Friday, August 19, 2011

A Review and some Stuff

FIRST: I KNEW Elizabeth Spann Craig was re-releasing her first Myrtle Clover mystery which had gone out of print AND her third one in the series which hadn't been released first round because of a change in direction by Midnight Ink. But that sneaky sneakster snuck right past me on WHEN!!!

So... Available on Amazon!





So what are you waiting for!? Go buy them!!!


SECOND: I am ALSO at Authors Promoting Authors today talking about the several options BETWEEN Traditional big house publishing and Self-publishing.


And THIRDLY... on Tuesday I promised you a book review of My Fearful Symmetry...

This isn't my normal genre, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I think this is everything the extremes of the Vampire genre of late lack. It isn't cold like the horror end, and it isn't romanticized out of realistic. Instead we get a beautifully written, sympathetic main character, brought into the immortal world to 'save his life'... or so he believes... and when I say beautifully written, I MEAN beautifully written.

But Cedric's maker has an agenda, and it isn't Cedric's glorification... but Raj's. I felt the details were beautifully done, as was the world drawn of a very old ritual--a culture where 'Adepts' are held in servitude much as I imagine the Geisha--revered in many ways, but whores, nonetheless (and I do know this description demeans Geisha—I don't mean to say a Geisha is a common prostitute... but rather I am trying to elevate the Adept... skilled pleasure bringers... in this case to bring the parties in contact with the goddess). I think the characters, language, and detail of this book are perfect.

It isn't for everybody--the slash romance angle isn't graphic, but is ever-present. It is not 'parts detail' but it is very erotic. But keep in mind neither of those are things I normally go for and I loved this anyway--the underlying story is well developed, very human, and beautifully told.


Note:  LAST CHANCE!!!  Denise offered to give away a t-shirt that says 'I am an adept of the ancient arts' which if you read her book you will know is QUITE the bragging rights! Very likely to get you all SORTS of propositions, offers of cash and possibly cookies... So... if you WANT to win, just comment, all week long with the phrase 'Kinky Vampire sex' (or if you are a prude you can just say 'I want to win!'). To double your chances, tweet or facebook share Tuesday's or Today's posts that feature Denise and her book! (and let me know... mind reading is not among my skills)  [Sadly, she can only ship US and Canada]

18 comments:

Jan Morrison said...

Kinky vampire sex
to you and all who you love. This does sound good.
And so do Elizabeth's new books. Think I have to go shopping. See you later...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I didn't think anyone could sneak something past you, Hart!

GigglesandGuns said...

All I can say is, "Thank heaven my kindle doesn't get any heavier the more I add to it."
ff to APA and then Amazon.

Isis Rushdan said...

I'm so glad I purchased a Kindle. Thanks for the review. Now I have another on my TBR pile.

Liz said...

Proudly Waves Sign:
I made Watery Tart Read Erotic Fiction!
(we should get tee shirts)


cheers
Liz

Old Kitty said...

Thanks for your most NAKED review! I knew this book of erotic vampirism would be fab!! Yay!!

Take care
x

Michael Offutt said...

I like me some kinky vampire sex...especially when thinking of the True Blood cast.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Sneaky of me! Ha! Thanks so much for the mention, Hart!

Hart Johnson said...

Jan-very good idea!

Alex, oh the stuff that gets by me could populate large countries...

Mary, I know, right?

Isis-hey welcome! i don't think I've seen you here before. And enjoy!

Liz-yes, you were my first!

Jenny-definitely good stuff!

Michael-this is more formally set up, but definitely the same steamy... I think you'll like it!

Elizabeth-Ha! Well I caught you!

Talli Roland said...

Wow, that book looks interesting for sure. Thanks for the review, lovely lady! :)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Ooh, I love the sound of My Fearful Symmetry--it sounds like my kind of read. Thank you! Happy Weekend!

♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥
Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?
YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

SP Sipal said...

Wonderful reviews, Hart. I'd not heard of My Fearful Symmetry, but you definitely make me want to read it. And I loved your article on the great in-between in publishing! :-)

Will Burke said...

I don't think that Fearful Symmetry is up my alley, but a big Thank You for your Publishing Options article! I really appreciate the info, and it may alter my goals. ;)

Misha said...

Sounds interesting. I'd love to enter, but I'm in South Africa. :-(

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

sign me up for some kinky vampire sex. Definitely.
Also, i can't remember if i mentioned this already or not, but i LOVE that title. Color me jealous

RaShelle said...

Hey Hart - HOpe you're having a great weekend. I'm just sneaking that in. ;D

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Stephen Tremp said...

I need to get a Kindle, and I still don;t get the whole vampire thing. Seems kinda weird to me. But hey, if it floats someone's boat, more power to them.