3 Books That Surprised Me

On this episode of The Lesbian Review Podcast I discuss 3 Books That Surprised Me.

The books I spoke about:

The One by KC Luck

Publisher Indie Author

Available in Audiobook: no

Check out Sheena’s review of The One by KC Luck: Book Review

Synopsis

The One by KC Luck is a perfect short read. It’s a suspense with a twist, a romance and a completely unexpected set of characters.

Lynn longs to find her soulmate. She has seen her parents live happily together and wants to find the woman who fits her the same way. Someone with the same habits and hobbies, someone who is exciting and shares the same interests. Why is that so difficult?

Lynn will do anything to find The One. And when she meets a homeless woman she gets an inkling that she may have found true love at last.

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Green-eyed Monster by Gill McKnight 

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Available in Audiobook: no

Check out Sheena’s review of Green-eyed Monster by Gill McKnight: Book Review

Synopsis

Green-eyed Monster by Gill McKnight is a delightful romp about a kidnapping gone wrong.

Mickey Rapowski has been cheated out of money by Victoria Gresham and she wants to get what she is owed. So she hatches a plan to kidnap Victoria’s girlfriend, Ginette, and hold her for ransom, but Micky isn’t unreasonable, she only wants her due.

It seems like a brilliant plan in the moment but it has some unforeseen flaws during the execution. No one wants to pay the ransom and Ginette is the worst captive ever breaking down Mickey’s resolve slowly but surely.

Not only does Mickey end up on the wrong side of Ginette’s power plays but she also begins to fall for her captive. Could this get any worse for the poor unsuspecting woman?

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Daughter Of The Sun by Effie Calvin

Publisher NineStar Press

Available in Audiobook: no

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Synopsis

Daughter Of The Sun by Effie Calvin is a delightful fantasy with a light romance and the most wonderful characters.

Orsina of Melidrie is a paladin of the Order of the Sun. Her mission is to end chaos and corruption wherever she finds it. She spends her days traveling around Vesolda looking for the great evil she is destined to encounter. At least, that is what she was told two years before.

Aelia is the Goddess of Caprice. She is a minor chaos goddess and the personification of poor decision making. Her worship is outlawed and when Aelia encounters Orsina she is trapped in her mortal body and badly wounded. She manages to escape the encounter though and manifests in a body that isn’t recognisable. So when Orsina finds her again she thinks that Aelia is a wounded woman in need of help.

Orsina takes Aelia under her wing and the unlikely duo end up traveling together. It’s a great excuse for Aelia to travel across Vesolda in search of a magic relic that will free her from her body.

Aelia can’t tell Orsina the truth no matter how much she begins to feel for the earnest woman and so she holds back from the desire they both begin to feel.

A complex set of emotions surface as Aelia learns that desires can’t always be ignored and soon the chaos goddess isn’t certain of what she really wants after all.

As the two women travel they discover a host of gods and other problems that need to be dealt with and sooner or later Aelia will have to choose between her fellow gods or the paladin who has won her heart.

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Here’s a fun fact about me: I will hardly ever read a synopsis before buying a book. I may skim it to see what genre it is but I will never read the full synopsis because I want to go into it with no idea of what the story is so that there is more of a chance for surprise.

