Amazing and informative. Tower Sniper: The Terror of America's First Active Shooter on Campus was a well thought out, well-researched book; taking a rAmazing and informative. Tower Sniper: The Terror of America's First Active Shooter on Campus was a well thought out, well-researched book; taking a reader back 50 years to a time when campus shootings were unheard of. The book is filled with photos I had never seen before.
The three authors worked well together to compile all the information and relay that to the reader while offering a bit of insight that hadn't been shared before. The source listing and bibliography give credence to the research and time spent researching this shocking time in Texas' and the United States' history.
A great read and the hard back was beautifully laid out and presented....more
Recently I read a re-do of the Rose Red fairy-tale that I grew up with. Wren Michaels took the fairy tale I loved and told it with a completely differRecently I read a re-do of the Rose Red fairy-tale that I grew up with. Wren Michaels took the fairy tale I loved and told it with a completely different twist. I am not someone who reads erotica often, but I loved the way that Ms. Michaels was able to take characters I once knew and reintroduce them to me.
In 'Unbearable', Ms. Michaels took Rose Red and made her a strong, independent woman who wasn't afraid to get naked and demand what she wanted from a bed-partner. A strong, sexual woman instead of the shrieking virginal violet most fairy tale heroines are. This story was a novella, but I would have liked a little more back-story. I can see great possibilities with further expanding this story and making it a full-length novel and/or series.
The story line was fresh, the characters were developed but in a full-length novel could have been even more so. The writing was engaging. Yes, I will be reading more from this author. I give this book 4 starts - but only because I thought it could have had a bit more story development and could have been made into a novel but that is just my personal preference.
I was given a copy of 'Unbearable' by Wren Michaels for a fair and honest review.
I read The Jewel Box last week mainly because it was set in Houston and was impressed that the author made my city a character in the book as well asI read The Jewel Box last week mainly because it was set in Houston and was impressed that the author made my city a character in the book as well as a Clark Gable look-alike, a reluctant topless dancer, and an obscenity spouting loud-mouth just to name a few.
This wasn't a quick read for me but it was enjoyable and it did give a true depiction of the city and the mindset of the 70's and 80's.
The main character, Cherie, was a single-mother and it was told from her point of view. This was her story of love, loss, life, party, and living the a life in the cow-town turned boom-town of Houston. It wasn't a story-book romance, there was heartache, poor choices, hard decisions and drug and alcohol escapism.
There were several supporting characters in the story that I truly enjoyed, my favorites were Delilah, Cherie's obnoxious friend, and Beau her life-guru. This book had some snappy dialog - horny hyenas and all-inclusive Peruvian powder excursion were just two of the humorous lines from the story.
*DISCLAIMER: I formatted this book for the author and found as I was making the ebook I would no longer be skimming the paragraphs but actually reading them. Once I had finished with the final edition of the book, I uploaded it to my Kindle Fire (with the author's permission) and read the book from start to finish....more
I enjoyed the escape of reading ‘Forbidden Touch ’. I thought the characters were well developed and the plot was original. This paranormal romance keI enjoyed the escape of reading ‘Forbidden Touch ’. I thought the characters were well developed and the plot was original. This paranormal romance kept me guessing and the direction of the story was not given away in the first 2 chapters. Congrats to the author on her original story line and the expansion of powers by vampires, it was a nice addition to the character development and plot.
I wasn’t impressed with part of the story line involving the love triangle, I didn’t find it believable or that it enhanced the story. I thought that the author was trying to attract some of the erotic market with this turn of events but it didn’t play out well, in my not so humble opinion. That said, the sex scenes were the perfect mix of detail – not too explicit not too tame.
I have another book of Ms. Haigwood’s that I will be reading – it’s already purchased and loaded on my Fire and phone – I have high hopes that it will exceed the expectations that Forbidden Touch generated.
I found this book fun and engaging. I liked the characters, enjoyed the interaction between them and cheered on Sasha in her quest for the missing hooI found this book fun and engaging. I liked the characters, enjoyed the interaction between them and cheered on Sasha in her quest for the missing hooker. To be honest, I wanted to have a Gin & Tonic with her (Sasha). I found the dialog snappy, the action fast paced and the story-line was not something that I had read a thousand times before. Sasha reminds me of Stephanie Plum - one of my all-time favorite modern-day fictional characters - although Sasha is not so much of a disaster magnet.
Although the story-line focused on the sex-trade, I did not find it raunchy or gratuitous, rather when mentioned it was in a matter-of-fact manner and handled tastefully. The romance element was there but it was not the whole focus of the book.
All in all this was a great effort by an indie author whose books I look forward to reading more of.
I enjoyed the story and when I read it, immediately I thought it was a snippet of time in a relationship. Perhaps that is my own perception, there isI enjoyed the story and when I read it, immediately I thought it was a snippet of time in a relationship. Perhaps that is my own perception, there is no statement that the two characters are long-time lovers or even in a relationship, it was just the feeling invoked from the reading.
To me the story is not vulgar and explicit for the sake of vulgarity. It was the peek into the private time of two lovers, with love and passion equally present.
This is an erotic short-story for the thinking woman.