Day 13 of the blog tour takes us to The Book Diva’s Reads for my guest post “Buried Treasures: Treats for the Watchful Reader” and a review of King of Paine by my host, Vivian, The Book Diva herself. Today’s post was a fun one to write because when the grind of revising later drafts becomes tiresome, one of the ways I entertain myself is by hiding little Easter eggs in the manuscript–homages, themes, and other trivia I hope will intrigue readers. Today, I get to reveal some of them…and tease you with a few others!
The Book Diva’s Reads is an attractive blog in its simplicity–no bells and whistles, just a lot of reviews. In Vivian’s own words, “I’ve read blogs by professionals and those with emphasis on one or two genres. I thought it would be interesting to start a blog for the basic reader by a basic reader.” She enjoys reading from a variety of genres, including favorites: Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Thrillers, ChickLit, and Classic Literature. Vivian also enjoys reading nonfiction relating to aromatherapy, herbalism, perfumes and perfumery, tea, comparative religion, Islam and Muslims. She’s also written several informative booklets on Islam and Muslims, co-authored and edited stories on Islamic parables, as well as authored numerous Islamic articles and reviews. If you can’t find something to read after browsing The Book Diva’s Reads, you’re just not trying!
I hope you’ll join me tomorrow when I visit Alive On The Shelves for a guest post entitled “When Eye Candy Fights Back: Adding Depth To a Love Interest.” It’s about Jolynn Decker, Frank Paine’s feisty ex-girlfriend, who alternates among suspect, tease, lover, sidekick, and victim in King of Paine with the ease of a more experienced actress.