Crimson Siege day 6 – and a triple treat!

Hi Everyone

That’s right. Three’s a dream. Tuesday proved to be a fabulous day in the Crimson Siege blogger road trip, attracting a trio of stunning reviews, and boosting the number of reviews on Goodreads to 22! (14 of these are 5-star beauties).

The first of the hat trick was from Kirsty at Over the Rainbow Book Blog who wrote: The tension in the second half of the book really holds you and encourages you to read faster to find out how the whole thing is going to play out. The action is great, it is bloody and gory but not unnecessarily so for this type of book. The story is mostly wrapped up but Jay has left plenty of avenues open for the further books, which I am really looking forward to.”

To read the full review, click HERE.

Next Rainne at Just Books wrote: “The characters were well-developed, and each had a unique and flawed personality. Crimson Siege is a well-written, action-packed Gothic tale with plenty of surprising twists and turns to keep you guessing. An entertaining and riveting read which, though it has its fair share of betrayal, brutality and blood, I didn’t find especially scary.

To read the full review, click HERE.

And last, but not – as they say – least, Andy at Pagefarer Book Blog said: “The writing is taut and well-paced, the world-building convincing due to its loose roots in history and playing on some of the vampire themes we know so well. There are a couple of truly horrific moments and I must warn that the book contains some adult themes, as befitting the genre (including swearing, sexual content and violence), but these are not overly dwelt upon nor included solely for shock value.”

To read the full review, click HERE.

 

Crimson Siege blog tour – Day 5 and the 5-star reviews keep rolling in.

Hi there

Monday was surprisingly quiet in the Raven household – which gave me the chance to catch up on the last two episodes of the latest series of the excellent crime drama Unforgotten. I’d taped it and wanted to find out who the killer was before people started blabbing it all over social media.

Things, however, were much livelier on the Crimson Siege blog tour trail and I was lucky enough to receive two great reviews.

For the Love of Books! said the following:

“The action starts from the very first page and doesn’t let up until the end. It sucks you in from the start and is a real page turner.  It’s full of twists and turns,  people betraying each other and lots of blood. Excellent read and i‘m looking forward to reading the next book.”

Full review HERE

Read, Write, Inspire offered these thoughts:

“The pacing was really well done, the build up to the final chapters was done in a way that kept you anticipating what would happen but didn’t drag so you found yourself bored. I really enjoyed this book and the entire storyline. Jay has done a brilliant job with not only creating a convincing and entertaining plot but also fantastic characters.”

Full review HERE

Now, I’ve been keeping score and by yesterday my Gothic horror debut novel had attracted 20 reviews on Goodreads – 14 of them 5-star dazzlers! So please forgive me if I’m looking just a tad pleased with myself.

If you want to read a sample chapter of Crimson Siege to judge for yourself, drop me an email and I’ll send you a pdf.

Thanks

See you tomorrow.