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Fans of mystery, science fiction, the superhero genre, high school life, and
stories that simply break the mold will find Erin Moynahan by Brian George
riveting and enveloping -
A brilliant mother may have saved her life with an experimental serum,
but Erin begins to question what sort of life she will be living from then
on in Brian George's Erin Moynahan . The story acts as a superhero origin
tale, while also wrapping an air of mystery around and through the rest of
the narrative, especially concerning her family. Fans of mystery, science
fiction, the superhero genre, high school life, and stories that simply break
the mold will find Erin Moynahan by Brian George riveting and enveloping.
The line between what makes a set of abilities a gift or a curse is crossed
and examined thoroughly throughout this book. Along with that notion is a
question of the nature of humanity, as Erin changes and adapts with her
new higher intellect and physical prowess. This story takes a critical look
at where human may become superhuman, and what that could mean for
the average person. Set in a recognizable view of the world, it is easy for
the reader to feel like he or she is a part of the story. This means that the
audience can not help but find themselves invested in what happens to
Erin, curious about what she will do next, and at times worried or even
scared for the characters. The writing is heartfelt and vivid, and the story
itself is engrossing and layered.
The nature of the story itself lets the audience think about what kind of
responsibilities can come with the kind of power Erin is given. This leads
to discussions of what that means for a teenage girl who already has the
typical problems of someone that age. Some readers may find themselves
asking how much would be too much for them personally, if they were to
be in Erin's position. Truly, this is a case of 'what doesn't kill you makes
you stronger' and is well deserving of a read. Brian George's
Erin Moynahan can be purchased through a number of avenues, and is
worth much more than the price.
Proof Reading Analysis Rating: 9
Proof Reading Analysis Scale:
1-3 = Poor (The book contains an excessive number of grammatical errors.
Additional editing is required.)
4-6 = Fair
(The book contains some minor grammatical errors that may
distract the reader.)
7-10 = Good (No further editing is required.)
The following review was submitted by McWood Publishing LLC. They
nominated my novel as a finalist for Book of the Year for 2015. The book
was reviewed by T's Blogging Sept. 28 2015.
Death is quickly approaching and there's nothing anyone can do,
but for whatever reason Erin's parents, refuses to allow the disease to
kill her. With no other choice but to try an experimental drug on their
child something spectacular takes place, and the young girl will never
be the same.
From the very beginning of this YA novel, readers will become absorbed
in a tale that evolves into an action-packed read. Author Brian George
starts the story out by taking readers on a sentimental journey, allowing
them to witness a dying child at the sea of death who eventually matures
into a raging killing machine. Talk about a twisting plot. In the beginning
readers are shown the importance of life, only to be taught the need to
survive by any means necessary even if that involves taking the lives of
others. But the question avid readers and booklovers want answered: Is
the book worth your time reading or your money?
Hands down..., this is a phenomenal book. While at times the story and
certain scenes read rushed, George makes up for the shortcoming by
telling a story that allows readers to become emotionally and
imaginatively invested. This is indeed a #must read.
I give Erin Moynahan 5 out of 5 stars and rate this a Publisher's Read.
T's Blogging     
The following are reviews provided by real people who’ve actually read
the Erin Moynahan novel. I would never create false reviews in order to
try and entice someone to buy my novel:
Erin Moynahan has everything you want in an action story! There's a ton
of realistic, fast paced action, baddies that you will enjoy hating, and a
great bunch of good people that you'll want to follow into every new
adventure. The story could be happening on your own street, in your
home town, which adds to the authentic feel of the book. As amazing as
Erin is, she could be the girl next door- the one that babysits for you.
Read the book! You'll be wanting to read more from Brian George.
                                                    Fred Elder
Erin Moynahan is a fast paced novel suitable for any age. The characters
stayed with me long after I read the book. The details in the story were
well researched and helped make it so believable. If you like reading
action packed stories, I highly recommend this one!
                                                    Aly Hebb
Erin Moynahan is a great novel!
It caught my attention in the first few pages and kept me interested to
read further. It is a novel that covers family concerns, bonding of true
friendships, and action packed scenes that you do not want to miss.
This novel will paint the picture of every character, mainly Erin with her
life experiences and everyone she encounters from the good, the bad,
and the ugly. I would highly recommend Erin Moynahan as it is definitely
worth reading. Looking forward to hearing more from Brian George
                                                    Catherine McDonald
Erin Moynahan is a wonderful book to read, it's thrilling to read about a
young lady and her strong willed development throughout the novel.
The action packed scenes are very descriptive and keeps you glued to
the pages.
