Recent Reviews for Melody Ravert
Dying For Attention (Book) - 11/8/2007 5:48:33 PM|
Melody, you are obviously a gifted writer. And very productive! I see that some of your work is published by a firm that is the victim of numerous negative comments. I know personally one author who used their services and he did very well, so I'm wondering if the complainers have real concerns or are they venting just because they haven't sold as many books as some others? I'm interested because I was searching for a publisher. Like you, I've used PublishAmerica, and some others, but the one I delibereately have not named has great advertising. Do they follow through? Perhaps you'd rather not respond, and that's okay. But if you feel open to advising me, my email is vsp333.comcast.net. (See my stuff . Authorsden. Thanks.
Shadow of Death (Book) - 11/9/2003 8:18:48 AM
The author certainly did her research in the legal/investigative arena before writing this book. The events COULD have happened. As must occur in suspense novels, bad things happen to good people, but justice prevails. And the identity of the perpetrator took me by surprise, but the clues are there. Short chapters make it easy to put the book down if needed, but you will likely not want to do that.
Avenging Sword (Book) - 8/6/2003 10:08:58 AM
Melody Ravert's writing is fantastic. She really knows how to build suspense, and carry a story with characters that you grow to love and care about. Her writing style is fun to read, and the dialogue is great! She definitely knows how to create an exciting story!
Obsessive Behavior-E-Book (Book) - 7/24/2003 8:08:48 AM
Obsessive Behavior seems to be chillingly accurate in the likely perspective of an obsesssive stalker. Ms. Ravert has exhibited much talent in her other books, but this one seems to call for an exceptional writer who is able to skillfully direct her reader's attention to the feelings of her characters as the plot develops. Well done, Ms. Ravert!
Avenging Sword (Book) - 7/24/2003 7:58:55 AM
This story has been written to capture all of the challenges and poignancy that surrounds us in today's world, while keeping alive the eternal spark of hope that is so necessary for survival. It is a wonderfully well written story with a real feel for the freshness that readers are looking for. A great read!
Avenging Sword (Book) - 7/24/2003 5:28:11 AM
Mrs. Ravert captures the struggle of todayís youth and their need for
acceptance even at the expense of joining gangs known for their brutality
and sensless killings. Yet Godís word can meet you where you are and his
forgiveness is available to us all. He can also provide a way out of no
way. One can always seek refuge in the Word especially in times of crisis.
Avenging Sword (Book) - 7/22/2003 6:29:28 PM
The story is very gripping. Emergency room scenes are very good. I like your first sentence -a qoute from Bible
Avenging Sword (Book) - 7/21/2003 6:49:26 PM
This Story has a little of something for anyone. A little mystery, a little reflection on and of ourselves as people making it through life,which is not always as sweet a smelling rose as we wish it could be. Ms. Ravert has done it again..
Obsessive Behavior-E-Book (Book) - 6/3/2003 9:55:39 AM
What a great conflict! I'm certain it will be an intriguing read!
Shadow of Death (Book) - 5/18/2003 10:19:58 AM
This book is fabulous. From beginning to end, one I couldn't put down without a struggle. I loved it. I can't wait for the sequel.
Shadow of Death (Book) - 5/5/2003 9:40:01 AM
WOW! I couldn't put this book down. The author writes with great detail and entices you to keep reading.
Obsessive Behavior-E-Book (Book) - 5/5/2003 9:09:38 AM
Melody, Reading this makes a person wonder when they can't find things around the house. This was exciting reading, can't wait to read the rest.
Obsessive Behavior-E-Book (Book) - 3/21/2003 6:49:31 PM
Shadow of Death (Book) - 2/6/2003 5:23:24 PM
Creepy....love it! makes me want to read more..........
