[Review] Blackness Takes Over by Norma Jeanne Karlsson

Blackness Takes Over Book Cover Blackness Takes Over
The Blackness 1
Norma Jeanne Karlsson
It's Publishing
2nd Jan 2014

Shannon Kelly’s life has been anything but typical. Her life has been altered viciously at the hands of others twice. However horrible they have been, it’s these changes that have given her a family and career…now possibly love. The last thirteen years she has been supported and loved by her protector, her entertainer, and her comforter, but never a lover. When Dylan Kellerman enters Shannon’s life he changes its course in more ways than one. He gives her hope and promise of a future she was convinced wasn’t attainable. Just as she begins to believe she has finally turned her life into something she can build a future on…blackness takes over.

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Wow! This book sucked me right in from the start and I was not really sure what to expect from this as, as usual I don’t read the synopsis as I much prefer to go in blind.

This book took me but surprise, I was sucked into Shannons world and the graphic scenes were so well described that I was almost real. She is such a strong female character, that it makes a refreshing change to the usual leads I normally read. She lives with her best guy friends from Uni and the are all one huge, big happy family – they all look for her, and the evidence of that is shown throughout the book.

When Kel enters her life I have to say I thought the whole relationship moved a little too fast over such a short timescale, but it was workable..just.
Something doesn’t sit right with me with regards to him… But lets see in book 2

and omg the cliffhanger!!

Book 2 awaits….

If I could give this a 6 I would – but an impressive 5 stars will have to suffice 🙂



About the Author:

Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Norma Jeanne recently found herself relocating to the United Kingdom. Now living in Belfast, she took hold of the opportunity to kick the 9-5 job for a chance to become an author. The best part: working from her home office, she gets to spend more time with her cast of crazy characters (written and real).

In her free time Norma Jeanne is a voracious reader and consumes books as readily as meals. She is a people watcher by nature and uses her experiences in life, observed or otherwise, to build the worlds and characters that thrive in her books. A believer in the strength of the human spirit, Norma Jeanne writes the stories of people that persevere when all appears to be lost.


I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

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