I'm 56. I live in England. I used to write on an old portable typewriter about 25 years ago. I gave up in disgust after three rejection all suggesting completely different sets of changes.
Then I spent 25 yers in the wastes of IT.
Now I work in education, am training to become a specialist teacher of Literacy, and I am writing again. And again and again.
I only write science-fiction (with real science), fantasy (without), horror and action thrillers. Sometimes all four genres in the same book, but - hey? What the heck!
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Smashwords book reviews by Paul Mitton
on Oct. 17, 2009
I read this recently.
Now I have to admit, the genre, Regency romance, is not something that I habitually read. Well, to be honest, it's not a genre I've ever read.
I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. It was a lot better than I was expecting. The protagonist, Raven, was someone I took to immediately. There was an admirable supporting cast of eccentrics, Regency fops, nobility in various shades of good, evil and torment, and a good story line. It's not a genre I could relate to, but I was hooked and made to care about the ultimate fate of Raven. All the characters were believable and well-realized. There were sub-plots and red herrings in abundance, and the dialogue was often snappy, believable and witty.
The book was also proofread and edited with very few mistakes that I noticed.
I have to admit I got confused at the late introduction of the nemesis, but overall, I thoroughly enjoyed it; much more than I was expecting.
So I am happy to award this a 3 star rating. Nice one, Jaimey.
- Riders of the Spew
on Oct. 17, 2009
OK, where to begin with this one? Don't think I've read a book quite like it before. Robert Thompson fills nearly all his pages with action, action and more action. Occasionally interspersed with dry humour.
It would have been hard for me to imagine that I could have come to empathize with a collection of six sociopathic, sadistic killers and their savage, mutant steeds, but perhaps the book contains a kernel of hard truth. A few centuries in hell changes a person. And some of the creatures they encounter!
Well drawn characters, natural dialogue and a host of unexpected twists kept me reading 'Riders of the Spew' non-stop from start to finish. I look forward to sequels - their work is not yet done. Well worth three stars.