Okay, I’ll admit it. The first few pages of this book had me rolling my eye, convinced I was reading some self grandizing book telling people to writeOkay, I’ll admit it. The first few pages of this book had me rolling my eye, convinced I was reading some self grandizing book telling people to write massive amounts of words and publish them without considering quality, plot, or editing issue.
Boy, am I glad I was wrong.
This book does tell you that it’s possible for a person to write 20,000 words in a short period of time, but it doesn’t presume that everyone can do it, nor is it written in such a way to lead the reader to believe that they’ll make tons of money by doing so.
What the book does is explain the author’s reason for writing a novella in a short period time and explain how he did it. I found his system intriguing. At this point, it’s not one that works with my writing style, but the next weekend I have a large chunk of time and not a great deal on my plate, I might just give his system a whirl and see what happens.
After that, he goes on to provide some good insight on not giving up and provides marketing tips that includes choosing titles and free promotional ideas.
While this book isn’t going to be everybody’s cup of tea and a lot of the advice is pretty generic, I think it’s a great place for anyone who is just starting to write. I do completely agree with the reviewer who felt the title is misleading. Despite what the title implies, this isn’t a how to guide.
I read the book in about a ½ hour and got it as part of my Kindle Unlimited subscription.
The book doesn’t start out like a typical romance. This one starts out with a kidnapping and slave auction which than leads to antics, love, and a varThe book doesn’t start out like a typical romance. This one starts out with a kidnapping and slave auction which than leads to antics, love, and a variety of shenanigans.
The great thing about the book is that it felt fresh and interesting. Both main characters have amazing chemistry and it was interesting to read about them falling in love. Jenna Jaxon has a lovely writing voice that keeps the reader engage.
The biggest downside to this story is that there are sections where the story dragged a little and a few places where Katarina and her brother Jack felt inconsistent. Another problem, and that’s totally on me, is that there are certain aspects of the storyline that bother me even though I know they’re historically accurate. I think it’s a combination of my current mood and a recent conversation with a different author.
Katarina’s brother irritated me. I don’t like whiny passive aggressive types in real life and I don’t like the in fiction. I did love Mathews and hope Jaxon has plans to write a story about him. If you’re looking for something just a little bit different that’s well written and sexy, you’ll enjoy Only Scandal Will do. ...more
I bought this book because I thought both the title and the description were really cute, now I’m pleased to report that it provided me with a few pleI bought this book because I thought both the title and the description were really cute, now I’m pleased to report that it provided me with a few pleasant hours of entertainment, and really, isn’t that what a book is supposed to do.
It’s an origins story that is told entirely from the prospective of the main character, a woman who through no fault of her own, manages to constantly draw the attention of nefarious supervillains. Her propensity for getting snatched not only attracts the attention of the media, but also more supervillains who feel that the fact that she constantly gets rescued by the same hero, who may or may not be her boyfriend, is a great way to get to him, which results in her getting kidnapped even more frequently. One of these kidnappings results in her developing superpowers of her own.
I’ll admit that it took me a little while to warm up to Gail, mostly because there were times when she reminded me a little too much of Lois Lane, who isn’t a favorite of mine, but there were times when I found her fun and I sense I’ll like her better in book two. I’m very curious to see her relationship with both Vicky and Blaze develop in upcoming books. I also hope that the author spends some time delving into the background of War Hammer, who was the character I found the most intriguing.
There are times when the story pacing drags a bit, but it does eventually pick up pace. All in all, a pleasant book for anyone that’s looking for something light and easy to read. One word of warning, the book does end in a massive cliffhanger, something that always drives me up a wall. ...more
Meh. This story had lot of potential and very little follow through. The superhero deaths were too easy, the story started of compelling but than neveMeh. This story had lot of potential and very little follow through. The superhero deaths were too easy, the story started of compelling but than never went anywhere, resulting in a final project that felt rushed. ...more
While there is some interesting stuff in this book, I think the title is very mis-leading. The book contains information new bloggers will find intereWhile there is some interesting stuff in this book, I think the title is very mis-leading. The book contains information new bloggers will find interesting, and it has some useful links, but it's not nearly as comprehensive as the title implies....more