Self-taught artist, author, and lecturer/educator with a BS (does this make me a bull shit artist?) in Technical Writing and Editing with minors in Digital Media and History, I have been working on Your Portfolio & You, a series of books aimed at helping artists deal with the business of being an artist.
Existing publications include Accounting for the SMALL Businessperson and How Copyright Applies to the Artist, the Buyer, the Employer/e, the Sold Artwork (the longer the title, the shorter the book!). Soon-to-be-published includes Dealing with Photographs, Slides, Digital Images and Surviving the Outdoor Arts Festival.
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Smashwords book reviews by Kathy Davie
- The Princess & the Penis
on Nov. 18, 2011
It's a parody of a fairytale of epic proportions---I'd give it a "7" if the ratings went that high. Silver puts all the fun into this fairytale with the innocent, loving, warm, and virginal daughter of the King of Westwich as she explodes the typical fairytale formula while poking fun at the birds and the...er...flies.
Crack me up! I love the bit where the Queen is explaining the enormity of the shapes in question and the king starts getting huffy about her never having experienced anything of such a size. Then she starts blathering about how there's different standards of ordinary, and , of course, he doesn't fit within those sorts of standards and…
Oh man, the scene where the Queen and the aunts explain the birds and the flies to Amalia.
" 'The reason you haven't seen it is because it hangs between a man's legs and is therefore concealed by his garments.'
'Well, most of the time,' said Aunt Ingrid. 'Though they do have a tendency to sneak out whenever they can.' "
Silver is a hoot! Then there's the bit about maybe the penis needs a kiss but Aunt Leila cautions her that if you kiss it once, it'll want kisses all the time.
Determined to keep his amazing and wonderful daughter chaste, the king has forbidden males in her presence and any discussion that remotely resembles sex or romance. Constantly surrounded by at least four guardsmen with three chaperons, it's a mystery how the princess keeps encountering this lump on her rump.
Meanwhile, rumors of this amazing and wonderful princess has spread far and wide and the proposals have been whittled down to one, Prince Rupert. Not your average fairytale prince, although, there is one lurking just under the covers.
I can't get excited about the cover with its childish princess curled up in her bed clutching a green pillow in her pink nightgown although I do like the teeny crown on her head. The title is perfect for indeed this Princess and the Penis are what it's all about.
- The House at Cobb End
on Jan. 31, 2013
This particular short story in the Cassandra Palmer urban fantasy series is about John Pritkin and is set in England outside Stratford-on-Avon sometime in the mid- to late 1800s.
Download it for free from Karen Chance's Take a Chance page on her website.
Ooh, I do like the sound of the estate agent's book of available houses! Although these days, it would be probably be holographic and life-size, LOL.
It's just a little tidy-up with far-reaching repercussions for John. And lets Jonas in on more background information about John than John is comfortable with. It also provides a bit of background on the Fey and death.
There are sections which are just so sweet and will make you want to cry.
John is about to be married and he needs a house. Only Edwards is decidedly unhelpful.
It's a good thing that Marsden is the man he is.
John Pritkin is not human and not wanted in the war mages' barracks.
Brigadier General Jonas Marsden is second-in-command of the War Mage Corps and can't see without his glasses.
Benedict is a young recruit, and Edwards is in allocation.
The cover is
The title is exactly that. The House at Cobb End.