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In the Raw

In the Raw by Eilleen Griffiths and Nikka Michaels – A cook book with a recipe that will definitely have you laughing, crying, swearing and generally eat up the pages as you follow Ethan Marthin and his sister Claire on their journey through cullinary school. Eilleen and Nika has crafted a book that is both entertaining and filled with the kind of action that makes a great read for those of us that enjoy the gay romance genre.

None of the usual easy relationships that is so easy to write. Here we find the reality of life. Of struggling students and the mix of cultures, backgrounds and cliques that one finds in the world and in school. With back story of the main characters you are lead through the semesters with Ethan and his sister as they struggle to be great chefs. Shouldering the course work, the practicals needed to master the techniques and then the roller coaster that is life.

Life and romance. Seems easy. Till you have to do it. The authors show you the action from Ethan and Jamie's points of view. Oh, I didn't introduce Jamie… Well,…

He's between the pages of this book, by Eilleen Grifffiths and Nikka Michaels. Why not pick up a copy and meet Jamie, Ethan and Clairbear, and the cast of In The Raw.

You won't believe what they get up to. Scandals has nothing on these guys and gals, and then they take it a step further…. Just wait till you read it.

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2016 in Reviews

 

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In the Raw

In the Raw by Eilleen Griffiths and Nikka Michaels – A cook book with a recipe that will definitely have you laughing, crying, swearing and generally eat up the pages as you follow Ethan Marthin and his sister Claire on their journey through cullinary school. Eilleen and Nika has crafted a book that is both entertaining and filled with the kind of action that makes a great read for those of us that enjoy the gay romance genre.

None of the usual easy relationships that is so easy to write. Here we find the reality of life. Of struggling students and the mix of cultures, backgrounds and cliques that one finds in the world and in school. With back story of the main characters you are lead through the semesters with Ethan and his sister as they struggle to be great chefs. Shouldering the course work, the practicals needed to master the techniques and then the roller coaster that is life.

Life and romance. Seems easy. Till you have to do it. The authors show you the action from Ethan and Jamie's points of view. Oh, I didn't introduce Jamie… Well,…

He's between the pages of this book, by Eilleen Grifffiths and Nikka Michaels. Why not pick up a copy and meet Jamie, Ethan and Clairbear, and the cast of In The Raw.

 

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Reviews

 

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Legion by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson is a name I was not familiar with. I would have blissfully gone about my life without ever reading anything he wrote. That is until a colleague told me that I just had to read this short story called “Legion”.

I need to diverge from my main throughts here to point out to all aspiring writers. If you need to see what an effective hook looks like, read the opening lines of this story. Now, I don't profess to any particular literary skill, other than knowing what I like, and reading a lot, but this opening line had me, hook, line and sinker.

What can be more intriguing than talking to yourself, to get an expert opinnion and getting paid for it. Yeah. I know. How many times have I not talked to myself, out loud… embarrassing? Used to be. Now I can just shrug and mumble Legion, …. My precious.

Baggend aside, this short tale, for it is short packs a mighty punch. A small detective agency travels with Mr Leeds as he is engaged to recover a particularly valuable, and potential dangerous piece of technology. Mr Sanderson weaves a tale of suspense and intrigue that leads the reader from the home of Mr Leeds to the Promised land.

In the seeking of the technology more action and intrigue ensues. Multiple countries are seeking this same technology. Others are not scared to spill blood…. Will Mr Leeds succeed? You will need to read this to find out.

Suffice it to say I've already started on 'Legion: Skin Deep' and the first of the Mist Born series is lined up too.

Just hope I get some of my own writing done too.

Brandon Sanderson is now an author whose work I actively seek out.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2015 in Reviews

 

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