Review: FAIRLY CERTAIN by Deborah Ann Davis ~ debut novel

Fairly CertainTitle: Fairly Certain Love of Fairs Series
Author: Deborah Ann Davis
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 196
Published by: D&D Universe, LLC; 1st edition
Published Date: September 19, 2014
ISBN-10: 1942009011
ISBN-13: 978-1942009016

About the Story: What happens when a Computer Geek challenges a Medieval Outlaw?

Petir takes a rough tumble in the Connecticut woods, and awakens in the middle of old England. His instinct to freak out is tempered by the arrival of a fair maiden wearing a bow… and arrow. Throwing caution to the wind, Petir decides he has nothing to lose by pursuing Maid Rianne. But when she is captured by the enemy, a geek with no ability to defend himself must find a way to rescue the fair maiden.

My Thoughts:  Petir, left his two best friends, Chris and Jimmy behind to go geodashing.  They had been friends since childhood days, but now with the responsibilities of students in college and living accommodations, they bailed.

From the beginning of this seriously interesting read, I couldn’t tell for sure what had happened to Petir other than he got lost in the forest, climbed a tree and fell out of it, knocking himself senseless.  Petir couldn’t tell either.  When he regained consciousness, people were lording him and talking in British accents!  He was hurt, no doubt, but to wake up to these weird people poking him was just a little much.  They reminded Petir of Robinhood and his merry men.  Did he time travel? Nah!  Not possible.  Was he dreaming?  Well, Petir was fairly certain he was dreaming.  When the dream was in such detail, involving a lovely spitfire, Maid Rianne, he stopped wishing he’d wake up to wishing he wouldn’t wake up.  Maid Rianne soon became Maid Hottie, for Petir could not take his eyes or mind off her.

Petir was a geek, pure and simple, just like his friends.  Geeks are known to be tongue-tied around girls and generally just watch them from a far because they feel they come up short compared to a guy with muscle.  They have brain and very little brawn. However, in this dream, Petir was no geek.  He spoke to the maid and was bold enough to kiss her (not immediately, mind you).  The way Petir saw it, this was his dream and he’d manipulate it to make it fit what he wanted.  Each night he’d fall asleep hoping he’d continue dreaming.  Maybe he was in a coma?

Petir learned a lot while dreaming.  He learned how to use his crutch to….well suffice it to say he learned a lot and something about himself, too.  But all good things come to an end, right?  Or do they?

A credible fun read–great entertainment and since the author has taught school, she must know the workings or insecurity (or not, as noted with Petir) of geek minds.  I’m ready for book 2!  Bring it on! Would it be impetuous of me to be ‘fairly certain’ you’ll enjoy this series? When you read this book, I’d like to get your take on the healer (stop by and comment). Might she had something to do with Petir’s predicament?  I’m not convinced she didn’t!

DebDavisAbout the Author: DEBORAH ANN DAVIS has been writing since she was assigned to keep a Journal in her 5th grade English class. She began to look around for writing inspiration. Lo and behold, she found her world was full of funny stories just waiting to be told. As she grew older, occasionally she could manipulate one into some school assignment, but it never occurred to her to pursue writing, not even when she discovered her flare for telling stories at college parties.

After a string of college majors, she realized she could have a captive audience EVERY DAY in the public school system. As it turns out, teenagers love to laugh, and what could be more entertaining than Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science? Then there’s the added bonus that once kids know you like to laugh, they want to make you laugh.

In addition to Writing, she is also an Educational Speaker and a Certified Personal Trainer. She taught for 25+ years, although somewhere in the middle of all that educating, she stepped out of teaching for 6 years to do the Mommy Thing, and run the office for their family construction company.

Even though they had followed separate paths, Deborah reunited with, and married her childhood sweetheart twelve years after their first kiss.  Together they coached their daughter’s AAU Basketball Team, which swept States two years in a row. (Yay!) Then, for several years their daughter and their money went to college.

They currently reside on a lovely lake in Connecticut. Deborah enjoys dabbling with living a sustainable life, writing novels for her Love of Fairs series, dancing, playing outside, and laughing really hard every day. She promotes increasing the amount of movement throughout your day via Wiggle Writer posts on Merry Meddling, her blog at Follow her @DeborahAnnDavis.

About eileendandashi

I am a lover of books, both reading and writing. 2018 marks the beginning of my own journey from writer to published author. This blog will showcase various authors' thoughts on the elements of novel crafting, and my attempts to find my voice in writing. While journaling this journey, I hope to encourage others to follow their dreams. Book reviews continue as I have the last four years, only making time for my new pursuits.
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