Thursday, May 23, 2013

Great Review for my novel REGARDLESS

Received a great review from reviewer Tracy Riva today.
You can read more of the review and check out her blog at http://tracyriva.com/?p=3351 .  Here's part of it:

Review:
I loved Regardless by Sharon Poppen! It is just a touch Science Fiction; it is first last and foremost a love story that will have you rooting for Michael and Tom from the early pages clear through the end of t...he book, but be forewarned, this book is a tearjerker and in more than one place I found myself pulling out a box of tissues.

Poppen’s talent never ceases to amaze me and this may be her greatest book to date, although it is hard to determine if it beats her stellar After the War, Before the Peace because the two books are so different. It was really interesting to see how Tom, a heterosexual male deals with his attraction to Michael, a homosexual male. The inner struggle as he realizes he really likes Michael. His peace of mind when he decides to let to Michael into his life and his total conflict when he realizes what he feels for Michael goes beyond mere friendship.

(for more go to http://tracyriva.com/?p=3351)


I'm so pleased that the reviewer liked it so much. I can only hope it brings some sales.

It was a good day all around as to being a writer. Not only did I get a good review, but I ran into two folks at our local Hastings Book store today who recognized me as being 'the writer'. One wanted info on my book club at the Book Exchange and one wanted to tell me about how much his wife enjoyed 'After the War, Before the Peace' and wanted to know when the sequels will be available. It was a good day.

I'm giving 'Finding Amy' away again, just for today. So far there have been 78 downloads. It sure doesn't seem to attract the readers like 'Hannah' did. Still it got to 9th place on Amazon's 100 free books, so I'm happy. Now, I hope I see some sales.

On another note, I saw the new movie 'Star Trek into Darkness'. Loved it. I think what I like most is that the new actors seem to have studied the characters from the original TV show and bring them to the screen just like the original actors did. Hope they make more movies with these characters!

Because my efforts at writing brought such a fun day, I've thought about how I've felt about writing for many years now. Sure, I'd like to have a 'best seller', but the truth is I'd write even if no one ever read my work. So, I'll close with this little bit of wisdom from Ben Sweetland, "Success is a journey, not a destination."

2 comments:

Monique Dumont said...

I saw you at Hastings in Lake Havasu.You said "Do you like to read?" I have been reading your books ever since. What great enjoyment they bring! Thank you

Sharon Poppen said...

Monique, Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know that my question led you to read my books. So glad you are enjoying them. Sharon Poppen