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May 26, 2017
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Pre-release Reviews

“The faery sphere and the human world collide in [Nahia] this third installment of a series . . . Bossano’s writing is beautiful and rich with detail . . . the overarching themes of loyalty, family, and weighing one’s own desires versus the greater good remain throughout . . . A vivid and intricate fantasy tale about the ties that bind and the conflicts between two realms.” –Kirkus Reviews

"A novel of truly epic scale...With its deep and detailed dive into the fairy realm, as well as its vivid, high-level vocabulary, Nahia is a complex fantasy novel that should not be missed." –Foreword Reviews

"Nahia by Patricia Bossano is the latest book in the Faery series. Perfectly suited for teens and adults alike. This YA novel hold a lot more than beats the eyes. One particular Faery, Nahia, has a lot going on in her life. Mistakes happen and now, she has to make some tough decisions. The two worlds of humans and fairies alike come together. Powerfully written. Patricia Bossano knows how to engage her readers. I felt pulled from my seat and straight into her new world. The magical tale consisted of an emotional journey that tugged at my heart. Adventure, action, and romance. Suspenseful and entertaining, I highly recommend this book to readers worldwide. It’s a fantasy I won’t forget." –Urban Book Reviews

"This was my first book via this author but it won't be the last. I really enjoyed this book and I will have to get the rest of the ones she has out. I love all things Fey and this one goes right along with that love. Bossano did a fantastic job drawing me into the story and making me feel like I was experiencing things right along with the characters. This one has everything you could ask in a book about the Fey. Action, Magic, and more. This one I think would make a wonderful TV series or movie at the drop of a hat. It has everything that is needed for a great show and I would love to see what they could do with it. I know that it would be a major hit if done right. This book was magical beyond belief and I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read something else from this amazing author!" –CrossRoad Reviews

Amazon & Other Customer Reviews

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ This latest book in her amazing Faery series is absolutely brilliant and her best work.
"Patricia Bossano has done it again, this latest book in her amazing Faery series is absolutely brilliant and her best work yet, in my opinion. Nahia ties all three books in the trilogy together nicely and once again puts the reader right in the middle of the action with her deep and vivid style. From the first time Etienne lays eyes on Celeste at Moon Dancer Lake to the re-awakening of the Faery Realm in dramatic fashion, these stories have everything you could ask for and more. Someone from Disney, Warner Bros. or DreamWorks should put a Faery franchise together and make a few movies out of these tales. I totally see them on the screen in my mind playing out as I read them. Simply magical. . . I believe."

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ with wonderful themes and a great message for all mothers and ...
"Patricia Bossano has created an entire world worth spending time in. Enjoyable, lively, imaginative, and everything you want in fantasy, with wonderful themes and a great message for all mothers and daughters and fans of fae."

Amazon & Other Customer Reviews

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ A beautiful novel for women of all ages.
"I was immediately drawn into the fantasy and was soon rooting for Maité. The book is full of heartbreak for this seventeen-year-old girl... the tragic loss of her much-loved parents and because of that, being uprooted from the only world she'd ever known and having to live with an seemingly rude and uncaring grandfather in a foreign country. But that is not the end of her troubles, she soon learns about yet another world, a world she could never have imagined existed."

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Totally engulfing
From start to finish this book keeps you enthralled. Once you start reading it you can’t put it down. –Barnes & Noble Customer

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ love, envy are all felt so vividly in each ...
"When Maité receives her gift this will trigger not only a desire to know about her past but also to her salvation in a fairy world that is as unreal as it is crazy. Curiosity, love, envy are all felt so vividly in each page. Great story! Great author!!"

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Wonderful series, must read.
"The second book in this Faery series and I wasn't disappointed. Once again the author is a wonderful story teller and you will find yourself lost in the faery world, cheering for your favorite characters. I love it when I have the privilege to read a subject matter such as faeries and get to see a whole new twist on things. I won't say a lot about the storyline because it all needs to be a surprise, but I will say it was worth my time reading it. Will be watching for more books from this author!"

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Patricia is an amazing writer, describes the scene so your mind goes ...
"Patricia is an amazing writer, describes the scene so your mind goes there, paints a perfect picture and the story flows so well, you don't want to put it down because you are lost in the world she created for you, and you have to see what happens to the characters. The pages just keep turning. Highly recommend reading the book, you will not be sorry you did. Women of all ages will love this book, and might very well come away from this make believe world, believing in Fairies."

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ I love the way Patricia Bossano tells the story and describes ...
"I love the way Patricia Bossano tells the story and describes her characters, I felt part of the novel. Highly recommended!"

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"Love it!!! Great story for all ages!"

