I’m so excited and I can’t thank my reviewer enough. See what was said about one of my eBooks.
An Outstanding Review For My Ebook For The Love Of A Family
Triond writer Marqjonz has recently reviewed one of my eBooks “For The Love of a Family.” Before I get to his review I must say that I wrote this story two years ago. I also just completed a manuscript that is the prequel to this story. I also plan on turning “For The Love of a Family” into a full length novel as soon as possible.
I honestly didn’t think my story “For The Love of a Family” was that great. I thought it was too short and when I had my Dad read it, he hated it! Needless to say, I was very distraught over my story telling skills when it came to this one short story. However, my confidence is now renewed thanks to Margjonz!
Here is the review he wrote about my work and he did give me 4 stars out of 5 on amazon. I qoute from the following review Marqjonz has given me.
“*A Fun Action/Adventure Story*
I classify Erin Miller’s “For the Love of a Family” as an action/adventure story. The main characters are two lesbian women, police officer Jackie and writer Honey, who live together as spouses and are raising a child, Autumn. When the child is kidnapped, Jackie knows exactly who must have done it and hunts for him.
*Adult Reading Material*
Right after the copyright statement, Miller labels her story “adult reading material,” perhaps because it includes one erotic scene. The scene is necessary for the development of the characters. Jackie is a police officer, and Honey is a writer. Without the erotic scene some readers might put these characters into a stereotyped butch/femme relationship. Miller avoids this misconception with skill.
*Miller Writes Well about the Street*
Miller has some trouble with dialogue, especially in the domestic scenes. On the other hand, she narrates action in street scenes well. I liked the scene where the disguised Jackie and Elena, in search of the kidnapper, confront a street character. Miller has a good nose for the stench of the street and a good ear for street language as well.
*The Action Goes over the Top*
Miller pulled out all the stops when she worked out the end of the story. I confess I didn’t expect the bizarre climax. The story is well paced with a fast beginning and an action-filled end.
Amazon estimates the page length of “For Love of a Family” at about 38, which qualifies the story as a novelette or long short story. I enjoy seeing what a writer does with a novelette. Outside science fiction, writers in English haven’t done much with this form.
“On Brokeback Mountain” is an example of an outstanding recent novelette. E. Annie Proulx’s story is a tragic romance, but “For the Love of a Family” bears comparison because it reflects on some of the same gender issues. E. Annie Proulx wants us to shed wise tears. Erin Miller, on the other hand, amuses us with her inventive narrative, but like E. Annie Proulx she does ask us think a little, too. Miller is a writer to watch.
I must note that a couple typos mar the Kindle edition. Nevertheless, careful readers know that even human editors who work for large publishing companies often overlook such mistakes.”
Thanks so much Marqjonz. I appreciate the review. I will also take a look over my story and see if I can fix the errors. I must say I am truly happy to hear someone has enjoyed my story. I am forever grateful! I can’t express my happiness enough! Thanks again!