Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The erstwhile THAT...

That - a pronoun and adjective, the plural of those, and both an adverb and conjunction.

Unfortunately, that word of all parts of speech has fallen out of favor. I've been going through my WIP, purging all the erstwhile thats. Not all of them, mind you...just the ones not needed.

I was tempted to put them all here in my post...however, it would be too long! LOL.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Praise from an e-book virgin...

Wow, I just got a listing from Manic Readers of their reviews posted this week. I have three, count them, three great reviews from IvyD! Thanks Ivy!

The first is for my most recent release, Shattered. Now, warning, Shattered is not erotic and is not a typical romance (read -- NO HEA here!).

"Even with knowing where Shattered was going the getting there was still tense and interesting. It was a quick read, just the right size for a break. I really do enjoy Ms. Scotts’ short stories." IvyD

The second was for another recent release, Double Jeopardy. Warning, my mystery roots are showing strongly in both Shattered and Double Jeopardy. This is not your typical menage...and it's erotica not romance (having a HFN ending).

"Talk about being condensed down to its essence, that’s Double Jeopardy. There’s not a word that can be considered superfluous. Everything is extremely tight and fast paced. Ericka Scott packs an incredibly awesome punch into 24 pages. The ending hit me out of the blue. I truly never saw it coming, maybe I should have but I didn’t. Ericka Scott is a master of the short story." IvyD

And then, for Forget Me Not, a paranormal romance with only the typical adult disclaimers (i.e., graphic sex)

"Forget Me Not is another excellent short story with a twist. Ericka Scott has a knack for that and is now my new “go to” author for shorts that pack a wallop. I have no reservations recommending her to short story lovers." IvyD

To top it all off - I got a fantastic review from Kris Bradley for Shattered!

"It is a quick read, so I don't want to give too many details away. The story has a great twist which actually managed to surprise me....This was my first really enjoyable dip into reading online stories. I'd say if they are all as enjoyable as Shattered, I'll be back for more!" Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom

Glad to know an e-book virgin got to cut her teeth on my little tale...and liked it well enough to want more!

You can read the full review

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Howlin' Good Time

An article I wrote about one of my favorite subjects -- WEREWOLVES-- is being featured today over at Star Crossed Romance. Stop in and leave a comment for a chance to win a signed print copy of The Werewolf Whisperer (with the bonus story, Unleashed).

Hope to see you there!