Saturday, 24 March 2012

Book Review - The Forever Girl (Sophia's Journey)

The Forever Girl: Sophia's Journey (Forever Girl, #1)The Forever Girl: Sophia's Journey by Rebecca Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've just seen a Tweet from Rebecca, quoting Harper Collins's comments about this book: "At times the writing is genuinely brilliant."

Mean ba???rds!

At times, the writing is far above averagely brilliant, and at others, higher. This is what sets Rebecca Hamilton apart from other authors of so-called urban fantasy. There are only so many ways that vampires, wiccans and shape-shifters can be portrayed, and in the end it comes down to the author's style as to whether or not it's a worthwhile read. In Rebecca's case, is certainly is.

This book is a joy from the opening line. If Rebecca Hamilton re-wrote the Yellow pages, she'd make it a great read.

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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Spring awakenings

Goodness me. Spring has arrived in the UK, and I’ve just noticed that my last post here was WEEKS AGO.

I’m afraid that family life rather took over from my writing one and I’ve had to sort out a few problems I’d rather not have had. I just hope they remain sorted out and that I can concentrate some of my non-working time to writing again. It’s frustrating to have four major ideas and know I can barely spare the time to commit one to paper (OK, hard disk).

I am currently working on the Pike’s Quest sequel, and have some cool ideas for some more-adult works, but there is only so much time in the day. I’ve promised myself, and advertised in the back of Pike’s Quest, that part 2 will be out in autumn/winter this year, so I’d better get on with it!

The plan
1: Write Pike 2
2: Place to one side for a few weeks before editing
3: Commence adult sifi/thriller
4: Edit Pike 2
5: Pass to proof-reader
6: Carry on with and complete adult sifi/thriller
7: Publish Pike 2

We'll see ...