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Transcript

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hi there I’m Sheena and this is the lesbian review podcast this podcast is a spin-off of the popular review site TheLesbianReview.com where we review the best books movies and music was leading lesbian bi or queer woman the goal of this podcast is to bring you closer to the base queer media and give you access to interviews with people who are behind the scenes in creating it this is a solo podcast coming to you from the world of Sheena I’m all alone today but that’s okay because I want to talk about a topic that I’m particularly passionate about and that’s books that have surprised me you see I am very rarely surprised by a book I studied phone for four years and that means that I studied storytelling and the mechanics of it to the point where I can unpack repack and reshuffle stories like their playing cards couple that were the fact that I’ve been in the publishing industry for 10 odd years and a reviewer for close to 5 now and you have someone is hardly ever surprised by a book this is why books that are able to give me something truly unique take my breath away and today I actually want to share three books with you these are not in any particular order they’re not of any particular genre they just books that I didn’t see coming the first book is the one by KC Luck self-published and unfortunately there is no audiobook for this one here’s the synopsis I wrote in my review the one by KC Luck is a perfect short read it’s a suspense for the twist a romance with a completely unexpected set of characters Lynn longs for a soulmate she has seen her parents live happily together and wants to find a woman who fits her the same way someone were the same habits and hobbies someone who’s exciting and shares the same interests why is that so difficult Lynn will do anything to find the one and when she meets a homeless woman she gets an inkling that she may have found true love at last but don’t let this book fool you this is not a romance per se but a short unexpected read I didn’t see the twist coming and I’m so glad I picked this one up it’s a short read it’s only 27 pages or something but if you’re looking for something that’s fun and intense and intriguing give this one a go the next book I want to talk about is green-eyed monster by Gill McKnight it’s published by bold strokes books and it’s a relatively old book it’s the second book that Gill McKnight’s ever wrote why this one surprised me was that it was a completely hilarious romp and it had an unexpected storyline there was a couple of twists that I didn’t see coming and it had me completely enraptured from the first word so let me read you the synopsis I wrote for my review green-eyed monster by John McKnight is a delightful romp about a kidnapping gone wrong Mickey repoussé Key has been cheated out of money by Victoria Gresham and she wants to get what she’s owed so she hatches a plan to kidnap Victoria’s girlfriend Jeanette and hold a Forenza but Mickey isn’t unreasonable she only once heard you it seems like a brilliant plan in the moments but it has some unforeseen flaws during the execution no one wants to pay the ransom and Jeanette is the worst captive ever breaking down Mickey’s resolve slowly but surely not only does Mickey end up in on the wrong side of Jeanette’s power plays but she also begins to fall for her captive could this get any worse for the poor unsuspecting woman and the answer is yes he said can and you should absolutely read this one if you’re looking for something that is well-written hilarious and completely unusual the third book is daughter of the Sun by Effie Calvin it’s published by nine star press and fortunately there is no audio book available and this one is more of a fantasy what surprised most about this one was the fact that one of her characters was a minor goddess and she had a complete character transformation during the story which is something that doesn’t really happen often because a lot of people assume that gods are pretty set in their ways so for me it was like a really fresh take on us I’m gonna read you the synopsis I wrote for my review daughter of the Sun by Effie Calvin is a delightful fantasy with a light romance and the most wonderful characters or Cina of melody is a paladin of the order of the Sun her mission is to end chaos and corruption wherever she finds us she spends her days traveling around looking for the great evil she is destined to encounter at least that’s what she was told two years before Elia is the goddess of Caprice she’s a minor chaos goddess and the personification of poor decision-making her worship is outlawed and when a Lea encounters or sinner she’s trapped in the mortal body and badly wounded but she manages to escape the encounter and manifests in the body that isn’t recognizable to Xena so we know Sina finds her she thinks that a Lea’s a wounded woman in need of help she takes a Lea and a whole wing and the unlikely duo end up travelling together it’s a great excuse for aliens to travel across the Zolder in search of magic relic that will free her from her body a Lea can’t tell will see none of the truth no matter how much she begins to feel for the earnest woman and so she holds back from the desire they both begin to feel a complex set of emotions surfaces alien learns that desires can’t always be ignored and soon the Charis goddess isn’t certain of what she really wants after all as the two women travel they discover a host of gods and other problems that need to be dealt with and sooner or later Elia will have to choose between her fellow gods or the Paladin who has won her heart comments on this podcast where were you hearing it and let me know what books have surprised you and how easy it is to surprise you this has been the lesbian review podcast you can find this and other awesome shows by searching for the lesbian talk show anyway you get your podcasts we’re even on Spotify now find more information on our guests in the show notes as well 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