Posts by Coral

Review for Slave to Sensation

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 | 0 comments

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh My rating: 4 of 5 stars The setting of Slave to Sensation a not too distant future, with a slightly altered history. Human evolution has branched out into two distinct species, the Changeling and the Psy. This might sound like the set up to a Sci-Fi story, but really it’s much more firmly placed in the Fantasy realm than anything remotely scientific. Overall, I quite liked the book. I enjoy Singh’s writing style. She has quick pace with not an undue amount of description. There were a few places where the navel-gazing got a bit much, but...

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Description Rant

Posted by on Mar 11, 2012 | 1 comment

I’m not sure I’ve ever done a rant prompted by a book before, but I’ve been simmering about this topic since yesterday and I just need to share my anger with someone. So, I’ve been excited to read this one particular book for quite a few months. I’m not going to divulge what the title is, because I don’t want anyone to think I’m picking on this one author. I’ve actually encounter this same issue in books by two other authors, so it’s not as if it’s only something this one author does. I pull up the book on my kindle with a sense of...

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Review for River Marked

Posted by on Mar 3, 2012 | 7 comments

River Marked by Patricia Briggs My rating: 4 of 5 stars River Marked was different from the other Mercy books, and I’m undecided on which version I prefer. I liked that we got a lot of Mercy’s background that we’d been missing. I also enjoyed the reduced angst because the relationship issues between her and Adam finally got resolved. What I liked less was that beginning seemed slow, I think that’s because a lot of the Native American backstory had to be fit in and that made for less action early on. We do get a good amount Mercy butt-kicking goodness, but it’s...

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Character Relationships Revealed through Dialog

Posted by on Mar 2, 2012 | 2 comments

I don’t use this space to discuss writing often because mostly I find that stuff so boring. Not that it isn’t important, because it is, I just hate talking about it because I don’t feel like there’s much interesting to say. However, while I was watching The Abyss this week I was struck by how much well-handled dialog can help writers avoid the dreaded info dump. [Aside: If you haven’t ever seen the movie, I highly recommend it. I think it holds up very well, though it’s over twenty years old now.] There’s a scene early on in the movie where Bud is speaking to Lindsey over the radio. We don’t...

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Good News, Everyone!

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 | 2 comments

Two pieces of news have me pretty keyed up today. Awesome News, The First – I’m finally finished with the edits for Elements of Rebellion. Phew. That one was tough, much harder for me than Broods was. I’d finished writing it before Broods, and the writing was much less polished so it needed a lot of work. Seems like we’re still on track for a spring release. Awesome News, The Second – I’ve been working for a few weeks now on a top secret project. Five writers, myself and four others, have decided to each write a novel set in a collaborative world...

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