Monday, April 16, 2012

Veiled Virtues by Jan Fischer Wade

When Paige Stewart left America to house-sit in England, her only thoughts were to get away from her controlling mother and to have fun. Little did she know that her working holiday would turn into a battle between good and evil, or that she would be the epicenter of that battle. She certainly didn’t expect to be swept off her feet by a modern-day English knight. But when blood appeared on her keyboard and she discovered her childhood scars bleeding, her holiday took a turn for the eerie and dangerous, and when she ventured into the metaphysical shop run by Nathaniel Brightmore, she found much more than tarot cards and crystals.

This book is listed as a Young Adult title, but it has enough suspense to engage the adult mystery reader, as well.  The only problem I had with it is that it left me with unanswered questions.  Fortunately, it’s part of a series, but now I have to wait for the next books to come out to find out what the secret meeting room and laboratory in her grandfather’s home were for.  Why does the dark Brotherhood of Cerberus think they’re “entitled” to Paige?  Why did her mother move to America and claim her own father was dead?  I greatly enjoyed this book and now I have to buy the next one to continue Paige’s story.

Length:  227 Pages

Price:  $5.95

You’ll notice I always include the publisher’s buy link.  That’s because authors usually receive 40% of the book price from the publisher.  Editors and cover artists usually receive about 5%.  When you buy a book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or another third-party vendor, they take a hefty cut and the author, editors and cover artists receive their cuts from what is left.  So, if a book costs $5.99 at E-Book and you buy from there, the author will receive about $2.40.  If you buy the book at Amazon, the author will receive about $0.83.

Downloading the file from your computer to your Kindle is as easy as transferring any file from your computer to a USB flash drive.  Plug the USB end of your chord into a USB port on your computer and simply move the file from your “Downloads” box to your Kindle/Documents/Books directory.  I actually download my books using “Save As” to a “Books” file on my computer that’s sorted by my publisher, friends, and books “to review,” and then transfer them to my Kindle from there.  That way, if there’s a glitch with my Kindle, the books are on my computer.  Your author will be happy you did when he/she sees his/her royalty statement.


  1. Hi Rochelle! I can't believe I missed this when you posted it! Thank you so much for this wonderful review! I am frantically working on the sequel, and will give you an ARC if you would like. Thanks again!!! Jan

  2. Hi, Jan:

    I would have sent you notice, but my computer crashed and I lost your e-mail addy.

    I'd love your ARC. I have a brand new laptop and it's easier for me to read PDF's on it.