Tanialee Goodheart


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Smashwords book reviews by Tanialee Goodheart

  • Heresy - The Scorpion's Sting on Aug. 30, 2011

    Just when you think you have Micki all figured out Poppet takes all preconceived notions and turns them upside down AGAIN!! I have never uttered so many expletives reading a book in my natural born life. I cried, I screamed, I ranted and raved. I messaged Poppet several times on her fan page and said "HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME!!!" Eventually I came to terms with the fact that I had to just let it go and accept the inevitable. I even started appreciating the new set of circumstances and wouldn't you know it by the end of the book she did it AGAIN! There should be a warning label on this book for all pregnant women and heart patients to only read under careful advisement of their doctor. Now I am sure you are beginning to wonder if I even liked the book at all. I mean all this emotional upheaval cannot be good can it? Oh No, let me assure you IT IS GOOD!!! Oh so very good. Heresy has become my own brand of heroine. I will read every snippet every byte or bit I can get my hands on, and The Scorpian's Sting was no exception. In The Scorpian's Sting the group find themselves on an island literally in the middle of nowehere. I do not use the term literally frivolously in this case and you are just going to have to read the book to find out exactly what I mean. The island that springs from Poppets imagination is nothing short of spectacular! Every creature comfort and fantastical whim is catered to in this hedonistic paradise. Once again we reap the benefits of Poppets extensive background in theology and mysticism as we are treated to incredible new insights and perspectives woven through the story. These treasures of knowledge have become the hallmark of the Heresy series. Do not expect to walk away from these books without at least some shifting of your paradigm. Again Poppet has brought forth a massive undertaking with no less than 12000 kindle locations which is at least twice the length of a full lenght novel. The pace is fast though as is the case for all Poppet books and I still could not put the book down. I finished in less than 24 hours, albeit a sleepless 24 hours. If you have not read this series do yourself a favor and read it!!! You will not be sorry.
  • Leather, Lace and Rock-n-Roll (SEALS, Inc., Book 1) on Jan. 21, 2012

    If you are not particularly worried about the little details and are just looking for a sweet and sexy story then this is for you. I tend to be an easy going reader and do not worry too much about how realistic the plot lines are. This means I am usually happily reading while others are raising the....flag. Unfortunately for the author I am a Navy SPECWAR wife. Which means I am more than well versed on what a Navy SEAL is and does, and while I have read many books about Navy SEALS that have given me a little giggle when they get it wrong, I am usually pretty understanding. I even took GI Jane with a grain of salt! This time however I am sorry, I hate to say this, but the storyline is really really far fetched. This is compounded by the gazillion cliches in the dialogue and romance following the lines of "It was a dark and stormy night" Having said all that, I would not warn anyone away from the book. As I said it is still a sweet little romance as long as you do not get caught up in the details, and worth the read. Please also be aware that my review might be affected by the fact that I have more knowledge than the average reviewer about the community.