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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Gabe's Song - In Rough Draft

Greetings Loved Ones,

Okay okay, I'm telling. Yes the next book in the Elements of Love series is going to be about Sammy and Gabe. No, I won't tell you which element we are dealing with... it's a secret. XD

I gotta say that this book is a pivotal book in this series. A lot is going to happen here, as well as there will be some heavy emotions for Sammy to deal with. I'm sure if you are reading this series you know that Sammy is a very tortured character. The man has so much baggage he should be opening a luggage store. He also has no clue who or what he is. There are some background characters that will step forward and support our rather abused young man as he struggles to discover where he belongs in this world of magic, mayhem and hypocrisy. 

Because of the emotional tension and heavy issues that are going on in this book, I am taking a bit more time working on getting this story just right. There will be some passages that some readers may not be completely comfortable with as Sammy does need to deal with the betrayal in his life before he can move forward. Then of course there is the church, the merging of the magical and human world and ... oops!  Can't give away everything here. 

Truly I just wanted to let everyone know that I am working on the book. It is happening and coming together and when its finished I hope you will deem it worth the wait. 

Wishing you Love and Butterflies!
Sui Lynn~~

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Review: Esau

Esau by Bailey Bradford

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I don't know how many times I've said this about this series and I find it incredibly frustrating. The sex is over the top. Every time you turn around the characters are humping. This book was a bit of a turn off even further as the characters were having sex in their complete animal forms. Let me say this, I'm all for a sex scene or two, maybe a hand job or a blow job mixed in but this is excessive. I'm not talking short romantic interlude here, but extensive in depth sex over and over.

There was hardly any story here. Don't get me wrong, the story line that was present was touching, but it was extremely hard to finish this book. I got to the point where I was flipping pages, skipping over the sex. I'd flip a couple of pages and read a bit... nope still at it and flip a couple more, waiting for the story to pick back up and then get disgusted when I'd only have a couple paragraphs of story before they were off fucking again.

Seriously too much sex and not enough story. The only thing that kept this from being a 1 star was the little bits of story that was here was good. But this is turning into a series of sexual encounters for characters and no real progress with the story line. It almost felt like the series should have ended with the last book when the main bad guy was killed. But she had a couple of loose ends so... lets through together another story just to tie up them up, but there really wasn't enough to make it a full novel so just fill in the word count with sex.

Not sure if I even want to pick up the next one... if there is another one. The author has introduced a number of interesting side characters who could have their own stories told. But if the main story line doesn't get more attention than the sexual escapades I will not be wasting my time.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

50 Authors for 50 States - South Dakota - Sui Lynn


I'm Sui Lynn and I'm from the great state of South Dakota. Where we don't carve statues from mountain rocks but we carve mountains into monuments. I live in Rapid City, about 30 miles north of Mount Rushmore, on the edge of the Black Hills National Forest. Most of the year, I love it here, but the weather can be a bit unpredictable at times.
For the most part, South Dakota is a rural state, our main industries being farming and ranching. We also get a portion of our revenue from tourism of the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, the Badlands and much more. If you want to see what we have to offer, I'd recommend visiting the South Dakota Tourism website. On a personal note, I'd recommend coming in the fall of the year, after Labor Day. The weather is more stable, most of the tourists have gone home and the Black Hills National Forest becomes a kaleidoscope of fall colors as the trees begin to change.

Being a South Dakota Native, many of my books are centered around the area or places I've visited, not because I write what I know, but because I truly love it here and believe that feeling comes through in my work. In one place you have pine forests, grasslands, canyons, and open skies. What more beautiful backdrops could I chose to write from. 

I write M/M Romance. Something about two strong men growing emotionally and overcoming obstacles calls to me as a writer. I can't get enough of it, both in my reading choices and my writing. I don't write everything from here in South Dakota, but most of my work either has the characters starting out from here and branching out. Kind of like I did in my own life, only to return to the place I call home.

The Changing Moon series, The Pauper Prince and A Royal Bind, both take place in the Black Hills. This series is a gay paranormal romance between two shapeshifters, add in some born vampires, some drone vampires, a police chase, a few misunderstandings, attempted murder and you've got a couple of busy stories. If you are interested in more, check out my blog, 2 Cents, for the blurbs and excerpts from the stories, or go to Silver Publishing for purchase.

My other works span the mix from M/M Contemporary romance, Dark Chocolate and Raspberries, to M/M Yaoi Romance, Blue Rose with Dreamspinner Press. These two stories were the first and gave me the courage to expand into my true writing love, paranormal and Fantasy.

My M/M Fantasy Romance, the Elements of Love series comprised of Adel's Purr and Nico's Fire was soon to follow and I couldn't be more proud of my work.

Feel free to check them out and let me know what you think. I love hearing from the people who read my work.

Wishing you Love and Butterflies,
Sui Lynn~~