Saturday, January 26, 2013

REVIEW OF BROKEN

A Mythical love story!!!

Lions, Vampires and Guardians oh My

 





BOOK DESCRIPTION



Solomon is broken. Well, that is what her ex-husband called her numerous times after discovering she could not conceive. After catching her husband in bed with another woman, she returns to her hometown, Rock Hill, SC and starts her life over as a medical biller hell bent to remain in her safe little bubble, ruled by her Siamese cat, Izzy.

Everything seems perfect in her safe little world, and she is content to live a life without worrying about a man breaking her heart... until a mysterious new neighbor moves into the house that has been vacant since her elderly neighbor passed away four years ago. Then a new physician starting at her office has his sights on her.

Both men know the secret behind Solomon's broken life. Will she be able to handle the news?




My Thoughts




Has a loved one ever told you, that you were broke? It hurts doesn’t it?  In DM McDaniel’s book Broken, first In the Guardian Dream series, this is what happened to main character Sullivan.  Follow Solly on a soul searching adventure, one that will surprise both the reader and the characters. Solly goes on a whirl wind ride to find the truth about whom and what she is to become.  Solly will find her love and come to the realization that she is truly not broke.  A story full of twists and turns shifting at every turn of the page.  The author’s use of witty comebacks made me fall out of my chair laughing.  What do you get when you have a hunky man, a sexy vampire and a pretty lady you get a book worth reading.  I cried and laughed with the characters because they are easy to fall in love with, the story is well written and when you are done you will want to pick up the next one.  



I give this book






So go get your copy now at the following retailers!!


AMAZON

BARNES AND NOBLE






Thursday, January 24, 2013

INTERVIEW WITH MARY-NANCY SMITH OF EAGLE EYE EDITING



























It takes a lot to get a book published whether online or print form.  And what's one of the most important things in making sure your book looks nice and neat?  Let's just say you want to make sure all your I's are dotted and your T's are crossed.  I had a chance to talk to an online editor Mary-Nancy Smith of Eagle Eye Editing, to find out a little bit about why she does what she does and what goes into making a book mistake free.




Q: What made you decide to be an editor?
Mary-Nancy: This past summer I was doing some beta reading for an author and she was really enjoying the critiques that I was sending her. We got to talking about her book and what I was currently doing, which was not much, and she suggested that I look at an online editor's website that she had found. I contacted that editor and she gave me the ins and outs of what she did. I talked to my family about whether or not they thought I could do the online editing thing and they all agreed it was a great idea. So on July 4th I set up my website and here I am!


Q: What exactly does your job entail?
Mary-Nancy: I offer three different packages on my website. The first is just a grammatical review of a book. The second includes grammar and sentence structure. The third includes the first two and then I go through the book and offer critiques for the characters and I offer ideas about the plot. The third package takes longer than the first two but I really enjoy being able to interact with the characters and the story line.

Q: In school could you easily find the mistakes in paper?
Mary-Nancy: Yes, I do not know how many college papers I have written or edited for others, but I would probably have to say it would be close to 100 at least.

Q: How long have you been editing books?
Mary-Nancy: Since July 4th of this year.

Q: What is the most difficult part of editing a book?
Mary-Nancy: I think the most difficult part is probably going through each sentence to make sure that all of the tenses are correct and all of the commas are in the right spot. I have to say that I really love every part of the editing process it is just fun to me!

Q: What is the most challenging thing you come across when you are working?
Mary-Nancy: I think the most challenging thing I have come across has been the names and words that are made up. I have had to email several authors about whether a word or name is misspelled or not because I was not sure whether it was real. It is fun to read about new things but sometimes it is confusing.

Q: When you are not editing what do you like to do for fun.
Mary-Nancy: Read, I know that sounds silly but that is one of the reasons that I love my job because I truly love to read. Even when I am working on an edit, I am usually reading a "fun" book on the side just so I can have some down time from my work. I also love to bake. I make something fun or new at least once a week. I love to share whatever I make and sometimes my hubby gets mad because he ends up not getting any.

Q:  When you get a chance to just read for yourself what do you enjoy reading?
Mary-Nancy: I love just about everything. I like romance, paranormal, mystery, historical, and young adult. I am really not picky!

Q:  If you could edit the book or books of your "dream author", who would that author be?
Mary-Nancy:  OH wow. That is an excellent question. There are so many good ones out there that I would love to work with but I honestly would be a nervous wreck. If I had to choose, just one it would probably be Nora Roberts. I love all of her books and even her JD Robb series. That would be too awesome!

Q: What has been one of the most exciting things that has happened to you while editing?
Mary-Nancy:  I think all of the awesome authors I have become friends with have been the most exciting. Just knowing that I have helped them fulfill a dream has been the most rewarding thing ever.





Please check out the following links to get to know Mary-Nancy or for your the task of editing your next book.


Mary-Nancy Smith's Eagle Eye Website

Mary-Nancy Smith's Blog Site

Mary-Nancy Smith's Facebook Page

Mary's Thoughts of the day


Saturday, January 12, 2013

REVIEW for SCORPIO RACES

SCORPIO RACES






BOOK DESCRIPTION

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shiver and Linger comes a brand new, heartstopping novel.
Some race to win. Others race to survive.
It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.
Some riders live.
Others die.
At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.
Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn't given her much of a choice. So she enters the competition - the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.
As she did in her bestselling Shiver trilogy, author Maggie Stiefvater takes us to the breaking point, where both love and life meet their greatest obstacles and only the strong of heart can survive. The Scorpio Races is an unforgettable reading experience.


My Thoughts 

The Scorpio Races is a beautifully and unforgettable written story, filled with action and adventure. The author has you enchanted from the first to the last page. Set on the Island of Thisby, where once a year water horses venture from the the sea, hungry for flesh and blood.  This story is filled with romance as well, and also the word enchanted comes to mind. Sean Kendrick and Puck must participate in a a race of their lives with everything at stake, should they lose.  The book is fast-paced and sure to keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. I really enjoyed it, you will too.




I give this book







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  AMAZON


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