Doctored, Audiobook ~ Reviews

Doctored Audible

 Beautifully crafted reunion romance

The opening of the book has Madison receive exotic flowers from a secret admirer. Discovering who sent her the flowers takes her back into the past when she spent time in Africa as a Nurse. There she first met the smart and enigmatic doctor Deanna Cooper and fell slowly in love with her. The fear of gossip and rejection has her end the relationship before they could figure out if their love could flourish.
Ten years later in a hospital in Los Angeles the two woman meet again, the life they led had changed and matured them. They form a tentative friendship in the sometimes hostile environment of a LA Hospital and old feelings start to raise their head.

The story has wonderfully developed characters that draw you in from the first chapter and have you fall in love with them. Exotic places throughout the the book draw you in and the description and narration make it easy to picture Madison and Deanna in the African countryside as well as working side by side ten years later.
K’Anne Meinel has a great way of showing all the little things that just happen in life and make up the big picture of a young woman maturing into adulthood.

I loved the way Amelia Patricks brings the individual characters to life with their own unique voice and draws you deep into the story.

 Linda D

This was a great story, I really enjoyed it. Great how it explained the beginning of the relationship. I would like to say more, but you need to read the book. No spoil alerts here.
Thank you K’Anne Meinel.

 Loved It

This was an excellent, well written book that I didn’t want to stop listening to and I definitely didn’t want it to end. I will definitely be reading and listening to more books written by K’Anne. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars to the performance was because it seemed like some of the characters accents came and went!! Otherwise, fantastic all the way around!

 Even better as an audiobook

I read this book several months ago and really enjoyed it. The narration made it even better. The story is fantastic, and the narrator really captured the characters.

 Decent

If Wilbur Smith wrote lesbian fiction it would be like this. Easy listening, decent storyline.

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, July 4, 2018
This review is from: Doctored (Audible Audiobook)
It is a realistic narrative of the difficulty in acceptance of Love when it is judged and wrongly condemned by society!
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Cavalcade ~ Reviews

Five Star

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on June 26, 2018

This novel set in the 1840’s is a wonderful love story between two women in a time where it would not be tolerated.

This is a first for me I’ve never read a love story set back in my great-great-grandmothers day, and I was so very happy that I did. Both characters are very strong-willed and tough, they both fight for what is theirs. I loved this novel for the love you can feel throughout the story and K’Anne does a wonderful job on telling the story and making me care about them. The descriptions and certain words that were used back then where just icing on the cake.

This book transported me to that time and I felt like a fly on the wall the whole time.

on June 26, 2018
I love historical romances, and this book is one of the best lesbian historical romances that I have read. I felt as if I were right beside the characters, feeling every emotion, and being tired for them after their hard work. This is a great read for those you like that Wagons West type of story.
on June 30, 2018
This book is set in the mid – 1800s. It’s about two women who choose to travel west so that they can live their lives together as spouses in a time when two women could not have that kind of relationship. They have been friends since childhood and became lovers as adults. The descriptions of the travels and the lands and all the encounters along the way were phenomenal. It made me feel like I was right there with them. They were an excellent team and you could feel the love and intensity of the relationship together. I haven’t read many historical romances before. I also have never read any of this author’s books before. I did not want this book to end and can’t wait to read the sequel!
on July 1, 2018
I received a copy from the author for an honest review. I loved this book so much. It’s historical fiction at it’s best . The women are so real and their love so real and honest and so much like my family’s love story. My great grandmother and her wife had 48 years of an epic love story that reminds me of this book. The historical details are so accurate and the supporting characters add so much as well. I will be rereading this book often and giving it as gift as well.
on July 4, 2018
I lived the rich scenery and attention to details of travels, trials, and tribulations of this cast. I loved the children and animals and possibilities of a family I hope to read more of SOON.
on July 5, 2018

Before I begin this review in earnest, let me just say that I absolutely hated the cover art. The wagon train in the background does tie in with the story, but the sensationalized exploited looking woman in the foreground does not. Had I not read other books by the author that I enjoyed, I would not have given this one a try.

Now on to the story. This book is a bit like those by Laura Ingalls Wilder, with a lesbian twist. I found myself fascinating by the details of just how much preparation would have been needed prior to heading off on the Oregon Trail, the difficulties during the journey, and the added challenges Molly and Erin had with their brood. The author does a great job of setting the scene and creating characters, both human and animal, that the reader cares for. I am looking forward to reading the sequel, Pioneering.

on July 8, 2018
Can’t believe I’ve I got to wait until August to see what happens next, lol. Erin and Molly along with the kids are great character’s. This is a well written story and I have to say I just loved the early history and I have no problem recommending this book. Keep up the excellent writing.
on July 8, 2018
I enjoyed reading this book and I would highly recommend it. I do not normally read historical fiction, but since I really liked some of this author’s other books, I gave this one a try and was glad that I did. She did a great job placing readers into the 1800’s setting. This story does not have a lot of romantic tension but there is a very strong love story between the two main characters. This is not a standard plot, but this author’s books often have a less conventional story line, which is great if you want something a little different. I loved the way the author developed the characters and made the reader feel like they were back in time with them.
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Shoutout to fellow author May Dawney

616cYvOZt8L May and I have been ‘battling’ for place in the Dystopian genre (she’s been kicking my ass) so if you don’t read MY BOOK: Survivors, please check out hers: SURVIVAL INSTINCTS

Civilization ended long before Lynn Tanner was born. Wild animals roam the streets, but mankind is still the biggest threat to a woman alone in the ruins of a world reclaimed by nature. Lynn survives by sleeping with one eye open at all times and trusting no one but her dog.
When she is forced to go on a dangerous journey through the concrete jungle of New York City, Lynn does all she can to scheme her way to safety. Her guard, Dani Wilson, won’t be played that easily, however. As their lives become entwined, Lynn finds herself developing feelings for Dani and is forced to find the answer to the question that scares her most: is staying alone really the best way to survive?
Fast-paced and full of adventure, Survival Instincts introduces a post-war dystopian world where the only person you can rely on is yourself…unless you fall in love.

