Magenta ShamanMagenta Shaman by Lily Childs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Breathless… that’s what I am, after reading Magenta Shaman. And, it’s not because I literally ‘tore’ through the story. Once I started reading, I could NOT put this down! I don’t have a Kindle yet, so I download to the Kindle for PC app. I was reading this on my desktop computer the other night, and if the power had chosen that particular time to go out… my ‘cries’ would have been heard all the way to Eastbourne! (I live on the West Coast of the United States.)

Urban fantasy/horror is a genre I have not read a lot of, especially the last several years. Not because I lost interest… but, because I found new interests. After reading Magenta Shaman, I am asking myself what was so bloody important to leave behind stories like this!

Lily’s dark tale… you were right, Lily. It IS a love story… leaves a delicious ‘taste’, and a hunger for more! What absolutely wonderful, dark imagery her words conjure… I can almost feel the Billowat’s fetid, rotting breath on me. From the opening paragraph, my heart rate doubled… if I had been reading a paper book version, I would have left sweaty fingerprints throughout.

Oh… I was right about one thing, Lily. Even with a night light, I tossed and turned all night!

Somehow… “Thank you” seems a bit inadequate!

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About VeronicaThePajamaThief

Bio: Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw Born in Lisboa, Portugal to parents of Portuguese/Russian descent, Veronica Marie and her wife, Christina Anne, call the Pacific Northwest home, where the couple are “still very much on honeymoon!” When not teaching and finishing her own studies for a Masters in Sociology, Veronica writes fiction, primarily noir - "I love dark!". Her long fascination with noir fiction prompted Veronica to try her own hand at writing fiction several years ago. She has been published in Pulp Metal Magazine, The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology, the horror anthology 100 Horrors, from Cruentus Libri Press, Nightfalls: an End of the World anthology, Drunk On The Moon 2: A Roman Dalton anthology and Gloves Off: Near To the Knuckle's debut anthology. Veronica has also appeared in the inaugural issue of Literary Orphans magazine and her horror/urban fantasy short story SOUL TAKER was recently chosen for inclusion in Lily Childs' february femmes fatales, an urban fantasy/horror anthology. Veronica counts among her mentors - Carole A Parker, Lily Childs, Paul D Brazill, Richard Godwin, Joyce Juzwik and Vicki Abelson. She is currently working on the third draft of her first novel – a memoir – as well the second draft of her first fiction novel, a fantasy novel and the publication of a collection of her flash fiction and short stories. Lily's The Feardom and Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write Facebook writing group have both been a tremendous source of support and inspiration for Veronica. Veronica’s writings can be found at and, and
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  1. Lily Childs says:

    Thank you so much for enjoying Magenta Shaman, Veronica Marie, and for the 5* review. Episode two – coming soon!


  2. YAY!! I can’t wait! 🙂

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