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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Changing Moon - to be published by Dreamspinner Press!

Greetings Loved Ones!!

I received the best news today. The Changing Moon Series has been picked up by
DreamSpinner Press.

This means that those of you who are patiently waiting for the series to continue won't have much longer to wait.

The entire series will be re-edited and receive new cover art. I can hardly wait to see what fresh vision and life the series is going to receive with the new art. Speaking of which, the beautiful wolf at the left was a picture taken from facebook. I have no idea who the artist is but it has served to inspire my visions of Lance for quite some time.

The estimated release time frame for the series currently stands as The Pauper Prince will be released in July/August 2013, A Royal Bind will be released August/September 2013 and if I can stay on schedule ... Blood Ties will follow being released September/October 2013.

I can't thank you enough for your patients and support during this rough time. It has meant so much to me, hearing from you, knowing you are out there still interested in knowing the rest of the story.

So while we once more begin the story at the beginning. As the curtains are drawn back from the stage and the lights go down, and we prepare once more to venture into the world of Changing Moon ... know I'm just as excited and thrilled as the rest of you to be getting to the rest of the story.

Wishing you love and butterflies!!
Sui Lynn~~

Friday, March 15, 2013

Review: Etiquette & Espionage

Etiquette & Espionage
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this author. She has the ability to transport me from the dreary mundane world into the marvelous steampunk world of her creation. This world has all the wonders of airships and steam powered mechanicals intertwined with the propriety of the Victorian era of petticoats and cravats.

Unlike her previous books, this is a young adult novel and the characters are in their early teens. They are just creeping up on adulthood and the prepubescent interest of life around them, their place in the world, their interests and the interests of their friends and creating the lasting bonds of friendship. There are hints of puppylove, as many of the girls have a crush on the unattainable and mysterious werewolf captain.

I was so happy to see some of my old friends from the previous books making an appearance in this series as well. This series is set before the Parasol books. So the characters you know and love are much younger and it is great fun to see them here.

Some have referred to this being a "Harry Potter" like story. The only connection I could make is both take place in a school and under special circumstances for the main characters. Other than that, there is little connection. There are no wand waving classes, no spells and incantations and no trolls in this book. Instead we have etiquette and curtsy classes as well as deception and the best way to manipulate a conversation. Air pirates and mad scientists fill out the dance card of characters and of course parents that just don't seem to understand their own children.

I loved every minute of this story and I can't wait for the next one! So Hurry Author!! Please!!

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Review: Revelations

Revelations by Julie Lynn Hayes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What to say...

Revelations has been a long time in coming. I beta read this story over a year ago and its come a long way since the first read. I loved it then and I love it now! This is the untold story of a man who spends all his time with 12 other guys ... Hello! This is the love story we all know is there and has been there since it was first told but has become taboo to western culture. Its done in a new and refreshing way... giving Jesus and Judas 2000 years to come to terms with their love affair and the ever repeating cycle of love and loss that has become a script for the ages. But this story has a modern day edge and a current events feel that takes the story of old and places it in the here and now.

Our hero's have to deal with modern issues and modern life with all their old friends, old rivalries which haven't mellowed with time. The world of today is doing everything it can to repeat the cycle with the help of that ever flashy, suave, and evil... but evil with style... Lucifer's manipulation.

I have to say I love this story! Judas is everything I expected him to be. His snarky attitude and dislike of everyone and everything... except Jesus, is endearing. Jesus is purity and love in all things, and his love of Judas only enhances his understanding of mankind. Lucifer is nasty and manipulative and a riot. Mary(not Jesus's Mom)well what to say about the harlot... I loved hating her in the beginning, and I hated that I loved her towards the end. LOL.


If you enjoy poking fun at icons, then this is filled with characters of old poking fun at themselves and their fellow time travelers. Read!!! Laugh!!! Enjoy!!!

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