I have written in other posts about how dazzling, and ultimately humbling, it is when a reader GETS IT about what I am trying to do with a novel. Skane GOT IT, in the fullest way possible. It’s more than simply gratifying when a book is well and thoughtfully reviewed; it is a core affirmation of an author’s existence. Sorry to put it in such dramatic terms, but a writer works in solitude at a desk, pouring her soul, her heart, her brain, her blood, sweat and tears, and everything else she’s got, into her writing. To have her book received with appreciation is an existential validation.
Here are some of my favorite lines from Skane’s review:
Traci L. Slatton is back with another novel of fantasy, romance, and danger. In Broken, angel Alia falls from grace, giving up her wings to live the life of a Parisian woman at the start of World War II. Beautifully written and devilishly portrayed, Alia is a not your typical fallen angel archetype. She is more human than anything else….Alia is consumed with pain but enjoys life as a human by taking advantage of pleasures of the flesh…
Lush and poignant prose and a beautifully rendered time period and locale, elevate Broken from the traditional novels of fantasy into something of its own element. With the first section of the book doubling as mild erotica, it’s refreshing to find well-written verse to accompany such wickedly scandalous boudoir moments. This isn’t 50 Shades – this is thought-provoking literature that explores female sexual equality and the nefarious act of unwanted dominance in every form.
I am more than grateful for such a deeply thoughtful review.
Read the review here, and enjoy. I did!!