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Any Other Mention Of The Weather Or other mention of the weather or I wish he could have delved deeper into the culture down there instead of doing a drive by style The setting is in Houston and now we re going to keep moving with the plotNow I could be wrong about the sayings not being there but for me there wasn t any Maybe the author could point them out to me That would be great then I will retract my commentEnding I liked the nding a lot It was a nice Scala for Java Developers ending I just wish itnded differently The author stated the reasons why he The Qur'an, Morality and Critical Reason: The Essential Muhammad Shahrur ended like that but for me it could have been betterOverall Would I recommend this bookProbably notven though it is a free book Especially if you are picky like me about some of the issues I had I know you guys are looking at me and asking What It s a FREE book why are you complainingBecause I ve had better free books I ve had free books that have made me cry and tell the whole world how great this book is And just because it s free doesn t mean the uality should be lower My Vermeer to Eternity expectations are still there Granted they may be a bit forgiving but still myxpectations are still up thereI hold the same standards for indie or traditionally published Free or not free book Of course I ll be a bit critical of the paid book since I had to pay for it but still I Heaven to Betsy expect the same overallAnd before y all criticize me yes I know my views are slanted I totally know I root for the underdog The indie authors However my standards are the same Make great characters and plot and I will love you forever And I will wait for your wonderful books to come out Just keep the uality the same That is literally all I ask Keep the uality up and I will not whip you like you stole something from me Bonus points for great sarcasm and wit Bonus points if the main character is a minority Double bonus points if you incorporate bothAnyway that s what I thought of this book If you had a differentxperience with this book please let me know I would love to talk about it in depth DNF Dreams of Gray isn t So B. It exactly a horror tale though it incorporateslements of Celtic folklore and brings them forward into modern times and is graphic in some of the descriptions of transformations it lacks the feeling of suspense or dread that a horror novel imparts The novel is told in the first person from the point of view of Dreama Dree who wakes up naked in the woods with a Celtic tattoo on her back and no memory of the night before The tattoo seems to have Cabaret effected some changes in her she s warmer all the time and the tattoo feels like it burns during times of stress A visit to her friend s uncle a tattooist specialising in Celtic artwork rapidly brings her to the conclusion that there is something deeply wrong with the tattoo Meanwhile her body undergoes additional changes making lifever mbarrassing and complicatedWhile the story begins with an interesting use of Celtic folklore this isn t really developed in a meaningful way Secondary characters feel flat and not fully fleshed out nough to be believable both PJ and the boyfriend are involved in Dree s life but you could remove them from the story and not feel much an absence In a lot of ways this felt like an xcuse to animalise a woman write sex scenes and then have the main character be dominated In most of the scenes where Dree showed strength there would be a sense of shameguilt or she wouldn t have any clear memory of it as if the only time she has strength is when she is out of control So I was sort of weirded out by the author s treatment of his main character Some of the xplanations offered are flawed the forgetting and the remembering in particular felt shaky as well as some of the animalistic thinking The story also felt pulled in five directions leaving a number of things unresolved Put together with a seuel or conclusion I d rate this higher despite the flaws the story is good and keeps you reading but I d be a happier reader with some fine tuning35 starsReview copy received from the author a part of Librarything s Member Giveaway Program First I would like to thank the author and Red Iris Books for giving me the opportunity to read this bookDreams of Gray is a short novel that isn t Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice exactly what I m used to reading but it held my attention nonetheless I usually just read you HhhmmmHhhmmmThis book has a lot of potential but I personally thought it fell short It started out rather interesting but as the plot progressed the story blew into totally different directions The sudden changes in character forxample they started out trying to hunt him down then slate goes and has sex with him leaves you wondering and a little confused as to where the storyline was going Also in the nd they just leave together as a pack but they JUST fought not two seconds prior It was a decent read for a free book but not really for me. 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Enjoying The Way Thethe way the writes and the little humour that made me smile at some partsIt begins with Dreama Dre for short and she wakes up dazed confused in the woods covered in dirt and naked She has no idea how that happened and can t remember a thing from the night before She then notices a massive intricate tattoo on her back that she didn t ven remember getting ither And since she hates needles she couldn t have imagined going through that Her friend takes her to the hospital to do a rape kit and that is when things get
Really Strange She Goes Tostrange She goes to the next day like and acts like nothing happened but A Phone Call Goes Wrong Her Anger phone call goes wrong her anger her hands become claws and then the rest of her body starts to change into a wolf This happens again during a heated session of rough sex Slate an Alpha werewolf finds Dre and wants to start a pack with her and help her become and guide her through her change They both try to find the one who made them the way they were and kill him I don t want to ruin anything but there were a few touchy moments in this story I found myself reading nonstop and wanting to find out how it was all going to nd I definitely recommend this book for a uick sexy werewolf read There were a few unanswered uestions at the Dance Real Slow end but that was alright It s was okIt was an ok kind of story Definitely on the darker side and it did give us a lot of back story that I feel will trickle over to the rest of the series but as much as I like to finish things I think I will pass This is a paranormal novella written in the first person with protagonist a young woman turned into a werewolf The voice of the narrator grabbed me from the start because it rang real and funny and let s face it the voice is the first thing that captures a reader s attention The language is plain and clear the descriptions bare bones butnough to visualize verything and true to the point of view and the heroine s personality The main characters of the story were well developed and distinct Dreama Dree the protagonist is a very dynamic young woman likable and asy to relate to I liked her both for her realistic but courageous reactions to the strange The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life events around her her way of taking things into her own hands and making decisions This is no whiney screaming female lead she is a strong person with opinions such as on discrimination against women self confidence but also consideration for the others PJ her best friend is a funny and strong character there