Musings

james_bride.jpgReviewed by: Andrea Williamson
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: February 24, 2009
3.5 stars

Centuries ago, an ancient Celtic relic, The Circle of Light, resided within the church on McDonough land.  As long as the people worshipped and protected it, the Circle brought fortune and good luck to everyone there.  And then one night a greedy pirate, the Black Scotsman, stole the ethereal artifact for his own, placing a terrible curse upon both families…

Despite the degradation of Castle McDonough and its surrounding lands, Lady Maura O’Donnell, only child of the earl, loves her home nestled in the northernmost tip of Ireland.  When her father suddenly becomes ill, he elicits a deathbed promise from her to do whatever it takes to retrieve the Circle of Light back from the Duke of …

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dodd_danger.jpgReviewed by PJ Ausdenmore
Publisher: Penguin
5 Stars

Readers have been begging for Gabriel Prescott’s story since 2003, when he appeared in Just the Way You Are, the first book in Dodd’s contemporary Lost Texas Hearts series.  Over the next five years, Gabriel continued to intrigue readers with appearances in books from that series as well as Dodd’s romantic suspense, Fortune Hunter series.  Now, finally, with the March 3rd release of Danger in a Red Dress, Gabriel’s story comes to life in an unforgettable book that brings the two series together in a stunning conclusion.

When a wealthy, elderly gentleman dies in nurse, Hannah Grey’s care and leaves her a $50,000 bequest, his selfish and vindictive children convince a judge that Hannah slept with their father to obtain …

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POSTED BY MARISA

I just finished reading First Sin by Cheyenne McCray, and Murder Game by Christine Feehan. Let me tell you, both books have some very, very, very damaged heroines and some very wicked, evil, monstrous villains. There were times when I questioned if an HEA was anywhere in sight. Of course I got my HEA, and the journey was an interesting one that kept me turning the pages long into the night.

firstsin1.JPGFirst Sin is a Lexi Steele Novel and the heroine, Lexi Steele, is all sorts of damaged. However she is not a victim – she’s one of the strongest heroines I’ve read. First Sin was violent and hard hitting. The characters are strong and determined, and the story is not a pretty one. As a top …

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Thanks to all of you who visited and posted during our M/M Romance Author Round Table. We put all your names in a hat and picked out the winners of the book give aways for each blog. I want to give a big shout out and huge thanks  the authors for their generosity in donating their books.

The WINNERS are:

Wave won Where the Heart Is by Ally Blue

Azteclady won Shady Ridge by Chris Owen

Jody F. won Pyke’s Peak by Chris Owen

Kati won The Adrien English Mysteries by Josh Lanyon

Rhonda won Collision Course by K.A. Mitchell

Orannia won The Englor Affair by JL Langely

Amyless won Heaven Sent by Jet Mykles

Jan won Gobsmacked by LB Gregg

Diane S. won Hidden Beauty by Jamie Craig

Congratulations

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Last question and final book give aways – this afternoon post for your chance to win either LB Gregg’s GOBSMACKED OR  Jamie Craig’s HIDDEN BEAUTY in print, or an e-copy of  MASTER OF OBSIDAIN. That’s right three books, three  lucky posters!

Marisa: My final question is:  What trends have you seen in erotic fiction over the last 12 months and how do you feel about them? Again – I’ll ask if you care – or as author do you write the books you want to write and hope an audience finds them.

Jamie:
A: From our side of the relationship, it looks like there’s two areas that have proliferated in the market more than others – shifter stories and any type of menage. M/M is certainly on the rise, but …

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Marisa: Relative to what print publishers are willing to release, do you consider your work “outside the box” ? What is it about your work that may be considered “outside the box”?

(Find out more about these authors by clicking on thier names for links to their web sites. Also check out excerpts of their books on our book page. )

This afternoon we’re giving away a copy of Jet Mykles HEAVEN SENT to one random  poster.


regularly2.jpgKA Mitchell:
I have read some of the gay erotica that is available from more traditional publishers and I do think that what we are selling is a bit different, especially in that it’s marketed to women. Much of the gay romance I read prior to the past four years did not …

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