This is my first venture into the world of erotica. I have to say that Harmony Kent did a good job with writing in such a way that I was intrigued and somewhat turned on as I read the different sizzling sex scenarios laid out in the 10 shorts compiled in Interludes
She covered everything from the hot 20 something year old man going for the middle aged woman with a handicap and sex so hot it sizzled off the page, to a historical interlude where syphilis took its toll.
I have to say the scenario with the alien was the one I enjoyed the most and I could see Harmony stretching into the future and another galactic planet to include superior medical capabilities as well as the communication between human and alien. All in all, she did a good job. Great imagination!
The book title must grab my interest in just a few words. I personally do not like titles that are so long I feel as if I have read the book.
I want my curiosity to be peaked.
It should make me want to pick up the book and read the back cover.
Then I open it and randomly read a few paragraphs as I flip through the pages.
Here are sample of titles that are intriguing and eye-catching:
To Kill A Mockingbird
Gone With the Wind
Gift From The Sea
And, I did buy and enjoyed every one of them. My favorite is Desiree.
Certainly longer titles have worked for many successful authors:
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent,
Under the Greenwood Tree or The Mellstock Quire
Often it is the non-fiction books that have the longer titles. My book is a perfect example: Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir. Just having “Outshine” did not seem enough. Just “Ovarian Cancer” sounded too boring. So, it became Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir.
Here are some thoughts to consider:
Does the title give at least a strong hint as to what or who the book is about?
Is a character or sentence from the book a clever title?
Is my title original? Google to see if other books have the same title.
Have two or three ideas and then ask friends, family, or members of a book club for feedback.
If the title is intriguing or informative enough for the potential reader to pick it up, then it is the right title. The most important part of selecting a title is that it is meaningful to you. You must be proud of the title and feel good standing behind it.
Karen Ingalls is a retired registered nurse with a master’s degree in human development, which was a double major in psychology and human services. She is the author of the award winning book, Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir from which all proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. Her second novel is Davida: Model & Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Her first novel, Novy’s Son challenges the reader to examine the issues of alcoholism, sexual addiction, and family dynamics. She has also written poetry, short stories, and has had articles published for professional journals. Karen also does presentations to promote her books and on subjects of health/wellness.
I’ll start by saying this is not my “normal” read. I started the book a month ago and put it down after the first three chapters. Then, I read a post by fellow #RRBC book club member, Gordon Bickerstaff, about stepping outside your comfort zone and reading something you normally wouldn’t. He is right and this is truly what the book club is all about – well, that and reading and reviewing books by Indie Authors. And, boy have I read some good ones!!!
After reading Gordon’s post I went back to it. This time, I couldn’t put it down.
The characters are strong, multi-dimensional and totally devoted to each other. Decker, The Drill, is hardened, tough and ruthless. And he has a mission. To find the three men who raped the young girl he loved with all of his heart and put her into a mental coma from which she has never recovered. We learn through the story, that it was this incident that turned Decker into the man he is. Rudy, his partner, is lighthearted. He runs a strip club and he is every bit as tough as Decker. He just expresses it in a different way. Then there is Charlene. I truly bonded with this tougher-than-nails woman. And yet, through her rough exterior, we get a glimpse of the warm loving and devoted woman she is. She loves both Decker and Rudy fiercely and will do anything to keep them close.
As Decker and Rudy catch up with the three men, after fifteen long years, all of their fury is unleashed. But, not without serious injuries to each of them. The mental picture of Decker performing surgery on Rudy to remove a bullet in his and Charlene’s kitchen is one that is forever branded in my mind. I won’t spoil the ending for the readers. I’ll just say that this story is an emotional roller coaster with tons of graphic sex and violence.
If you like this high level of suspense and deeply connected characters, you’ll love Shadow of the Drill.
If you’d like more information about Rhani D’Chase, visit her Website
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