"Marie Brown has lived in many locations across the United States, but spends most of her time exploring the realms of imagination. Currently located in Colorado, her brief moments of free time are spent in front of her computer, frequently covered in cats."
Yeah, okay, that's all true. But I'm tired of hiding behind a bland, third-person pseudo-bio, utterly lacking in personality.
Hi! I'm Marie Brown, and I write a lot. I self-publish through Smashwords and Amazon because I got tired of getting "well-written, but not our thing" rejection letters. Because, you see, most of my fiction tends to include characters that are either bi or just plain homosexual, and despite increasing acceptance of human sexuality and its many variations across the world, heroes and heroines are still supposed to be straight.
Well, mine aren't. So if you're brave, and you don't mind that the main character of a story either isn't interested in sex at all, or is quite likely to hop in bed with someone of the same gender, then give my writings a chance. Come explore my fantasy worlds, or my science fiction worlds, or even spend some time with an occasional random love story set on Earth.
And by the way, just this once, I wrote this entire blurb without a cat on my keyboard.
on April 15, 2014 :
I just so happened to come across this book and it had an interesting enough premise to take a few minutes to read. It's a very interesting story. Dorian and Osval live in a very religious and condescending society, reminiscent of certain big faiths taken to the extreme. Fire cleanses sins, apparently, through burning flesh. They elect to take the ultimate journey of purification, and from what I can tell, it's because of their sexual preference. I liked this story, but I felt like it could have been longer, a full length book. Perhaps just wishful thinking but I'd love to know what happens once the journey is done and they come out on the other side.
(review of free book)
on March 11, 2014 :
I like it... It's very short and a freebie so even if the theme was scary for me (a man searching illumination... I don't like much spiritualist themes, like the search of redemption in the eyes of God)
Dorian is tired of feel the heavy weight of his sins, and decide to take the path to reach the redemption, Veritas. But his closest friend, Osval, knowing it may be the last time Dorian will be seem go with him. Be a pilgrim is their choice, follow the church rules no... May them find redemption? Have a pure soul? Find out... What is each other biggest sin?
I like it
Again, I repeat, I rarely read books with such delicate theme. This book call my attention and I'm very glad I didn't ignore it.
5 stars. It's a pity it's so short.
(review of free book)