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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

*NEW* Stellar Reviews!

We all know great reviews validate the story crafting we do. While single review sentences can say a lot, sometimes we'd like to share more. That's exactly what this meme is about! 

In comments, share up to 200 words from a terrific review. It doesn't matter how much time has passed. All reviews are new to someone. Don't forget your buy link and website/blog link. Have fun!

Share your participation with a ready-to-go tweet or make your own.

Read mine on Exquisite Quills' Stellar Reviews!   


Maggie Le Page said...

This is one of the latest Amazon reviews for The Trouble With Dying.


This book had me. The beginning built up with a slow, agonizing suspense that had me wanting to yell, "Just wake up, Faith!" Such an interesting premise, the idea of an out-of-body experience while laying in a coma, attempting to figure out how you got there. Wonderfully suspenseful, romantic and steamy, and gripping. Ms. Le Page is an excellent writer, and I anxiously await her next book. I cannot recommend this book highly enough!


Tempted? Go check it out on Amazon:
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Barb Caffrey said...

This is my favorite review thus far, though I have several excellent ones for AN ELFY ON THE LOOSE:

Fresh, innovative and daring, this story comes across as something very different from the rest. It offers new fantasy concepts, including a unique take on elves and their relationship with humans in a contemporary setting. From the concepts in the novel to the author's unique and elegant writing style, everything about it contributed to build an enchanting world full of finely crafted characters, dark menace and promises of hope and love. And the storyline--wow--it kept me guessing from the very beginning and then it left me wanting for more at the end.


Tempted? Please check it out on Amazon:
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UK readers:

Barb's site (she loves visitors, really!):

Barb Caffrey said...

I wish I could've gotten the links to work...ah, well. Thanks for the opportunity, Exquisite Quills! :-D

Deb Coonts said...

Thanks--here's a review of the book that started it all, WANNA GET LUCKY?

When it comes to the crunch (something for a sullen teenager, hostile neighbor, unbearably saintly mother-in-law), the secret is to make them laugh. Deborah Coonts’sWANNA GET LUCKY?, set at the “most over-the-top megacasino/resort on the Las Vegas Strip,” entrusts the sleuthing to a brainy beauty who sees the lighter side of human folly. Marilyn Stassio, NYT Book Review, choosing Wanna Get Lucky? As a Notable Crime Novel for 2010.

Deb Coonts said...

Somebody please tell me how to shorten an activate the links, please?

Rosemary Gemmell said...

For The Adonis Touch by Romy Gemmell

'Book 2 in The Aphrodite and Adonis series does not disappoint. The story is so touching with Katie and Mike on a Greek getaway to see if this is a relationship worth pursuing. Katie has some sadness from her past that prevents her from giving completely.

But Katie didn't count on meeting the Greek myths of Aphrodite and Adonis in the flesh! This is the book to read as you relax at the end of a long day and want to unwind. You will finish with a smile on your face and dreaming of Cyprus in Spring!



Barbara White Daille said...

From Fresh Fiction for The Cowboy's Little Surprise
Book 1 in The Hitching Post Hotel series
by Barbara White Daille:

...The instant he sees the boy he knows this is his son and the result of one impulsive night of sex with Tina. Tina avoids Cole at all costs. If only she wasn't still in love with the cowboy... Cole has issues of hooking up with this forever kind of girl from a history of being branded worthless by his abusive father. Tina's biggest fear is what will happen to Robbie's heart when his father walks from his life again---as well as hers.

This talented author creates her stories with magic. ...this young woman and her son will steal your heart.

I was hooked at the first page and loved every bit of this story. THE COWBOY'S LITTLE SUPRISE is a beautiful story for the romantic at heart and lovers seeking forever love.

Available in print and e-book.


Barbara's website:

Thank you, EQ!

Sophia Ryan said...


A prep-school princess’ secret affair is exposed, forcing her to choose between the trappings of her privileged lifestyle and the love of the bad boy who’s oh-so-good for her.

“I really enjoyed this book…the story was well written and engaging.” 5 STARS, JESSIE

Wild Rose Press
More Sophia Ryan Books

Sophia Ryan said...

Hi, Deb: copy the line of code below and insert your link in place of the link that's there (everything between the quote marks). Very important: you must delete the two * I had to insert to keep the example from becoming a link or the code won't work. Thanks to Babette for this trick.

<*a href="">Amazon<*/a>

Good luck! Sophia

JoAnne Myers said...

Sue1958's review
Apr 22, 15
4Star Review for "Flagitious"

In between reading a full book I read each of one of these shorter thrillers inside this book.

I really HAVE to praise JoAnne Myers up, because each book took my complete attention.


In the first book, Stevens Mother was murdered.
There was a paragraph in there that stood out to me...

After seeing the photo's of his dead Mother, he held a photo album in his hands and hesitated over looking at his "Hot Momma", the one he remembered. His bubbly Momma.
He cried.The Hatchet Man resurfaced from time ago.

I enjoyed this first story very much so.


Katherine is a young widow. Her nephew goes missing. She knows there is something not right and won't settle until she finds out.

