I continue to be blown away by the response to my newest release, Montagnard. It is mindblowing, motivating, and humbling, all at the same time. I just received another review from an award-winning author I respect and whose work I enjoy reading.
While the response to my first book, Serpents Underfoot, was mostly positive, and it has gotten some excellent reviews, it was also my first book. So I know there were some rough spots and a lot of room for improvement. It did receive some “mediocre” reviews, and a couple of reviews really blasted it.
The truth is that it was Lee Boyland’s review of Serpents Underfoot that help motivate me to continue writing and begin this second book, Montagnard. Especially after a couple of those harsh reviews. While Lee stated that there was certainly room for improvement, all the elements of a great story were there, and that he felt I would improve with time. For that reason, this review has a great deal of meaning to me.
Below are a few of Lee’s comments on Montagnard. You can read the entire review by clicking here. I hope you will read it, and then check out my book. The reason I write is that I love to tell stories, and I would really like to hear what you think about it.
A great story continues
The author has written a great sequel to his first novel, Serpents Underfoot. Two generations of warriors, the father, a special forces officer fighting in Vietnam, and his son, a SEAL master chief, bring to life a story that began in the highlands of Vietnam, circled through Africa, the Middle East, Thailand, and then returns to Vietnam. Bravery, valor, honor, comradeship, revenge, and love with realistic combat and martial arts scenes kept this reader enthralled and turning the pages.
….. The story has believable characters (including strong women and a dog that I loved). ….. The Bangkok bar, Obsession, is a hoot.
The author does an excellent job of describing battles in Vietnam, Africa, and the Middle East. Readers with no military background will gain a feel for what modern limited combat is like. I found the plot, geography, weapons, and people believable. And I can’t wait to read the next book.Lee Boyland, Award Winning Author
Thank you, Lee. I really appreciate your support!
And be sure to check out Lee Boyland’s book on Amazon as well. I reviewed one of them here.
17 thoughts on “The Response to Montagnard”
Thank you, Denzil!
Yes, that scary first book. I’m pumped that you got encouragement from a pro whose comments give you confidence and invigoration.
It did truly make a difference.
Actually meaning that I know about scary first books!
Yes, indeed you do!
You are most welcome DC!👌
Thanks, Reid! I hope all is well!
I am loving the page turning excitement !☕️☕️👍👍🧉🧉
Oh my gosh! Are you reading it?
LOL! You know it is a long read. But exciting!🍂💗🍂☕️☕️☕️
I am so glad you are enjoying it! That’s great! 🙂
Absolutely! 💗💗💗 Seems as though you changed your blog name… 🤔
I changed my Facebook Author’s page name. I think it makes more sense now. It was originally the name of my first book, which was fine until I had more than one! 🙂