Welcome Wednesday – Brag a Little

Welcome Wednesday – Brag a Little

Welcome to this week’s edition of Welcome Wednesdays!

I’ve got an easy question today, and one that I’m sure all you authors will enjoy.  Tell us about your best/favorite review, and please quote it!  Make sure to include a link to the book in question, or to your website (or both)…

I’ll begin…

This was actually an email I received from a reader, about the first three DREAM SERIES books…

The books were fabulous, and so well written.  I love Lizzi, and I wonder if the twins are going to have the dreams also, or just the girl twin since it seems to run in the female side of the bloodline. I will recommend these books to all my friends. I like the surprise twist and the end when Sara finds out that her mother has the same kind of dreams.  I would have never thought it, but all along Sara could have told her and was afraid to.  Great books.  Thank you.


Now it’s your turn!  Tell us all about your fictional world and be sure to leave a link so we can learn more about you!

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9 Replies to “Welcome Wednesday – Brag a Little”

  1. Hi, James – congrats on the great review, and thanks for giving us the chance to share ours.

    This is from on one of my favorite reviews, for one of my Flagman’s Folly stories, A Rancher’s Pride. The hero is stunned to receive full custody of a child he’s never know about, a four-year-old daughter he has no clue how to communicate with because she’s deaf.

    “This is a heartwarming tale about the importance of communication between people in any relationship. The story is an extraordinary narrative incorporating sign language enabling Becky to speak her mind and dialog with those around her. Instead of making Becky silent — White Daille gave her a voice, and what a voice she had. Reminiscent of Catherine Anderson and Deborah Smith who often give special people great voices — Barbara White Daille can add me to her fans.”

    From Fresh Fiction

    A Rancher’s Pride


    Thanks again!

  2. Awesome review on the Dream Sequence, James!

    Here’s a 5 STAR review that made my day, my week, my month for BREAKING TIES, first book in the Lost Colony Series:

    BREAKING TIES captured my fascination from the very first paragraph in the preface. The first book of the Lost Colony Series follows Rose Payne, a clever and capable heroine who joins a group of colonists as the ship’s clerk on one of their three ships sailing toward Roanoke Island in the 16th century. In order to survive, Rose must brave starvation, disease, hostile natives and a chilling conspiracy. Above all, she has to overcome her past and learn to place her trust in others once more. From the first moment Manteo, the future chief of a local Native tribe, meets Rose, he strives to be the one to show her how to let go. But in a world where betrayal seizes every opportunity, trust becomes the most precious commodity these colonists have.

    Available in Kindle, paperback, and KU at: https://amzn.com/B01KGUQ0LQ.

    Happy Hump Day, y’all!

  3. Thanks for the review brag opportunity!

    It was difficult to choose because my visionary novel, Trusting the Currents, has so far received 58 beautiful reviews on Amazon. I choose this one because it came from another author and I so respect when another writer loves my words. Also, because she so eloquently describes the book, which difficult to explain. It’s easier to experience while reading.

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Brilliant, luminous, a journey of awakening
    By Nicola Graydon Harris
    Format: Paperback

    “Trusting the Currents is a lyrical novel that takes us into a world of awakening through the powerful innocence and experience of a young Southern girl, Addie Mae. Lynnda Pollio expertly weaves the worlds of ordinary life – family, cooking, sexuality – with the wondrous magic of nature and synchronicity, of dream casting and the ‘sparks from the other side’. There are so many treasures here: the language of nature and the voices of her characters; the wisdom that turns darkness into light; the way that she turns the journey of a young Southern girl into a universal experience. Addie Mae takes us by the hand and leads us into her world as she learns to trust the currents of her own heart and opens her eyes to the wild nature that surrounds her. The lush potency of the natural world, the signs and portents that she begins to read as if markers on a map of self-discovery, bring the whispering trees and huge skies, the sunsets and early mornings of her existence into a deep presence. Slowly, we grow with her remembering the love of books and the power of words and the importance of being yourself no matter what. As Addie Mae’s eyes increasingly search the horizon of the future, when she must leave everything that is familiar behind her, she has already settled herself into readers’ hearts and will stay there forever. In the wisdom tradition of The Alchemist and Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, Trusting the Currents is destined to become a classic, a timeless story of courage and love written with a knowing luminosity.”


