Easter's Lilly

Thursday, February 21, 2013

"Crash" by Nichole Williams will leave you rubbernecking

Book description:

'Crash' is about Lucy Larson, a young dancer, who moves to a new town and meets the community bad-boy, Jude Ryder. They are both in the same high school and find it impossible to stay away from each other. Jude’s got a rap sheet a mile long, while Lucy plans to go to Julliard after graduation. Their continued attraction to each other leaves both of them unsure of the future as they try to fight the inevitable connection.
My review:

Nicole Williams does a beautiful job of making the attraction between the two protagonists alluring and dangerous. Putting this book down will not be easy. Just when you think you know how the book will end, you are thrown a curve. I loved this book.

That being said, and it is clear that I am not alone when I look at the other reviews; this book has certain similarities to 'Beautiful Disaster' by Jamie McGuire. Of course, ‘Beautiful Disaster’ takes place in a college setting and ‘Crash’ takes place in a high school setting, but the protagonists are very similar. I even found it amusing that the best friend of the lead female character in ‘Beautiful Disaster’ has the name, America, while the roommate of Lucy Larson is named India. I loved ‘Beautiful Disaster,” so of course I loved this one too. I have already downloaded 'Clash,' which is book two of the series. There is one part of this book, and I won’t give too much away, that was simply ridiculous and not accurate. I see in the other reviews that others have mentioned it, so I will say that it has to do with football. This scene would never happen in real life. But the book is an excellent read, lots of fun and most addicting. I give it five out of five stars.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Interview with Author Jean Brown

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing author, Jean Brown. Her latest release is called Rending Skies published by Black Rose Writing.

Thank you so much, Jean, for visiting with us today. Tell us a little something about your latest release and what it is about?

'Rending Skies,' book 2 in the ‘Faulkner’s Curse Series,' is about a selfish and harsh man who finds out he’s dying and has a guilty conscious. He also discovers he has a gift to heal with his touch.
Wow, that sounds amazing. What inspired you to write this book? Do you have a muse? My inspiration was built upon 'Black Days,' which is book 1 in the series. I witnessed someone I love in his final days in anguish from guilt.
Tell us a little about yourself. Is there any truth to any of your novels?

No, not really. I suppose Ruby, the German Shepard, is less fictional than the human characters.
What is your favorite genre and who are your favorite authors?
I love so many genres all the way from romance to horror. Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks and Karen Slaughter. The list of Indie authors is too long to mention.
Are you working on another project right now? Tell us about it.
Yes, I’m working on the third book in the series.
Just for fun, tell us some non-related book “stuff.” What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Any favorite hobbies?
I’m an animal advocate so I spend as much time helping animals as I can. I love to read, I garden and hang out at the lake.
What is your favorite food? Favorite places to eat?
I love Italian food so any authentic Italian restaurant will do as long as it offers meatless entrées.
Tell our readers where we can find more information on you and your books.