Nell’s Opinion & Book Hunt
This world is the greatest, you know? I loved the interview yesterday. Cover art is one of my favorite things – some book covers are ok, but some are so outstanding that I just want to frame them and look at them forever. There are authors that create works of art that aren’t for everyone. There is cover art out there that isn’t for everyone, but isn’t it awesome we get to choose?
I had a conversation this week with an author that I considered pretty rough. He wanted me to review his book. It’s the first book in this author’s series and he’s gifted it to us all on Amazon. I picked it up and spent most of a day reading it. There were problems with his punctuation and sentence structure. The story was pretty good but I struggled over whether I should tell him how I felt about the rest of the book.
As a reviewer, I feel I have to stay true to myself, so I emailed him. I tried to break the news to him as gently as I could. I found out in short order that this gentleman is over 70 years old and lives on a pension. He can’t afford an editor and he just wants to tell the story.
You could guess that I felt rotten, but the story he wrote has potential and just because I was distracted by what I deemed as mistakes, doesn’t mean they really were mistakes. I explained to him that my thoughts are really nothing in the grand scheme of things. He seemed to respond to that and before I knew it, we had reached an accord and solution.
This is what makes the world so great. We help each other. With the awesome source that is the interwebs, we can either be faceless trolls or we can choose to hold out a hand and help someone out. Promote something we think is great. Talk about things that we are passionate about. Don’t think your kindness or opinions don’t matter. Sometimes it takes just one to make a difference.
Now on to the Book Hunt:
Title: Witches and Ghosts Urban Fantasy Multi-Series Bundle #1
by T Paulin
.99 on Kindle
Description: Love urban fantasy adventure with plenty of magic and humor? Discover three fantastically funny series featuring witty characters you’ll love!
This Urban Fantasy anthology contains 3 books from different urban fantasy series. You may read them in any order. Enjoy!
Wisteria Witches – Z. Riddle
Zara Riddle moves to the town of Wisteria for a dream job as a librarian. She hasn’t even unpacked her moving boxes when she and her teen daughter, Zoey, are swept up in a murder mystery. With all the ghosts and supernatural creatures around (including a real hunk of a wolf shifter! meow!) it’s a good thing the Riddle women are tougher than they look. Now, if only they could handle their new witch powers as well as they’ve mastered their sarcastic wit!
GENRE: Paranormal Romance / Witch Mystery
HEAT LEVEL: Mild. No sex scenes. No swearing.
LENGTH: Complete novel.
Love Singer – Mimi Strong
A young woman heads off to music school only to discover her talents include more than just singing.
GENRE: Paranormal romantic comedy
RATING: PG-13 – some mature themes, humorous sex references
LENGTH: Novella of 50 pages
About Last Night – Ghost Hackers Book 1 – T. Paulin
A delivery driver is hired to help a ghost hunter solve the mystery behind a haunted farmhouse. He discovers secrets about himself as well as a new career.
GENRE: Paranormal mystery comedy adventure
RATING: PG-13 – some dark themes, quirky dark humor
LENGTH: 225 pages (less)