Thursday, March 24, 2011

Jake from Avatar

For our final post on fictional heroes, MJ talks about hunky Jake Sully from the movie Avatar. It's almost your last chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

I want to talk a little bit about Road Signs, MJ's newest release from Carina Press. I had a chance to read it and planned to talk about it during The Month of the Hero, but all the posts were so structured, I didn't really get a chance to fit it in. Which would have been convenient if I hadn't liked it. :) But I did! So here's a quick review:

Cam and Willow have been friends for a long time, so when she calls him for help, he risks losing a personal dream to be by her side. I love friends-to-lovers stories, but it can be really tricky to avoid having one of the characters appear selfish or clueless, or have one subvert their own needs in a way that makes them look weak instead of heroic. MJ strikes that balance perfectly. I loved watching Willow slowly realize what's between them, and overcome her fears to embrace what they can have. The conflict of Cam's job situation created high tension long past the point where you'd expect it to be resolved.

And, of course, Supernatural fans will have fun picking out all the very subtle homages to the show. :) Go get it now! :)


MJFredrick said...

Awww, thanks so much for the sweet words!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

You're welcome! :)