At First Glance


atfirstglanceI was advised of the existence of this book by a brilliant reader who apparently felt that I haven’t suffered enough in my life. After spending the past few months in rehab due to the horrific liver damage I suffered from working my way through the Maradonia series, it’s time to fall back off the wagon.

It’s actually a little hard to find information about Ms. Alessandra, mostly because her website is down and her twitter is deleted and her tumblr is deleted. As best I can find from some Googling, she’s an 18-year-old self-published author whose book is for sale on approximately 400 websites, has dabbled in internet self-promotion, and doesn’t didn’t take criticism well. 


Update: Shortly after this sporking began, Breeanna herself began participating and commenting on the ongoing sporking over at ImpishIdea, and has been nothing but polite, friendly, and pleasant.

  12 Responses to “At First Glance”

  1. “the biases against self publishers”. Which people like her caused in the first place. Ironic much?

  2. Your sporkings always make my day.

  3. That cover… it would be so much better if it didn’t look like someone had just snapped the poor girl in half. Or if they’d done a better job on coloring it.

  4. Aw, yeah, sporking of a new book! I’m so happy!

    Also, “biases against self-publishers”? Those exist for a reason…

  5. *Stares at the cover*
    What the hell am I looking at? Torsos don’t twist like that!

  6. I’m so happy you’re doing a new spork 😀
    I enjoyed the shit out of your Seven Sleepers sporks.

  7. Love the “At First Glance” spork! Eagerly awaiting the next installment in all its glorious awfulness!

  8. I read her non-fantasy story about a teenage prostitute. Left her a comment. Counting down till shit reaches the fan.

  9. Thank you so much! I believe I was that brilliant reader

  10. That quote link leads to a tumblr page with the MOST HORRIBLE background!

  11. Dear Breeanna replied to my comment on her facebook. Apparently she has re-written this FOUR TIMES. FOUR. This makes it all even worse!
    And yes, I did aggravate her a bit, but I just can’t take her self-delusion and insisting this book is good…

  12. I just realized you updated that and I appreciate that! I really actually enjoy it a bit. You’re hilarious tbh.