(PDF) Galley Proof By Eric Arvin
(PDF) Galley Proof By Eric Arvin
Everybody has read those books usually they come with horrendous cover art that start with an apparent self ironic scene that tries to justify using a clich It s some trope that has been beaten hit struck battered hammered trashed ummelled and flattened to the ground ages ago And for a while it works The author works his ass off and makes the first Yan And The Pikes Violin personast tense voice of his character sound like something hilarious something new refreshing and witty Then he crosses the line from a fine comedy to unadulterated spoof and ruins the effect If you the reader are very lucky the narrative still sounds entertaining enough to carry through to the end and lets you finish a book instead of feeding your DNF Hungarian Heroes and Legends pile If you re very extremely exceptionally not that uncommonly at all unfortunate you ll end up with a WTF face and whole lot of wasted hours Hours of your life that you ll never be able to reclaim At whichoint you either decide to move on and give this author a wide berth in the future or you decide to give something back to the reading community and write a longwinded review that starts with a handful of meta Land of Fright - Collection II (Land of Fright Collections Book 2) paragraphs sure to annoy innocent review readersWelcome to my lifeThis book reads like an autobiography trying to be self ironic and falling short by miles It s like the author decided to skip coming up with anything original or fictional and instead document his day to day life in theublishing world Maybe his editor told him to throw in a few outrageous characters and give them the kind of urban legend lives you only hear around the water cooler or wherever the workers go to smoke illicitly Maybe the author was bored and decided to imitate a handful of his idols in one bookWhatever led to the creation and The Elders Speak publication of this book is everything that s wrong with theublishing industry today This book is unbalanced tactless and inane If it had to be The Pharisees Guide to Total Holiness published why couldn t it be an in house newsletter to amuse theeople who are able to recognise and appreciate the Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic, publishing jokes If it had to beublished as a gay romance novel or erotica wannabe why not write one If this had to be Craft Notes for Animators published at all why not just do it and NOT market it as something it s notThis book is mislabelled as a gay romance It s mislabelled as a romance There s no romance here There is simply a string of sex scenes and fuckbuddies without anything resembling alot Also Arvin went there He had the ex editor fuckbuddy friend attack comment on a one star rating review How is this any better than the author still talking about the book characters just want to make it clear for Goodreads staff himself commenting on a negative review Just having it in the book is like condoning bad behaviour and I ve had my limit I would have given this book one star regardless this just removed any guilt I might have feltHad Galley Proof been shelved under general fiction I might be forgiving to the abrupt style changes and the utter lack of the thin red line that connects it all but it wasn t and I m not If only Arvin had said what he made his character say I have decided it s not worth my time to write nor is it worth her time to readI received a copy of this book from the Perception and the External World publisher via NetGalleyYou can also read this review on Sandra s My Fiction Nook blog 20 25 stars The beginning of this book had so muchromise it had me laughing and really looking forward to getting to know Logan and Brock Unfortunately midway through it became a struggle and I found myself skimming through a lot of the book To me there was no chemistry between Brock and Logan the storyline with Janey made absolutely no sense as it did not add anything and seemed out of Popular Representations of Development place I thought when Logan took off on his adventure it wouldick up and the humor may return however I was mistaken and to me it was just a confusing mess of characters at the end I have to say I read some of the reviews below and I m sorry I did I have to wonder if these Sister for Sale people even read the same book I did Not a romance What It was the best romance I ve read in a long time Open relationships and cheating Huh None of that either What there was is loads of character development great dialog and humor with a side of wacky friends Sure there are some unbelievable coincides but this is fiction and if it s done well as it is here it s forgivable There were uite a few laugh out loud moments and nice happily ever after as a reward for taking the journey If you re looking for an intelligent and humorous romance you ll find it here but if you want a typical storybook romance I d look elsewhere This review contains major spoilersBy way of arologue I would like to say that this is my first book by Eric Arvin and I truly find the man has The Blue Door (Threshold potential for greatness He can be funny and witty and emotional and he can write Which is not a given for manyublished authors So I will keep