Friday, June 12, 2015

Title: A Cold Hearted Phoenix: Dark Love Episode 1
Author: Isis Sousa
Series: A Cold Hearted Phoenix
Genre: Urban Gothic
Publisher: Tragic Books
Release Date: April 30 2015
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Illustrations: Characters and Ornaments Pencil Sketches


A Cold-Hearted Phoenix is a sweet-and-sour illustrated mini-series in three episodes. It is written in an experimental style, mixing screenwriting with prose. This book includes 40+ illustrations and a unique layout.

In this first episode: VIKKI, who is an authentic and successful graphic designer, breaks one of her most sacred rules: to never date a work colleague.

Let’s watch how VIKKI’s life turns to misery and she falls into the misadventures of a DARK LOVE.


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Meet the Author

Writing sucks. Period.

That’s why I am an artist; illustrator and graphic designer who writes in a hobby basis. Oh, wait… That’s not the “why”… I was born artist, and there is nothing I can do to change it. But with all the imagination I have running lose, there came some stories… And there came some books!

When I’m not doing artwork and illustration for authors and bands, I’m doing woodcarving, painting ornaments, painting artworks for myself, writing articles for IT’S ART MAG, collaborating with other artists and so on. Love Arts, History and Heavy Metal.

Oh, and summer is a bitch! Always. Anywhere in the world.

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My Review
*I receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

A Unique Experience!
A Cold-Hearted Phoenix is part novel and part screenplay with a dash of graphic novel thrown in for good measure.  This is a unique and beautiful book created by a true artist.  As a reader, I enjoyed the unique style and flow of this book and the way the author gives insights through giving us the thoughts of the main character are brilliant.  The stage direction sets the scene without emotional involvement which gives the reader a clear picture of the environment. The pencil sketches are beautiful and allow us to see this world through the artist's eyes. 
Centered around Vikki and her goth world, A Cold-Hearted Phoenix is a completely unique experience.  As an artistic person, I appreciated the creativity and originality that went into every aspect of this book.  If you are looking for something completely different and beautiful than this is the book for you.
Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Tragic Books | Isis Sousa said...

Dear Red, thank you for taking the time to read and review "A Cold-Hearted Phoenix" :) It was absolutely nice to read your thoughts about the work - yay! I'd like to thank the lovely ladies @ Dowie's Place Blog for being a tour host for my book! Many greetings and keep up with the great work! :D

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