No. I’m not dead, but my brain might have gone on hiatus.

You know how sometimes life gets in the way of everything else? Then before you even realize what happened, months have gone by as you’ve muddled through the minutia that clutters up day-to-day life.

Don’t pretend you don’t know what I mean…I’m talking about the boring crap that everyone has to deal with, just so they can actually live.

…Laundry (quite possibly my worst enemy), work (the kind that actually pays the bills), housekeeping (Four children and three dogs, need I elaborate?), school activities (with my children, which is most often pretty fun, but time-consuming nevertheless), marriage/relationship (this I don’t mind, if you know what I mean…*wink,wink*), family time (always a good time of course, my little monkeys freaking rock)…

Well anyway, you get the point. That’s a lot of crap. Every. Day.

I’m not whining, don’t get me wrong, and I’m not here to excuse my prolonged absence. I’m actually here because I feel guilty as hell that I’ve pushed back the release date for the sequel to Control for so damn long! You see, I’ve finished the book with the exception of the final few chapters, but I’m stuck and it’s driving me slap-ass crazy. I know what I want to happen, but for some reason, I can’t get the words out. I just stare at the screen like a fucktarded mess.

So, I had this great idea *insert optimistic grin* to upload the book on Wattpad so that I can go ahead and share it with you guys!! Good plan, right? Yep, I thought so! 

But wait!! Before you click on the link, I need something from y’all. Not much, just a comment or a vote here and there, to let me know I’m on the right track, and hopefully kick my ass over the block my sad little mind has created. Maybe I’m just a needy little bitch who needs a few encouraging words, I don’t know, but I’m not too scared to beg. ;P

Now that is out of the way, you may click on the link and read to your little heart’s content!!

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Just in case you haven’t read it already, here is the link to Control, the first book in the Soul of Voodoo series:
 
 
 
Finally, click the kick ass cover image to read Power, Book Two in the Soul of Voodoo series! 
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My Review of Being Isobel, by Claire Louise Coult

Being IsobelBeing Isobel by Clair Louise Coult

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I am having a hard time writing this review because I cycled through emotions at an alarming rate while reading it. First of all, it was classified as Romance/Chick-Lit, and after reading the blurb, I incorrectly assumed it would be a light read. I was so very wrong.

Maybe I skipped over the term abusive boyfriend in the synopsis, or maybe I just chose to ignore it, but it was right there in black and white. Don’t make the same mistake that I did. This is not a frivolous, silly, Chick-Lit book, the abusive boyfriend and the victimization of the MC are significant features of the plot development in this book.

I may not make any friends with this next statement, but keep this thought in mind before reading it: I have four small children, between ages 8 and 2, so I don’t typically like to read about heavy subject matters like physical or sexual abuse…I just want to escape to a happy place. That being said, I realized very quickly that not only would I still get my escape to a happy place, but I would be better for the journey. The MC in this book is really awe-inspiring, her strength and maturity given the circumstances, completely captivated me.

Another aspect that I loved about Being Isobel is the overall theme of the novel; growth, perseverance, and family. Extra happy place. 🙂

There were, unfortunately, a few problems for me. The first is really nit-picky and I almost hate to put it in here; however, there were many British colloquialisms that I was unfamiliar with that would cause me to stumble through some passages. The funny thing is that I really like Ms. Coult’s informal way of writing in conversational language, I just felt a little left out at times.

To be honest, the language barrier didn’t really carry much weight with my rating. The main problem that I had with Being Isobel was that it felt rushed. I really enjoyed the characters, the writing was very good with minimal errors, and the story was fantastic…but the romance was really rushed and and there seemed to be a secondary plot line with another love interest that was snuffed out abruptly even though romantic interest in his character was built up during the entire book.

In conclusion, I would have felt absolutely at ease giving this book four stars if the journey to the happy place would have lasted just a bit longer! That, unfortunately, is the difference between Liking it and Really liking it. However, I am glad to have read it and if you are in the mood for a very quick read with a nice mix of depth and a healthy dose of HEA, I would recommend you pick up Being Isobel.

**The review of this book was completed in exchange for a non-reciprocal review.**

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This book is currently free at Smashwords.com…click here to grab it!

All of the Cool Kids Got a Free Copy of My Book, Where’s Yours?

I’m cool, are you? Not everybody can be cool, but you can up your chances during the next twenty-four hours…

Well, it’s actually more like twenty-six and a half hours if you want to be nit-picky, but that wouldn’t be cool, so just go with the twenty-four hours thing; it has a much better flow. 

The Plan: 

The first fifteen people who send me an email request, will get a brand-spankin’ new Kindle edition of my Paranormal Romance entitled, Control. It is the first book in the Soul of Voodoo series. Control is funny, sexy, and romantic; with characters that will make you laugh, cry, and bring you to the edge of your seat. Take a sneak peak here on my blog, or read the first ten percent on Goodreads!

In the rush to be cool, don’t forget to email me at mclavocat.voodoo@gmail.com for your free Kindle edition!!

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Hallelujah! My faith in humanity is restored!

Yep, the title says it all…my faith in humanity was restored yesterday, thanks to the single, solitary, entrant  to my sad little contest. So, I guess I like people again, for the time being anyway.

Maybe I’m still high on the adrenaline rush, or maybe I’m feeling giddy by the outpouring of love; I don’t know…but I am upping the ante! 

Just don’t leave me hanging again, people.  I won’t be so forgiving next time.  😉

Send me an email at mclavocat.voodoo@gmail.com for your copy…the first 5 will win. 

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