October is coming

Voracious Reader

With the month of October I am going to open back up for review requests. I am going to do things a little bit different than when I first started. I could not believe the number of review requests I received the first time around. I though I would be sitting twiddling my thumbs. I mean who wants to hear from me, I’m not famous or anything.

I received some real good books, some so-so and well some real stinkers. This time I am going to be a little bit picky. Since I have a real hard time not finishing a book, even if it is awful I am going to preview them better before I accept. Please make sure your book has been edited before you submit. While I know that all books will have a flaw or two and can overlook that the ones that are just thrown…

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Ouray’s Peak, by Leigh Podgorski- Five Star Review!!!

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Although I love many books, give many four and five star reviews, it is rare that a book seems to physically move me. From start to finish, “Ouray’s Peak” by Leigh Podgorski was a book which wrapped me up in the story. I could feel what the characters were feeling, see what they were seeing, and hear what they were saying. The story touches me. Although I am not Ute, I have a strong Native American lineage, and I know well many of the things done to the people- of varying tribes. The story conveys it’s deep seeded message in an entertaining way, and the word choice is…perfect. I really am not sure what words I can use to explain just how truly gripping, thrilling, touching, and…perfect… this story really is. I’m rambling, and I know this, but allow me to say this: I recommend this book to…

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If Disney Villains Were Beautiful |

Lexy Wolfe

If Disney Villains Were Beautiful |.

While I love Disney most of the time, there are times that their social manipulation is… annoying.  Ugly is Bad.  Beauty is Good.  This is what gets ingrained in our children’s psyche.  At least the girls are curvy and not the anemic, carpenters’ dream models tend to be.

Imagine the depths of the stories if they just made characters look… real.  It isn’t what you see that defines them, but who they are that does.  What kind of a world we might have.

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Defiant Heart, by Marty Steere- Five Star Review

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“Defiant Heart” by Mart Steere is an extraordinarily well told story that takes you back to the times of the second World War. A romance stands at the base of the story, but it does not encompass the entirety of the plot. You are immediately drawn into the story, and you can’t help but feel bad for Jon Meyer right from the beginning. The poor kid really has been given a rough hand in life,yet he takes it all and moves forward, always striving to be better, do better… Then there’s Mary. Mary is the quintessential small town ‘nerd’ girl, so to speak, and I loved her. She does exactly what she thinks is right, no matter what the costs may be. You feel bad for her multiple times through the story, because despite not having quite as bad a hand as Jon, her lot in life quickly becomes…

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SEXpectations

Friedgatortail

Today I would like to talk a little about something I’m calling Sexpectations. The things is, that while I enjoy writing some fun Chick Lit from time to time, it seems that I’m not really meeting the reader’s sexpectations with my material. For the most part, I’m okay with that. I can’t please everyone and whether I like it or not, not everyone is going LOVE my style of writing.  And while I sometimes can’t help but feel like I’m missing the wave when it comes to the current popularity of steamy NA Fiction, I find it more frustrating when readers go into my stories with high sexpectations because of it. It’s because of this that I think it’s time to set the record straight –

It’s not that I’m a prude. Not by a long shot. I’ll pretty much talk about sex whenever and with whomever…it’s all the same…

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