Thursday, December 10, 2009

Review of Phoenix Rising by Jo Lynne Valerie

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak at this story.

PHOENIX RISING, a novella within A TALE FOR ALL SEASONS was a poignant story that warmed the heart and reminds the reader that there is more to paranormal romance than sexy monsters. (Though I love those too!) Ms. Valerie is an expert at creating a potent atmosphere that transports you away from your cares. My favorite line: What she did know at that moment though, was that aspirin helped head aches, tissues dried
tears and coffee was good in the morning.

The heroine was compelling and delightfully out of the norm for a romance heroine: an eccentric artist aunt in her 40's. (Love it!) After illustrating a book cover for a best-selling author, she discovers that the man she painted is real....spooky. The chemistry between them was as touching as it was mystical. There were no spicy sex scenes, but in this case it was okay.

And when a dark secret from the heroine's past is revealed, be prepared to fight back gut-wrenching tears. The surprise twist at the end will have you reeling. I cannot wait to read the other stories in this collection.


  1. This is pretty fantastic! Thank you *so much.* :)

    - Jo Lynne

  2. Sounds like a great one! Will definitely have to check it out! Great review too.

    Thanks for posting :o)