New Adult Romance in Progess!

So, I started a romance a while back and picked it back up. It’s a New Adult Romance, 1st person from the guy’s perspective, called “The Bro Code” Here’s the opening paragraph. I’m almost to 9000 words. It’ll probably be a novella. What do you think?

Amanda Slate’s legs first got my attention at Mike’s annual Christmas party. She was wearing one of those short dresses that showed them off—and damn!—firm tan legs that went all the up as my gramps used to say. Can you tell I’m a leg man? Oh, I love the rest of the package on women too, but great legs are what I spot first. Tanned and toned with just the right amount muscle. No stick legs for me. I love a girl with some curves! And Amanda, well, she had all the right ones. Too bad I had no idea who she was at time, would’ve saved all of us a whole lot of trouble.

Dreams of the Queen by Jacqueline Patricks

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Awesome review!

Originally posted on The Mad Reviewer:

Dreams of the Queen by Jacqueline Patricks(Cover picture courtesy of Goodreads.)

Dr. Cass Baros is haunted by dreams of an alien world…

…and will do anything to find it.

Relentlessly, she works her science team–along with her co-project leader and fiancé, Dr. Julian Saunders–in order to create the first lab-contained wormhole. Their boss, Dr. Janson, has a secret agenda. He adds a military contingent, which expands their six person team to twelve and increases tensions between the members. Egos will clash, agendas will cross, and their worlds will be undone as they travel through the wormhole.

The team, unable to return home and facing numerous dangers–conflicting desires, burning suns, cannibalistic monsters–is plunged into an adventure beyond their control. They struggle to unravel millennia old secrets in an alien world where nothing is what it seems. While Captain Lewis’ leadership strengthens, Cass deals with her destiny as the Brajj queen, and the Brajj, Jeamon, questions his…

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My review of ‘The Last Passenger’…wanted to love it but…

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Got for an Amazon Prime Read.

Started off creepy, ended shallow and inconsistent.

Started off creepy and strong then devolved into a not-so-believable mystery. While it’s fast paced, that’s not a compliment as it tends to gloss over some details and/or contradict some aspects of the story or character. The pace does makes it easier to get to the more interesting aspects of the Nazi-ship mystery. Still, there’s parts of the mystery that are never fully explained and you have to take a lot on faith rather than any real science or even speculative science. The creepy parts are explained more so then the time travel aspects, but … meh. By the end I was left with more of a feeling of relief that it’s over rather than satisfaction of a story well told. As for Kate and most of the other characters, not very compelling once the story got going. I’m totally cool with steamy sex scenes. Who doesn’t love some decent porn once in a while? But I found myself skimming the ones here since they were unexpected and unnecessarily long given the overall story and yawn-worthy characters.

Oh, and the writer loves metaphors (which are great, btw, but three sentences in the same paragraph?) and redundancy. If I hadn’t loved Nazi mysteries and ghost stories so much, I would’ve dropped it based on the pulpy writing style.

Why Girls Hate Game of Thrones—A Rebuttal

Originally posted on The Mad Reviewer:

After I found this highly sexist article called Why Girls Hate Game Of Thrones I’ve been on what I like to call a “slow burn”.  I’ve been stewing about it for two weeks now, biding my time until I got into full rant mode and now I’m ready to explode.  Maybe it’s because I’m feeling crankier than usual due to a strep throat, but either way I couldn’t resist the urge to refute this sexist, idiotic excuse for an article.

Because I’m feeling particularly rant-y I will now dissect the article piece by piece, but be warned that the original article contains coarse language you do not normally find on my blog.  No, there’s no swearing but there are terms I would not use in polite conversation.

So here is why Renata Sellitti thinks all girls hate Game of Thrones the TV series (which can also apply to the books):

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Fairytale Apocalypse!!!!

Originally posted on Eyrinnia Reviews:

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Fairytale Apocalypse by Jacqueline Patricks. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 28 September till 5 October, you can view the complete tour schedule on Lola’s Blog Tours website here.

My review will be posted later this week as I have had several things come up personally I must take care of.  I do however want to go ahead and say this book is an amazing read!  A few things need to be corrected/improved, but that happens with every novel :)  A strong voice in Young Adult/New Adult fantasy.  Definitely an author I intend to follow and I am thankful for the amazing opportunity to get to pre-read this novel.  A big thank you to Lola’s Blog Tours and Jacqueline Patricks for allowing me to read and review this!  Best wishes to…

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Blog Tour & #giveaway – FAIRYTALE APOCALYPSE by Jacqueline Patricks #NA #fantasy #dystopia

Originally posted on deborahjay:

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Fairytale Apocalypse by Jacqueline Patricks. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 28 September till 11 October, you can view the complete tour schedule on Lola’s Blog Tours website here.

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by Jacqueline Patricks

Genre: Fantasy Dystopia
Age category: New Adult
Release Date: September 28, 2014

Blurb:
A romance of apocalyptic proportions

Two worlds bound by magic…
Three people joined by destiny…

Lord Kagan Donmall rules the Verge, the border that protects the magical Fae Inlands from the mundane mortal world. Recently, the Verge has been failing and he suspects the source of magic is fading. His prayers to Danu have gone unanswered, until now.

The young mortal, Lauren Montgomery, hears the message of Danu and eagerly agrees to be the Lady of the Verge, for she desires…

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Fairytale Apocalypse by Jacqueline Patricks

Originally posted on The Mad Reviewer:

Fairytale Apocalypse by Jacqueline Patricks(Cover picture courtesy of Goodreads.)

A ROMANCE OF APOCALYPTIC PROPORTIONS.

Two worlds bound by magic…
Three people joined by destiny…

Lord Kagan Donmall rules the Verge, the border that protects the magical Fae Inlands from the mundane mortal world. Recently, the Verge has been failing and he suspects the source of magic is fading. His prayers to Danu have gone unanswered, until now.

The young mortal, Lauren Montgomery, hears the message of Danu and eagerly agrees to be the Lady of the Verge, for she desires more than a mundane life.

But Lauren’s twin sister, Tessa-ever her sister’s protector, challenges the decision. The Verge falls, and the Fae and mortal worlds suffer a double apocalypse.

Now Kagan, Lauren, and Tessa must survive in this new, hostile world and discover a way to repair that which has been destroyed while navigating the bonds of duty, love, and vengeance.

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Starting Sept 22 – Oct 5, joint the FA Blog tour to read excerpts, tens lists, interviews of Jacqueline Patricks, and reviews of FA by the blog hosts AND don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for the $100 Amazon gift card!

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Fairytale Apocalypse proof is in!

And I’m working on final edits as dozens of digital ARCs are out. Less than a month until it’s published. Sept. 22 is coming up fast.

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