So, on Monday Battle of Thrills shows up on the Total-E-Bound website as ‘coming soon’, closely followed by a preorder link. This is exciting, and it’s the first of the big milestones I’ve been so impatiently waiting for. *insert happy dance here*

I’m also extremely nervous. This is what I now see as my first release – okay, there was the original release of Shocked, but that was only available for four months. TEB have a two-year minimum contract for my stuff, and they seem pretty reliable, so I’m kind of rebooting my debut-publication-nerves to this point, if that makes any kind of sense!

I could focus on my total terror that Battle and D&D will just sink without a ripple, but I’m not even going to think about it. Instead, I’m going to list the text reviews I got on Barnes and Noble for my extremely silly shifter-parody short, Cursed and Compelled.

Focusing on something positive is always a good thing, after all! And at the time of writing, I haven’t omitted any negative reviews – this is the lot!


Very, very silly, in a good way

If you take your paranormal romance seriously, you may be annoyed by this very short story, which parodies the genre. Also, there’s no HEA. Shocking! But it stuck a big, stupid grin on my face, which for a free Smashwords read is a remarkably good outcome. It actually made me want to read more by this author.

Oh my…

Literally LOL’d!

a reviewer

Very unexpected but i couldnt help but giggle out loud.


This has plastered the goofiest grin on my face, love it!

short, silly, but cute

I got a good chuckle at the end. This story is not what you expect


This makes me happy, because none of the above came from people I know – that I know of, anyway. Okay, I know a lot of people read the story and go, ‘What the hell?! Screw that!’ and click the ‘one-star’ button (hence the low overall rating) but since I wrote it as a parody of the stories they love, without any kind of happily-ever-after ending, I pretty much expected that. ;D

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