                                                     M. F. Iannelli
Erin Moynihan, the splendid new novel from first time author Brian
George is a tour de force that stacks up with any of the giants of the
genre. At once a coming of age story it is also a riveting tale of revenge
and intrigue that will keep readers thirsting for more. George's prose
flows easily and the action is well paced building to an explosive and
satisfying conclusion. With rich well rounded characters we follow Erin
as she struggles to come to terms with her new power while dealing
with the challenges of adolescence. Its themes of family and loyalty have
universal appeal while the culturally relevant theme of anti-bullying and
perseverance are handled with aplomb. Its truly a book that will inspire
and empower teens, its target audience, but will entertain people of all
ages.  Were sure to be hearing a lot more about Mr. George as the buzz
builds ...
                                                    Dave Kiewiet
Author, Brian George, has outdone himself with his debut fictional novel
Erin Moynahan. This is a truly fascinating story of a struggling little girl
who develops into an extraordinary young woman that possesses a
powerful gift. How she, her father and a few close friends deal with
Erin's abilities as well as some extremely unsavory characters is
developed superbly throughout the story. The novel is extremely well
written, very descriptive, and provides the reader with lots of action,
excitement and a plethora of emotions. I am looking forward to Brian's
next novel which I am hoping is in the works!
                                                     Lynne Chellew
Hi Brian- I just got done your book and found it amazing. I had a hard
time putting it down. You did a great job and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
                                                    Deb Mustos
I thoroughly enjoyed Erin Moynahan. It was very exciting and
suspenseful and very difficult to put down once I started reading it. 
                                                     Mildred Elder  
Dear, Brian George 
You're book was amazing, I could not put it down. I think I finished
it in a week. You did fantastic and I could tell you spent a lot of work, time
and effort. I would critique it 10/10 to anyone.  You did an amazing job!!!
My favorite part in the novel would have to be the end when the big fight
occurred between Erin and Kat. But, I also loved the Midnight Elvis scene.
I truly loved all the action packed fights and I thank you, Brian, for creating
this novel! It was perfect! 
                                           Sarah Steckly
August 2016.  I made the decision to hire the services of Indie Book
Reviewers. They’re a professional book review service who submits honest
and constructive critiques helpful to both authors and readers. I requested
six reviews which fortunately were mostly positive. Some negatives were
mentioned which I appreciate. It just shows you that everyone has their
own unique perspective.  I hope you’ll find these reviews interesting.
1.   “Erin Moynahan” by Brian George is one of the more interesting and
creative YA dystopian/action novels I’ve read lately! I was completely
drawn in from the opening pages as the ‘military’ world-building is set with
Erin’s father (which is crucial in later developments) and we meet Erin as a
young child. When she almost dies, her mother gives her a serum and it
turns her into something quite special... Won’t give too much away, but I
was surprised that even for a premise that sounded familiar enough in this
genre, it felt very fresh and unpredictable, and not like something I’ve read
a million times before, which is refreshing (and rare in this genre!). I do
think it could have benefitted from some better editing, and there were
parts that were definitely more ‘telling’ than ‘showing’. But overall his book
was well-executed and it was a fun escape from reality, and had a totally
action-packed ending that nearly left me breathless. This appears to be a
standalone, not part of any series, but it does seem like the door could be
open for more adventured of Erin and the gang in the future and if so I’d
love to read it!  I would recommend this book to fans of YA
adventure/action/dystopian. (4-5 stars) Stacy Decker—Goodreads; Barnes
& Noble; Smashwords; Indie Book Reviewers
I am of somewhat mixed feelings on this novel, “Erin Moynahan” by
Brian George. On one hand it is very creatively written with some of the
most interesting and unique characters I’ve read in a long time, and I liked
how each of them had their own unique set of circumstances and brought
something fun and different to the table (I actually really liked
Ecatrina/Kat). Erin is great and it’s fun to watch her ‘evolve’ and handle
business, and I liked her dad and Benj, too. But on the other, at times I felt
almost like this book was too much at once, and seemed to lose focus of
the arc and kept going off in different directions. The beginning seemed
way too slow… It seemed to take a long time for any real inciting incident
to happen, and it was only about 1/3 way in when the story seems to focus
more on Erin, which is what I thought the book was about…  But that is
just my opinion, other people may disagree. Could use some better editing,
and there were lots of places with needless filler and ‘chit chat’.  It could
be at least 25% shorter and not lose any plot (just trim the fat). But it is a
good story with an engaging storyline and interesting, strong female
characters that actually has several positive messages in it, and I can see
fans of young adult dystopian really liking it. (3 stars) Darlene
Cupp—Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Smashwords; Indie Book Reviewers
Just a heads up…when starting “Erin Moynahan” by Brian George
make sure you don’t have anywhere you need to be or anything you need
to do because you won’t want to stop reading until you’ve finished it all!!
