Monday, May 24, 2010

New Review!

Here is another killer review for Sanctuary from Cecile at www.alliwantandmore.blogspot.com.
She is a reviewer for Night Owl Romance Reviews.
Thank you so much for the awesome review, Cecile!

I've posted snippets of her review below. For the full review and more fun stuff, visit her amazing, friendly, fun website ;)

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"OH.MY.FREAKING.AWESOME.YUMMY!!!
This book is the shit. Omg... I started this book at night... and my eyes took me to slumber land... I was so desperate to know what happen and finish this book, I risked reading it at work!!! Sssshhhh, don't say that so loud. I do not need my boss to find out that I was reading at work, lol. Yes, you read right... I read it at work! I had to... OMG... if you only would know... I had to finish this book.

I have to say that Ms. Hunter rocked my world of paranormal. I never saw some of her curve balls coming. And let me say that when they came... omg... hold on your panties ladies (or men)!
This is a fantastic story of the paranormal world of the werewolves of Sanctuary..."

And she wrote--

"This story is not short on anything - I will start with the basic, alpha males (yes sex on a stick men and notice I said men... more than one), one brave as woman (Kimberlyn), a couple of sick as people (the villains), action to keep you entertained, some freaking hot sex that will make you sweat and a storyline that will leave you dying for more!!!! Ms. Cassidy's writing is done so well in the paranormal world that she created that there was no lost moments or times when I had to go back a few pages to understand what she was talking about. Her characters are strong and determined to make it - one way or the other. But when they come together.... oh my gosh!!!..."

And--

"In this story, there are many obstacles to over come, many adversities to see through, the test of loyalty, and some kick ass action. Ms. Cassidy has done a fan-flipping-tastic job at weaving me into the world of Sanctuary. Kimberlyn just wants her freedom, did she sign up for female leader of the pack, did she announce to the world that she wanted to be a bargaining chip in a war that is waging in the wolves' own backyard? But when she meets this group, she cannot deny that her heart and soul are starting to overrule her logic in thinking this through. She feels the attraction to the men in this pack. But remember sex is her drug. And where there is a weakness... there is a villain to exploit that weakness..."



For the rest of Cecile's fabulous, fabulous review, go here.


Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, dubious consent, exhibitionism, ménage/moresome (m/f/m, m/f/m/m), same sex interaction (f/f), sex while in shifted form, voyeurism.

Cover Art by Valerie Tibbs

Buy Sanctuary here


Thanks again for the review, Cecile :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Contest Winner

I put everyone's name on a slip of paper and into a bag, and asked my son to pick one...

So the winner of a copy of Sanctuary is--


Arlene!


Send me your email address and preferred format through my contact link, and I'll send you your book ;)


Congratulations and happy reading! (And just to make sure, you do know this is an erotic romance, right?:))

Thanks to everyone for commenting!

Oh! I almost forgot. The truth is, I'm bag obsessed. Seriously. ;) Danielle got that one right!

New Review from Whipped Cream Reviews!

By reviewer Peppermint:


What woman doesn't dream of finding a man that can handle her in the bedroom? This is even more important for werewolf Kimberlyn. All her life she has looked for a place to fit in and hopefully find a man who can tame the wild beast within her. So when she moves to a rural area in Kentucky she's thrilled to not only find one man who is up for the task but two.

The entire character lineup was likable in this story, especially the three main characters. I would have to say although I am usually a sucker for an alpha male so instinctively I thought Logan would have been my favorite. However I kept finding myself swaying in Andrew’s direction. Although he was not the alpha of the pack you could tell he definitely was a leader in many ways. And where Logan sometimes ruled with an iron fist, Andrew used his power of persuasion more often. Also I feel like he handled high stress situations even better than Logan seemed to. This in no way means that I disliked Logan, I just found it interesting. A secondary character I also really liked was Elijah. I especially enjoyed the way he and Kimberlyn bantered back and forth. I hope to see much more of all of these characters in the future.

The one thing I found unique about this plot was that the wolves had an ongoing battle/war with the Bears. I've seen many stories concerning wolves vs. wolves but haven't really see different species of were’s battling, although it makes sense since both are extremely territorial. Because of this I really enjoyed this conflict within the story. This conflict also contributed to numerous other problems within the separate groups so it definitely added more depth to the storyline.

The relationship did leave me with a few questions. Like why Logan seemed to be so harsh toward Andrew and Kimberlyn at certain moments when they where only doing what they felt was right. I also did not understand the way Andrew and Logan interacted in the bedroom. I mean Logan was the extreme alpha in public but Andrew came off a little more domineering in private.

This story was definitely spicy. I mean it had every type of sexual partner match up you can think of m/m, f/f, and f/m/m/m ... it really had it all. For someone like me who can really go for about anything sexually in stories, it made it a very interesting read. This is only the first installment of a series so it will definitely be interesting to see what happens next.


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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Award and a Contest ;)

I've just been nominated by Fiona Vance for Lesa's creative blogger award, otherwise known as the Bald Faced Liar award. Yes. Well then.






Soooooo, seeing as how I've been nominated, I must now choose seven other writers for this lovely liar awa--I mean, lovely creative writer award. Then, I post seven statements; one truth and six lies, or six lies and one truth. At least I think that's what I'm supposed to do. I've already been way too confused today.

