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Sunday, September 15, 2013


Title: The Fawn
Author: Susan Griscom
Genre: New Adult
Publisher: Amber Glow Books
Release date: Winter/Spring 2014
 Note: Contains strong language and violence.


After a not-so-wonderful young adulthood—shuffled from one foster home to another—Lena Benton had hoped marriage would be her ticket to happiness. Wedded a year after high school graduation, Lena was certain she’d found her knight. But when Troy Harington’s true colors surface shortly after their glorious day of elopement, things aren’t quite as rosy as Lena had envisioned. When an unforeseen event turns ugly, all she can do is ... run!

But does she run far enough?

Jackson Beaumont prides himself on being a nature-loving, guitar-strumming carefree sort of guy, known for his eagerness to help injured animals find their way back into the wild. When Lena Benton walks into his bar, he’s once again swept off his feet with concern and desire to help the wounded. Will he risk having his heart torn apart again when the memory of the fawn he rescued as a child resurfaces?

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Something about Susan

I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, spending most of my time daydreaming or playing around in the mud. I grew out of the mud play, well, most of the time, a good soak in the mud is always fun. I still daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So, I write to remember them. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play--a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course. I'm pretty sure it was the acting.

I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns and sometimes they tend to lean toward the unusual and edgy.

My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot as does a steamy contemporary romantic suspense.
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Other works by Susan Griscom include:

Whisper Cape, book 1, a steamy paranormal romance trilogy.

Reflections, Whisper Cape book 2

A Secret Fate, Whisper Cape book 3 Releasing November, 2013

Allusive Aftershock a young adult contemporary/dystopian

Brief Interludes – a collection of short stories

Erotic Interludes – an anthology of two erotic tales.

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A Secret Fate, Whisper Cape book 3 when available.



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TRAGIC: Rook and Ronin, #1
by J.A. Huss
Publisher: Science Future Press (5/15/13)
282 pages
New Adult (steamy) Romance

Rook Walsh has nothing going for her. She's down to her last ten bucks. She has no family, a mine field for a past, and she just lost her crappy job. What's a girl to do? Make a date with fate because as she's spending her last few dollars on a ridiculously expensive coffee, a modeling job hits her in the face (literally). Can a broken girl with barely there dreams and aspirations climb out of the hole she's been living in since birth? Can a boy with everything hold on to the one thing he wants the most?

I zipped through this book in two days and I'm not a speedy reader. From the first page, I cared about Rook. Her tragic past is both typical in life and sort of unique in romance novels. Rook stayed with her controlling and abusive boyfriend for years before leaving him, but she's not painted as the brave survivor. Rook couldn't imagine making it on her own. She had no faith in herself, no faith in anything. Many fanciful heroines run after the first really bad physical fight. They're portrayed as brave trailblazers. To me, Rook is scared and weak, but doesn't want to die so she runs. Not wanting to die isn't the same thing as wanting to live. I think that's what Tragic is really about. Finding her way from not dying to living. And I loved cheering her on every step of the way.

As far as romance goes, Rook meets “that Ronin guy” right away. Ronin is smart, funny, and controlling in ways that drives Rook nuts! He's also hot, but then so is everyone in this book because the story revolves around modeling...erotic modeling. Oh yeah. Anyone ever watch the Hugh Grant movie, Love Actually? One of the storylines has a duo that are always naked and in compromising positions because they're fake screwing for the cameras. I always wondered about them and their story, and Tragic fills in those blanks in a steamy, fun way.