She needed to have that emotional journey and her growth from a lovesick girl to a remarkable and capable young woman is one of the key points of enjoyment in the novel.
Enjoy this nice gardening post by Emma Lane. As the snow starts to fly, isn’t it nice to look at beautiful flowers and to realize that we can help them survive until spring?
For the Memory of Dragons by Julie Wentzel When I first picked up this book, I didn’t know much about the author or the story. It was a fantasy, mystery, and romance; those elements were enough to intrigue me. The fact that there were dragons (one of my […]
This is a chance to learn a bit more about Karissa Laurel, author of Midnight Burning. Website: http://www.karissalaurel.com Twitter: @karissalaurel Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/karissalaurel Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/karissalaurel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/karissalaurel Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0YLj4g3D About the Author The toughest thing about writing . . . I have a full time job, a boisterous […]
I am proud to share today’s post by Carol Brown, who writes in praise of eBooks. Enjoy! Chris __________________________________________________ In Praise of eBooks As a voracious book reader, I have lived my life believing in the superiority of the printed book; then my beta-reader kindly gave me her […]
I have to admit that any author who can make me laugh out loud before the first line of a novel will have a loyal reader on his/her hands. The first chapter title of Silver Tomb, the second novel in The Lazarus Longman Chronicles, sets the tone admirably: […]
The book I was tested on was Alice in Wonderland. The test stated: You read 3,462 words per minute. That makes you 1,285% faster than the national average. I am not sure I actually believe this. I know I read quite fast and it is a children’s novel, […]
I knew that I would like this novel from the very first line: “It was harder to sing with the vampire teeth than I thought it would be.” This is a very evocative image, especially given the number of television shows and movies that have featured vampires in […]
This is a chance to learn a bit more about Jeb Kinnison, whose novel Red Queen: The Substrate Wars, was published in December 2014. Website: jebkinnison.com Twitter: @jebkinnison About the Author I started writing when I took writing classes at MIT and Harvard, then worked with a writing […]
What a wonderful year it has been for books! In looking over my blog for the year, I noted the number of book reviews I included. Some of the works are bestsellers, but many are from Indy authors or authors who are published by a small press. As […]