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The Visionary

2.96  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Colin Page, eighteen-year-old community college student, apple polisher and all-around goody-goody, has a secret. He sees things that aren’t there. Unfortunately, the Doc Martens on the floor of the mail vestibule in his apartment building really are there and attached to a dead body. Hunkered over the body is someone Colin had barely noticed before, Private Investigator A ...more
ebook, 1st edition, 156 pages
Published January 30th 2017 by NineStar Press (first published January 25th 2017)
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Pianka *call me PIU*
2.5 stars

OMG! I am the first reviewer, no pressure at all right*eesh*

"The visionary" is a paranormal m/m romance. The MCs are part of a special group of individuals who have powers to read and bend your mind and see things that normal people cannot. The story starts with a murder which brings the MCs together.

The events of the story revolve around Alonzo and Colin’s investigation which requires their brand of special powers. As the story progresses we get to know more about the powers that the ‘visionaries’ possess. Colin ha
Joyfully Jay
Feb 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kirsty
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.25 stars

The Visionary is a dark and complex novel that engaged me in parts, whilst others I struggled with. I particularly liked how the characters of Colin and Alonzo unite, so much so that I could not imagine them succeeding separately. The characters of both men develop effectively as The Visionary progresses and in a novel that has so many intricacies, Charli Coty is obviously aware of how to keep her story driven by the two men involved.

Colin learns to
Jan 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Such high hopes, and I'll give it 3.5 for those and for how C. wound up dealing with W. Overall, it was good, just not quite as good as I'd hoped.

Another thing. I'm not sure if a sequel is in the works.
Lisa The Novel Approach
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal
~ 2.5 Stars ~

Colin sees things others don’t—not only that, but he has other abilities that he hasn’t even scratched the surface of—yet. When he meets Alonzo, a private detective who lives in the same building, he knows there is something there between them, and it’s more than the dead body in the lobby. So begins a dark and twisted adventure that will lead Colin and Alonzo through a series of near death experiences, facing not one but three different adversaries. Using his powers to push back a
Chris, the Dalek King
Colin’s life has hardly been what you call normal. Even so, discovering one of his neighbors keeled over on the floor dead—and covered in a fine purple mist—is a new level of strange. And with another neighbor crouching over the dead man, you’d think that what happened was pretty clear. But Colin has long been able to see into the heart and intentions of people…and Alonzo Green is no killer. That’s about the only thing Colin is sure of though, because as the two investigate the murder it soon be ...more
Kari Trenten
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Colin, a young man with a power which manifests to himself in colors is caught in the middle of web of intrigue and supernatural predation. Alonso, a man with a dark past is determined to protect Colin, but his past is catching up with both of them. In the middle of being hunted and haunted, sparks fly, and their passions ignite in a physical and magical way, but is it for the best, considering how raw Colin is and how wounded Alonso remains? Will the growing bond between them and the loyalty of ...more
May 20, 2017 marked it as dnf
DNF at 20%. Apt title, I guess, because according to Merriam-Webster:


Full Definition
1 : one whose ideas or projects are impractical : dreamer


Full Definition
1 a : of the nature of a vision : illusory
b : incapable of being realized or achieved : utopian
c : existing only in imagination : unreal

Christina's Bookshelf
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-fantasy
I was excited about this story for the sheer concept of a visionary. It was different from the normal casting of spells and magic folklore.

Colin can see things that others can't. Emotions are colors and sometimes what should be a static object starts to move and interact with him.

Alonzo "Al" Green is a PI out to right the wrongs he involuntarily committed.

Together these two make quite the duo.

You can see my full review on my YouTube Channel:
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: faye
Review can be read at It's About The Book

3.5 stars

Colin Page sees things that other people don’t. The dead body in the foyer of his apartment building has tattoos that may tell Colin about the murder. Colin meets a man investigating the murder. Colin can’t get him out of his mind. Colin decides to help with the investigation. It helps that he really, really likes the man investigating, Al Green. Colin and Al find themselves in a relationship. Colin’s mother doesn’t approve, but C
Anne Barwell
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, m-m
I love stories that explore the paranormal, and what grabbed me with The Visionary by Charli Coty was its exploration of a very different kind of power. Colin not only sees what others don’t, but auras—different colours which reveal things about people they’d often prefer kept hidden. I enjoyed this idea, and the world building that went along with it. Power can be stolen, and with dangerous consequences.

The author uses descriptive language really well, with some of the imagery sticking with me to the exten
Feb 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
Theodora IK
I kept feeling like I was dropped in the middle of the story and I missed what happened or why a character did this or that. The unfinished ending didn't really help either.
Lila Hunter
Jan 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-arc-strw
Review to follow at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.

ARC provided by NineStar Press in exchange for an honest review.

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Charli Coty also writes under the pen name Charley Descoteaux. Book One of the Buchanan House series was a USA Today Must-Read Romance of 2015.

Charli misspent a large chunk of their youth on the back of a Harley, meeting people and having adventures that sometimes pop up in their fiction. Mx Coty writes everything from contemporary to paranormal, always with a happy ending. Charli has
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