Friday, July 4, 2014

Feature Friday: Review of The Motel Room by Alyssa Cooper

Happy 4th of July to my American readers! Today, I am celebrating my freedom to stay in bed and read. I finished up The Motel Room by Alyssa Cooper, and I still have chills. Alyssa Cooper is by far one of the most talented authors I've come across. Her ability to use setting to enhance the characters' emotions, the way she tells the story, the build of the stories... There's nothing that she doesn't pull off without excellence. The Motel Room is no exception.
The Motel Room is a new take on the classic ghost story, telling the tale of a haunted motel room from the perspective of the haunter, rather than the haunted.

Since his death, our Narrator has been trapped in a motel room, watching the comings and goings of his nightly guests. The strangers never stay more than a night or two, and they never pay him any mind. Then one morning, a maid turns her head and the two lock eyes - the first time he has been seen since his death. Only then does he begin to discover the true power behind his ghostly form.

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A lifelong lover of literature, Alyssa Cooper was first published at the age of eighteen. Her passion for the written word started early, and as a child she would carry her mother's novels as part of her wardrobe. She has dedicated her life to developing her voice and pushing the limits of her craft. She is the author of three traditionally published books, Salvation, Benjamin, and Cold Breath of Life. The Motel Room and Whispering Peak are her first foray into independent publishing. She currently resides in Belleville, Ontario, where she lives with her typewriters and a personal library.

Five out of Five Stargates: Out of this world!
The Motel Room by Alyssa Cooper
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A hauntingly beautiful ghost story that continues to move you in different ways. Your heart soars for the narrator as he recounts his love story and the moments he has seen her, and then it breaks for the way he feels in the time in between. His sadness is almost poetic and has an ebb and flow to it that is wonderfully crafted by the author.

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