Monday, January 24, 2011

The Dreaded "LY" words

Personally I think these words have gotten a bad rapt. I mean what is so wrong with rapidly, adoringly, stupidly? Take this sentence for example: A gate slid open rapidly and silently. Don't worry I know, too many ly words. But how else do you write it? I can see where abuse of these words could happen. Like the above mentioned sentence. So honestly(hehehe) how do you write without using these words? Anyone know the answer?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Taken By Storm by Angela Morrison

As part of Angela's blog tour I'm excited to let you know about these two books. Taken by Storm:
Michael’s parents died in a terrible storm and now he is drowning in tragedy. All Leesie wants is to save him. But if she gives into temptation, who will save her?

And Unbroken Connection the sequel to Taken by Storm

 Michael is in Thailand diving his dream. Leesie is at BYU living hers. The one problem is they can't leave each other alon.
Their romance rekindles, deeper than before. They grow desperate to see one another again. To hold one another again. Michael decides there is only one direction their relationship can go and asks Leesie the ultimate question. Her answer challenges everything Michael is and wants to be.
Can she change for him?
Can he change for her?

Angela is a very talented writer and you will see her talent in both of these books. Leesie's poems are sheer creative genius. As I was reading these books the thought that kept poping up in my head was "How did she come up with these." Both books were well done and brought insight into the world of LDS youth and what they have to go through. If you like these books then be sure to also check out Sing me to Sleep another book by Angela Morrison.
Angela is also writing the third and final book of Leesie and Michael and posting it chapter by chapter on her new blog--
Stop by her website here.

Disclaimer: While I do sometimes receive copies of books I review, it in no way influences my opinions, they are and will always be my own.