Dangerous Designs: Design Book 1

Title: Dangerous Designs

Author: Dale Mayer

Published: June 30th, 2011 by Smashwords Edition

Purchased: October 14, 2015 in the free Bewitched box set. The single book itself is also free.


Blurb: Drawing is her world…but when her new pencil comes alive, it’s his world too.

Her…Storey Dalton is seventeen and now boyfriendless after being dumped via Facebook. Drawing is her escape. It’s like as soon as she gets down one image, a dozen more are pressing in on her. Then she realizes her pictures are almost drawing themselves…or is it that her new pencil is alive?

Him…Eric Jordan is a new Ranger and the only son of the Councilman to his world. He’s crossed the veil between dimensions to retrieve a lost stylus. But Storey is already experimenting with her new pencil and what her drawings can do – like open portals.

It … The stylus is a soul-bound intelligence from Eric’s dimension on Earth and uses Storey’s unsuspecting mind to seek its way home, giving her an unbelievable power. She unwittingly opens a third dimension, one that held a dangerous predatory species banished from Eric’s world centuries ago, releasing these animals into both dimensions.

Them… Once in Eric’s homeland, Storey is blamed for the calamity sentenced to death. When she escapes, Eric is ordered to bring her back or face that same death penalty. With nothing to lose, can they work together across dimensions to save both their worlds?

Review: Welp, this one gets to go into the DNF pile. I got half-way through Chapter 7, saw I still had 11 chapters to go and….I just went on to the next book in the Bewitched box set….

I mean, I guess the idea was a good one? The little glimpse I got when I saw how many chapters were left seemed interesting but the writer just didn’t seem to go about executing the idea in the right way.

Honestly, I was just bored the entire time I was reading it. I even went and read the last page just to see if the ending would spark something….I never read the last page before I finish a book! Alas though, it did not spark anything.

The cover looks alright, I mean I would pick it up off the shelf if I were in a book store but would I pick it back up and read it again? No, I have no desire to do that. The pace was slow and all these hints at a romance seemed to be out of place. There was no connection to the characters.

Thank you for reading my review.


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