Tag Archives: Adult

Anvil Soul by David O’Sullivan

It’s a new year and that means new and exciting challenges to undertake. This year, one of the things I want to add to my skill set is writing book reviews.

I mean, I love books and I love helping people find books that they will love too, so it seems a natural progression, right?

I thought so.

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Age Of X

Most people who know the author Richelle Mead are familiar with her work Vampire Academy. While I must admit, those books are how I found her. Since then, I have since become a huge fan of her writing and have followed all of her stories.
One of my favorite stories of hers, however, is not a YA (gasp!) it is actually an ADULT Fantasy series, but it is absolutely AMAZING. Here’s why:

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James Stryker

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When I first considered writing this thread, the first person who came to mind is my friend, James Stryker. Funny thing is, I didn’t know Mr. Stryker until just a few months ago.
James and I connected on Twitter a few months ago when he posted a very generous tweet offering a query critique to the first 5 people who commented back. I would like to say that I was the first to respond, but I was slow on the draw and ended up being number 11 in the queue.

I was still querying my debut novel, Alice in Wanderland at this point and I wanted all the help I could get. So I had the audacity to ask James if he would be willing to make an exception for #11.

With gracefulness and generosity that I did not deserve, James agreed. Not only that, but he made my query SHINE. After his help, I entered #Pit2Pub and I had 5 requests for my query and from there, had FOUR publishers request my manuscript, and THREE offers of representation. (One of which I SIGNED with!)

Basically, James is my author hero. And he should be yours too. So without further adieu, I would like to introduce you to my friend and personal query genie, Mr. James Stryker.

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