I’d like to welcome Sue Owen again, talking about her books!
Wizard of Time
Wizard of Time is about restoring items that were lost out of time back to their timeline before it messes up the future timelines. The Wizard of Time needs help stealing and returning Excalibur to King Arthur. There are only a handful of people that have the ability to travel time lines so he has to search across all of time to find the perfect three. Josh, Meri and Digger join the Wizard of Time to steal Excalibur from the Bards and return it. However, when they do, something happens to the Wizard’s lady love and her timeline is erased. Was returning the sword the catalyst for that disaster or were there other elements interfering with time?
Join the trio as they go back in time, meet dragons, get in sword fights, maybe find love but certainly do their best to stay out of trouble while doing the job the Wizard needed doing.
I’ve put this in the YA Fantasy genre but its written in the same style as Harry Potter books and should appeal to those of you who are young at heart. Its a great read and one that will make you think about what happens to things when history is done with them.
Josh, Companion to Wizard of Time
Written as a companion to Wizard of Time, Josh allows the reader to get to know the teenager behind the man that becomes the Guide. As a bonus, the first few pages of Wizard is included in this story.
Soon to be Released
All Joe’s father wanted was a grandchild. All Joe wanted was to run his own research facility. All Jennifer Rose wanted was to raise Mustangs. When Jennifer Rose agreed to teach Joe how to ride a horse, she had no idea the lessons he would teach her. Joe was resigned to getting the horseback riding lessons over with so that he could pursue his real desire; getting out from under his father and becoming the scientist he knew he could be.
But was that really his only desire? What about this young, capable, beautiful woman that seemed to know his very thoughts? She was unlike anyone he knew and he found himself thinking about changing his dream to include her. But what about her grandfather? He was just old fashioned enough to shoot him for even thinking about his granddaughter.
And Jennifer Rose? Could she ever be tamed? So who was going to get what they wanted out of this deal, anyway? Could there be more than riding lessons taught at Prescott Farms?
Defender of Time
The Wizard of Time trio reunites to get Gertie’s timeline restored. Guinevere, Queen of Briton must forsake her husband and crown and fall in love with Lancelot, producing Jennifer, Gertie’s Great something grandmother. An enchanted mirror holds the secret but how to get it back to Guinevere to unite it with the necklace without arousing suspicion?
Their first attempt proves disastrous. Meri gets kidnapped and taken far away from Josh, Digger and all she knows. Her magic limits are tested and she’s presented with a shocking ultimatum. Die or change history with unforeseeable results. How can she do either?
Beginning with Audra’s story, follow Gertie’s timeline and Meri’s exploits, continue traveling with the trio until they can re-write the history someone else changed. But chasing history is not an easy or one sided journey. When they get back, they find the Wizard of Time is gone and there’s no one watching history anymore. He’s forgotten who he is. Can they persuade him to leave his loving wife and take up the chase again?
The Striped Sock Mystery, A Billy Kelton Adventure
Have you ever wondered where socks go when they don’t come out of the dryer? So did Billy Kelton after G-pa Marq asked. Only Billy was determined to find out. Enlisting the help of his friend Allison, Billy sets out on an adventure taking him through the streets ofYakimachasing a striped sock. Where will it end up? Will Billy and Allison be able to solve the mystery or just find a dead end? Where do socks go when they disappear?
All released titles can be purchased at Smashwords, Amazon or Barnes and Noble or The Book Patch for paperbacks.
For something a little different, here’s Sue Owen talking about writing reviews!
I’m often asked how I come up with the reviews I do. As far as reviewing goes, here’s how I operate … No, I don’t just ‘hire’ anyone to do reviews. When doing guest reviewers, if someone says they are interested I sit with them and find out their philosophy surrounding reviews. I look at what they have done in the past and at the genre’s they are familiar with. As long as it doesn’t go against my ‘rules’ then I let them do a few. Everything goes by me though.
As far as I’m concerned, there are no bad reviews. If I can’t find something nice to say about a book, I simply don’t review it. Writers work too hard to be told their writing is crap without some kind of positive, constructive feedback. I read a lot and have experience in quite a few genres so I feel that, as a reader, I have plenty of background with which to compare. And finally, I make sure first and foremost people understand it is my opinion based on my own prejudges and my own beliefs. If they are accepting of that, they get a review. If not, I have plenty of people that are begging for my reviews.
I don’t do in-depth reviews. I have compared the two and feel that there isn’t much more that can be said in a review lasting pages long than in a few short sentences that convey the gist of what is good or bad about a novel. I don’t see a reason to keep harping on the same issues for days. Short and to the point. I figure if people are desperate/stupid enough to want my opinion, they get what they ask for!!! Most are pleased with what I give them and I give honesty, not feather ruffles/smoothing.
Sorry. That’s probably way more than you wanted to know about my review process. I always read the full book. Some reviewers read the first 3 chapters and the last chapter. That’s crap. If the writer writes a book be respectful of that and read the full book. There have been a few books I simply couldn’t get through and I emailed the author directly and told them the truth of why. I didn’t however, do reviews on them.
For a little tad bit of self promoting, I have a new book out, “Josh” that is a companion to my YA/Fantasy “Wizard of Time.” “Josh” is free on Smashwords or my blog. It is meant to follow ‘Wizard’ so if you read it first, be sure to ck out the first chapter of ‘Wizard’ that is included to give “Josh” some context.