Shadow of Death (Book) - 2/1/2003 9:41:59 PM
You should know how I feel about your book! I'm soooo proud to know you. I can't wait to read it too! In His Service, Heather
Shadow of Death (Book) - 1/28/2003 4:27:19 AM
Everyone loves a good mystery, but when it mirrors the turmoil of real-life situations and emotions, the heart is truly gripped. This is such a tale. Does good always prevail over evil in societyís world of law? Can one even recognize that evil? Where does that deep-down inspiration to find the truth come from? Read Shadow of Death and that becomes clear. A must read for mystery lovers!
Shadow of Death (Book) - 1/4/2003 10:10:02 AM
Good job! Your book sounds like it will be a gripping and suspenseful mystery. Very interesting!
Shadow of Death (Book) - 12/22/2002 3:03:10 PM
This story has really got me hooked I can not wait to read it. You are doing a great job.
Shadow of Death (Book) - 12/21/2002 11:43:04 AM
Can't wait to read it! Melody is such a terrific writer with a great imagination and the good sense to put her thoughts into words.
Shadow of Death (Book) - 12/18/2002 11:01:06 AM
Melody has a good eye for scenes, and is very adept at tying plot lines together, this looks like the start of a great writer
Shadow of Death (Book) - 12/10/2002 3:53:39 PM
Mystery, suspense, romance, these are the ingredients to a great novel!
Shadow of Death (Book) - 12/9/2002 6:57:35 AM
Sounds like a great mystery! Can't wait to hear the rest!
Shadow of Death (Book) - 12/8/2002 3:55:03 PM
Love a good psychological thriller and this sure sounds like a must read to me! Excellent writing style.
Fellow P/A author
What If Jesus Had Not Been Born? (Short Story) - 11/23/2009 9:33:01 AM
You sure captured the atmosphere of a gloomy christmas. I kept visualizing the color gray while reading this. A true reflection of what may become a reality. Good job.
What If Jesus Had Not Been Born? (Short Story) - 12/16/2007 3:36:49 PM
thought provoking article
What If Jesus Had Not Been Born? (Short Story) - 12/10/2007 12:05:20 PM
I respect your belief. I do not share it.
Your well written tale shows life without Christ in your mind, but only in your mind.
However, many of us are content without that belief - can you accommodate the fact that so many of us reject Christ and seek the truth elsewhere? Can you accept the possibility that Christ is an unproven myth? (Sorry for the tautology!).
Can you accept a person of another faith thanking Gaaia or Odin or Buddha or Mohammed or whatever for the bread on his/her table? Those persons share your method of belief/faith and differ only in their choice of god.
I wish you and all good people, Christian or not, well.
What If Jesus Had Not Been Born? (Short Story) - 12/10/2003 8:02:10 AM
Hello Melody, Thanks for giving your piece for me to read here today. It has a particular interest in a way for me just now because I have just started writing the life (just my version) of Jesus.
Before I pull you too far thinking one thing I had better be straight and say that I am maybe one of the people you have concerns about; in as much as I believe with a perfect faith... but that there is no God. My school background is Church of England, I now live in Sussex, but my mother's side of the family are Jewish.
I liked your piece and I want my writing to try and find the real Jesus; see the sort of pressures and concerns he had to face in his twenties perhaps... was he desperate to escape his dad's carpentery business. I would love to know what a typical day for him envolved before he started to get well known.
Thanks again Melody, Mark Phillips.............
What If Jesus Had Not Been Born? (Short Story) - 9/17/2003 12:53:43 PM
thank God Jesus WAS born...although many people are still angry, hateful and bitter
we just have to show them the love of Christ
thanks for the reminder
(((HUGS))) and love,
karla. :) *saving this to my library*
10 Ways to Keep the Passion in Your (Article) - 12/14/2006 7:57:48 PM
Great Advise Melody.......M
Lord and Creator of All (Article) - 4/21/2006 10:00:12 AM
What a beautiful, heartfelt work of art! If there ever were a "God-believing" family on this earth, it would be yours. I see in you & Tim a wonderful image of Christ's love between 2 people, a wonderful role model for all us married folks, & I truly don't think there could be more devoted, genuinely involved parents.
