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Influence of Love (Influence Shorts #1)

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A short love story about the angels and devils that sit on our shoulders and whisper in our ears.

Kale is part of the darkness that seeks to corrupt mortals and Ariel is part of the light at the end of the tunnel. They are at odds; their duty to tip the scales in their favor. But sometimes, there’s more to duty than what you know. Sometimes, there’s a greater purpose. And s
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ebook, 13 pages
Published (first published November 14th 2011)
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John
Oct 07, 2012 John rated it liked it
In one word: cute. I love the concept of taking the angel-and-devil characters seen in old cartoons, putting them on someone's shoulder, and then seeing what would really happen. I think it needed more room to develop the romance entirely - more interaction between the characters, mainly - but overall it was an enjoyable read. My main issue was that the story ended around the 50% mark of the Kindle version, the other half being taken up by a book excerpt. That annoyed me to some degree, even tho ...more
M.B. Mulhall
Oct 09, 2011 M.B. Mulhall rated it really liked it
An enjoyable short about an unusual topic. Well, not that love is unusual, but the types of characters are. I'd love to see this expanded into something longer someday. Maybe some human will have the power to notice them and will flick Kale off their shoulder when he tries to make them get fat by eating nothing by junk food! :D
Crystal Gray
Jul 08, 2015 Crystal Gray rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure what I just read

I honestly don't know why I read this. Only good thing about it is that it was short. Don't bother.
Mitsy
Sep 25, 2012 Mitsy rated it it was amazing
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Love it! Influence Of Love is so sweet and different! Two Influencers, one angel and one demon, develop feelings for each other! How unusual! I would definitely read more.
Jessica Cheramie
Jul 06, 2012 Jessica Cheramie rated it liked it
Really would give this a 3.5 rating.
Such a great idea. I've never read anything like it before. Being a short story, I felt like I was able to get to know Kale and Ariel. How creative to write a story about the devil and the angel that sit on our shoulders! Then, to top it off, forbidden love between them. Gotta love forbidden love.

Short stories are tricky to write. I think a short story about love is even trickier. While the characters were well written, the plot was a little confusing. Suspens
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Christine Rains
Aug 23, 2016 Christine Rains rated it really liked it
Ariel sits on James' left shoulder with a grand seriousness about her job as an angelic influencer. Kale sits on the right shoulder with a glint of mischief in his grin. They're opposites in every way, but there's something that draws them together.

What an amazingly fun and cute short story. I love the idea of what the little angels and devils on our shoulders who whisper into our ears are thinking, and how they relate to one another. I'd really like to see more in this series. Hint, hint!
Jen (at last!)
Dec 20, 2011 Jen (at last!) rated it did not like it
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While a cute premise, I found the writing VERY choppy. I had to go back and read parts over again because the author would switch things without letting the reader know why. I found myself asking, "wait, when did that happen?" and then I would realize that the author just skipped it. Weird. Like I said, cute premise, but still needs lots of work.
Filipa
Interesting concept and truly original but it needed much more development. The romance was cute although - yes, you guessed it - very short.
Aimee
Sep 19, 2012 Aimee rated it it was ok
short story, interesting premise, kinda sweet. it wasn't long enough for me to feel invested in either character. perhaps i should stick to longer stories.
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Patricia Lynne never set out to become a writer, and in fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn't regretted a moment. She writes New Adult under the name Patricia Josephine.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will r
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