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Didi Oviatt

Author of the Time Waster Series-Super Short Preludes, and suspense novels Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, and New Age Lamians… (blogger)

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Finished up an edit project today!

I just poured myself a tall glass of Red Moscato to celebrate a fantastic day! You see, I picked up an editing project a few weeks ago for a friend. Anyone who follows my posts are well aware that editing isn’t exactly my favorite thing to do: #amediting

I’m happy to say that I made it all the way through her 48k word novella (changing it to a 74k word with edits lol) and I’m done done done!!  I even made it from beginning to end without launching my computer across the room and watching it smash into a thousand tiny pieces. Trust me, I dream about this scenario often.

I think from here on out, I’ll steer clear from agreeing to such tedious adventures. Aside from  my own work that is!  Next stop? Finish up an even more tedious beta read Never agree to do a Beta Read on a subject you despise., and then I’m done with those for a while too!

I think today is the start of a new lifestyle for me.

This is how I feel right now:

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As soon as this Beta is done, I’m going to stick with my usual book reviews, and my OWN writing. At least for a year or two until I’ve long forgotten how easy it is to be TOO kind, and overbook myself with other peoples projects… I’m sure it’ll happen eventually. I guess it’s in my nature, or some shit 😉

Wish me luck with the Beta! LOL

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Meet The Author: Didi Oviatt- Suspense & Thriller Author #author #amreading

Check out my interview with Kim 😍

Kim Knight_ The Author

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It’s the 25th so it’s time for meet the author… do you know Didi Oviatt?  I’m excited to feature another author within my own genre. Didi is a suspense and thriller author from the USA.  Her talent is spinning those twists and turns that keep us turning pages. I was really interested  in  getting to know Didi as her environment is so different from mine, I’m a big city girl from London she’s ” a dirt road country girl” from the USA to use her words. This made me think her inspiration for stories could be quite different to mine. What does she cook up within our suspenseful genre?? My mind boggled. I was keen to learn  so I interviewed her. Let’s get to know her style….

Hello nice to meet you! Tell us a bit about you where are you from and other than writing what else do you…

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Book Review: A Stranger In France, by Kim Knight 4.5 stars

MY REVIEW:

Talk about a wild emotional ride! I cried, I laughed, I swooned, I seethed, I even pinched my face up tight wishing I could jump in the pages to give a certain character or two a little piece of my mind.

Kate is a successful, driven English teacher who has been promoted to head of the department. Unfortunately, her husband Danny doesn’t share the excitement of her well earned success. He is nothing but a jealous, bitter, emotionally abusive alcoholic. After being let go from his own career he has allowed himself to downward spiral to a very ugly place… Eventually Kate has enough of the abuse, and of mentally and financially supporting a man who treats her like dirt.

Kate takes a trip to France to stay with a friend and make an attempt to clear her head and decide what to do about her clearly failed marriage. She winds up colliding into Nicholas, a man that is practically every women’s dream. He’s respectful, sexy, romantic, and very very successful! They are drawn to one another in an almost incomprehensible way. They spend blissful time together in Paris, only confirming what Kate already knows deep down. Her marriage to Danny will never make it.

A few things that I love about Kate is that she does what she has to for herself. She distances herself from what she needs to in order to get her thoughts together and take care of her responsibilities in life. She’s mature, and has a very strong sense of work ethic. She doesn’t just go running back to her husband and lie to him about her affair. Rather she stays away, and it only takes her a few months to file for a much needed divorce.

The only thing that I wasn’t particularly fond of about the story, and about Kate, is the fact that she insisted on distancing herself from Nicholas and withholding very HUGE information from him! Half the time I just wanted to shout at her “Come on!!! Just tell him EVERYTHING!” I don’t want to get into exactly what I wanted her to tell him because I hate spoilers, but lets just say it was more than just one thing. Aside from with holding the fact that she was married, she also refused to keep him in the loop with one thing after another once their blissful week was over. Her secrecy drove me insane…

On a different note, in regards to Kate’s secrecy, it totally worked for the story and kind of held everything together, in order to deliver an epic ending!! Yes I said EPIC!

A stranger in France is an excellent read! I will definitely be exploring more of Kim Knight’s books!

DESCRIPTION:

In A Stranger in France readers are taken on a fast paced, modern day romantic journey, that spans across the city of London, the glitz and glam of France, and the beautiful English coast. There’s enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat turning pages.

Career driven and successful thirty two year old Kate Brown travels to southern France to visit her best friend Tanya Adams, for a well deserved short break, and to forget her worries in London. Her path crosses with tall, dark, devilishly handsome and wealthy Nicholas D’Coix. As a young man, Nicholas turned himself around and built an empire of wealth, he’s now one of Paris’ top three entrepreneurs. In a whirlwind of steamy romance Nicholas and Kate fall in love.

Kate returns to London leaving Nicholas behind and the two are still very much in love. Kate faces a few surprises of her own on her return to London. She makes a bold life changing move, to make the most of her life changing dilemma. Touching on real life issues these two strong characters battle it out, against all the odds in the name of love for a beautiful happy ever after.

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Web Page is Live! (R&R Book Tours Update)

Shannanigans with Reads & Reels has launched a phenomenal book tour website!! I’m so excited, go check it out! 😍😍

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R&R Book Tours’ site is live! It’s still bare bones and will be sharing content with Reads & Reels, but we’re open for business!

You all are such loyal friends and readers, I know you’ll share 😉 Here’s the link!

I still have a few open days for our first official blog tour so please sign up if you want to participate. To those of you who are already scheduled, you’re the best!

Thanks everyone for being patient and supportive!

