I usually take release day off from the Evil Day Job so I can be neurotic all day. However, thanks to a big project moving to production at the end of this month and Littlest’s birthday, I decided to take the one day off I could swing tomorrow for her. That means I have to still work and think even if I’m neurotic! And that’s probably a good thing that I’m not haunting social media and posting like crazy because yeah, that’s annoying too.
So a huge thank you to everyone who takes Her Grace’s Stable out for a ride! I’m giving away a free copy over on Facebook. There’s still time to enter since I won’t be able to do much until tonight after work. I’m also going to be giving away a custom Haut Totes cosmetic bag later this month once I receive it.
Two reviews for Her Grace’s Stable are in!
From Vivian Archer via GoodReads: 4.5 stars
If you’ve read many of my reviews then you know I’ve fallen out of favor with a lot of MF literature, and technically this is MMF, but usually the women in those configurations are a waste of space, too. Burkhart has always been an exception–Love her writing. Her women are intelligent and emotionally balanced–not a twit or basket case in the lot!
I was a little leery of a book that leaned as much to femdom as this one promised just because in so many of them the dommes come off as psychotic bitches–I don’t enjoy abuse masquerading as power exchange. The relationships between the main characters are definitely symbiotic and NOT parasitic.
Recently, I’ve been finding stories that feature puppy or pony play that is not humiliation driven, but rather a celebration and joyful experience. I was thrilled to find that here in HER GRACE’S STABLES. The interactions between the Duchess of Blackmyre (Violet), Cole and Arthur are beautiful. The dynamics are sexy with one gentle pony and one stallion in the mix under the direction of a firm but loving hand. This is the most sensually erotic pony play I’ve read.
The other review is 4 stars from RT Book Reviews and will be in the July issue! “Character development is excellent, especially that of Arthur, who must re-discover his humanity.”
If you’re interested in reviewing HGS please contact me. Thank you!
I read the book in one day because I could not put it down. The characters and backstory were fabulous. The sex wasn’t all pony play, either, and the other erotic scenes were more to my liking. I really enjoyed the book, and would happily read more from these characters, should Joely write another story featuring them. The world is fabulous, and there are even a few nods to LADY DOCTOR WYRE (book 1 in the series) near the end of this book.
Thank you, Nicole!
A wonderful 5-star rating from Slick at Guilty Pleasures!
I have read hundreds of erotic romance books, of those a lot have been ménage stories, many more have had some elements of BDSM, but I have never read a book quite like this one. … Joely’s character development made these characters seem so real. The unusual nature of their relationship, the outside forces, the interesting supporting cast, and a truly unique storyline makes this a truly exceptional ménage story. I simply can’t recommend this book highly enough, it’s that good. In fact, I read it then I went and re-read the two previous books, and read this one again before I wrote the review. It was even better the second time around and I’ve very pleased to give Yours to Take a 5 star rating.
For a fun interview and a chance to win an early copy of Vicki’s Yours to Take, head over to Simply Ali’s blog.
Also the first review is up! Miranda at Joyfully Reviewed says,
I found Vicki’s journey in Yours to Take to be intense and compelling. She is really discovering a side of herself she didn’t think existed or wasn’t willing to recognize. There is something powerful about discovering yourself as a sexual being and finding what you need in bed makes the act more satisfying. … Yours to Take is a scintillating tale about pushing boundaries and finding love.
Lady Doctor Wyre isn’t like anything I’ve read before.I don’t do justice to Joely’s writting, it’s hard to describe the world she created. This book is a mix of Science-Fiction and Historical Romance. I loved that it feels like a Regency Romance, with the pretty dresses, the corsets, the silk, the rules of British society but with nanotechnology and spaceships. It felt right. It never felt ‘weird’, which is often my main problem with ‘Sci-Fi’. Joely found a way to make it work. Well it also doesn’t hurt that the smex is pretty hot. *fan self* Sig and Gilead are very different on so many levels, but in the end they are both perfect for Charlotte. She’s a strong woman and she’s not afraid of taking matters in her own hands *waggles eyebrows*.
Read the whole review here. Thank you so much, Caroline!