"A mesmerizing tale of life." The Short Life of Sparrows by @byemmcole #romance #fantasy

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The Short Life of Sparrows

Written by Emm Cole

Genre(s): Romance Fantasy, Gothic Romance



Beneath the light of a full moon, the Nightbloods and Seers are dancing. They are dancing as they await another Awakening, a dream that defines every witch’s destiny.

It doesn’t matter that the coven is cheering and anticipating her turn into womanhood, because Calli doesn’t want any of it. She doesn’t want to see the face of the hired hand Isaiah, nor does she desire the pursuits of a very determined Nightblood as she runs from a future with the Ordinary help. She knows that regardless of whether she taps into forbidden magic or not, an Awakening is rumored to hold ultimate power over the Seer who dreams it.

While the other Seers her age are given to their parties, their enchantments, and the lust of Nightblood suitors, Calli must choose how she'll endure the worst of her visions. There may be a way to survive her sleep, but she's not sure she can defeat the truth that will find her when she’s wide awake.

Does real love even stand a chance against the darkest of magic?

Here's what

Fans are saying

Five-freaking-tastic stars!

What can I say about The Short Life of Sparrows? Every time I think about the title I want to cry! And yes, that's a good thing. This book brought me out of a lengthy book funk. I wasn't connecting with anything I picked up - until I met Calli, Isaiah, Rowe, and Daphne.

Fair warning: your heart will be ripped out, stomped on, and returned to you a bruised mess. Have the tissues ready because this is an ugly cry. UGLY. How could you do this to me Emm? I kept waiting for a miracle, and it never happened. It never happened. Might I suggest a re-write? Pleeeeeeeese?

Even though she broke my heart, I love this story and the author. For those of you I worried with my last paragraph, there is an HEA. Curious? I thought you might be. Pick up The Short Life of Sparrows. You won't regret it.

— S. Butka 

This IS magical!

While my Goodreads-review is one hot mess of emotions, I will try to keep this informative. But don't blame me if I start composing sonnets and waxing poetic about my heart being broken and my soul being healed. It's just that good a book!

None of the characters are perfect. There. I said it! But you know what? That is undoubtedly the intention. Perfection is boring and unrealistic!

In short, this is a mesmerizing tale of life, getting to know yourself and of magic.

Especially the magic of love, trust and friendship. And a little bit about magic that will have snow make your heart ache.

I recommend a box of tissues and some free time. You will not want to put the book down, and you will cry.

If nothing else, because it ends.

Author Bio

Emm Cole

Emm Cole is the author of THE SHORT LIFE OF SPARROWS, a Gothic Romance, which was an award winner for Readers' Favorite in 2015 Supernatural books. She is also the author of MERMINIA and KEEPING MERMINIA, a Young Adult Dark Fantasy duology.

Emm is a self-admitted night owl who likes sweaters, rainy downpours, crazy prints on socks, way too much coffee, high stacks of books, Johnny Cash & The Rolling Stones at hideous decibels, the ocean, and movie marathons.

Her funky imagination tends to be equal parts whimsically pretty and morbidly sinister. Emm plans to keep developing unique magical realms, one book at a time.