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Tyler is essentially the indie scene’s Margaret Atwood; she incorporates sci-fi elements into her novels, which deal with topics such as spirituality, gender, sexuality and power dynamics.

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$50 Giveaway and Guest Post from Susan Russo Anderson – The Slippery Nature of Time

Reading the Four Quartets is like reading Proust on an empty stomach, but even so, I love the poem. Yesterday I listened to the voice of Audrey Niffeneger in between the lines of The Time Traveler’s Wife, and was reminded of Eliot and Proust, especially when I read her phrase, “the duplicity of the Now.” Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future
And time future contained in time past. (Four Quartets, “Burnt Norton,” T.S. Eliot) Time is fleeting even as it is feckless. In memory, Past slips into Now—and vice versa—faster than Proust’s madelaine dips into tea, and the past in the garb of memory is gone before I can grasp meaning. It’s necessary to have daily word goals, but the process of writing is much more than that. For me, giving room to the subconscious is a necessary part of the process of writing and impossible to quantify. When walking the dog or feeding the cat or scratching the pen across blank pages, I rely on my subconscious to understand my characters and to arrive at plot. In the words of Eliot, written I can’t remember where, “I am here or there or elsewhere,” lost to my surroundings and in a time beyond time. Today I’m in the skin of my protagonist grappling with the villain, prodding my characters to come up with the bones of story. A gripping tale of murder and deceit. A baroness poisoned . . . A family masking dark secrets . . . and one woman determined to uncover the truth.   Sicily, March 1870. When a headstrong aristocrat commissions Serafina to... read more

Review of Gemma by Meg Tilly

After Hazen Wood kidnaps 12 year-old Gemma Sullivan, the two embark upon a cross-country journey that tests the limits of Gemma’s endurance. In graphic scenes of physical and sexual violence, Hazen tries to destroy the young girl’s will. It is only Gemma’s childlike resilience and fertile imagination that protect her from the worst of the abuse she suffers. And in the end, the healing power of unconditional love gives Gemma the courage to speak out against her abuser at last–reclaiming her dignity as a human being. VERY IMPORTANT: This book is not appropriate for anyone under the age of 15. Disclaimer: I purchased this book in a used bookstore in Hyattsville, MD Review: Gemma by Meg Tilly is a deeply engaging piece of transgressive literature. The story presents an honest and insightful look into the minds of those effected by childhood sexual abuse. Interestingly, Tilly portrays the POV of both the victim and the abuser. Gemma is a solid 4 star book. Well written and Tilly has the rare opportunity to have a work like this published because of who she is. And I’m thankful she did. I’m going to break this up into 2 parts. First, my thoughts on the book in general, and then my thoughts on the end. I do this both because i think my opinion on the end has more to do with my as a person than with Gemma as a book, and because not everyone will feel the way I do about it. Gemma is written in alternating perspectives between Gemma (written in first person) and Hazen (written in 3rd). Gemma’s voice... read more

Rabble Reads – poised to solve our review problems!

For Only $ 1 You Can Change the Publishing Industry! In publishing, few subjects raise more ire or elicit more distrust than book reviews. The New York Times story “Swarming a Book Online,” says reviews “on Amazon are becoming attack weapons, intended to sink new books as soon as they are published.” Author David Streitfeld writes: In the biggest, most overt and most successful of these campaigns, a group of Michael Jackson fans used Facebook and Twitter to solicit negative reviews of a new biography of the singer. They bombarded Amazon with dozens of one-star takedowns, succeeded in getting several favorable notices erased and even took credit for Amazon’s briefly removing the book from sale. “Books used to die by being ignored, but now they can be killed — and perhaps unjustly killed,” said Trevor Pinch, a Cornell sociologist who has studied Amazon reviews. “In theory, a very good book could be killed by a group of people for malicious reasons.” Because it’s so difficult to separate real from malicious—or sock puppet—reviews, Amazon and other sellers and book sites have so far refused to get involved. Streitfeld writes: . . . “Mr. Pinch, the Cornell researcher, said he got the sense that ‘Amazon is hoping that all these problems with positive and negative reviews will go away.’ He added: ‘But as more and more abuses come to light, the overall effect will be a slow undermining of the process. There are so many ways to game the systems.’” Rabble Reads—a real plan to solve the review problem once and for all. With Rabble Reads, Amy Edelman, founder of IndieReader,... read more