Sherri reviewed Drollerie’s Civil War anthology, Defiance. About my contribution, Storms As She Walks, Sherri says:
I was hooked from the first sentence and pulled right along though the story. Burkhart has an amazing knack for building bonds between characters. I loved the dynamic of the regiment. I loved Meli’s strength and commitment. I loved Steadmen’s straight-shooting manner. I’m left with a soft spot for Lying Abe and Big John. This is defiantly one of the short stories I wish was a full-length novel because I wasn’t ready for it to end…despite being satisfied with the ending.
Read the whole review here. Thank you, Sherri!
A huge thank you to Steph of Bookaholics Romance Book Club for adding a 4.5 star review for Rose on Amazon:
The Rose of Shanhasson enthralled me with its lush imagery and vivid characters. I felt as if I had been swept away into a world that blended the richness of the Medieval Era combined with stunning fantasy and magic. Since this is smaller publisher I hope that this romance will enjoy the wide readership it deserves. In addition to the strong characters, this story excited me because it was original, unexpected and thrilling.
Thank you, Steph!
From Susi at The Geeky Bookworm:
Really special about this books are the wonderful written letters in the beginning of each chapter. They brought tears to my eyes. And the poetry was heartbreaking, too. One of the best books read so far this year and I will buy more of her books ASAP.
Read the entire review here plus a great run-down of many other books. Thank you so much, Susi!
I’ve met so many awesome people on Twitter. Through Pearl, I’ve connected with several terrific readers associated with Realms on Our Bookshelves. Pearl gave a wonderful, thorough review of Dear Sir, I’m Yours:
The way Joely Sue Burkhart build up the story and characters with their struggles, angst and insecurities did not take away from the intensity or hotness of the love scenes. They were spine tingling and arousing. For me it was erotic romance as it is suppose to be: classy, erotic and emotionally intense.
With DEAR SIR, I’M YOURS, a story of love, sexual discovery and most importantly trust, Joely Sue Burkhart has put herself on my reading map and I am ready for the next story that comes out of her pen (or keyboard).
Read her entire review here. Thank you so much, Pearl! I don’t know that Mason will get his own book — right now, I’m concentrating on Conn’s older brother, Victor, but who knows!
From Fallen Angel Reviews, 5 Angels:
…this book is a testament to the writing skill of its author. Joely Sue Burkhart takes us deep into the psyches of two people whose relationship is defined by elements of submission and dominance. Fans of character-driven BDSM books will find plenty to like about Ms. Burkhart’s novel.
Read the entire review here. Thank you, Jazlyn!
Wheee, check out this fabulous review from Holly at Long and Short Reviews — BEST BOOK!
…this book pushes the limits to new levels, in terms of passion, strength and pure lust. The scenes between the three main characters are so explicitly hot and erotic I expected my e-reader to melt. Ms. Burkhart creates her world so skillfully, the people and places become real to the reader, and the emotions are deep and, at times quite gut-wrenchingly real. There were many places in the story where I cried along with Shannari, at her depth of loss and her heights of joy and passion.
You can read the whole review here. Thank you so much, Holly!
I’m thrilled to death with a score of 84! Mrs. Giggles says:
The most memorable parts of this story are the letters to Conn that Rae had written but never sent to Conn. These notes are a beautiful showcase of Ms Burkhart’s way with words – elegant, heartbreaking, without being too overwrought or melodramatic – as well as a fascinating doorway into Rae’s head. These letters present a clear and often haunting story of Rae’s in the last five years, and through these letters, I get to feel as if Rae is real indeed to me.
You can read the entire review here. Thank you, Mrs. G!
The first review is in! Soleil says:
Seriously, if there is a cover art fairy, she’s hoarding it. Or maybe just blessed by it. Hell, if I were a cover art fairy I’d hang around Joely too, she writes some of the most emotionally gut-wrenching stories I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.
Dear Sir, I’m Yours is a red hot contemporary romance with depth and some wickedly awesome characters. Passionate does not even begin to describe it. You might want to have a fan near by for this one, or schedule in a cold shower afterwards.
You can read the whole review here.
*hoards cover art fairy*
Thanks to Scott for an incredible cover, and thank you to Soleil for a terrific review!
Soleil has given a terrific review of Survive My Fire!
For such a short read it was jam packed. Romance (Read: Warm Fuzzies and Hot sex). Fantasy (Read: Magic, Suspence, And Dragons, oh my!). Hell I even got a nice juicy battle to chew on, and I looove battle scenes. Two thumbs way way up!
You can read her whole commentary here. Thank you, Soleil! I’m thrilled you’re enjoying your gift certificate from the Character Clinic!