Category: Book Analysis

Judging a book by its cover… »

My alter ego recently had a book published.  The title and the cover art would lead the reader to believe it’s something that it isn’t.  The description of the book however does NOT indicate these things.  So, that leaves the reader in an age old quandary.  Do I judge this book by its cover or [...]

Wild and Wicked in Prologueville »

Most of the time when I read a Prologue, I’m barely aware that what I am reading has been specially set aside. I tend to go straight from Prologue to Chapter 1 the same way I would go from Chapter 1 to Chapter 2. The prologue in Wild and Wicked in Scotland by Melody Thomas [...]

Series, and the Quality of Anticipation »

Do your read series? I don’t mean Harlequin here. I mean do you read things like all the book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood, or any In Death, trilogies, sets, or continuing stories? If you do, then do you ever withhold judgment on how much you like the books until you have read them all? [...]

Letting Out the Scenes »

I’m reading Promise Me Forever by Lorraine Heath right now. I’m only around page 98, but so far I’m enjoying it.  However, I’m starting to get the feeling Lorraine is letting out the backstory a little faster than I want. That or the central conflict isn’t as strong as I’d like. I haven’t decided which. [...]