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Dear Sir, I’m Yours Review

Dr. Connagher received 5 kisses from TwoLips Reviews!

Dear Sir, I’m Yours by Joely Sue Burkhart teased me from the beginning to the end. It showed me the most intimate parts of two very lovely individuals. Rae turned into a strong woman who learned how to ask for what she wanted in her man, while Conn integrated himself back into her life. Between the secondary characters and the cunning grandmother who put two and two together, I found myself deeply enthralled and laughing at the matchmaking attempt to bring two people together who needed a push.

Read the whole review here.  Thank you, Sin!

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Two New Reviews!

First up, Conn has made a new conquest for the dark side (or is that the poetry side?) of BDSM.  KC from Smokin’ Hot Books writes:

Dear Sir I’m Yours was a beautifully written exploration into what I find is one of my top 10 fantasies of the sexy professor and naïve/innocent student. I literally was swept away by her prose and sexy professor Conn who takes submissive Rae on an exploration of her own wants and desires.

The W-2 comment made me snort coffee on my monitor (go read the full review to get the joke!).  She also reviews Holly Summers’ (Victoria Dahl’s) The Wicked West, which I loved too.

Next up, a lovely review for Defiance from Soleil Noir of Beyond the Invisible, in particular, for Storms as She Walks:

This is the most Romance-oriented story out of the lot, but there is so much more too. Joely has a knack for building bonds between her characters, both romantic and platonic. What really brought this story home to me was the dynamic of Thunderer’s regiment. The military-style banter had me in stitches and the battle scenes were beautifully executed.  The romance was a bit tame-for a Burkhart read, which usually scorches off the page- but not in an unsatisfying way. Sweet and fulfilling, it fit perfectly within the confines of its tale.

Hands down my favorite Anthology from Drollerie Press thus far. Probably the best Anthology I’ve read. Ever.

Read the whole review here including Soleil’s detailed comments for Laura Anne Gilman’s and Angela Korra’ti’s stories.

Thank you, Soleil and KC!

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Samhain Free Reads

If you’re looking for free Halloween reads — and other holiday stories in the upcoming months — check out Samhellion!  They’ve been giving away stories the last few weeks and will continue through Christmas.  Today, my free sequel “Take Me” to Dear Sir, I’m Yours, is available for download.

(You can always find my free stories on the Free Reads page or at Scribd.)

I’ll post about a Halloween giveaway here later today, so stay tuned!

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Dear Sir, I’m Yours Review

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!

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Another Dear Sir, I’m Yours Review!

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!

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More Dear Sir, I’m Yours Reviews

First, the good, from the Long and Short of It, 4.5 Cherries:

Dear Sir, I’m Yours is a revisit to the sweetness of first love, carnal discovery, and a delicious taste of erotic dom games as Con[n] teaches Rae how to trust enough to let herself fall in love (with him of course).

This is a great story to curl up and enjoy. I will recommend Dear Sir, I’m Yours, to my friends and am looking forward to reading the next book that Ms. Burkhart writes.

Read the entire review here.  Thank you, Zinnia!

Now, the bad and ugly rolled up into one from Joan/SarahF at Dear Author.  I wasn’t going to post a link to it, but everybody’s probably already read it anyway.

I had a lot of professors in college.  Some of them lectured:  e.g. at the board, back to the classroom, writing on the board and never interacting with their students.  They didn’t care whether the students sank or swam.  On the other hand, I also had some wonderful professors who managed to lecture–and TEACH at the same time.  So my use of teach was deliberate to help show what kind of professor Conn really is.

And hey, he only quotes Shakespeare once through the whole book, and Shelley, Byron, and Blake dozens of times.  Hell, even I can quote Shakespeare and I was only an English minor.  I was only a math grad student, but even though my speciality was Applied Math, I could and did teach Trig, Calc I, Calc II, and Calc III.  I should have also been able to solve a differential equation, or my professors would have kicked me out of Geek Hall.  So I think it’s safe to say that Conn could probably quote a little Shakespeare.

Anyway, here’s the best part of the review:

“…you made a blowjob incredibly hot. Conn’s “ultimate act of domination,” “his trigger,” is having Rae give him a blowjob, and when she finally does it, it is, indeed, incredibly hot. In fact, the sex is pretty amazing the whole time.”

Thank you, Joah/SarahF, and I’m sorry the book didn’t work better for you.

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Dear Sir, I’m Yours Review

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!