Reviews and a Top Pick readers pollOctober 10, 2010 at 10:44 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Tags: eyes wide shut, reviews, writing
Ugh, I’m sick. Finally all the viruses and colds that have been circulating the building at work have caught up with me. Typically, I’m sick on the weekend and not during the week when I could take sick leave. Annoying.
What’s not annoying is that Eyes Wide Shut has been getting some nice reviews around the place, and that makes me very happy.
At Reviews by Jessewave, Lynn gave it 4.25 out of 5, and said, “I enjoyed this well-written short, with two likable protags and secondary cast members with whom we spend time (Carol, Adam’s nurse, and Sally, an FRDS pilot). There’s quite a bit packed into the 28 pages— character development, smexxin, some action, angst — and I found the inclusion of the prejudices against the Australian Aborigines that still exist in that country interesting and sad, with a very minor sub-plot around Sally, who has an Aboriginal mother.”
Tam from Tam’s Reads, who’s reading all the charity sips this year, says about EWS, “Another nice story set in another location. I felt for Adam as he coped with being a dirty little secret.”
And finally, Penny from Blackraven’s Reviews rated EWS 5 ravens, and said, “Ms. Shayne has done a great job of making the characters in her story come to life and seem very real. It is easy to understand Chris’ reluctance to come out while working in the male dominated mining industry but it is also easy to see how this affects Adam too.”
I woke up this morning to find that because of its 5 ravens rating, Eyes Wide Shut is actually a Top Pick of the Week at Blackraven’s reviews, so yay to that. Readers actually get to choose their favourite book of the week from those Top Picks, so there’s a poll HERE where people can vote. Not that I’m suggesting that anyone go over and vote for EWS or anything, that would be crass of me and I am absolutely above that. *cough* 😉