Lacey Savage

Archive for June, 2009

Snippet Saturday: Heroine Seduction FAIL
Saturday, June 20th, 2009
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I joined Snippet Saturday, a fabulous multi-author concept put together by the very talented Lauren Dane. This week’s premise is heroine seduction FAIL. What I like the most about Snippet Saturday is the fact that authors are encouraged to interpret the theme as they see fit.

The way I interpreted the theme is likely different than the way my fellow authors interpreted it. I’m bringing you a scene from SUMMONING DARKNESS, in which my demon hero, Varin, gives in to his feelings for a human thrall (NOT the heroine, BTW — see? There I go being different again).… Read More »

The 100 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language
Thursday, June 18th, 2009
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As writers, we all have favorite words. We’ve got words we fall back on out of sheer laziness, words we adore but fear no one else will understand, words that turn us on.

We don’t often think about them — they’re just there, ready for the taking as we write our stories.

So if someone asked you to list the one hundred most beautiful words in the English language, could you do it? Dr. Goodword (Robert Beard) could. He’s been writing dictionaries, creating word lists, and writing poetry for 40 years, so I suppose he’s qualified to make that kind … Read More »

Monday, June 1st, 2009
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Beautiful Lies: A Novel by Lisa Unger
rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book hooked me from page one. The heroine tells her story in an engaging, conversational style. The writing is superb, filled with wonderful metaphors and striking imagery. A gruff, mysterious hero adds a perfect romantic subplot to this thriller. I was a little dissapointed that a couple of loose ends were allowed to slip, and that a deus ex machina twist at the ending got the heroine out of trouble, but even these two elements couldn’t detract from my utter enjoyment of this novel. I’ll definitely look … Read More »