|I tried this book as I had enjoyed another book co-authored by JA Cipriano. But found that this story lacked humour, storyline/plot – which was very obvious – and basic writing skills. I found the s-x scenes repetitive and dull. It only got 2 as I kept reading hoping it would get better due to previous experience with one author.|
Kate Morgan, author of Five Fathers tells us how.
How I get my ideas for a story and why these ideas appeal.
I get my ideas for new stories from every facet of life—sometimes it’s a dream, sometimes an off-handed comment from a stranger, or sometimes it’s a pre-made cover that I just can’t resist!
My goal with my first release was to pick something taboo, something familiar, and put my own twist on it. I wanted something that would tantalize those scrolling through book after book on Amazon. What’s weirder than a romance novel about five mercenaries-for-hire going undercover as priests?! Even once I had the idea of writing about priests, it morphed and changed to the point where it’s virtually unrecognizable from my starting point.
I have so many other ideas in mind for my second release that the real trouble is narrowing them down! I really enjoy stories with themes—for example, teachers, stepbrothers, snowboarders, surfers, billionaires, etc—so I always try to look for something that I feel is a tad underdone, and then figure out how to put my own twist on it. I also have a huge group of author friends who help me work through my messy ideas and form them into polished stories. Without them, I don’t know what I’d do!
At first I thought that this was going to be another magical library bookshop where magic happens – eg people fall in love because they meet there – but no, this really is a bookshop that holds secrets and answers within its books. It is in fact an Oracle – like the Delphi Oracle only you ask the bookshop the question you want answered, and it sells you a book! Just for you as it has your name on it and your price that you must pay. The answer is in the book…
And who runs the bookshop and takes the money? – well a rather nerdy and very un-magical girl.
This is the first book in a new series and i look forward to reading the others. I liked the concept and the fact that books are the answer to all questions – well I’m sure they really are as a book fanatic!
Sorry Nona, this may be an updated version but I just wonder how bad the original version was – this book is really just a set of scenes and I couldn’t find a character in either Adam or Elyse to believe in. I did read to teh end to see if there was anything there..
Oh What naughty girls these authors are – and what fun they had with puns… about plumbing! And such a fun storyline – with lots of husbands – the more the merrier seems to be their motto/creed.
So yes, it was an enjoyable light read. Not high literature but good saucy – and a bit – paranormal reading with humour and some originality.
She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.
She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.
Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.