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Concrete Angel

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Ethereal is more than her name it will become her state of mind. After a sudden loss Ethereal is given a choice in her afterlife. Choices are all it takes sometimes to find the forgiveness to move on. However the things we learn through our choices may lead to bigger and better things, both inside and out.
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Published (first published 2012)
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Bella
Sep 20, 2012 Bella rated it it was amazing
Well I want to first thank Carly for letting me read her amazing story. I have to say Carly never seems to disappoint me in everything she has done with her writing and other work! In her latest work you read about a girl named Ethereal who's life comes to a horrible end. She is then condemned to a life of helping others cross over and everyday she is changed back into a concrete angel waiting the for the night to return so she can come alive and do her work all over again. Ethereal faces her ow ...more
Lizzie
Oct 19, 2012 Lizzie rated it it was amazing

Thank you Carly for the opportunity to read your short story in return for a review.
I'm not big on short stories, I think it's because I've never read a very good one and also I enjoy a lot of information a back story and a complete journey. Many short stories never seem to offer enough to satisfy a reader. This is definitely not the case with Concrete Angel. It drew me into the story and kept me glued into Ethereal and what happened to her. When it ended I did want more but just like any oth
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Alexia Purdy
Oct 07, 2012 Alexia Purdy rated it it was amazing
Ethereal lived the life she dreamed of. That is, until one fateful day her boyfriend loses control. She is offered a position as a concrete Angel, escorting souls to the light and cleansing them of taint. But will she get her vengeance?

Awesome short story! It was extremely sad and heartfelt but flowed easily. We get to see Ethereal evolve over the year that she serves as a concrete angel, coming to life at night and caring for the newly departed. Vivid descriptions bring her world to life and yo
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A. Sweeny
Oct 20, 2012 A. Sweeny rated it it was amazing
Beautiful and haunting Carly Wallace lets the emotions pour out in this devastating and beautiful tale. It left me chilled to the bone and at the same time warmed my heart with the sensitivity that the words carried with them. I thought about this story long after I finished it.
Haunting!
Sharon

(E- book was gifted by author for review)


This little gem was a diamond in disguise. Although only 13 pages in length Carly manages to throw every emotion you can think of at you with her beautifully written characters. I have not read a lot of books where the main character is an angel but I have loved the ones I have read. In my opinion I believe they tend to get over looked with the attention being on the constant struggle between vampires and werewolves, but I believe with the calibre of writ
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W.H.
OMG!! Carly Wallace does it again! We find Ethereal in a very difficult situation. This story is about domestic abuse, and the more often then not real world outcome from it.... Death. It is also about learning to forgive and being able to move on.

The world Carly has created is so clearly unique and fresh, just the cover spoke READ ME! With twists and turns causing Ethereal to make a choice will she stay angry or will she choose a chance to release it properly being able to move on.

Domestic abu
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Emily Guido
Mar 03, 2013 Emily Guido rated it it was amazing
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FREAKING FANTASTIC! MUST READ!

I loved this book! "Concrete Angel" by Author Carly Wallace was heart-wrenching, true to life and most of all, chucked full of Paranormal Intrigue!

Ethereal is a true to life woman who has been used and abused. Keep a hankie on hand because I was welling in tears for some of the book. However, the Paranormal element was there, and it kept me guessing. Ms. Wallace captures the exact feelings of hopelessness and bitterness that envelopes a human soul.

I don't want to gi
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K.d.
May 12, 2013 K.d. rated it it was amazing
The author did an amazing job at pulling me into the story without it feeling at all rushed or forced. I instantly harbored an intense hatred for Nathan and an equally immediate and strong connection with Ethereal. In all honesty, I am amazed at the talent of this author, as even though it was a short story/novella, it still reached me with such emotional force that I felt that though it had only been 13 pages, I was joined in some way with the main character as if I had shared in every moment w ...more
Rachel
Mar 03, 2013 Rachel rated it it was amazing
This is a stunning short piece from Carly Wallace. It's heartbreakingly beautiful, and also a little hard to read in places as it comes from a dark place, a place that some people don't have the courage to think about, let alone write about. Ethereal is a woman who is wronged, she has her life taken from her, but she refuses the whole way through to lay down and just die. I love strong female characters, and this story takes that to another level.

I love reading about crossing over, and the afte
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Merisha28
Oct 01, 2012 Merisha28 rated it it was amazing
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I received this book in exchange for a honest review ~WaAr~

This is an exceptional short novella. My heart ached for Ethereal and what she went through with Nathan, then about her decision in becoming a concrete guardian angel to help lost souls to cross over. She choose this to seek vengeance on the man she loved that killed her. Loved it! It is a quick must read. Wish it was longer! I hope the author continues Ethereal's story! Can't wait to read more from this author! I give it 5 stars! LOVE I
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  ღ☆ღ  Brenda
Sep 07, 2012 ღ☆ღ Brenda rated it it was amazing
Honestly..as soon as I finished this I said.."Good Job Carly" :D
This story about love and abuse and afterlife is amazing! Totally loved it! I love how you at first hate the livin' daylights out of Nathan,then after you learn of his past you kinda think "No wounder he was the way he was,he didn't even have a chance at a normal life".You have to learn to forgive,then move on.
Great book Carly!! Proud of you!
Jamie Dougherty
Sep 17, 2012 Jamie Dougherty rated it it was amazing
This story had me from the first page. A dark emotional read, Concrete Angel is a book that will have you thinking well after you've finished. This story shows that forgiveness can be found in even the darkest and deepest depths of the human soul and that we can choose to follow a dark path of hatred or let go and find peace. Amazing.
Kim culbertson
Oct 01, 2012 Kim culbertson rated it it was amazing
i was given this book as a gift for an honest review ~waAr~

this book is very touching, makes you feel a wide range of emotions. my only flaw is it is to short.

very well written and very good read.

will gladly read other books by this author!
Lauren
Sep 27, 2012 Lauren rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a copy of this book by the author. This is a short read but is very deep. After a brutal death Ethereal becomes a concrete angel to help guide newly departed souls. This is an amazing read that will touch your own soul! WaAR
Janie
Sep 27, 2012 Janie rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.
Although this was only a short story , I found it an excellent read and would love to read more from this author.
She brought me into the story from the very beginning.
Amber
Dec 31, 2012 Amber rated it it was amazing
AMAZING. LOVED IT.
Amy
Mar 14, 2013 Amy rated it it was amazing
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We all have to make choice's in life, some are for the best and other's are just out of spite and revenge. When Ethereal find's herself in the afterlife after losing her life senselessly she is given a choice and in order for her to move on she must learn how to forgive even those who hurt her most. Carly Wallace writes with serious compassion that you are drawn into from page one. You feel every ounce of Ethereal's pain, you feel her anger and you absolutely feel her hatred. Domestic abuse is s ...more
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Carly Wallace is a woman with a dream, living in Texas where the sky is as endless as the heat. Carly pursues her dream of writing while bringing new and talented Indie authors to the front line. She reads and reviews independent books as well as writes promotional blurbs and marketing material. The Paranormal Book Club, Alchemy of Anne's Anomalies, PDMI inc and Injected Ink Publishing comprise he ...more
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