when Dree needs her but also of the frivolous and partying type She jumps off the page and adds a humorous note to the narrative The alpha wolf who takes Dree under her wing is mysterious and uiet and also very real I felt that I got to know these characters as people in real lifeApart from the good voice and characterization I reallynjoyed the gritty portrayal of Dree s reality as painted by the author He doesn t mince his words when it comes to the transformation of Dree into a werewolf the blood the pain the fear the loss of control the regret He is xceptionally good in my opinion in describing how her body changes ach time she loses control of her feelings due to anger or xcitement and the way he has the heroine deal with this problem ranges from funny to heart breaking I have rarely if ver seen such an honest portrayal of this transformation which is normally glossed over and made into something magical and beautiful I really liked this aspect of the novellaThe book also contains several PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition explicit sex scenes which play an important role in the story as they both help develop the relationship between Dree and a man she goes out with and provide the ground for her transformations The character arc is good with Dree s perception of the world shifting as her body changes and as she begins to accept she cannot go back to what and who she was The plot should have been predictable but it had me on thedge of my seat because I was so involved in the characters However I admit that I found the last scene too open Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography ended thending too abrupt so much so that at first I thought this had to be book one of a series When I checked though I saw no reference to a series therefore I must say this was an issue for me Too much happens in the last chapters and very little is resolved to call the story finished I think this book fits well in the tradition of the Anita Blake series in the sense of mystery and shifters humor and female first person narratorIn all this was a fast and The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, enjoyable read gritty and funny and I recommend it to fans of the paranormal I really had no idea what toxpect going into Dreams of Gray but I m happy to say that I njoyed it uite a bit It s not very day that you come across characters who have realistic responses to strange and scary situations Dree wakes up alone. Dreama Cargill is in trouble She woke up naked cold and sporting a back mural Where did it come from Tatto. In the woods She s naked dirty her ntire back is covered in rune tattoos and she has no memory of the previous night Upon telling her BFF PJ rushes Dree to the nearest hospital to be xamined Good move The paranormal The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl explanation was not the first one to come to mind Of course the paranormalxplanation is the correct one in this caseObviously Dreams of Gray is about Dree s transition into a werewolf I really liked how it worked It s not some sudden immediate change Over the next few days whenever her Exile and Pilgrim emotions run high parts of Dree shift Her tattoo also burns which makes clothes a pain literally Soonnough another wolf finds her and becomes a k Summary Dreama Cargill is in trouble She woke up naked cold and sporting a back mural Where did it come from Tattoos aren t her usual scene Then again neither is blood and a strange attraction to the woods at night Something is changing her and not for the better Can she unravel the mystery before the moon calls her to killMy Review I liked it but I didn t love it I felt as if there wasn t much character building ven though I did like the characters I felt the nding just leaves you hanging and I just don t feel complete with the story makes me sad that I don t feel as complete as I usually do when I finish a book For a free Hannah Montana: The Movie e book I did like it but it wasn t my favorite Full review here I wasn t too impressed to be honest Like I will give him his props for giving werewolves a different twist but I just wasn t that into it I will also give him major credit on the layout of the plot It hadnough twists and turns to keep my attention And I love the cover God you guys know how I love a great cover story It was interesting nough to hold my attention but not interesting nough to make me go WOW I think the biggest problem I had with was the characters I did like Dree but I didn t identify with her I understood her liked her in some parts but I didn t like bond with her as the main character I think if he spent a little time on her and less time on her sex life it could have been a lot better But let s break this downCharacters I don t absolutely positively love the characters I like them and can relate to them I like Dree well nough But I do not like PJ at all Something about her bothers me so much Needless to say in real life she would definitely not be my friend She s a slob she is constantly cussing like a sailor for no reason She came into a bathroom cussing about how she had to go To me that is just so classless She is always calling Dree a hoWhich
she may one but why bring your friend down like that I just can t stand derogatory name calling I xpect an nemy to call her a ho not her friend Maybe it s a culture difference since I know girlfriends may call ach other b words and such but I just can t identify with someone like that I also didn t like Slate but I liked her character development She just came across to me like a stalker gone wrong I just wish there could have been a different angle the author could have gone off from I can see the layers that he built in her I can see all of the time he spent developing her character but I just couldn t like her itherI think the only character I kinda liked than Dree was Alan But to me he s a punk He s a nice guy he s a loyal guy I liked his character a lot I could also identify with him He would be the guy you would bring home to your mother and be proud of But I can t stand his We can make it through any problems you have baby attitude Like thatgranted she may
to me is a slight indication of desperation You want to be in a relationship some is a slight indication of desperation You want to be in a relationship so you are willing to go through practically Hades and back for a girl who treats you like crapThat s a punkPlot I can t argue with this He developed the plot well The only problem I had was pacing Some bits were too fast and some were too slow But that s me being a bit picky He could have done it on purpose but I still felt in some places the pacing was a bit offI also didn t like the fact that very chapter had some sort of sex in it To me that doesn t add to the plot I get it sex is part of it but I still think it could have been left out Like I m a bit old school with romance I get where he was going with it and the changes But at the same time I think it could have been done a bit better And with less graphic stuff in it I just wasn t into itGranted she s an adult She s single However did he have to make it so focused on sex I don t think so Besides I think some of the sex fueled stuff could have been shown in other ways I would go into it but I m trying not to ruin the story for youSetting I didn t ven know we were in the south much less Houston I didn t hear a y all any southern sayings or anything And y all know I m from the south I was so xcited then the author didn t use any terms that were from that place I was slightly disappointed We could. Os aren’t her usual scene Then again neither is blood and a strange attraction to the woods at night Som.