It’s snowing, again. I can live with that but not the looming ice storm that’s going to morph into a torpical downpour on top of all the crap we have on the ground.
Ro went down to the barn to set it up for the boys’ extended stay at the Hacienda resort and equine retreat. We’ll keep them out as long as possible (they have heavyweight blankets and a shed for shelter) because I suspect we’ll need to keep them in until this storm has passed.
So, no surprise I’m feeling a mite low today, given the weather challenges. Of course, what’s the one thing an author needs to turn her world around and put a smile on her face?
You guessed it… a nice review. For THE EAGLE AND THE FOX.
The fact that I get so few means *any* review is welcome, but when the reader has some nice things to say? Well, bonus!
Nya Rawlins writes with an authenticity that gives voice to her characters, real people of the place. This is literary fiction that gathers elements of many genres but never falls into a pigeon hole of any of them. Her writing is beautiful but never gets in the way of the story she’s telling, and the story is about these people dealing with burgeoning affection, maybe love, danger, loss, and fear. In other words, real life, lived by real people. The book is a mystery with plenty of action and danger. It’s a slow-build love story that never shies away from erotic exploration, but it is not Romance, nor is it Erotica. It’s more.
I found myself savoring the depth and detail of the landscapes she paints, of the land, of the townsfolk, and of the characters’ lives, interior and outer. She alternates between the points-of-view of Marcus and Josh and takes the time to develop each fully, taking us on the emotional roller coaster rides they are experiencing as their relationship develops into something that may well heal both their wounds.
This is a highly recommended read from an immensely talented writer. If you love Rawlins’ work and haven’t read this one, do. If you haven’t read from her library, this is a good place to start. You will be happy you did.
So, thank you so much! I am humbled and forever grateful.
I adore my readers. Nothing matters so much as knowing I touched a reader in some way. It’s why I write.
And Spring. Let’s have some soon. Yes?