Quin With a Purpose

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  • Blue (A short story of Words and Witches) on Sep. 12, 2011

    Short indeed! But this little teaser makes me want the rest of the story, without hating the author for only telling me this much. I lost myself in the pronouns once, but I think that was just due to the short, brief entitlement of the choosing or hem hawing of the reader (me) as to whom I was to believe was the pivotal, or main character. Thanks for a quiet little jaunt.
  • Stray : Touchstone Part 1 on Sep. 12, 2011

    I love the first line that grabs you and lets you know, you are in a for a different journey. I love it more when there is enough interest to make me read the last sentence and REACH FOR THE NEXT BOOK! I read it, and wanted to find out where the journey continues. So I immediately grabbed the next book off the e-book shelf. It took me a long time to get to the review, well honestly, I was gifted over 15 books in a week, and so the book reading process was the priority at first, but again, have a responsibility to read so many and inserting the 2nd book of the trilogy, through personal purchase, says stacks about a book. There is anticipation for the 3rd.
  • Blood of the Dragon on Sep. 15, 2011

    E-Book gift. First and foremost. I enjoyed this book! the traditions of a storyteller are quite evident in Samantha Warren. I feel there was room for growth but overall, this was certainly a sophomore debut of which she can be proud. I loved the descriptors as well as patches of short side stories that brought us the backdrop of character growth as well as decline in levels through the length of the story. I enjoyed the book's quiet beginning, which so nicely set up the book for a whirlwind of adventure and team building. It was fun watching family and society web building through the trials and challenges. It showed ties of familiarity and trust. I read with delight the ebb and flow of action and sociology of crime, punishment, love, hate, hard work, reward, again trusting, betrayal, communication and bereavement. I smiled at the gypsy camp descriptions, and the bondings noted. I love a good storyteller that makes me feel I might someday step into this world. As for Samantha Warren, well she felt like it was certainly possible to touch a dragon. It is certainly a talented writer, who can make you feel the tension of battle and prickle of betrayal. Which of course means, Samantha, is a storyteller of whom I will be following. I loved the plot entanglements, but felt the ending was just patching up a hole in the wall. While I don't disagree with the ending, I was put off by its being its own chapter, it seemed more clandestine that it had to be. All in all I give this book a good solid - "couldn't easily put this down" & "Had to turn the page" book.
  • Tess and All Kinds on Oct. 26, 2011

    Just like poverty, one reads this and finds joy, simple family values, and a sense of longing for more. I quite enjoyed this little story as did I enjoy the simple need for belonging, belongings, memories, and personal space. A great little quip for reminding people of how our things divide, come and go, and identify us, or hold us hostage.