  4. I’m particularly fond of this one for Transpecial:

    “The alternating personal views (the format is similar to Redling’s Damocles) and the “knitting-together” / growth / progress of the main character Suza were well executed. The story line (plot and sub plots) flows well and there were no loose ends. The intrigue of war and the ship battles were exciting, flowed at a good pace, and well described. I could find no system engineering or technical flaws in her descriptions of shipboard life.”


  5. Good morning, James,

    Congrats on your great endorsement from a reader directly! That’s wonderful. I would, and know you do. delight in that kind of review.

    A review of Sinner’s Opera by Cocktails & Books;

    Poetic and beautiful…sophisticated…rich, tasteful air of sensuality… unique take on the too familiar vampire novel…welcome change, adding uncharted territory to a popular genre in need of new ideas. Characters are brilliantly penned, every detail…painted like a beautiful picture…addictive, exciting and grips you from the very first page. Morgan and Isabeau…could be placed in the same category as some of the most famous couples in romance history – Romeo and his Juliet, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy – and their romance plays out like one of Beethoven’s famous love letters.


    http://www.lindanightingale.com – a free Morgan vampire story on website.


  6. Thanks for the opportunity to brag, James. I’ve always loved this review I got for BELIEVE IN ME (especially since so many people seem to hate it so much)! 🙂

    5 stars: “Although romance books are not my standard cup of java, I found this one to be an easy read. While working on a degree in Pastoral Counseling we were made to watch movies and read books that dealt with specific types of human trauma. The author of this book hit the menagerie of human emotions dead on with this one. If you ever had a bad breakup you maybe able to recognize some of the pain and confusion the main character deals with as she tries to go home for Christmas and finds her family stacked against her and for her soon to be “X”. I appreciate that this story has strong passionate human interaction without blatant over descriptive content. Thanks Mishael for a book a pastor can recommend.”

  7. Thanks James! I got my first review on Goodreads for my new book, One Week in Your Arms, due to release on Sept 13th. Amazon http://amzn.to/1SCo3li 🙂

    4.5 Stars! Wow, what an impassioned read from “new to me” author Patricia Preston. One Week in Your Arms is a reunion romance with twists and turns that will keep you entertained from beginning to end. The two main characters, family doctor Marla Grant, and Carson Blackwell, a billionaire and successful architect, had a fling six years ago. Their time together resulted in a beautiful baby girl, which Marla has raised by herself. Although they both agreed to move on without looking back, the feelings they developed always remained in their hearts.

    When Carson realizes that Marla’s clinic is primarily funded by his late grandmother’s foundation, he devises a scheme to see her again. Part of his plan includes a trip to Hawaii, posing as couple that is very much in love. The chemistry between them is hot and sexy, so pretending to be in love is not difficult. However, their respective pasts must be unveiled in order for them to form a family.

    I really liked both Marla and Carson, and there was never a moment that I did not want them to work out their past and forge a future together. The secondary characters add depth and personality to an already engaging storyline. I especially liked Marla’s best friend Kayla, because of her chutzpah and positive attitude. Overall, this is a well-written book with a happy ending that will leave a smile on your face.

  8. Thanks James. I have lots of longer reviews for my books, some of them about winning awards, but I thought your readers might prefer a snappier one. This is for the 3rd book in my Jack Carston series, The Darkness, and it gets straight to the point.

    “No matter how you feel about the genre this isn’t typical. So far above it took my breath away. A must read for its characterization, plots, and humanity. Brilliant.” (Jane V. Stevens)


  9. Hi James,

    How wonderful to get a fan letter directly from a reader!

    Thanks for the chance to share one of my reviews. This one for my novel DARKROOM comes from the site Best Thrillers, naming it “one of the year’s best crime thrillers,” and when the site’s list of top thrillers for the first half of 2016 appeared, there was my novel right next to Stephen King’s END OF WATCH.


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