April 2012


 Nice and smooth April 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I have seen this book and author around on several blogs and sites, but each time I looked at the cover, something just kept me from buying it. I’m a visual person right off the bat, and the cover never really called to me. However, I finally looked past the cover to see what the story was really about. This was one case where I am glad that I looked beyond just the visual and took a leap.This book was a very good read, very smoothly written and well edited. I loved Frankie the lead female in the story. I could relate to her strength and her insecurities. The depth of the character was strong and really filled you in. While I liked Colt, I felt that sometimes we didn’t always see the complete side of him and I would have liked to see a bit more about how he ticked.

The storyline moved along very nicely and I enjoyed how it grew and how it ended. I would have liked to see a final conversation with Ollie, the boss at the ranch, when all the news broke at the end because I believed it played a vital role in the story, but the way it ended worked well. The sexual nature of the book is very calm and clean, leaving your to visualize how much you want to, or not.

I am very glad that I picked up this book and gave it a chance. It was a great quick read – took me just about 4 hours to read cover to cover. I will definitely be reading more of this author.

…..Before I begin to explain some of the options and available services here at Outskirts Press, I want to give you my overall impression of your work: You have a terrific writing style. You have obviously done a significant amount planning and preparation in crafting your work. Your prose is nicely written with details that capture the reader. Right from the start your plot was very engaging. You do a nice job of slowly making your way through the story with details and a certain voice that allows your reader to really interact with the characters (who are all round and very nicely developed). The greatest value in fiction, it seems to me, lies in what we can learn about our own lives when we take time to analyze someone else’s — even if that someone else is just a character in a story. Characterization is one of the most important elements of any successful story. I always love it when I leave a story feeling like I know the characters. This is true for your prose. So many authors rush through their stories without really developing them. Not you. Your book read like a movie in my mind. You have crafted a quality piece of writing. Please make sure you discuss your visions with your publishing consultant…….

you can run….” (Book Two of the Thompson Family trilogy.)

is a sequel to my first novel, Hearts At Risk.  It is the second book in the Trilogy of theThompson family at Thompson Land and Cattle Company in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Shauna Lee Holt, Colt Thompson’s former fiancée, has taken center stage in

“you can run…..

     Shauna Lee Holt is an intelligent, successful, outgoing business woman; a workaholic who owns Swift Current Accounting and Bookkeeping Services in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada.

But her professional persona is not reflected in her personal life which is lonely, closed and sterile.  She has no intimate relationships: no family and no friends.  Life has taught her that intimacy and commitment bring loss and pain: but she still craves companionship and human touch.  She assuages her loneliness with the “company” that she brings home on the weekends; men who live for the moment and want no lingering ties.

Then Brad Johnson comes into Shauna Lee’s life.  He is not like the men she is used to.  He sees beyond the surface.  He wants what she is certain she cannot give him; love and intimacy.

She has secrets; deeply hidden, painful secrets.  She clings desperately to the safety of anonymity: she is afraid to let anyone breach the walls of the facade she has built.  She is living a lie to protect herself.  She can run….

But can she hide?

“you can run…. continues to follow the lives of Colt and Frankie Thompson as their lives intertwine with Brad and Shauna Lee.  Frankie and Colt seem to have everything.  Their family grows; their relationship deepens.  After the birth of their twins and three years of marriage they are still discovering new things about each other; however, during the journey they have to face the fact that even wonderfully happy relationships are sometimes subject to painful adjustments that come with the ebbs and flows of life.

This is a story of second chances and unconditional love; a tale of secrets, lies, tormented lives, rage and murder.

I hope you enjoy following Frankie and Colt’s life and Shauna Lee and Brad’s new story in this sequel to my first novel, Hearts At Risk by Gloria Antypowich, which is available at Amazon.com in both paper back and Kindle format.  Hearts At Risk  is also available at Smashwords in a variety of ebook formats including Kindle and Nook. The ebooks are available for .99.

Love Thy Sister

Love Thy Sister was a great read; a murder, mystery, thriller with a hint of romance and several twists and turns that always kept you guessing, because few things were what they appeared to be.  It was well written and faced paced book that pulled the reader in from the first page.  Mina is possibly a little spoiled and confused by American culture, but she is loyal to Paola, refusing to accept that she is anything other than good.  Her persistence proves her right to the dismay of Paola’s cheating, greedy husband and some of the other questionable employees in the company.

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