Ever have one of those days where everything is going along semi-good and then BAM...someone decides to be a Mack truck and flatten you? Okay, so this one wasn't quite as bad as that, but it rated near it. I was typing up my review for this title at a computer other than my own and stepped away for about one minute....maybe less. Being that I was the only one using the computer, I didn't save the document. (Yes, BAD Insatiable Reader....I know....BELIEVE ME) I walk back to the screen and some un-bookish loving soul decided to use that particular computer out of the two there to check something really quick and CLOSED MY DOCUMENT. I mean it even gave the "do you want to save" prompt and they clicked NO. (**grrr**)
So long story short, after a quick breathing excercise and counting to ten, I started to re-type the review. Now for any of you that have lost a review (document, essay, etc) before....your second effort is never quite as good as the first. It's like it was so good (to the writer at least) that it escaped into the pages and now is lost forever more. (*SIGH*) Nevertheless, I offer to you the following post for a title I read this past week....hopefully it will convey at least part of the feelings initially intended. Today's book of choice is....
Shasta is our main dancer, if you will. In the middle of the night, she is called by the forbidden melodic sounds of a beat that speaks to her soul to an enchanted glen to dance and revel with other free spirits. The unencumbered participants of this gathering are there for one reason and one reason alone....to let go of their worries and simply dance. (Sounds appealing, right? Well, not to me...not much of a dancer....but I can definitely appreciate the concept.) One thread within the music spilling forth from the shadows dark is being strung by a man (his name is Jal, it mean wanderer) who can wield a fiddle like no other (not to mention, he's not too bad on the eyes....). Entranced by his skills (musically....and his visual appeal), she can't seem to break free from the melodious spell. When the music stops, she is heart-broken....has her mysterious minstrel abandoned her mid-melody? (Geesh...there were A LOT of M's in that sentence!) Hardly. In fact, he has plans for her that go beyond her wildest dreams, if only she'll let him show her the way.....
Special thanks to author Aubrie Dionne for the eBook copy for review. She was kind enough to send a few other titles my way, so don't be surprised if you see additional posts forth-coming about those as well.
Until next time....happy reading!