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The Watchtower (The Watchtower #1)

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His first day of work wasn't what Martin Cunningham expected. A sultry boss, a classy receptionist, the drama-queen foreigner, and a painfully shy techie who prefers hiding to human interaction, was the oddest group of characters he'd ever met. When an assassination attempt is made against his new boss, Martin comes face to face with the stuff of nightmares.

Now he and his...more
Kindle Edition, 90 pages
Published September 29th 2011
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Rachel
The Watchtower is written by Darke Conteur and is published through Smashwords and Amazon. This is a six chapter, 27,732 word paranormal novella.

Darke Conteur is a stay at home mum who is at the mercy of her muse writing anything from the paranormal to science fiction. Darke lives with her husband, son, two cats, one kitten and a ghost dog. She runs her own blog where she aids other writers to be heard posting interviews and news from the writing world, as well as updates on her own work and hob...more
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I am a BIG lover of the fantasy and paranormal world. I always love when authors manage to mix both worlds together in unique and fun ways. The Watchtower is a novel that fits both worlds. There were aspects of the book I enjoyed and aspects I believe could use some work.

The story opens right smack in the middle of intrigue and mysterious fantasy. As a reader, I was instantly drawn into the story through my eager curiosity. The characters come in...more
A.F.
I was pleasantly surprised reading The Watchtower by Darke Conteur. I expected a reasonably interesting fantasy novel, a short and quick, agreeable read. What I got was a highly crafted, delightfully intricate book, entangled in a dark and a fascinating fantasy world populated with captivating characters.

The book starts with the character of Martin Cunningham, who is looking for a job and getting a bit desperate. This job urgency is what brings him to Terin Global, a not-at-all typical place of...more
Annabell
I am a BIG lover of the fantasy and paranormal world. I always love when authors manage to mix both worlds together in unique and fun ways. The Watchtower is a novel that fits both worlds. There were aspects of the book I enjoyed and aspects I believe could use some work.


The story opens right smack in the middle of intrigue and mysterious fantasy. As a reader, I was instantly drawn into the story through my eager curiosity. The characters come into the story cloaked in magic and strong personali...more
Angela Dossett
Very unique characters and storyline!

This is about your average guy who applies for a job at a well established company. He thinks it is an interview, but he has the job as a Public Relations for the company. The story begins and ends with his first day on the job. He has to overcome many unusual obstacles and mythical/magical/supernatural creatures. This book definitely grabs your interest. I will be getting the next book in series to find out what happens next. I love this book and the concept...more
M. Pax
The author piqued my curiosity in chapter one, then created an intriguing world with very interesting characters.
Marlene
This book is an exciting twist on the "good vs. evil" trope. The bad guys are awesomely evil, and the good guys are heart-warmingly good, but a word of advice: don't turn your back on them.

I hope you can tell I loved the characters. I'm glad this is a new series, because I really look forward to getting to know them better. There's Martin, our hero, who finds himself in over his head in a paranormal world he never knew existed. There's a druid and a time traveler, and a psychic. Oh, and if you'...more
April Brown
What ages would I recommend it too? – Twelve and up.

Length? – A short evening read.

Characters? – Memorable, several characters.

Setting? – Fantasy, alternate dimensions.

Written approximately? – 2010.

Does the story leave questions in the readers mind? – Ready to read more.

Any issues the author (or a more recent publisher) should cover? No.

Short storyline: Martin, an average unemployed person needs a job. The job he lands in, shows him how to see what most people pass by, unable to recognize what...more
Joe Kenogbon

I really enjoyed reading this book. Great story. I was hooked right from the beginning, I couldn't put it down. Kept wanting more. I also liked the author's style. I highly recommend you download your copy of this book and enjoy a good read.
gnosticpomegranate
Short, fast-paced paranormal about a guy having the world's most interesting first day at a new job.

Somewhat skimpy on character development but excellent descriptions and world-building.
Jean Oram
A fun urban fantasy. Or is it paranormal?

Martin is a 'normal' dude desperate for work and ends up working for some very strange folks. Still reeling from his lack of interview he discovers that these strange folks aren't exactly 'normal' humans. And maybe not even human. And that his job as public relations manager might involve some very fast thinking, a few tales, and suspending all sorts of disbelief.

Quickly pulled into an adventure that opens his eyes to the underworld--quite literally--he h...more
Rebecca
Written nicely enough, but it doesn't feel like a stand-alone story, more like a prequel to a proper novel that will follow. So I was a bit disappointed as it did sound quite promising, but doesn't really deliver.
Krystol
If I could give this zero stars I would. It was short but the writing was terrible, the story was rushed and left you feeling like wtf just happened. I'll never recommend this book.
P.A.
This could have had a better rating if it was actually a novel. With some more work on character development this could be a good novel.
Connie Taylor
This was a very strange book from the beginning. Not my cup of tea and wouldn't read it again.
Nykki
Slow start, really picks up. Looking forward to reading the sequel
Sarah
Again with the meh. Couldn't get into it.
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