Paranormal,Supernatural, call it what you will, Linna Drehmel puts her best foot forward with a very nice debut effort. I have gotten to read an eclectic mix of stories of late, and it has been a bit weird floating around from not only different genres but different sizes of reads: digital short story, novella, and full length novel. I use that word with qualification anymore because full length work, or what is considered to be “full length”, has changed and morphed quite a bit with this new age of publishing. I digress, sorry, back to the story at hand.
“Other Side of the Glass” is a unique story that has many elements in it and is nicely tied up at the end. Linna Drehmel transports us to a different time and place, an alternate reality, which is captivating. I enjoyed her descriptive ability and ease at which she was able to pull me into the new universe she capably constructed. On the horizon for her, she has a novel coming out called “Hearts” coming out in October.
Here is the synopsis and bio:
“Natalie Ray, who is a prominent singer on Earth, has been pulled in to an alternate reality. She finds that there is magic everywhere in this new world and that she is the daughter of a powerful leader. She must fight the keep her place among them.
Linna Drehmel was born at the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho in 1973 and grew up surrounded by military. Her father served for 22 years in the Air Force, her mother was a military police officer in the Marines, and her older brother served for 10 years in the Navy. She draws inspiration from her family's many years of proud service in the military. She has spent much of her life studying anthropology and has a particular fondness for archaeology. She loves to find ways to intertwine anthropological and archaeological themes into her writing. She also has a strong understanding of what the reader likes, as she herself is an avid reader.”
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