A. R. Senault
I live in Southern California with my husband and two sons. For nearly a decade I worked as a general manager for Barnes and Noble Booksellers. After my second son was born, I got this wild idea to become a stay-at-home-mom, or the dreaded term, housewife. After all, non-working moms wake early, sip coffee, read novels, and enjoy yoga outdoors, while listening to nature. Sign me up!
One word to describe my last decade of existence is, delusional. When I began making seasoned breadcrumbs from the crust I cut off my kids’ PB&J’s, I knew it was time for a change. I did what anyone with unrealistic expectations would do. I went back to school for my Master’s degree.
I got the degree with my husband and sons hanging on my back and grasping for dear life onto my limbs. To survive it all, I began writing. Creating a flawed, yet perfectly endearing man was my escape. Realizing I could create more than one, was my salvation.
I enjoy traveling, reading, listening to music, and hiking. I’d rather go to Yosemite or the Sequoias for a family vacation than stand in line at an amusement park. I don’t mind getting dirty and I’ll often chose beer over wine, but I harbor an unhealthy appreciation for the smell of Nordstrom department stores, pricey sunglasses, a perfect martini, and designer shoes.
I now stand on the edge of the cliff with all the normal, non-delusional folks. I have reality firmly embedded in my foundation, and the whisper of insanity at my back to keep my writing germane.
I appreciate feedback and encourage readers to enter a library every so often to smell the books, while still embracing the wonderful Exploratorium of ebooks. Times-r-a-changing and we need to remain current, but there is no harm in remembering where we came from.
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by A. R. Senault
Thalia Frederickson wants to be treated like a valuable gift. Words are no longer enough to break through her tortured past.
BB Bartholomew has conviction where his words are lacking. He wants the sweet new shop owner to let his actions show how he feels.
Will Thalia allow her assumptions to fade, and feel everything BB has to offer?
Without End: A Melrose Shops Novel
by A. R. Senault
Published: July 28, 2014
Four beasts of sex-personified are inspiring a sexual revival from their barbershop on Melrose Ave. Dr. Claudette Boucher, popular radio personality and sex therapist, gets caught up in the resurgence when she’s commissioned to write an article about unusual places to seal a date in Los Angeles. After meeting Dino Pantopoulos, she knows she’ll get more than just her name published, Without End.
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Smashwords book reviews by A. R. Senault
- The Generalist - Taboo X: Cliché of Memories
on Aug. 20, 2014
Today I needed to read something different. I needed to pull myself out of the box I recently fell into with the lid shut too tightly. So I perused my shelves…Kerouac, too cliché…Vowell, My favorite, but too deeply poignant in observation for my mood…Bukowski, too depressing…Sedaris, too dysfunctional…Steinbeck, too pure. Then I remembered, I downloaded a copy of Taboo 0: Cliché of Memories (The Generalist book 1). The tea colored paper and furrowed edges of my beauties would have to lay in wait while I played with the electronic version. Aghast…
And what a great decision I made. I had a compulsory desire to read a book that required every word and each syllable, otherwise I’d miss something profound. In the Generalist, every word, was an intricate carving. Every sentence, an image. Every paragraph, art.
The mystery drew me in immediately. Thomas Duder’s prose kept me reading, and his descriptive elegance had me visualizing another world. Urban Fantasy is not my usual genre. I tend to keep my mind clear of magic, auras, and monsters and such… But when a book is well written, and the characters, though mystical, embody the ‘human’ aspects in us all, genres coexist.
Well done Thomas Duder, your talent is perfection.
- The Phoenix Blade: Project Justice
on Dec. 16, 2014
Andrew Hess is a new author you must follow. I finished his book, The Phoenix Blade, with my mouth agape from disbelief, but my heart content, because he went a full-circle with the story and characters. The plot surprised me; it took a few twists I didn’t expect. Andrew takes an everyday group of ordinary friends playing a game of what-if, and turns them into a group of assassins, assigned to turn their game into reality. At times the story was surreal, much more like a Tarantino movie because the characters carry out their ‘justice killings’ swiftly and nearly removed. But not so removed that the characters lacked love. Instead, their friendships were strong and their ability to love was great. I cannot wait to read the second book in the series, The Phoenix Blade: Awakening.