June 25, 2013


Entertainment or controversy?

My editor  started a debate  at Goodreads as I keep getting controversial feedback on my novel Shadows of the Past.

June 21, 2013

Book Reviews (II)

Book Review: BORN IN VENGEANCE by Camelia Miron Skiba

Book Description

Legend has it … centuries after Spartacus another hero is born—Ilias, the bastard son of King Decebalus. 

Thirsty for revenge and eager to unshackle the Roman oppression, Ilias’ obsession to fulfill his oath has no bounds, even if that means kidnapping Nerva, the beloved daughter of Emperor Traianus. What he doesn’t know is his own heart threatens to betray his conscience.

What will prevail: his mind or his heart?

A story of ancient times, revenge and love. The story of how the people living in present day Romania was born. I read it in a go. I simply couldn't put it down. 

Ilias is a strong leader who stands up for what he believes in. He's been planning on revenge, for over a decade, against Rome for destroying his family, and kingdom.  The time has come and there is nothing to stop him from following the course he has set. The story, told from Ilias POV lets us get closer to his thoughts and doubts and feelings.

Nerva is a strong heroine too. Traianus's relative, with her flaring temper and lovely face, will prove a more dangerous enemy to Ilias than the Roman soldiers. Will he manage to keep his word towards his followers and destroy the conquerors or will he be an easy prey for another enemy, close at hand, his budding feelings of love for Nerva?

My conclusion: Gripping. Fast paced. Cami Miron Skiba has offered the readers a quick and entertaining read and I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series. I highly recommend it to those who love a historical/light romance story, and give it five stars.

June 14, 2013

More blogs for free reviews

Hello everyone! 

Though a bit late, but better later than never, here comes a new update to the list with free review blogs!

As a thank you, I'd appreciate getting followed on my blog or a comment by everyone who finds the info useful.


June 11, 2013

Reviews (XIII)

Monday, March 04, 2013 by Michikit

  Michikit rated it 5 of 5 stars
I always enjoy a good mystery story and Shadows of the Past had plenty or it. I initially did not know what to expect, but whatever I wanted from the book before I started it, I receive 10 times more. It was so good and I found myself thrown in two different lives.

The story was told from two points of view, two characters belonging to different times. I’ve usually read books that had characters from the same time, but not in this one. Genevieve lived in the 15th century and Anne’s story takes place in 1990. The thing is, I couldn’t decide whose story I was most eager to follow because each of them had its share of mystery. Every time I started with Genevieve’s story I wanted to see what Anne was doing and every time I went back to Anne I needed to see Genevieve again.

Genevieve’s story begins actually with the ending and afterwards her entire life is unfolded right in front of us. Her life was tragic, from the begging until the very end. She lost her father thanks to the cursed forest which triggered a chain reaction and soon, her entire family was dead. When she finally settled down she was forced to leave again because the forest managed to take another person that she grew fond of just see herself under the protective wing of Mother Superior.

I must say that I enjoyed the descriptions on the 15th century places, people, and the traditions. The way that everyone different was looked at with disgust because much like today, people would fear the unknown. But in those days everything was conducted to the extreme, different being associated with monsters and witches.

Anne’s story was the mild part of the book. She is a strong and independent woman, she knows what she wants and I simply loved her attitude when she caught her boyfriend with her best friend together. She is a strong business woman, clearly she is not that eager to show her weaknesses, but along with her normal life and appearance, she has also some paranormal abilities and with the help of them she can connect with Genevieve.

The love story was sweet and slow, full of some tender moments. The cover may not show it this way, but it is. It is based more on the emotional part and less on the physical one.

Of course that between Anne and Genevieve is a connection and of course I will not tell you which one because you will need to read it to know it. Trust me, I loved it and so will you, especially if you are into paranormal romance.

This was an amazing story, settled in the past and present, following the destiny of two women that are parted by 500 years.