Reviews for Brimstone...
Angel Martinez was featured over at Sid Love's website as their 'Author of the Week'. They reviewed her work, giving Shax and the boys 4.5/5 Stars for both Hell for the Company and Fear of Frogs.
You can find the full review HERE.
A couple snippets for your pleasure though:
"I loved Shax, he’s sneaky and vain, but wants to be a good boy. Verin is stoic and stubborn, the perfect balance to Shax. Then throw in Ness and you have a great bunch. Ivana the drag queen computer was a fabulous addition!"
"This book (and the first one) has the potential to be really cheesy. Demons and an angel in a spaceship, frogs and time travel, and cowboys oh my! Yet somehow it all works so well together. Quirky and funny without being corny."
If you haven't enjoyed Shax, his first two stories are available for your reading pleasure as singles or part of the anthologies, The Horns & Halos Collection and Hot Off the Range Anthology. Even better, you can catch up with Shax and the boys in Shax's War making its appearance in the SF anthology, Not in the Stars, coming out this Saturday, April 5th.
New Paperback Releases!
First, we'd like to let everyone know we've complied the Brimstone stories starring Shax, The Demon Prince of Thieves, in his very own omnibus for the 2014 Rainbow Con in Florida (Easter weekend in April). Angel will have them with her so stop her and say hello. The omnibus will be available for general release in Late May of this year.
Second, Freddy's Internment will also be getting a paperback release and will hit bookshelves next week. Congrats, Freddy!
5 Sweet Peas for Shrug It Off
PizzyGirl reviewed an ARC copy of Shrug It Off and gave it 5 sweet peas! She had many wonderful things to say about Mathilde's story. Such as:
"There are not enough ways for me to say how much I loved this story. Shrug it Off was so much fun yet sweetly romantic at the same time."
"I loved how the author used the idea of angels and devils on your shoulder. They were not typical or true to the “ideal” of angels and devils. In fact, the angels were just as self centered and judgmental as the devils."
"Shrug it Off was well written, well edited, and easy to enjoy. I am definitely adding this to my re-read pile and Mathilde Watson will be added to my auto-purchase list!"
Full Review here: Mrs Condit & Friends Read Books
Not in the Star stories
The upcoming MCB anthology, Not in the Stars, has a diverse group of stories to share with everyone. For this anthology, the theme was Science Fiction—which is as broad as the stars are many. We have aliens introducing themselves to Earth for the first time, surprise guests showing up at a science fiction convention, a steampunk inspired trip to the moon, and angels and demons voyaging through space (with the usual disastrous results.)
In two weeks, Mischief Corner Anthologies #4 will hit the virtual bookshelves and we hope that you want to take a voyage into the unknown with us. Below we have the concepts and blurbs for each contribution.
Banners and Blurbs
We have Toni's Finding Connor: The Borillian Twist, Book 1. She turns human society on its head with her new story of us finding out there is more than just man in the universe.
Mark, a RAAF fighter pilot, is on leave for the first time since the aliens decided to say 'Hello'. He meets Connor, a numbers man for a casino, at a gay bar and danced the night away. Their one night together changes their entire lives and what people think they know about life on Earth.
Mathilde's story, The Usual Conventions: Unconventional Romances 1, gives "hooking up at SciFi conventions" a whole new spin.
When Chris meets the alien—man—of his dreams, "Ensign Brodeich Geinn" aka actor Brody Gates, it's as one of the coordinators for the first annual Science Fiction Convention in North Carolina. To his delight, Brody seems to return his interest, albeit in typical alien "Brodeich" fashion. Awkward alien or not, Chris is more than willing to play out any sexual fantasy for his SciFi crush, especially when Brody fumbles over the simplest of human conventions.
Freddy's story, Feel Me, takes place in an alternate Earth universe where different fuels drive human endeavors. The main attraction, the Elevator to the Moon Colony.
One terrorist blast changed Master Tobias Zimmer's entire existence, relegating him to being nothing more than just a "Coppies" because of the metal replacing his flesh. As the once future Shogun of moon colony Orion 1, he now idles his time away keeping tabs on the Loyalists while his father and brother broker negotiations with the Earth Consortium.
A confrontation with his childhood enemy, Dr. Thorsten Nordenfelt, sets into motion events that cannot be undone and puts Tobias's sheltered heart at the center of the colony's attempts to free itself from the repressive Earth's rule.
Lastly, but not least, we have Angel's Shax's War: Brimstone 3. Shax is up to his usual tricks, starting with a game of Trauma Ball and an over the top dinner to show off his Ness. Too bad the games don't stay so simple.
The boys desperately need a vacation. With the not-quite-ill-gotten gains from the Frog incident, Shax takes the Brimstone's crew to the exclusive resort planet, Opal. What could possibly go wrong there?