Trust me on this!  (and it’s a long book! HA! )The book starts off with an
intriguing beginning that established the ‘secretive military’ lifestyle of
Erin’s father, Steven, and his wife (a neurologist) named Tessa.  It gives a
glimpse into the danger and intrigue of their life and then introduces us to
some ‘bad guys/girls’ and we see how it all intersects.  The main
characters are so well-developed and fully realized, I feel like I know them
personally. I think what I liked the most about this book was just the
overall feel Mr. George managed to create where it felt intimate, like a
close friend was telling me this really awesome story that I didn’t want to
stop listening to, with more ups and downs than an action-packed roller
coaster. There are some surprising twists and some parts that really catch
you off guard… but that just made the book even more addicting. Totally
unlike anything I’ve read before and I read a lot, especially YA. There are
some pretty standard elements here, naturally, but I thought that George
did a terrific job of making the story completely his own and unique in its
own right, and also incorporated more emotional issues that teens can
relate to – not just ‘superpowers and military fighting’ stories. But real,
human conditions.  I could see this having cross-genre appeal so even if
YA dystopian/fantasy/action isn’t your fave, the terrific scene-building,
suspenseful and action-packed plot, and engaging, authentic characters
will appeal to a wide variety of readers. Recommend. (5 stars) Anabella
Johnson—Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Smashwords; Indie Book Reviewers
I admit it took me some time to get into this book, and at first I wasn’t
really sure where it was going. I think the start was a bit slow… too much
setting the stage and talking about events in the past – really should’ve
started closer to Erin’s cancer and getting her powers from the serum. But
the more I read on, the more I got into it, and found myself thoroughly
enjoying this interesting world and alternative reality Brian George writes
of. Overall the characters and storyline(s) he created was brilliantly
imagined and fully-developed, even if in a way the setup feels a bit
familiar, he brings such a fun voice and originality to the characters and
their actions that it feels unique…. Loved Erin, liked Benji and Jim, cool
interactions with Kat (especially at the end…) but I think I actually enjoyed
the world-building and the characters/creatures themselves more than the
actual plot, which I thought could have used a *bit* more higher tension
and stakes and clearer focus throughout. For me the pacing was just too
erratic – kind of slow and safe, then a whole bunch of crazy events at the
end. But the writing was decent, although could use tighter editing. But
I’ve seen far worse. I’d certainly be happy to read more from Brian George
in the future if he continues on with more stories of Erin! Recommend for
ages 16 on up (even adults). Geared towards teens, but there is some mild
language. (3-4 stars) Essie Harmon—Goodreads; Barnes & Noble;
Smashwords; Indie Book Reviewers
Wow, what a crazy fun action adventure book! I’m not one for
rehashing the plot (that’s what the summary is for on the book description
page), but trust me when I say you’ve never read anything like this before!
This is a great book for high-schoolers on up, and I thought it had a great
combination of creativity, humor, and intelligence, special powers,
friendship, danger, facing challenges, learning to be strong, overcoming
adversity and obstacles….. I like how everything came together at the end,
but I do almost feel like the ending was very rushed and abrupt… almost
anticlimactic after all that had happened! But it does wrap up nicely. The
author writes descriptions very well without overdoing it, and I almost felt
like I was watching a movie at times. Erin is a fun and likable heroine who
grows as the story progresses, and even thought it has all sorts of
YA/dystopian tropes that are quite commonplace, George’s unique take on
the humanity angle is one that I haven’t read before and I thought it was
great. While not technically perfect, I can definitely see many people
enjoying this novel by Brian George. I know I did! (4 stars) Sam
Ryan—Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Smashwords; Indie Book Reviewers
“Erin Moynahan” by Brian George was an entertaining, emotional,
almost surreal, fantasy/dystopian novel that pushes the boundaries of
typical YA literature. It probably took me until almost half way through to
really get hooked, but once I was, I was all in and didn’t want to put it
down until I was finished. I’ve read a lot of teen/young adult and it’s hard
to surprise me, but this book did more than once. I am in awe of the
author’s imagination and ability to weave together a story that is both fun,
but also complex enough to keep us interested and has several good
messages for younger readers to consider. It was actually quite profound
at times, especially at the end. Well-written and unpredictable, even if it
does contain some familiar tropes necessary for a YA dystopian. Mr.
George gives a fresh spin on the magical-heroine-adventure motif, and I
don’t feel like it’s just a clichéd re-telling. The story doesn’t take itself too
seriously, even when it has some darker moments, but it could use some
light proofing. Appropriate for most ages, teen on up. Recommend. (4-5
stars) Megan King—Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Smashwords; Indie Book