I want to write. I want to lose myself in compelling narratives and adventures as they unfold in my mind and spill onto pages which will invariably result in a book by the time I am done.
Writing started for me as a way to pass the time whenever I ran out of reading material or wanted to get rid of excess creative energy (I was an artist specializing in the painting medium (still am).
Before I knew it, I was in love with the new freedom I could find only by putting pen to paper (or rather, fingers to a key-board). I wanted to delineate the characters I had dreamed into existence on a two dimensional surface with 3D fluidity.
I have no idea if I have succeeded in this initial feat, but now I mainly long to see where they will take me to next.
Of course I want much more than that as writing the story is only the first step for me. I want to present my books to the world in a fashion that captures the market for which they were intended. I want intrepid readers to meet the characters I have fallen in love with and perhaps, fall in love with them too.
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by Chris Adonn
When past and present collide at a speed date of all places, Julia Kincaid does what she does best; she heads for the nearest exit. Only Michael Winthrop has other plans for her. He wants to pick-up where they left off. As friends. Only she never saw him as just a friend, he was the guy she dreamed of marrying some day.
The Catalyst - A Balancer Chronicle
by Chris Adonn
Raife Eriksson, centuries old balancer, is ready to retire from his covert job as Primary Helper and pretty soon he’ll be able to retire from life altogether. Unfortunately, some unforeseen events cause him to rethink his plans.
James Blackburne, formally a balancer, is ready to live out a normal life and make amends for the unfair hand he dealt to a loved one...
Legacy - Book One of the Balancer Chronicles
by Chris Adonn
Katrina Blake is an immortal, she just doesn’t know it yet. She is a balancer, and she’s about to discover this news in the most mind-blowing way imaginable. In the pages of her ancestor’s journal, lie the answers to questions which have confounded her for years and, the beginnings of a relationship which will alter the course of her life forever.
The Eyes that See - A Prelude to the Balancer Chronicles
by Chris Adonn
Adam Smith, member of The Eyes that See, a centuries old secret society dedicated to documenting the supernatural in all its forms, has just stumbled across something monumental. He has found proof of balancers.
Fredrick Bradfield, head of the South African division of The Eyes, wants nothing more than to present this find to the elders. Unfortunately, doing so could mean the end of the order....
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Smashwords book reviews by Chris Adonn
- Smashwords Style Guide
on April 02, 2011
Absolute must-have for the first-time author and publisher.
Thanks, Mark, I'd have been lost without this book!
- Love Immortal
on April 07, 2011
I enjoyed the video very much and found the beginning of the book to be very intriguing. Ultimately the book was more appropriate to a younger audience than myself, and there were some parts I found unnecessary. So I'll refrain from giving a rating as I do not wish detract from the five star ratings. I think this author could go a long way with this story and I would like to see her do so. I think her writing style is developing well. Keep up the good work and keep honing your skill.
P.S. I love that there was a scientific reason for Collin's longevity.
- A Cowboy For Christmas
on May 19, 2011
A Cowboy for Christmas was engaging and the characters were interesting. There was some room for betterment, especially regarding Brent’s confession. I felt that it fell flat and was not plotted and written in a way that made me understand the big deal.
Also, the incident between Jumper and Jeffrey seemed like a mere space filler that served very little purpose. In light of the fact that this was kept in the book, I’d have liked the arc regarding this event and the reactions and feelings of the protagonists, to have been a little more developed in a way that could have led the story on and told the reader more about them.
As with most Self-published books, there were a handful of typos, but not so many as to detract from the enjoyment of the read. I feel that the writer did attempt to polish up the grammar and spelling to the best of her abilities.
All in all, I found this to be a pleasant love story. I do not regret purchasing it. It held my interest and kept me reading until the end.
- Dating A Metro Man (Book 4 of the Never Too Late Series)
on Nov. 13, 2011
Aside from the typos, I found this to be an enjoyable and light-hearted read. It was good to see the series end with Seth and Jenna's eventual rekindling of their long suffering romance. Well done to the author creating and concluding this steamy sweet series so nicely.
on Dec. 27, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. In fact I read almost non-stop from start to finish.
