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Who Said Life Has To Be Dull?

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Sarah Fuller is living the good life in Los Angeles. That is until the Woolsey fires threaten her family and home. Still, she finds humor in the situations she encounters and the people she meets along the way.

Fuller’s second novel in the Everyone In LA Is An Asshole series continues her story of living as a single mother and trying to date. It is fun, hilarious, and enlightening. She pulls no punches while making fun of everything, everyone, and herself.

I am truly loving this series. I didn’t think that I would read the second book as it is not my preferred genre. Now, I can’t wait for the next one!

Warning – if you are politically correct and don’t approve of cuss words, don’t read this book. Otherwise, be prepared to laugh your ass off!

5 out of 5 stars.

 

No Way LA!

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Everyone in LA is an Asshole

Who is Sarah Fuller and why is she in LA? Doing her best to make a life for her and her young daughter after divorce Sarah decided LA is the place for that to happen. She loves the lifestyle there. If a place could be one’s soulmate then Sarah has found hers.

Fuller’s first installment in the LA experience, Everyone In LA Is An Asshole, showcases what she loves about the city and all of its idiosyncrasies. It is a witty, funny bare-all tale of her life as she adjusts to the dating scene while struggling to make a name for herself as an author. 

If you love to laugh and don’t mind the bluntness of f-bombs dropping everywhere you will thoroughly enjoy this delightful biography.

5 out of 5 stars.

The Very Definition of Love

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Ren Lewis has evolved so much from the first book. He has found love and will do anything to keep it – forever. It’s life as usual at The Lucidites Institute even though they are still recovering from an apocalyptic event. Ren feels that he has done more than his share to keep the world safe and that it is time to pass the torch. Can he really walk away from his work, his family, and his friends?

Noffke’s fourth and final book in the Ren series, Ren: The Monster’s Death, draws to conclusion the story of Ren Lewis. It has been a wonderful ride. Even though he is a character in many of her other books, Ren’s stories will be dearly missed.

This book is shows more than anything else what true love is and what one man will do to keep it alive. I’ve never liked Ren’s lady love, Dahlia, but I’ve never wished her any harm either. What I didn’t realize was the depth to which Ren loved her.

A well-written and edited book by Noffke. A great addition to the Ren collection.

5 out of 5 stars.

The Lewis Family Vacation

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Ren Lewis is in a living hell. He’s on vacation with his family and girlfriend. Ren doesn’t do vacation. Anything and everything that can go wrong for him does so. It’s comical and sad at the same time.  Will Ren just survive or will he grow in character from the experience?

Noffke’s novella, Ren: The Monster’s Adventure (A Ren Novella, #3.5), is in response to overwhelming requests from Ren fans. And, boy, does Noffke deliver! Ren’s character has been evolving throughout this entire series. But, he has not lost his British snark.

This novella is a surprising departure from the other Ren novels. The entire focus is on the vacation and family away from the Institute or other dream travelers. It also sets the stage for book four. I can’t wait for it to be published.

5 out of 5 stars.

Will Ren Lewis Transform or Die?

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Ren Lewis isn’t a man that shows emotion or even allows himself to feel. He has built a wall around himself. Now, not only does he find that out that he has a daughter, she is pregnant with his grandchild. Neither is he prepared to embrace. And, an evil enchantress, Vivian, is out to make Ren her own. She is his intellectual equal on many levels. Will these events destroy him or will Ren evolve?

Noffke’s final installment in the Ren series, Ren: The Monster Inside The Monster, delivers the most heart wrenching story of all. It is a masterful conclusion filled with a rollercoaster of emotions. Noffke eloquently conveys how Ren struggles with new realizations about himself. But, don’t worry, he doesn’t lose his snark.

As much as I hated that Ren’s series has come to an end, it was written in the best way possible. Noffke has out done herself. I’m certain that we will see the redheaded Brit pop up from time to time in her other novels.

5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.

