Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Review Site

I know, I know, I'm blowing my own trumpet and I promise to stop now. Promise. OK? Here's a daffodil to make you think of Spring (and trumpets).

It's just that some of you authors are often looking for sites to review your books and I'm providing some links here.




LOL - you can fool some of the people some of the time... Yes, I admit it, I'm bragging here. But it's going to stop. Promise.

New review of Perfect Score:
PenMuse


Author: Susan Roebuck
Author Website: n/a
Genre: Gay (M/M), Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Publisher: Awe-Struck Publishing
Price: $4.99
Link to purchase
What I liked: Sam watched Alex chase a potato around his plate. How the hell could you do one kind of course while pretending to do another? How could you fool someone for so long? Alex took another long slug of whiskey. “I don’t really know why I am telling you this.”
Neither did Sam. If he had done something like that he sure as hell wouldn’t yak about it.
Liza’s hand was still on my cheek and I pressed it more comfort than anything else. “I think I lost him in any case.” As I spoke my fears, longing for him lodged in my throat like a peach stone.
“Good,” she said, taking her hand away, and sounding business-like. “Then make sure he stays lost.” *************************************************************************************** Sam and Alex, two of the most unlikely kindred spirits, are crossing paths in the most unlikely of circumstances. Their lives could not be any more different; their personal goals any more at odds. Where Sam has the drive and natural instinct to protect his sister, Sam faces a constant battle to prove his intelligence. Alex appears to have the skills to make it in the world, but lacks any semblance of direction or motivation. How is it that these two men meet each other and end up helping each other? What pulls them together both physically and emotionally? Will their secret love for each other bring them together or push them further apart?
In the late 1960s, homosexuality is still misunderstood by the general public. This particular element makes this highly engaging and poignant coming of age story, rendering it a superbly moving look at the twists and turns faced in life. Author Susan Roebuck gives readers of Perfect Score a thoughtful look into the lives to two young men who must deal with their family histories that started each man on his life path. This compelling read works on many levels for the open-minded reader who believes a good story is a good story; the male/male relationship element is front and center but never treated in the all-too-often stereotypical fashions.
Roebuck uses a mix of first person and third person narration to bring new insight into her main characters. This unusual approach allows readers to settle into a comfortable read within the first few chapters, and provides for a more revealing look into the lives of two young men who discover more about themselves as they learn more about each other. **************************************************************************************** Book blurb: Feckless, exasperating Alex Finch is a rich, handsome and talented singer/songwriter who longs for two things: a career as a professional rock singer, and to have his love for Sam Barrowdale reciprocated. But drifter Sam’s two aims are simply to earn enough money to pay his sister’s medical bills and to hide from the world his reading/writing and speech disability. At this time the word “dyslexia” is generally unknown so to most people he’s just a “retard”. From the severe knocks life’s dealt him, Sam’s developed a tough outer coating and he has no time for a spoilt, selfish guitar player.
Despite his defects, Alex’s love for Sam never wavers and when Sam unexpectedly disappears, Alex begins a somewhat bungling quest to find him, only to discover that Sam has a fearful enemy: Alex’s powerful and influential yet sociopathic uncle. As Alex spirals downwards towards alcoholism, many questions need answering. Just why did Alex’s evil uncle adopt him at age eleven yet deny him any affection? And what’s the mystery behind Alex’s father’s death? Both seem to face unbeatable odds. Are they doomed to follow separate paths forever?

2 comments:

  1. Found you from the A-Z Challenge, it sounds like it’s going to be so much fun (with a bit of stress thrown in) and I can’t wait to get started!! I’m now following your blog on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog.
    Monica
    http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/

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  2. Thanks Monica - I'm on it NOW...

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