The Romance Reviews

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Watchtower Series

The original plan for the Watchtower Series was like this:

Over the Rainbow - Aidan's and James' story

Over the Moon - more of Aidan and James and the vows of being king and having a warlock with a talent for fire (read: chaos) at his side

Out of the (Werewolf) Closet - takes a de-tour, telling the story of Prince Alric (Rick) and King Tom (King of bloody everything) and the cursed lands

- brings us to the lands made out of ice, ends the story line which was started in Over the Rainbow, doors close and new ones open. Aidan and James again with a dash of Vivian and Raphael

Siren Song
- the enemy we have been waiting for (hinted at) finally appears, or does he? Not everything is how it seems and by moving on Raphael finds Darren (or Darren finds him and doesn't let go) and new, exciting doors are opened which can never be closed again.

Siren Song was supposed to be the end but after writing it, it turns out there are at least two more stories here which need to be told:

Dragon's Breath - unnamed dragon (as of yet) and Richard, one of Raphael's knights and chosen elite guard to King James.

Winter's Child - guess the names tells it all...this story will be cold *shivers*

LOL *laughing like a loon*

Have you ever had a plot bunny which just took over and never went away? Well, this series seemes to be this plot bunny and I am so terribly nervous about the first booking being published. So terribly nervous.

And here is another teaser: Belze. The cat who started it all by daring Aidan to have sex with James. Meet my favourite feline!

Facebook - DSP

I am over at the DSP facebook paged today from 6 pm Irish time or 1 pm ET time for a few hours - if you want to stop by and say hello.

Sunday, 19 February 2012


From my sale's report, I know I have hardly any purchases of my books from Amazon and the Kindle but hey, I thought to share this anyway. I found this over at RJ's blog (HERE) and it is excellent information, so I thought I'd share it here too...just in case.

I am sure the same method would work for other books published by different publishers and not just for Silver but I haven't tried it myself because me and the Kindle had some difficulties which we didn't manage to overcome (LOL). So here it goes:


Find your Kindle e-mail address

Go to Amazon and log in
Find Kindle in the left hand menus
Then find 'Manage my Kindle'
Click on 'Manage Your Devices'

The email address you need is under the 'Send to Kindle Email Address'

Make a note of this address


Add Silver to your list of approved email senders

Remaining logged in to Amazon...
Click on 'Personal Document Settings'
Scroll to the list of approved Email addresses
Add the following to the list:

Then press *Add Address*


Add your Kindle address to Silver Publishing

Log in to your Silver account

Click on 'My Account'

Click on 'My Account Info'

Type in your Kindle address that you found above
(this example is my old kindle address)

Press Update


RJ Scott

To celebrate a new book relase by RJ Scott, I asked her the following question:

What inspired you to write?

RJ's answers: I love my reading, I always have done, and it is wanting to be able to create stories for people to read that made me start writing.

Authors like CS Lewis, Tolkein, Sharon Penman and Nora Roberts have created wonderful worlds and I wanted to taste what that was like...

So the answer is: sharing the stories inside my head with other people!


RJ's blog is HERE.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Watchtower Series

I am still writing Siren Song, book 5 in my WT series and I still need to actually write book 4. Anyone ever heard of doing things in order?

Anyway, I am so nervous about this series being published because it is very dear to me. VERY DEAR and of course I am afraid people won't like. It is a curious mix between fantasy, scifi and taking things too literal...I've had fun with it, smiling like a loon while writing it and I can only hope it will be received well. :)

I know it is too early to plan anymore but honestly, Over The Raindow, book 1, was supposed to be 1 book only and look this spiraled out of control into 5 books so far. I thought Siren Song was going to be the end but as I am writing it, I had this brilliant idea of spinning the series off.

