Follow Me Boy by Delilah S. Dawson Review and Giveaway!

 

Today I am sharing my thoughts about FOLLOW ME BOY by Delilah S. Dawson. After you check out my review, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway so you can win your own copy of this cool novella! Later today I will be making a post about some of the excitement that has been going on for Delilah this week, including 2 cover reveals, and tomorrow I will post yet ANOTHER  cover reveal for her YA book, SERVANTS OF THE STORM, which will be available next summer. So be sure to check back with me later today and tomorrow!

 

!!Book Review!!

 

 

 

Follow me Boy

  By Delilah S. Dawson

 

 

follow me boy

An old street woman gives Alyssa Myles, Jack Boniface’s friend (and Shadowman’s abettor!) a vial of perfume called Follow Me Boy. Alyssa brings the mysterious potion with her to the museum for dinner with Jack. Opening the vial she falls into a trance-like state and is drawn by an uncontrollable force to a plantation sunk in the steamy, fetid swamps outside New Orleans. Jack has no choice but to do as the perfume orders, following Alyssa into a nightmare world complete with powerful Voodoo curses and itchy-fingered Brethren gunmen. While chasing Alyssa down, Jack calls Dox, who warns him not to get into any trouble until night falls and he can become Shadowman. But it’s too late for that now and an entirely human and vulnerable Jack Boniface must face his darkest hour alone, before dragging Alyssa into the Deadside where Shadowman and his stricken friend are forced to confront and conquer their greatest fear – the dark, turbulent seas of their mysterious, unresolved past.

 

Delilah S. Dawson’s Follow Me Boy is another harrowing installment inspired by the acclaimed Shadowman series.

 

 

 

My Review

4.5 stars

 

     I can’t say I’ve ever read a book based on a comic before. It’s not anything intentional. I like comics; I just never really thought to look for books about them. When I heard that Delilah S. Dawson was coming out with a novella based on the Shadowman comic, I just knew it was something I would be interested in.

      I’ve never read Shadowman. I’ve heard of it, but never actually read it. Now I am really considering it. At no point did I ever feel lost for not having read Shadowman. There are references that I probably would have understood better if I had, but overall, the story was clear and I was still able to understand what was going on with the characters and their personalities based on the clues in the story. If anything, this story gave me just enough information to make me more interested and want to look further into the Shadowman comic to find out exactly what is going on with him!

       In Follow Me Boy, Alyssa is placed under a Follow Me Boy Voodoo spell and finds herself being possessed by a body snatching swamp witch who wants to live forever, and by jumping bodies is able to do just that. Once her old body wears out, she just finds a new one to take over. Apparently she’s been doing this for quite a while, and Alyssa’s body seems to have caught her eye. Luckily Jack has been able to take his Shadowman form just in time and pulls the body snatcher through to the Deadside where he has a better chance of being successful in his mission. With the help of Jaunty, a spirit type being called a loa who appears as a hat wearing capuchin monkey, he must follow the skin suit wearing old lady through the Deadside to find a way to release Alyssa. There are some pretty nasty surprises along the way revealing some haunting incidents from both Alyssa and Jack’s pasts. In the end we learn the truth behind what the old lady really is and what exactly Jack must do to free Alyssa from a future of being trapped within her own body as nothing more than a spectator.

     I really enjoyed Follow Me Boy. I can’t really think of anything bad to say about it. I thought the length was perfect. I don’t’ think it would have had the same impact as a full length story. It has some underlying “messages” that are good things for people to be reminded of in the way they treat one another, but the messages aren’t pushy or in big bold letters screaming DO THIS NOW! They are subtle, which, in my opinion, is the way they should be. When done this way, the person gets the message and learns something without realizing they even did so.

       I would (and have) recommend this story to pretty much anyone. It’s not a romantic story, but we are introduced to the idea of a future romance between Alyssa and Jack. Many times, the books I read tend to have more romance in them then most guys would be comfortable with. This book was not like that. It gave just a hint of something for the future, but nothing that I think would make a guy cringe. So I can recommend this story to guys as well, which is a nice change haha. There is a suggestion of something that is not necessarily appropriate for the younger audiences, but it isn’t something that is vulgarly worded or overly detailed, so just be aware of that before you hand this story to your teenager.

 

 

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All About Delilah    Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson is a native of Roswell, Georgia and the author of the paranormal romance Blud series for Pocket, including The Mysterious Madam Morpho and Wicked as She Wants (Blud) and two e-novellas, The Mysterious Madam Morpho and The Peculiar Pets of Miss Pleasance.  Her short story THE THREE LIVES OF LYDIA  will be in Gallery’s CARNIEPUNK anthology in July 2013. Her first YA, a creepy paranormal called SERVANTS OF THE STORM will be available in 2014 from Simon Pulse. RT Book Reviews has called her “a wonderfully fresh new voice!” and “on the fast track to the top of the genre!” and awarded WICKED AS SHE WANTS the May Seal of Excellence.

Delilah is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Georgia Romance Writers and is Associate Editor at www.CoolMomPicks.com and www.coolmomtech.com.

 She’s a geek of all trades, a synesthete, and the sort of person who saw Spawn in the theater and made other people angry by laughing. Find her online at www.delilahsdawson.com. Bring cupcakes.

 

 

 

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