In late June, I commented on FB...yes, I enjoy Facebook...that I would blogging more here than posting there. Part of me wanted to document my travels. The other part of me wanted to get back into being creative, and write - Pre Facebook, if you will. Posting on FB is fine, but sometimes it seems filled with braggers or causes. At least here on my blog, if what I write is read, then it is read. If not, I'll never be any wiser. I know how easy it is to fall into the FB trap; Only x number of ppl liked that, how come THEY aren't my friend too?, etc. There are a lot of ways people can use Facebook to make themselves feel valued.
I like to see what my friends are up to in their lives. I don't "like" every comment I read...but I do smile when I see happy things, pray when prayers are needed and offer moral support if I can. For me, the connections and reconnection's I have made through FB have been a blessing.
*****When I commented about my blog on FB, I had a friend ask if I'd read his book and then comment.
Well, Of Course!
Full disclosure to anyone who reads this posting: I am friends with the author. He and I did attend high school together as classmates. We went to a very small public school and literally everyone knew everyone.
Lycan Chronicles is a self-published book. The story takes place mostly in a small town in southern Indiana. It is a story of Vampires vs Lycans. Lycans are a form of werewolf: being able to can control when they transform. Classic good versus evil.
I found this story to be very creatively written. There are twists and turns, and unbelievable connection which made it fun to read. While this story was filled with a lot of violence...much more than I enjoy...it did seem true to what Vampires and Lycans may be like if they were dealing with one another. I found it hard to connect with many of the characters because shortly after being introduced most had the misfortune of not being in the story any longer. I guess that is what can happen if you cross the path of a vampire. I spoke to the author after I finished reading his book and told him my concerns of editing issues. He assured me he is aware of the problems and has a hacker who is the bane of his existence. I think that stinks, because my belief is better editing would help launch this book into main stream. It really was a creative story!
As I stated upfront, I have known the author for most of my life but I really had no clue THIS was running around his brain. Well done, Brent! I look forward to reading your next tale.
If you happen to be interested in purchase one of Brent's books, click here: Lycan Chronicles.