Monday, March 16, 2009

An Early Review of Torrid Teasers Volume 59


I just received an advance review of my upcoming release from Whiskey Creek Press Torrid. It is Torrid Teasers Volume 59 which contains two of my short erotic paranormal stories: Renata and The Questioning Concubine.


The book isn't being released until June but they sent out advance review copies for review blurbs and snippets to be included for promotional purposes. And so far the first review is pretty good. Woo Hoo!


Here's the review:



Torrid Teasers Volume 59 by Roxanne Rhoads
Whisky Creek Press Torrid
Paranormal, Vampire, Ménage
ISBN: 978-1-59374-543-6
Reviewed by Patrice F. of Joyfully Reviewed

“Renata”

Renata is a vampire living peacefully in Michigan small town. She needs blood and sex to survive along with the occasional kill to satiate her inner predator. There a few hunters that kill vampires indiscriminately, so she must us caution. While hunting, Renata meets a gorgeous man that’s irresistible. There’s something odd about him, setting off warning bell but she just can’t say no.

Renata is a saucy heroine who’s sexy, smart and totally self sufficient. With the to-the-point character driven plot, “Renata” made for an overall delightful read. The brief, background history of the town and how vampires adapted into the modern world worked really well in the narrative. Throw in an unexpected twist and loads of blazing sex, and the outcome boils on high for a gooey-warm ending.

“The Questioning Concubine”

A young witch is desperate to find out who killed her parents and why. As a last resort, she takes the plunge and summons a demon. OK, so he’s not what she expected a demon to be. However, that doesn’t stop the instant and electrifying attraction.

Initially, the title threw me off the scent while tweaking my curiosity. Once I gained my reading momentum, it was sizzling-smooth, eyeballs-meets-mind goodness. The writing flexes its wonderfully visual muscles while my mental senses happily quivered from the intake. My only complaint was everything seemed to come to a screeching halt. But hey, it’s an excellent sign when you really don’t want a story to end.

Humorous, spicy and sweet, Torrid Teasers Volume 59 was definitely reading-time well spent. I didn’t know what to expect from scene to scene either, definitely a bonus. Roxanne Rhoads brings in fresh touches to each segment. I like reading the Torrid Teasers series because you get to sample an author’s work along with a double dose of their creativity. This latest installment by Ms. Rhoads lives up to all the erotically charged romance I’ve come to associate with the series.

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