Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A couple of great reviews

Literary Nymphs did a review of Shell-Shocked. Five stars, "a bit of originality, mixed in with some tough life lessons."

I had my doubts about Shell-Shocked. I figured it would be a hard sell (it was snapped up almost immediately by the first publisher) and that no-one would want it (16 copies sold, 32 stolen) and that it would review poorly because nobody wanted to read about a couple of disabled guys propping each other up. So far, it's reviewed the best of anything we've written. I don't get it. Maybe I should stop trying to predict the market, hmm?

Val Kovalin reviewed Curse of the Pharaoh's Manicurists again, this time at Jessewave's. 5 stars and summed up as "FUN" and "totally unique."

Friday, October 23, 2009

First Page Friday: Shell Shocked

You can get a free copy of Shell-Shocked today

Remember, you must comment on ALL the FPFs for a shot at the book bundle:
First Page Friday: Shell Shocked

Thursday, October 22, 2009

First page Friday

We're trying something new on my Facebook Fan group.

First Page Friday.
This will run from now until the end of the year.

Every Friday, I will post the first page of one of my books.
Readers can comment on it. The comment must be more than "first" or "enter me!"
A random reader will receive a e-book.

At the end of the year, one lucky reader will receive a paperback book bundle. Guaranteed four book minimum, possibly as many as ten. You must comment on ALL First Page Fridays to be eligible.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Good reviews

Rainbow Reviews covered Queer Dimensions and gave it a five star rating.
Of ours, they said, "Plumbing the Depths" by A. Sparrow & N. Brooks never quite took off for me, although it's nicely plotted, and I was rooting for the relationship to flourish.

And the Obsidian Bookshelf talked about Curse of the Pharaoh's Manicurists
Val calls it "fast-paced" and an "intellectual treat."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's here

LIKE A CORSET UNDONE is finally out! And on SALE


Order here:

For the next two weeks the title is on sale at up to 20% off from most partner sites, and right here at, so don’t dawdle, download a copy today!

All the trappings of steampunk society–corsets, airships, and ‘leaping technologie’–meet the simmering undertone of sexuality so well-hidden by Victorian morality in LIKE A CORSET UNDONE, Circlet Press’s third volume of erotic steampunk stories. By turns kinky and romantic, the stories in Like a Corset Undone explores all the reasons to unlace, whether to rebel, or for more intimate purposes.

Includes the stories:
The Pretty Horsebreaker by Peter Tupper
Adventures Underground by Carlanime Bligh
The Skydancer by R.E. Bond
Skyway Robbery by Angelia Sparrow and Naomi Brooks
The Tinker's Lady by Jasmine Dale
The Zeppelin Raider by Roxy Katt
Submission by R. Blackett
The Coming Age by Angela Caperton

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Shell Shocked is Here!

Shell Shocked
by Angelia Sparrow and Naomi Brooks

Publisher: Pink Petal Books

Buy it!

Sean Dempsey came home from Iraq with artificial knees, scorched retinas and a lot of baggage. He supplements his disability checks with money made writing romance novels under a female pseudonym, ironic as he has grown very nervous around women since a certain suicide bomber. When he meets Gabriel Herne, legless phone psychic, the sparks startle him. It's everything he's written about and never believed.

Swept into a whirlwind romance, Sean has to learn about his newfound bisexuality and his lover's pagan faith at the same time. And when he has a religious experience of his own, he discovers everything changes in its time, just like the Wheel of the Year.

NOTE: This novel contains erotic scenes of hot men celebrating pagan holidays in an accurate depiction of the Wheel of the Year.

Did someone request an erotic gay disabled pagan inspirational romance?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Bits of news

In the good news column:

Pink Petal Press has picked up the novella, "Showdown at Yellowstone River" despite the whore-mongering hero and the unlikable heroine.

Edits of Alive on the Inside have gone back to Amber Quill. 81000 words, sheesh.

Shell-Shocked comes out Thursday.

In the "meh" column:

Still no reviews for Curse of the Pharaoh's Manicurists or Ellora's Cavemen.

Speaking of Cavemen, I need to read a couple more of the stories. Ours is good. The other I've read was...porntastic in a Penthouse Letters sort of way and barely stayed on the safe side of sexual harrassment and consent.

Only three reviews for Heart of a Forest, only one really good.

No money on Manicurists until November. Ditto Cavemen. Phaze still hasn't published July royalties.