Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Review Tour! Quen Nim by Steve Shilstone

Title: Quen Nim
Author: Steve Shilstone
Series: The Bekka Chronicles #7
Pages: 116
Publisher: Wild Child Publishing 
Date Published: September 18th 2013
Format: eBook
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours. 

Nimble Missst, shapeshifting Cloud Castle City princess, rages against her betrothal to the ridiculous Blossom Prince, Zootch. Reluctantly bound to duty, she agrees to go through with the marriage, but always in her snapjaw mind she devises plans of escape. On the day the vows are to be exchanged, her startling violet eyes flash in disbelief when she learns that Zootch has fled Blossom in terror, saying he’s always been afraid of Nimble Missst. Newly enraged, she sets off in hot pursuit of the prince. It becomes a game of hide and seek, pitting the snapjaw mind of Nimble Missst against the surprising cleverness of Zootch

~~~My Thoughts~~~
Quen Nim is a crazy adventure about a princes who doesn't want to marry a guy she doesn't love. Blossom Prince, Zootch is ridiculous, silly, and NOT the person that Nimble Mist, the Cloud Castle City Princess wants to spend forever with making babies.  She says yes out of a sense of duty to her family and position, but of course, that't not really whats going through this crafty girl's mind. But her plans are thrown into the air when Zootch himself breaks off the engagement, and on their wedding day too!  

Now she's got to find her reluctant groom and set him straight. With fiery personality that grates on your nerves as much as it endears you to her, Nimble Missst is a strong and honest female lead who has power, weaknesses, strengths, and a great deal of humor. 

Quen Nim is the seventh book in the Bekka Chronicles, and to be honest, since I haven't read the previous six books, I felt a bit lost when reading this one. There were references to things that I didn't understand, which probably happened in previous books. Just to let you know, before trying this one you may want to start over at book numero uno!
~~~Try an Excerpt!~~~
“Ridiculous,” said Nimble Missst. She stood on the ledge part way down the cliff and close by the cascading O’Tan Falls. “Ridiculous times three.”

She shook her head of flame orange curls, which truth grew green at the roots. She shook a smoke ash green fist. Her startling violet eyes flashed in frustration. She stamped a web-toed foot. She opened her powder blue wings and flung herself into the falls. She fluttered for a satisfying drench. She misted green and twined in foggy spires through and around and up the falls. She jelled solid at the top of the cliff and swam fiercely against the racing river’s current, slamming the water with her wide-spread webbed fingers and toes. She bobbed up, flew to the shore, settled. She misted again and hovered there, a shimmering green cloud. She jelled in red vest and pantaloons, arms folded, startling violet eyes smoldering with anger.
~~~Meet Steve!~~~
Steve Shilstone is a benign elderly hippie lite loon living in Northern California. He fancies himself to be a prosemaker and a dadaist with a small d who enjoys hanging out at the intersection of Humor and Nonsense. In times ago, he was a youth baseball coach for 25 years, a distributor of mail for the United States Postal Service, a stock associate employed by a no longer with us department store, a cartoonist of little note, a painter of littler note, and an anthropology student at UCLA.
Steve will be awarding a $10 Wild Child Publishing GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.


  1. Thanks, Andra, for hosting Nim. She's a prickly one, all right, but deep down she's a softie.

  2. I love the imagry of Nimble's hair! ghwasd at gmail dot com