Monday, May 26, 2008

News roundup

Top of the news this week is a contest! The authors involved in the Samhain print anthology, Heat Wave: A Midsummer's Night Steam, are blogging and running a contest all week over at Erotic Muses. Details are here, so head over and take a look!

Next up is the cover art for our July release, Querida!

LT Blue at JERR gives Fortune's Honor 4 1/2 stars!

What a beautiful love story! Ms. Craig created a beautiful world filled with the trials and tribulations of a big ranch family in Fortune’s Honor. Clay’s character is full of hope of family and a will to do what is right by the woman he finds himself in love with and his little brother. Paige is just as committed to stand by her word to Ty ignoring the growing affection she has for his older brother. The chemistry between Clay and Paige is constantly simmering to the breaking point but the restraint they have just makes it hotter. When they finally have sex, it is a sensual coming together that provides that climax that lingers for a day. AWESOME! While the sex isn’t as hot and orgasmic as I normally like, the sensuality is a perfect blend for this story. The secondary characters play an important role in the story and I hope to read more about them in a spin-off. I highly recommend Fortune’s Honor.

Mystical Nymph at Literary Nymph Reviews gives Corazon 4.5 Nymphs...

Corazon is the May release in the ongoing Calendar Boys series by the duo writing under the pen name of Jamie Craig. It’s another well written and plotted story I thoroughly enjoyed. While the plot vehicle of both Mason and Anton cheating on their respective significant others generally would have turned me off immediately, the manner in which the author(s) expressed the unhappiness and uncertainty of both men allowed me to overcome my usual unforgiving reaction. So imagine my surprise when I found myself rooting for the success of their new and growing relationship. What can I say? I’m a sucker for two guys in love.

Ley from Joyfully Reviewed reviews Seduction in Black & White

I was hooked and drawn into Seduction in Black and White from the first page. I really liked Jess and Emma, but Gideon had to grow on me. My initial impression of him was not very likeable. My feelings were solely based on his actions toward Jesse during their sex scenes, but after a while I was able to see the Gideon that Jesse and Emma loved. I was not aware that this story was part of a series and not being familiar with the previous books I was floored by some of the graphic BDSM scenes and the villainess torture scenes. They were harsh, brutal, gory and so well written that I couldn’t stop reading them. I give props to the talent of Jamie Craig, writing such an intensely suspenseful and complicated story that holds a readers interest such as this one has held mine can’t be easy. And for the record, jumping into this series in their 4th installment is not something I would recommend, even though I was able to grasp the storyline, there were names, events and little nuisances of significance that escaped me. I most definitely would have gotten more satisfaction from the story if I read the prequels first. Be warned Seduction in Black and White doesn’t hold back on anything, this is a very graphic story, but also an enjoyable one.


M said...

Hello Pepper and Vivien :)

I've been a little silent on the net because of finals and other unpleasant things. You guys have been busy!

The cover of Querida looks really nice. I don't read het much anymore but this cover makes me want to... What does the title mean? Is it something like "query"?

Congratulations on the good reviews.


Jamie said...

Querida is an endearment in Spanish, usually translated to my dear, my love, darling, that kind of thing. It's Tonio's pet name for Maddy.

Finals are an excellent reason to be silent, though, lol. Pepper certainly knows about end of term stuff, that's for sure. I hope they went well for you!

Vivien :)