Overview: Isabel Raines is an author, and happily married to Marcus Raines living in New York City. Problem is Marcus Raines is not who he says he is, throwing Isabel’s life into chaos. Everywhere she turns a dead body appears as she chases after her “husband.” After a head injury and two hospital visits, on the lead of a dying man, she heads to Prague with best friend and marketing agent Jack. Hoping to find Marcus, she visits the orphanage where he grew up and lands in the man’s clutches. Making a daring escape, and being shot, she is given many answers to her unending questions but never the answer burning inside her since the day her father died “why?”
Opinion: I love it, but kind of didn’t like it at the same time. For instance, because we jump between Isabel, her sister Linda, the cop on the case and sometimes Marcus and a few others; the point of views get jumbled and it is hard to figure out who we are following. Then because of all the POV’s we get a ton of back story for each character. While everything comes out in the wash, I think that a few things would have been best left out. That would help move the story along faster and maybe not leave the feeling of being rushed in the ending. I mean it took close to 300 pages just for Isabel to finally make progress. Other than that, the story was good and kept you very interested.
Camp NanoWriMo is coming to a close, and I am very close to finishing my book. I know it is a bit crazy to think I can write a little less then 10,000 words in three days(especially with me taking time to write this) but I only have a chapter and a half left. So I’m ready to start looking for beta readers. Any takers? Email me and I can send you a copy, once it’s finished of course. 🙂
The book is about Magdalene, a senior in college, preparing for a trip to Europe and finally got the girl of her dreams. She has a perfect job working for a flower shop (that isn’t your typical flower shop) and not a care in the world. But Magdalene has a couple of pretty big secrets, that she wants to keep. However, the most dangerous of secrets walks in on the first day of school. Her ex-boyfriend is back in town and ready to violate his restraining order, as well as mess with her job. So she calls in her favor to The Family, and all hell ensues. In the end only one will survive, but who is going down?
Excerpt: “I was overweight in high school, so this uniform didn’t look half as good on me then as it does now. Boys and girls a like would pick on me and drive my self-esteem lower and lower. Then one day I met Alex. Handsome and smooth talking Alex. We bonded over our love for music and when we sang in choir, it was magic. We started out as friends but wanted to take it a step further.
“So we tried dating. Everything went smoothly for the first few weeks, we would hold hands and kiss each other goodbye on the cheek. He took me to movies and watch sunsets from high up on the ridge of the rock query, he was a perfect gentleman but then he tried to force himself on me.” I looked over at her to see how she was taking it so far. Monica seemed OK so far, but the tale is only starting to go dark.
I continued, “I fought him off and just treated it like he was joking around. He persisted and I broke up with him. Of course he spread it around that he broke up with me because I was too clingy or something.
“Then a few months later, he roped me in saying he was sorry and wouldn’t try anything like that again until I was ready. So we tried again and everything started the same as before. After awhile he began to force himself upon me and I would fight him, this time he would shame me into having sex with him.
Last year I did my first NaNoWriMo and failed. Lol I was totally not prepared, but this year I know what to expect and am getting ready. Part of my preparation is doing Camp NaNoWriMo. I’m using a work in progress, that was previously titled “Drug Deal,” but I gave it its official name this morning as I finished the working cover.
“Love and Drugs” Synopsis:
Magdalene is a senior in college
, preparing for a trip to Europe and finally got the girl of her dreams. She has a perfect job working
for a flower shop
(that isn’t your typical flower shop) and not a care in the world. But Magdalene has a couple of pretty big secrets, that she wants to keep. However, the most dangerous of secrets walks in on the first day of school. Her ex-boyfriend is back in town and ready to violate his restraining order
, as well as mess with her job. So she calls in her favor to The Family, and all hell ensues. In the end only one will survive, but who is going down?
Overview: Cole Winters is an African-American U.S. Marshal being hunted for killing the men who killed his wife and son. Joseph Two Guns is a Native-American being hunted for robbing a bank and killing a big-shot’s son. These two men grew up as brothers, and Cole had married Joseph’s sister. Now they are running for the border, but these gentleman stop to help a gun-toting lady in distress. Jessie was traveling to meet her sister and father, when she ran into some trouble in the same town as Joseph. She joined the brothers and gave them shelter once they made it to her “Indian-raided” home. Finding her sister taken by a lawless lawman, the men decide to help her and rescue the sister. The men hunting Cole and Joseph, then team up with the captors for a big gun fight at the end.
Review: I know I said I wasn’t going to do anymore classics or history pieces for awhile but I had been asked to do a review on this book and I was hooked the moment I started reading. I’m not usually one for an old west type of book, but this was good. There was always action or wonderment that kept the story moving. The author does jump perspectives a bit, but it is more planned out and easier to follow from the beginning. Luckett really does paint a picture of everything happening and moves seamlessly from point A to point B.