Waxing Is Useless review share.

Waxing Is Useless review share.

So, I don’t usually post reviews folks send me but I’m making an exception in a couple of cases today. I love it when I receive unexpected reviews from folks I’m only vaguely acquainted with because it always surprises me when they are interested in reading my work. It’s an even better surprise when they take the time to actually write to tell me they liked it! So here’s to them. My awesome readers who inspire me to keep going.

Dear M.J.,

After I learned you had written a book, I ordered it. I finished it last night and I loved it.
I laughed and got completely absorbed in the characters you created. You eventually might include some recipes in future books.
((Okay, this is M.J. cutting in here. What do you all think, should I include some recipes? Let me know in comments. Back to the review. ))
  I couldn’t really follow the first two chapters cause wolf? specter ? but was engaged to read more and ended up being delighted by your thought process, character building, teenage emotions, and might I add Catholicism?
  I hope you continue to write. I want to read more about Miranda, Hank, Sheryl, the whole new Fae world you have created. Many people
dream that they can fly — to conquer their problems, escape difficulties and uncertainty, but a werewolf guardian is a first I think.
  My grandmother and father were from Dublin and County Cort so our bedtime stories always started out with a leprechaun waiting to
fool someone to follow (usually) him. Also being raised a Catholic, many memories were tapped. I learned a bit about Spokane as well. It was fun.
Congratulations.

Isn’t that lovely? I like the idea of leprechauns and may have to work one into the next book. 😉 Here’s the other review that made me just so happy.

I gotta admit when I first saw the title my first thought was “I gotta give this a read!” I was hooked immediately. All humor aside, and this story has no shortage of great humor, I found it completely refreshing to have a MC who is so broken, physically & mentally, who ends up being a really strong woman. I found her faults endearing, and loved seeing her rise up, strong in mind, body, faith, and spirit. I will be keeping my eyes out for book 2.

This review thrilled me because I wrote this book to reach out to those with chronic illness, to educate those who love someone with health issues, and to give a clean read for folks of all ages who enjoy Urban Fantasy. So thank you readers. I appreciate your kind words and promise to have book 2 – Lilac City Lunacy out soon!

~MJ


 

Book review: The Telling Mirror by M.G. Nelson.

Book review: The Telling Mirror by M.G. Nelson.

A couple of months ago I ran a thread on Twitter asking Indie Authors to send links to their books. Happily, my TBR pile grew quite a bit! M.G. Nelson’s YA fantasy, The Telling Mirror, was one of many on my now long reading list and I’m so glad Nelson posted it!

How much trouble can a rebellious teen and her cat get into? Oh, so much.

Signe Erickson’s parents are gone. Her father left years ago. Her mother lost to drugs is undergoing rehab. Now Signe – Sig for short – lives ungratefully with her Aunt Char and Uncle Dan, on their farm. Acting out in various ways she’s stretching her families patience to the max, testing them at every turn. When Dan finally confronts her she runs to her quiet place only to end up stumbling into another world. Just her and the annoying barn cat, Reggie, who is no longer a cat.

Together, Sig and Reggie must cross this new land and search out Sig’s father. How he ended up here they really don’t know, but then again, they don’t know how they got here either! Setting out with nothing but the clothes on their backs, a flashlight, a backpack, and a plastic baggie carrying $200 cash they begin their treacherous trek into the unknown.

This grand adventure is filled with dangerous travels, creepy characters, brave warriors, evil royals, kind commoners, fairies, centaurs, giants, and more! Reminiscent of both The Wizard of Oz and The Narnia Chronicles, it is filled with good lessons about self-reliance, kindness to others, determination, sacrifice, and faith. This book, first in The Telling Mirror Series, is one I would feel good sharing with my kids.

If you enjoy YA books with good values and interesting twists, purchase this one today! https://www.amazon.com/Telling-Mirror-Melissa-G-Nelson/dp/0997819111