It has been my goal since I was very young, to write great fiction. As a young adult, it was my goal to read and study great fiction. As a fully aware adult, my goals have gone pretty much unchanged. I wish to publish polished, unique fiction, both adult and young adult, and make it accessible to the world. It is my opinion that fiction is both a representation of one's place in time, and a representation of one's desires for society. I hope my contributions to the pool of fictional literature entertain my readers, but I also hope it makes them think about life, love, and humanity in a new way.
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Fade To Blue
by H.M. Jones
When his lover leaves him, when his mother dies, when darkness wins, Ishmael wakes up in Monochrome. It is a place that only reflects darkness; a kind of wild-west purgatory.
by H.M. Jones
Frightened by foreign anger and overwhelming depression, the first-time mother decides to end her life to spare the life of her only child. But before she acts on her dark intuition, she is overcome by a panic attack and blacks out. When she wakes, she finds herself in the alternate world of Monochrome, where memories are the only currency acceptable.
Attempting to Define: Relations
by H.M. Jones
Every person must relate and be related to in this life, and the frustrations, anxieties, and utter joy that relating with another being or even with oneself is what I hope to define in this humble collection. Thank you for attempting to relate with me.
Attempting to Define: Motherhood
by H.M. Jones
Attempting to Define: Motherhood is the third of four books in the Attempting to Define poetry collection. This specific collection captures moments of parenting woes, joys and aspirations and delves into them. Parenting is a mixture of wonder and frustration; as such, this collection is also a mixture of both.
Attempting to Define: Mourning
by H.M. Jones
Attempting to Define: Mourning is the second in a series of four small poetry books that attempt to define some of life's hardest emotional states. This specific volume addresses mourning in terms of the emotional state of living after a loved one passes. Mourning is also used, in this volume, to refer to the mourning of lost ideals, lost youth, and lost love. As humans, we mourn many things, and
Attempting to Define: Love
by H.M. Jones
Attempting to Define: Love is the first in a series of four small poetry books that create interesting definitions for some of life's hardest to define subjects. Honest, sometimes dark, often sardonic but always joyful, the poetry in this collection attempts to create an honest definition of romantic love.
Lexis: Book One of The Old Wood Trilogy
by H.M. Jones
NaNoWriMo 2013 book. Last updated
After his parent's death, Lexis finds himself unwanted by his remaining family. Deciding to take his life into his own hands, he leaves his cousin's farm in order to find a new life, but what he finds is a world within a world and a love that will make him question his entire life.
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- Deep Echoes
on Jan. 12, 2014
Deep Echoes follows the adventures of Maya, Snow and Chain, among a few lesser characters, in their struggles against almost indestructible machines, The Disciples. Though the characters have a similar enemy, they find themselves in conflict with one another as well, vying for a position and purpose in their society. Each character is unique, flawed, and well crafted in their individuality. Wallace's language is raw and detailed, his plot is intricate, and his world is unlike any other. He is clearly a well practiced writer who only needs an editor to help him to become successful.
The above positive aspects of Wallace's book made it a fairly enjoyable read. However, I there are a few aspects the author could work on to perfect his story and make it more widely read and enjoyable. Firstly, I found several small grammatical errors throughout. My own work is self-published, so I know that those happen, and can be rectified. More importantly, for me, was that there was too much left to the imagination, and, since the world and its intricacies are not of my mind, those holes left me confused at times. I was specifically hoping to understand better the religion of Solarism, the rules of the Contagons in the religion of Solarism, and the origin of the Chaotic Force, a magical element that left me completely baffled. Lastly, I think that this book might actually benefit from being two books, so that more time and detail can be spend expounding upon those things that took me out of the story.
Overall, the book was enjoyable, the characters are unique and fun to follow, and the plot is well paced, but the author would do well to create a picture of his world and the intricacies of it in his reader's minds, leaving them to follow the characters fully and without reservation. I would give the book 3.5 stars, but felt it would be unfair to round down, as it was a very enjoyable read, so I rated it four stars on this site.
- The Tower's Alchemist (The Gray Tower Trilogy, #1)
on Feb. 09, 2014
Honestly, I was intrigued by Escobar's book because it seemed so unlikely a read. That is, I could not fathom an author combining wizardry, alchemy, Nazi Germany, espionage, time travel and vampires into something intelligible. Boy, I was WRONG. And I've never enjoyed being wrong more. This book is not only intelligible, it is smart, sometimes funny, heartbreaking, thrilling, relate-able, and expertly paced.
Escobar seems to effortless combine all of these interesting fantasy and sci-fi tropes without completely overwhelming her characters, the plot or her reader. In fact, I, like so many of her characters, felt that it was only natural that Miss George, the main character, used her alchemy to fend of vampires and Nazis alike.
Indeed, the only reason this book would not receive a perfect rating (I would give it a 4.8) is that I wanted more of an outsider's view on the fantastical side of Nazi fighting resistance. I was left wondering how all of these magical and paranormal intrigues were kept at bay from the normal masses, but I have not read the next two books, though I fully intend to do so just after writing this review, so my wondering may yet be answered.
This book is made more wonderful because of the main character. So many strong female characters are written as unfeminine, off-putting or violent, and, while Miss George is sometimes forced to act similarly, at times, it is clear that she also craves normalcy, love, and long term stability. She is feminine and a arguably, feminist, by simply allowing herself to be feminine and strong simultaneously. I loved her p.o.v. I loved her complexity, the friends she meets along the way and her ferocious and frightening enemies. And, like Miss George, I'm always in skeptic mode, wondering which friend or enemy will reveal him/herself to be other.
The well paced plot, the effortless dialogue, the expertly edited and refined text, and the vivid imagination of Escobar all create a story that is quickly consumed but that leaves you thinking about it long after you've finished. Add Escobar to your MUST READ list.
- A Spell in the Country A Novel of the Averraine Cycle
on Jan. 18, 2016
This novel is simply fantastic. The plot is an experience worth reliving again and again. I have a long reading list, but Smith's book makes me want to only continue in her world and characters. The only thing I wanted were more detailed descriptions of characters and setting but that has to do with my personal preference for descriptors not with Smith's writing which is enchanting. Her voice, through her main character Keri, is strong. Her heroine is delightful. The plot, by far, is the best I've read in a long time. Proof that some of the best books out there are going unnoticed.