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Sam I Am by Heather Killough-Walden Review

Title: Sam I Am

Author: Heather Killough-Walden

First published February 17, 2011

147 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 3.74


Nineteen-year-old Lily has always sought refuge in her writing, using it as an escape from the harsh realities of life. She creates characters that are just as flawed as she is, but in their imperfections, they find strength and bravery.

However, when Lily unknowingly speaks a spell that has been dormant for centuries, she brings to life a male character from her stories. With the full moon rising and the air thick with magic, Lily finds herself face to face with Sam I Am – the stunningly handsome and dangerously alluring protagonist she created.

Sam is everything Lily could ever want in a man, but his kisses come with a price. As Lily and her friends try to unravel the mysteries of the spell, they realize that they are running out of time.

If they can’t find a way to reverse the curse before the next full moon, Lily might be lost forever. A gripping blend of romance and fantasy, Sam I Am will leave you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.

About the Author

Heather Killough-Walden currently resides in Texas with her family, but originally hails from California. She has made a name for herself as a best-selling author with her popular Big Bad Wolf series.

Heather’s diverse educational background includes a range of subjects such as religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled extensively throughout the world, but dreams of settling down in a town that boasts an excellent hockey team.

(Go Pens!) For more information, head to Heather’s website at www.killough-walden.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter. Keep up with Heather and her fans on her Facebook fan page or on Twitter (killoughwalden)!

Editoral Review

Heather Killough-Walden’s “Sam I Am” is a charming and entertaining romance novel that will captivate readers from beginning to end. First published in February 2011, Killough-Waldens book is a delightful addition to the genre, presenting a unique storyline, engaging plot, and well-developed characters.

The novel introduces Samantha Green, a restless 29-year-old woman who struggles to find her place in life. With a failed career, a rocky love life, and an unsatisfied heart, Samantha is consumed by her inner demons.

However, her life takes a dramatic turn when she is unexpectedly propelled into a world of magic, prophecy, and forbidden love. Killough-Walden weaves a compelling tale of romance, adventure, and self-discovery.

The authors writing style is fluid, and her descriptive language is vivid, providing readers with a clear sense of the setting, characters, and emotions. Moreover, the author invites readers into a world of magic and mystery, elevating the novel beyond the typical contemporary romance.

The author’s portrayal of Samantha and her love interest, Lucius, is one of the novel’s most significant strengths. Both characters are well-rounded, complex, and relatable.

Samantha is a spirited and strong-willed woman, determined to overcome her insecurities and find true love. Lucius, on the other hand, is a powerful and alluring character, haunted by his past and struggling to protect the woman he loves.

The books pacing is also noteworthy. The author expertly balances the slow-burning romance and the action-packed plot, keeping readers engaged from one chapter to the next.

Furthermore, the themes of love, destiny, and redemption are masterfully integrated into the story, creating a powerful narrative with a satisfying conclusion. While the novel is a standout in the romance genre, it does have its flaws.

One issue is the occasional use of predictable tropes, which may disappoint readers who are looking for fresh twists and turns. Additionally, some of the secondary characters are underdeveloped, making it difficult for readers to empathize or connect with them.

Despite these shortcomings, “Sam I Am” is a must-read for fans of romance and magic. The novel is an entertaining and well-crafted story that will leave readers looking for more.

It is recommended for readers of all ages, particularly those looking for a refreshing take on contemporary romance. In summary, Sam I Am by Heather Killough-Walden is a heartwarming and enchanting novel that expertly blends the elements of romance with magic and adventure.

The book is exceptionally crafted, with compelling characters, a well-crafted plot, and themes that resonate with readers. Despite some predictable tropes and underdeveloped characters, the book is still an enjoyable read, recommended for readers of all ages.

The novel earns a 4 out of 5 rating.