Thursday, July 31, 2014

T-shirts and reviews

In Alabama Skye, Cheney and Greer sell t-shirts and sweatshirts out of the front room of their Scottish B & B. This charming bed and breakfast is called Gannon's Glen. I was lucky enough to receive my own shirt yesterday, although I didn't have the pleasure of traveling all the way down to the coastal town in Kelby, Alabama to get it.

I've been working on an outline for a sequel to Alabama Skye. I've gotten some amazing feedback and many readers telling me they aren't yet ready to say goodbye to the cast of characters in this book. I am so surprised and thrilled by this. I believe the second book will be mostly about Noah. That's the way it's going right now, anyway. I have many ideas running through this crazy head of mine, and once I start writing, the characters kind of take over. We'll see what I can come up with.

I received a four star review on Amazon yesterday. The book has gone out to many different people. This one was left by an unknown reader. 

4.0 out of 5 stars Climax a little bit of a let down, but otherwise a fantastic novel!July 30, 2014
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This review is from: Alabama Skye (Kindle Edition)
I really enjoyed this book - the characters were well fleshed out, the dialogue was realistic and fun, and the overall story was great .


There was only one thing that really threw me: the whole book builds toward a big, dramatic scene about Cheney's past, and when that big secret is finally just doesn't quite make sense. She accidentally kills her husband Callum by hitting him over the head with the butt of a gun, thinking he's an intruder, which, by itself, would have been plausible. It also goes a long way in filling out Cheney's character. The problem is, the exchange is several pages long, and the whole time he is breaking into the house (shooting through the door, even), Cheney keeps calling out to him, "Who are you?? What do you want with me??" He never responds, not until after she hits him over the head. It's mentioned that he smells of whiskey, so it's supposed to come off that he was inebriated, but that didn't feel like enough of an explanation. Even Cheney asks why he didn't respond, and he never gives her an answer. I kept waiting for more of an explanation, and it never came. It was jarring, because the whole book was so good; the whole scene leading up to Callum's death was gripping! My heart was beating faster, the pictures just flowed through my mind. So the climax was a little bit of a let down. Otherwise, I loved it!

I'd love to know who SonOfASailor is so I can acknowledge whomever it was. I like to thank those personally who take the time to sit down and write out a review. If it was you, thanks!

I'm always looking for more reviews. If you're interested in reading and reviewing for me, I've got a free eBook copy of Alabama Skye waiting for you. Just send me a note. :)

*****UPDATE - I have since found out who left the review and have been able to give my thanks to this reader.