Mae Rock


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  • Into the Forest Shadows on May 26, 2011

    Well done! I look forward to reading more of your work.
  • Safe With Me, Part 5 on June 27, 2011
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    I thought Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of Time' series was torture, on or about July 14 can't come soon enough! I laughed aloud when I stumbled upon your blog entry quoting my entreaty to not dawdle. Thank you for being responsive to your readers, even more, thank you for trusting your own story telling talent in the face of peer influence. Shaina Richmond, you have turned Safe With Me into an addictive reading experience. If I accomplish nothing else in a review of Part Five, I pray you are encouraged to tell your story your way, with no outside influence beyond eager eyed readers anxiously waiting for your next offering. I very much hope you find parts seven and eight, and more, tucked away in a stray corner of your mind. Call me greedy, but I would greatly enjoy it should you decide a happy ending goes beyond a happy couple into an exploration of the challenges of married life and parenthood. Getting ahead of the author I'm sure, forgive me for believing erotic romance should be a life long goal.
  • Help Wanted on July 03, 2011

    Nicely done Jinger, a fun frolic for the reader's imagination. I like the potential for a sequel with Susan and Jane.
  • Undercover Vices on July 04, 2011

    I loved the character development and plot, a very enjoyable book.
  • Courtesan on July 17, 2011

    I enjoyed the character development and would love to see Boulter bring them back for another story. An excellent adventure sci-fi read.
  • Ghost Fleet on July 18, 2011

    Boulter's ability to develop his characters is most excellent, another of his/her stories I wouldn't mind seeing with a sequel, prequel, or even serial follow-up. Well done!
  • Prey on July 18, 2011

    Having just finished reading and reviewing Ghost Fleet I was pleasantly surprised to read this story hinting at the first contact between Tlartox and Humans. More please.
  • Pelgraff on July 18, 2011

    This is the best Boulter book I've read. It's set in the distant future of the story Courtesan, involving the Yrden family again, though the lead character is a resident of the planet New Britain. The politics of peace at any cost sets the tone for this story, I can't recommend it highly enough.
  • The Warrior's Gift on July 19, 2011

    Sarah L's review says it all for me too.
  • Fox: Book One/ Funding Angel on July 19, 2011

    The narrative is a little choppy, but the characters are captivating and the plot intrigues.
  • Fox: Book Two/ Elmyr's Angel on July 20, 2011

    Same choppy narrative as the first book, this book felt like more of a transition book introducing more characters and situations which tended to confuse the story for me. I'm saddened that some interesting characters from book one did not make an appearance. It's still an entertaining read despite what I considered shortfalls in credibility/reality, I am looking forward to book three and hopefully finding the author's vision much clearer. This book slips to three stars from the four stars I gave book one due to the way it left so many loose ends for me. If you enjoyed book one you will still find this worth reading.
  • The Wicked Heroine on July 21, 2011

    I suspect the author is a "Browncoat," which should recommend her novel to some adventurous readers. I enjoy reading and do a lot of it, which can sometimes be a burden reading new books and authors for experience allows one to predict elements of a story. Jasmine Giacomo was able to surprise me with some story twists, for that alone I would recommend this book and it's sequel 'Oathen.' She developed interesting and sympathetic characters in a fun good versus evil plot. I recommend 'The Wicked Heroine' and 'Oathen' to anyone who enjoys Science Fantasy. Shiny indeed Jasmine Giacomo!
  • Safe With Me, Part 6 on Oct. 25, 2011

    Wow! I now see why part 6 required some extra time and editing (though I'm disappointed my dark fantasies failed to match-up with Suzie's misdeeds). Shaina, you continue to keep it addicting, not to mention the occasional curve ball with the supporting characters! Well done.
  • Soul Bond on Nov. 10, 2011

    Extremely interesting premise and plot led by strong characters.
  • Soul Sibs on Nov. 10, 2011

    A strong follow up to book one, the characters continue to demand my attention, the tragedies inspire by being life affirming, the plot twists not that predictable. Yes, the interaction of various alien cultures gets confusing, but having traveled a bit I find this realistic, enhancing the reading experience. Of course the highest praise is putting book three in my shopping cart and heading to the checkout at quarter to five in the morning after an all nighter reading this book.
  • Soul Ties on Nov. 10, 2011

    I'm happy to say Kelton has left it open for the series to continue, and I'm hopeful a fourth book will be forthcoming soon. Soul Ties is as action packed as the first two books of the series, though it appeared it was rushed into publication without a thorough editing review; a few spelling errors, incorrect word choices (e.g. thought instead though), and dead words left from sentence rewrites. Unless you are obsessive about such errors they are only a minor distraction from the story, which once again captivated me. Thank you!
  • Safe With Me, Part 7 on March 02, 2012

    I second Cheytown's review. I've said it in previous reviews, but "addictive" bears repeating. I love and hate the emotional intensity that grips me as I'm placed inside the angst, the joy, and the craving of the central characters in this story. Part 8 can't arrive soon enough with this cliffhanger ending.