Well, today is the day my young adult novel, Divided Loyalties, becomes available. (Stand by for a little BSP and a drum roll, please.) Published by Awe-Struck E-Books, Inc., I’m happy to report the book is gleaning good reviews. Tonight I came home to find the review written by Amy Cummingham from Romance Reviews Today. While I enjoyed reading that my story is “a highly enjoyable read that many will enjoy, teens and adults alike,. . . ” I particularly liked the closing paragraph:
“Young adult romances and fiction have come a long way, and DIVIDED LOYALTIES is a tale for today’s teenaged girls that is sure to please. A great story with an underlying message for the modern world all in one package, it’s difficult not to recommend this quick little ebook. Add DIVIDED LOYALTIES to your to-buy list soon and enjoy!”–Amy Cunningham, Romantic Reviews Today
Another one I enjoyed is this one from the July Midwest Book Reviews:
“A great storyline with some deep emotional curves that truly make the reader think of where their own loyalties lay and why. A good read for the young adult that will make them stop and think of their own lives and the path they are taking.” Reviewed by Shirley Johnson of MidWest Book Review
And of course, Fallen Angel Reviews was the first review with the following:
“Divided Loyalties is a cute story about the trials of high school. Full of angst, humor, and teenage crushes, this is a “G” rated book without any steamy scenes to offend younger readers. Vikk Simmons has an amazing ability to make the reader care for these characters. . . Overall, this is a wonderful afternoon read and is recommended for all readers of all ages.” – Penny, Fallen Angels Review
With the reviews coming in, perhaps I can now breathe a little easier. If you’re curious, go to Awe-Struck’s website and click on my cover to learn more. They have an excerpt and the first three chapters available. The book is available in a number of downloadable forms to read on the screen or to print, or you can request the html version on a disk. If you like what you read here at Down the Writer’s Path and you’d like to support this poor–is there any other?–writer, feel free to click through the shopping cart section and order any one of the six e-formats available.
Meanwhile, look for two interviews this month. Mystery writer Julie Wray Herman (dates TBA) and USA bestselling author Patricia Kay (August 23-27). Both are local Houston writers and both can spin a darn good yarn. You’ll enjoy meeting them and hearing what they have to say about the writing craft and publishing business.