You know that song by Rachel Platten, “Fight Song,” that you probably find yourself belting out alone in your car (or is that just me)?
Well, A Stunning Accusation is my “Fight Book” (prove “I’m all right,” book, “Take back my life” book…). It is my favorite work I’ve fiction I’ve written so far, precisely because it’s the one that took the most out of me – emotionally and physically. It’s hard work to make an accused rapist look like a good person to keep readers guessing. It’s hard work to write characters that represent multiple facets of rape culture, and write dialogue that brings back hurtful memories of when I heard similar sentiments from people I know in real life.
As a stage hypnotist accustomed to playing for crowds at military bases, wrapping men in uniform around her little finger was a way of life for Bella Montgomery… until she met Captain Vince Valenti and suddenly the tables were turned.
Though he serves in the US Marine Corps, Vince is no ordinary officer. After working for months to track down the operative who has been stealing sensitive documents from military bases across the West Coast, the last thing he needs is a sassy showgirl interfering in his investigation. Yet from the moment he sets eyes on Bella when she arrives to perform for a gathering of fellow officers, Vince knows there is something special about her.
But when Vince catches Bella sneaking around his base unescorted after her performance, he is forced to detain her. Though a brief interrogation confirms for Vince that she is…
I’ve recently been accepted into a Google+ community called Alliance of Self-Published Authors. The group reads and reviews each other’s work. For my first assignment, I read a terrific book called The Dead Dance Faster by Julie Ann Hacker.
I know what you’re thinking. But Pandora, it’s not erotic romance. I know. But it was a really good read and I gave it 5 stars. Here is my review from Amazon.
I just finished reading The Dead Dance Faster by Julie Ann Hackner. Holy cow, what a ride! It’s a dark, twisted, unpredictable story.
Jael breaks up with her on again/off again boyfriend Shane, quits her job, and moves to an eery little town where her family has questionable and mysterious roots. She wants a break from her dysfunctional family and Seven Hills seems like the right place for a fresh start.
I really don’t want to tell you much more than that because I don’t want spoil the story. But Julie Ann Hackner has created a dark world of family ties, tragedy, religious fanaticism, and “screaming egos” by using sensory atmospheric descriptions that call to mind Stephen King. Along the way she drops hints and clues like a trail of breadcrumbs leading to a shocking finale.
I understand that Book #2 will be out in September. Count me in!
If you’re looking for your next great read, and you’ve finished Luke & Bella: Two Streets Over (just sayin’), check out The Dead Dance Faster. It’s even free on Kindle Unlimited.
Oh, and if you’re a writer, check out the Alliance for Self-Published Authors on Google+.
July 1, 2015 is Indie Pride Day. Social media is going to be flooded with photos of proud independent authors holding their books.
If you’ve never ventured out of the literary world of big name publishers, take the opportunity to explore all the great books that are available from self-published authors.
Remember when iTunes first came out and suddenly you found bands you loved and had never heard of before. Huge traditional publishers have long determined the literature that is available to the public. With the advent of self-publishing like Kindle Direct Press, there’s a never-ending selection of possibilities. Self-published ebooks are infinitely more affordable than establishment books. Hell, with Kindle Unlimited you can read books for free.
And, if you’re thinking about investigating the books offered by Indie Authors, might I suggest Luke & Bella: Two Streets Over by Pandora Spocks. It’s a contemporary spicy romantic novel and it’s available on Amazon for a mere $2.99, FREE with Kindle Unlimited.
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