They say confession is good for the soul. And I've been very disgusted with myself lately. I've melted into a big ole puddle of whiny. My brilliant, beautiful pink laptop has been out of commission for two full weeks now, and I will have to wait until NEXT FRIGGIN FRIDAY to get it back. *spit snort snarl* I'm in the middle of two different novels and have been bouncing from kid's computer to kid's computer, even used my hubby's partially fossilized PC out in his testosterone zone of a workshop. My agent took pity on me and shipped her HP Mini at the end of last week, then yesterday, the trial period on the writing program ran out! *sob and moan*
I'm tired of feeling sorry for myself so, I'm doing some soul cleaning. Letting y'all know I'm pretty much a worthless whiner right now. And while on the topic of fessing up to my limitations, I decided to make this post bookish.
We tread a thin line as authors and 'pre' published writers. We blog. We tweet. We're internetly active. We read. Some of us read a LOT. Some books we're nuts about. Some we don't like.
We rave about the books we love, and for me the past binge has produce a couple few love affairs. I'm head-over-heels for Paranormalcy, The Replacement, and Beautiful Darkness. It also brought on one book I'll almost felt betrayed by. I love-love-loved concept and I wanted so bad for the story to equal the awesomeness I thought would be in it. Sadly, I struggled to like the character, and the storyline given just didn't match how high I'd hyped it up in my anticipation.
Did I set myself up for a fall because of what I expected? Am I just too damn picky? Yes, to both, I suspect. There were definite moments of Oooohhh in the story, a fight scene I loved and have even reread because I wasn't expecting it. I still love-love-love the concept. It is getting great reviews. The best part, I know of one of my Oasis sisters loved it.
Confession time: I didn't like Firelight.
Soooo... I'm giving my copy away! I know each book is different to each reader. Some are going to love it, some are not. I know someone out there would probably love this book more than me and give it a good home.
How can you get it? Simple. Fess up! What book have you read lately YOU didn't like? Did you read one you absolutely loved? Please leave me an email I can contact the winner with. On Saturday, I'll count the number of comments and then have my daughter pick a number.