Robbie’s Inspiration – Visions WordCrafter blog tour: featuring Her Beholder by C.R. Johansson #booktour #review #readingcommunity

WordCrafter Press presents Visions, a fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and horror anthology.


Five digital copies will be given away in a random drawing at the end of the tour. Each stop visited earns an entry. Let me know you were there by leaving a comment.   


Fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and horror stories that will keep you awake long into the night.

An author’s visions are revealed through their stories. Many authors have strange and unusual stories, indeed. Within these pages, you will find the stories of eighteen different authors, each unique and thought provoking. These are the fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and horror stories that will keep you awake long into the night.

What happens when:

An inexplicable monster plagues a town for generations, taking people… and souvenirs?

A post-apocalyptic band of travelers finds their salvation in an archaic machine?

The prey turns out to be the predator for a band of human traffickers?

Someone chooses to be happy in a world where emotions are regulated and controlled?

A village girl is chosen to be the spider queen?

Grab your copy today and find out. Let authors such as W.T. Paterson, Joseph Carabis, Kaye Lynne Booth, Michaele Jordan, Stephanie Kraner, and others, including the author of the winning story in the WordCrafter 2022 Short Fiction Contest, Roberta Eaton Cheadle, tantalize your thoughts and share their Visions

From Kaye Lynne Booth, editor of Once Upon an Ever After: Modern Fairy Tales & Folklore, Refracted Reflections: Twisted Tales of Duality & Deception and Gilded Glass: Twisted Myths & Shattered Fairy Tales.

Available for purchase here:

Inspiration for Her Beholder by C.R. Johansson

Itwashar. From the moment Lok growled the word into my minds ear, “Her Beholder” was born. I knew it was going to be a love story, but I was surprised to discover that it went beyond the basic beauty and the beast idea. It was a bittersweet love story not only between an ogre and a woman, but more precisely a love story between a woman, her lost child, and the mirror of time.

My review of Her Beholder

I found this story about a woman who loses her firstborn at a very young age and is taken away from her life by an ogre, very compelling. The death of a child is the worst experience I can think of and I believe the emotion and longing captured in this short story are very realistic and heart breaking.

Despite the love showered on the woman by the ogre, combined with memory altering magic, the woman never forgets her dead child and the trauma of his passing. She clings to the belief she will see him again in her own afterlife.

A beautifully written story that reminded me in some ways of the dark fairy tales of the Grimm Brothers.

About C.R. Johansson

C.R. Johansson writes gripping thriller, science fiction, and fantasy stories with a genetic twist. Her characters explore universes where the unknown prevails and the impossible is possible akin to her life with congenital heart disease. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and comical pugs. When not writing, she enjoys listening to the river nearby, working in her garden, paper mache’, knitting and sitting on the couch drinking tea.

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47 thoughts on “Robbie’s Inspiration – Visions WordCrafter blog tour: featuring Her Beholder by C.R. Johansson #booktour #review #readingcommunity

  1. Reblogged this on Writing to be Read and commented:
    Day 4 of the WordCraafter “Visions” Book Blog Tour finds us over at Robbie’s Inspiration with a guest post by contributing author, C.R. Johannson and a review of er story, “Her Beholder” by
    Robbie Cheadle. Come join us and don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a free digital copy of the anthology.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Great review, Robbie! The story is both heartbreaking and intriguing. I hope the lead character will be reunited with her child in the afterlife or by some other magical means. Looking forward to reading it!

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