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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

5 Angels for Eros Island

5 Angels Rating

Eros Island

Eros Island is a trio of hot, steamy tales that are sure to please any lover of erotic romance. All three are well written. The characters aren’t run-of-the-mill types, and each story is superb and satisfying in its own way.

Lucinda Betts’ story is called Centaur Heart and is a tale of deceit and power. It tells of the Lord of the Centaurs, Chiron, and the way he turns dishonor to honor. I was intrigued by Chiron. The world and the tournament were realistic enough to keep me spellbound.

Dawn Thompson’s contribution to this anthology is called Goddess of the Dreamwell and is a tale of knights, favors wished for and wishes granted. It shows the fact that sometimes when fantasies are fulfilled, reality falls away. This is a story of love, lust and emotion and is very entertaining.

Thunderstruck by Devyn Quinn is the story in this anthology that I think I enjoyed the most. Don’t get me wrong; I liked each of these three stories but this one just found a special spot in my heart. Danicia is such a well written character. I could feel her satisfaction and almost see her response to her creation brought to life. She is a sculptor and her Herakles is all any woman could wish for. Each of the stories in this anthology is erotic, with hot, sexy characters and heat that made my toes curl.

Eros Island is a keeper, something I know I will read more than once. I will recommend this book to anyone who enjoys sultry romance, interesting time periods and characters who are so real they steal your breath. This is one steamy selection!

Great job, ladies!

Reviewed by: Carly
Fallen Angels Reviews

Sunday, January 20, 2008

TOP PICK for The Ravening - Night Owl Romance

The Ravening by Dawn Thompson
Score: 5/5 - Reviewer Top Pick
Reviewer: Janean of Night Owl Romance

Paloma is a young gypsy woman who loves dancing in the moonlight. One night she escapes her sleazy stepfather's grasp and flees off into the night. As she finds peace dancing under the twinkling stars and moon, she finds herself in an evil creature's clutches, and with one bite, Paloma's life is changed forever.

Milosh has come back to England to destroy the evil vampire, Sebastian and to seek out his friends the Hyde-Whites, but he finds the Whitebriar Abbey destroyed. While at the ruins of the abbey he finds Paloma there. This intriguing little thief gets under his skin and makes his blood boil. Can Milosh resist temptation? Or will he end up a blood-crazed beast?

Dawn Thompson once again gives us a masterpiece! As you travel with Paloma and Milosh on their adventure, you will feel each one of their gut-wrenching emotions as through they were your very own. When Paloma is face to face with the evil creature that bites her, you can smell his foul stench and feel her spine-tingling fear!

"The Ravening" is captivating and exhilarating and you will find yourself holding your breath as you take the ride of your life with these amazing people! There are plenty sparks between Milosh and Paloma that will definitely cause a lot of sizzling between the sheets of this blazing book! Although, "The Ravening" is a stand-alone book, it is part of the "Blood Moon" series and I am sure Ms. Thompson will have everyone flocking to their neighborhood bookstores for all these amazing books!

The Series
Book 1 – Blood Moon
Book 2 – The Brotherhood
Book 3 – The Ravening

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

5 star review for The Ravening

Customer Rating for this product is 5 out of 5 vampire historical romantic suspense at its best
A reviewer, A reviewer, 12/28/2007

After years away, Brotherhood warrior Milosh returns to the Hyde-White family manor in Cumberland, England to complete his long term quest of killing the lord of the evil vampires Sebastian. He is stunned with what he sees as the house is a ruin obviously destroyed by fire and his friends like Joss are gone. However, most shocking is the Gypsy living amidst the wreckage.

He demands Paloma explain why she hides in this cold dump. She tells him she took refuge in this forbidden place that no one visits anymore here praying and waiting in hope that someone would come to teach her the Blood Moon technique so she can control her blood lust thirst. Paloma further explains a shapeshifting vampire bit her. Milosh is further stunned as he realizes he wants Paloma, but must not allow her to become a pawn in his war with Sebastian who he assumes bit her. She makes it even more difficult to resist her when she offers her love, body and soul to him.

Decades since the events of early Victorian THE BROTHERHOOD and even more years since Regency THE BLOOD MOON, the final tale in the Chronicles of the Blood Moon Victorian vampire saga is a superb final confrontation between good and evil. The key to this excellent vampire romantic suspense is how Dawn Thompson keeps the feeling that the bad guy is going to win as the hero is distracted by love. THE RAVENING is vampire historical romantic suspense at its best. --- Harriet Klausner

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Monday, January 14, 2008

2 Fantasm Award Nominations

Fantasm Award Nominee - Best Vampire Romance 2007 - Blood Moon The Brotherhood

Fantasm Award Nominee for Best Werewolf Romance 2007

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Monday, January 7, 2008

5 cup review from Coffee Time Review for The Privateer

ISBN: 0843959819
December 2007
Dorchester Publishing
352 pages
Historical Romance
Rating: 5 cups

Lady Lark Eddington feels her world is being tossed about. She knew that her father gambled, but now it has fallen to her to try to get out from under the debt. Her father’s death brought much more than mere debt. She has no family to help her. She is discouraged and sees no hope anywhere. Although she is a stubborn woman, she knows it will take a very long time for her to clear the debts without assistance.

