I’m posting excerpts from some of my recent book blogger reviews. These independent book bloggers are wonderful reviewers who give so generously of their own time to read books and review them. Internet book reviewers along with indie writers are changing the face of modern publishing. The mom and pop independent book stores of yesteryear may be disappearing but I think independent book reviewers are taking their place. I see the internet as a thriving marketplace, much like the bustling and colorful marketplaces I loved to visit when I was traveling in the third world. This online marketplace is full of life and creativity and book bloggers do us all a great service by popularizing the vast creativity of independent books and their writers!
From Bea at Bea Writing
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have so many quotes that touched me, but this review could only be so long. It has been a while since I have read a book that had such a well-built and uniformed theme. I found connections and concepts from A Game of Thrones to foot binding. I can say that every woman should read this book and reflect on their life. Is there anything that you need to change and be honest to yourself and others? As Shakespeare says: “to thine own self be true.”
From Natasha at Bit of Dash
A novel that explores sexuality and the contrast between being afraid of sex and embracing it.
Valentine, Nevada is a contrast between the sexually strait laced and those who embrace sex. Prostitution is legal in Nevada in some counties, but it’s still crazy to imagine living in a small, probably rural, town with a brothel in it. The history of the town is fascinating along with the reaction of the citizens. It brings people together and drives them apart in the same stroke. My favorite character was Trinket. She was a wonderfully over the top character.
As you learn more of Blissful Night’s story, you cannot help but feel sorry for her. She never truly got what she wanted and her face powder did not make her truly happy. It was both a blessing and a curse, which is what Bernice discovers as well. Though this story contains a lot of sexually explicit situations, I don’t consider it erotica. This story does a very good job of showing the range of human sexuality and how sex is not something to be afraid of, but is something that should be embraced. I’m glad Bernice got her happy ending.
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I found this to be a great book, it is very well written and you can visualize the small town of Valentine and feel the emotions that Bernice goes through. I’m grateful to have been given the chance to review this book and hope you read it too! The ending will be bring a tear to your eye and make you smile at Bernice’s conniving plan.
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The concept of The Concubine’s Gift is very original – especially the erotic scenes that Ford describes Bernice having witnessing. Although the erotica scenes are not as explicitly hard-core as those found in most other erotica novels, Ford writes them in a manner that allows readers to use their imaginations to “fill in the blanks.”
I personally loved Bernice’s erotic visions because the sex scenes were indeed very original, bohemian, and one-of-a-kind.
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I was really surprised by how much I loved The Concubine’s Gift. When I agreed to read and review it I thought the book was going to be an erotic novel of which I don’t mind reading from time to time but this was just a sweet romantic story with a little bit of spice.
Even though she is really inhibited Bernice blossoms into becoming more comfortable with her sexuality while helping others. She has a good core of friends that help her manage the visions and what comes with them. I also like the way the problem of the magical powder is resolved. Also there is a side story line that is tied up quite nicely in the end. I highly recommend this one for all contemporary romance lovers.
Reading with Monie
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From JJ Collins
The Concubine’s Gift is an imaginative and intriguingly written book by author K. Ford K. which takes us on a explorative journey of innermost sexual sensibility and fantasy through the lives of Bernice Babbitt and the central characters.The Concubine Gift is a skilfully, well written book with strong character development and many hot-blooded moments throughout drawing in the reader, it is as seductive in its reading, as the scene’s are in writing by K. Ford K. A highly recommended read by K. Ford K.
From John Cox/Paul Dorset at Utterances of an Overcrowded Mind
Imagine a tree-fenced, old country garden that holds a multitude of unknown treasures inside waiting to be discovered. You open the gate and take a peek. Then you step onto the path and take a wander around, peeking behind bushes here and looking into flower beds there. There are just so many little things to see.
From Anna at Seraphim Press
Perfect summer beach reading.
From Dianne at Goodreads
What a delightful and tastefully done sexy book.
Truly enjoyed it.
From Shelley at Goodreads
The Concubine’s Gift is a whimsical tale of a love and sex, and the importance of having both for a happy, fulfilling life.
I also wish to thank the following bloggers for inviting me to do author interviews and guest posts:
Jaidis Shaw at Juniper Grove,
Leslie Lee Sanders,
Much Love to You All!!