So there could be the Watchtower Series, ending with book 5 and then there could be the spin off series, I am tentatively calling Kinghts of the Realm Series or Knights series...I think I am getting ahead of myself here which brings me right back to my fear. WHAT IF PEOPLE DONT LIKE IT! *wibble*

(Meet Darren, featured in Out of the (Werewolf) Closet, book 3 and Siren Song, book 5 which will be his story and the story of his mate)

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Review for Born of Shadows (The League, #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Born of Shadows (The League, #4)Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was so brilliant that I got no other name for it - BRILLIANT. Cai, to me, was exactly how I like my men in books. Reckless, a smart ass with a big heart, sexy as hell and hard to control. A force to be reckoned with and yet, charming and vulnerable if you knew where to look.

I also loved the idea of the book, the kidnapping and the finding the family again - this plot is what I love most and this book is kind of perfect. I am gushing, I know but perfection rarely arrives and this book IS IT FOR ME! :)

Go and READ NOW! :)

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Review for A Bar Tender Tale by Melanie Tushmore

A Bar Tender TaleA Bar Tender Tale by Melanie Tushmore

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was going to list what I loved about this book but the goodreads was down and it's been a while since then...

But I had a great time reading and just so much fun that I would honestly recommend this book!

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Watchtower Series

As you might know, the first 3 books are coming this summer (more HERE on my website).

Some release dates changed but since they are still quite far out, nothing much to worry about.

Currently I've got a plan for 5 books in this series. I've talked about this before and I will talk some more about it but I thought to let you know, that book 5 is coming along really well.

LOL - book 5 is called Siren Song and will have a *cough* siren in it. Who could've guessed?

And what about book 4 you ask? Icelands is also coming along but has hit a snag. I've found it easier to actually write book 5 and invent the book 4 story line in retrospect. I guess I am weird.

And this is an image of how I picked the Icelands which is the title of book 4...and again, can you guess where it'll take place? (Hint: it will have to do with something needing much ice and snow! HA!)

Monday, 13 February 2012

Featured over on SJD Peterson's Blog, Valentine QA

SJD asked me a few questions a few weeks ago and I've answered them over the SDJ's blog.

It also features a promo for my bookg Betting On Love...

If you want to see what questions she asked me and what my answers were, please go over to the blog - HERE.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Being Human (1st in Fallen Angel Series)

It is early days release date for this book isn't until April but I guess there's no harm in starting to talk about it. *shrug*

There might be 2 or max 3 stories in the series, detailing (duh) the battle between good and evil, angels and demons, hummans and everyone else... - this isn't a terribly new idea, I know.

It also deals with Kai, our resident clueless and slightly curious angel who would like to try anything at least once - much to the annoyance of our resident hero, Alex.

It isn't so much the battle between good and evil, the fight to save the world which stands in the foreground here but it serves as a backdrop for how to fall in love and how to overcome despite the odds.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Love For Hire

I know this book got a lot of negative feedback and most of it was actaully good negative feedback because, as much as it pains me, the comments weren't wrong.

Part of the problem was that the story follows a bigger story arc but only the 1st, very small part, was published in Love For Hire and since (obviously) people don't have crystal balls to devine my plan, the story on its own didn't quite work.

I've learned from this mistake since then. The story was one of my early works anyway and as you can tell, Betting On Love, is much better because it was written later after I learned a few more things.

The point of this post is that while I appreciate all the negative feedback, I am wondering if anyone actually liked it? It is human to only comment with negative thoughts (I am the same, I rarely give praise which I guess I should change) but I am wondering two things:

Did anyone like it?
Would I be better off letting the contract for Love For Hire expire and then re-write the entire story into one, larger book and see about publishing it again in a few years time?
Or should I work on the rest of it now?

I am leaning towards letting the contract expire because I kind of think, re-doing it like it had been in my head in the first place might be the way to go.

So if you're reading this and got an opinion, care to share? Thanks!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Chatting tomorrow on FB

I am over on the Silver Facebook Page tomorrow chatting away.

If you want ti chat and hang out, please stop by!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Sad news

I did not know her very well. I worked with her. She sat next to me. She was always smiling and happy. I cannot remember her being rude or angry. She was ful of life.

She was not supposed to be able to get pregnant and yet a miracle occured.

Her daughter saved her life...gave her a few more years because thanks to her did they find the cancer at all.

Two years of fighting...she passed away last night.

I did not know her very well but I am still in shock.

Be at peace.