Will You Like My Books?

I think it's high-time I answered this question. My books aren't for everyone, so you shouldn't waste your money if you're not going to like them.

My books are all about a spunky sense of fun. If you like strong, smart heroines you'll probably like my books.

If you like science fiction, fantasy and magic, but done in a new way, you'll like my books.

Toki Dominic is a homicide detective that gets involved in time travel. These are shorter stories that involve a detective tracking down a time-hopping killer, in some form or another. If you like a little action and a lot of twisty time traveling goodness, then you will like the Time Travel Homicide books. The tone is more grown up than Ivy Thorn, and there's mentioning of the bad things that bad guys tend to do, but they aren't super-graphic. The focus is on the time travel plot and the problem-solving of a tough, clever female detective. 

You won't like Toki Dominic's books if you're looking for humor or fairy tales. The only magic Toki has is the magic of time travel (and a good head on her shoulders).

You'll like Ivy Thorn (The Fairy Tale Trap, The Fairy Tale Twist) if you're looking for a light, fun read that will keep you rooting for a character in an impossible situation. If you like fairy tales, and modern, relatable characters, Ivy's books are for you. The Ivy Thorn series is quick-paced and funny, with a nice helping of fairy tale magic.

You won't like the Ivy Thorn series if you're looking for lofty literature, lots of scenery description, or a realistic setting. Also, you should know that the series is written in first-person present, which irks some people. If you like stories that take their time and explore various aspects of life, this series isn't for you. Also, you should know that these stories (like fairy tales) don't have many subplots.

Fairy Tales and Zombies (Snow White and Zombies, Cinderella and Zombies) are shorter, with a very different style from Ivy. Since everything takes place in the 16th century, the language is a little more formal. But that's okay, because the themes have more of a grown-up feel to them. These stories have death and zombie slaying with a touch of humor and a dash of fairy dust.
These books are for you if you 1) love zombies 2) Want fast-paced action and 3) Want to see a fairy tale in a completely different light.

You won't like my Fairy Tales and Zombies books if you're expecting the constant witty repartee that Ivy brings to the table. There's some humor, and the characters will banter, but that's not the focus of the book. If you hate reading about castles and knights and princesses in ballgowns, you probably won't like these books. (Of course, the princesses will often slay zombies, so that might make things more interesting.)

1 comment:

Caroly said...

I'm an Ivy Thorn convert. I usually avoid 1st person present writing but Ivy captivated me. She is so fun, and inventive and she entertained me so thoroughly that I was, just like Ivy, trapped in the fairy tale. A delightful heroine and I can't wait to see what trouble she gets in next.

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