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I'm a New Englnder by birth and an Ohioan by choice. I followed the man I love. My husband and I make our home in a small, rural community and my children are scattered throughout the U.S. By day, I work with Special Education students, by night, I'm a writer and in between, I read, read, read.
For me, reading has always been an adventure. You never know where a book will take you. Will it make you laugh? Cry? Will you sit at the edge of your seat in anticipation? Will your heart thunder in passion? Will you sigh with compassion at a touching moment?
I try to bring all this to my writing. It, too, is an adventure for me. A character will pop into my mind at the oddest times; in the shower, in the grocery store, and quite often when I really should be doing something else! She speaks to me and I begin to see her in my mind, what she looks like, where she's from, what she was like as a girl. She's not a lttle girl now and she has a story to tell.
That's where the adventure begins because while I know where my character is going, I'm never quite sure how she'll get there. It's hard work slogging through life to get to happily ever after, but unlike many of my characters, I'm a romantic at heart and I believe...
on Nov. 19, 2013 :
With this novel Rhoades gets further in depth into the history and beliefs of both the Guardians of the Race and the Daughters of Man. In the broadest sense this intensely exciting story is about the interactions between them. It takes one heck of a twist on the way. This story is also quite intense, but not in the usual way. Rhoades brings forth an emotional and mental intensity that you won’t’ be able to walk away from, right until the tearjerker of an ending. Rhoades weaves an unforgettable tale that you can not only read and imagine but visualize and feel.
This story is quite emotionally charged. The two main characters are learning to accept who they truly are and can be as compared to what they have learned/believed all their lives. I love the play between fate, happenstance, and the everyday in the course of relationships coming together. Amidst the supernatural turmoil of the story love and hope still shine through.
It’s brilliant to see how this group of unrelated individuals come together into a family unit. Everyone complements each other in an emotional, mental, and even physical way. Even though this is far from your traditional family unit, you can definitely see the familial relationships here. My only question with regards to any of the questions is this: What in the world is up with the cat (because cats are people too).
This novel is simultaneously fun, exciting, suspenseful, sinful, sensual, and romantic. It was a brilliant escape from reality that I’d suggest to anyone and everyone.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Jan. 30, 2013 :
Another great read in this series.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)