Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Publisher: Lust for Living Press
imprint, Courage Crafters Inc
Date of Publication: April 2015
Number of pages: 216
Word Count: 47,000
A multi-genre mash-up that combines elements of supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more. The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times. The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series.
Written like a book version of a supernatural soap opera, each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.
I’d like to preface this review by saying that normally I’m a tough sell on books. I try to be fair and concise when reviewing, find the bright side to every book I read, but very often I’m left a little disappointed.
That said, I know there’s usually there’s a few golden nuggets to be found in all stories, and I’m able to come up with a favorable review (after all, nothing strikes the heart of an author more than a bad one, Believe me, I know), even while I don’t appreciate the entire book.
Not a problem here.
In the case of this book, Onyx Webb, every single page was a golden nugget.
Each chapter was devoted to a different character, going back to the turn of the 20th century, as they go through their own personal trials and tribulations. It didn’t take long before I could see the lines of the web drawing together, interlinking all the characters.
This story had danger, intrigue, love, betrayal, and a graphic novel sensibility that appealed to me, personally, on every level. Honestly, I couldn’t put it down, and my dismay at reaching the last page quickly turned to determination as I found my way to Amazon to download the second book.
In conclusion, I can only say that as an author, I wish I’d written Onyx Webb, and give Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz major kudos for a job extremely well done.
This book gets 5 out of 5 AMAZING POW’S on my KAPOW meter!
About the Authors
Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz are best known as the authors of Go for No! (which hit #1 on Amazon’s Sales & Selling list and has remained in the Top 10 for the last five years.) They are also professional speakers who speak internationally to audiences on how to overcome fear of failure and rejection.
Although all of their business books are fables, the Onyx Webb series is their first serious dive into fiction.
But Richard and Andrea have been in love with creating stories together since they met almost twenty years ago and even spent some time in Hollywood writing screenplays, being represented by the producer of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.