The Red Room

The Red Room
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Sunday, April 14, 2013

REAL by Katy Evans -- "Real" great read!



Check out my review on GoodReads or Amazon if you want it here, here it is:

This book is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I've only said this about a fairly new author once before. 

This isn't the type of book I usually read. It started out about a boxer, a fighter. I'm not usually into that. But it ended up almost being a metaphore--fighting. Because Remington "Riptide" Tate is in a real fight, the fight of his life. This is about fighting for acceptance and love even against your own nature.

I don't want to spoil the story as to why Remy feels unloved and unable to be loved--suffice it to say that it's a big deal and Ms. Evans has dealt with a huge social and pyscilogical issue in "Real" beautifull. And I should know!

I can so relate to Remy. This is something I've had to deal with all my life, the pain, the memory loss, the things I can't change and that aren't my fault and yet I've been made to believe they are and that I'm a bad person, a flighty person, an angry person. None is true and yet all of it is. It's a hard thing Remy is dealing with and Brooke through him. 

Ms. Evans wrote Remy so well that I cried for him, as Brooke did, I cheered for him, and I hurt for him. I had a suspicion he was like me when he went--what his friends called--speedy, his eyes going black, and then when he crashed. I sobbed when he fearfully told Brooke what was wrong with him terrifiedd he would lose her when she knew. 

Brooke too is a fighter going through a horrible loss herself when she is hurt and can't compete in her dream of running in the Olympics. She can relate to Remy on a deep gut-wrenching level. Brooke is strong emotionally she can handle Remy like no one else can and there is a difference between her and other people--she loves Remy. She falls in love with who he is, even when he's speedy or down. 

These character became so a'reala' for me that I didn't come out of my room to eat. I read late into the night and only went to sleep because my eyes shut and refused to stay open any longer. I was up early to finish the wonderful 'real' story and journey of Brooke and Remington.

I understand there is a sequel this year about Remington 'Riptide' Tate and Brooke Dumas. I hope so because I think I might die if there isn't. Ms. Evans get that book out here front and center. I need me some RIIIIIPPPPTIDE!!! Remy! Remy! Remy!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED  (OR I CALL LIKE MY AUTHOR PAGE)I'm always apologizing lately, it seems. But ya'll don't want to hear all my drama, woes, and writing problems the last year. I know what you came here for... some because you're friends and you're very supportive, some because you like stuff...I know... and some because you want to get to know who I am maybe, I hope. Whatever if was that brought you to like my page I am doing the drawing as we speak and in about 20 minutes I'll announce the winners. I am giving Kat Whittaker a special prize. She's a special person. She reviewed me, interviewed me for her blog, and designed my page. Kat I know I haven't been around of late but I really appreciate you! Here's to you babe! I'm sending you something on Amazon.

Annnnddd.... So, finally and long overdue. The winners are:

$25.00 Amazon Gift Card - Lucy Cox
$10.00 Amazon Gift Card - Briar Elliott

Autographed Paperback of Demons of Granite Rock -
1. Nancy Leatherman Huffman
2. Michelle McKinney
3. Aaron Speca
4. Kathy McGinley Kubler

e-book copy of Demons of Granite Rock -
1. Yvonne Kathleen Kimbler
2. Lindsey Downs
3. Catherine Thompson
4. Sara Jane Hamathi

Everyone please send me your addy or e-mail information as appropriate and I'll send you your prizes. If I don't hear from you within 7 days I will re-draw for your gift.
Thanks everyone and I'm again sorry that my life got in the way of you. But 2013 is going to be the greatest year ever!!!!

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Thanks guys!!!