...it’s highly enjoyable, well-grounded in its period, written in a cinematic way that will make you relive the gritty days of the 1930′s depression and a solid little story.
Read the full review here: http://speakitsname.com/2012/02/08/review-when-love-walked-in-by-charlie-cochet-short-story/
As any new (or veteran) author will tell you, reviews are something that have us quaking in our shoes. I know it certainly does me! See, I LOVE the twenties and thirties. These periods fascinate me, and although my research is never ending, I enjoy learning all I can about these eras long gone.
My biggest worry about taking on historicals, was in regards to getting the feel of it right, as well as the voices of the characters, of the men who lived in a different time with a very different way of thinking. Not only do I hope that readers will enjoy themselves when they read my stories, but also that they'll feel immersed in the world these men live in, in their lives.
When you love something, you want to do right by it. I know I still have a lot to learn and I'm certain mistakes will be made along the way, but I plan to learn from them and hopefully improve. From the comments I've received (which I'm very grateful for), it's clear I'm on the right track, which is what a newbie like me needs to know. I'm thrilled to see people responding to the characters I love so much and to know they're getting drawn into the period.
If you've read the story, feel free to drop me a line to tell me what you did or didn't like. I'd love to hear from you!
The Amethyst Cat Caper is out the 29th of Feb. As the title suggests, it's more of a caper/adventure than a gritty detective story, but lots of fun! With gentleman thieves, stolen Egyptian artifacts, and plenty of handsome heroes!