Sunday, April 27, 2008

Review: The Pleasure Slave by Gena Showalter

Title: The Pleasure Slave
Author: Gena Showalter

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: Feburary 1, 2005
Publisher: HQN
ISBN: 0373770324
ISBN-13: 9780373770328

When Santa Fe antique dealer Julia Anderson was curiously drawn to purchase a battered jewelry box, she never expected it to contain her own personal love slave. Especially not tall, dark and sinfully handsome Tristan—a man hard to resist, and determined to fulfill her every desire.

Though Tristan was a rogue of the battlefield and the boudoir, making love with Julia was like nothing he'd ever known. Yet revealing his true heart would break the centuries-old spell and separate them forever. And Tristan would do anything to go on loving Julia...even remain a slave through all eternity....

My rating:

It was a little too similar to Fantasy Lover for comfort. Though the male leads come from different backgrounds (another planet/dimension in this case), the general premise - a man bound into an object as a sex/pleasure slave - is identical.

Disappointing.



Saturday, April 5, 2008

Review: Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne, Dave King

Title: Self-Editing for Fiction Wirters
Author: Renni Browne, Dave King

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: April 13, 2004
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 0060545690
ISBN-13: 9780060545697

My rating:

This book is a revelation and in some freakish way it did change my (writing) life - for the better.

Before I took this book in my hands I had no idea what kind of (stupid) mistakes I made while writing. I always naturally presumed the most horrendous ones were grammar mistakes and typos, but this book sheds life on mistakes us part-time writers think are minor ones, but seriously compromise the style and story-telling.

A must for everyone who even remotely considers putting their writing out there in the big wide world.