Shanannigans XO

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Standalone Sunday 4/23/17: Aggravated Momentum

Standalone Sunday is a meme created by Megan at BookslayerReads. Where each Sunday you feature a book that is a standalone (not a part of a series) that you really like and would recommend to others. (Visit the BookSlayerReads page for more info).

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This week I’m going to be selfish and recommend my own book. I’ve read it a few times, it’s good 😉 And, so far I’ve been getting pretty amazing feedback too!! So, I think even though it’s selfish to recommend my own work, it’s worth the read, therefore I’m going into this with a clear conscience 🙂  Enjoy blogidy friends!

Also, it’s now Kindle Unlimited, and I’m very excited about that!

DESCRIPTION:

Not everything is as it seems in what appears to be an average family. When danger lurks so close to home, skeletons emerge, and the darkest of secrets surface, causing twisted desires to become reality. Aggravated Momentum offers the perspective of some very diverse and unique characters, including fun, witty personalities to fall in love with, along with an intellectual killer to die for. You may be surprised as to whom exactly you can relate. Is it the cold, calculated murderer, who’s name is yet to be revealed? Markie or Kam, the independent sisters, guilty of nothing more than getting tangled with the wrong people at the most inopportune times? Or, the cowardly snake curled in a hidden corner? Who are you, exactly? And, more importantly, who are they? The deeper you dig into the psyche of another, the more breath taking are the secrets you will find.

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Blood Mountain Pre-Order

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Blood Mountain is set to release May 1st as both a paperback novella and an ebook.

EbookKara never thought she’d have to go back to the city in the crux of a mountain. When her mother falls terminally ill, she returns only by her twin sister’s request and fiancé’s insistence.
Five years have gone by since she was last home. Much of the façade has stayed exactly the same. The Drugs sign is still off kilter. Drunken Will’s vehicle has been parked at the bar since she left. The Gerald’s house is a blinding highlighter shade of yellow.
But, underneath the surface lurks a slew of small town drama.
What life changing consequences will her return put into motion?

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Coffee Shop Secrets #mystery

Didi Oviatt

Our space is small and crowded. A thick taste of sweat in the air makes me nauseous. I sit next to her on an uncomfortable metal bench. Our legs are pressed tightly together and my hand rests between her thighs to comfort her. My fingers are squished firmly in the middle of her crossed legs, about three inches above her knees. Rather than protesting the gesture, she accepts it and leans into me in a way that I have sorely missed.

It’s been a long morning at the police station. Each of us have been questioned repeatedly, first by a nurse asking if any of us have experienced any symptoms such as hot or cold flashes, and vomiting or diarrhea. She checked us for raised blood pressure, dilation of eyes, and then drew a few vials of blood. Of course, we all passed.

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Show vs. Tell: Draw Your Reader into Your Story

This is an excellent little writing tutorial by Karis Waters! I love the comparisons. It’s definitely a must read!

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In my career as a full-time fiction book editor, I’m sometimes asked the most common problems plaguing manuscripts. And I always know exactly what to tell writers.

Show versus tell.

No matter how interesting the characters or unique the concept, telling instead of showing in your prose will kill your story everysingletime.

Most authors know showing is better than telling. They’ve read it in craft books and heard it discussed at conferences. But few people seem to know exactly what it is and how to fix the problem.

Don’t worry. I’m here to help.

How do I identify show vs. tell problems?

One way is to look for key words and phrases that can indicate the prose is telling the reader what is happening, instead of immersing the reader in the action. When I edit a manuscript, I always look for “telling” phrases like, “The woman had…

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Poetry book review: The Blue Book, by W. D. Jefferson 4.5 of 5 stars

MY REVIEW:

The poems in The Blue Book are so overwhelmingly depressing that it makes the whole thing just feel completely REAL. It’s centered around women who have been wronged in relationships, and are raising children in dicey situations. I had a hard time relating to many of the poems personally as I have been blessed in my life to be lucky in love. In my opinion, this actually had an equally as powerful effect on me as it would have had I ever under gone abuse(physically, mentally, and/or emotionally). Here is how:

The poems in the book pointed out the realities of some women’s lives. It was a reminder that not everyone has it as good as myself, some have to go about their days in a very dark and ugly place. For me, The Blue Book was a big fat slap in the face in regards to how cruel life (and people) can actually be. It also reminded me it’s time for me to stop being a whiny little baby and start appreciating what I have.

On many levels I don’t feel like this book is for everyone. I don’t think some could handle such harsh reality. If you don’t have an open heart and open mind then you can’t understand and appreciate the message.. That being said, I feel like there are so many women out there that actually NEED this book of poetry. Women like myself need a reminder of what we do actually have and blessed we are. Women who can relate on a more personal level with some of the poems in this book need to allow themselves to feel the emotions in order to heal and move on from difficult situations in life… This poetry is very bitter sweet.

In my opinion, the best poetry isn’t supposed to be all flowers and love, it’s supposed to draw out reality and strong emotion. The Blue Book did exactly that. It’s flawed to perfection, and just harsh enough in reality to leave a lasting impression.

Kudos W. D. Jefferson. I will definitely be reading more of your work!

 

DESCRIPTION:

If your looking for a loving, hopeful compilation of poetry, this is not it. This book is simply about the feelings and emotions inside of you, that are anything but pink, warm or fuzzy….they are bad decisions…they are regrets….they are dark…they are betrayed….they are angry..they are confused..they are my sins and transgressions…..passionate..explicit….street talking…in love still….sometimes sexual..life ending….and they are blue.

You will also get some unexpected gifts within this book….a song playlist….art..poetic art….and a non-traditional setup…Experience my only wish…to love….and then….feel my pain!

Wanda Jefferson has quiet the collection of books!  She is also an amazing blogger. If you don’t already follow her, then you should!  You can find it HERE (being a follower of her blog in no way effected my review.)

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