Every time one of my books gets a review, I’m delightfully surprised and so grateful. Every. Time. When I see a review from someone who either doesn’t like short fiction, doesn’t read it, or prefers epic novels yet loved my collection, well, it’s a remarkable feeling. It is. And I’ve seen more than a few reviews like that.
When someone prefers to sink their teeth into a story with lots of characters, worldbuilding, and/or action, it’s quite the compliment when they enjoy my little book of flash. This review for On the Edge of a Raindrop, by Graeme Cumming, is one of those. It’s brilliant. I’m humbled by the praise from this author:
Her ability to capture the essence of an emotion or a moment in so few words is staggering.
Savour each morsel…
In a single line, she can encapsulate something that I and many other authors would struggle to do in several pages.
What a wonderful surprise to find a review for On the Edge of a Raindrop. It made me smile all week. I needed that smile. A lovely 5-star review from Harmony Kent (who has a rating system that notes: ‘I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to. I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning…’) Yup. Smiling. 🙂
In just a few words, the author evokes so many different emotions and moods.
Thank you, Harmony! 💖
Please stop by, read the full review, and explore her blog. A prolific author whose writing ranges from non-fiction to romance, poetry to post-apocalyptic. There’s something for everyone so do check out her books.
Harmony also writes for Story Empire:This is the home of seven bestselling authors who share a passion for all things related to writing, publishing, and promoting fiction.
First wonderful surprise was seeing a tweet with the hashtag #amreading followed by my book. I smiled all day. What a lovely thing to do.
But look what I found today… A glowing 5-star review. From Harmony Kent, a multi-genre author with more than ten books to her name. (And a rating system that notes: ‘I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to. I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.’) So, yeah, I’m thrilled.
Short and brilliant
I reckon I shall be re-reading this one over and over again.
I read this in one go and couldn’t put it down. It gets a solid five stars from me.
Thank you, Harmony! 💖
Please stop by, read the full review, and explore her blog. Her writing ranges from non-fiction to romance, poetry to post-apocalyptic. (With a new holiday romance due out the 6th of December.) There’s something for everyone so do check out her books.
She also writes for Story Empire:This is the home of six bestselling authors who share a passion for all things related to writing, publishing, and promoting fiction.
What a wonderful surprise to find a review of Hinting at Shadows over at Colleen Chesebro’s blog this month. (I’ve been out sick but couldn’t let this review go…unreblogged? Is that a word? Well, it is now. So says me.) Colleen’s review is awesome:
the brevity of words deepens the message.
Brentyn excels at finding and revealing even the darkest of human truths in her writing.
I’ve read this book numerous times…Brentyn is a master storyteller…
Have I mentioned the review is awesome? I am thrilled my book of flash earned five magical fairies from Colleen. 🧚♀️ Thank you!
On the Edge of a Raindrop is on the shelves as a “New Book for Christmas” at Sally’s.
Sally Cronin is a generous, supportive, and prolific blogger with her own, lovely virtual book shop: Sally’s Cafe & Bookstore. Take a peek at the post and browse through her bookstore while you’re there. Thank you, Sally! ❤
Delighted to share the new collection of Flash Fiction from Sarah Brentyn published on November 23rd. On The Edge of a Raindrop. Perfect for lovers of short stories with an edge… Continue Reading…
there are some beautiful and haunting snapshots of subjects’ lives, perfectly written and evocative.
Sometimes, I could see a whole life in a paragraph, so insightful and artfully captured are they. I think the collection would be enjoyed by anyone who likes to read poetry, or just admires the well drawn sentence.
I’m super excited to be the featured author over at D. G. Kaye’s blog. Debby (an ENFJ, by the way), has interviewed me on a number of subjects including my personality status (INFJ), time management (an oxymoron), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (influence on my writing or fantastic cult classic)… Hmm…
Oh, yes, and my upcoming books. 🙂
The post is so pretty, with covers and book trailers. And here’s Debby’s fantabulous intro:
I was thrilled when Sarah accepted my invitation to visit here because she reminds me of those reclusive movie stars who’d rather stay hidden behind her words, only I’ve noticed she’s stepped out and done a few interviews this year, and I’m glad that I’ve managed to snag her over here too.
Sarah is known for her micro-fiction. She can tell a story using minimal words that have a tendency to linger long after you’ve read them.
D.G. Kaye (writer, blogger, and memoirist) featured my book on her blog. I’m always pleasantly surprised and touched when someone who is not familiar with, or is unsure of, flash fiction reads my book and enjoys it. Thank you, Debby! ❤
Sarah Brentyn is a master at micro-fiction.
Her stories written in short 100 words or less don’t require more words, but leave us in deep contemplation. The power of words in small micro-bursts have the ability to reveal a whole story open to the reader’s interpretation.
Hinting at Shadows is a wonderful, thought-provoking, psychological read about the human condition.
Debby has an amazing blog full of excellent advice, helpful tips, promotion for other authors, and her take on life. Everything you could ever want to know about her is right here: bio, books, interviews, guest posts. And you can check out her post featuring Hinting at Shadows here.
What a wonderful surprise to find this amazing review on an otherwise ordinary Wednesday afternoon.
Hinting at Shadows got the star treatment over on Ali Isaac’s blog today.
when I find [a book] which stands out from the rest, I just have to share it with you. So here it is, ‘Hinting at Shadows’ by Sarah Brentyn…your next great read!
beautifully and richly crafted.
Brentyn has a skill with the written word that just leaves you breathless…
Right. Have I mentioned it’s amazing? I am so touched and thrilled and all sorts of other lovely emotions.
Please stop by, check out the review, and explore her blog. It’s a wealth of information on Irish mythology and folklore. If you don’t already read Ali’s blog, you’ll be glad you visited. (And, while you’re there, do check out her books.)
I had a lovely surprise to brighten up the dreary days of February.
Irene Waters (writer, blogger, and memoirist) reviewed my book on her blog.
She has an eclectic blog where she shares daily life as well as photos and experiences from around the world. Irene also hosts a brilliant monthly writing prompt called “Times Past” that looks at our world through both geographical and generational differences.
It’s an absolutely beautiful review and I am so touched by her thoughts on the book. (Thank you, Irene!) ❤