I'm a writer and illustrator from Maine. My favorite jobs were painting ostrich eggs of endangered species for Wilde-N-Wonderful Galleries, Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay, wax artist at Arizona Bronze, teaching crafts with found materials and calligraphy for nearly thirty years. And of course what I'm doing RIGHT NOW! There's more work at my critique group's online website: www.Yellapalooza.com
I greatly enjoyed this book. The characters were plausible and creative, I cared for their stories and well being. The sensual parts were deliciously juicy, and this was well worth the time and $$$ to read. Even better than Calgon! I gave it five stars, because though I have other books in my library, I think I have to read the next in line, starting, um, now.
Enjoyed the story thoroughly. Amanda has a way of building a mysterious fantastical world. For a short read, there were some moments needed to, erm, calm down, because the fun parts certainly did the trick. A satisfying evening (or morning, anytime really) read.
Love the premise of the book. The concept provoked, and some of the words comforted, some prodded, but each was necessary. I didn't find the imagery as strong as the words, but it was still engaging. I'll be looking for other work by the author, and I shared the link to this book on my Facebook wall.