professional benefits specialist.
He co-writes fan fiction blogs for the defunct daytime serials, Another World and Dark Shadows, and runs Facebook groups for readers to actively participate in the stories.
He is the co-author of “Midnight’s Edge: The Secrets of Sleepy Meadows”, a supernatural book series, that will be published by Melange Books, LLC in September 2015. He also pens his self-published mystery series called “Jenny’s Not Dead” which is currently available in all popular ebook formats.
He currently resides in southern Virginia.

About Lulu

Thirty-something year old educator based in New York, Lulu loves books, blogging, gaming, and the three cats with whom she shares her life. Book reviews specialize in all kinds of fantasy, some YA, some romance, and some contemporary, especially in the gothic genre.