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Friday, March 30, 2012

A review of THE RIVAL by Candy Lynn Fite

"Sometimes a book comes along that strikes me as rare, a gem, if you will. The Rival: The Legend of Victor Standish is one of those books.

#1 gem:

A fast-paced, urban fantasy filled with historical figures, ingeniously woven throughout. And, take a gander at the fabulous cover...don't you want to know who she is??? Not to give anything away, but readers won't be disappointed. In fact, as the main character time travels to 1834 New Orleans,

had hundreds of moments where I found myself smirking (and giggling) at Victor Standish, and the way he handles himself when in the most precarious situations. Prepare to face many creepy supernaturals, and by creepy, I mean way beyond sparkly monsters.

Speaking of Victor, the #2 gem of the novel,

one cannot help but adore him! A literary legend, hell yeah. His dry, witty humor will crack the face of the stoniest of souls. Victor and I have a special bond, as he helped me through a tough surgery last month by telling me the most ridiculous jokes. He will remain in my mind for years to come. If he'd allow me, I'd adopt him. His unworldly love for his classy, Victorian ghoulfriend, Alice, brought me to tears more than once.

"I wasn't an orphan anymore. In her arms, I was home." ~Victor Standish, The Rival.

And, as for Victor's authentic character, well, that brings me to the #3 gem, the author.

Many applause go out to Roland Yeomans, the amazing author of The Rival. His creation of Victor Standish is a superlative example of authentic characterization. Roland achieves the ultimate with his writing, he types, allowing Victor to tell his story. Thank you, Roland, for sharing your literary worlds with your readers.

If you're up to an action-packed jaunt with amazing characters, and a protagonist to root for, you must check out, The Rival: The Legend of Victor Standish.
I am humbled by this review. Thanks, Candy. You made a weary blood courier's battered evening truly great! Roland


  1. What a great review! Sounds like you've got a winner there, Roland. :)

  2. Beautiful review, I'm sold! I've always loved the New Orleans period of the 1800's...there's something about that time that's magical but at the same time mysterious and creepy. Never really could put my finger on it. Nonetheless, this sounds like an awesome work! Thanks for the review!

  3. I saw that yesterday - awesome review!

  4. Jasmine:
    Let's hope others feel the same way! Thanks for staying to chat!

    Like you, I've found the 1800's in New Orleans to be fascinating. Appropriate setting for the death of Victor Standish.

    Thanks for commenting at Candy's blog, too! Hope you enjoy the book on your Ipad. Roland

  5. Fantastic review, Roland!

    I truly wish you well. You deserve it :)

  6. Victor Standish really is getting some great play. I love this review (Fist pump to Candy cause she's the coolest!!)

  7. Thank you, Wendy!
    Alice and Victor think you are pretty deserving yourself.

    Yes, definitely a fist pump to Candy, for she is a great person! Victor is out there fighting and that is for sure! Roland