Thursday, February 15, 2018

Review: Realm FM by Tyrolin Puxty

Book Blurb:

Okay. Fine. Amy Holt swore on air. Surely that doesn’t make her an inept radio host. Either way, she’s desperate for work; and if she doesn’t find something soon, it’s back to Australia.

When the job of her dreamish nightmares presents itself, Amy jumps at the opportunity, surprised to hear that the station is built on a wormhole, opening it up to infinite realms.

Interviewing Bigfoot and her doppelganger aren’t that problematic. Working for her sister’s ex-boyfriend though, is a whole other matter. He’s ridiculously charismatic. And good looking. Poor bugger is missing a six-pack, though.

Suddenly, travelling through an apocalyptic wasteland and mollifying racist Bigfeet doesn’t seem so hard.

Trying to avoid Ryan’s charm, though? Yeah, that wasn’t in the job description.

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My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Another-World, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy--

After Amy cursed on live air, her chances of getting another job on the radio are almost nonexistent- meaning she may have to give up on her dream and move back to Australia. But a phone call to her sister's ex who also works in radio gives her one last chance to prove that she is meant to be a radio personality. When Amy finds herself at a shack in the middle of nowhere, she second guesses her choices. But she figures she will give it a shot- and ends up experiencing the biggest adventure of her life.

When I read the synopsis for this story, I was so excited to get my hands on the book. The concept is so cool, a radio station that is built on a wormhole between the realms- I really didn't even need to know anything else, that was enough to pique my interest. This is a pretty short read at only 160 pages as per my ereader, yet the author was able to create so many worlds and creatures- you may run into Bigfoot (but don't call him that, it's racist!), or see an alien abduct a cow, meet volcano people, but watch out for the zombie apocalypse. The mix of all the characters, genres and worlds came together in such a quirky way that I could not help but be enchanted by what I read.

This was as much a fantasy adventure as it was a romance book. The romance was not the main focus of the book, but it did run the course of the plot playing as important a role in the Amy's motivation as being a radio DJ was. As a side note, I was not a fan of who she picked as her love interest (don't get me wrong, he was a nice guy) since it was her sister's ex- there is a code that you don't date friends/sisters ex boyfriends, it just leads to a new level of awkwardness.

The story wrapped up nicely so this could be a standalone book, but it does set up for more realm traveling adventures if Amy does choose so. I found this to be a very quick, fun read- a perfect escapism read that I highly recommend.

I am voluntarily reviewing an advance, complimentary copy of this book.

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