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5 Star Review of Undercover Seduction by Alexis D. Craig (erotica)

UNDERCOVER SEDUCTIONLachesis Publishing author JoMarie DeGioia reviews Lachesis Publishing author Alexis D. Craig’s Undercover Seduction:

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What it’s About:

There’s a hot, new voice in erotic fiction and she is Alexis Craig.

In this first installment of her brand new Sensual Encounters series—Alexis brings us Undercover Seduction, an anthology about the sensual encounters of men and women in blue.

They may serve and protect, but these gorgeous cops, sultry detectives, and hunky SWAT officers also get down and dirty.

Undercover Seduction explores the steamier side of life in six, super-sexy stories: an enticing seduction after a long, hard day at work; a delectable, after-hours interlude in a bake shop; a dream encounter that becomes oh-so-very real; a rousing chess match that turns into an arousing ménage-a-trois; a rainy night and a lusty, late-night house call; a steamy, one-night stand that goes all weekend long.

You have the right to remain aroused . . . until the next Sensual Encounters.

REVIEW:

5-Stars! This collection of stories is scorching hot but that’s what I’d expected. What I hadn’t expected were the touches of heart mixed in with the heat! Without exception, the characters were well-rounded and I cared about them. Their desires and their insecurities. I was bummed when I finished each story but as soon as I turned the page I was immediately engaged in a new one!

The author uses deep point-of-view to extreme advantage, making the reader’s pulse race and their heart sigh. Each story is unique as are the characters.  From secret crushes to stranger interludes, she engages the reader in her vignettes. I highly recommend this collection and would read this author again!

JoMarie DeGioia writes sexy Regency romances for Lachesis Publishing
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Alexis D. Craig writes hot romantic suspense & erotica for Lachesis Publishing.
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From the Editor’s Desk: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Book Reviews

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We know that a good review in a big publication (online or otherwise) can truly help generate sales and word-of-mouth advertising, but what about the bad reviews? Can they break your career, let alone your heart?

Do you read all your reviews – the good, the bad, and the ugly? Or do you read only the good ones and leave the bad ones to rot.

Do you think a bad review is helpful to you as a writer, or do you feel that sometimes readers or critics are just being negative, or perhaps, even spiteful.

My background is in film and TV. For a few years, I had a part-time gig as a movie critic, but I also worked for a production company that produced movies. I was on both sides. I know how hard people work to get a movie made, let alone a small budget movie. But on the other hand, my opinions about movies sometimes influenced whether or not someone went to see it. I always tried to be responsible when doing a review. I gave my opinion, but I never trashed a film. I think that is the point of a review. It is one person’s opinion. Just one person. It may influence people to see a movie or read a book, but then again, it might not.

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As writers (and editors) we are always improving our craft. We are always working on making each book better than the last. But sometimes we have a bad day at work. Generally speaking, when most people have a bad day at work, they don’t have hundreds of people criticizing them. But writers do. Every artist who puts something out there, whether it’s a photograph, film, poem, or prose, is exposing himself or herself to the good, the bad, and the ugly criticism.

I think at the end of the day, we have to let it go, and just keep working. Certainly we are always striving to improve, always trying to create something meaningful and entertaining, but if we let every harsh word break us, then we would never get any work done. So keep on writing. Let those ideas flow. Keep on growing as an artist. Take what you will from the good, the bad, and the ugly reviews, but don’t let them keep you from your goals.

Have a great day of writing!

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100_4277Joanna D’Angelo is Editor in Chief at Lachesis Publishing Inc. She loves Cinnamon Dolce Lattes, editing, and a good story.

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