T.R. Stoddard is the author of her own wild imagination. Psychological thrillers and unique young adult fiction are her forte, but she hopes to one day make a contribution to each major genre. Stoddard has two novels and one short story currently in circulation, and spends her free time creating more. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her boyfriend and their rescue dog Harry PAWter.
Trust and Love
on Dec. 26, 2012
Who would think a tale of obsession would turn into a true love story? That's exactly what Trust and Love by Na- I mean Jason E. Maurer is. While I don't condone the aspects of cheating in the novel, you can never cheat on true love. That being said, if you are cheating on someone you don't love them. Be it Natasha, Jeff, or anyone else. I read Trust and Love in nearly one sitting. The writing flows effortlessly in a diary-like telling of a two year journey. Obsession can do crazy things to a person, but what happens when said obsession comes to fruition? The overall theme of this novel is "It gets better" and that is a cause I can really get behind. The end seemed a little to picture perfect for me, but that's what fairy tales are for. When you're looking for hope, why not strive for perfect? This is the third time I've read this novel, throughout its evolution and it got better every time. It is so full of real emotion that you can't help but keep reading. Jason E. Maurer breathes life into his novels, and Trust and Love is no exception.
Price of a Bounty
on Sep. 07, 2013
When the Wind Blows by James Patterson meets Robin Hood wrapped up in a lovely dystopian package. Price of a Bounty by S.L. Wallace is all of that and more. Told in first person and changing point of views it is very easy to connect and relate to Keira and the rest of the main characters. The only minor complaint I have is the repetition of dialogue when you switch views.
Shortened vocabulary for words we know give the world a new, vivid feel: techno for technology, vid for video, and so on.
Keira is a strong female lead, but she has her vulnerabilities. That makes her plight all the more believable. If she didn't need help every now and then...where would the suspense be? Price of a Bounty is a fast, smart, awesome read and I can't wait to start Canvas Skies.