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When May was a child, her father read Asimov and Zelazny to her. As a teenager, she gravitated toward science fiction, (future) fantasy, dystopian, and occult stories, even though there was never a character she, as a queer woman, could fully identify with. May’s motivation to write comes from the desire to create stories where women turn to women once they stop the apocalypse—be it a global or a personal one. She wants to write the stories she wishes her father could have read to her as a child: riveting tales with a heroine who kicks ass and just so happens to be gay.

 

Survivors ~ Reviews

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This wasn’t an easy book for me to write.  As I’ve mentioned before, I started it in 2011.  I found the topic to be very depressing, but the idea of it never left me.  Over the years I had added to it as I found information I thought would be good in the story.  I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the reviews I have gotten.  No, they aren’t all five star and they shouldn’t be…this isn’t a perfect book, it isn’t even a perfect story, it is however a very scary scenario that one family could have lived through.  I hope those who read this, will give the book a chance.  In the meantime, here are some of the reviews I have been getting:

Five Star

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Thank you to all who have read it, will read it, or are reading it, your reviews do help and are appreciated!

For those of you contemplating it, please go to this link for all your buying options.

Vetted ~ A Review

Check out this GREAT review on Megan the Misconception Megan Publishing Services by Owen Jones over at Modern Indie Books – “well-edited; being easily the most professionally put together Indie novel that I have ever read.”

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Blown Away, 2nd edition

Don’t judge a book by its cover!  Nothing, and no one, is EVER what they seem.

Ellen Christenson escapes from an abusive life, but does one ever escape the scars that are left on their soul?  One must move on, one must try.  But life has a tendency to circle back to what one once knew, and one finds that her life choices bring her back to the scenes of her abuse to deal with it finally and fully, in ways she had never thought she would.  It is then that the healing can begin, as she repairs her soul and the people she has devastated along the way.

Ellen hadn’t intended to end up in Silicon Valley and its high-tech world, but due to life and its circumstances she finds herself the head of a startup tech company.  Cool, calculating, efficient – she shows the world a side of her that she doesn’t have, and few if any know the real Ellen.  Nearby San Francisco provides her with plenty of girlfriends.  That elusive one, that soulmate, she has a hard time recognizing due to the scars within.

For years, she has lived with her decision of letting someone die for their sins, and Ellen is blown away by the feelings and emotions she has bottled up for so long….

I am thrilled to re-release BLOWN AWAY.  Rereading this brought back some great memories.  Now, having it edited and ready to go again, I can admit, this book makes me cry at the emotions within it.  I really hope it affects other people like this as well.

It is available through my website with all the corresponding links to get your copy through the various distributors as well as a signed copy by your’s truly.

on February 10, 2018
I really liked Blown Away. It was one of those stories, you set the book down between some of the chapters, walking away, while wondering, what was going to happen next. I thought Ellen, was very brave as a young woman, to have left home like she did. I admired her intellectual mind, and at times I chuckled at the way she interacted with others. Specially, when those moments was to be so serious. Ellen was hard yes, but one understood as to why, when she finally trusted enough to share what she had kept hidden all those years, growing up. It was no surprise Ellen’s leadership skills kicked into action when a disaster hit, but where it hit was a surprise! I do not want to give away too much. All I can tell you is, after I finished the ending, I closed the book smiling.
on August 23, 2016
This is the story of a young woman named Avril, from a small town in Oklahoma whose life is blown away by a tornado one day!! She leaves behind her despair to start a new life in California & she makes life-long friends, but she avoids letting anyone close! She changes her name & she & her best friend start their own business, but will she have the courage to try & find love? I loved this & gave it 5 stars!
on June 25, 2016
Just finished Blown Away and I have to say it was a page turner from beginning to end. Ms. Meinel, has once again out done herself in her writing. I am always looking forward to next book to come out.
on June 15, 2016
Excellent book ,love her novels,all good hope she keeps putting out more.
on August 12, 2015
Enjoyed this book immensely. Characters are vivid and believable. Story-line deals with issues of abuse and overcoming them combined with extensive research into the early years of the silicone valley explosion of technology.
on July 10, 2015
I loved this book! It is well written and edited and the story grabs you from the get go.It’s about a young woman who has to come to terms with her abusive childhood. We join her on her journey as she leaves home and makes her way in a tough world. She is fortunate in meeting a friend who would become a large part of her life and one who would ultimately lead her to confront her past. It’s a story about personal growth and love – the love of friends and romantic love. The characters are very well defined and pull you in, making you want to know what happens next! It is an excellent book and well worth reading!
on June 29, 2015
This is not the first book I have read by Ms. Meinel. I have enjoyed several of her books as her topics are modern day, in those that I have already read, and she always provide an interesting twist. This book is no exception. Tortured by the memory of loosing her father in a Tornado the main character Avril must come to terms with bullying, and her own sexuality. Her success in Silicon Valley is due to her determination not to allow her past to destroy her future. Without giving too much of the book away or it’s ending I can honestly say after reading Blown Away I certainly FELT BLOWN AWAY!