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Netgalley: The Bookbinder’s Daughter

Netgalley Reviewers – delighted to tell you that my new Jessica Thorne book, The Bookbinder’s Daughter, is up on Netgalley today. Click here to request a copy for review.

A magical library. A broken family. A dangerous secret.

It also features a magic if slightly demonic cat called Titivillus and is inspired by all things #Libraryland. Come and explore the enchanted world of the #AyredaleSpecialCollection

The Bookbinder’s Daughter will be released on the 20th September.


Dubh Linn Series review

Want a recap of the Dubh Linn series? Wondering if it’s for you? Here’s a spoiler free review of A Crack in Everything, A Hollow in the Hills and A Darkness at the End from Aoife at Fred Weasley Died Laughing on YouTube.

Also just a reminder that I will be at TitanCon next weekend, 30th September – 2nd October, in the Wellington Park Hotel in Belfast.

Glitterature Review for The Treachery of Beautiful Things

Check out the super Glitterature review from Elle Fowler

“If you are a fan of magical books; of Narnia, or Alice in Wonderland, then you will love this book! I finished this book in one sitting, and was so entranced by it that I didn’t want it to end – ever. I highly recommend this book to any age reader. But be prepared to be sucked in… I got so lost in this world that I forgot about my own until it was over!”

Busy busy busy

Still in the writing cave. Peering out from time to time with at confused, “there’s a world out there” blinking gaze.

I’m a bit over half way through draft zero having got lots done this Sunday thanks to a rugby game which entertained everyone in the house, except for the last five minutes when they hid behind furniture, shouted & threw things*

But this is a small update to let you know that The Treachery of Beautiful Things is now available on Netgalley. There are criteria with regards to getting a review copy however, and not that many available. But still its a very big YAY from me. I hope everyone enjoys it.

There is also a review on goodreads from someone who had one of the print ARCs. This also gets a very big YAY from me.

Oh, and on Friday I will be at the Pen Dinner which is very exciting. Because Joseph O’Connor is getting the award from the President. Of Ireland. SO for most of the rest of the week I will be tackling girlie things like hair and dresses and high heels.

*Retreats. Blinking.*


*not really… or at least not much

Review for The Wolf’s Mate

A lovely review in for The Wolf’s Mate from ireadromance.com

Long has a wonderful gift when it comes to creating the fantasy world and weaving a tale which tests her own characters’ strengths.  Shan and Jeren had a lot thrown at them, it almost seems every five pages another conflict was added to the mix.  Looking back on it the romance actually sits quietly in the background while the growth of Jeren is very much at the forefront.  I look forward to the next chapter in Jeren and Shan’s quest for happiness.” ~ Natalie, rating 3

Many thanks Natalie.

An early review for The Wolf’s Mate: a Tale of the Holtlands

I got home this morning to a lovely (and early) review for The Wolf’s Mate.

“It’s well written, fast paced and filled with interesting and unique characters….The best part of the story is Jeren herself. I liked her in The Wolf’s Sister but in this release, she really grows and shines, as she turns into a confident and determined woman, willing to fight for her man. I’m very curious to see what happens to these two mates with the next and last release.” – 4 Nymphs, Mystical Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews Only

You can read the full review on their site, but I’m delighted. It’s like an early Christmas present!

The Wolf’s Mate: a Tale of the Holtlands comes out in January.

Soul Fire – “Let me start by saying ‘wow!'”

A Super 5 Cherries review for Soul Fire came in this morning from Whipped Cream Erotic Romance Reviews:

“Let me start by saying “wow!”…R.F. Long has the amazing ability to drag her readers into the story and carry them along for the ride. The characters were unique and out of this world, yet they seemed like someone you could get along with and have fun with… If you want to read something mind-blowing and incredible then I would recommend you read this story.” ~~ Tulip, Whipped Cream Erotic Romance Reviews – read the full review here.

I’m delighted. Just what a girl needs to sooth frazzled nerves before a book launch. 🙂

Soul Fire is currently available as an ebook from Samhain, Amazon’s Kindle, and other online retailers and will be released as a print book on the 1st of May 2010.

Review for Soul Fire

It’s always lovely to log on in the morning and find a Google alert about a nice review (less pleasant, of course, is to find one with a bad review, but hey, it means people are reading!)

Natalie from Ireadromance.com reviews Soul Fire.

“a great fast read, like a snowball rolling and constantly gaining momentum.”

Happy day!

And just in case you need something else to cheer you up Cute Overload has a weird but cute cat whose intellectual powers appear to rival even those of our very own Patchwork Cat!

I promise to do a post of photos from France soon. I just haven’t got round to it as yet.