Other Reviews

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ I can’t get enough of this talented writer’s world of fiction.
"Cradle Gift by Patricia Bossano is the second novel in this exciting YA series. This second fantasy book, was magical. The writing was well done. The characters popped out of the pages. Engaging scenes that carried many themes like loss, friendship, and courage. Cradle Gift sends readers like myself deep into the plot. The troubles are only just beginning….a young seventeen-year-old girl has a gift that will spin her entire world out of order. Maite’s two worlds are about to clash and it will soon involve a long struggle that will try tearing her apart. The ending was epic…I can’t get enough of this talented writer’s world of fiction. Her characters will never be forgotten. Overall, I highly recommend the Cradle Gift to all." –Urban Book Reviews

Amazon Reviews

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Magical and Entertaining, while well written.
"What a magical, well-written book! I just finished Faery Sight and can't wait to read the second one! This is the kind of novel you just do not want to put down, and then you don't want the story to end. You will live the characters' story, and knowing that you need to get sleep, read for another hour, because it really catches your attention to what's happening next. Patricia Bossano has been able to capture the raw and unrelenting emotion of being a teenage girl, in such a different world, trying to discover where she fits in, while still having all the emotions any teenage girl would have, in any part of the Universe, because she deals with Universal and real emotions. Yet her writing was great in describing the journey that Celeste is taking, in such a captivating way, that you find yourself surprised at every chapter. Magical, entertaining and well written! I surely recommend this book to teens and women alike who can relate to this journey through life, love, and relationships, while discovering who we truly are and fighting for what will keep us happy."

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Enjoy a magical adventure and love story.
"Patricia Bossano captivates the heart with her latest book, Faery Sight. Her sumptuous use of language draws the reader into an exploration of the faery world where Celeste discovers her true identity and royal inheritance. Women of all ages will enjoy and relate to this gentle love story. This book exemplifies for the YA readership a magical trip in finding a sense of self, along with the difficult decision as to which world to belong to. I highly recommend this book for women of all ages, but more especially for the YA world. It's truly a coming of age novel."

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Humans and other beings are as real as they are fantastic. It is all that a fairy novel should ...
"It is a novel that immediately transports you to the magical world of the fairies with such a detailed description that all your senses wake up and do not want to rest even in the end. The feelings that intertwine between mother and daughter, sisters, humans and other beings are as real as they are fantastic. It is all that a fairy novel should be, with a plot full of surprises and awe-inspiring experiences."

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Great story teller.
"I was asked to review this book and I’M happy I did! It was a new look into the faery world with so much charm and beauty. The author has a wonderful imagination and a wonderful story teller. Read her series and you will find a whole new way to fall in love with the faery world."

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ A great read
"Not since my pre-teen years have I really picked up a book with fantasy-based characters with the intent on reading the entire story, but this story was quite visual and allowed me to feel as if I was there. It became easy to feel a part of this story as it paid extra emphasis on generating a sense of realism throughout. I can't imagine this story becoming a movie because most of the read was character & scene building but it was this emphasis on creating the surroundings that kept me in touch with Celeste's overall quest. The storyline has a tight-knit feel to it which I was able to appreciate; bringing family & friends together amidst turmoil & uncertainty. If there is no sequel, I do hope there is at least a follow-up book with similarity to it from this author."

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"I absolutely loved this book. It is not typically the type of book I would read but I loved every minute of it."

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Loved it!!
"I absolutely loved this story!! I really felt transported to another realm!! The realm of faery. This book is exciting, magical and romantic. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a captivating read!!"

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"Patricia Bossano is a story teller! I loved the book and after reading it I was left wishing there really was fairies, or faeries. I loved the characters and the scene which is actually portrayed on the front page was magical! This is definitely not 'just' a young adult novel, it is a book for all ages. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series... Oh... and I DO believe... :-)"

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Faery Sight, amazing!
"I love this author's work, pulls you right in with the Prologue, I could not put the book down. The way she paints the picture and puts you right there in the middle of the story is amazing, you are in that world and can't wait to see how it all plays out."

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Welcome to a Magical Adventure
"This excerpt gives us a feel for the fun-filled, exciting story to come. Celeste and her faery sister, Nahia are both vivid characters full of mischief. Their constant arguing makes for a believable sisterly relationship. I am interested to see what comes of the curse on Paloma, Celeste's mother, and Celeste's mission to disprove the curse's existence. My only complaint about the story so far is that I felt the beginning was a little bogged down by all the description of the Faery kingdom. While the wording was clear and gave a full picture of the setting, it seemed like a little too much description before the true opening of the story. Aside from that I enjoyed the piece and hope I get the chance to read more of this story in the future."

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"Great read! Really happy with my purchase and so is my family!!"

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Wonderful book!
"Couldn't stop reading! Wonderful book!"

