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Anne Pine

Author of Sexy Stories and Tales of Lost Love

My Favorite Books of All Time

I’ve read a lot of books in my life, but these are the ones that I loved and that really meant something to me.  I’ve added an actual page for these on my blog, and I’ll add more as I think of them.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

I read this book a countless number of times as a child.  There is absolute magic in this story.  It doesn’t gloss over the trauma and pain of the main characters, and it really highlights the healing power of friendship and nature.

Favorite Quote: “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

This book was my first real experience with government paranoia.  Once you read it, you can never go back.

Favorite Quote: “Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.”

Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

This book is an incredibly entertaining science fiction novel, but it also has a lot to say about humanity, societal responsibility, and the evolution of mankind.

Favorite Quote: “Now I understand,” said the last man.”

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

My dad first read this story to me when I was a child, and I loved the fantastical nature of the setting and characters.  When I reread it as an adult, it was an entirely different experience revolving around language, war, and the balance of everything.

Favorite Quote: “Happy endings must come at the end of something,’ the Walrus pointed out. ‘If they happen in the middle of a story, or an adventure, or the like, all they do is cheer things up for a while.”

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

This book revolves around a 30-something-year-old, educated, lazy, and self-involved man who still lives at home with his mother.  He is not a lovable character at all, and yet, for some odd reason, you find yourself fascinated by his delusional worldview.  The story takes place in the 1960s in the south and does delve into some of the societal issues of the era, including the blatant racial discrimination and exploitation that was so common during that time.

Favorite Quote: “Stop!’ I cried imploringly to my god-like mind.”

Them: Adventures with Extremists by Jon Ronson

This book chronicles a journalist’s interviews with various extremists groups.  It is hilarious, which seems so wrong, but sometimes you need a little humor to coat the bitterness in the world so you can actually swallow it down and digest what’s happening.

Favorite Quote: “They can’t shit on us,” said Alex. “That’s really what I’m saying. You can’t shit on us anymore.” There was a silence. “I just want them to stop shitting on us,” said Alex. “OK,” I said. “Sorry.”

The Giver by Lois Lowry

This is another book that I read several times as a child.  It takes place in a world of sameness where everyone is at peace, but at the cost of being stripped of feeling and individuality.  It has an important message about not blindly conforming to society and how significant memory and history is to progress, and it stresses the importance of individual expression and emotion.

Favorite Quote: “The worse part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”

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Used Goods Teaser #1

My first teaser for Used Goods is up on Facebook.  I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this book yet, but I love my characters so far.  Enjoy!

Used Goods

Used Goods is my next planned release.  It’s the third book in my Black Sheets series, and I hope to have it out before the end of the year…although, I’m terrible at guesstimating when I’ll finish a book.  I posted teasers for Shattered Heart on my Facebook page.  Should I do the same thing for Used Goods?  Do y’all enjoy teasers, or do you prefer just waiting on the book?

Shattered Heart

If you enjoyed Shattered Heart, don’t forget to leave a rating or review on Amazon and goodreads! Those little stars give me encouragement. 😊

If you don’t like it…I’m sorry. 🙁…

Shattered Heart Available Now!

Hello everyone!  Shattered Heart is available for sale on Amazon!  You can get it here:

https://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Heart-Pine-Anne-ebook/dp/B01M0WWFKE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1474918641&sr=1-1

Happy reading!!!

 

Oh, and if you enjoy it, please leave a rating or review on goodreads here:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32269884-shattered-heart?from_search=true

Shattered Heart Release!

Hey y’all!  Shattered Heart should be available Monday morning (9/26/16) on Amazon.  To celebrate my new release, Shattered Past (Book 1) will be discounted to $/£ 0.99 on both Amazon US (9/26-10/3) and Amazon UK (9/27-10/4) next week.  Happy reading!

Playlist for Shattered Heart

Chapter 2: (from the phone call through the party)

Meddle (Ebola Mix) by Little Boots

Cozza Frenzy by Bassnectar

Drop the Other by Emika

Chapter 10: (at Vladimir’s House of Hash)

Womanizer by Britney Spears

Chapter 13: (when Blake turns on the radio)

Alien by Bush

**These artists are in no way associated with me or my novel. Their music simply inspired me while I worked, and I hope these songs make a nice soundtrack for you while you read.**

Back to Real Life…

I’m back from vacation (unfortunately), and I’ve officially decided to split the Shattered series into a trilogy.  When I started the first book, I had a very different outline laid out for my two characters, and as that plot slowly changed, I realized I couldn’t do their story justice by rushing through the finale.  The tentative title for Book 3 will be Shattered Dreams, but I haven’t totally committed to the name yet.  I’m also writing a side story that involves another character from Book 3 that takes place 6 years prior.  It’s called Broken, and it revolves around the lead singer of Broken Deception.

I had an awesome reader offer to beta read Shattered Heart for me, and I’ve handed over a draft, so now I can stop hacking it to pieces with my Delete and Backspace buttons.  I don’t have a release date quite yet because once I have comments, criticisms, and corrections in hand, I’ll have to go through them to see where I need to make adjustments.  I want y’all to know that I appreciate the patience and support that everyone has shown.  Writing is just a hobby for me, so my life and career can definitely interfere with my plans, but I promise that I will continue to publish as long as you continue to read my books.  It just might take me awhile sometimes.

I also haven’t forgotten about my Black Sheets BDSM series which will be an indefinite number of books depending on how many characters I decide to write about.  Used Goods will be my next one in the series.  It follows Michael (who was introduced in Damaged Trust) and Aiden (who I hope everyone falls in love with).

I do most of my updates and teasers on Facebook, but you can also follow me on Twitter or through my blog.  I’ll try to keep you informed.

Happy reading!

Opinion Needed

So, I’ve decided that I’m writing the book that never ends, and I need the opinion of my readers.  Would you rather I go ahead and publish a chunk of what I have written of Shattered Heart and release this series as a trilogy?  That’s probably what’s going to happen anyways, but I would really appreciate everyone’s input on this.  I never actually intended any of my books to be serial (I personally hate cliffhangers when I’m reading), but sometimes it’s hard to wrap things up quickly (and hard to let go of characters that you’ve invested a lot of time and energy into).  I would make the split so that book 2 is a little longer than book 1 was; although, book 3 will most likely end up a little shorter.  At this point, I feel like I’m writing one of those soap operas that airs on TV for 30 years, and I hate making everyone wait.

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