Thursday, July 11, 2019

FREE Short Story: The Heart-Shaped Chest

The Heart-Shaped Chest

The Heart-Shaped Chest: Adventure by Association the Everternia Saga by [DiPietro, Zen]

About the Book:

Title: The Heart-Shaped Chest: Adventure by Association the Everternia Saga | Author: Zen DiPietro | Genre: Steampunk | Recommended Age: All Ages

Book Description:

Equip new adventurers. Send them out to find their way in Everternia. Sally's purpose has always been clear.

Until one adventurer treats her like a real person, rather than just a piece of interactive scenery, and opens up a whole new understanding of herself and the world around her. Life becomes a puzzle, and there's nothing Sally loves more than a good puzzle.

Can Sally Streetmonger become a real adventurer, and choose her own destiny? She has only ever known the inside of her store, but there's a growing hunger within her to find out more. To see everything.

To find adventure.

"The Heart-Shaped Chest" is a short story. Sally's adventures will continue with her first full-length book, Trailblazer.

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My Review:

This is a fun short story and an introduction to Sally before her adventures begin. She's a cute character with a limited vocabulary who is programmed to run her store and nothing more. There's a bully who comes into her shop regularly, but Sally never complains. However, someone else notices her and treats her like a real person. That's when Sally begins to have a taste for more than just her restricted life. I can't wait to read further!

I got the idea that my family would enjoy Zen DiPietro's latest story, so on a longish drive my 18-year-old daughter Samantha read it to us in the car. It was a hit with everyone, including my husband and adult son! My 11-year-old daughter Amanda wasn't ready for it to end and wants to continue following the series. I was surprised that I enjoyed it even more the second time around!

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About the Author:
Zen DiPietro
Zen DiPietro

Zen DiPietro is a lifelong bookworm, dreamer, writer, and a mom of two. Perhaps most importantly, a Browncoat Trekkie Whovian. Also red-haired, left-handed, and a vegetarian geek. Absolutely terrible at conforming. A recovering gamer, but we won’t talk about that. Particular loves include badass heroines, British accents, and the smell of Band-Aids. Writing reviews, author interviews, and fun stuff at

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