"If I were to describe myself, it would be Life Writer. Although I mainly write poetry and prose, I don't limit myself to a certain style nor a certain subject. I write about what I can relate to or if I can mirror someone else's experiences."--Queen of Spades
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Queen of Spades has been writing since the age of eleven. She made her Internet poetry debut in the mid 1990's at Fireseek (later renamed Urban Poetic), then branched out to participate in International House of Poets as well as ventured into spoken word with talents featured at Vocalized Ink and House of Ra. She served as a hostess on the poetry collective, Soulful Branches: Simply Words as well as participated on the accompanying CD, Soulful Branches: Words and Sounds.
In addition, she is the author of four poetry collections-Reflections of Soul, the Eclectic collection (Skin Edition and Beyond the Skin), Spaded Truths: Themes and Proclamations, and Private Pain: Amidst These Ashes. The success of Private Pain: Amidst These Ashes gave Queen of Spades the distinction of Amazon Best Selling Author.
Just recently, Queen of Spades' work got accepted for the poetry anthology "Words of Fire and Ice" and the short story anthology, "Summer Shorts II: Best Kept Secrets". Upcoming and future projects include the short story collective, "Continuous Drips" as well as some short stories and essays independently of the collection.
In addition to being an author, Queen of Spades also serves as Editor-in-chief of All Authors Magazine and co-administrator of the book review organization The Review Board.
Reflections of Soul
Eclectic: Skin Edition
Eclectic: Beyond the Skin
Soulful Branches: Simply Words
Spaded Truths: Themes and Proclamations
Private Pain: Amidst These Ashes
Words of Fire and Ice (poetry anthology)
Taint on Religion
The Sea of Conscience
Summer Shorts II: Best Kept Secrets (short story anthology)
Mr. Bradley's Garden
Crackles of the Heart (Divergent Ink, #1)
When Summer Lingers
Waves to Light (coming September 2015)
Greetings, Koobug family!
I wanted to share my thoughts on Angel Avenue by Sarah Michelle Lynch. An extended version is located on The Review Board website.
When I read the beginning lines of Angel Avenue, it seemed the stage was set up for a working girl on the prowl, yet the interesting twist at the very beginning made me stick around.
The emotional development of the two main characters, Jules and Warrick, was beyond great. It was expertly placed, pleasingly methodical. Both characters had their sets of challenges, and the author goes above and beyond to paint out the progress as they both go beyond the pain in order to achieve happiness.
These characters were universally engaging and it’s one of the many things I appreciated about this work. I saw so much of myself in Jules: a few scenes made tears well in my eyes because her agony was so sharp and so vivid. Although I have never adapted her technique to fill the void for companionship, I can wholly empathize with being drawn to someone’s admiration of me when my self-esteem has been dragged through the mud by others who were supposed to consider me sacred.
Warwick wants to be Jules’ hero. He doesn’t want to see her suffering, yet he doesn’t want her to know about his own kryptonite. It is this very defense mechanism and Jules’ own inhibitions based on past experiences that causes bumps along the way.
In addition to the pacing of conflict, character engagement, and passion throbbing throughout the story, descriptions of locations were suffused in such a way that you felt as if you were actually there-sipping beer at the pub, going sightseeing, or volunteering at the different locations.
If you want romantic scenes with the right mixture of spontaneity, tenderness, primal urge, and sensuality–
If you want a modern day tale of the challenges that can occur when two people are trying to find true love–
If you want a read that puts your spirit as well as your mind at each and every scene–
Then you must NOT hesitate in getting Angel Avenue by Sarah Michelle Lynch. This is a must win: all across the board. This has the makings of a modern day romantic classic.
No ratings truly do this justice.
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