Monday, June 16, 2008

My first Book Video!

Darragha Foster created the most gorgeous trailer for my current covers from Loose Id, Liquid Silver Books and Aspen Mountain Press.
Check it out at
Darr is so amazing!!!!
Thanks so much!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Reader's comments on "The Sweet Flag"

My publisher forwarded the following email from a reader. It just made my day!

"Absolutely loved this book. I think it's the best that Jeanne has written and hope she writes more m/m stories. Read it in one sitting with tears flowing a good part of the time. This is not just romantica, it's a great story with terrific characters that you just fall in love with."

Just the type of reaction you want to give!
Wish I knew whom to thank, but they wished to remain anonymous.

Friday, June 06, 2008

New Review for Babes in Toyland II

So nice to learm that the Babes in Toyland II anthology received 4.5 tombstones from Bittenbybooks
Babes in Toyland is a series of short stories, most of which take place around Christmastime. Each of the authors has contributed some excellent short stories to the anthology. Its ranged from Santa Claus to fey. There were some mysteries, some paranormal, a story even took place back in the days of the Israelites. This book definitely covered a wide spectrum of paranormal stories. And of course, was the ever present romantic theme. I wouldn’t recommend this book for young eyes though. There are some heavy romance scenes in the book.
I rarely read anthologies because of the short story aspect, but I found myself hungering for more at the end of each story. I liked it because it introduced me to the writings of a few new authors that I may not have found otherwise. So, if you’re looking for some light reading as a break from the normal heavy novel, then this book is definitely for you. Most anthologies only contain 4 or 5 stories, this one is definitely worth your money with 8 authors and different stories!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

5 Stars from Rainbow Reviews for The Sweet Flag

I just can't believe it: two top reviews in as many days! Here's a bit from the review:
Reviewed by Frost's Fancy
The historical background is accurate and appealing, and the author doesn’t burden the story with excessive detail. Rather, the historical characters as well as the two contemporary protagonists-Brand and Ron-are well-drawn and realistic. It’s easy to empathize with the various characters and understand their actions and thoughts. There is a very minor thread of historical BDSM present also.

The eroticism is highly detailed and steaming, presented from an emotional and romantic viewpoint as well as a purely lustful point of view. Brand and Ron are neatly matched and fit together surprisingly well.

Five Hearts from TRS for "The Sweet Flag"!

Hi guys, I just had to share my first formal review for "The Sweet Flag" from The Romance Studio's Dee Dailey:

"Ms. Barrack has written an exceptional story about gay romance with many historical tidbits thrown in... The story of the two sets of lovers is interwoven well with only a few subtle hints about what might be to come... As Ron tells the tale that he says he learned from the lovers' diaries it's easy to get our emotions involved.

The rejections, the abuses finally overpowered by love are superbly told. The dialogue, the explicit sex, the tale within a tale are all believable and draw us closer to the players. When Brandon finally confronts reality with Ron their actions and the completion of the story make perfect sense...

The author does such a great job of giving hints that only fans of paranormal romance will pick up on along the way. The ending is even better as the reality of the couples takes the story to whole new heights."

Overall rating: YYYYY

All I can say is, I'm still giddy! Thanks, Dee!