The prize for quarterfinalists in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards is a review by a Publishers Weekly reviewer. Here's their review of Seized: Book One of the Pipe Woman Chronicles. I think they pretty much nailed it.
ABNA Publishers Weekly Reviewer
in contemporary Colorado, this rollicking supernatural tale is a light
but enjoyable read. When Naomi Witherspoon and best friend Shannon
McDonough attend an Indian sweat lodge ceremony on Armageddon Day, Naomi
learns in a vision that the gods have chosen her to help inspire people
to renounce greed and hatred and to repudiate the self-serving
Christian God. As her involvement mounts, Naomi finds tension in a
challenge to her Methodist upbringing and a contrast between her
fiancee, amoral lawyer Brock Holt, and Joseph Curtis, a shape-shifter.
The land dispute between developer Leo Durant and medicine man Looks Far
Guzman seems cast in stereotypical and overdone good-bad patterns, and
Naomi's intervention to mediate between them compels her to take sides
and proves convenient during the final showdown among the gods. The
gradual unfolding of uncanny events surrounding Naomi is formulaically
suspenseful, and Shannon's insights on the supernatural seem an
awkwardly obvious tip-off to what lies ahead. However, the development
of Naomi's ethical and romantic conflicts evolves logically and sweeps
the reader along, even if the resolution is predictable. Her discovery
of her partial Indian background and her childhood encounters with Looks
Far and Joseph suggest that she has been a pawn in the workings of the
gods; hence, perhaps, the title. A mixing of lite supernatural with a
situation comedy, perhaps, but this tale succeeds in providing the
mirthful happy ending it clearly intended to deliver.