Chris T. Kat, Dreamspinner Press

Guest Post and Giveaway: Tidal Change by Chris T. Kat

Sex Underwater

5767496A big thank you to The Novel Approach for having me! I’m Chris T. Kat and Dreamspinner Press will publish my new release, Tidal Change, on September 17th. Tidal Change is a shape-shifter story but it also has fantasy/fairy tale elements because the main character, Marty, is a merman.

Given that Marty is a merman, but a shifter as well, he’s capable of having sex in his human form, even underwater. Of course, that’s not what you wanted to hear, right? ;-)

No worries, there is underwater sex, and it happens while the guys are in their shifted forms. Now, how does the sex work? For a while, I contemplated basing my mermen’s physiology on fish, but after some research decided against it. For the story to work, I needed my merfolk to be mammals. Since I’m a whale and dolphin lover for, hmm, shall we say forever, the logical conclusion was to have a look at how these animals have sex. Continue reading

4.5 Stars, Harper Fox, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Paranormal Romance, Reviewed by Lisa, Self-Published

What Lurks In The Mist In Harper Fox’s “Once Upon a Haunted Moor”?

“That sound—you feel it before you hear it, a kind of low vibration in your bones.” – Harper Fox

Title: Once Upon a Haunted Moor (Tyack and Frayne: Book One)

Author: Harper Fox

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 80 Pages

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Blurb: Gideon Frayne has spent his whole working life as a policeman in the village of Dark on Bodmin Moor. It’s not life in the fast lane, but he takes it very seriously, and his first missing-child case is eating him alive. When his own boss sends in a psychic to help with the case, he’s gutted – he’s a level-headed copper who doesn’t believe in such things, and he can’t help but think that the arrival of clairvoyant Lee Tyack is a comment on his failure to find the little girl. Continue reading

Reviewed by Lisa, Samhain Publishing, Vaughn R. Demont

Vaughn R. Demont Strikes In The Same Place Twice With Lightning Rod (Broken Mirrors #2)

“Reality means you live until you die…the real truth is nobody wants reality.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

Title: Lightning Rod (Broken Mirrors #2)

Author: Vaughn R. Demont

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 312 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Always stand. Never fall.
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Reviewed by Lisa, Samhain Publishing, Vaughn R. Demont

Vaughn R. Demont’s “Coyote’s Creed” Is An Urban Fantasy Worth Howling About

“It takes all kinds to make the world, right? Hell, you’re looking at a bisexual half-Coyote small-time grifter, and in the last week I’ve stolen, committed fraud and assault, and nearly killed someone. Who the hell am I to pass judgment?” – Vaughn R. Demont

Title: Coyote’s Creed (Broken Mirrors, #1)

Author: Vaughn R. Demont

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 273 Pages

Rating: 5 Stars

Blurb: Always have an ace up your sleeve.
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Dreamspinner Press, Felicitas Ivey

Grab Hold Of Some Holiday Magic And Prepare For “A Solstice Journey”

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― W.B. Yeats

There are a variety of reasons I snatched up A Solstice Journey from among the thirty-one titles in this year’s Dreamspinner Advent Calendar Anthology, Heartwarming. First off, who could resist reading a story by an author called Felicitas Ivey? That alone made me smile with holiday cheer. Second, she had me at “faery” because, hello, faery. Third, any story that includes Nordic lore, solstice magic, Pagan themes, and the thinning of the barrier between the here and there is a story I’m going to devour like it’s made of candy and pie.
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Kay Berrisford, Loose Id

A New Lyric In The Ballad Of Robin Hood – Lord of the Forest by Kay Berrisford

Never archer there as he so good
And people called him Robin Hood
Such outlaws as him and his men
Will England never see again – Thomas Gale, Dean of York

Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men rob from the rich and give to the poor; or so the legend goes, of the man who lives as the outlaw of Sherwood Forest, whose sworn enemy is the Sheriff of Nottingham, and whose life is about to become all manner of complicated when his band of fellow outlaws each goes his own way, leaving Robin alone, a man with a purpose but with no one left to aid him in the serving of it.

Kay Berrisford’s Lord of the Forest is a re-imagining of the larger-than-life mythology of one of England’s most notorious heroes…or villains, depending upon which side of his brand of justice one stood on. She’s given more than a few great twists to the tale, introducing plenty of intrigue, as well as fairy tale magic, and has managed to turn the legend of Robin Hood into a lovely romance between a lonely man and the young spy who is a traitor to his birthright and whose life is complicated beyond measure.

Robin and the Sheriff are still the bitterest of adversaries, but their relationship is so much more than the Sheriff simply wanting to capture Robin and bring him to justice. No, the Sheriff wants to possess Robin, body and soul, before he sees that the man pays for his crimes, and it is an obsession that Cal—the forester, the whore, the spy—must decide upon which side he stands before he can decide which man he will betray.

The living forest of Greenwood plays its own unique role in the romance between Robin and Cal, building upon the sensuality and the mysticism woven into the story, and reinforcing a bond that was forged by each of their births, as children of the woodland.

There is danger and treachery and even a little bit of heartbreak before an ending that effectively resolved the demands of the Greenwood that the protector bloodline must endure. It is an alchemy that only the Fae could perpetuate; it challenges the imagination, and it also left me wondering if (read: hoping) the author might consider a sequel to the adventure.

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