Book Review: Shadow of The Raven

This review is in response to a serendipitous call by Millie Thom (my view) for reviews. Her book fulfilled both my wishes: to review another genre by a woman writer, and to review a non-traditional author. I therefore contacted Millie in the hopes of reviewing her work. Millie is known to me via our Learning To Surf Publishing blog on WordPress where she’s a regular contributor to the Monday Flash Fiction Challenge along with NVaughn7. I was supplied a free e-copy of this book for review purposes, and this is my honest opinion of the novel. Book Review: Shadow of … Continue reading Book Review: Shadow of The Raven

What I learned asking for opinions at my local library

The shortest proved the most popular with most people. Mellissa and Angela (who had sat at the same table and appeared to be in their twenties) both agreed that this blurb has just enough to keep they guessing and wanting read more. The others, they said, gave away too much. I also noticed that mothers with young children and people who had the air of liking to getting a lot done also preferred B. Librarians, without a doubt, and more introverted seeming people preferred A. People who seemed more laid-back preferred C. Continue reading What I learned asking for opinions at my local library

Book Review: Fire and Thorns

In week three of my month of  book reviews focusing on women writers I’ve never read before, I look at a fantasy novel. Book Review: Fire and Thorns Author: Rae Carson Genre: Fantasy Format: novel Series: Book One of the Fire and Thorns Trilogy Note: Cover and Title differ in the US. I’ve read the British version published by Orion.   In brief: It was difficult for me to put this book down. It’s hard to single out just one element that makes this such a great read so I’m not even going to try. This book reminded me, at … Continue reading Book Review: Fire and Thorns

I need your opinion

Hi there Once again, I am in need of your help in the form of your opinion. I’m working on my new book Settle Down Now and I need to finalize the blurb and cover soon. So here are three blurbs (thanks to Lana for her help here :-D) and four covers. Tell me which ones you think work the best. Thanks 😀 Leenna Blurbs One He’s got more secrets than sense. She has more cents than secrets! Billionaire Charmaine Donnet’s search for Mr Right has gone public in one of the most humiliating ways. Her dating coach, and trusted … Continue reading I need your opinion