Thursday, 31 March 2011
Friday, 25 March 2011
I was recently contacted by a new author Anna Mara with a request to review her book - HER PERFECT REVENGE. I accepted, of course, and took a journey 519 pages long. And it was very exciting I can promise you that. I’ve met three fabulous people there - Christina Matteo, Bill Havenwood and William Havenwood Sr. Oh, they made me laugh and I can tell you that I don’t remember the last time any book did this to me. They also made me feel and think about the concept of revenge.
But let’s start at the beginning when we meet young Christina, an insecure high school girl who has just been humiliated by a popular high school rich boy Bill. Fast forward 16 years after Christina is all grown up with not so great carrier as photojournalist and while on assignment she stumbles upon Bill. And that’s where all ruckus begins… Christina is determent to get her overdue revenge and Bill… well let’s just say he has many problems at the time and the latest is his father’s (William Havenwood Sr ) threat to throw his lazy drank ass out on the street. But things aren’t always what they look like from the outside.
I really enjoyed this story, although it has some weak parts and I didn’t always like Bill, but it has brought memories of those great love stories I used to read but can’t seem to find them on our bookshelves anymore. Bill and Christina are real people with faults and mistakes; I could relate to them. Bill’s father William gave me most of the laughs; he was a scheming old goat. Although somewhere around the last part of the book he started to get on my nerves – he was just too much. And I didn’t like Bill at first but he did become more likeable towards the end. He was the character that matured the most through the story.
Anyway… all I can say is that I did enjoy this story very much (I read it in one day) and I would recommend reading it to anyone who enjoys a good love story.
Her Perfect Revenge is currently being sold as a paperback and an ebook on Amazon’s Kindle Store and also at Barnes and Noble, Itunes, Google Ebooks and Sony. I’m going to buy the paperback issue because I believe this is the book that deserved the right to be exposed and admired on a bookshelf.
Since Ms Mara is a new author I asked her to tell us a little bit about herself. Here is her response:
As to information about myself… I live in Toronto, Canada and I’ve been writing for a few years now. I studied film writing at a well known film school in Toronto called The Canadian Film Centre which is an institution begun by Hollywood director, Norman Jewison. I’ve always loved writing romantic comedy stories and instead of screenplays, I decided to try writing a novel. I discovered that I loved that format of writing even more and my first novel HER PERFECT REVENGE was born. I’ve always been a true lover of romance novels, having read so many over the years and with my first book, I really wanted to write something that I would want to read myself and hopefully my readers would feel the same way. I’m a hopeless romantic and believe in happy endings; and when I write, I always try to write from my heart, hoping to bring love, joy, laughter, excitement and sometimes a few tears to my fans. HER PERFECT REVENGE has been picked up by a major publishing house in Japan and will be turned into a Japanese manga comic book novel for release next fall. I’m also currently working on my second contemporary romantic comedy novel titled WHY ROMEO HATES JULIET which I hope to release by early this summer.
To find out more about Her Perfect Revenge go to Ms Mara’s webpage http://www.annamara.com/
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011
I've been really busy these past week. One business trip flollowed by another followed by two interns coming to my office... I've been just to tired to blog. Sorry! I hope you are doing fine, and that you'll stick with me through these hard times. Thanks!