Writing has always been a passion of mine. Back in elementary, for fun my friends and I would gather around and write stories together--everything from twin girls solving mysteries to a horror involving vampire badgers living in the coulee behind my house.
I like to look back at all my stories and see how my writing has grown. How they progressed from super-sucking to maybe not sucking as bad. Life of the Party is the only novel I've ever truly finished. I published it in 2010, which was six years ago, and I'm not cool like Harper Lee so I should probably get on my next one. Three kids and a full time job later, I hope you can understand the delay. As an act of faith I named my website christineandersonbooks--and I really hope that one day that plural makes sense.
I want to thank everyone for all the awesome reviews (and the critical ones too...because now I know that Puffs with lotion is the softest kleenex...) But honestly, I can't tell you how encouraging it is, as a first time author, to hear that someone really and truly enjoyed your book. It's the greatest compliment an author can receive.
For all the fans who've written me looking for more, thank you for your interest. And your patience. I can't make any promises, but I am writing, and you'll be the first to know when its finished.
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Life of the Party
by Christine Anderson
The moment Mackenzie Taylor first sees Grey Lewis on stage, the wide-eyed teenager falls instantly in love. Though warned by her best friend Riley to stay away, she can't resist Grey's charm and talent, or the undeniable chemistry they share. Just as tempting as Grey's body--the aspiring rock star's ample drug supply. Before long, Mackenzie's addiction is all she has left.
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- The Colors of Passion and Love
on June 19, 2012
The Colors of Passion and Love has a very unique and intriguing plot line. A young princess who is able to see her mates feelings through a colorful aura, set in a fantasy world with mystical creatures and dangerous enemies. When an unexpected takeover happens the protagonists are forced to set out on the lam.
Once I read the summary of the book I was excited to start. Fantasy novels have always held a special place in my heart and the promise of romance, epic battles and magic was right up my alley.
I found the story to start off a little on the slow side, with too much emphasis put on the description of the land and how the countries were laid out, I believe painting a picture for the audience is very important but this was a little bit of overkill. While the author did eventually delve into the characters backgrounds and developing the characters I found that I wasn’t really able to get to know the characters until the last few chapters.
I felt that the ending was a little rushed and darn it I was just getting into it! The relationship between Elly and Magesty was sweet, he was able to portray their passion for each other without turning it into a trashy romance novel. What I truly enjoyed the most was Elly and Daina’s friendship. He really nailed it with the sisterly love.
The writing had some noticeable grammatical errors, and while minor, I felt they still impacted the story some.
With some proper editing and minor tweaks I think this could be a great novel and the way the author left the ending open, an entertaining series.
The Colors of Passion and Love is definitely an original. Stan Morris brings the fantasy world of Magesty and Elly to life with vivid imagination and description. On a desperate journey to escape their enemies, the Master of Arete and the Princess of Quail marry, certain of their destiny together. Together with their friends, they travel through villages, cities and harsh countryside brimming with foes, until at last the final battle wages. I found the characters likeable and the plot intriguing. At times the depths of the detail tended to drag out the story, but overall, The Colors of Passion and Love was an enjoyable tale with a touch of magic.