Saturday, May 16, 2015

Book Review, Giveaway: Capture by Penny Reid


Publication Date: May 16, 2015 

Tour: Capture by Penny Reid


Elements of Chemistry: CAPTURE is the third part in a three part series; it is 70k words. Part 1 (ATTRACTION) will be released April 9, 2015. Part 2 (HEAT) will be released April 30, 2015. Part 3 (CAPTURE) will be released May 16, 2015.

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Favorite Quotes:

“I’d always thought it funny that the US government took a recess, like little kids took recess I primary school.  I imagined the Speaker of the House hanging upside down on monkey bars and the majority leader shaking down junior senators for lunch money.”

“Musicians are like lightbulbs, they burn hot and bright, but can’t be screwed more than once.”

“If he were an actual lightbulb, he’d be a twenty watt fluorescent.  Hard to look at – because he was so pretty – but too dim to make a noticeable difference in any given room.”

“Just thinking about him with someone else made me want to throw a month-long drama parade.”

“I don’t want a beautiful week with you, I want a beautiful lifetime.”

My Review:

Penny Reid is a master wordsmith.  That is all I need to say.  I read three books and 568 pages to complete this review and would do it all over again.  Her writing is highly entertaining, multi-layered, seamless, insightful, observant, crisp, witty, and all absorbing.  I enjoyed it so much, it was hard to put my kindle down, so I took it everywhere.  Her characters are complicated, intelligent, and intense.  I adored their clever banter and verbal sparring.  I was sad to see those dreaded words “The End” but was very pleased with the conclusion. 

Empress DJ 

About Penny Reid

SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing). By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.

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