The great, the terrible, and the OMFG-WHY of POVs and Age Genres #IndieMonth2017 #giveaway #BookRecommendations
Perspective. Everyone needs some. And every story is supported by at least one. First or third, limited or omniscient, present tense or past, the perspective an author uses lays the foundation for how a reader will perceive the characters. Equally as important, although nowhere near as straightforward, is the age-focus consideration of a story. Does a book target young teens? College freshmen, or maybe seniors transitioning out into the real world? Some stories, even romances, address themes so mature that no 13-year-old should ever pick them up. So how do we know what we're in for as readers? The genre classifications of Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult romance light the way. Click to [...]
March 20, 2017
The Heartbeat Hypothesis by Lindsey Frydman #BookReview
This one is a bit of a departure from what I usually feature on GraveTells, so it's not going to be a good fit for everyone reading this. I was initially attracted to this story by the description and the cover: girl receives heart transplant, spends time with brother of her donor who agrees to help her recreate his sister's "done-it" photographs. I enjoy photography, so a man who knows how to work a camera is automatically sexy to me, so this seemed like a gimme. But this story is actually quite sad. It ends well—I mean, it's technically a romance—but it's more about the characters working through their own problems separately than banding together in an adult relationship. The [...]
September 5, 2013
Micro-Review: Bridge (A Shade series short story) by Jeri Smith-Ready
I picked this up as a quick filler read to get a feel for Ms. Smith-Ready's style and was completely sucked in by her artistry. Without giving too much away, seeing as how this is a short story and uncovering the story nuances are half the experience, Bridge is a short story in the larger Shade universe about setting things right and not giving up on the people who matter. It's written song-style, as if it should be sung or read aloud to be fully enjoyed, which is something I've never seen before in this genre of literature (which, loosely, would be Young Adult edging toward New Adult) and it leaves behind a lingering poignancy and melancholia. I'm not usually one for ghost stories but [...]
July 11, 2013
Book Tour & Giveaway: Meet Mirko from Angeline Kace’s Vampire Born Trilogy
Please help me welcome author Angeline Kace and her sexy hero Mirko!
Mirko and I take our coffees outside to sit on the patio where it’s more private. He’s wearing a dark v-neck t-shirt and light khaki pants. Honestly, I’m kind of giddy meeting him in the flesh.
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Sue “DaVinciKittie” Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger, reviewer, and podcaster, and is the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue’s editing blog, with insight and advice for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
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