Roya’s Battles Continue, Both Personal & Professional

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Roya Stark can’t catch a break. She’s defeated Zhuang and he’s back stronger than ever. She’s rescued Dr. Aiden Livingston, one of the young men she loves, from the Voyageurs, a rival Dream Traveler sect. Trey reveals that he is hers and Joseph’s, her twin, father. And, now, Chase, a devilishly handsome Voyageur, wants to claim her for his bride. Just another day in the life of a Lucidite.

Noffke’s third and final installment in The Lucidites Series, Revived, packs a lot of action. All of the supporting characters return to help Roya with yet another battle or two. The only battle they cannot help her with is the ongoing struggle within her heart. She continues to go from pillar to post, from George to Aiden, unable to finalize a decision. Will Chase tear her love from both of them?

This novel comes full circle and answers all of the questions that I’ve had from the beginning. It also is the saddest of the series with scenes that took me by surprise. Thankfully, the ending is as I had hoped. Therefore, I am content.

5 out of 5 stars.

Do the Lucidites ask to much of Roya?

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Roya Stark fought the battle of her life saving the Lucidites and herself from the monster Zhuang. Finding the Lucidites full of secrets and possible lies she is ready to leave the Institute and start a new life with her pseudo parents. But, the Institute and the Lucidites are not done with her and her powers just yet. Why does everything have to be so hard? And, why is she the answer to everything wrong in the Lucidite world?

Noffke’s second novel in The Lucidites Series, Stunned, picks up with Roya anxiously counting the days before she will leave the Institute for good. She has been overwhelmed with revelations about her life and seeks the comfort afforded to her by Bob and Steve, her pseudo parents. Her life has her torn between two very different young men of whom she both loves.

Roya’s character continues to develop as she grows into her new role as a member of the Dream Traveler society. Every bit the typical teenaged girl exploring her emotions and sometimes being a brat, or a prat as Ren would call her. The war between the Lucidites and another faction of Dream Travelers again tests and expands her abilities.

This book is very fast paced and a rollercoaster of emotions. I actually found it more enjoyable than the first book in this series. Again, this is not my genre, but I am willing to stretch my mind and go all the way to the end.

5 out of 5 stars.

Where does Roya belong?

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Roya Stark is an unhappy sixteen-year-old. But, not for the typical reasons teenagers usually are. She feels as though her family hates her, and she’s never felt like she belonged there. Her dreams are disturbing in the fact that there are people trying to lure her away. Roya also believes she sees the future. Nothing feels real.

Noffke’s first novel in The Lucidies Series, Awoken, follows Roya’s story as she discovers not only who she is and where she came from but also where her destiny lies. This young adult, paranormal series is a bit out of my comfort zone and I will not base my review on that fact. That would be unfair to the author and you, the reader.

The story is well written and edited even though I found a couple of typos. Roya’s character is brought to life in such a way that you both love her and want to smack her upside the head at the same time. It could easily be read as a stand-alone book. There is plenty of teenaged angst, burgeoning love, action and adventure, and a fast pace.

If you like time travelers, humans with special powers, and a bad guy trying to ruin it all, then this is the series for you!

4 out of 5 stars

Author Sarah Noffke

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April 30, 2016

CTC –Today I’m fortunate to have Sarah Noffke, author of The Lucidites Series, The Revarians Series, The Ren Series, and The Vagabond Circus Series.

 

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer some questions for my readers. Let’s begin, shall we?

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

SN – I used to sit in my treehouse and write plays and poetry. I loved to write from an early age, but I never really thought I’d go into business doing it. For most of my life it was an obsessive hobby. However, when I was working in college administration I used to go to the library on my lunch break. I would browse books, not knowing what I was looking for. I felt really lost at that time in my life. Almost every day I would run my fingers over the spines of the books in the library and stop randomly, thinking I’d find the book I was looking for. For some reason I just knew I needed to find a certain book. And then one day I heard the voice of intuition in my head. It said, “You can’t find the book because you need to write it.” And that’s the day I decided I needed to become a writer.

