Category Archives: Book Reviews

An observation about review rankings of series books…

After writing three series, I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon with respect to reviews: later books in a series get better reviews than the first book. Here are the average star rankings on Amazon for my three series: Breeder series Breeder … Continue reading

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Readers & authors…let’s talk spoilers

Spoiler, n. information about the plot of a motion picture or TV program [or novel] that can spoil the viewer’ sense of surprise or suspense. Reader/veteran reviewer Meredith Gurr had asked in a Facebook group if mentioning a story contained … Continue reading

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Single title romances now FREE with Kindle Unlimited PLUS a 99-cent sale

My single-title (non series) romances are now free with Kindle Unlimited, PLUS, I’ve lowered the price on all my novelettes to 99 cents (or free with Kindle Unlimited). If you haven’t tried these books, now is the time to snap … Continue reading

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Coming on Thursdays: a look back at science fiction romance…#SFR #ScifiRom #TBT

On social media there is such a thing as Throwback Thursday (#TBT), in which people post old photos of themselves. I got to thinking, why isn’t there a TBT for books? Why not do a feature about backlisted books? New … Continue reading

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“Toe-curlingly sexy,” “fantastic thrill ride,” “sizzling romance” – Claimed by the Cyborg

“A nice balance between romance and danger” –  Mixed Book Bag “Toe-curlingly sexy” – Naughty Knitter Reviews “Hugely romantic” –  Deanna’s World “A little bit of everything, action, romance, mystery and suspense…I couldn’t put it down”­­–  Boundless Book Reviews “A … Continue reading

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What’s next for #shapeshifter romances? Some thoughts…#Shifter #PNR

  My 1,500th blog post!!!! Okay, enough cheering. Author Celeste Jones and I were talking recently about shapeshifter romances and trends. Shifter romances started with wolves, then big cats like panthers and leopards came along, and now bears are the … Continue reading

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9 tips for writing book reviews fast! #BookReviews #BookBlog

Writing a review doesn’t have to be time consuming, and a review doesn’t have to be an epic tome to be effective (in fact, shorter reviews are probably more likely to be read). Sure, some bloggers and reviewers write comprehensive … Continue reading

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Book Review: Venture into the wild with Lisa Medley’s Shifted in Seattle – 5 stars

Ethan Lane has a BIG secret. He’s hiding his identity as a best-selling author. And he’s also a Sasquatch shifter. Yeah, he’s  a “Bigfoot,” the big hairy dude who always takes very grainy, indistinct photos. He’s been able to hide … Continue reading

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An author’s POV: 8 ways to improve your book review blog

I have empathy for book reviewers. Once word gets out that they review books, they’re inundated with authors pushing their books. (Hint to readers who want free books – become a book blogger. If you review it, they will come…). In … Continue reading

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“Innovative,” “Unique” “Refreshing” — take a journey into the paranormal, a new kind of #PNR read

Shifters are great, and so are vamps, but if you’re bold enough to try a paranormal with a different twist, something unique, reviewers agree, Destiny’s Chance offers something exciting and different. Praise from readers for Destiny’s Chance [FromGoodreads]: “WOW! Absolutely  … Continue reading

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