October is speeding by faster than I could ever have dreamed. We haven't done much of anything it seems, but I'm still so busy I can hardly keep up. I haven't gotten as much planning done as I'd hoped and to find myself already at the mid-month point is, to be frank, quite frustrating. How did I do all this planning before? How did I manage to fill my schedule to this level which makes it almost impossible to do anything but minimal planning which amounts to a bare-bones sketch? To be honest, I don't hold out much hope for success in this coming Nanowrimo. I'm going to try, though.
Enough worry! On with the challenge responses!
Welcome back, Dear Readers! This week, I'm sharing my reviews of two Regency romance books by Emma V. Leech. They are both from the same series, "Rogues & Gentlemen", which is quite an extensive set. I've read books one and eleven and I know the numbers go higher. To see what I thought of them, read on.
I'm so happy to be able to share with you my responses to the challenge I accepted this month. I hope you'll enjoy them and keep coming back to see more. If you haven't yet signed up for my newsletter, please consider doing so. I'm preparing a short story to share with my subscribers. If not in the November newsletter then most certainly in the December edition. I'm really looking forward to that.
On with the challenge!
I was really happy with these two books. I enjoyed the plot and most of the action in both. Read on to check out my reviews.
I realized yesterday that I'd forgotten to create another newsletter for my subscribers. So for them, I'll have a freebie ready next month. A decent freebie for an author this time...a short story. While I hope it will be clear and concise, free from typos and grammatical errors, I can't make any promises since I'll be editing it myself. But know that I will do my utmost to create a story you will be likely to enjoy.
OK. On with the challenge responses!
This week, I'm sharing a couple of clean contemporary romance novels with you. One is a fairytale retelling. The other throws a little mystery/suspense in with the romance. Both were short books you could cozy up with for a night or weekend, even though it took me a little while to read 'The Popcorn Prince.'
Book Review: The Popcorn Prince byJohanna Evelyn
The Popcorn Prince by Johanna Evelyn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a good book. I was a bit dismayed by some of the circumstances but the author handled this fairly well. I liked the rich environment and the characters were fun. It's a great "cozy up on a rainy day" book. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys modern day fairytales and clean romance.
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Wow! This might be my shortest review yet. :/ I doubt it was very helpful to the author but I hope it was encouraging for her to read it.
Book Review: Illegal Procedure (aka Protected by the Quarterback) by Christine Kersey
Illegal Procedure by Christine Kersey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Clean romance with a hint of suspense
I'm really torn about my rating but I think 3 stars is best. I found the characters likeable enough. The setting was easy to picture from the wording.
The MCs did seem to go back and forth a long time on the trust issue. If that was such a big deal, the bulk of the story seems implausible. Another thing that kinda bothered me was how the single word 'hot' was used to describe the hero. Did the heroine really have such a limited vocabulary? She didn't seem that dull to me. And the word 'jetison' while being a fabulous word, just seemed out of place. Was the hero a fan of scifi?
I like how the story ended, though. And I have to say the fact that it was a clean read helped me get through the whole book much easier.
I'd recommend this to someone looking for a quick,clean, contemporary romance read to kill time or meet reading goals.
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I did like both stories. I think I was just hoping for a bit more in each one, especially in the second one.
Thanks for taking the time to read these reviews. I sometimes wonder how many of these authors really are hiring editors because the amount of typos can be really high, even in books put out by publishing houses.
Well, technically, it's already here. I'll be spending a lot of time this month on prepping for Nano in November. You can expect my Friday posts to reflect that during the whole month.
I'm preparing another Indie Author Interview. I'm super excited as this lady is my friend and one of my writing group buddies. I hope you'll stick around to learn more about her and her writing. That's coming in November so stay tuned!
Until next time...
Welcome back, Good Readers! September is waning and October will be here before I'm ready, I think. But it looks like Louisiana might actually have a real October this year, at least as far as the weather is concerned. Anyone up north would probably scoff at the predictions of 80F highs and 50F lows but that's what we get down here in the south. *shrugs* I hope we'll get some autumnal breezes blowing through as well.
I better get moving on my challenge responses. Read on to see them!
I wish I could say this was not a couple of romance novels. OK, maybe not. I do like a good romance. But these shake it up a little. Both are clean reads. You could hand them to your child in middle school and they'd probably love them and, in my opinion, come out from the reading unscathed and encouraged.
I can't believe how slow this month is moving along on the calendar. It feels like it's speeding by, though. That might be because I'm trying to get as far ahead with scheduled posts as I possibly can. (Where these writing challenges are concerned, I can only prep a little because I don't do the challenges until the day of...) I'm trying hard to get things set up in advance so I won't have to work so hard when NaNoWriMo comes around. What will you be doing in November, Good Readers?
On to the challenge responses!
Book Reviews: Contemporary Romances: 'The Corporal & the Choir Girl' and 'The Farmer's Wife' (Luchettis Brothers #1)
I've got a couple of contemporary romance novel reviews for you today. One is inspirational, the other is not, though the family is one who shows their faith in their daily lives. Check them out and see what you think.
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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