I am an unpublished author of five books, two of which are under the editing process, supervised by my watchful eye and red pen (okay, it's a pencil and it's not red, but you get the idea).
I write pretty much every day, some weeks are more serious than others but you get the idea. I absolutely love to read. My favorite authors include, Rick Riordan, Brandon Mull, John Flanagan, Bram Stoker, Dean Hughes, Lisa Mangum, Heather Dixon, and Terry Brooks. I play piano pretty well, and enjoy the change in activity.
To me, writing is the best talent one could ever have.
"A room without books is like a body without a soul." — Marcus Tullius Cicero
"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect."
— Anaïs Nin
This member has not published any books.
on May 13, 2011
This is the first self-published book I've ever read and I can't say I regret it. K.C. Blake has a great story here. Unfortunately, the book could've of used one or two more edits. Actually, my only qualm with the book is the spelling and grammatical errors in it. They weren't so awful that they jerked you out of the book though, not for me at least. It's really sad she couldn't find a publisher for this book because I bet it would be really popular if she'd been able to get one. On to the review....
I really loved Vampires Rule's story. It was different and fresh to me. I'm somewhat hesitant to give the book four stars but really, the biggest reason why it's getting four stars is because the story was so entertaining. The characters were wonderful and, ironically, my favorite character was Jersey Clifford (the bad guy). I liked how he was refined and calculating. If not for the wonderfully entertaining story and awesome characters, I'd give the book three stars. Of course, that's because of the errors in it otherwise it'd get four stars easy.
I'm not a big fan of vampire books. But I really enjoyed reading this book. Despite all its imperfections, it pulled me right into the story. I stayed up until almost eleven p.m. the day I started this book and, by the time I was forced to put it away, I was less than thirty pages from the end. I would've finished it the same day but I was reading it on the computer so I couldn't. K. C. Blake definitely has talent here. One or two more edits and this book would have been flawlessly executed.
on May 07, 2012
Honestly, I found Doodling to be a little pointless. Ever heard someone say that Huckleberry Finn is a book with no plot? This is kind of like that. I don't mean to be harsh. The writing was pretty good, I just think Jonathan Gould can do better than this.
I was constantly wondering how old the main character was. At first I thought it was probably somewhere around the age of ten, but as the book progressed I became confused. At one point, he went to drink champange (it wasn't really champange, just dirt really) which made me again wonder how old he really was. A ten year old wouldn't drink champange.
In Doodling, all of the characters were in space. I'm still wondering how exactly the whole running or bycle think worked in space when they're jumping from astroid to astroid or chasing one. I found the main character's potential untapped and thus found him uninteresting.
Jonathan Gould could do much better if he would just use a better idea.