Book Spotlight – “The Calling” by Louise G White (Part of the All Hallows Reads Halloween Book Event)

OverviewA Scottish Urban Fantasy: Costa and UKLA nominated!

On the run and hiding from ‘the suits’, Carolyn’s life is far from straightforward. After her mother and brother go missing in a most extraordinary way, (through a hole to another world which appears in the kitchen wall!), she is determined to track them down and bring them home. But life is never that easy! Rescued and protected by a group of unusual and likeminded ‘people’, Carolyn hones her magic and fighting skills. Whilst answering a ‘call’ to retrieve a human from another world she’s faced with a quick decision and ends up bringing a demon back with her. Little did she know what effect this demon would have on her. As each day passes her strengths grow and her magic develops to assist her in her quest to track down her family, but there are decisions to make that will affect the rest of her life.

Praise for The Calling: Gateway series #1

“The calling is a fantastic, fast paced read with a little bit of everything including suspense, romance, fantasy and paranormal.” – Leigh (Amazon au)

“When you think of magic, mages and demons let me guess Harry Potter or Buffy The Vampire Slayer springs to mind, am I right? Well this isn’t a television show or movie you can safely view from home or you can hit pause when the scenes gets scary. No this is my life, imagine a doorway leading to another realm or planet appearing. Just like in Stargate SG-1 minus all the fancy lights and armed Marines. Every time the gate opens something explosive happens forcing me to answer its call. Just like with any door demons, monsters and other Otherworlders comes out and not all of them are very friendly. Who am I you ask? To my friends I’m Carolyn McInally. To my enemies, I’m known as the Destroyer!” – Christine (

“YA urban fantasies have been the thing for the last few years. However, The Calling is an original spin on an old otherworldly tale. It’s a great read with an ending that will make you demand more.” – A. E. Albert (

“There was lots of excitement, danger and the cliff-hanger at the end was inspired.” – OnSpecials (

“I recommend this novel to anyone who loves sci-fi fantasy or just enjoys a fast read.” – Kindle customer (

“The Calling is a thrilling debut from an author I’m excited to read more from, to which I recommend to all lovers of YA fantasy.” Anna (Amazon uk)

“”The Calling”, by Louise G. White is a captivating fantasy YA book that will definitely entertain you, either if you are a fan of YA genre or if you’re not. Mystery, magic, adventure and romance are mixed in its pages in a wonderful combination. Congratulations, Ms. Louise G. White, for a great debut! Can’t wait to read your next book!” – BookAd (Amazon ca)


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