Thursday, January 14, 2010

Preview: The Afflicted Girls: A Novel of Salem ~ by Suzy Witten

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The Afflicted Girls ~ by Suzy Witten

A controversial debut by a new Historical storyteller.

About:   Something terrible happened in Salem in 1692 . . . but it isn't what you think! The Afflicted Girls: a novel of Salem by author-researcher Suzy Witten presents a startling new theory of the Salem Village witch-hunts which is certain to put this 300 year old unsettled mystery to rest . . . by expertly guiding readers through The Historical Record to revelation.

Part parable, part star-crossed romance, and part supernatural venture, this is an intuitive human history--and inhuman--spun with a modern twist. A controversialdroppedImage debut by a new Historical storyteller.

Author Bio:  Suzy Witten’s career spans over twenty years within the entertainment industry: as a filmmaker, screenwriter, story analyst, and editor for both film and television. She resides in Los Angeles.

The Afflicted Girls is her first novel. The Author was a Walt Disney Studios Fellowship Finalist for this story. For more on Suzy Witten link to her blog, website, and Goodreads.


US|UK|Canada, ebook format via the author’s website.

  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: DREAMWAND (October 31, 2009)
  • Genre: Historical Fiction

    This ebook was sent to Layers of Thought for review from the author. Thank you Suzy.

    Thanks for reading!

  • 9 comments:

    Diane said...

    Thanks for the preview Shellie - I generally like books about Salem witch hysteria.

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Diane -
    Yes me too. :)
    I believe that if you are interested the author is open and looking for established reviewers.

    Alexia561 said...

    Sounds intriguing! Looking forward to your review, as I like books like this. Am backed up with my reading, so counting on you to let me know if I should read this one or not! ;)

    Lisa said...

    I love witchy stories, and this one has been on my radar for awhile. Can't wait to read your review!

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Alexia -
    Looks like all us girls are interested in this one. I am also backed up but am determined to get to it asap.

    Lisa -
    Thanks. I have to get by your blog soon. I have been a bad bad follower.

    Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

    I just finished Heretics Daughter this week... I liked the history part of the book but found the book itself to drag and spill out information a bit too slowly for my liking. This one looks good - does it read at a semi fast pace?

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Sheila -
    What I do here on Layers of Thought is post a "preview" of the book with all the book stats, publishers book blurb, author info, and purchasing links. Publishers, Publicists and author's seem to really like it.
    A lot of bloggers do a whats in my mail box. Perhaps I will go that route at some point. ????

    Then when its read I post a "review" with what I think and a basic beginning synopsis... and then link the posts. Books get read in the order they are recieved... unless there is a special circumstance....I think it keeps eveyone happy and serves to give two chances for readers to become familiar with a book.

    I have found that readers often become confused with this set up. I have been thinking about how to remedy that... but have yet to think of a way. I hope that helps.

    So not sure yet how it reads.... I'm waiting for my ereader to come in February since its not a hard copy.

    I am really glad to see your comments. Thanks for stopping by.
    :)

    Suzy Witten said...

    Shellie, I'm also looking forward to reading your review. You have a wonderful style and approach here at Layers of Thought and I feel honored you are featuring THE AFFLICTED GIRLS. Reviewers and bloggers are the ones helping me get the word out to readers. If later you have questions, or want to do an interview, let me know. Thanks again! Suzy

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Suzy -
    Thanks for the comment and compliment. Please feel free to join the conversation and answer any questions.

    Looking forward to reading your book. :)

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