Mark My Words… Amber Garza

When I first was asked to read this book, I wanted nothing more than a break from the dystopian, apocalypse, horror things that I had currently been reading other than my own historical fiction book that I was writing myself, but what I got was so much more than just a break.

In Mark My Words, there’s this one character, Colin, who you see staring at a blank page on his computer screen, being where we’ve all been before, wondering where to start when in walks this woman that he knew in high school, the one and only Lennie, the one who encouraged him to write this book to begin with.

And thus it begins.

You are taken into a world where Colin and Lennie spend more and more time together, Colin giving away very little about himself at the time. Lennie doesn’t quite give away much at one time either, leaving in the middle of scenes abruptly multiple times. But still the flow of the words drew me in and the story intrigued me. I wondered what Colin’s story was going to be about? What was wrong with Lennie and why wouldn’t she give Colin the time of day half the time when he seems nothing more than that boy next door who’s a nerd and only wanted the love and attention from the girl he had been crushing on for years.

But things got twisted. Not only twisted, but things got dark too. I couldn’t put the book down, to be honest. It was something that made me turn the page, over, and over again. Colin pulled me in and as things seemed hopeful for Lennie and for Colin, I couldn’t help but hope for a happy ending between the two.

I won’t say what happened, but I will say that this book touched home. The writing, grammar, and word choice was superb. Everything was described perfectly. The emotions were there. The feelings were there. And the secrets and lies were all there. You’re taken to a new world with Colin leading you down a path where you don’t know what is true and what isn’t, but you will love every second of it.

 

It’s sad to say that Amber has decided to take Mark My Words down from availability and I don’t know why for sure, but I’m sure that she can’t keep a book like this out of the public for too long. It’s an amazing story and for those who love psychological books and romances, this is definitely a book I would recommend to you.

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Editing

Now, many authors you come up to will flat out say that they hate editing books and are thankful for their editor and everything, but personally, I LOVE editing. Sadly, I can’t edit my own book and I would highly advise against it. I believe an author is way too close to their book and they know what they meant to write, so it’s nearly impossible to polish it up as much as needed to be ready for publishing.

If you’re looking for an editor, I know a few that might be able to help.

Hearts on Fire Editing
Keene-Eye Editing
Wide Eye Editing
Heather Kirchhoff
Kate’s Ye Olde Booke Cover Shoppe

Click on their names for more information about them and their editing 🙂 All of them have stories under their belt and experience! Good luck!

P.S. I also recommend the last one for book cover needs! She’s amazing 😉