Despite the first of the month being so chaotic for me (and the only day of the month that I completely forbid myself to write), it’s also fun: I get to release a brand-new book, change up the avatar and backgrounds of my social media accounts and websites, and myriad other things. It’s a lot of work, yes, (especially when your assistant is on vacation!) but it’s fun work. And the time always seems to whip by.
Sometimes, however, things can get a bit much, and I begin to question the wisdom of being a full-time writer.
And then I get a review out of nowhere that reminds me why I do what I do.
Like the following, for my novella Taken:
“Most Blisteringly Intense Story Ever”
This is the most blisteringly intense story ever… for the first time in my life I needed to take a break in the middle of a book.
If you superficially think that this is about a kidnap and gang rape – you are so wrong. The mind behind this story obviously has an extremely deep knowledge about human psyche and primal instincts and how they rule from the deep, the logical conscious mind we use everyday.
Just like author’s other stories this one smashes the norms of civilization into pieces and tears down the borders of imagination; questions everything you believe and trust – from religious faith to the “strong and independent woman” concept – which is pretty fashionable lately. Puts the reader face to face with the cold harsh reality of the domination of pure raw physical strength and how an average person could be helpless against it.
The moment when main female protagonist let her self completely go will make you question yourself about almost any rule of moral you have – and everything you believe about your physical and mental faculties.
This tale dragged me into it viciously and completely filled my mind with it atmosphere. To do such thing it usually takes a huge production team from writer, vfx artists, actors to directors and haunting musical scores. This author, Alexa Nichols achieved the same affect on me just by herself using words.
Of course, there was also another review that was a bit more concise but still awesome:
“Taken is very intense but really good!”
Another exciting but very serious story that only Alexa Nichols could do. This story was also tough and the most intense but very informative on the subject matter and the plot was great while the character, Belle kept my attention throughout the whole story. I really do recommend this to others.
But, if you don’t like reading about characters being rape then this isn’t your cup of tea and Alexa never holds back on shocking the reader while not sugarcoating it.
These reviews always seem to come at the right time, I swear. I love them.
And I love you guys for writing them. They mean so much to me, and not only am I flattered that you took time out of your life to write them, but I’m honored as well.
Words are powerful things. They have the power not only to create but destroy, to control and set free. They are Powerful. Magical.
Goodnight, my loves.
As always, thank you for tolerating my ramblings…
P.S.: For those of you that guessed the answer to the newsletter audiobook question, time’s up. 😊 The correct answer? No, Daddy! I’m Not Mommy! Bet you didn’t know it was a true story, did ya?
“I think we’re in a time when everyone’s afraid to have sex. But I was raised being beautiful and healthy.”
– Alyssa Milano