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Carmen Botman

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Cape Town, South Africa



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I am a multi-genre writer, but I am particularly drawn to YA. I work as a part-time Occupational Therapist by day. I am a wife and a stay-at-home mom, while trying to write in my spare time.


I was given an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this anthology in return for an honest review.

South African indie authors are at it again and another gem of an anthology has just been released. Firmly set in fantasy, the seven authors have taken one common theme and have woven their magic into it, producing this very entertaining read. The Phoenix anthology will satisfy readers who enjoy fant Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 06, 2015 08:58
Average rating: 4.7 · 30 ratings · 11 reviews · 7 distinct works
The Icarus Curse

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The Icarus Curse: Part II

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The Perfect Stranger

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Dahlias and Daisies

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The Secret

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Storm Volume I

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Storm Volume II

4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2014
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