Of Gods & Goats

Of Gods Goats I used to have a tranquil life in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania It was just me my dog and cat the ones with the wizarding monikers a watch steer three dairy goats and a flock of chickens That wa

  • Title: Of Gods & Goats
  • Author: V.L. Locey
  • ISBN: 9780985092207
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • I used to have a tranquil life in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania It was just me, my dog and cat the ones with the wizarding monikers a watch steer, three dairy goats and a flock of chickens That was before that thunderstorm of all thunderstorms blew over my twelve acres of rural serenity and dropped one hell of a celestial body into my goat barn and my placid lifestI used to have a tranquil life in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania It was just me, my dog and cat the ones with the wizarding monikers a watch steer, three dairy goats and a flock of chickens That was before that thunderstorm of all thunderstorms blew over my twelve acres of rural serenity and dropped one hell of a celestial body into my goat barn and my placid lifestyleAnd to think, Libby Simons used to be known as That goat lady on the hill by her unique and very rural friends and neighbors Now I m known as the woman with that very odd bison and a farm hand who can lift a Hereford over his head and not break a sweat Long gone are the quiet days and oh so lonely nights I used to know I m fighting to not only keep the knowledge that gods do exist from hitting the town paper, but I m also squaring off against the very beings that reside up yonder And I don t mean Canadian s while trying to figure out if a farm girl like me and a war mongering god like Ares should act on the rather toasty impulses we both have.Print copies available from my website essentialwebcomics writerseReader copies available at Smashwords smashwords books view

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    1. Gods & Goats = a Memorable NovelI grew up on a farm and read all the Greek and Roman mythology I could find in our small town library.I was a prime candidate for Vicki Locey’s Of Gods and Goats. I was not disappointed. Only a person who lives on a farm and actually raises goats could depict this life with the unforced accuracy that Ms. Locey does.The tranquil life that narrator Libby Simmons describes is pretty much blown apart when Ares, god of war, crashes through her barn roof. The book [...]

    2. This was a book I purchased when it first came out and then, for one reason or another, it sat on my computer's hard drive until I downloaded it to my Kindle a few weeks ago. And I want to kick myself for waiting so long to read it because it was SO.DARN.GOOD. I admittedly had my misgivings - Greek gods and goats? - and I wasn't quite hooked after the first few chapters because I wasn't too sure about the style, but I'm glad I stuck with it. OF GODS & GOATS is singularly one of the most ente [...]

    3. Oh my Gosh this was so much fun to read. I laughed till I cried! I always loved mythology but now I am readdicted! More Gods please!! Libby is a widowed Goat farmer. She hasn’t gotten over her loss of her husband and lost her faith in any God. Until one fell through her roof into her life. Literally. Enter Ares a huge hunk of man that claims to be Ares the Greek God. Libby is sure he is on something or just loony but soon she finds out its true Oh my twists and turns and happenings. Like I men [...]

    4. I absolutely couldn't put this book down! It perfectly captured rural, hometown USA in its spot-on quotidian humor, observations, and fantasies. The characters were easy to fall in love with and I almost fell down a flight of subway stairs being wholly captured in wanting to know what was going to happen next.

    5. The book is very well written and is loaded with all sorts of funny situations.It's a good read.And the author happens to be a good friend of mine.

    6. Only on page 38 and have already laughed out loud. Great book, I am looking forward to the next one!Of course now when I head to the barn, I have to double check for new visitors.

    7. I always start by saying let me startI will not do that this time. I will start with, holy moly! V.L. Locey and I attend the same writers group in our area and I'd have to admit that I got to read little sneak peaks before the book came out. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her read parts of her novel out loud. Listening to the animation in her voice and bringing the characters to life was amazing. I actually wish everyone would be able to enjoy her book by listening to her read it aloud. When [...]

    8. I fell in love with Locey when I saw her story in He Loves me for my Brainssss So, when I saw she had some other books out, I was quick to snap them up. I have not been disappointed!Her characters are vivid, amusing, and prone to making the same stupid mistakes as normal people (however there were no Big Misunderstandings which is a trope in romance books that I find particularly annoying, since if the characters would just have a discussion like the rational, intelligent people they're otherwis [...]

    9. The plot is incredibly clever and the god characters themselves well drawn. I enjoyed the snappy self described "wise ass" commentary for the first two chapters. After that, while admiring the cleverness of it, I found it incessant and relentless and annoying in its excess. I was relieved to see it taper off a bit toward the end of the book which made it a lot nicer to read. I really enjoyed the whole concept of bringing myth into the present day resulting in some humorous learning experiences f [...]

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