Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Review from The Romance Studio

I was thrilled to receive another review for THE EARL'S ENCHANTMENT last week. In the review, Maura Frankman remarks that "the author is equally adept in historical, contemporary and paranormal aspects of this very good romance." For more, please visit The Romance Studio website here.

Historical Romance Club Contest

From the Historical Romance Club:

Historical Romance Club is celebrating it's 4th Anniversary with a HUGE Contest! With over Forty books generously donated by some of your favorite Romance Authors, we are giving away Four GRAND PRIZES. The Diamond Prize Package; The Ruby Prize Package; The Emerald Prize Package; and The Sapphire Prize Package. Each package contains a mix of both eBooks and Print Books.

Prize List:

The Diamond Prize Package:
Faery Special Romances (print and bath salts) by Jaquie Rogers
The Importance of Almack's (ebook) by Denise Patrick
In the Wind's Eye (ebook) by Charlotte Boyett-Compo
Long Strange Trip (print) by Vicki GaiaMidnight Magic (print - hardcover) by Shari Anton
Midnight Marriage (ebook) by Jean Fullerton
Secrets in the Annex (ebook) by Ann Cory
Summer Wind (ebook) by Charlotte Boyett-Compo
Tethers (ebook) by Sara Reinke
The Tribute (ebook) by Beth Williamson
Twilight's Kiss (print) by Marly Mathews
The Ruby Prize Package:
The Accidental Countess (ebook) by Melissa Schroeder
A Knight of Passion (ebook) by Ingela F. Hyatt
Allegra's Seduction (ebook) by Monica M. Martin
Always, My Love (ebook) by Phyllis Campbell
An Unexpected Engagement (print) by Sara Reinke
The Cheiftain's Bride (ebook) by Kate Hill
I'll Be Yours (ebook) by Marly Mathews
The Irish Countess (print) by Janet Quinn
The Mad Knight's Bride (print) by Kate Hill
Melting Iron (print) by Ann Cory
Sword of Rhoswen (ebook) by Brenda Williamson

The Emerald Prize Package:
A Dark Guardian (ebook) by Donna Grant
A Knight of Passion (print) by Ingela F. Hyatt
Come The Night (print) by Angelique Armae
Crossing the Line (print) by Catherine Stang
Dance of Desire (print) by Catherine Kean
My Lady's Protector: Knight of Pentacles (ebook) by Monica M. Martin
Prisoners of the Wind (ebook) by Charlotte Boyett-Compo
Twilight's Kiss (ebook) by Marly Mathews
Under a Warlock's Spell (ebook) by Ann Cory
Vows Of Deception (ebook) by Phyllis Campbell
The WyndMaster's Lady (ebook) by Charlotte Boyett-Compo

The Sapphire Prize Package:
Book of Days (ebook) by Sara Reinke
Cradle the Light (ebook) by Vicki Gaia
Cutlasses and Caresses (ebook) by Jean Fullerton
Dead Walkers The Protectorate (ebook) by Angelique Armae
The Earl's Enchantment (ebook) by Sara Freeze
Holding Out For A Hero (ebook) by Phyllis Campbell
In Sunshine or In Shadow (print) by Cynthia Owens
The Kilted Governess (ebook) by Janet Quinn
The Passenger (print) by Joie LesinSilk and Magic 2 (print) by M.A. duBarry
WindFall (print) by Charlotte Boyett-Compo

How to Enter:Simply visit HRC (http://www.historicalromanceclub.com/) and click on the Contest Logo at the top of the Romance News on the index page. Be sure to read through the Contest Rules before filling out the entry form...And remember, you must be 18 or older to enter. ;) Contest Closes:July 31, 2007 at 9:00pm EDT, so hurry and enter today!

And while you're visiting HRC, check out our extensive list of HRC Authors, Reviews, and Interviews

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

CK2S Kwips and Kritiques Review

THE EARL'S ENCHANTMENT received a wonderful review by Joyce at CK2S Kwips and Kritiques. In the review, Joyce comments that "THE EARL’S ENCHANTMENT is well written and well thought out. Sara Freeze is one of the names I will be reading again soon." To read the rest of the review, please visit CK2S Kwips and Kritiques.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Review from Romantic Observer/Realms of Love

"The Earl's Enchantment" received a lovely review from Realms of Love and Romantic Observer, which is its sister site. In fact, on the rating system, it received a 4/5, a happy rating for a short story. The reviewer, Scarlet, remarked that "Sara Freeze’s glimpse into the life of an honorable, imprisoned ghost is a tiny nugget of delight."

Monday, June 4, 2007

Authors As Book Reviewers

As I said in some previous posts, I'm busily engaged in my reading/writing program for the summer. I'm finding that as I become a better reader, I also become a better writer. Therefore, I'm constantly on the lookout for new books to add to the program. To aid that effort, I joined a new trend among authors: Becoming a book reviewer at an online review site. In my case, I'm interested in writing paranormal romances, so I signed on to the Paranormal Romance Review website.
So far, I've really enjoyed the experience of carefully reading, summarizing, and analyzing books. I now actively look for aspects of characterization, plot, and setting both when I read and when I write. However, authors who also serve as reviewers need to be diplomatic in their roles. My policy is if I don't have anything nice to say, I don't say anything at all. Thus far, I've enjoyed every book I've read. If there was ever a case where I was unable to comment kindly on a fellow author's work, I feel the best response would be to allow the review coordinator to find another reviewer.
To read my very first review and check out my reviewer space, please visit the PNR website at http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/user.php?id=8517.