2015 – Best Cover – Penned Con (The Witches of BlackBrook)
2015 – Readers Choice Award – Blogger Choice Awards (The Witches of BlackBrook)
Bestselling and Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer, writes paranormal romances for all ages. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the Twilight phenomenon, myth, magic, and superpowers have always held a special place in her heart.
Tish is known for her detailed world-building and magic-laced stories. Her work has been compared to Nora Roberts, Sam Cheever, and Charlaine Harris. She has received a RONE Award nomination (Reward of Novel Excellence), as well as nominations for Best Cover, Reader’s Choice, and Author of the Year (Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery).
Tish has worked as a computer consultant, photographer, and graphic designer, and is a columnist for Gliterary Girl media and has bylines in RT Magazine and Literary Lunes Magazine. She resides in Colorado with her husband and three wonderful children and is represented by Gandolfo, Helin, and Fountain Literary Management.
Let's start off with the characters. These authors created amazing and dimensional character. Each character had their own quirks and personalities that made them stand out as individuals, as well as their mutations, or as it is called in the book anomalies. As stated in the book, there are some anomalies that are obvious, but there are those that are not. And, that's just it when it came to Thia's mutation... That was revealed at that moment when it was a major turning point in the story and to Thia herself. Stacey and Tish really threw me for a loop on that one...haha! From beginning to almost the end, I kept wondering what in the world is Thia's mutation...OMG! What a secret to keep...Whoa! I really enjoyed that... And what a reveal that was! Yup! Stacey and Tish created these amazingly crazy characters with individual and peculiar personalities!
Now, with the incredibly amazing character development, the world building/setting comes hand in hand with these characters. We see this future world through the eyes of these anomalies. We "see" their struggle. We "see" how society treats them. We "see" a world that is pretty similar to reality... just with characters that have special "abilities" that society doesn't understand and fear. We see the strengths and weaknesses of both those afflicted with mutations and those that are not. And, it is a scary world they live in.
The blending of the science fiction, paranormal, fantasy, romance genres worked amazingly well in this story. I also loved that no genres overshadowed the other throughout. I got the excitement from the action, mystery, and the twists. I got the emotional ride from the subtle romance and the dire straits that these characters have to endure.
TS901: Anomaly is an exciting read that is action-packed with twists along the way. Stacey Rourke and Tish Thawer has gotten me obsessing for the next book...haha!!