Your faith is so constant, peaceful &, even amidst horrible trials, unwavering. You're an inspiration -- God's love shows through you.
You, your daughter, & Tim are in my daily prayers. If we lift our voices singularly, He hears us & smiles. If we lift our voices in unison, He hears us . . . & He smiles even broader.
Love & blessings -- Linda
10 Ways to Keep the Passion in Your (Article) - 3/6/2006 9:24:50 PM
10 Ways to Keep the Passion in Your (Article) - 3/5/2006 9:21:16 AM
Good advice, Melody; thanks for sharing! Well done! :)
Life's Choices (Article) - 10/14/2004 7:47:19 PM
An excellent article that does not only serve Christians but people from all religions including atheists. The article stresses we have free choice and therefore we have responsibility for our choices. We should not seek to blaim others we should rather take responsibility ourselves as is implied in the article. An excellent work Melody :)
Life's Choices (Article) - 10/14/2004 5:57:55 PM
This article is very well written. I like it. It's something that makes you stop and think about just what choices a person is faced with in their lives. Grandted not all choices are major ones. However, you do have to make the big choices. Knowing God is there with you helps. You'll know in your heart what the choice you make should be.
A Letter To My Husband's Mother on His 50th Birthday (Poetry) - 6/8/2011 5:19:55 PM
A wonderful and touching letter to the mother of the man you love! I know that she treasures this letter above all others. A special read.
Joy L. Hale
The Sounds of Christmas: A Message of Hope (Poetry) - 10/19/2010 7:27:42 AM
Christmas will come again very soon. I stopped to read your bio and noticed this poem, it caught my attention and I enjoyed recapturing the spirit of Christmas and its many meanings, but one remains central "He Came".
The Sounds of Christmas: A Message of Hope (Poetry) - 2/28/2009 4:52:39 AM
Beautiful message here! Love and hugs,
The Sounds of Christmas: A Message of Hope (Poetry) - 1/5/2009 5:20:12 AM
Would that we would put Him first every day of the year. thank you for this lovely poem.
The Sounds of Christmas: A Message of Hope (Poetry) - 11/21/2008 6:48:29 AM
Christmas takes time each year to get here. Preparations take time, but it is the real reason for the season to celebrate, and that is God's special Gift, his son to save us from our sins. Enjoy the christmas season but remember others are needful too and don't try to outdo others, Just be sensible in your celebrations. Give some people breaks and they;ll thank you for it.
A Letter To My Husband's Mother on His 50th Birthday (Poetry) - 5/15/2008 6:08:32 AM
50th birthdy, always special and you presented it just right. Honored him and his Mother also. You were a blessed gift to him when you married him and he is a blessed gift to you now. Stay in good health both of you and I loved this write.
Until We Meet Again (Poetry) - 3/13/2008 7:56:32 AM
I too am awaiting to go see my loving husband. Your poem is inspiring. I know my husband is enjoying the many colors and jewels in heaven, as he loved colors here on earth. Beautiful writing and inspiring to me and keep on doing writing like this.
The Sounds of Christmas: A Message of Hope (Poetry) - 11/14/2007 12:10:33 PM
Beautiful message in this; I needed to see this; going through some trials now; keep Karla and myself in your prayers! Thanks!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
A Letter To My Husband's Mother on His 50th Birthday (Poetry) - 11/3/2007 11:38:13 AM
WOW! That poem is touching!
WArm hugs, WArrior Lady Purple Sheeeoox
WE miss you Melody! WRite On! YOu must have SOMETHING to express!
Until We Meet Again (Poetry) - 11/3/2007 11:35:15 AM
Wow! He passed onto Heaven the day before my birthday!
YOur poem touched my heart deeply, of a true love LOST!
but held in the heart tightly!
22 years, I am so happy for the memories you two shared!
I decided to TRACK/FOLLOW your heart and soul!
