More About the Author
Christine M. Butler was born into the life of a U.S. military brat in Dec. 1975. She has been a soldier, a prison guard, wife, mother, adult store manager, and an editorial assistant for a local newspaper. All of it has been fodder for her creative mind.
She currently resides in South Carolina, USA with her children and a very wild lion-head rabbit named Mr. Fuzzy Bumpkins.
Christine and her writing partner, Jennifer Oliver, currently have their first book, Birthrights, available for purchase on Amazon. The second book in The Awakening Trilogy, Revelations, is due out in Sept. 2011. Visit www.moonlitdreams.org for more information and reviews of other great books.
Review highlights for Birthrights from Amazon's US Store:
5 star review from author, J.A. Paul:
"In Birthrights you will find Vampires, Lycans, Werecreatures, Witches, Fae's and the like, co-existing in a parallel world to that of us mere human's.
In the beginning something goes terribly wrong (no spoilers here) and Caislyn sets out determined to find her missing parents. The family lawyer and others believe them dead, but Casilyn refuses to believe it. In her quest to find them she joins forces with Jax, a very strong individual who is just beginning to learn what she is fully capable of.
The two main characters in this story come across as being very relatable to the reader. As I read along, I found myself nodding my head as the character's mannerisms and quirks felt real. I know someone like that...
I also felt as though I was fighting and struggling right alongside the two main characters. Oh, and there's that troublesome, meddlesome vampire who... well I don't want to give anything away.
All in all, I found this book to be an entertaining read which left me wanting more."
5 Star Review from Author, Patria Dunn Rowe:
Don't you hate when you get to the end of a book, and you are so into it, that you find yourself checking to make sure there are no more pages to read!? This is what happened to me at the end of Birthrights. The extreme detail, and the vivid description of each character and creature ranging from Feys to Lycans to Weres to Vamps, and last but certainly not least in this story -Witches-, left me feeling like that author is indeed a witch herself -living among us in our human world-. How else could she have written so specifically about the many different powers that each of the character had, their way of life and the story behind it? *Shaking my head in awe*
In my mind, I was living the story with the two main characters -Caislyn and Jaxon-. I laughed with them through their discoveries, and my heart went out to them at their human like need to search for answers to what had happened to the both of them that brought them to the point in the book. By the end, I found my self wishing that the second book in this trilogy was already out so that I keep on reading. I want more! More answers, more story, more Witches!
With so many books out here today focusing on the Vampire world, I was pleasantly surprised to see how the author -Christine Butler- incorporated `Vamps' in such a way that they played more of a background role throughout. I, personally have never fallen in love with a Witch story like I did this one, and it has really opened my mind to wanting to check out more book like this.
I can only imagine what Caislyn and Jaxon have waiting for them in book 2 of the Awakening trilogy, and I'm anxiously waiting for its release in September 2011!