an eye out for Eric Arvin s other workMy issue with this book though was that it seemed to want to say and achieve too much ending up being all over the Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity place And it was like it was written by two differenteople the first half by Noel Coward and the second half by Paulo Coelho Also it felt like it wanted to be a movie directed by Blake Edwards and with the theme music composed by Henry Mancini but had to make do with Nora Ephron and a soundrack of non original The Art of Standing Still pop hitsMyick My theme song for the first half of the book would be Little Boxes by Malvina Reynolds It describes Logan Brandish s situation A Ladys Honor (Cliffs of Cornwall, pretty accurately With his mildly successful career as a romantic writer and his neatredictable monotonous life his clean cut boy scout of a boyfriend Curtis who loves cardboard boxes and that s Bob and Larry in the Case of the Missing Patience pretty much all that excites him and the uiet completely unexciting small town of Adbury where he lives in a big Victorian house with his bestie Janey who has this thing for Jehovah s witnesses and Mormons By the way I didn t get if the Mormons and the Witnesses were there to help Janey release herent up sexual energy or for some other The War to End All Wars profound reasonBut one fine day humdrum Logan who s also suffering from a bad case of writer s block meets cover model handsome and funny and riproarious Brock Kimble his new editor who s also determined to Fiction writer Logan Brandish iserfectly happy in his eaceful small town routine with his best friend his cat and his boyfriend until he meets the editor of his next book the handsome Brock Kimble and the lazy uiet of everyday living goes flying out the.
Ake his next book hit first lace on s Gay Lesbian bestseller list Brock is so different from anyone Logan s ever met and he rocks Logan s world They chat on line and they exchange emails and funny videos and they have coffee at cosy little romantic cafes and they even chase an unruly umbrella in Logan s garden during a rainstorm They soon end up having mind blowing sex and thank Heavens Logan had the sagaciousness to break up with Curtis before that happened Or was it Curtis that broke up with him first to chase his cardboard dream around the world Who cares What matters is that the time Logan spends with Brock the deeper he realizes his emotions are for the man But Brock isn t the relationship type or rather he can t commit to a relationship right now so they Mostly Mama part ways Now not only Logan has to nurse his semi broken heart but he also gets assigned to a new editor Miss Frances Barlow who s theolar opposite of Brock She s older and she s stern and she could be Linda Hunt s twin sister or Imelda Staunton s double in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and she seems to hate both him and his work Which takes us to the second The Naked Man part of the book I got two theme songs for this one You ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman and Don t Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrinWhen even Logan s old arthritic neighbour Grace who kinda jumps from the roof of her house just for the adrenaline rush unceremoniously tells him he s boring and urges him to do something about it or else he ll end up like Miss Barlow the selfrofessed spinster Logan decides to step out of his comfort zone and seize the day like Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society So he takes a trip to Europe That s where he meets Lady Vera and Miss Cassie Bloom who are friends of his ex Damias Children porn star friend Cliff and who could easily have lived in The Birdcage before hijacking the secondart of Galley Proof So They all head to Rome where they Cutremur de timp paint the town red on a daily basis and where Logan meets Marco straight out of the movie Il Postino and Roberto the romantic bouncer who also enjoys to be spanked from time to time his newlaymates who fill his international void both alternately and at onceThere s also this very famous and very Backlash : La guerre froide contre les femmes popular and rich but in reality very lonely author Bradley Homlick who kinda reminded me of Elliot Gould in Ocean s Eleven Bradley lives in this 17th century mansion somewhere near Rome with the addedlus of a nearby beach Logan knows him from the Internets and he visits him to ask for advice about that book he s still struggling to write But alas not only does he leave the Die Botin des Königs (Reiter-Trilogie place none the wiser but he also stumbles upon Curtis yes the ex boyfriend frolicking on the beach with a couple of guys who enjoy groping his bubbly thong clad ass And then Logan with some help from Curtis has an epiphany and he realizes life is toorecious to spend it doing things you don t like and decides he doesn t want to write that book after all and that he ll save himself for Brock but he doesn t want to go back to Adbury and have to Patagonia Express put Janey s fires out So he invites Janey and his scatterbrain mother over instead And guess who Janey brings along Exactamundo BrockThen they have this hugearty at Logan s Predator place and everybody s there even the