Every day someone new discovers my fiction. I guess when you've had 18 novels published, it's going to happen. I don't say that to pat myself on the back. Sometimes it feels like after this many novels, more readers should have heard of me, right? But publishing is a tough business like every other business out there.
Well, allow me to pat myself on the back by sharing a review of Solitary. It's not all positive, but that's why I love it. This is the first series I've done and I'm two-thirds through the final book. If you haven't read this series, you might want to check it out.
From an Amazon.com reader:
This book made me mad, and I'm writing this three days after finishing it, still mad. I don't think there could be a greater complement to an author and his work than a reader not being able shake to himself out of the book he's just read.
Writing style somewhat annoying; check.
Incidents occurring that make you say c'mon, really?; check.
Tension and suspense that had me clicking the next page button on my Kindle so quickly that I very well may have taken years of function off that button; check.
Characters, that while unique and hard to figure out, wind up becoming so endearing; check, check, check.
I was so angry with the end of the book, I vowed to walk away. I started reading another couple of books but couldn't keep my mind from wondering what's going on next with these characters. And instead of being firm on my vow to give up, I did an about face and ordered the second book in the series because I have to know what happens.
In closing, you may be put off by the writing style. You may find character reaction to events unbelieveable. But you won't walk away. You'll be stuck in the town of Solitary just like Chris is.
Labels: ebooks, Kindle, reviews, Solitary, The Solitary Tales