Aprx Review of Parallel Triangle

Reviewed By Chelsea Perry

Official Apex Reviews Rating: 5 stars

Bestowed with the gift of “The Sight,” young Englishwoman Elizabeth is subsequently charged with completing a crucial task by the leaders of Earthzad, an advanced civilization in a dimension hidden from the people of Earth; however, she soon finds herself falling head over heels for Orion, her handsome taskmaster, which has the potential to complicate her mission...meanwhile, Orion is motivated solely by his overpowering affection for Jocasta, the beautiful, intelligent ruler of his home region on Earthzad; unbeknownst to Orion, even though Jacosta feels just as strongly for him, she harbors a deep secret that prevents her from returning his affections...caught up in a monumental struggle for the peace and stability of the galaxy, Elizabeth, Orion, and Jacosta ultimately find themselves trapped not only within the throes of battle – but also of unrequited passion...

Parallel Triangle is nothing if not imaginative. In gripping fashion, author Sandy Hyatt-James has crafted a winding tale of action, drama, and suspense, featuring vivid, unique characters and cleverly intersecting plotlines. More than just a tale of brooding romantic tension, Parallel Triangle invites readers to travel to the nether regions of their imagination, incorporating impressive elements of fantasy and Sci-Fi while simultaneously exploring the visceral depths of emotional turmoil. Equally riveting and eye-opening, Hyatt-James’ debut offering is the strong introduction of a promising new literary voice. A thoroughly entertaining read.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Writing Out of Genre

I finished my third novel, 'The Birchman' in October and have only just finished editing. After writing at least one hundred letters to agents, I'm hoping to get one to help me get it published. However, I'm not hopeful because agents these days rarely take a chance on an unknown writer.

While all this is going one, I felt bereft at having nothing to write and let my creative juices out onto. I always said I would change genre after writing three books in the Romance/Sci-Fi category, so I've started a detective novel. Thinking this would be much easier: a vehicle for filling in my time between putting Birchman out there and then editing it again at the behest of some publisher, or other, I'm shocked to discover how difficult it is to write in this way. It's easy to get the plot tangled up, for one thing, and then I have to be sure that the characters don't come over as cliches of every villan and goodguy in a 'whodunit'.

So, it's keeping me on my toes and I'm enjoying every moment of it. If this keeps up, I might even write another. We'll see.