The Blue Effect
Genre: Adult Urban Sci-fi/Fantasy
Date of Publication: September 8th, 2014
Cover Artist: Regina Wamba
Blue Brennan is jaded and bitter despite her pinup girl looks and quick wit. Night after night, she scours the Seattle club scene looking for someone or something to fill the emptiness inside.
When she meets the mysterious Kasey, her world stops… literally. He claims she has the ability to control time and stuns her even further when he reveals his own gifts.
Blue is inexplicably drawn to Kasey and reluctantly enters his world filled with a new breed of humanity. They’re misfits like her, blessed or cursed with powerful abilities, struggling to hide their differences from the rest of society.
Then the group discovers a nameless, faceless sociopath with nightmarish powers; and he’s coming for Blue. She’s left reeling when they discover her gifts are the key to defeating his terrible evil and saving them all.
Now she must race against the clock to harness her own powers and save her new friends. Can she be more than a renegade? Can she be a hero too?
This has a very interesting concept with some fun characters. So what if you found out you had some powers you never knew about, and there are a few people like you who have other powers and they use those powers to save and help people. Yep like Batman, except no one knows they exist. LOL
So, Blue is a looser, and seriously, I thought I would hate her. She started out a wasted space, lost girl, and when she finally got her ass in gear, she turned into a much better person and a likable character. She’s somewhat of a mess, and she has one of the most powerful gifts out of everyone. She of course goes out drinking to pretend her life doesn’t suck one night, and meets Kasey, who touches her and they stop time. It was quite an experience. And that’s how she meets Kasey and his crew of Renegade heroes. She needed a lot of pushing, and an attitude adjustment, and at the end I cried for her, but she turned around enough that I say good character growth.
Kasey and his group are all a bunch of people who found each other because of their powers. I liked some of them, I didn’t like some of them, and yet, they have some fascinating powers that do amazing things. It’s such a way of living that’s gritty. Kasey was a nice guy, but I sometimes wanted him to maybe scream or throw a fit, something, LOL though I did stay team Kasey all the way 🙂
I liked the plot line and the twists at the end, especially revolving around Blue’s mom. Yep, I can’t say I cried about that though. I liked it and I look forward to the next book. 4 PAWS!
About the Author:
Rose Shababy and her family reside in eastern Washington State. Rose grew up in the Northwest but swears she’s going to move to warmer climates someday. She’s claimed this for over 20 years, however, and has yet to move more than 75 miles away from her mother.
Rose has a deep love of all things Star Trek and yearns to travel the heavens, as well as an intense desire to be bitten by a radioactive spider.
Unfortunately she sucks at science and math so she hasn’t been able bring her dreams to life, instead living vicariously through books, comics, television and film. She hopes to someday make a million dollars so she can afford to buy her way to the international space station, but she’d settle for being able to fly around the world and leap tall buildings in a single bound.
Rose also loves to cook and worked for years in a gourmet Italian grocery and deli where she learned to hone her skills. She prepares culinary masterpieces for her family, but fervently wishes the dishes would wash themselves. Especially now that her dishwashers/children are nearly grown and only one still lives at home.
Rose likes to use her free time wisely. For instance, she likes to daydream, will often read for hours until she falls asleep on the couch with an electric blanket and a warm tabby cat curled up on her hip, as well as spending cozy weekend days watching Syfy movies like Sharknado and Mega Piranha with her husband.
If Rose were a cartoon animal, she’d prefer to be a wise old owl or a sleek and sexy jaguar, but in reality she’d probably be a myopic mole with coke-bottle glasses.
Good luck everyone! Happy reading and later gators!