Next Up For Review

Next Up For Review
The Center Cannot Hold, Elyn Saks

Friday, November 18, 2011

Somebody Throw Me a Lifeline...

I'm bored.
Totally, completely, utterly bored with my book review site. Am I still reading? Yes! Did I finish "People of the Mist"? Yes! Was it good? You betcha!
So, what's the problem?
Good question. I'm not entirely sure I have the answer. In part, I think I'm over connected. Too many social sites (Twitter, FB, Google+, Blogger, Linked In, Book Blogs...the list goes on) to keep up on. I'm also missing some of the 'Blogger Love" from days past. Do I go out and seek new Blogger fans? Eh...kinda. It takes quite a bit of work; and while I'm not opposed to hard work, the returns as of late have been *dismal*.
Am I giving up reviewing? Nope. I actually have the sequel to "A Scottish Ferry Tale" (SCOTLAND BY STARLIGHT) to review in early January; and I've heard it is far more engaging than the first book. I just think I need to take a break from reviewing and  until that day--and have a little fun.
Here goes nothing:
I'm reading VANITY FAIR. My favorite line thus far?
"The other boys would fag out and give him balls at Cricket."
I'm completely juvenile in every possible way.
What else? Well, I wrote two short stories. Both are available for download (FREE, Peeps. What have you got to lose?) from Lulu press. Here's the linky-links: MISSING and RED VELVET
One is dark; the other is sweet; both are short (600 words) and free. Maybe I'll find some love there?
Lastly, I've promised my poor publisher a very large chunk of work (the brave man wants to publish chunks of my personal blog as an e-book) by the end of the weekend--and let's just say my work ethic has suffered along with my ego as of late. Can you say, "Crunch Time!" ???
What about you all? Anybody else out there in the blogger slump of 2011?
Keep me posted. After all, misery loves company.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Two Moons on Friday

Two Moons of Sera Synopsis: In a world where water and earth teem with life, Serafay is an anomaly. The result of genetic experiments on her mother's water-borne line Serafay will have to face the very people responsible to discover who she really is. But is she the only one?
Two Moons of Sera is a Fantasy/Romance and will be released in a serial format. As each new part is added you will be able to update your ebook file for free to enjoy the next installment! With each section that is published the purchase price will increase.

It's been a while since I've been asked to read & review anything by a new indie author. When I found an email in my inbox from Ms. Pavarti Tyler requesting a review for her Two Moons of Sera ebook launch I was ready.
I should say, I *thought* I was ready.
I have a strict policy of not...I repeat NOT looking too far into the content of a book (Any book. Right now I'm reading People of the Mist...hadn't a clue what it was about. I'm a century or so behind the trends). I like to read and form my opinion off the cuff. From the gut as it were.
This book is the first part of the story, Ms. Pavarti's first novel. A YA novel dubbed as, "All the fun of YA written for adults."
I'm an adult, however, I'm not a super fan of YA per se. I like it the way I like any well written book; but as an adult I lean in the direction of "full fledged adult" . i.e. adult humor, adult sex scenes (not pornographic, just not sweet sixteen), adult language... you get the idea. On top of that, this book is fantasy. Not what I reach for on a typical reading day.
I was expecting a mildy entertaining read. Instead I was blown away.
Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! A++Five stars and all that jazz
She created an entire universe of fabulous species. Are they humans? Kinda, sorta. The Erlanders are almost prehistoric men and the Sualwets are mermaidish...and Serafay? She is a Goddess in her own right. A mixture of wet and dry, earth and water.
I cannot wait to read more. The book is available as an eRead only (really people, if you aren't nooking, kindling, or iPadding by now, I have lost faith in you) on both & Smashwords
Even better...she's hosting a super awesome giveaway! Gift baskets, iTune cards, a manuscript name it, she has it.
Take some time and immerse yourself in Two Moons of Sera. Just be careful. Once you enter, you won't want to leave.