Dragons of Hazlett

Author: Michelle Scott

Publisher: Mundania Press

Buy Link: www.mundania.com

The title of this ebook, Dragons of Hazlett, made me think it was about dragons – it wasn’t. However, the author used the title as a play on words that I did not discover until I reached the last couple of chapters. That said, I enjoyed reading Ms. Scott’s story. The main character was well developed but I did wonder more about her home life. The story was nicely predictable and threw out a few changes to the story. The romance takes a back seat to the story, which I really liked. I knew the two would develop a relationship but it Scott did not throw it in my face at every turn. The story was more important than the romance, which was relegated to a feeling throughout. She did not tell me the characters were falling in love. The addition of historical twists, such as the change of pagan beliefs for Christianity and the development of “modern” mechanical tools was unique. I liked the way she displayed heresy and blasphemy in a nontraditional manner. The author did a wonderful job of turning the story to more of a fractured-tale than traditional.


Cool Water

Author: Joan Alexander

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Buy Link:  http://www.lyricalpress.com/

I really enjoyed ready Cool Water because of its twist in the story line. I liked how the author, Joan Alexander, developed the characters. I could identify with the women who had been stalked through the way in which Ms. Alexander described their emotions and thoughts as they feared for their lives. The delayed introduction of the main character was a little strange but it added more detail to who she was and what her goals were. I did feel that her character would have benefited from a longer story and more information on her family, friends, and significant other. Character development through relationships is more rounded. The main character was devoid of any real interaction with coworkers, which was a little odd since her job required human interaction. The story was great, I loved the “happy ending” with her only real friend and her boyfriend as it made me feel hopeful that she would begin living a relatively normal life. This could be turned into a full novel or series that I would read.