Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Book Recommendation: Sweet Violent Femmes, by Holly Kothe

I just wanted to make a quick blog post about a new book by an online friend of mine and fellow indie author. However, before I do, I should hopefully have some news this week or next about a free episodic story I'll be hosting on my blog, with a view to sell it later once it's complete. The episodic nature of it will allow me to get feedback as I write (think of it like a tv season).

I just need to decide on what I want to write first, really, and hopefully I'll have it worked out and post by the end of next Friday. It's not a definite date, but it's what I'm hoping for. When I do write the episodic story though, the quality might not be as high as it could be, though I'll make every effort to ensure it is. I'm not too concerned about it though, as I'm not asking money for it and I'll fix it up before selling. (I wouldn't expect major content changes to have been made when I charge for it, just technical changes for the most part, though feedback may shape the direction future episodes go in, though I may not take the feedback on board. It depends really on whether I feel the feedback fits and such, because if I think it does and I think I can do what people suggest, I have no qualms about listening to what people say because you are, afterall, my readers yet it'll be my story at the same time.)

So, the book recommendation for tonight is Sweet Violent Femmes, by Holly Kothe. You can order a print version at https://www.createspace.com/4445040 and the Kindle version at http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Violent-Femmes-Holly-Kothe-ebook/dp/B00GLDXUX4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385158911&sr=8-1&keywords=sweet+violent+femmes#_

It's a collection of short stories. Before I end this post, I should quickly say that I've not read this short story collection, but I have read a short story by this author before and I found it quite enjoyable, called The Poe Toaster, which can be found for free online at: http://lostcityreview.com/2013/07/17/the-poe-toaster/

Give it a go if you want to see what her writing's like, before spending money on her short story collection. The only reason I haven't read it is simply because of my financial situation currently. And by all accounts, it seems like she's done a good job with the short story collection, going off the reviews.