Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath - Book Review

The Bell JarThe Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked up this book because Sylvia Plath is an inspiration to one of the best writers I know.

And it was good, it really was.

I wasn't in the right frame of mind to read it, though. I'm a happy, bubbly person, and it's hard for me to understand depression, despite my attempts. I was disappointed that Plath couldn't really explain what changed as she went through the different phases of the book. I didn't expect her to be able to, but I had hoped. An unfair hope, for sure.

Everything seemed very emo, fittingly so, given the author, but not something I could relate to.

Questions I wanted answered went unanswered...the most menial of which being, does she ever regain her ability to write, penmanshipwise?

Some interesting lines:

"Woman haters were like gods: invulnerable and chock full of power. They descended, then they disappeared. You could never catch one."

"It would mean getting up at seven and cooking him eggs and bacon and toast and coffee and dawdling about in my nightgown and curlers after he'd left for work to wash up the dirty plates and make the bed, and then when he came home after a fascinating day, he'd expect a big dinner, and I'd spend the evening washing up even more dirty plates till I feel into bed, utterly exhausted."

I'm glad I read this book, but I'm equally glad it's over.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Memphis Nights

My newest book, a romantic suspense entitled Memphis Nights is coming out in September, and I've just received the cover!

Aster Dunn has an axe to grind against the entire world. Just twenty-one, the girl is one of Memphis' top bounty hunters, spurred to action when her parents were brutally murdered by criminals on the run. She lives alone and hopes to die alone, quickly and heroically. The first time police officer Brian Cultry interrupts her catch, she chalks it up to bad luck. The second time, she's not letting him go. She needs all the help she can get because keeping Dick Harbinger off the streets isn't business. It's personal. 
When her two-faced friend, Laurette, breaks into her apartment with Dick and sets her on the run, she finds herself knocking on Brian's door—or, more accurately, lying in his bed. Now she has to choose between protecting her friends or saving herself.
Police officer Brian Cultry had always put his job first, until he met Aster Dunn. After a night together, he can't get the woman out of his mind, and agrees to help her bring in her next catch…from the other side of the law. Together they learn whom to trust and whom to burn.