UPDATE- Everyone who knows me, knows that I am blessed to be married to a very talented software engineer. He happens to be helping me design the website, but due to his work schedule he hasn’t been able to do much of anything with it. I have still been collecting ideas and fleshing out everything that I want and need, but it will probably be next month at the earliest before he is able to even look at it. 😦 It bums me out, but I’m excited that it will be awesome when it is up there. In the meantime, I will continue to update this site as well as my twitter/goodreads/facebook which I have been using.
I have started Raven Hill Reviews, which will be doing review work for Paranormal Romance, Horror, Fantasy, YA, NA and more. To connect with Raven Hill Reviews, go to:
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The Website is almost ready for launch! I’m so excited for all the changes and new features. Also, you can get the ENTIRE marked series now in a boxed set. Cover designed by Cora Graphics. The boxed set is only 2.99. That’s like getting a book for FREE! Over 225k words.
The new web address is http://www.anmeade.com when it goes live 🙂
**** 4 stars!
Recommended for: romance fans who love a good ending
Truly Mine focuses on the themes of long lost love and regrets. Most people have those “what if” moments that if they could have just spoken how they really felt it might have changed everything. Sometimes it takes life experiences to know what you want. Tyler and Truly certainly have those in spades.
I don’t want to give anything away so I won’t go into specifics but there is a big surprise toward the end that adds a lot more depth to the whole story. It’s something that I haven’t ever seen done before and it leaves room to explore the topic of sexuality in a lot more depth. I was watching a rerun of Masters of Sex while I was reading and I just kept thinking, Truly Mine would be so much more interesting as a movie or a series. I could see Truly working on some sex research in a way that didn’t make me feel sorry that such great actors were left with characters so flatly written.
Overall it’s a unique twist on the long lost love story. The writing is solid, and I think it’s definitely worth a read. Not many books can hold my attention without a supernatural spin, but I found myself flipping page after page and staying up until the early morning to finish this one. It’s a great book for romance fans who love a good ending.
Get your copy here: http://www.amazon.com/Truly-Mine-Amy-Roe-ebook/dp/B013HDK8C6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440114042&sr=8-1&keywords=truly+mine+by+amy+roe
I won this book in a facebook giveaway, and have been dying to read it. I was kind of put off because I read several negative reviews about Final Protocol and how it glorified rape and had other bad content. While rape is certainly a part of Silence’s history that is discussed in detail (sometimes maybe a little too graphic), I can see where the author was coming from and why it is so relevant to the story itself. It isn’t the whole story, but it is part of it. I don’t think it overshadows the plot, or the writing. There is some pretty spectacular world building since this is set in the future, and J.C. Daniel’s writing style is very polished and quick paced.
Another criticism I read was that the romance element was thin, and that it was too rushed/not believable. I didn’t see that myself. Having come from an abusive background in RL myself I know that it doesn’t make you any less capable of hanging onto love when you find it. She had an established emotional and physical relationship with the hero before she goes back to bed with him. Yes, there’s been trauma, but it is far from overlooked on his part. They address it, and are still working through it when the book ends.
Final Protocol ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. It’s a lot of tragic backstory that drives the heroine to some extreme decisions that we don’t get to see played out completely. Here’s the truth, I couldn’t put it down. Any book that I don’t want to let go of until I’ve finished is a five star in my opinion. I read it in a day, and would love to read how this story plays out in the next book when it comes out. The descriptions were detailed and helped me to visualize the book as I went along. The writing was quick paced, albeit on the dark fantasy side (which I enjoy immensely). If you like SciFi and dark fantasy, you’ll love this book. It’s very much worth the time and its slot on your end of summer read pile.
My manuscript for book 4 is done! I’ll be working with the formatting and then putting it up for pre-order. Also, I’ll be doing Advanced Reader Copies so anyone interested in getting one of those, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll gladly send you a copy to review.
Thanks to Amanda M Lyons for her interview. She had some great questions, and I loved having the opportunity to be a part of her blog.