Thursday, November 13, 2008

News & Reviews!

I've just finished updating my website with some news. I didn't realize I was so far behind on reviews! Ack! So here's a fast update of news and reviews!

First, I'm thrilled to announce the sale of a short story to Black Lace's Seduction Anthology! Black Lace is the oldest publisher of women's erotica. (And it has a deliciously sexy editor in the form of Adam Neville. *cackle*) I'm in the antho with galpal Shada Royce and Black Lace veteran Portia Da Costa! Shada and I challenged each other to submit to the antho and we both made it!

New Sale! The Shopping List in Seduction: A Collection of Naughtiness From Black Lace

A shopgirl finds a man and woman helping themselves to the privacy of her store’s fitting room. She’s fascinated at the sexual freedom of the couple—something she longs for but can’t find the strength to do—until they catch her watching and invite her into their closeted playground. But what will her boyfriend do when he catches her in a threesome?

Available February 2009 - UK & April 2009 - US

Available for Pre-order at Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com




And the reviews...


A HELPING HAND
Ellora's Cave

Blurb:



Deputy Sheriff Rich Taylor has many secrets. His sexuality is only the top of the list. Even his best friend Dan doesn’t know Rich is gay. For good reason. His feelings for Dan are more than friendship. When Dan’s injured, the thought of losing him forces Rich to admit his years-long lust has turned to love.

An accident turns State Trooper Dan Fletcher’s life, and his car, upside down. With his right hand out of commission, he has to rely on his best friend for his basic—sometimes intimate—needs. After spending most of his life looking for the right woman, he begins to wonder if he’s been looking at the wrong gender—an impossible concept in their small-minded world.

*****

Joyfully Reviewed
Rating: Joyfully Recommended!
Reviewer: Ley

Excerpt of Review:

"A Helping Hand is another terrific story from Shayla Kersten. Dan and Rich’s fears and concerns toward the new territory they were entering were so real and very understandable, especially Dan’s. ... I enjoyed A Helping Hand immensely..."

Read the whole review.

*****

Fallen Angels
Rating: 5 Angels
Reviewer: Hayley

Excerpt of Review:

"This book was well written, raised some interesting questions, and had some really good characters. Dan and Rich are great, even as I found myself not liking either character at times. I wanted to scream at them both to get over themselves and open their eyes at times, but in the end I don’t think Shayla Kersten could have done it any better. ... I can give this one no less than 5 Angels!"

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*****

Sensual Ecataromance
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewer: Kimberley Spinney


Excerpt of Review:

"A Helping Hand is an absolutely fabulous read by an exciting author. Shayla Kersten has a gift. Her words jump off the pages in a vivid show of emotion and imagery. The characters are fabulous described and their story becomes all consuming. This book is definitely a must read."

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*****



DOUBLE HAPPINESS
Ellora's Cave


Blurb:

Chen Jin Tai faces the worst possible news only days from his commitment ceremony with his lover—Tai’s estranged mother is coming to the wedding. Unable to accept her son’s sexuality—she’s determined to have a daughter-in-law—Chen Qi Xiang’s visit is unexpected. Tai wants to believe she’s looking for reconciliation but he knows his lover’s attitude will be anything but optimistic.

David Anderson never thought about settling down until he literally bumped into Tai on the street. Before Tai, sex was for fun and love wasn’t an option. Now two years later, he can’t imagine life without his partner. Tai’s Ice Queen mother showing up with malice in mind could be the beginning of the end of the best thing in his life.

Two beautiful men, one tiny Chinese soon-to-be mother-in-law, a live cricket as a present and a red wedding dress. It’s about to be an interesting next few days and the men are going to learn a whole new level of sexual excitement.

*****

Literary Nymphs
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Excerpt of Review:

"Shayla Kersten shows us just the kind of mother who makes your spouse require bail money in Double Happiness. ... If you want to see a man earn the person he loves by fighting the good fight, then you will enjoy Double Happiness."

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*****

Sensual Ecataromance
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewer: Kimberley Spinney

Excerpt of Review:

"Shayla Kersten’s story is a delicious blend of humor, sassyness, passion, and love. This is a beautiful story and a highly recommended read. It proves that adversity can be overcome as long as one’s heart is in the right place. This is a four star work that I am highly recommending to lovers of the gay erotic romance."

Read the whole review.

*****

From the blog of Elisa Rolle from Rosa is for Romance

Excerpt of Review:

"This is a classical light comedy, the type that, if it was a movie, you would go to see with your friends to enjoy a night with a smile."

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1 comment:

Mel Francis said...

you're a wee bit on fire now, aren't ya?

Congrats!