So pleased with my very first review for my short story Beneath the Light of a Silver Moon, from Rosie at Fangbooks.
Here's what she had to say:
Now this was a story that inspired mixed feelings. I always find it difficult to deal with issues of domestic violence because I find the entire situation so very sad for everyone involved.
With no apologies for the dark themes, Mel Teshco takes Kristen and Conrad and shows them how much better life can be. Ultimately the choice to turn her back on fear and embrace a new life is one Kristen needed to make for herself, but it was Conrad’s steadfast love that gave her the light of hope. Their coming together was sizzling hot, but it was the emotional journey that really made me fall for these characters, and kept me thinking of how they would move forward once the story ended.
Thanks Rosie! This story pushed the boundaries, with domestic violence not an easy one to write, but the thing I love about romance writing, wether erotic or other, is the happily ever after - no matter how dark the storyline =)
You can find my review at the above link, along with the other four Hot Down Under book reviews, which were released this month (more great stories to come!)
Kristen Treymore isn’t living anymore – she’s existing.
Trapped in marriage to Jack, an alcoholic who uses his fists to communicate, Kristen has given up her freedom in an attempt to protect his daughter. When Conrad Doyle, childhood friend and the man whose heart she unwittingly broke, shows up on Kristen’s doorstep and offers her a lifeline, she can’t refuse.
What she never dreams possible is how much she still wants him—but is that enough to keep them together when terror still beats deep in her heart?