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ “Faery Delight” – a review of Patricia Bossano’s "Faery Sight"
"Unicorns, faeries, witchcraft and sorcery abound! Enchanted lands laced with breathtaking visuals inside another world for the great reader’s escape. The fantasy-whimsical world of Celeste, and her dear Nahia, where the rogue and impish meet danger and fright; where trust is blood-oath honor, and, when lost? All hope goes with it. Come hither to the tale of the orphan Celeste as she seeks her relevance in the lands of endless fantasy.
In the grand tradition of The Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen, those writers whose merits splashed around the written canvass via faery-tale stories, comes Patricia Bossano’s "Faery Sight."
In a story of the Coming-of-Age Tradition, in lands that modern graphic artists can only dream, Ms. Bossano splashes her own vivid and vibrant prose with effortless grace on her endless, dreamy canvass, like a skater dancing in space. But, too, in this land, she captures moments of deep struggle many of us have faced, and most of us must one day face. After Ms. Bossano has finished her painting of her faery land, and Celeste delves into her inner journey, we are suddenly inside the conversation between a daughter facing the death of her mother. Chapter 7: Celeste’s Destiny Revealed, blossoms into a conversation perhaps every child wants before the passing of a mother. These are painful scenes, when truth feels scorched and betrayed, yet also when souls are healed and love passes on in order to survive…and, too…to discover hidden secrets that must be rectified.
When Celeste’s mother, Paloma, speaks this to her daughter, we know we’re in the hands of a writer who not only loves her craft, but also loves the thrill of true fantasy adventure. . .
Celeste falls in love and pushes forward in a journey not soon forgotten. And such a story never deserves the fate of spoilers. In a genre where so much gunk is found on every page, it’s spicy refreshing to discover fantasy that is filled with delightful morsels on every page.
Recently, and how so appropriate, I was watching again the great winter film, “Ground Hog Day,” with my lady. Not until the end of the film does Bill Murray realize the truth about love and decency. At that point, when delivering the weather to the small-town folk - for what perhaps was his one thousandth time--he speaks about not imagining a fate greater than a long a lustrous winter. When I finished Bossano’s, Faery Sight, such a feeling came over me, in that I cannot imagine a greater fate for any reader than to take this novel in buttery warm hands, nestle in somewhere near a brassy-brick fireplace, and delve into the magical, fantastic Faery Fest this fine writer offers thee."

Other Reviews

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ . . . one of the most fascinating YA reads. . .
"Faery Sight by Patricia Bossano is one of the most fascinating YA reads, I’ve ever read. The book was deeply engaging from the start. I love it when novels suck me into their characters’ lives. Here, I met an interesting young lady, Celeste. She knows of the Faery world. A world must humans aren’t aware of…then her world turns crazy. Her mother tells her shocking things and now, it’s up to Celeste to choose her destiny. Rich, entertaining, and epic. This story has a lot to offer. Righting wrongs, chasing down a sorceress, and returning . . . to claim her place as a rightful heir. Themes like loss, grief, love, and courage are found within the novel. The characters both bad and good make this a must read. I felt like I was really there experiencing it all first hand. Well-told. Patricia Bossano has cleverly peaked my interest with her writing. I can’t wait to read more by her. Overall, I recommend Faery Sight to readers worldwide." –Urban Book Reviews

Amazon Reviews

Short stories featured in the 1st. Edition of the Tales from Beyond Anthologies:

Carolina Blue, 205 1/2 25th Street, Alison

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Great story!
"As with all Ms. Bossano's writings, [Carolina Blue] is also beautifully told, in a compassionate, poetic voice. One feels deeply for the main character, as she dreams about her hero... who turns out to be a scoundrel. Great story!"

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ . . . there is something about Carolina Blue that calls me!
"“Carolina Blue” is the tragic story of the lady in blue. It’s fascinating to me that there are supposed to be so many witnesses who have seen the ghost of the lady on the railroad tracks wearing a blue dress, or they have heard her screams. After reading Patricia Bossano’s story, I went to Union Station wondering if I would be another witness. I didn’t have the pleasure of seeing or hearing anything, and I’m glad, that would really spook me. Anyway there is something about Carolina Blue that calls me! I loved this story."

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ History made interesting. Great read.
"Having lived in Ogden most of my life, it was surprising to me how little I knew. [Tales from Two-Bit Street, Part I], though mostly fiction, contained just enough truth to make all of the tales at once believable and interesting. Although my two favorites were the snowboarding tale and the blue dress tale, I found them all fun and interesting. I now believe in ghosts."

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ I love Patricia Bossano's writing!
"I love Patricia Bossano's writing... very descriptive and detailed, and she knows how to tell a story. I read her Faery Sight and Cradle Gift, as well as her short stories in Tales from Two-Bit Street and Beyond, Part I and Part II, and Tales from the Wasatch and Beyond. This story, 205 1/2 25th Street, is no different. Wonderful writing about a time in Ogden's history that is extremely interesting and exciting. Great read!"

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ A lovely story
"Her short story, Alison, is delightful, though tragic. It is based on a true incident in the Peery’s Egyptian Theater, in Ogden, Utah. The story is told with compassion and, as with Bossano's other writings, this too is very descriptive and puts the reader right there. A lovely told story."

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Fantastic collection of Ghostly Stories!
"This book [Tales from the Wasatch and Beyond] is a must-read for anyone who loves a good ghost story! Paranormal readers and Utah history buffs will also love this collection of tales. The 13 stories are fictional, but based on real ghost legends from different towns in Utah, so each has its own unique flare.
They are written by different authors, so no two stories are alike. The book includes some modern-day ghost stories, while others touch into the unique history of Utah, including tales of a ghost train, a Native American ghost, a haunted theatre, disappearing towns and many more.
Some of my favorites were "Starry, Starry Night", "Alison", "Night of the Wolves" and "Blue Like the Water".
The other books in this series are fantastic, too. This is the perfect finale for a scary collection of stories."