Fade to Black by M. Stratton 5 Fang Review!!

Last week, Andi and I reached out to some authors we know and asked them if they would like to participate in our big giveaway celebrating Andi’s birthday, Halloween, and Andi’s official welcome to join me here of FFT. I think we got a great group of authors who have been amazing about helping out and offering  up some awesome prizes for our readers.


As a way to say thank you to the authors who have been so willing to participate, we have decided to do a couple of feature posts, each one focusing on one of the participating authors and their books. I’m hoping that it gives you all an extra reason to be sure to get your entries in, by making you more familiar with the authors.


Friday, I featured two of our authors who had new releases on Friday. Claire C. Riley released Odium Origins 2 and Tawdra Kandle released Death Fricassee. Be sure to check them out if you haven’t already and make sure you get your entries in for our massive giveway! 



Fade to Black

By: M. Stratton
Genres: Fiction, Thriller
Pages: 167
Publisher: Self Published
Published on: October 10, 2014
Fade to Black by M. Stratton 5 Fang Review!!

Devlin Cross was Hollywood's hottest stars. He had the pick of the scripts and the pick of the women. While on break from filming his current movie he takes a drive through the countryside and stops at a local art gallery. There the owner isn't star struck by having him in her shop.

Lily Walters is a single mother who wants nothing to do with men. Her goal in life is to raise her son to the best of her ability and give him the stable home life she never had. With her failed marriage behind her the last thing on her radar is a relationship, especially one with a famous movie star.

Not every break up is mutual. Some ex's never let go. Some will do whatever it takes to have that person back in their lives. Dead... or alive...

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Also by this author: Caught in the Storm, After the Storm, Caught in the Storm

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Melanie’s Review

of Fade to Black by M. Stratton


Fade to Black is not for the faint of heart. I swear by all that is holy, no one, and I mean NO ONE can write crazy like Michele Stratton can write crazy. When I say crazy, I mean so crazy that the term “cray-cray” just isn’t enough. It needs an extra “cray” or two.


I really loved Fade to Black. I think it is Michele’s best work to date and I can tell from reading her work in the past that she is continuing to grow and learn in the writing world very quickly. Before reading Fade to Black, Eye of the Storm was my favorite of her books. Eye of the Storm is part of her Storm Series. I thought the psycho she wrote about in that series was intense. She takes it to an even higher level of insanity with Fade to Black. To the point where not only can I not even IMAGINE what else she has in her head, I’m not sure I WANT to! I can be quite a twisted bitch at times, so that’s saying a lot.


M. Stratton is very creative in her villains. These people are very sick in the head. I seriously hope I never meet anyone like her villains in the future. They make some of the worst serial killers we have seen in the news seem like amateurs, but she does it in a way that you would never see it coming. Her characters are the kind of people that you could see every day, interact with on a regular basis, and NEVER suspect they have such dark insides. It reminds me that anyone can be evil and hide it behind a smile or a pretty face, and you would never see it coming. In some books, it feels as though the author has the characters do certain things just for shock value. Michele’s books don’t feel like that. They feel more like it’s only giving you a glimpse of what this character is capable. Given the opportunity, these people could do so much worse, though you can’t imagine how.


Fade to Black is well written, creative, and fun to read. I enjoyed every twisted minute! I read it even quicker than I normally read books because I just couldn’t put it down. I seriously wanted to know what was going to happen next and I just couldn’t wait to find out.


If you have never read one of Michele’s books, Fade to Black is a great one to start with. I strongly recommend it to anyone who likes a good thriller with some pretty graphic violence that is written in a way that keeps it from being gratuitous. While there is romance, and the story does focus on it, there’s not an overwhelming amount of sex, and the romance doesn’t make you want to barf from sappyness.


If you are like me and enjoy the dark and twisted, pick up Fade to Black and give it a read. It’s totally worth it. Then message me and let me know what you think!


5 fangs



 If you like the sound of Fade to Black, check out some of Michele’s other books:





 The Storm Series




About M. Stratton

About the Author
M. Stratton is an International Amazon bestselling author in the romantic suspense and mystery suspense categories for her debut novel After the Storm. She is a self-proclaimed dork that loves to make people laugh and can trip over nothing. Her inner rock star is always on stage performing to a sold out crowd but is quiet and shy on the outside.

She lives with her husband and son in Arizona, which is a big difference from where she grew up north of Chicago Illinois. As an only child she learned to tell herself stories to make the long winters go by quicker while dreaming of summer vacations. Now as an adult she still makes up stories to pass the time, but now she writes them down to share with other people.

When not writing you can find M. watching football (Go Bears!), NASCAR, or classic movies, watching her husband and father restore classic cars, and seeing who can be sillier, her or her son, and of course reading.



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