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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Good News Day!

More good news during this festive time....


Mel Tescho
Something Wicked This Way Comes gets a 5 Raven review from BlackRavens Reviews. Here's a snippet:

"Dragon Heat by Mel Teshco
Mr. Teshco developed a tense and thrilling story with powerful, intelligent characters who were masterful in their use of mind games. Grace is a smart paranormal detective in hot pursuit of a creature that is a dragon-shifter. Benson the dragon-shifter also prosesses the ability to detect paranormal beings and knew more about Grace and her life from childhood to her current station. Their love making was so vivid and soulfully familiar that Grace and Benson joined in a partnership. The story was very well developed, the characters and the situations that marked Grace’s life were extremely realistic and the ending entailed a sexy conclusion. I recommend this mystery for the thrilling action in and out of bed."

Identity Shift gets a 4 star review from Night Owl Reviews.

"Action-packed, dangerous, sexy, and romantic - with words like those you'll definitely want to check out this new short by Mel Teshco."
"After reading an excerpt, I was definitely excited to dive right in to this story only to be stopped a bit short by the page length. Ms. Teshco packs a lot into this story, but perhaps more length would've better fleshed out the characters and their individual stories. Regardless, it is enjoyable and leaves me wanting more of these characters, so my hope is that Ms. Teshco has plans to continue this story. If readers like their paranormal romance with a healthy dose of mystery and an instantaneous whirlwind romance, then this story is a must read!"

Jenny Schwartz
A Clockwork Christmas has been reviewed by  Doctor Fantistiques. Here is a snippet on Wanted: One Scoundrel:

 “Wanted: One Scoundrel” by Jenny Schwartz is a gust of fresh air; set in Australia, this sweet story centers on a wildly intelligent suffragette named Esme and her search for a ‘scoundrel’ to talk up the benefits of women’s rights to the gentlemen of the colony. Her ‘scoundrel’ is actually quite a respectable, charming fellow, an American named Jed who quickly becomes Everyone’s Favorite Foreigner and suddenly Esme finds herself twitterpated around him, in spite of her firm beliefs and dedication to the cause of suffrage. Enter a dastardly town snob who thinks Esme is just a wild horse to be broken by The Right Man, a threat, an apparent kidnapping, and some unexpected intrigue, and Esme’s search for a scoundrel leaps far beyond the expected results… though not necessarily all for the worse. This is the least steamy story in the quartet, but frankly, it served the story just right. Esme is smart as a whip and terribly charming as a heroine and Jed is equally charming as the hero; while this isn’t an erotic story, it’s a pleasant trip to the Australian colonies with action, intrigue, and semi-unresolved tension (the good kind)."

and also by RT Book Reviews. Again, here's a snippet:

"While Schwartz’ story has perhaps the least obvious steampunk elements, the author more than makes up for this with witty dialogue and genuinely nice characters. Esme is particularly intriguing. She is so passionate about her work that readers will find themselves wanting to join her cause."

Kylie Griffin
Vengeance Born gets more great reviews.

 From Alternative Worlds, we have the following snippet:

 "The first Light Blade romantic fantasy is a terrific thriller as the endless war between demon and humans is reaching a critical survival stage for the latter. The lead couple is a strong pairing while the support cast, especially the Na’Chi, the warriors and the Council, enhance the internal squabble in the human realm. With an insightful look at racial intolerance in a time of long-term constant combat and security alert, fans will enjoy Vengeance Born."

From Fresh Fiction, we have:
"VENGEANCE BORN has every quality of a great novel, from romance to mystery to action. Annika's character is very dynamic, the reader gets to know her as a scared young girl who gradually grows into a mature young woman. Kalan is the typical white knight. The developing romance between the two is realistic, not instantaneous. The romance scenes are steamy and make for an even more exciting read as the reader waits to see what happens when a Light Blade loves the enemy."


Denise Rossetti
The Lone Warrior has been nominated in the Paranormal Romance category of the CAPA (Cupid and Psyche) Awards run by The Romance Studio. Winners will be announced on Valentine's Day.


Join us again next week for more good news. 


  1. I can tell you Identity Shift is a great, hot read. I loved Mel's use of the cryptozoology of big cats in Australia.

    Can't wait to read the other books. I have Shona Husk's Dark Vow lined up on my kindle :)

    As for the kind reviews of "Wanted: One Scoundrel" and the antho in general ... woot! they were the BEST Chrissie presents :) Thanks for sharing them here, Eleni.

  2. Great news! And thanks Jenny =)

    I'm looking forward to reading quite a few Darksiders books this year too!