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Today’s blogpost is brought to you by the letter W, as in WHINE. I’m having such a hard time with everything about this second release. I’m angsting over the blurb, obsessing over the cover, and all around unhappy with everything about it, just now. My poor cover designer must think I’m neurotic. I know my editor is tired of hearing from me. I have no idea why this book is so much more difficult than the first one. Considering all the trouble I’ve had since the beginning of the editing phase, f I were the superstitious type, I’d say that maybe this book wasn’t meant to be. That’s hogwash though.
Anyway, thanks for listening… er reading. I find it helps to vent my frustration to the ether once in a while and I appreciate your indulgence.
Today’s interview comes from an author by the name of Julianne Snow. Her new book, Days with the Undead, is a zombie survival journal. Check out the blurb:
It’s a journal of survival.
Five people set out to escape the Undead who have risen too close to home. Join the emotional and physical struggle as they began on the third day after the awakening of Brooks VanReit, as they are recorded from the point of view of Julie, a former pathologist and part-time survivalist.
Each entry is geared toward helping those who want to help themselves and maybe give a few that don’t a swift kick in the ass. Join our group of survivors on their journey through these Days with the Undead.
And now, on to the interview: (more…)
I’ve been sitting on this news for a while, but today I felt the urge to share it, though it’s still quite early. I asked one of my favorite artists to make prizes for a future promo I have planned. Becca Golins runs a shop called Dragons and Beasties where you can find all manner of adorable fanciful creatures in miniature. Here are two I’ve gotten from her in the past:
Ready to see what I had her make? You sure? Here goes!
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 that’s not unusual in this genre.
The formatting of the Kindle version is quite a mess, but not unreadable for me. There are multiple carriage returns between paragraphs and the indentation is inconsistent. If you’re a format stickler, it might make you a little crazy.
There are abrupt PoV shifts within scenes, as is pretty prevalent in the paranormal romance genre. I found the head-hopping in this book much less annoying than most, but I don’t know if that’s because it was better handled or I’m just getting used to it.
I wasn’t sold on Sascha at the start, but I found her more compelling as the book went on. She wasn’t the usual plucky heroine, but she brought something interesting to the story as she learned how to deal with her emotions. In a way this was almost a coming of age story. Lucas is an alpha male with a haunted past. His character is pretty stereotypical, but since that’s one of my favorite kinds, I liked him.
In summary, if you’re a Paranormal Romance fan I think you’ll like this one. I also think it’s a nice introductory book to PNR because the sex isn’t quite as overblown as some others in the genre.