The Risky Release party continues...
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It’s after 2 AM, you’ve got work in the morning and you can’t put the darn book down.
I’ve done this too many times to count. One time, I stayed up until 4 AM. Before I started reading on my iPad, my hubby would wake up in the wee hours of the night and grumble at me to turn off the light already.
The author’s voice resonates with you from page one and you know you’re gonna finish the book pronto.
This happens to me when I pick up a Susan Elizabeth Phillips book, but I have come to expect that from her brilliant writing. I set aside at least 8 hours to read her book straight through. And if I can’t do that, then I settle for two 4 hour sessions. I don’t dare open the book, unless I have a LOT of time to read.
I was shocked that I got hooked so quickly on the Twilight series. I don’t read paranormal, much less vampires. But Stephenie Meyer’s words jumped out on the first pages with me and I realized I would read the entire series. The same thing happened when I read the first two paragraphs of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.
The characters in the story stay with you for days and days afterward.
You can’t get them out of your head. They wander into your thoughts at all times of the day and night. Scenes play out in your mind. You can’t seem to forget them, no matter what. If the hero is magnificent, you’re daydreaming about him. Yes, that’s happened to me. I’m not ashamed to admit it.
There’s a charm and certain magic to the book that you don’t find in all stories, with all authors.
The book is something special. You’re in love, not only with the characters or the plot or the dialogue, but the story itself pulls you in and grabs you. If it were a movie, it might be Shakespeare In Love, or my favorite all-time movie classic, It Happened One Night. Now, that’s a story that has it all. It was made in black and white, but the story comes alive with such richness you tend to think of it in color. Charm and Magic.
After you read “The End” and put the book down, you wish you’d written it.
Yes, that’s so true for writers. When we read an exceptional book, we’re floored, thrilled and filled with admiration. And as we lust for more, we pray to the story gods, that one day we could tell a story so well.
Do you agree? How do YOU know you’re reading a great book? Post a comment here and on Robin's Blog and be entered to win Gift Cards and e-books at our Risky Release Party contest.
Here are the details:
RISKY RELEASE PARTY AND A CONTEST "WORTH" ENTERING:
|Robin and Charlene have the same titled books. Check our recent blogs for more fun contest stuff!|
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Contest Ends October 15th.
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Charlene and Robin