I write all genre's in poetry and more! I hope something will gravitate to your heart~
Warm hugs, Warrior Purple Lady Sheeeoox
I hope life is treating you well! :)
Until We Meet Again (Poetry) - 10/2/2007 5:49:10 AM
A touching tribute to your husband. God bless.
Until We Meet Again (Poetry) - 4/16/2007 3:22:27 PM
Until we meet again is a passionate, loving tribute to a remarkable man that was taken from you too soon. A love like you shared is indeed rare, and you are one of the lucky ones to have been able to find it. I know of this love and I thank God every day for bringing him into my life.
I hope you are doing well and that your husband memory will forever be etched in your heart, mind, body and soul.
Until We Meet Again (Poetry) - 3/1/2007 10:04:08 PM
in july of 2006 i lost my husband of 26 yrs. this poem is so touching. when i read it,i cried because i thought of my husband.thank you for such a beautiful poem.
Sisters Are Forever (Poetry) - 2/12/2007 9:35:03 AM
Such a wonderful tribute to your sister. Holly
Until We Meet Again (Poetry) - 2/12/2007 9:33:17 AM
What a touching poem. Thank you so much for sharing. Holly
Until We Meet Again (Poetry) - 1/25/2007 10:16:09 AM
Well. That kind of love I'm not used to. This is a fine gift. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,
Until We Meet Again (Poetry) - 9/4/2006 4:56:02 AM
A loving touching poem to your soul mate.Love can transend death . One day you'll be with him again....M
Until We Meet Again (Poetry) - 5/12/2006 11:26:36 AM
So very touching and really comes from the heart. I don't know what I would do if this happened to me. May God Bless you. Regards, Gloria
A Letter To My Husband's Mother on His 50th Birthday (Poetry) - 4/21/2006 10:07:45 AM
I couldn't resist this one. Indeed as you say, your wished gifts for Tim are qualities he already possesses. Each time I've met him, I've been struck anew at his hopefulness, his happy nature . . . qualities any of us would be blessed to have.
That spirit, that pure love is still within him.
A Letter To My Husband's Mother on His 50th Birthday (Poetry) - 12/22/2005 11:15:40 AM
A Letter To My Husband's Mother on His 50th Birthday (Poetry) - 11/20/2005 10:56:58 PM
A Letter To My Husband's Mother on His 50th Birthday (Poetry) - 12/18/2004 3:04:23 PM
nice letter, melody! well done!
A Letter To My Husband's Mother on His 50th Birthday (Poetry) - 12/18/2004 9:10:01 AM
That is such a nice letter that any mother would be so touched to receive and I'll bet ya she just cried when she read that. That is one of the nicest things anyone could do. You are a very special and thoughtful lady.
God Bless You and Your family
Merriest Christmas and many Blessed years.
A Letter To My Husband's Mother on His 50th Birthday (Poetry) - 12/12/2004 1:45:34 PM
very beautiful :)
A Letter To My Husband's Mother on His 50th Birthday (Poetry) - 12/12/2004 11:16:44 AM
I did this on my wife's birthday a couple of years ago. It made my in-laws day. I wish more people would acknowledge the love from "Mom" and "Dad", on their childs birth. Very thoughtful.
A Letter To My Husband's Mother on His 50th Birthday (Poetry) - 12/12/2004 10:15:07 AM
Beautiful and very thoughtful to share with "Mom." R
Sisters Are Forever (Poetry) - 11/18/2004 12:04:03 PM
All the words are true of my sister, Joan. I rarely see her as she lives so far from me.Yet my childhood memories of her bring so much satisfaction. She will always be my big sister 2 and a half years older and wiser.
Sisters Are Forever (Poetry) - 10/3/2003 9:46:05 PM
This is very sweet for your sister.
Sisters Are Forever (Poetry) - 6/15/2003 7:44:53 AM
Aww! Sweet poem for a wonderful person!
Sisters Are Forever (Poetry) - 2/25/2003 7:20:06 PM
Aww this is very nice, she sounds like a wonderful person. Happy Birthday Brenda!