Nobody – A Flash Fiction

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Your departure was reminiscent of your arrival, filled with fanfare and grandiose moves, an orchestrated deliberate performance to the very end.
This was, after all, the main reason I could never quite understand you, the need for overacting, overwhelming everyone in your presence as if you needed their oxygen just to exist.
Little me, had no place in that world, there was no room left for anyone else, no matter how charming any fleeting moment spent in the embrace of your attention was.
And what really had I expected from the moment I met you – me, the nobody, you the powerful star.

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015

The preceding story is a part of the blog hop by Miss Lillie McFerrin, and was inspired by this week’s prompt: “Departure”.

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Book Review: Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone

Title: The Cinderella Princess (Royal Holiday Book 1)

Author: Melissa McClone

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 2nd, 2015

Rating: 5/5 Stars

I recently began reading the Royal Holiday Series by Tule Publishing, which features short romances from different authors, but with a royal theme.
The Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone is the first one in the series and got me hooked on it from the start. While this story is a modern-day fairytale – do not read this, if you want the most realistic version of contemporary romance – it was set beautifully and the now.
I love how the main female character, Emily Rodgers is not a weak character at all (a theme that repeats itself in this series and makes it even more appealing to me), instead she is a woman with her own career, her own ambition, and her own skills. She is not looking for a prince, yet finds him in Luc, who is as charming as he is wounded.
While I would have read a longer story by this author, I am glad she kept it short, anything beyond the length of the book would have made it drawn out.
Very nicely done!

Disclaimer: This book was given to me for free by the publisher via NetGalley, in return for a honest review.

“Feeling Blue” – A Haiku

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“Feeling Blue” by Avalon Media
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it does not matter

how pretty it is here, ’cause

I am not with you

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015

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Fire – A Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction: Fire

Your heat engulfed me with such a force, that it became hard for me to breathe, but you weren’t even close.
The mere presence of you attracted an undeniable sensation, I could not ignore, and never had. But, until this moment, until your passionate dark blue eyes rested upon mine, I thought you had never even noticed me. With a smile, you whispered my name, and my heart bursted into flames.

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015

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Book Review: Closer Than You Think by Karen Rose

Closer Than You Think - A Review

Title: Closer Than You Think

Author: Karen Rose

Publisher: Signet

Release Date: February 3rd, 2015

Rating: 5/5 Stars

This book left me breathless. This is a very fast paced, romantic mystery that had me from the moment I began reading it. First of all, I was impressed by Karen Rose’s tight writing style, that precisely seemed to hit the right notes. No lengthy, unnecessary prose, but filled with so much detail, that I was impressed that she was able to keep all of the details and plot twists, as well as the large amount of characters in perfect order.

Filling up 678 pages with nothing but a dense plot, that had the perfect amount of twists, she managed to create believable characters that came to life on the page. The two main characters were memorable and the romance not rushed, even though the story on takes place over a short period of time,  yet somehow she managed to make the quick connection plausible.

This was my introduction to this Author, but I am very much looking forward to reading a lot more of her. Best book of 2015 so far.

(Disclaimer: I did not receive this book from a publisher or Author. I purchased this book for private consumption)