Title: Falling Awake
Author: Kage Alan
Pages/Word Count: 84 pages
At a Glance: True romance, fantasy, and comfort food all packed into eighty-four pages makes for the perfect combination and a great story!
Reviewed By: Kathie
Blurb: Imagine waking up in a place you can’t remember, with a face you don’t recognize, and a name that may not be your own printed on a ticket in your back pocket. And of the five people you meet during the next few hours, four of them hold clues to your past, present, and two possible futures. The outcome of the encounter will determine your soul’s fate, and the only way out of the nightmare may be through falling awake.
Review: Taste, touch, smell, sound, and sight, the five senses. Falling Awake by Kage Alan is a story that allows the reader to experience all the senses along with the main character, Daniel David. And the last chapter, titled Rolling Meadows, Illinois, adds one more experience: feelings that smack you alongside the head. They hit you in the gut when Daniel whispers, “Light,” and Tam answers, “Heart,” and it just takes your breath away, wanting for more.
Falling Awake is a fast read. No, I take that back. It seems like a fast read, but I ended up reading it three times in a row just to make sure I caught every detail. I expected it to be snarky, so much so that when I went back and read it the second time, I went looking for the snark I was sure I missed. Why was I so sure there would be snark? Because Kage Alan writes a blog titled Kage Allen, Let the Bickering Begin. Just the title alone screams snark, don’t you think?
Where does Falling Awake fit into the M/M genre? It’s a true romance built over many lifetimes. It’s a paranormal fantasy story about the travelers Daniel encounters and the “voice” he hears in his head. It’s a story about comfort food and how that plays such a role in our lives, served by Martha—I would like to think that we all have had a Martha in our lives, knowing just what to get us to make us feel better.
True romance, fantasy, and comfort food all packed into eighty-four pages makes for the perfect combination and a great story!
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