Thursday, August 29, 2013

On Bewitched, Blooded and Bewildered

Kids, if you haven't entered the LASR giveaway yet, there's still time! Click on the banner, and go forth and win phat loot. Thus far this week I've discussed my tattoos, my hatred of volleyballs, and how BFF Diana and I have awesome singing voices (in the car).

In other news, there is still time to enter the Goodreads giveaway of Bewitched, Blooded and Bewildered!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Bewitched, Blooded and Bewildered by Robyn Bachar

Bewitched, Blooded and Bewildered

by Robyn Bachar

Giveaway ends August 31, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Again, LASR had great things to say about it. Here's a quote from their review:
Having loved the first book in the series, this installment shouted “Read me!” I’m so glad I did.

I loved Cat and Lex in Blood, Smoke and Mirrors and was thrilled to get to review Bewitched, Blooded and Bewildered.


I love how Ms. Bachar blurs the lines of good and evil in her characters. Like real people, no one is just one thing. Everyone has motives and, happily, in this story, the motives make sense. I particularly appreciated how “good” people in Bewitched, Blooded and Bewildered occasionally make bad decisions, and how sometimes the best intentions have bad results. Best of all, “bad” creatures can actually be good, or at least better than those labeled good. It makes for a complicated, yet realistic world. Very fun to read.

Ms. Bachar does a fabulous job creating three-dimensional, quirky, secondary characters with unexpected loyalties which I especially enjoyed.

Keep ‘em coming, Ms. Bachar, I’ll have my eye out for future installments.

--Long and Short Reviews, 4.5 book review

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

On Blood, Smoke and Mirrors

The LASR celebration continues at their site, and many questions have been answered. (Yes, I do in fact have four tattoos, and the cats have tried to murder me to get at my tuna sandwich.) There's plenty of time left to enter the giveaway, so you should stop by. :)

LASR was one of the first reviews I received for Blood, Smoke and Mirrors, and to this day it still makes me smile. They loved it! Here's a quote from it:

Blood, Smoke and Mirrors contains all the things I love the best in books, great internal and external tension, quirky or slightly flawed protagonists, great dialogue, and a captivating story line. It also has a wonderful world. I really connected with Cat. She made the type of mistakes I could see myself making in the same circumstances—not that there’s any chance of that, but still...

When I finished Blood, Smoke and Mirrors, I immediately Googled Robyn Bachar in search of a sequel or a prequel. ... Sign me up for book two.
--Long and Short Reviews, 5 Book review
It's a strange and scary thing to me when I see reviews from people who aren't related to me. On one hand, as a published author I hope that people will read my books, but it's still weird to me that people actually do. Awesomely weird, but still weird...I'm babbling now, I'll stop. ;)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

On The Importance of Being Emily

This week LASR is celebrating their anniversary, and I thought I'd share some highlights from the reviews I've gotten from them. First up is Emily. Oh, and for those of you who prefer your books in print form, The Importance of Being Emily will be included with the print edition of Poison in the Blood (out next June!). Two books in one, no one can live at that speed! ;)

This is an interesting world, filled with magic and mystery, and Ms. Bachar has written a delightful romance, mixed with suspense and danger. The characters are all well defined, and multi faceted, and the book, though short, is a very satisfying experience.

Emily is a strong willed, intelligent young woman. She is a little bored with her life, and wants to do more than just use her magic to make matches. With the murder, she blossoms, and is able to use her gift and visions to do much more. She has secretly loved Michael Black for some time, knowing that she can never have him, as he is destined to become a chronicler, and is shocked to discover that he is her one true soul mate. I liked Emily, for her independent spirit, her superb intelligence, and her fearless nature.

Michael Black is a librarian, apprenticed to become a chronicler after his ‘death’. He is strong, loyal and extremely handsome. But Michael has a secret, one he has kept to himself for a while: he loves Miss Emily Wright, and has for some time. But like Emily, he sees no way for them to be together. So when given the chance to work along side her to help clear his mentor’s name, he is delighted to do so. I like Michael, although I do believe he could have found out more about his future responsibilities before believing all was lost.

The mystery of who the real killer is unfolds at the perfect pace for this short book. I enjoyed watching the romance between Emily and Michael blossom, and I was delighted to see Emily try to fight for the man she wants. I smiled at her jealousy of the mentor who she felt was taking what should be hers, even as she tries to clear his name to make Michael happy. And as the romance between these two would be lovers explodes into heated passion, the story opens up to possibilities not explored before now. There are several surprises in this one, and they add greatly to the overall reading experience.

There is a marvelous and surprising conclusion to this one, and I highly recommend it to all who love mystery, magic and heat.

--Long and Short Reviews, 4 Book Review

The Importance of Being Emily and its sequel, Poison in the Blood, are both available now in e-book.

Monday, August 26, 2013

LASR's 6th Anniversary Party

Long and Short Reviews is celebrating their 6th anniversary with daily author interviews and a ginormous contest. Go forth and win prizes!

In other contest-related news, I'm giving away 5 signed copies of Bewitched, Blooded and Bewildered over at Goodreads. The giveaway runs until the end of the month, so there's still plenty of time to enter.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Bewitched, Blooded and Bewildered by Robyn Bachar

Bewitched, Blooded and Bewildered

by Robyn Bachar

Giveaway ends August 31, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win