When I am deeply involved in a book, the characters are my everything. I love, hate, and side with or against them. I pour my heart and soul into their outcomes and become more invested in their emotional well-being than my own. I fall into them. That is how a great character is written, like a temporary lover, enemy, or bestie.
I know I’m enjoying the book I’m reading if I’m unable to stop myself from yelling at my husband if he interrupts me. For that brief tryst with the characters I meet, their world is more real to me than my own.
I can’t help but fall in love with Armentrout’s swoon-worthy characters. Obviously, they are designed specifically for that in-your-face hotness factor, but what can I say…I’m still a sucker for a good old teenage crush. My own books are always delving into some aspect of battling one’s nature, or addiction of some kind, so the whole aether-addict aspect (how’s that for alliteration?) is right up my alley.
With that being said, I am no prude but for some reason the explicit sexual content annoys me. i feel like it takes away from the story rather than adding to it. Granted, this is just my opinion, but I prefer to use a bit more of my imagination with the sex scenes.
Definitely a worthy read, and I’m looking forward to the next book in the Titan series. series.
The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…
It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.
Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.
But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.
Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.
Book 1 in the new adult paranormal TITAN series, spin-off to the best selling COVENANT series. (less)
Paperback, 335 pages
Published February 16th 2015 by Spencer Hill Press
Although I totally worship authors such as Brandon Sanderson who span multitudes of books across a single visionary universe, I think that I would have a lot of trouble sticking to that format myself. I recently read Warbreaker and although I loved Elantris and the Mistborn series, I found myself wanting to delve deeper into the unique world of biochromatic magic. I found myself mentally begging for a prequel and a sequel.Hopefully I will get my wish! It’s an added kind of thrill knowing that all of these fantastic series ith such unique worlds are connected in the Sanderson multiverse.
When I write, I tend to go back and forth between urban fantasy and actual fantasy realms. It’s fun to think that the world in which we live contains magical and paranormal creatures, but it’s also so much fun to worldbuild! Right now I’m writing a book that takes place in a world that is sort of a spin-off of ours; a possibility. I’m enjoying living in that place right now.
So whatever book you’re reading or writing, or whatever world you’re currently living in, enjoy it and maybe we’ll cross paths somewhere in the plethora of universes floating around in our minds.
I’m starting this blog because I love to read and I love to write. I often think about a plot or character in a book throughout the whole day, as I go about my activities, unable to fully participate in the real world because I’m so captivated by the fictional world. It’s fun for me and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’ve been writing for a long time, and mostly had articles and short stories published in trade magazines. The genres I prefer to write are science fiction, paranormal, fantasy (all types), and horror. My first published novel, “The Human Cure,” was published by 48fourteen and released in paperback last November. It’s a paranormal romance/urban fantasy novel.
I believe that there are always improvements to be made in my writing. I recently submitted a sequel to my publisher and I’m hoping it gets picked up. I’m also working on a new fantasy series. Writing is my joy and my passion.
The book I read most recently is “Warbreakeer” by Brandon Senderson. I think he is amazing and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on more of his work.