The Strix

The Strix
“Dark, sexy, vampire lore that takes you on a wild ride.”

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Celebrate Long And Short Reviews 6th Anniversary Bash with $100 Gift Card!


Help Long and Short Reviews celebrate their 6th Anniversary Bash, have fun, read great blogs and win a chance at a $100 Amazon Gift Card!
The contest runs August 26th-30th and blogs and authors change daily so check in everyday and click that Rafflecopter! Good Luck. 


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Jeep Diva gave Lord Griffin's Prize 5 Stars!


Jeep Diva reviewer: Gaele 5 Stars
“A great story with plenty of emotional and physical details that will stir a readers body and mind.”
This was my first introduction to Katalina Leon's work, and I hope to read many more by this author. This book in the Emerald Isle Fantasies series brings us to Tullamore castle in Ireland: a castle with a long history and purported hauntings. Maeve has fled the remnants of her newly divorced life, and come to Tullamore to research her genealogy with hopes to write a historical romance. A dé Burgo by birth, her family's heritage is tied to the castle, and interwoven with the current owners the O'Griofas. Ronan O'Griofa is a purported professor of history and expert on the stories of the castle, and he is going to answer Maeve's questions as he takes her on a tour of the grounds and points of interest.

The world, the otherworldliness of the castle and grounds were beautifully established, there is a curious potential of past meeting present that is physically palpable, and Leon manages to convey that sense in the story. Additionally, the use of legend and history, incorporating a griffin and using the weather and mists of Ireland to further build the paranormal element and build reader's expectations for intrigue.

And intrigue, sexy intrigue at that, there was: from waking to find herself in the midst of a pitched battle for the castle, to late night encounters with a stranger who disappears in a flash, to incredibly steamy sex with the handsome Ronan in a cabin in the woods, Maeve has the information and ability to change her life forever, if only she recognizes it. If you've never been to Ireland, this will make you want to go: and for those who have, the little details that are so unique and yet omnipresent feel just right! Katalina Leon has created a great story with plenty of emotional and physical details that will stir a reader's body and mind, and I now need to read the others in the series.




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 Thank you Gaele!

BTS eMagazine gave Lord Griffin's Prize 5 Stars!


I'm featured this month in the August issue of BTS eMagazine on pages 49 and 51.
Lord Griffin's Prize got a terrific 5 Star review.

Lord Griffin's Prize got 5 stars from Nicky Peacock!

Lord Griffin's Prize got a nice 5 Star review from Nicky Peacock.
http://nickypeacockauthor.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/book-review-lord-griffins-prize-katalina-leon/
Here's what Nicky had to say:
My Review:
I really loved this book. A time travel, mystical romance without the usual supernatural creatures – utter amazing fantasy! The story was addictive and it was so refreshing to have a normal woman as the lead. I’m not sure where the author is from, but she manages to evoke a strong Celtic feel to the book and doesn’t manage to use British stereotypes that usually end up insulting.
I can’t fault the writing, the whole book flowed really well, and quite frankly I came to the end all too soon. I’m glad to find that its part of a series, so the magic hasn’t ended.
The sex wasn’t sleazy or random and fitted into the story seamlessly – something that sets apart a good romance from straight erotica.
The front cover captures the essence of the story and you can’t beat a hunky, half naked guy to stare at!

I’d really recommend this to anyone wanting a romantic fantasy by their bedside – 5 out 5 stars!
Thank you Nicky!