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Christine Lloyd lives and works in New York City. She graduated with distinction from Colorado College, where she won two literary awards, gaining a BA in creative writing and English literature with a minor in mythology and folklore. She went on to law school, earning a JD from the University of Kansas.

Earlier in her career, she interned with the Kansas State Senate, the Kansas Defender Project, Legal Aid of Western Missouri, and the Public Defender's Office. She also worked in the compensation department of a major utility company.

In NYC, her home of 18 years, she negotiated content licensing contracts for a library reference publishing company and worked as a contract manager and legal professional in various industries including health
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Christine M. Lloyd Hard question - and it changes all the time. At the moment it is Illona Andrew's Curran and Kate Daniels -- because they are equals. Their…moreHard question - and it changes all the time. At the moment it is Illona Andrew's Curran and Kate Daniels -- because they are equals. Their relationship is built up slowly over time, is character and plot driven, and affects everyone around them. The true characters earn each others trust and their relationship is built on trust. And neither is superior to the other, neither is the damsel, and they save each other. There are unfortunately not many classical fictional couples that fit this -- maybe Darcy and Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice, although they felt awkward in the sunlight and better on the shadows of the page. Which too often is the case with fictional couples. I did love Vicky Bliss and Sir John Smythe in the Vicky Bliss mysteries by Elizabeth Peters, for a bit. And oh, I do adore Phillipa and Lymond in the Chronicles of Lymond in the final two books of that series. Their relationship is also built slowly over time. I'm not a fan of the love at first sight trope or the soul mate trope -- I like characters who sort of fall in love over a period of time. I think it's harder to write and more realistic.(less)
Christine M. Lloyd Writer's block isn't so much the problem as is "story block" aka when your characters suddenly for no apparent reason stop talking to you. I usually…moreWriter's block isn't so much the problem as is "story block" aka when your characters suddenly for no apparent reason stop talking to you. I usually take a walk or work on something else.(less)
Average rating: 3.67 · 12 ratings · 8 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
Doing Time on Planet Earth

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First off, I don't tend to re-read books as a general rule. Mainly because I read so closely, there's no point. I can remember the book, it's embedded in my skull - why bother with a re-read.

Except, for a few instances. I've been known to re-read sections of books or chapters. And once I skimmed through various sections of the Jim Butcher, Harry Potter, and Kim Harrison fantasy series. Even hav... Read more of this blog post »
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I finished this book before I read Vonnegut's Slaughter-House Five. I enjoyed it a lot more. But I think Vonnegut's book is slightly better, even though Scalzi knows more about writing female characters...Vonnegut's novel kicked me in the gut and wil ...more
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Hard to know what category to put Kurt Vonnegut's classic tour de force within, science-fiction? memoir? philosophy? literary? Maybe all of the above.

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A bit heavy-handed, and overtly-religious in places, but it does a good job of depicting opium addiction and the opium trade in the 1800s. Better than some other romance novels that I'd read exploring the same themes. But the dialogue is a bit on the ...more
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It was okay. The writer gets bonus points for innovative title (no Earl or Duke in the title, kudos) and subverting the trope in some interesting ways. The story is about the star-crossed romance between a tortured musician and a botanist. Okay, mayb ...more
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I finished it, but skimmed a lot of it towards the end. A bit too cliche for my taste and rather predictable. Particularly if you have read or watched a lot of Westerns, which I have.

It's the typical Western trope. Girl meets wounded boy on the Wagon
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Enjoyable, better written than most, but the action was a bit on the slow side. The novel isn't well paced. She does however have a decent editor, relatively few typos, and the characterizations are rather good.

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Better than Spymaster's Lady in some respects. Still has the pacing problem -- it wandered around a lot. The sex scenes were better than the action scenes, and the writer does a good job of not showing everything, leaving bits and pieces to the imagi ...more
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James Joyce
“Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.”
James Joyce, Ulysses

Louisa May Alcott
“Your father, Jo. He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman's Odyssey

Jean de La Fontaine
“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.”
Jean de La Fontaine, Fables

“No, you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels all right
You don't know what it's like
To be like me
To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No, you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life”
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