Even without the clip about your this story based off your real-life abuse, I would have thought you were writing from experience. Th...moreDear J.D.Burrows;
Even without the clip about your this story based off your real-life abuse, I would have thought you were writing from experience. This was really a great read.
You delve deep into the very serious issue of sexual abuse. I experienced the thoughts and fears of your main character as she spirals from darkness of self-loathing into a healthy young woman dealing with her issues.
Usually, I really don't like stories about abused women, but this character felt very real and likable without being whinny or unbelievable. Wonderful writing.
I really appreciate you bringing your main character from down to up. Bringing this story to light was a best thing you could have done! You had a message, you said it well, and I applaud your bravery for putting it out there. It's one of those inspiring stories that make women believe they can take their power back. Thank you.(less)
This one was better than the first, but for me, the writing has room to grow. However, it's a "no brainer" read. go for it if you just want to read fo...moreThis one was better than the first, but for me, the writing has room to grow. However, it's a "no brainer" read. go for it if you just want to read for readings sake! I do like them, but I have no expectations on this author. (less)
I'd like to first say that I understand how difficult it is to write a novel, get it out there, and expose yourself to every critic. I...moreDear Mrs. Anne,
I'd like to first say that I understand how difficult it is to write a novel, get it out there, and expose yourself to every critic. I wish however, that you'd had a good critique partner to show you some of the flaws of the book.
Good points: The excerpt chapter that had me read the book was what got me to buy it. You have a very pretty cover!
I found some the actions of the main characters very unrealistic. Unrealistic as in took me out of the fictitious dream and had me wrinkling my nose saying "people don't react or not react this way." It seemed a bit outlandish. However...
The book was so outlandish at times that it kept me reading. The good parts of the book also kept me reading. It was a mixture of watching you learn what was good and what didn't work type of writing. Either way, it got me to READ THE BOOK. I am so glad you included an excerpt from the next book. I was wondering if your writing had gotten better and from the looks of it, you have. So, it gives me hope that your writing will continue to improve.
I'm tickled at the thought of a billionaire dad wanting grandchildren and plotting against his son to get his wish. It's a pretty main stream type of billionaire romance and follows all the rules you'd expect but it did not pull me into another world. It did have me scanning at many points, but I'm going to #2 in hopes that you found a good editor/critique partner. I'm wishing you the best success and see that you've charged ahead with all the available books! Fantastic! But I might want to recommend to someone they start with the second book instead of the first. (less)
You don't have lot #1 - #3 up on goodreads yet, so I'm going to put forth that I've read the first 3 series of Fat Vampire.
You've made me love Reginald by pure brute force. I love him because he's not perfect but perfect in his own way. The story gets better thought out in lots #2 & #3 so everyone needs to check them out. However...
Dear God in all heaven, you need to stop RESISTING the first person POV Mr. Truant. It's too late now for Reginald, because you've set a standard, but honestly, this would be so much less head bending if you would just go with the first person POV tendencies. Don't worry. I understand. House. Glass. Stones. I get it. I'm getting over it.
You have such a fantastic story here. We get to see Reinald, the main character, as specifically as the title proclaims -- A FAT vampire. That still loves to eat pizza, and soda, and Cheetos--but not blood. Reginald's intelligence, and his friends & girlfriends brawn, gets him out of every conceived trickery of the council to kill him. The most fantastic scene EVER that I have EVER read in ANY BOOK EVER was in Lot #3 where Reggy is stuck in the man-hole. I could not stop laughing. I could not stop laughing so hard, two or three Starbucks customers purchased the kindle book right then and there. So, yes, you deserve that rating because I think I even peed my pants because of that scene.
Thank you--I'm looking for Lot #4--the first three were increasingly a pleasure to read. (less)
I've been waiting for this book since you mentioned it in your podcast. I loved the concept! I love both Clint and Edward. Your first...moreDear Mr. Truant;
I've been waiting for this book since you mentioned it in your podcast. I loved the concept! I love both Clint and Edward. Your first person point of view is still screaming to get out, but I also know that you did this with Sean Platt and the mixture did well for the most part.
My one and only issue was too much telling, not enough showing. Most all the narrative might have worked better as dialogue. That's my 2 cents on that.
I read lots #1-#3 so I'm waiting for the next set. I found many concepts in the book really thought provoking. I thought your depiction of the crazy land shifts was phenomenal. You really had me understanding the way the world works.
Sometimes the book went on and on about "stuff". Not sure if it was deep stuff I was suppose to look further into or if it was just a diatribe of words. Some of it did feel like word barf. However, the concept and ideas of the book (especially the orb of malevolence) is very thought provoking. Made me look up the word malevolence and had me thinking about the word and the meaning. I love that! Thank you!
All in all, I do hope you enjoy reading this story to your children. I do love the pink smoke, bleeding rainbows and a curmudgeon of a unicorn--which could also describe the gun slinger. (less)