Shawna Romkey grew up in around farms in the heart of Missouri but went to the University of Kansas, was raised in the US but now lives on the ocean in Nova Scotia with her husband, two sons and two rescue dogs, one of which is an overgrown puppy from hell. She's a non-conformist who follows her heart.
She has her BA in creative writing from the University of Kansas where one of her plays was chosen by her creative writing professor to be produced locally, and two of her short stories were published in a university creative arts handbook. She earned her MA in English from Central Missouri State University where she wrote a novel as her thesis.
She's taught English at the university and secondary levels for close to twenty years and can't quite fathom how all of her students have grown up, yet she's managed to stay the same. She's a huge geek and fan of Xena, Buffy and all kick ass women, and loves to write stories that have strong female characters.
What can one say on a book that captivates them from the first words, to the end of the epilogue?
Shawna Romkey shines!!
Meet Lily, just a normal run of the day 17 yr old and her friends Mike and Julie. Out to a party they go on a rainy night only to have their lives snapped from them. Lily survives, how she does not know or why. All she knows is that life as she knew it is over. She retreats into herself, then deciding to run from her tragedy, her pain and goes to the big city to be with her dad, leaving behind mom and her loyal dog.
In comes the new crowd, different and she justcan't put her fingers on it. She feels something, but what? Her mind playing tricks on her leads her to think of her friend Mike. Oh how she missed him and their friend Julie.
Speak of the Devil is a book that will stirs up every emotion possible, as you turn the pages.
Mo and Luc vie for the honor of saving Lily. But save her from what?
Speak of the Devil will leave you wanting for more.
Book rating: 5 stars
**i was provided an ARC of this book for a honest review.**
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