evil Frances who guess what doesn t hate Logan after all And they all live happily ever after Dreamspinner Press kindlyrovided me with an electronic copy of this book through NetGalleycom in exchange for an honest review 3 35 starsLough out loud funny in the first art of the book with hilarious dialoguebanteruotes and uirky characters got increasingly tiring in the second artHere the humor felt forced and repetitive there s a reason why slapstick moviesstories are or should be short and couldn t cover the weak Seven Days in Utopia plot any only so much to tell about writer s block and falling in love with the editormade it hard to keep me interested and to finish the storyslightly disappointing Hilarious start and lots of oddball humour I was chuckling for the first half of the story it was so funny and engaging But disappointingly the secondart of the book didn t continue in the same vain it got a bit boring and I was disinterested about the end result Brock and Logan were not your average romantic couple and for me there was no burning hot chemistry between them and they never really appealed as a couple still an nice enough read too bad about the last half of the story 45 rounded upFirst off I must admit to being a bit Lots of Love perturbed by some of the other reviews indicating there is cheating in this book or at the very least an open rela Excellent gay fiction with romantic elements about an author who lives a veryredictable safe life ruled by lists and habit until his attractive new editor shakes things up As with so many books by Eric Arvin this book was simultaneously fun funny and thought Reclaiming Love provokingretty much like life itself Logan Brandish is a successful accomplished writer Not a mega star but with enough imagination and talent to have a nice career But lately he has been in a bit of a rut His writing has stalled and he has been running though editors And meeting his new one he hoped to Vegangelical present a good front and maybe fake his way through itIn walks Brock Kimble a man as unlikely as his name Good looking hot smart unexpected And heulls no Defender of Faith, Revised Edition punches in shaking things up for Logan Telling him that lately his is crap and challenging him to do and better And flirting all the time Keeping Logan on his toesAnd Logan reacts Changes up his writing Breaks up with his safe andredictable boyfriend Start us an affair with Brock Starts to fall in loveOh hellLogan s writing is tied to his moods When it is going well it flows Then when things start to fall apart so does his writingAnd when it all goes to hell his love life his writing his mind he jumps ship and hauls tail to Europe and lands in ItalyWill breaking his routines revive Logan s writing Will he get over Brock Will he ever go home againEric Arvin doesn t fool me one bit He is an unabashed romantic This hilarious romp of a book is also one of the most insightful and touching books I have seen in a while All the while he is tickling our funny bones he is aiming for our hear. Window Faced with real No escuches su canción de trueno passion for the first time Logan becomes restless and agitated and soon his life and his new manuscript a work inrogress he’d always thought would be completed are in a shamblesBut as Logan is learning you can’t always get wha.
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Tstrings And damn but he succeedsLogan is a wonderful character snug in his safe world safe little town safe home safe relationship safe career All the while thinking he has everyone fooled Being the Best Me perhaps even himself he is really an open book for anyone who cares enough to see to readAnd Brock All that energy fun and sparkle masking a sad and lonely work inrogressAnd both men yearn for the connection for the love and Witch Creek (Wildlands passion When it it right in their hands right there for the taking both bail and run away so fast their heads spinAnd along the way these two learn so many lessons Lessons about relationshipsIn real life kisses are never as sweet and assholes only stretch so farLessons about lifeif he could just stare a little bit harder at aroblem he might find the solution But solutions to those types of Sleight (AVRA-K problems are hard to find because they re so locked up in othereople s minds and heartsLessons about themselvesit s a trap of my own making I want the attention you see but I m scared to death when it s thereAnd lessons about loveas if love was a great blanket we were slowly unfurling through the night appreciating every stitch and every thread Every intricate and uniue Slave Labor Graphics Titles pattern We kept ourselves warm wrapped up in itThis is one of those books that is like that great blanket I take it and appreciate it and wrap it around me and learn about myself some tooAnd thenShe nodded her head in approval and hesitantly shut the book breathing a reader s sigh That wonderful inhaleexhale reaction one does after finishing a book that has somehow touched you Completion Innereace Separate Top Tips for IELTS Academic peaceSo did I It didTom Disclaimer the spoiler below is uite real not just a scene or two If you read it you ll know the story line completelyview spoilerLogan had a nice stable life He had a