Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Evoking Mira by Erica Chilson

Struggling to rearrange the broken fragments of her psyche, Mira attempts to piece her memories together into a survivable landscape. Evoking Mira by Erica Chilson.

With a single glance in the mirror, the reflection gazing back evokes Mira’s sense of self.

Struggling to rearrange the broken fragments of her psyche, Mira attempts to piece her memories together into a survivable landscape.

Once, twice, a dozen cycles, Mira is forced to experience memories plucked from time, over and over again until they finally take root, as if they’re happening in the now.

One misstep.

A chemical-induced amnesia resets the cycle, where she is destined to repeat her own history.

Instead of naturally spreading the events over a lifetime, Mira must face the traumatic demons of her past in agonizing bursts.

The pain.
The joy.
The sorrow.

Will it be one time too many?

That last traumatic nudge propelling Mira over the edge of the abyss into lucidity, or will she be stuck in an endless rotation where her memories lock her away from reality?

~ A standalone novel. ~


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Evoking Mira by Erica Chilson

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I am a huge fan of Erica Chilson's gritty, sexy, complicated storylines. I think here she took me right to the edge of where I would want to go in the terms of dark gothic horror... and yet at the same time, it is so utterly plausible, that as soon as I finished it, I wanted to go back and read it again with the fresh perspective I had just gained.

It is a rollercoaster of crazy, of painful, of love, and of how the concept of a protocol can be abused in the name of love.

I really refuse to say more, it needs experiencing first hand! I can assure you that it is a fabulous read, and unusually for Chilson, it is not overly long, so I can easily say, find yourself a quiet space, ideally well lit, and with a few snacks and a cold drink. A hot one will be long cold before you actually stop reading long enough to drink it. Be ready to be transported somewhere else entirely and if you have a Fitbit or Apple watch heart monitor, I am guessing you will find it is a pretty good cardiac workout too!

Highly recommended!

Be warned. This story is dark and graphically violent.

When we meet Mira, she is missing much of her memory, and right from the start I wanted to know who she was, how she ended up where she found herself, and who had harmed her. Who were the people in her life? What led her to this point? I wanted to know everything about her.

I was intrigued. I loved the way the story unfolded, giving us different parts of her life where memories surface, as well as events from the present. I had ideas in my head as to where this tale was going, and opinions formed about the characters. Any ideas I had were wrong as the story went places I didn’t expect. I love that after years of reading, I can still be surprised by a story. It was thrilling.

Mira is a strong woman, and her story is one that touches on love, loyalty, family, and revenge, among other things. It is also a story that contains pretty horrific violence, but it never felt out of place in Mira’s world. I felt the horrors and events made the good times that much sweeter and more cherished.

Evoking Mira is a story that left me smiling and content. I loved that even with the evils experienced and the grotesque violence, this book left me happy in the end. It also left me wanting more. While I believe this has been written as a standalone, to me it felt like the beginning of an epic saga and I hope the author considers writing more books in this universe. If you are looking for a dark and twisty read, I’d highly recommend Evoking Mira.



Author Bio

ERICA CHILSON does not write in the 3rd person, wanting her readers to be her characters. Therefore, writing a bio about herself, is uncomfortable in the extreme.

Born, raised, and here to stay, the Wicked Writer is a stump-jumper, a ridge-runner. Hailing from North Central Pennsylvania, directly on the New York State border; she loves the changes in seasons, the humid air, all the mountainous forest, and the gloomy atmosphere.

Introverted, but not socially awkward, Erica prides herself on thinking first and filtering her speech. There are days she doesn’t speak at all. If it wasn’t for the fact that she lives with her parents, giving her a sense of reality, she would be a hermit, where the delivery man finds her months after expiration.

Reading was an escape, a way to leave a not-so pleasant reality behind. Reading lent Erica the courage she gathered from the characters between the pages to long for a different life. Writing was an instrument of change, evolving Erica into the woman she is today- a better, more mature, more at peace thinker.

Erica has a wicked mind, one she pours out into her creations. Her filter doesn’t allow all of it to erupt, much to her relief. Sarcastic, with a very dark, perverse sense of humor, Erica puts a bit of herself into every character she writes.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Evoking Mira by Erica Chilson to read and review.

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