Jane Taylor Starwood

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Jane Taylor Starwood's fiction debut, the romantic thriller "Shattered Blue," is a RomCon Readers' Crown winner for Best First Book, received a BRAG Medallion and a RONE Award nomination and is Awesome Indies Approved.

The author's "Long Island Wine Country: Award-Winning Vineyards of the North Fork and the Hamptons" is available at bookstores, regional wineries and online.

Web: JaneTaylorStarwood.com

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Shattered Blue by Jane Taylor Starwood
"Shattered Blue by Jane Taylor Starwood is a 2013 independent/self published release. I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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“That’s when it hit him with the force of a fastball in the chest: He was falling in love with Shane MacKinnon. He hardly knew her, and yet he knew with absolutely certainty that she was everything he’d ever wanted. He wanted to hold her like this for the rest of their lives. He wanted to wipe away her tears. He wanted to make her happy, take care of her, protect her from harm. He wanted to make babies with her and walk beside her as they grew old. He wanted to be buried next to her.
Falling? It was completely nuts, but he couldn’t deny it: He was already in love with her. And it scared the crap out of him.”
Jane Taylor Starwood, Shattered Blue

“Soon you catch your first glimpse of a vineyard basking in the sun, its broad leaves silently turning sunlight into sugar, ripening vitis vinifera, the European grapes that make the world’s finest wines. For a moment you might imagine you’ve been mysteriously wafted to the French countryside, but no, this is the East End of Long Island, the most exciting new wine region in North America. You’ve reached your destination, but your journey of discovery has barely begun”
Jane Taylor Starwood, Long Island Wine Country: Award-Winning Vineyards of the North Fork and the Hamptons

“She hit the button again, holding her breath this time until she heard it.
Soft, sibilant, as insubstantial as the breaths that came before: Shannon. The voice whispered Shannon.
The blood rushed out of her head. Her heart knocked hard in her chest. Her knees buckled and she grabbed the counter to keep from falling. She was starting to hyperventilate, had to calm it down before she was taken by a full-blown panic attack.
Paper bag. Think. Think! Drawer below the silverware, next to the sink. Over the nose and mouth. Breathe slowly, slowly.
Holding the bag against her face, Shane slid to the floor with her back against the cabinets, legs splayed, lungs heaving.
It couldn’t be him. It couldn’t be Jordan. Jordan was dead.”
Jane Taylor Starwood, Shattered Blue

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Making Connections: 981. SHATTERED BLUE by Jane Taylor Starwood 10 30 Apr 08, 2013 11:44AM  
“A good book isn't written, it's rewritten.”
Phyllis A. Whitney, Guide to Fiction Writing

“You must want to enough. Enough to take all the rejections, enough to pay the price of disappointment and discouragement while you are learning. Like any other artist you must learn your craft—then you can add all the genius you like.”
Phyllis A. Whitney

“There's only one good reason to be a writer-we can't help it! We'd all like to be rich, famous and successful, but if those are our goals, we're off on a wrong foot...I just wanted to earn enough money so I could work at home on my writing.”
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“Problem, purpose, conflict, goal. Use them. Think about them while you are in the planning phase of your novel; keep these elements at the back of your mind to guide you while you write. When you have written a scene, make sure they are all there, or that if one or another is missing, it is intentional and the effect is what you want.”
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“Soon you catch your first glimpse of a vineyard basking in the sun, its broad leaves silently turning sunlight into sugar, ripening vitis vinifera, the European grapes that make the world’s finest wines. For a moment you might imagine you’ve been mysteriously wafted to the French countryside, but no, this is the East End of Long Island, the most exciting new wine region in North America. You’ve reached your destination, but your journey of discovery has barely begun”
Jane Taylor Starwood, Long Island Wine Country: Award-Winning Vineyards of the North Fork and the Hamptons

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Jane Starwood Hi Crystal. Mr. Blue refers to Jordan mistaking Matt for a blue collar type. Yes it was Shane who flew by Matt.
Thanks again for your great review.


Crystal Can I ask a couple questions about Shattered Blue? I don't think they are spoilers...

Why did Jordan call Matt Mr. Blue? I know why the book has the title, but I think I missed the Mr. Blue reference.

Was it Shane that stabbed "him" (not naming names) with the steak knife? Matt felt someone rush by him, so I assumed it was her. I loved that Matt grabbed a butcher knife and all Shane had was a steak knife.


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