Tuesday, March 29, 2011
My lovely editor just sent through this review from Night Owl Reviews for Captive - 41/2 star Top Pick! Here's a snippet:
I loved how Bren and Morwyn were able to move into a relationship, with so much against them. There was little reason for them to trust each other, yet they found themselves wanting to believe the best in each other. I found it interesting how Morwyn twisted her desire into an acceptable penalty to her shaken faith, while she tried to keep her heart out of it, she didn't quite succeed. But then again, neither did Bren, who fought a guilt as strong as hers. The passion between them was scorching hot, and I felt Ms. Phillips did a great job creating sizzling scenes that never seemed to get lost in over-the-top prose.
Thank you Aemelia for the fabulous review!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
My dear friend Shelley Munro contacted me today to let me know Forbidden has been reviewed by Just Erotic Romance Reviews. I'm thrilled that the reviewer, Aggie Tsirikas, gave the book a Gold Star Award and an 'O' Rating (this stands for 'Orgasmic' !!!) JERR is a review publication, so I can't link directly to the review but hopefully it will be up on their website in a month or so.
Here are a couple of snippets:
"Ms. Phillips skill in creating sexual tension that simmers and explodes from the first meeting between Carys and Maximus is palpable. While their love scenes are filled with erotic passion and grace it doesn’t overpower the story, but rather enhances their developing love adding dimension to their developing personalities and relationship...
"It’s satisfying to find a new author whose debut novel is so impressive with attention to detail giving us a glimpse into the life of these Roman legionaries and Celts, but also wrapping it all up in a fantastical and engrossing story to give us a compelling and spellbinding romance. I’m sure I’ll be re-reading Forbidden many times. I highly recommend Forbidden and for these reasons I recommend a Gold Star Award."
Monday, March 07, 2011
Here's the scoop directly from Barbara:
Here’s the daily schedule, but e-readers will be given away daily, so get your comments in every day:
Monday, March 7th - Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Urban Fantasy (Takes place in haunted house)
Tuesday March 8th – Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Adventure (Takes place at a murder scene)
Wednesday March 9th – Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Librarians (takes place on an island)
Thursday March 10th – Inspirational, YA, Nonfiction (takes place at a shopping mall)
Friday March 11th – Contemporary/Historical/Erotica/E-Books/Audio (takes place at a castle)
Saturday March 12th – Romance Blowout (takes place at Niagara Falls)
I'll be there on Friday with a giveaway of a copy of either Forbidden or Captive. Looks like the party's going to be a blast!
Saturday, March 05, 2011
I've recently set up a new Facebook Like page. I love chatting with readers online and hope this could be a way of connecting. I also have a Twitter account but to be honest I'm not too sure what I'm doing over there, which is why I often appear to fall of the edge of the twitterverse.
What medium do readers most like as a way of connecting to authors? Is it important to have that interaction and if so do you prefer if the author uses a blog, FB, Twitter or some other media? Or does it not matter to you?
Seductive Musings has a great post about the different social medias from a reader's perspective, and makes the point that for many readers it's the author's website that is the first and most important port of call when looking for up to date info. The post is long but is well worth reading and certainly gave me a lot to think about.
What are your thoughts?
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
I've also set up a new Like page on Facebook, so if you'd like to join please click on the link below!!