Basil “King” Kingston is the Earl of Grayshire. He has taken his time to find someone to marry, even though his mother hounds him to give her an heir. He has a lady in mind but is not sure about making the commitment. He does not want to end up like his father but can see no way out. His must also find a companion for his mother and that task is just as difficult since his mother is not an easy woman to get along with.

Being put in Marshalsea was humiliating for Lark. But it cannot be worse than the way the ton treats her and offers her no help. She was set to work off her debt until she somehow caught the eye of the Earl of Grayshire. He wants her help, but she is not sure if that is something she wants to do. However, since she is desperate, she does not have a lot of options. King is quite taken with Lark but is engaged to another woman. Will he be able to get out of it? There is a heat between Lark and King that cannot be denied, even when they accidentally touch. Lark just wants to get away and try to start over her life. But with dreams of King in her head, she is unsure that it will be possible. Plans go awry when King does his duty to the crown and heads out to sea. He knows his mother will not be pleased with him but there is not a whole lot he can do about it. King just hopes that everything will be okay while he is gone. Lark hopes he will come back safely. Will they get their wishes?

Ms. MacTavish writes compelling characters. I found both Lark and King great to read and learn about. Protocol had a place in the 1800’s in England and this illustrates not only how they lived, but also how things were pushed to the limit. Being someone who loves history, I found everything very well researched. That is not easy to say with all writers. I was pleased with Ms. MacTavish’s characters and situations. I hope to read more of her work and find it just as pleasing as this one was for me.

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Romantic Times KISS Award for The Ravening

The Ravening received 4 1/2 star TOP PICK from Romantic Times. However, Milosh, the hero received their K.I.S.S. Award, too.

"Dawn Thompson's Milosh from The Ravening will fulfill your dream-lover lovings." - Romantic Times Magazine, February 2008 issue.

This is the second K.I.S.S. Award in a row for Dawn - The Privateer received one January 2007 issue.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Review of Eros Island

Eros Island
by Devyn Quinn, Dawn Thompson, Lucinda Betts
Kensington Publishing (Aphrodisia
available: January 29, 2008
ISBN #0758222149EAN #9780758222145304
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"The Loving of a Lifetime"
Eros Island is aptly named for a trio of stories where mortals receive the loving of a lifetime at the hands of skilled deities. Each one carries you away to another realm where inhibitions are lost and senses are heightened, yet even in the midst of gods, choices aren't always what they seem.

Dawn Thompson brings us Goddess of the Dream Well. What's an honorable Knight of the Realm to do when he washes up on a mysterious island and is welcomed by a gorgeous naked goddess who says he is hers to pleasure for one day? No brainer there. Pleasure away. Until he finds out there is a high price for that one night, and not only at a cost to himself, but for others. Most especially someone he has come to care a great deal about. Think a woman scorned is something to fear? Try a goddess scorned.

Thunderstruck, Devyn Quin's offering, has echoes of Pygmalion where a talented sculptor, Dani, creates a stunning work of art and falls in love with it, or rather him, the stone worked image of the god Herakles who comes to life and carries her away to Mount Olympus.
There is no conflict in this tale unless you consider being pampered and indulged all night by an incredibly luscious god who delivers every sensual fantasy a conflict. But all good things must come to an end. Or do they?

Centaur Heart by Lucinda Betts revolves around Centaurs and a high-spirited princess. Chiron, King of the Centaurs, has come to warn Knossos Princess Akantha of the evil that is trying to twist its way into power over her kingdom in the form of her suitor. Because he's a Centaur, Akantha should be repulsed by Chiron, but she can't help admiring his strength of form and honorable purpose of fighting evil even after she won't credit his warning. They are both feisty and stubborn characters, suited to each other. Once they stop arguing and join forces, they have a lot to overcome in just a few pages, but Betts pulls it all together in an extremely satisfying way. But how in the name of Eros does a woman get together with a Centaur? I'm not telling.

Reviewed by Clover AutreyPosted January 1, 2008
Paranormal Romance Reviews


Centaur Heart by Lucinda Betts
In a sacred glade in ancient Greece stands Chiron, a godlike man who radiates sexual power. The Princess Akantha is spellbound—and consumed with desire for him. Chiron is tall and muscular with otherworldly eyes and a mane of hair that gleams like polished bronze. But is he truly a man…or a centaur? Akantha is about to be swept away for the wildest ride of her life…

The Dream Well by Dawn Thompson
A knight lost within the mists of a Celtic wood finds a magical well—and as he touches its stones, a goddess rises from its depths, beautiful, naked and unashamed. Gar Trivelyan is instantly aroused by the breathtaking sight of Analee’s body, half veiled in the silken fall of her coppery hair, and her matchless eyes. When the Samhain moon is full, she whispers, I may choose a lover. And I have chosen you…

Thunderstruck by Devyn Quinn
Danicia Ryan works magic in marble—her sculpture of the epitome of nude male beauty and unbridled virility. When the sculpture turns to living flesh during a violent thunderstorm, Danicia is dazzled by the intensity of Herakles’s sexual appetite. And she’s ready, eager, and willing to take everything her dream god has to give…
WARNING! This is a REALLY HOT book. (Sexually Explicit.)