Thursday, November 29, 2007

Big Deal!

Well, um, I guess I can kinda sorta announce something here, even though I'm still on blog hiatus. So, here goes...

I sold to Red Sage!

Just a widdle e-novella, but I'm most excited about it! I have two publishers now -- otherwise known as job security ;)

I'll still be churning 'em out at lightning speed for EC (stop laughing) but look for me at Red Sage too, now.

Details such as title and release coming soon!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

How To Give a Bad Review

No, I'm not being facetious. This is one, classy, poor review and I liked how she outlined the reasons the book didn't work for her. I haven't gotten a review like this since Paperback Reader shredded Layover.

Were my poor widdle baby feelings hurt this time? Not in the least--so no need for all you rabid fans out there to rush to my defense. Unless you want to ;)

A Lick and a Promise by Ann Wesley Hardin

Written by Tara Renee
Friday, 12 October 2007

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Title: A Lick and a Promise
Author: Ann Wesley Hardin
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Futuristic
Publication date: August, 2007
ISBN: 9781419912252
Pages: 133
Reviewer: Tara Renee

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Mark Arianos comes to Earth to retrieve a child who is capable of saving his home world. He encounters problems when he lands on Earth and must acclimatize to the oxygen. He seems to others as if he were drunk.

Dove Hansen is a nanny to a young child who is possibly the most gifted person on Earth. Her life is hectic and caring for young Michael can be a challenge with keeping up with his mind. Her nights are consumed by a lover who comes to her in her dreams, pleasing her and never showing his face. When Dove meets Mark she is disdainful of a man who seems to have a serious substance abuse problem. She has no idea that Mark is the dream lover who visits her.

Mark gradually comes to realize the full impact his plan will have and must decide if the benefits of his plan are worth the agony removing a young child from his home will cause. Also, in order to have the woman he has grown to love, he must share all his secrets with her and risk losing her if she cannot accept the revelations.

A Lick and a Promise is an interesting tale by Ann Wesley Hardin. The plot is a little hard to follow at times and I found myself needing to reread some parts to fully understand some situations. Dove is a fun character with her love for Michael and her sassy attitude. I didn’t really like Mark. I understand that his upbringing has warped his outlook, but I just never warmed to him. My favorite character in the story is Michael. This young boy has a mind that keeps everyone around him on their toes. He made me smile all through the book. The sex, both in dreams and in the physical, is hot, but it was just not enough to keep me glued to the book. A Lick and a Promise simply wasn’t to my taste, but others may enjoy it.

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