Here we go. Just choose the one lie and the six truths, or the one truth and the six lies. Or...just shake your head and look away, baby. Look away.

The seven lucky writers I nominate are: (drum roll please)

Danielle Ferries

Kiki Howell


Antonia Pearce

Daisy Dexter Dobbs

Pamela Turner

Jacquie Rogers

Rachel Jameson

And now, the six lies and one truth. Or the six truths and one lie. Or...nah, that's it;) So go on, guess!

I've also decided to randomly select one commenter to receive a free copy of Sanctuary! Because this has become a contest of sorts, I'll leave this open for a week before choosing a winner. On Thursday the 20th, check back to see if your name was selected. And even if you've already read Sanctuary, comment anyway. It's good for you. ;) Good luck!

And NOW, really, truly this time: the six lies and one truth, or the one lie and six truths. How many licks does it take...

1. I once swallowed an entire boiled egg on a dare.

2. Ellen DeGeneres once told me, personally, to get up and dance. Over the phone.

3. I was so eager to come into this world that my mother never made it to the hospital. I was born at home.

4. I am obsessed with bags. Handbags, shoulder bags, sling bags, shopping bags...you name it. If it's a bag, I want it.

5. My nickname as a child was Stewart. Don't ask.

6. I'm allergic to coconuts.

7. I collect rocks.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Review from NOR

Sanctuary was given a 5 STAR review by Night Owl Romance reviewer Diana Coyle! Posted below is a snippet of the review. To read the full review, click here.

...I think the perfect word I could pick to describe this storyline is, “Fantastic!” Ms. Hunter tells a story that will fascinate any reader who picks up her book. In the process, she leaves them sitting on the edge of their seats in eager anticipation of the confrontations that happen throughout the story between Kimberlyn and the wolf pack.

I loved that Kimberlyn possessed special healing abilities which made her stick out from the majority of wolves she’s encountered. I don’t want to forget to mention the two gorgeous men that I fell in love with, Logan and Andrew, who also were wolves that Kimberlyn got to know.

They desperately wanted her in their lives and hoped that she’d be willing to share the special relationship they had with each other. I thought they were perfect for each other. Ms. Hunter knows how to pen a steamy paranormal story that any reader can enjoy.

I highly recommend this story and eagerly look forward to reading the sequel in the near future. I promise that you won’t want to put this book down until you finish it. Well done, Ms. Hunter!

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Thank you for the review, Diana!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Fabulous Review of Sanctuary

From Authors By Authors owner Kiki Howell:

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I am so excited to get to review this story. I love this author who also writes under the name of Jane E. Jones.

So, let me begin at the beginning, because this has to be one of the best opening lines ever,

Kimberlyn’s guilt warred with her pleasure. It was difficult to be good when the need grew inside her like a sharp-edged mountain, until her fight was as ineffectual as a fist against an oak tree.

Need I say anything about her gift for description? Also, Ms. Hunter has this ability to glide flawlessly from hot, sizzling sex scenes to description that reads like poetry and back again.

And, if you want fantasy, well imagine yourself a female werewolf tied down and ravished by three men at once in the woods under the moon… And, again I am still just in the opening paragraphs here!

But, Ms. Hunter continues on. The imagery, the scorching sex scenes, the plot building, multiple conflicts…and ahhh…I had that war going on to rush to find out what happens and to take it slow to appreciate all of the details that get you there.

With every bit of passion, every moment of happiness the reader gets, it then gets swept up in the rising conflict until your eyes are reading furiously, your heart beating as if you too can feel the emotions of the wolves, as if as the reader I was linked to them – it is a magical reading experience.

The created intricacies of the pack are nothing short of genius in lending themselves to the storyline, the conflict, the emotions and eventually the resolution. And, for the ending…well, you will just have to read it to see. This book is an experience not to be missed.

News

I just got the news that Sanctuary is the number one bestseller at Loose Id!

Sanctuary Review

From Danielle Ferries, whose site you can visit here:

Sanctuary, an erotic paranormal, is a dark tale of discovery and lust. Jane (Cassidy) has a talent for pulling the reader in and keeping them gripped firmly in rich and layered stories of strong and intriguing characters. One of the first of Jane’s stories I read was Beauty’s Beast, a different spin on a classic tale, and I remember being unable to put it down as well.

So if you like a good spicy, adventure packed read, head on over to Loose ID and get yourself a copy. I thoroughly recommend this one. And best of all, there is a sequel coming.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Email

This was waiting for me this morning when I checked my email. What a great start to my morning!



"...it is 12:53 (I have to get up at 5:30), and i just finished the last glorious words of Sanctuary. So tired, so happy! Wow, what an excellent book. I shall have to edit the raving review i gave it when I can think straight again! Thanks for a great read! Pure magic!"

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Words on Sanctuary

In an email from someone who read Sanctuary:

"...I thought it was an excellent read. It was full of emotion, suspense, sex (the final sex scene was by far my favourite). I loved the way you wrapped up the ending and I also loved that Kimberlyn had to be rescued after she'd healed Logan. It all just balanced out so well..."

Thanks, Danielle. I'm glad you enjoyed the book! :)