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Unrequited: Reviews

Unrequited

One way people choose books to read is by browsing the reviews.  I know I do this when I’m checking out a potential title.  So I need readers to get reviews and I need reviews to get readers.  What’s a gal to do?  Hit the ground running, that’s what I’m going to do.  I’ve asked some peers to give me some thoughts on what they think.  These ladies range from published author to casual reader, you know, for a broad spectrum of opinions.

Renea Mason, author of Symphony of Light and Winter, says:  Elle Clouse’s Unrequited is a romantic steampunk tale and even though short, doesn’t lack for action, romance and vivid imagery.   This promising start leaves you eager to find what else she has up her sleeve.

Aubrey Wynne, author of Merry Christmas, Henry, says:  Unrequited is a fun, easy read by Elle Clouse. The heroine, Kali, is an opera singer kidnapped by pirates. They are hoping to use her as bait to lure the infamous Axel the Black. When the dark and sexy Axel appears, sparks fly between the two. If you need a distraction and enjoy historical steam punk, this should be right up your alley. 

Jessica, bakery clerk and avid reader, says: The beautiful opera singer Kali James and dashing yet dangerous air pirate Axel Black are brought together through trickery and intrigue in Elle Clouse’s steampunk romance Unrequited. This fast paced short is full of stunning imagery and masterful prose. How will Kali handle the situation she finds herself thrust into? And after meeting the infamous Axel, will he prove to be handsome hero or dastardly captor. Find out by reading Unrequited!

Rhonda, loan processor and avid reader, says:  This is a well written, fast paced book.  If you like romance you will like this book.  I can’t wait to read more stories from this author.

GoodreadsUnrequited is now on Goodreads so you can watch what people are saying about it.  Release date is scheduled for tomorrow!   Only a few more hours left to enter for a chance to win a free copy of Unrequited.

Unrequited: The Inspiration

DSCF9296The idea for this steampunk romantic short story actually come from an image posted by Science Fiction Romance Quarterly.  I’ve been a steampunk fan since Nintendo released Final Fantasy 6.

Steampunk is actually a sub-genre of science fiction and part of the alternate history branch.  Think of Victorian England or the Wild Wild West where steam power never went out of style.  I love the fashion and the tech.  Oh, and there are airships.  I heart airships.

For more imagery that inspired Unrequited and a better glimpse into steampunk, visit my Pinterest Unrequited page.

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Tomorrow, what people are saying about Unrequited!

Unrequited: The Cover Reveal!

Unrequited

It’s here!  Now you see the lovely cover for Unrequited, my steampunk romance short story. What do you think?   Yesterday I revealed the blurb but lets visit that again:

Kaliope James had heard the tales of Axel the Black and his nefarious crew.  His name struck fear in the hearts of men, both good and evil.  She never dreamed that she’d meet him face to face as he traded his own airship to save her life…

Unrequited should be available February 14, 2014 assuming no technical glitches or acts of God.

On the agenda for tomorrow, the inspiration behind the story.

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Unrequited: The Blurb

As promised, today I reveal the blurb for Unrequited, a steampunk romance short story:

Kaliope James had heard the tales of Axel the Black and his nefarious crew. His name struck fear in the hearts of men, both good and evil. She never dreamed that she’d meet him face to face as he traded his own airship to save her life…

Coming tomorrow?  The cover reveal!

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Unrequited: Coming Soon!

My romantic steampunk short story will be coming to an ebook near you!  Stay tuned for more exciting updates about “Unrequited”.  Coming tomorrow, the book blurb!

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Review: Desert Dreams

desertDesert Dreams by Sophia Jones

Originally featured in the anthology Fantasies of a Housewife edited by Tina Pollick, “Desert Dreams” is a contemporary romantic short story.

Shaylene Thomas is a busy working mom. Raising her two girls on her own in rural Arizona’s high desert country, each day is an adventure filled with both beauty and challenges– and she wouldn’t trade a moment of it for all the riches in all the skyscrapers in the world. But sometimes she dreams of a warm pair of arms to curl into at night … and sometimes dreams come true. 

This was cute, and funny, and sexy.  Very well written, it really reeled me in and made me care about the characters.  Worth the read though for sure!

Review: The Phantom and the Psychic

PhantomThe Phantom and the Psychic: A Paranormal Erotic Tale by Sophia Jones

A paranormal erotic short story, psychic Alyssa DeAngelo travels to a castle-turned-resort in the Italian countryside to assist its owner with his ghostly problem. There, she encounters Dominicus Romano, a tormented soul who has dwelt within the castle walls for six centuries. Can she help him find peace? 

I really enjoyed this short and steamy story.  The pacing was just right, there was just enough mystery to keep me guessing, and I was very happy at the end.  For $.99 you really can’t go wrong with this paranormal short story.

Review: The Pharaoh and the Curator

pharoahThe Pharaoh and the Curator: A Paranormal Erotic Tale By Sophia Jones

I think that I managed to nab this one while it was free but the $.99 price tag now is still a great bargain.  As the title and the cover implies, this is an erotic tale set in Egypt with an ‘unlucky in love museum curator Michelle Beaumont finds herself in Egypt where she contributes to god Amon Ra’s resurrection.’  You don’t need to imagine what happens next if you buy your own copy.

I thought that this was an easy and steamy read with some adventure thrown in.  I love Egyptian mythology and this really resonated with me.  My only complaint is that I felt it could have been longer.  But can’t that be said about any good story?

Review: Imposters’ Kiss

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Imposters’ Kiss by Renea Mason
Symphony of Light Book 0.5

An unexpected offer of a night with the innkeepers daughter turns into a lesson in love Cyril will never forget.

This short story is the perfect introduction to Renea Mason’s Symphony of Light series.  You can read this on it’s own or as a companion to Symphony of Light and Winter, the first in the series.  It is steamy and thoughtful all in a quick and fun read.  I dare you to read this one and not pick up Symphony of Light and Winter.  I know I’m looking forward to book two and beyond.

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