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Starving Interview: L. A. Kelley, author of One Enchanted Evening

Today, I break bread with L. A. Kelley, author of One Enchanted Evening, which we took a look at earlier this month!  I apologize for the odd sound quality and the several interruptions … we had some technical difficulties … but I believe I corrected for the worst of it.  Enjoy!

Starving Review: A Spark Ignites (The Spark Superhero Series #1) by Michael Lachman

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A Spark Ignites (The Spark Superhero Series #1) by Michael Lachman (Amazon, Goodreads)

After some big meals down the gullet, we pull up a light novella of a meal with A Spark Ignites.  A recipe spun up in a new contemporary superhero setting, it offers up a quick bite of superhero delight to enjoy.  Considering my own preferences and inclinations, this should be a great meal … or will my taste buds be biased by my own preconceptions?

Before we discover the truth, let’s flip over our ID cards and read the Starving Review bylaws:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Starving Interview: Michael Lachman, Author of A Spark Ignites

Good morning, my literary foodies!  This fine Friday, we start the day by sitting down in the kitchen with Michael Lachman, the chef behind today’s meal, A Spark Ignites.  Let’s see what is what!

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Starving Review: One Enchanted Evening by L. A. Kelley

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One Enchanted Evening by L. A. Kelley (Amazon, Goodreads)

It’s belated, yes, but we have reached the end of my Local Author Smorgasbord, my literary foodies!  This week, we dip into the paranormal romance basket to find a bit of modern fairy tale fare with One Enchanted Evening.  Will this basket of goodies end our local feast on a high note or will this evening be not so enchanted after all?

Before we slip on our red hoods, let us recite the Starving Reviewer’s creed:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Starving Interview: Michelle Kay, author of Hungry for You (Haven Book 1)

It’s landmark day in the Starving Review kitchens, as we conduct our first live interview with chef Michelle Kay, a local Gulf Bay author and subject of this week’s Starving Review with Hungry for You.  Let’s take a listen!

Starving Review: Caelum Sky Illustrated #1 by Andrea L. Radeck

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Caelum Sky Illustrated #1 by Andrea L. Radeck (Amazon, Goodreads, Shop ALRadeck)

Today, my foodies, I have a brand-new treat from the pantry, something a bit different from anything else I’ve pulled out before.  Today’s work is an illustrated book, something more akin to a graphic novel or story in magazine format than a traditional work.  So stand back as I put on my artist’s beret and straighten my chef’s jacket as we wade in to this fusion not of genre, but of format!

Before we get hip-deep, let us recall the great laws of the Starving Reviewers of old:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Starving Review: Lynne & Hope by Joey Paul

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Lynne & Hope by Joey Paul (Amazon, Goodreads)

The difficulty sometimes with sitting down to a young-adult themed meal when you’re pushing forty should be obvious.  If I need to spell it out, well, it’s the fact that you aren’t the age the meal is flavored for, so you may not always be able to enter that mindset.  I almost fell into that trap myself when I starting digging into Lynne & Hope, but I managed to pull myself out before I went too far astray.  Does that mean good things or bad things for the quality of the meal?

Before we find out, let us open up the rules of the Starving Reviewer:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Starving Review: Shrugg, 1 Mile by G. A. Schindler

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Shrugg, 1 Mile by G. A. Schindler (Amazon, Goodreads)

We finish off the bountiful repast of the week with Shrugg, 1 Mile, a morsel of a novella.  The chef promises strange events, alien creatures, all tucked into a modern setting.  Will the promise of the meal be fulfilled or will it simply be too brief a meal to be sustaining?

Before we dig in, let’s bow our heads and recite the Starving Review prayer:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

 

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