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The Teddy Bear Chronicles Vol. I: Saved In Paris!
Author: Donnalyn Vojta
Paperback: 306 pages
Release Date: August 21, 2017
In this first volume of the suspense series, a young educated Chicago woman, Kelly Donovan, must escape from her luxurious home to get away from her sociopathic boyfriend, Mark Flannery, before he takes her to a woodsy cabin for a little “anniversary get-way.” She must plot, lie, and pretend to be happy before she can flee her relationship and her own home, alive. Unforeseen obstacles hinder her efforts, and Kelly’s family and friends, strangers to one other, must perfectly work together to help her live a life free from threat. The diverse group includes an insecure drama teacher, a brilliant pharmaceutical engineer, and an international businesswoman with a secret that comes in very handy at one critical point.
This story is uniquely narrated by teddy bears, which, notwithstanding their immobility, have interesting thoughts and perspectives on the shocking events and intriguing relationships which form before their plastic eyes. These quirky bears also get a healthy dose of an entertaining blooming romance when Kelly’s plight takes everyone overseas to Paris. While in France, more scheming, racing to stay steps ahead of Mark, and even physical violence ensue – violence which does not always involve a damsel in distress. Once the plot’s feverish pace decelerates, the group starts to feel some hope, but is the race really over? The genre-mixing mind-bending narration style makes this novel a sensational ride. before his little plastic eyes, you know you are reading new, exciting, and off-beat fiction! This is not a children’s book!
“5/5 stars! Whoa. So, this book hit me a lot harder than I thought. Rather than being told from the person being abused, it is told by teddy bears (I’m serious). It was so different that it made me NOT want to put it down. I loved it. I read it in one night!
I’m not one for suspenseful books. I never have been. This book is that good…every chapter kept me going. I can’t wait to read more books from Donnalyn Vojta! I couldn’t believe this was her first book. She wrote like a pro. It takes a very talented writer to write a book so different from the norm and have it have such an amazing outcome.”
– Britta Neal, Author, “The Alvirea Chronicles”
“I received the ARC for this book from the author for an honest review, as always. I was really curious about the plot and the way this story is written because I have not heard about any book that is similar to this one in description. Plus, it is narrated by teddy bears, so I definitely to read that. It was such an interesting read with a different approach to writing. It is a writing style I haven´t seen until this book, but I did like it…you wont be disappointed.
The story itself was interesting and full of suspense, and if I didn´t have to work my regular job, I would have read this book in one night…it is definitely a page turner! It will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is also a plus…to see all of the emotions of the characters and the way their stories unfold. I loved…that there are a few funny parts that sort of take the edge of all the suspense in the novel, but in a good way.
So if you like to read something different, with a unique feel, but you are into thrillers and suspense novels, this is a book for you! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. 5/5 stars!”
– Ivana Užarević, Bookworms Confessions
“Okay first I want to start out by saying that this is a very interesting book and by the end, I loved it. The concept of this book is something I have never seen before. Having multiple people and multiple narrators makes for a very interesting story line. Now this is a suspense novel, and having teddy bears narrate the book adds a bit of mystery that I didn’t expect. It also takes some of the edge off. Which I liked. I do suggest reading this book because it’s unlike any book on the market right now.”
4/5 stars” – Book Nerds United
Author Profile: Donnalyn Vojta
After 44 years on this Earth, the one constant, in terms of my strengths, is writing. From college to law school to legal writing to lesson planning, and now fiction writing, it is my favorite and strongest skill. I have a B.A. in Philosophy, including a minor in Literature. I also have a J.D. When I am not writing, I am working as an Academic Private Tutor in all subjects related to English. I love stories that put me on edge, surprise me, scare me, make me laugh, and make me cry both tears of pain and tears of joy. I want all of it in one book or movie! Finally, I want to truly fall for the characters and want them and their experiences to leave me wanting more, more, more! I will start working on the second volume soon. I believe that the unexpected narrators of my series are what will set my novels apart from others suspense thrillers. I am already into the writing of a paranormal thriller!