I recently signed up to be a review blogger as part of the Literati Author Services. I love the idea of this service for indie publishers becuase it gets their stories out into the real world with some real backers.
I wrote this book originally because I’ve been head over heels with a certain movie star for years! That and I was always curious as to how far a character would go, in the name of love. I put to the two together and viola, I came out with a suspenseful tale of murder, mob bosses, mysteries and love....more
Martha Carr, authorMy fifties started with a bang. I jumped out of a plane, following behind the person I was interviewing for a book. As soon as I was clear of the plane I felt myself relax and one clear thought came...more
It seems like just yesterday I was waiting in line at Barnes & Noble, eagerly counting down to midnight with a lightning bolt tattooed on my forehead, a custom-made wand in hand, and a four-corner smile on my face.That’s right, I admit it. I was a Harry Potter nerd. I lived for the midnight release parties. Once that book got in my hands, I’d spend the following 48 hours holed up in a room reading the dictionary-sized novels non-stop....more
Extended title: Feminist SFF books you should read that aren't A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones.
So what makes a book feminist? Basically, the presence of strongly written, as opposed to "strong" in a masculine sense, female characters.
As in, writing women like they're people. Multi-dimensional. Flawed. Not defined by a relationship with a man.
a few months ago i saw that they were making the book wild by cheryl strayed into a movie starring reese witherspoon. although i’ve seen the book pop up on recommended reading lists, this preview was honestly what prompted me to actually purchase the book and add it to my reading list. i’m honestly really glad that i chose this book since it was so different than what i have been reading lately....more