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.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
ika Flagler didn’t give a damn about the old, musty building she was saving from the wrecking ball. All she knew was that being the event committee chairperson of the Restoring Savanna Foundation gave her a platform that placed her front and center in the old money circles that mattered to her most.
As the remaining heir to the fortune created by Henry Morrison Flagler—John D. Rockefeller’s lesser-known partner and co-founder of Standard Oil—Mika’s money was not only old, but she also had enough of it to make people sit up and take notice. $230 million worth, to be precise.
But who was counting?
Actually, she was.
Mika was tired of the letter M, as in million, having set her sights on the much prettier letter—B, as in billion.
That’s where Koda Mulvaney came in.
She thought she had Koda reeled in. Then, two days after graduation from Syracuse, he’d run off to sew his wild oats.
That was nineteen months and twenty-three days ago, and Mika was tired of waiting.
There was a dog barking in the hallway. Mika looked at her watch and smiled. Attention to detail combined with rigid planning had put her a full six minutes ahead of schedule.
Even though she knew it wasn’t necessary, Mika took one last look in the mirror.
She opened the door and found her assistant standing there, leash in hand, as expected.
“Someone called the office and…”
Mika ignored him and placed her attention solely on the dog—a half-Great Dane, half-Newfoundland mix-breed—that stood six feet four on his hind legs and weighed in at 245 pounds.
His name was Tiny.
“There’s my baby!” Mika said in playful, baby-talk voice. “Did you have a nice day at the doggy day spa?”
“I’m not sure if we can take him there again,” the assistant said. “He started humping a miniature poodle and some of the regular customers complained that he frightened them.”
“Did you hump a poodle?” Mika said to the dog. “Did you? Did you? What a good boy you are!”
Mika took the leash from the assistant.
“How do I look?” she asked.
“Wow! You look really…”
There was no need for the assistant to finish the sentence—Mika was already halfway down the hall.
Initially I was a bit lost as to what to write in my review. This story was unlike any I have read before.This is book 1 of a series that will be told over a course of nine books consisting of three episodes each.The episodes are not self-contained; as such to understand the course of events they must be read in order. Embedded in each episode are twists, turns and surprises that will compel you to keep turning the pages as you are eager to uncover the mysteries of Onyx Webb.
When I was asked to review this title I was on the verge of refusing because I felt that this would not be for me.However, when I reached the last sentence of the blurb I was intrigued and I decided right then and there that I would give this book a chance.I am so very glad I did. The story was riveting and difficult to put down.
Onyx Webb is a unique mixture of history, mystery, suspense and the paranormal. The story spans more than one time period and features an eclectic mix of characters.The story moves forward and backward in time.Some readers may find this disconcerting; however the way in which the authors present the shifts between times did not in any way cause confusion.
The story features three main characters from different time periods, the 1900’s, 1970’s and 2000.At first I thought to myself what do these characters and the periods have in common, however as I progressed through the story the connections slowly became clear.The characters were well developed and I was able to connect with each of them.
The authors’ writing style was descriptive which made it easy to see the events through the eyes of each of the characters.The story was well paced and it’s evident that quite amount of research went into preparing this story.The historical events were spot on and it aided in the enhancement of the story.
This installment has whetted my appetite for more. I can’t wait to get my hands on the remaining books as I am eager to know how the story will play out.If you are looking for a story that’s unique and exciting that’s filled with history, suspense, mystery and have a touch of the paranormal then Onyx Webb is just the book for you.
4 Addictive Stars
About Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton:
Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz are best known as the authors of the #1 Amazon Sales & Selling book, Go for No! They are professional speakers who travel internationally speaking to audiences about how to overcome fear of failure and rejection. Although they have written several business books over the last fifteen years, Onyx Webb is their first fictional series.
They are married and manage to write to together while staying happily married, a fact they are very proud of. Richard and Andrea live in Central Florida along with their cat, Courage.
Nadene is an avid reader. A family friend introduced her to the fantastic world of reading with a gifted copy of Wuthering Heights. Her love of books have thought her a lot through out the years. She loves the experiences she gained through the pages of the books shehad the opportunity to read. She is never without a book and will read just about anything as long the material is compelling enough to hold her attention. She created this blog to share her love of books with like minded individuals and she hopes that in sharing her reviews visitors to the blog will discover their next addictive read. When she is not reading, she enjoys cooking, listening to music and watching television.
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