Saturday, September 24, 2011

An Epitaph for Coyote by Bryan Dennis


I had a hard time getting into this story.  I think my take away from this is that some people have an even lamer life than I do.  The story seemed slow to me but for a characterization piece it was pretty good.  Dennis gave a good in-depth look at Henry and the type of person he was and how he interacted with others.

However, I found it rather a slow read.  Although well written and edited, the plot seemed to go slowly for me and I had a rough time keeping pace.  I wanted more action and more interactions, I guess.  But I think that was the intent behind this story.  Take the slow, meandering wanderer and he eventually becomes everything he should be and thus becomes a whole person. 

Insightful and great characterizations saved this book for me.  The story was slow but I think the rest made up for it.  You have to be ‘in the mood’ for a book like this but worth discovering along the way.

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Reviewed by Sue Owen

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Nephilim Genesis of Evil by Renee Pawlish


This was an amazing book…I could hardly put it down.  It was fast paced enough to not get boring but there was plenty of storyline to keep me interested.  I love books like this that follow a legend and offer very plausible evidence that what is happening can be contributed to the legend.  

I liked the way the characters unfolded without having to go into in depth reviews about the background of each character even though their backgrounds were very important.  But you figured it out.  I like that the author didn’t treat me like a three year old by letting me get things on my own without having to tell me every five minutes, hey remember that.  But at the same time the important points were not left to chance.

This book was scary in places but it defiantly has plenty of heart and you gain a feel for the characters and mourn when they are gone.  This would make an awesome movie with special effects and horrendous bad guys.  This is a total must read for me.


Review by Sue Owen

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Dark Province by William H. Johnson



Johnson does an excellent job describing situations and places.  I really enjoyed walking through the forest and cities with his characters.  His descriptions of places brings me right there and lets me enjoy or fear right along with his people.  The way he creates a whole world with words I amazing to me.  Well worth the price of the book right there!

I liked reading this book but at times I got over whelmed with too many things.  The characters were well established and easy to associate with.  

Generally this is a good book to curl up with and take your time reading.  One you will find yourself drifting off to Johnson’s world and wanting to help with the character’s quests.

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Reviewed by Sue Owen

Saturday, September 3, 2011

INDIE BLOW OUT WEEKEND!!!!!!!!


*** SEPTEMBER 2 – 5 ONLY ***
The first ever INDIE BOOK BLOWOUT – To celebrate this exciting event, I’ve reduced the price on my book to only 99¢!

Yes, it’s a weekend to remember!

To score dozens of FANTASTIC indie books for only 99¢, visit indiebookblowout.com. While you’re there, register to win a brand new Kindle & up to $ 100 in Gift Cards (entry form on the site).

Yetzirah by Pam Bainbridge-Cowan

Yetzirah:  The Pocket Worlds - The Butterfly is the best book ever!  It is well written, the characters are likable (when they should be) and the story is easy to follow.  Its kind of like Wizard of Oz meets Cinderella.  I loved reading this.  The world the author creates is amazing.  I would not be ashamed to admit that I may have laid down and tried to find the door.  The world completely grabs the imagination and draws you in.  I love the idea of different pockets that can be made as we wanted.  

The characters in this book are so varied it could have easily gotten out of control but the author kept them together and added their little character quirks as she went along making them more of the plot then some big, long analysis of who that person was.  I liked the vivid descriptions of each pocket and the variety. 

The ending was great.  Although I kind of saw it coming it was wonderful watching it all unfold and I’m very happy that when I learn how to focus that maybe Yetzirah will be waiting for me.  I give this a hearty must read.  It was fun and very enjoyable to travel through.  

Review by Sue Owen

Thursday, September 1, 2011

INDIE BLOW OUT WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!

*** SEPTEMBER 2 – 5 ONLY ***
The first ever INDIE BOOK BLOWOUT – To celebrate this exciting event, I’ve reduced the price on my book to only 99¢!

Yes, it’s a weekend to remember!

To score dozens of FANTASTIC indie books for only 99¢, visit indiebookblowout.com. While you’re there, register to win a brand new Kindle & up to $ 100 in Gift Cards (entry form on the site).