Monday, April 18, 2016

I have a new blog.

I am currently posting on wordpress.com as I rewrite a book. I am most fortunate because fans of the original draft are reading it as I rewrite. They give me hope as I struggle on the long road of making it ready for publishing.I am blessed in my family, friends, fans, and everyone I love.

Mel

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

MIA

So, I've spent this year doing a lot of research. I've been MIA from blogging and will continue to be for awhile. I'm calling it my year of Art because I plan all of my trips around art museums in my search for inspiration. The writing has been slow, but life has been fast. I suppose that's how it goes sometimes.

Mel

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Infinity

Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Rather than a summary this time, here's a video for the book trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REzJ6LxFwcY


I am a fan of the DH series. So, Nick's character isn't unfamiliar to me. In all honesty it's difficult for me to find fault with the book. It's also been awhile since I read it. However, I do recall that the way the teenagers spoke wasn't true to reality. Any criticisms I had were little things, though. If you like Sherrilyn Kenyon, you're more than likely going to enjoy this book. I'm really looking forward to the next installment.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mistwood

Mistwood by Leah Cypress

The Shifter has always served the kings of Samorna. But when Crown Prince Rokan comes into Mistwood for her and she allows herself to be caught, she feels something is wrong. Caught up in court intrigue with her memory still in pieces, she finds she has trouble shifting and fulfilling her duties. As she uncovers the past she finds herself and much more.

It’s been a little while since I read this book, but what I recall most about it was the strength of the central character, the Shifter, also known as Lady Isabella. She seemed very much the wild animal forced into a human world. The book is a really good fantasy, not so much a romance. I’d recommend it.


Here's a link if you're interested:


http://www.amazon.com/Mistwood-Leah-Cypess/dp/0061956996

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Mark

The Mark by Jen Nadol

Cassandra is a sixteen year old with a natural “gift” she’s only recently figured out. She can see if it’s someone’s last day by a light surrounding them. But there’s so much about her life to question already and she’s wondering if it’s really a curse. When a summer spent in Kansas turns up a boyfriend who’s really into philosophy and a new connection to her deceased mother, the time to act is here. Cassie finds the answers to her questions. Problem with uncovering truths and deciding what to do is it’s never easy, especially when you’re sixteen and pretty much on your own. In THE MARK, Cassie is confronted with “should she tell?” As a reader, the book feels more like, “would you tell?”

The book was a quick read for me—228 pgs, not speaking for pacing. I enjoyed the premise, the question. And I like how it’s setup for a series. The mythology toward the end was a bit unexpected, in a good way. Though I should say a lot of authors seem to be doing the Greek thing, it was a different direction. And while I wouldn’t call it thrilling, I did enjoy the characters. Never once did I lose interest. Overall, it’s a good, solid read from the YA section.


Here's a link if you want to purchase "The Mark" by Jen Nadol:

(I don't profit)


http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Mark/Jen-Nadol/e/9781599904313/?itm=1&USRI=jen+nadol+the+mark


Mel