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Tuesday 20 March 2012

Good News Day!

Welcome to this week's good news....


Shona Husk
Kiss of the Goblin Prince got 5/5 from the Romance Studio! Here is a snippet:

"This is the second book in the Shadowlands series. I strongly suggest starting with the first, not only because it will explain a lot, but also because it's just as good as this one. Ms. Husk has woven a tale of magic and myth, love and sacrifice. Her goblin and magic lore is fascinating and it creates an intricate and richly detailed plot. Dai is a tortured soul. When everything he's worked for comes to fruition, he finds little comfort in being human again. The courage he shows in facing his past is awe inspiring. This is primarily his story. There is love story here; but it's subtle. Love is what fuels his courage. Amanda has spent the last several years wrapped up in the grief of her husband's death and her daughter's chronic illness. I loved her compassion and honesty. Dai and Amanda's relationship develops slowly. There is such a strong connection. This was dark tale that kept me enthralled until the very end. The writing is smooth and the author delves into so many interesting topics. There is a lot going on but it's never confusing. Ms Husk was new author for me when I read The Goblin King and I have waited eagerly for this book; I wasn't disappointed. I highly recommend this story if your looking for a fantasy romance filled with depth and emotion. Can't wait for the next!"

Jenny Schwartz
A great review for A Clockwork Christmas by VampChix & Bite Club. Here's a snippet:

"Wanted: One Scoundrel was another excellent story from Jenny Schwartz, and I can always count on her writing to bring something new and creative to the page. Esme and Jed were so much fun, but then again, how can you not have fun reading about a suffragette that hires what she thinks is a scoundrel to act as her voice in a tight knit men only community? Add in blackmail, a kidnapping, some cool inventions, and a Gaston-like villain and you get a fun-filled adventure with a gooey romantic center. Loved it!"


Imogene Nix
Star of the Fleet, the fourth story in the Starline series, will be released in August 2012.


Christina Phillips
Christina has dipped her toe in the self-publishing pool and has released Touch of the Demon, the first in her new Sensual Seduction Series. A 10k word erotic paranormal romance, Touch of the Demon is just $0.99 at Smashwords and Amazon.

 Dark angel Rafe travels back in time to destroy the woman who is fated to bring untold chaos to the cosmos. Instead, he finds Celeste, a child of the Earth Goddess, who is sworn to protect the one Rafe seeks. He mistakes her for his quarry, but an irresistible attraction prevents him from taking her soul. And although Celeste holds the one weapon capable of banishing Rafe from Earth forever, she's unable to deny the overwhelming desire to possess this creature from hell. They come together in a frenzy of passion, each believing they are changing destiny by their actions. But when the Earth Goddess appears they discover her plans are more far reaching than either had imagined.

Previously published by The Wild Rose Press in 2009.


Lilliana Rose
Lilliana has had another poem, Ball,  published in InDaily. Check it out here.

Eleni Konstantine
The audio version of Strange Brew is now available from Antipodean SF (radio show 165 alpha). It's at around 23:00.


Tracey O'Hara
We have the cover reveal of Sin's Dark Caress, the third book in the Dark Brethren trilogy. Fab!

Tracey has also received the cover flats today - how cool do they fanned out.

Keri Arthur
Keri has the cover for book 4 of The Dark Angels series, Darkness Hunts.


Shona Husk
Kiss of the Goblin King was up for the favourite 5 heart read of last week on the Romance Studio.

Jenny Schwartz
A Clockwork Christmas was nominated for best romance anthology at The Romance Reviews. You have to sign in to vote.

Congrats, everyone!

Join us next week for some more great news. 


  1. Big congrats, guys. What a great haul of good news!

  2. Well done, ladies for all your handwork.


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