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 Fiction Writer or Die. Living in a world riddled with BARRIERS and a surplus of ORDINARY would send me running onto the nearest highway---right into the bustle of oncoming traffic.Of course I'd be dressed IMPECCABLY in an all black Stella McCartney ensemble...and Dior shades.


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Madi Brown

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It's my life’s mission to empower women by putting a laughable spin on everything related to LOVE and RELATIONSHIPS. In addition, I have a contemporary women’s novel slated to be released on 10/1/14. My hope is that the world will be as excited to read it as I am to unleash it. 

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Books by Madi Brown - The Truth About Emily
Books by Madi Brown - The Truth About Emily
What Would Emily Do? #WWED
What Would Emily Do? #WWED
What Would Emily Do? #WWED
What Would Emily Do? #WWED
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A Slight Change of Plan

A Slight Change of Plan - Dee Ernst
It's been said that if you want to make God laugh then tell him your PLANS. All Kate wants is happiness and no empty nest syndrome. Well, Madi Brown isn't God, but Dee Ernst did a great job at making me believe that her character's master plan would work. And then things went LEFT, as in all the way left.She suddenly had to deal with life as it came, and that made this story a draw. Case in point was Kate's change in relationship status. To have not one, not two, but three men pursuing you at one point? See Madi pout. I want a Tom, and Edward and a Jake!

I piled on the adoration for A Slight Change of Plan for all of the right reasons. It was a memory fest, like turning the pages in a treasured photo album. It made me recall my very own "the one who got away." I relished in all of the good. And the main character's mom? What a hoot! She was so feisty and independent, very much like my own.

All of this was wrapped up, adorned in a literary pretty bow with a story premise of learning to live in the PRESENT and making room for real love. The takeaway is that you shouldn't have to wonder if someone would change for you, the person who is for you will show you in their actions. YOU make them WANT to change---for the better.

On Grace

On Grace - Susie Orman Schnall Grace is a politely frustrated woman with many emotional layers. I'll start off with the good:

I LOVE the cover. Contemplating in a hot bath is such a "woman's thing."

I liked the parallel of her bestie Cameron---the fact that she really wants a child, and the fact that Grace already has 2 kids. It was something for Grace to be grateful for. The last line in the book was fabulous. No spoiler, I'm trying to give you a reason to finish the entire read and come to a conclusion of this novel on your own.

However....I personally, wanted to stop reading when:
Grace asked her husband if he was behaving himself on his business trip. I wanted to shake her and demand that she show more of that, show more emotion. This chick needed to release the anger that was expanding, festering inside of her like the helium in a balloon.

Reading On Grace was kind of like really, really, really, wanting tasty hot soup, waiting for the pot to boil. But then, the pilot goes out. Only you don't have a match, or a lighter, or two sticks to rub together. The book really did have the potential to be great, but the main characters lacked depth with a plot line with side characters who proved to be more interesting. Sorry folks, but On Grace was just OFF the mark for me.

The Alchemist

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho Now I understand why this title has sold so many copies! The Alchemist is one of
those reads that resonates with you, long after you're done with The book.
Before, I would have asked myself why I hadn't read it sooner, but I now know
that I wouldn't have absorbed the content the way that I needed to. I'm going
through a phase in my life where I have to be braver than I ever have been; in
both my professional and personal life. It's scary, but The Alchemist helped to
reinforce a CAN DO emotion in me by providing the following powerful takeaways:

1)Become my own personal legend. Don't worry about what went wrong or right with
others. Follow my own path.

2)Listen to my heart. Tap into an awareness beyond what I ever thought, and don't
give into my fears.

3)Understand the forces of nature. This means taking time to be still to recognize
what's going on around me.

4)And lastly, there is the idea that love will never keep a man from his personal
legend. I'm a woman, but I certainly hope that the same notion still applies.

Psychos: A White Girl Problems Book

Psychos: A White Girl Problems Book - Babe Walker What is there to say about Babe Walker? She's self involved. Spoiled. Selfish. Vain. Extremely Rich. oh, and she's really ultra fashionable. Would I want to make her my Bestie? No. But as with most books of fiction, did I really want her to win; to overcome some huge life obstacle, and discover an inner strength? Sure. But there won't be any of that with this read bathed in expletives and raunchy sex.Please believe that Babe Walker exists only to be as outrageous and as pretentious as possible. And I was right there reading every line. It was my guilty pleasure, and it's my belief that Babe Walker's character represents at least some aspect in all of us; what we wish we could do or say---and get away with.

I was a fan of White Girl Problems, and now Madi Brown is a fan of Psychos.

White Girl Problems

White Girl Problems - Babe Walker Okay, so let me just say that this novel is very unconventional. You can expect the unexpected with this one, but it's exactly what I adored in this tale by Babe Walker. From the Caribbean maid to the main character's wild trysts I couldn't contain my laughter. Looking forward to reading the next one!


Swim - Jennifer Weiner I fell in love in love with Jennifer Weiner's writing after reading Swim. The dynamics of a really strong lead woman character and a strong male lead character who turned out to have a really soft heart. It was a great contrast to the story.

My Life in Loubies

My Life in Loubies - Erica Negi I think I really wanted to like this book more because of its title. It wasn't at all what I expected. The female main character was portrayed as being not well-off, but she owned private schools? The man that she got involved with supposedly rescued her, and exposed her to a more upscale way of life, but he was basically a pimp? To me, there were just too many holes in the story.