The problem is, once she does it puts her in complete and utter danger.There is something Satanic going on. Her life is at stake.
She also, unexpectedly finds love.

Review: Great read. This was an intense story. Full of page flicking for me, I wondered what on earth would be around the next corner for Katherine. And just what about her nephew!


We meet Charlotte. On the surface she has it all, lots of children, family life, nothing to worry about. Then...a medical error goes wrong.......Child abduction....I was solidly hooked on this short story. Reads like this are my favorite, I'm not sure why, but this author does write this one very VERY well, I started this section about 10pm after reading a full book. I picked up this story in FLAGITIOUS and began to read, fitting it in between books.

I got so carried away it was early hours of the morning when I finally got to sleep.

Yet another fab read.


This one is full of Lust, riches, power verses Honor from a Detective Nick. {I couldn't help but laugh at the warped sense of humor! Nick LOL]

Seriously though, this was another excellent story.
I thought this one good, flowed well, and you have this authors style marked all over it.

Thank you JoAnne Myers for contacting me and asking if I would like to read this. I loved it because all the short stories meant I could fit it in between reads making it handy. I could pick it up, put it down with ease.

Highly recommended.

By the way, I looked up the word FLAGITIOUS as it wasn't a word I was aware of, all I'm saying is, the WORD fits these stories SUPERBLY!

Buy Link:

Website: Jo Anne’s Postings:

Vamp Writer said...

A reader's comment left on Amazon for the first book in my three book Immortal Relations series

"Being a bit of a vampire-phile, I find myself constantly searching for the next vampire series to reach out and grab, or, more appropriately, bite me. I believe I have found my holy grail of vampire novels. You see, the Vlad books are typically a bit gory for my tastes, while the Twilight series is campy, sophomoric, and I feel, is most appealing to teenage girls. Mr. Ogan has delivered a tale at breakneck speed, one that jumps out of the starting gate and never loses steam. A tale filled with life lessons, love, sex, action and adventure. Complete with new insights into the powers of the immortal vamps, and fresh takes on the complex inner workings of their existence. From page 1 until the very end, Immortal Relations promises to have you on the edge of your seat and begging for more..."


Veronica Scott said...

From a 5 Star reader review on Amazon:
"Escapism at its best!" Fast paced and tightly written, Star Cruise: Marooned is a not-to-be-missed sci-fi action adventure. Red and Meg are believable characters and while their relationship develops into a romantic one, it was secondary to the main plot and was therefore more believable. This was a fast read for me, not because of its length, but because of its timing. The action flowed without feeling contrived, both of the main characters were strong, capable, and engaging. Scott's descriptions were broad enough to give the reader an imaginative feel for the setting without an overload of unnecessary details. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of Ms. Scott's work.


Jude Knight said...

Still one of my favourites. For Farewell to Kindness.

The writing is refreshing! Some books I read are just too obvious. I can figure out the good and bad guys right away and that gets rather tedious. This book, however, kept me guessing, kept me wondering and wanting to find out how it all turns out. The scene settings were well written, I felt the level of description, whether it be clothing or furniture, even places, was very well done. Not too much to be distracting, but just enough that I could picture what the author was describing, but, enough that I could imagine things in my own way.The characters were well rounded, not saints, but real people, so to speak. Altogether, it was a great romance with excellent elements of mystery!

In this book, there are characters you will love, those you will loathe and those you will despise! There are many reasons why.

Red Redepenning is a gentleman in the true sense of the word. Yes, there is revenge in his heart, but there is room for so much more.

Anne is an innocent but not without resources. A good aim can come in very handy it seems. The previous Earl of Chirbury wronged Anne in more ways than one so she has forced his hand. He has paid his penance and I think he got off easy.
And my blog:

James D said...

From the Self-Publishing Review, for book 3 of the Dream Series, DREAM CHILD:

""DiBenedetto captures a complex range of emotions and distills them into a fantastic read, and another thrilling ride that takes unpredictable and exhilarating turns when you least expect it. Happily, author DiBenedetto takes a new direction in this installment, tackling the more complex crimes of extortion and corruption rather than a murder-mystery. Fair warning: if you enjoy Dream Child, you're likely to be hooked onto the rest of the series."

Dream Child on Amazon

My Website!

Carolina Valdez said...

From AWAKING THE ALPHA - best recommendation is #10 on All Romance eBooks.

4.5 Hearts - "Carolina has a wonderful way with words, can can spin a tale that will bring you into a world that will help you disappear. This is truly a work of art. I love the way the words flow with such tender feelings. It almost made me cry in certain parts...I recommend it for anyone who loves paranormal shapeshifters, two very sexy men, hot sex, and dangers. They come together hot and fast, but when the time comes with trouble it leaves them hanging with concerns. However, they overcome their challenges and their love grows even stronger. I loved this story and cannot wait to read more by Carolina." Lisa, MM Good Book Reviews

Peggy Jaeger said...

SKATER'S WALTZ. by Peggy Jaeger. My favorite review:
Ms. Jaeger skillfully drew me into the lives of figure skater Tiffany Lennox and roving journalist Cole Greer and kept me hooked until the end (well beyond the midnight hour).
I loved that she read it in one sitting!