Words

Words

by John Inman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640801554
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 753,775
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

John Inman is a Lambda Literary Award finalist and the author of over thirty novels, everything from outrageous comedies to tales of ghosts and monsters and heart stopping romances. He has been writing fiction since he was old enough to hold a pencil. He and his partner live in beautiful San Diego, California and together, they share a passion for theater, books, hiking, and biking along the trails and canyons of San Diego or, if the mood strikes, simply kicking back with a beer and a movie.

John's advice for anyone who wishes to be a writer? "Set time aside to write every day and do it. Don't be afraid to share what you've written. Feedback is important. When a rejection slip comes in, just tear it up and try again. Keep mailing stuff out. Keep writing and rewriting and then rewrite one more time. Every minute of the struggle is worth it in the end, so don't give up. Ever. Remember that publishers are a lot like lovers. Sometimes you have to look a long time to find the one that's right for you."

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Words 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
amatate More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars- Wasn’t quite what I was expecting going in I’ve had this author on my to-read list for a number of months now, but never found the time to read his works before now. When I happened across the blurb for Words, I knew I wouldn’t be waiting any longer. I love a good romantic suspense and the unique premise of a murderer targeting harsh critics made it one I couldn’t miss. While I did enjoy the story and liked the easy romance between Milo and Logan, it wasn’t until the final chapters that the excitement and suspense ticked up enough to fully capture my attention. First and foremost, Words tracked the romance between author Milo Cook and book reviewer Logan Hunter. Their meeting and initial attraction was cute and the romance sweet with an uncomplicated feel to it. And yet things felt rushed. Although timeline wise it made sense, I never really felt or witnessed that growing chemistry and it ended up giving off an air of insta-love. Beyond the romance, Words acts as a sort of commentary on the topic of authors, reviewers, and social media’s impacts on those oft love/hate dynamics. While this was interesting and brought up plenty of noteworthy points, the leisurely pace of the bulk of the novel made it easy to step away from the book and I wasn’t overly compelled to pick it up and see what happened next. That said, the conclusion was exciting and I enjoyed how it all played out. Perhaps I was expecting too much mystery and suspense from the start, but Words ended up being less intense than I envisioned after reading the blurb and that ultimately meant I was a little disappointed.