Thursday, April 26, 2012

6,000 words and reading too

I added another 3,000 words to Love on a Transfer yesterday. It's definitely growing. Tom's just met a girl dressed in pink, but she's really not impressed with him. Meanwhile I should be grabbing the occasional moment of sunshine to pull weeds (I did at least cut the grass), and using periods of rain to get on with housework. Or perhaps I should be reading...

One great virtual place to read is the World Literary Cafe. It's well supplied with books, book reviews, special offers, publicity options, writing advice, and even a place to sign up as a book reviewer. I try to review a couple of books a month with them, and my kindle's bulging at the seams with free books waiting for that "round tuit" to give me time to read them. So here are my April WLC reviews...

Emily's House, by Natalie Wright, is the first in the author's middle-grade/young adult Akasha Chronicles series. Fourteen-year-old protagonists break rules and fly from the States to Ireland to save the world. The mix of modern teen dialog and ancient mythology doesn't always work, but there's certainly something for everyone in this blend of science, myth, fairies, time-travel and more. Enjoy with a mild light 1-star coffee, but keep the coffee machine running. it's long enough to take more than one cup.

Meanwhile Deadly Reunion, by Amy Manemann, is the first of her Taci Andrews series. It's an easy-reading adult mystery-adventure where the protagonists never quite make it into the bedroom, and the parents of the missing child never quite seem as worried as they should be. Neither does anyone else as the story veers between important decisions like what to wear and eat or how to respond to threats of death. Like a midnight Oreo feast, this one's best enjoyed with 2-star easy-drinking coffee.


2 comments:

Danika said...

thanks for the tip on World Literary Cafe. I hadn't heard of it. Was exploring their site and wish I had known about it earlier. Can't do their free e-book giveaway until my KDP 3 month contract is up.

Sheila Deeth said...

I really need to investigate them more. At the moment I read and review there and enjoy meeting other authors, learning tidbits about marketing etc.