stable albeit boring boyfriend Curtis had written someopular romance book Trouble and a female best friend Janey He hit a writer s block and at the same time the The Creative Writing Handbook publisher sent a new editor Brock The gorgeous new editor kept telling him how crap his new book was even the manuscript that Logan felt good in writing was trashed so he abandoned it Brock told him to be gay and open to new horizon But that s not Logan so he hit identity crisis Since he s attracted to Brock Logan broke up with Curtis which was not difficult since it turned out Curtis was assigned to be somewhere else by his company Logan and Brock started to sleep together However after bringing Logan to meet his family Brock told him that he s not ready for any relationship and it s better if Logan got a new editor They did that and kinda broke upThe new editor a stern older lady again trashed Logan s manuscript which again threw Logan off Remembering what Brock told him he decided to take vacation to Europe There he involved in sexual encounters with several Italian hunks and even two of them at the same time He forgot about his writing until one day he met Curtis his ex boyfriend Curtis asked him what he s doing in Rome and why he didn t write any This made Logan realized his situation He called his editor and his best friend Janey saying he d stopped writing and abandoned the book completely Janey then came to Rome with Brock Brock said that in theast he Water Death (Outbound, pushed Logan when actually he was the one who needed a new horizon Soon enough Logan s current editor also appeared in Rome not accepting Logan s decision to abandon the book It turned out she actually liked Logan s writings Like Brock before she just wanted toush him a bit to the directions she wantedLogan start to write again and be with BrockThat s it The endIt s not bad but I m not wowed by it Far from it Brock idea that Logan needs to change because he s not gay enough is horrible IMO After all gay Between the Savior and the Sea people and those who are sympathetic to their cause always argue for diversity Here Logan had to change and conform with certain ideas of how gays supposed to be if he wanted to be authentic gay Uh oh The idea thateople have to be shaken and change themselves to get new New Rational Therapy perspective of life doesn t resonate with me especially here where change of life is associated with Logan s writer s block Both Brock and the current editorushed Logan for no other reason but to satisfy their own wants Logan s Written in the Stars (Cricket Creek, previous book was a best seller There is noroof that his abandoned manuscript wouldn t be either since the reasons both editors The Great Anarchists pushed him had nothing to do with the writing itself as it turned out later So his identity crises were the outcome of two manipulative editors with issues not from his writing Yes he had a writer s block but everyone whose job involved constant writings can attest that it happens a lot and it doesn t need a shaking to overcome it Now if the success of an author is measured by 1 How much the author expresses himherself in the book and 2 the number of copies it s sold then with the abandoned manuscript Logan would be actually fine with 1 because he enjoyed writing it andossibly would get 2 as well So what s the identity crises are about to Logan as an author One of my Modern Engineering Statistics peteeves in any stories is deus ex machina Here there are two of them Curtis suddenly showed up in Rome and made Logan realized what he s doing and Brock conveniently showed up after everything with Logan s life had been uite stable following crises due to the editors suggestions One of the main thing that gay Hearts people have to suffer from is bullying Bullying takes many form it doesn t always in the form ofhysical it can be emotional bullying Not necessary from direct bad words but also from being the object of jokes of The Silver Nightingale people who are making fun of them Throughout the book the author makes fun of Jehovah Witness and Mormons I don t belong to those religions but I cringed when I was reading this book Oh come on Arthur it s just a joke Can t we have fun then So if someeople enjoy making fun of gays it s fine for them to do so I thought we re about respecting different way of life I just wish I knew it involves multiple artners Nothing wrong with that just not my cup of tea I wouldn t have bought this book if I knew it in advance The writing is of the book not consistent I felt a break between the early chapters and the later ones hide spoile. T you want at least not right away To take his mind off the mess he takes a trip but even the beautiful Italian um scenery can’t keep his thoughts from his erstwhile editor for long Logan just might have to admit there are some things you can’t run fro.
Eric Arvin resided in the same sleepy Indiana river town where he grew up He graduated from Hanover College with a Bachelors in History He has lived for brief periods in Italy and Australia He has survived brain surgery and his own loud mouthed personal demons Eric is the author of WOKE UP IN A STRANGE PLACE THE MINGLED DESTINIES OF CROCODILES & MEN SUBSURDITY SIMPLE MEN and various othe