The Impending Possession of Scarlet Wakebridge-Rosé by S. L. Saboviec

2016-standout-award-badge-smallIt’s release day for The Impending Possession of Scarlet Wakebridge-Rosé! Welcome to the blitz for S. L. Saboviec’s latest release! Just in time for Halloween, pick up this tale of a supernatural menace, strained family ties, and unavoidable destiny.

As a bonus, until the end of release week, The Impending Possession of Scarlet Wakebridge-Rosé is 99 cents through Kindle and free through Kindle Unlimited! Don’t wait – the price goes up after next Monday (10/10).

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scarlet-wakefield-roseTitle: The Impending Possession of Scarlet Wakebridge-Rosé
Author: S. L. Saboviec
Series: A Fallen Redemption Companion Novel
Publish Date: October 3, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Source: Provided by the author

Publisher’s DescriptionScarlet Wakebridge-Rosé, busy executive and less-than-stellar mother and wife, has a problem that only an exorcist can solve. Except she’s not precisely a devout Catholic parishioner any longer, and to gain assistance from the Church means telling a whopping lie of omission.

Fortunately, she discovers Father Angelo Ambrosio, whose commitment to helping the afflicted means he’s willing to overlook the things Scarlet prefers to keep hidden. Unfortunately, his sordid past keeps him under a microscope with the bishop, who’s not so liberal in his views.

But the demon harassing Scarlet is relentless. It makes its motives clear: in a previous life, she struck a bargain, promising it her body on her fiftieth birthday. Now, she and Angelo must unravel the mystery surrounding her forgotten past in order to stop the possession by next week or risk losing her to the depths of Hell forever.

This stand-alone novel set in the Fallen Redemption universe extends the series to modern day. Enter a world where humans reincarnate, demons interfere in daily life, and the currents of fate carry us all to our destinies.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.

Invested_Ivana_100Invested Ivana says…

Gorgeous cover, fascinating world, excellent writing, diverse characters, and a protagonist actually near my age (not very common these days), all make for another wonderful novel from S.L. Saboviec. I never get tired of her world.

Scarlet is a successful, middle-aged executive in a mixed-race, same-sex marriage which produced a smart and independent teenage daughter. Though she has achieved much, she is haunted by the feeling that there is something is stalking her and that her life’s purpose is unfulfilled. After putting herself through a battery of mental health assessments and counseling, she turns precariously to the Catholic church, believing her “stalker” may be supernatural in nature.

Father Angelo Ambrosio is the exorcist for the diocese. He actively expels demons from his parishioners and their homes. He has no doubt that demons exist, mainly because of his secret past as a practitioner of real magic. When he fears his Christian faith isn’t enough to save Scarlet, he turns to the mentor of his youth for help, risking his secrets being exposed.

badge5v4In part, The Impending Possession might be considered a classic horror novel; some parts of it remind me of The Exorcist (though, thankfully, this book is pea-soup-free). However, it is also more than that. It is a novel about love and destiny and self-doubt and redemption and sacrifice and loss and how all things are related. Saboviec’s world is very spiritual, but not exclusive of any belief system, which is a wonderful balm for today’s fractious and argumentative culture. And regardless of how sad the events in her books may be, the overall message is always positive. This holds true for The Impending Possession, making it a pleasure to read.

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About the Author

0f64389d-533e-427b-849b-fbfa900e4a37Samantha grew up in a small town in Iowa but became an expat for her Canadian husband, whom she met in the Massive Multi-player Online Role-Playing Game Star Wars: Galaxies (before the NGE, of course). She holds a B.S. in Physics, which qualifies her to B.S. about physics and occasionally do some math for the sci-fi stories she concocts. Her dark, thought-provoking science fiction & fantasy contains flawed, relatable characters and themes that challenge the status quo.

Her short fiction has appeared in the Canadian science fiction magazine, AE,  and the Grievous Angel webzine for science fiction and fantasy poetry and flash fiction content. Her debut novel received an honorable mention in the 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.

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FTC Notice: This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About Invested Ivana

I'm an adult learning professional, a book blogger at One Book Two, and lifetime reader. I like geeky things. All opinions expressed on this site are my own and do not reflect the opinions of my employers, my clients, the other reviewers on this site, or this site as a whole.

Posted on January 1, 2017, in All Reviews, Standout Award and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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