Month: March 2018

I have a Newsletter!

Posted March 21, 2018 by Victoria in Newsletter / 0 Comments

I thought I’d have a few reviews for you all by now, but my reading streak hasn’t been good. Some books that I’d anticipated turned flat. I only post about books that are 3.5 stars or more to keep this site positive!

Anyway, I’m working on a list of my all-time favorite alpha males. Also, I know I tend to disappear into my writing world. That ends now! I’d love to keep in touch with readers if only to chat about books.

I’ve launched the sign-up for my Newsletter. I plan to publish one a month or at least every quarter. I will also have fun giveaways for every newsletter which could be Amazon gift cards up to $50. Who wouldn’t want more books, right?

Divider

Review: High Voltage

I was excited for this book, so I pre-ordered and woke up early (5:30 am) and skipped my workout to to read it. LoL! I’m really torn on how to rate it. The first 30%, I wasn’t too optimistic that I was going to like this installment. I felt there was too much internal monologue—and it could be a personal thing, because I’m not a fan of this. But then the book picked up and I couldn’t put it down. I did stumble some along the way. The interruption of one chapter shifting to a different scene when there was anticipation of action at the end of the previous one somehow messed with the momentum. Also, I felt Dani and Ryodan’s relationship jumped to a declaration of love too fast, I was taken aback. If Ryodan wasn’t such a badass, I would have thought it was too emo-boy and sort of out of character. However, I was thrilled with Dani’s transformation to her ultimate potential. I thought that storyline went very well. So, I would say 3 stars for 50% and then 5 stars for the rest for a 4 star average rating. What I didn’t like: Highlight for spoiler: […]

Divider

On Writing Captive Lies

Captive Lies was a “turning point” book. I wanted to explore my writing voice, to see where I could improve and to figure out what could be holding me back. I have always written what I wanted which was why quitting my day job wasn’t in my immediate future. 😉 Let me backtrack a bit. Writing Fire & Ice started out as an accident. I’d been reading about amazing alpha male heroes but they were always getting paired with doormat heroines and I got frustrated. Out of that frustration, I wrote the first five chapters of F&I and sent it to my friend and forgot about it. A couple of weeks later, she emailed me back and asked me where the rest of the manuscript was. And I thought, really? Someone wanted to read it? I went ahead plotting and writing the rest of it, googling editors and sending it off to one I found. No way was I publishing unedited work. I got good feedback as well as critique. I had a male editor, and he thought Jack was a wooden character, but he liked Maia and my plot was well-paced. Made some adjustments and the rest, as they say, […]

Divider