Hindu Sex Aliens by Larry Weiner (#Humor #BookReview)

Hindu Sex Aliens (The Island Trilogy,#3)Hindu Sex Aliens by Larry Weiner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After reading this book, I was so conflicted. My brain insisted there was some kind of mistake, but aside from one thing that I can’t seem to let go of (a change the author made but didn’t make, convoluted I know but I don’t want to spoil anything), I can’t really complain about anything the author did in this book b/c I was entertained throughout. I’ve never read anything quite like this, and that’s hard to say of any written work. The one thing you can’t be is original b/c it’s all been done before, but I think Larry Weiner managed to pull it off. If you have preconceived notions of what a book should be, go back to your neat little box; this ain’t the book for you. But if you want to have a bit of fun (think Bruce Campbell does Spongebob Squarepants type fun for an exclusive Adult Swim mini series), then grab a copy and book a spot on the next zombie cruise available in your area.

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A Man of Character (Matters of Love Book 1) by Margaret Locke (#Romance #BookReview)

A Man of CharacterA Man of Character by Margaret Locke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve read a few short (like, extremely short flash fiction) stories from this author and loved each and every one. I couldn’t wait to see her put out a novel, I just knew she’d rock it. And she did!! Her characters feel like real people, almost like she wrote them from personal experience but tweaked the details. (To my knowledge, A Man of Character is not based on a true story. 😀 )

The protagonist is a flawed “good girl” type, passionate about her work but seemingly prudish until you get to know her. Even then she stays within the realm of the good girl trope. If you’re like me and you enjoy reading books wherein the characters learn and grow and change, books that leave you with all the feels, you’ll like this one.

I’m always wary when I pick up a book with a series tag b/c some of them are chopped up novels sold in pieces at full prices, but Margaret Locke got it right. This book is one story that’s a part of a bigger world. It’s not a serial release (or a butchered book), it’s an actual series done right! I can not tell you how much I appreciate that. I got this book through KU, but it’s totally worth the typical $4.99-ish price you’d pay for an eBook.

The next book in this series is A Matter of Time. It follows the protagonist’s best friend after she … hmm, well. I don’t want to ruin this book by telling you what happens at the end. I will say this: the end of this book is solid, very satisfactory (thus the 5 star review) but will leave you wanting to read the next one asap. I hope she’s got more lined up. I love to read this author and look forward to many more books from her.

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Cheyenne by Kerri Bennett Williamson

CheyenneCheyenne by Kerri Bennett Williamson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I haven’t read historical fiction in a while, but I’ve been following this author on Twitter and reading her blog. I like her voice and style. Though I’m used to reading Horror or Fantasy, especially stories that run at a quick clip, the pace of Cheyenne was a pleasant change. The first few days, I read at a leisurely clip. Once I got roughly 40% through, I couldn’t put it down. I stayed up until 2am to finish it that night. I hesitate to suggest the author should have got to the point sooner because I don’t know that I’d have come to know and love the character as much as I did had she done it any other way. This is a much more slowly-paced book than I’m used to reading, but it didn’t lose my interest at any point. From the very start, I needed to know more about this character.

Speaking of, Christine is the kind of heroine I’d like my daughters to look up to. I thought, at first, that this would be just another Cinderella story (please forgive me, Madame Author, it was a knee-jerk response), but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Where Cinderella meekly submits, Christine complies only to survive while she bides her time. This girl is born with an enduring spirit, one who will not be broken. I’ll share this book with my girls when they’re older; our daughters need a girl/young woman who knows her own worth to look up to.

Cheyenne put me through the full range of emotions, at times having my face flushed with anger at her treatment while my heart beams with pride at her responses. Definitely one I’ll want a hard copy of.

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