Monday, August 30, 2010

Review: Writer's Block by Jennifer Mueller

Writer’s Block by Jennifer Mueller

Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Erotic Romance

Heat Rating: 3



Ever ask an author if the characters take over, if they talk back and do their own thing? We always give polite answers about how they might turn out more forceful or sexy than we expected or some other trait.
The real truth might just surprise you. Take one long shipwrecked woman throw in a newly shipwrecked man with only one place to stay on the island.

Stir vigorously and you'll get ... Writer's Block!

Ren’s Review

Brede literally washes up on the shores of the island where the lovely Virginie has been a castaway for two months. These two characters mesh almost from the beginning until their first intimate encounter. This is where “The Block” happens and not in the way you might think.

When I first started reading this, I was a bit confused because I thought that this was an unfinished manuscript when in fact, it is a short story about a work in progress. The author (who remains unnamed) has cleverly inserted fix-it notes throughout the story, with reminders of the research that she needs to do, and even questioning herself as to whether or not her hero’s name sounds too feminine.

The author begins to suffer “The Block” and is then pulled into battle with her characters that have decided to take charge and go into different directions. The author tries to rein in her willful characters with no success. She is clearly not in the right frame of mind needed to move her novel along. Her hero, Brede, decides to take matters into his own hands by tapping into the real reason for the author’s “Writer’s Block” and ultimately helps her to release her creativity.

Honestly, I thought I was the only one that sat in fog when it comes to writing steamy scenes between characters, lol. “Writer’s Block” definitely makes you wonder what happens next.

3 ½ Tea Cups!

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