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- Print Length: 256 pages
- Publisher: NewPub Binding (August 1, 2004)
- Publication Date: August 1, 2004
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003L202M0
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Color Me Grey (The Alexis Stanton Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 5 in The Alexis Stanton Chronicles (5 Book Series)
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The Alexis Stanton Chronicles have been the most enjoyable works she's written. Color Me Grey, the first book in the series, introduces the characters she has come to love. Shades of Grey and Reflections of Grey continue with the same characters and were equally as fun to write.
Traces of Grey, the fourth book in The Alexis Stanton Chronicles, was released on October 31st, 2013.
The fifth book in the series, Fragments of Grey, was released in November of 2014.
Currently, JC is writing the sixth book in the series.
You can find her online at
Top Customer Reviews
After I finished this one, I downloaded the 2nd book: Shades of Grey: Book Two of the Alexis Stanton Chronicles (Volume 2) (man, I love my Kindle.) I'm only about 1/2 way through but I'm not sure I'm going to finish. Once again Alex is having to rely heavily on her parents. I realize that part of the backstory is that her dad is a big deal in the military but it still bothers me.
I haven't even mentioned yet the biggest annoyance with these books. Incorrect word usage!! Holy mackerel, Batman! For starters, Alex and a teammate "repel" down a cliff. Then later, they get to the "birthing" floor on a boat. Unless it is a maternity cruise, I think that should have been berthing. Then they inject someone with a "vile" of liquid. That must have been some gross drugs in that vial. There were more but I think you've probably got the gist now.
The novel is strongly pro-female in that Alexis is continually shown as being at least as capable, if not more so, than her male colleagues, which for me, was a bit unbelievable. That a petite woman could take down a trained male opponent twice her size, while intoxicated no less, was one of several points I had to take on faith, but for younger female readers, Alexis would likely be inspirational. The book also includes hints of romance, but in this volume at least, nothing that comes to fruition.
"Color Me Grey" is written in the first-person, past tense point-of-view, and at times, a bit stream of consciousness. I've said before I'm not a huge fan of first-person POV, but it does lend a youthful, up-to-the-minute air to this novel. The writing itself would benefit from some additional editing, as it suffers from occasional bouts of over-explaining, a few spelling errors, and some misused phrases. I would also prescribe a healthy dose of commas for the longer sentences. Editing issues aside, however, if one enjoys adventure novels where the focus is more on action and less on character and relationship development, "Color Me Grey" will be just what the doctor ordered.
There are elements of what could be a good story, but unfortunately the author gets mired down in absurd gushing over Alexis' incongruent childish lust for her employer and virtually every other halfway decent male she comes into contact with. She is supposed to be highly trained in self defense and receives even more training to be in covert operations yet she swoons like a school girl in proximity to any man shge finds remotely attractive.
Alexis is also supposed to be intelligent, but strangely she has reached her twenties supposedly both without a clue what her father actually does for a living and even more remarkably seemingly without even having been curious about it. We are supposed to view her as a competent, independent spy, yet we must believe that she would still insist on an allowance from Daddy while getting a substantial salary from her job.
If the weaknesses in the plot and character development were not bad enough, the reader must also suffer through apparently either nonexistent or entirely incompetent editing. The word "vial" is rendered as "vile" multiple times and the words "site" and "sight" are substituted for each other in a most glaring display of either poor spelling or appalling lack of vocabulary. Good editing takes more than a SpellCheck in a word processor, it takes an actual command of English.
The conflicts in what we are supposed to see in Alexis and how she actually behaves make her character cartoonish and shallow.Read more ›
Now, this is probably just me, but being in the Navy, I have an extremely hard time with books that feature military characters, when the author apparently has not done their research. In the space of less than half a page, there were three glaring military errors, and because of this, I completely got distracted from reading and couldn't back into it. For example, error number 1 - a Master Chief in the Navy isn't one rank below a commissioned officer, there are also Warrant Officers (who were previously enlisted and then applied for a specific program), or the fact that (error 2) a Master Chief can't just take a test and become an officer - in fact, there is an age limit on when individuals can apply for commissioning programs. Aside from these two issues, there were a couple of other military mistakes that just continued with my distraction.
From then on, I tried to keep reading, but was continually distracted by small bits and pieces that just made the plot seem even more implausible than it already was. I finally decided to give up on it around the middle of Chapter 4, less than 50 pages into it. While I think the author has potential in the future, I advise her to find someone in the military that can critique her work for accuracies, and a good editor to help with tightening up the prose, and turn her telling into showing with the writing. I have refrained from giving this book a star rating on GR because I didn't finish reading it and it didn't seem fair to do that. However, since a star rating is required on Amazon, unfortunately, it is a 1 star
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This will be my second time to read the whole series in preparation for the new book coming out. So far, I'm enjoying it just as much as the first time.Published 20 days ago by KatJinx
Wow, did I just give out another 5 stars?
Congratulations, J.C. Phelps. You have initiated a kickass series with a heroine who has earned her colors, um, I mean color -... Read more
I love this book. Can't wait to read more about Alexis. This is definitely a must read book. I love the characters too in this book.Published 5 months ago by Pamela Wheeler
Haven't had time to read it. It's hard for me if the first few pages don't draw me in...Published 5 months ago by Beth Watkins
I enjoyed meeting the people in this book. I bought the next two books already. This book is a good read for anyone. Might be a 5 star, we will see how the next book reads.Published 6 months ago by David Alcorn
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