CTC – How long does it take you to write a book?

SN – Most of my books have taken around six weeks to write. The first book in the Ren series was written in about two weeks, which was exhausting and awesome. And the second book in the Reverian series I really didn’t want to finish so that one took around eight weeks. My productivity really is centered on how I feel about the book.

CTC – What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?

SN – Sporadic. I usually wake up around 3 am with an idea and make myself get up and write it down. This may take a minute or three hours. I keep the worst hours when writing, but after I finish a book I always take a break and recharge.

CTC – What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

SN – I do most of my writing on the treadmill. I struggled with output for a while because I take care of my four year old daughter full time and teach college classes. So I decided to start multitasking. It totally works.

CTC – As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

SN – I wanted to be an Olympic gymnast. For six years I trained every single day for four to five hours. I held onto that dream until I was thirteen when I realized that I really liked boys and wanted to free up my schedule.

CTC – When did you write your first book and how old were you?

SN – When I was twenty-four I wrote a middle grade novel called One Day Hill. It’s a really fun book about the idea of time and how adding a single day to the end of your life can change it. However, I never found the right ending for it, so it’s sitting in the bottom drawer of my desk.

CTC – What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

SN – I’m an avid hiker. I love being outdoors and exploring. Connecting with nature is one way I keep the creative vault full.

CTC – What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

SN – That I become my characters during my time with them. If they’re depressed then so am I. If they’re confused and in the dark, then that’s how the story is for me. I have feelings of heart-stopping crushes, anger at the slightest irritations, or the urge to save humanity. It’s the oddest thing and really makes me feel like a schizophrenic.

CTC – How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

SN – Currently, I have eleven published novels and I’m working on the twelfth. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite because they are all so different. However, I think that Ren: The Man Behind the Monster is the book I enjoy most. I write YA mostly, so to be able to take off the gloves and get dirty with that book was fun. Ren is bad and censored in the other books where he appears. But in his own novel, which is NA, he says it how he thinks it.

CTC – Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?

SN – Meditate. I don’t do it like I used to, but that’s what really helped me to connect with my writer’s voice.

CTC – Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

SN – Every day and I hope they never stop. I hear all sorts of things. They tell me what they love or what surprised them in my books. It’s not uncommon for them to tell me how heartbreaking something was that they read. And they share. Their lives, their struggles, their ideas. Many of them want to be a writer and share those goals with me. They ask for advice. And some just pop up to say hi and thanks. It’s really so much fun.

Thank you so much for the interview and the support of my books. I really can’t do this author thing without people like you.

CTC – Thank you so much, Sarah. It’s been a pleasure.

You can find Sarah’s book on Amazon.

And, you can keep in touch with Sarah here:

Personal webpage: http://www.sarahnoffke.com/

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Twitter: @RealSarahNoffke

Sarah Noffke     Born with the power to control minds, hypnotize others, and read thoughts, Ren Lewis, is certain of one thing: God made a mistake.

WOW! Ren, a superhero!

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This book will be available for purchase on May 15, 2016.

Ren, who would have thought you to be a superhero? Yes, that is exactly what he is, albeit a reluctant one. He goes around the world trying to prevent folks, mostly Middlings, from destroying themselves or all of mankind. It’s this work with the Lucidites that helps keep the monster within at bay. Everything is mostly as it should be in his world until it is tuned upside down by a visitor from his past.

Noffke’s second installment in the Ren series, Ren: God’s Little Monster, delivers everything we’ve come to expect from Ren. The story is intense and full of emotion. It is a fast read and leaves you wanting much, much more. Ren’s character evolves into something more human with him fighting and kicking to stop it from happening. His self-discovery is masterfully woven throughout this beautiful tapestry of a novel.

It is no secret that I love Ren. He is the most unique character I’ve ever read. And, I am ever so grateful that his story is unfinished. Bravo, Sarah, bravo!

5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.

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