Word of advice. Whatever you do, stay away from that stomach bug that’s going around. After nearly two weeks, I’m still weak and shaky. Bad stuff. I did nothing but sit around feeling sorry for myself and, well of course, I read.

I love to read, and I read an awful lot. I download a lot of books to my tablet so I always have something with me to read. I know you’ve heard my gripe in the past about so many heroes, not really being heroes, but guess what, I’m on my soapbox again.

I just finished reading a book where the protagonist was a cop, but not a very nice one. He is still hung up on an old cold case and can’t concentrate on his current one. A reporter stops him on the street and asks him a question that the cop didn’t like, so he proceeded to beat him to a bloody pulp. Then, when he decided the witness was withholding information, he wined and dined her and took her to bed. When she turned up dead a few hours later, guess who’s DNA was all over the place? He never showed remorse for anything, so I ask you: How can the reader really care about this guy? I didn’t like him from the first chapter, and it didn’t get any better. At the end of the book, I still wasn’t pulling for him.

I tried really hard to make my main characters likeable. Dodge, from Fire Light Fire Bright, and of course, Josh, from the Dreams Never Lie series. I love them both. Oh, they aren’t perfect, and they make lots of mistakes, but when push comes to shove, they are the kind of people that you do want to pull for, no matter what kind of situation they find themselves in.

My newest book, still under construction was getting so complicated that I had to bring Dodge in to help Josh. Now, with both of my favorite men working together, Shattered Dreams is sure to be a blockbuster. That’s all for now. Happy Reading.



Published by Elsie Varn Harrell

When Elsie decided to try her hand at writing a novel, Fire Light Fire Bright was born followed by Dreams Never Lie -which quickly became her publisher’s first Best-Selling Series. The Color of Thunder was published right between Dreams are Forever and Shattered Dreams. Elsie was born in Brooksville, Florida. Some of her fondest memories were swimming at Pine Island in the nearby Gulf of Mexico. Weeki Wachee Springs is where she learned to swim. In the early 1980’s, Elsie and her three children, Katie, Lisa G. and Jes moved to Texas. Shortly after moving to North Central Texas, Elsie met her husband Ronnie on a blind date and after a whirlwind courtship, they married in April 1987. After 34 years, they're still going strong.

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