Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kick ass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?
This is a tough one for me to answer, because I read across so many genres- from fantasy to mystery to memoir and young adult. I think the theme through any story that I find of most importance are the characters. I have a curiosity about people and understanding their thoughts, motives and desires. I often comment on whether i felt a connection with the character when i write a book review, because this is so important to me. The character doesn’t necessarily have to be likeable and i don’t necessarily have to agree with their decisions BUT if the author does a good job at creating characters that are real and with depth- then this makes a great story!
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This week @ The Australian Bookshelf
Genre Dilemma: What genre is my novel? (@ my author page)
Aussie Book Review: Abandoned Women: Scottish Women Exiled Beyond the Seas by Lucy Frost
Book Review: Advent by James Treadwell
Book Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
What was In My Mailbox this week?
Indie Author Corner: Meet Kenya Wright + giveaway of Fire Baptized (international)
Attention Indie Authors! Want to feature your book on my blog?
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