My children's book 'The Old Man and the Toads' will
be available soon at Writer's Exchange
E-publishing The Old Man and the Toads is a story about a lonely
old man who makes the most unusual of friends--the toads in his
I was hooked from page one and had a hard time putting the
book down. Bonnie Mercure has succeeded in creating a bizarre,
creepy atmosphere and a chilling sense of foreboding from
beginning till end. The goodness of the protagonist serves
as a well-needed contrast to the evil that lurks behind every
page. This is not one of those horror stories filled with
blood-and-spatter scenes. The horror of it lies in its mood
and in the grotesque character of Little Mary, which I will
remember for weeks to come. I look forward to reading more
books from this talented writer.
Review by Mayra Calvani, author of DARK HUNGER from
for eBook Reviews Weekly
This is an interesting tale of magic learned in a faraway jungle and secrets
that add to the story when they are revealed. This one is well written and
doesn’t telegraph anything in advance. Kudos to Bonnie Mercure for a
job well done and another name to add to the list of those writers to watch for.
reviewed by Barry Hunter, for Baryon Online http://www.baryon-online.com
Filled with suspense and plenty of twists and turns, the
characters are outstanding, the settings well-described,
and the story line captivating and unique. The ending is entirely satisfying,
one of the best I've read in a long time, but getting there will
place readers on the edge of their seats. I highly recommend this
book and hope to see more from Ms. Mercure in the future.
Reviewed by E. L. Noel, award winning author of The
Threshing Floor http://www.isp101.com/~mikenoel/index.htm
Julie's strength of character, and her reaction to adversity, reminded
me of Bryce Courtenay's 'The Power of One'. The way the two youngsters are affected by abuse is absolutely lifelike. As a psychologist, and the survivor of trauma myself, I have recognized both Julie's resultant fighting spirit and the determination not to be bowed, and Jacob's inner defeat, with the outer signals of that defeat.
And, as in real life, the predators zero in on the victim of previous abuse. Reviewed by
Dr. Bob Rich http://bobswriting.com/
Works in progress
I am working on a dark fantasy novel titled Twilight Guardians
a story about a young girl and an old woman who share a bizarre
connection, which just might save the world from utter destruction.