- Mark Ethridge
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
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- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Tina Glasneck | @TinaGlasneck
- Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
- Lisa McCourt Hollar | @jezri1
- Torn MacAlester | @Torn_MacAlester
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Paige says: The story is SO DETAILED. I feel like I'm there, witnessing the fallout of the destruction and feeling every bit of emotion that Roman is expressing. Great job!!
Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
Paige says: I love her voice so much. I'm very interested to know what's going on with Trip and Henry that has him so worried about how his family... How HE will take "it." And I want to wrap my arms around Mrs. Guthrie and comfort her, even while not knowing what's going on with her. Siobhan has managed to write such real characters in a short space and I'm already worried for them. That's the power of a great author.
Kel Heinen | @Aightball
Paige says: Set in the POV of a father who cannot accept his son's sexuality, I can't help but be violently angry at his thought that there's something wrong with his son and that sending him into the National Guard (reserves!!! sorry, former active duty Navy, lol) is going to "turn him straight" as though it were a choice. However, as an author, it's their job to bring out emotion from their reader, and Aightball did a fantastic job of doing just that.
He glances at his wife, his face tight. What's done is done. They're doing it for their son. They raised him wrong; they have to correct their mistake. If this isn't the solution, they'll find another way.
"We've done a lot of soul searching after the other night," she says.
Their son sits on the couch, trembling. "And we've decided that the only place for you is the National Guard."
His mouth opens, his eyes wide. "But-but mom! I'm looking at colleges! I don't want to go into the military."
"It's for the best," he says. "All of your uncles, your grandfathers and even my mother and her sister were in the military. It's very honorable. And, with any luck, it will turn you straight like it did my brother."
He stands, fists clenched. "You can't make me go."
"You're all signed up. You report for basic training two weeks after graduation. It's a done deal," his wife says.
Their son is silent as he leaves the living room. The house trembles when he slams the door.
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