I finally got it! My copy of Abaculus III. Woohoooo!
There’s a good reason why I’m excited about this book and it’s because it contains my buddy Melissa Carmichael’s debut urban fantasy short story. She can finally say she’s a published author and I’m happy to crack open a bottle of cyber champagne to help her celebrate. Nothing beats being able to hold your book in your hand and it doesn’t matter if it’s your first or the last. It’s yours. Period.
I was going to hold off on reading Raven Transformation until I was officially on maternity leave, but that didn’t happen. Instead, I dove into it. All I’m going to say is that I was pissed at the end. I wanted chapter two, three, four, five, etc. But then I remembered that this is an anthology of short stories. Dang. Melissa, you can’t leave a woman hanging like that. Do you need a critique partner for the rest of the book? 😆
I normally don’t do book reviews on my blog, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. Her story is that it hooked me from the first paragraph to the end. Melissa’s writing is flawless, which makes it easy to get sucked into the heroine’s point of view. I’m dying to know what happened to Raven seeing as there is something definitely wrong with her transformation. I read somewhere that the key to having a fantastic short story is to thicken the plot with every sentence. You’ve certainly delivered.
Keep writing, girlfriend. If this is a sample of your work, you’ll have a long, fabulous career ahead of you. 😀
Now, I’m off to read the rest of the stories.
What good books have the rest of you picked up lately?