Saturday, May 15, 2010


Some people say reviews don't make a difference to sales, but what a difference it makes to a writer's ego! *cackle* Maybe not ego so much as confidence...

Writers are fragile in some ways. We're in a profession where we can be praised and reviled over the same book. Reviews, comments, even emails can range from "You're are the most wonderful writer!" to "You suck and are the worst ever!" Sometimes those comments come from a publisher! Well, not quite that explicit but we can read between the lines... LOL

So when great reviews come along, it's time to rejoice! And I've received a few really great reviews lately!

Available at Ellora's Cave


Terra offers sanctuary to both Angellum and Virkola. Unknown to the humans, a truce exists there. To Terrans, the two species exist as myths. One is a frail, winged creature from religious texts. The other, a demon of the night, living off blood. Both are far from the truth…

Sorin thought sanctuary was the answer to their problems. Terra with its plentiful creatures, full of fresh blood and off limits to the millennia-long war with the Angellum—who wouldn’t think it paradise? Except paradise comes at a high price. Claiming a bounty on a renegade angel hasn’t ended up the way he planned at all.

Teo loves his ship, his life in space, but he loves Sorin more. The plan seemed sound, but the bounty is a fraud and now the price is on him and Sorin. He’ll make the best of the rest of his life with Sorin, even if it’s only for a few weeks.

But when hope appears from an unexpected source, both men grab chance by her wings.

An excerpt from the latest review from The Long and Short of It/Whipped Cream Reviews:

Peppermint at Whipped Cream Reviews said, "Shayla Kersten gave me just enough information in this story that I could see the world she was trying to create, yet had enough space to add my own mental imagery to it as well. I just hope that the author will continue Teo and Sorin’s story, because I am sure it will be flying off the shelves. yourself a favor and pick up a copy of "Angel Moon". It's a keeper."

And since ANGEL MOON received 5 Cherries, it's up for book of the week! You can vote at I appreciate your support!

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My other more recent release, ICING ON THE CAKE, seems to have struck gold in the review department!

Available at Ellora's Cave


Jeff Morgan’s life is all about career. Relationships aren’t on his radar. His friendships are limited to a very few and his sex life consists of wham-bam-thank-you-man sexual encounters. He doesn’t do long term. He doesn’t even do breakfast.

Then the fate of a cake brings Ollie Cranford into his life. Shaved head, tats and piercings, the baker is far from Jeff’s type but Ollie is as luscious as the icing he whips up in his bakery.

Now if only Jeff can relax long enough to enjoy the icing on the beefcake.

Excerpts of the reviews:

Romance Reader at Seriously Reviewed said, "Wow. This story was perfect. The sex, the men, the setting. I couldn’t read fast enough yet I wanted the pages to go on forever. ... I have a sweet tooth for men and Icing on the Cake satisfied me on every level." -- Score: 18.5 out of 20

Eyre at
A Reader's Journey said, "This is a short, hot read. It's only 47 pages, but I really enjoyed it. Let's just say that the cake isn't the only thing that has icing on it." -- 4 Stars

Wave at
Reviews by Jessewave said, " I definitely recommend Icing on the Cake and I think you will enjoy it and the characters." -- 4.25 Stars

Scandalous Minx at
Literary Nymphs said, "Passion and food take center stage in Icing on the Cake. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story and I recommend it to those who enjoy the genre." -- 5 Nymphs

Shayna at
Joyfully Reviewed said, "Icing on the Cake is as delicious as the culinary confection the title references. It's decadent good fun with two sinfully sexy heroes."


ArkansasCyndi said...

It's always nice when someone thinks your baby is pretty. Congrats on great reviews

Margaret said...

Those are great reviews! Every writer loves to know that their work is appreciated, and it looks like people are loving yours!