Not an average romance novel by a long shot! The emotional elements were complicated and sometimes downright messy, but so well communicated that they provoked thought, rather than exasperation. There was a bit of everything in this read; form bittersweet nostalgia to steamy passion to harsh confrontation and betrayal to a smart and satisfying conclusion.
The writing was well above average.
The characters, satisfactorily developed.
The humour, delightful.
The sex scenes, riveting.
The romance and overall story, captivating.
I’m giving it five stars. In my opinion, a well deserved five stars.
- A Holiday to Remember
on Jan. 28, 2012
A light romantic read with some very likeable characters, especially Major. The various authors worked well together. I felt the ending was a little rushed and Mitch's explanation was somewhat lacking. I expected it to be more laced with pain. That said, I did enjoy the story and would read more books by the Roses of Prose.
- Imbolc in Michigan
on Jan. 31, 2012
Lilac, as you have asked for pointers I am going to forgo on giving you a rating and promptly jump right in with my two cents worth.
Centred text is not pleasant to read unless it serves a purpose.
Refer to the Smashwords style guide (its free here at Smashwords) with regards to your formatting and layout.
Your grammar (all aspects thereof) and vocabulary need serious work. I would personally suggest that you invest in language handbooks and study guides. They are most helpful to anyone who wishes to understand the nuances of a language.
If you are serious about writing, I recommend reading. Read various books in various genres by various authors.
Lastly, keep writing. The more you do it, the better you will get at it.
- The Virgin Proxy
on Feb. 02, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story of Guy and Deorwynn is a must-read for any lover of erotic historical romance with an enthralling storyline.
The author never missed a beat. The writing style was just right and effortless to follow. I especially loved the witty banter between the characters.
My only suggestion would be that Ms. Fox release one free book so that readers who do not yet know of her great talent might take the plunge and lose themselves in the rich world she paints with words.
- A Sad, Sad Symphony
on June 04, 2012
A Sad, Sad Symphony was skilfully written but, to me, it felt somewhat disjointed, (the sudden jump to the past with no overture) and incomplete.
There was much time spent on creating mood and expressing emotion. This was very powerfully and eloquently done. Bravo. However, the storyline did not go far. For lack of a better description, I felt as though I was catching bits of a movie. I’d missed the beginning, most of the middle and this was the last 15 minutes.
That said, perhaps I failed to see the point. I would recommend that anyone who is interested in reading this work, do so. It is a quick read and the prose is quite powerful. It expresses the desperate passion of the protagonist beautifully.
on Feb. 12, 2015
If I had to pick only one thing I truly love about Dakota Madison's books it would be very difficult. That said one of the things I love most itiss that she keeps the story real without losing the magic. Both Sadona and Jesse were real people dealing with real issues. One did not need to suspend reality to be able to appreciate this story.
Without giving away spoilers I can say that this unlikely couple grabbed me by the hand and took me on a gripping journey that I could not pull myself away from until way after the last page. Jesse's story in particular made me sit back and think about many issues (You'll get what I'm talking about if you read this book).
As for the five stars: This book got all five because 1) It was well written. 2) It was always engaging and I never had to bite back the impulse to scream at stupid or annoying characters. 3) This story had plenty of angst and interest without the utilisation of ridiculous drama. 4) There were a couple of big twists that I did not see coming. As for the one mystery that I had guessed early on. It was great to see how it played out. 5) There was a perfect balance of quirky fun, witty dialogue, and seriousness.
- Finding Fisher
on Feb. 28, 2015
As with all of Dakota Madison’s books, this love story delves into and examines the complexities of human emotion in a wonderful way. It was a great read. It was also a very interesting read. One the one hand you have Chloe. She is a young woman who thinks she has it all. She is beautiful, smart, rich, and engaged to be married to the perfect guy. On the other side of the coin you have Fisher. He is from a small town and he is struggling to help his mother raise his recently deceased brother’s young son. Fisher hasn’t got much but everything he has he earned for himself with hard work and determination.
When these two opposites collide under the most tragic and life altering circumstances a truly deep and beautiful story unfolds.
I loved the characters. I loved their strengths and weaknesses.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It was very different from the average romance.
I especially liked the pace and writing style. I never get bored or irritated when reading one of Dakota Madison’s books because she does not waste words and she does not create needless drama.
All in all I give this book five stars and heartily recommend it.