Month: May 2014

What I am Reading

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This should be a really fun read.

I was waiting in the library and picked it up, I was nearly through Chapter 3 just standing in the stacks.

I got online and ordered my copy. Looking forward to reading this one.

June book club

 

Well, That’s Just Illogical

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thursdays.1In my latest bestselling novel, Thursdays in Savannah, I wrote a character that was somewhat unlikeable.  She is so realistic, that it started a multipage discussion on Amazon reviews.  Seriously, she is so disliked, I received some 3 stars because many reader felt it was unfair that she got everything she wanted in the end.

Why: Because she had two men.  Somehow, she managed to be engaged to both.

Each knew about the other.

She got engaged on Valentine’s Day and met the hunky handy man on Valentine’s night.

Her logic: I am marrying for security, but before I do, I am going to sow some wild oats.

The readers hated her.

I pulled two of the reviews to share.

 

3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmmm…., May 25, 2014

“There is something about this novel that just didn’t sit well with me. I wouldn’t say it’s the cheating directly because I’ve read other books with adultery as it’s plot point. But this story just…annoyed me. I think it has to do with the fact that Savannah just didn’t care about what she was doing. There was no remorse or guilt or feelings on her part where her fiancée was concerned. She had an entitled attitude about her that irritated me.

3.0 out of 5 stars Savannah, Savannah, Savannah!, May 22, 2014

“Oh Savannah girl, what are you doing? I loved the way the book began with Savannah speaking to us the “voyeurs” about her….ah, indiscretions. I am a one man at a time kind of girls so I was surprised that I liked this book.”
What is illogical to me is this.  Jesse, the handyman, knew she belonged to someone else, yet, went balls to the walls to make sure she ended up as his.  He was even relegated to one night a week and he pulled out all the stops.
Yet, readers felt she did not deserve him.
Every Thursday he came over, dinner was ready and so was her loving.  She cooked him breakfast and packed him a lunch.  He even tricked her into meeting his family, and she put her skills to work in his favor at a conference to make him shine.
In the end, he came out on top. He wanted her at his side.
I am just confused.  Why is it okay for the man to go after what he wants, but the not the lady?  When the lady goes for broke, she has to be a gold digger.
]Well, to me, it’s just illogical, but I would love to hear your thoughts.

The Blakemores are Back!

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Okay, Okay, Okay.

I know it took longer than expected, I had to expand the story.  I know everyone loves the Blakemores, their kick ass and take no prisoners attitude, but this time around, I needed to show you something else. In this episode, you get a look into the actual relationship.  I have given the readers an opportunity to spend a little time with Saxton & Odessa at home.  Yes, there is a mission.  Yes, there are guns, explosions, more snakes and of course a sexy scene.

I even introduce you to a few new characters and go deeper into an old nemesis.  It is a fun read and fast ride. I hope you enjoy this edition from my best selling series, The Blakemore Files, available now on Amazon.

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The Fight Heard Round the World

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Okay, unless you have been under a rock, you know that Jay Z and his sister in law got into a tiff in the elevator at the Met Gala.

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t give a flying font, but this what I was thinking.

What the hell kind of security does that hotel have to leak footage in an elevator in less than 30 seconds after it happened.  Who gave them the right to release it and was their privacy violated?

I know it is a public elevator, but damn Big Brother, now I am scared.

The second thing that bugged the crap out of me is this.

There is so much happening in the world, and the twitterverse and internet went wild with this nonsense.

But really, have we nothing of substance to discuss. Out of all the madness, words of wisdom rolled from the finger tips of the Divine Bette Midler.

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Here are some of the images that came forth. Some of these are rather clever.

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What I am Reading

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This month, my book club is reading Sweetgrass, By Mary Alice Monroe..

Sweetgrass is a historic tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations. But Sweetgrass—named for the indigenous grass that grows in the area—is in trouble. Taxes are skyrocketing. Bulldozers are leveling the surrounding properties.

And the Blakelys could be forced to sell the one thing that continues to hold their disintegrating family together. In this poignant novel of hope, acceptance and the powerful gift of forgiveness, Mary Alice Monroe paints an intimate portrait of a family that must learn to unravel old patterns and weave together a new future. may