Romantic Times Magazine

(Print Issue #373) "The world of Crow's tales is a dark and dangerous one, full of ghoulish steampunk contraptions, eerie paranormal settings and ominous, powerful villains. Despite this, there is something undeniably alluring about this strange place as well, making each story uniquely compelling. The characters who fill each story are uniquely sympathetic, drawing readers beyond the bizaare sights and sounds to find something very sympathetic in each of their tales. The tone of these stories varies greatly, from dystopian fairy tale to something much closer to horror, and though all the stories probe the nature of humanity, they occasionally feel disjointed and isolated from each other. Still, Crow's imagination is formidable, and stouthearted readers will no doubt revel in this shadowy, outlandish world she has created."

Publishers Weekly - Booklife

"Romance and intrigue intertwine in this leisurely romantic fantasy series launch. Estranged lovers Marion and Jean both occupy positions of authority as highwardens in the island city of Malachite, to which they have been exiled from the matriarchic mainland. Both are responsible for welcoming new exiles, and Jean serves as a district warden for the dangerous area known as the Zanzare."

Just Love Romance Reviews

"Meridian is mainly a tender and also absolutely fucking hot romance between two wonderful guys, but also a suspenseful thriller..."

John Scalzi's The Big Idea.

Life doesn’t always give us a happy ending. Should fiction? Kirby Crow ponders this question in relation to her new collection of stories, Hammer and Bone.

Just Love Romance: Interview with Kirby Crow

"Kirby Crow has a new book coming out, her first contemporary M/M romance, and I’m very happy to have her on the blog today to answer some questions about her new release, her plans for the future, and herself..."

Joyfully Jay (MALACHITE)

"First and foremost, I was enthralled by the relationship dynamics in the book. These are uh-may-zing. The book has a LOT of delicious angst that revolves around complex interpersonal relationships between complex characters..."

From Top to Bottom Reviews (SCARLET AND THE WHITE WOLF)

"Kirby Crow has created an intriguing and enthralling world with interesting, and diverse characters that wouldn’t let me go until I had read the last page. Once you’ve processed all the information from the first couple of chapters, you won’t want to put the book down."

From Top to Bottom Reviews (MERIDIAN)

"...a fantastic story that is at times romantic and the next second making your heart race a mile a minute..."

Joyfully Jay (MERIDIAN)

"Meridian is a quickly paced novel with romance, lots of heat, and some nice suspense. The story balances the relationship between Matty and Grant well with the thriller side of things as they deal with the threat from Jaeger."

Boy Meets Boy Reviews (MERIDIAN)

"I could feel the sun bleached docks under my feet, hear the cicadas, see the kudzu and smell the salty Gulf air in summer..."

Series Spotlight: Scarlet and the White Wolf, by Joyfully Jay m/m Romance Reviews

"The Pedlar and the Bandit King was one of the first books I read when I started to explore m/m fiction, and the series as a whole propelled me to delve further into the genre."

Joyfully Jay Reviews

(Circuit Theory)Dante and Byron are avatars, characters created to represent their human counterparts in the role playing game Synth. In real life, the two men have never met and probably never will. But within the world of Synth, Dante and Byron are partners and in love. They share a beach house, spend almost all of their free time together, and even have cyber sex lives.


Elisa Rolle - Reviews and Ramblings

[Circuit Theory] This is a love story between avatars, but never something so unreal felt so realistic. Trust me, more than once it happened also to me to be in Dante’s shoes, wondering if my “activity” in the cyber world has effected someone in their real life....

Angels of the Deep won the Epic Award at the 2010 Epicon in New Orleans!

Angels of the Deep gets 5 stars from Rainbow Reviews, 5 Nymphs from Literary Nymphs, and 4.5 lips from Two Lips reviews!

"This is a dark fantasy, so uniquely beautiful in its horror and alluring in its pain that you’ll be unable to put this book down. The world Crow has created from the brilliant sun to the depths of empty darkness combine with the fantasy and history of Gods, Angels, Demons, and the ultimate balance of good and evil. The subtle and nuanced writing with beautifully lyrical prose read like a fantasy, yet the tangible evil and fear within almost mock the lovely, moving and descriptive writing of such deeds. This is an incredible story that I read twice before even attempting to write a review and will likely read many more times in the future..."

"Angels of the Deep is the quintessential supernatural dark thriller. I’ve always been a big fan of Kirby Crow, and this novel is her absolute best. Rife with paranormal intrigue and characters ranging from demonic to angelic, it’s superbly written..."

Angels of the Deep also won in the Rainbow Awards for Best Writing Style!


The Romance Studio gives "Mariner's Luck" a 5 Heart Review:

"...The danger is so relevant the reader gets caught up wondering what twists will take place next and if they will be separated in their actions. I liked the way the sensual tension is put into play. Once again Kirby Crowe opens up a fantasy world filled with mayhem and magic. When Liall jumps to his feet, about the magic of the Hilurin, his whole being practically lifts off the pages. Characters so robust, so gutsy, and motivating, make this read another fantasy exploration most hard to put down."


Coffee Time Romance has given a 4-cup review to Scarlet and the White Wolf 3: The Land of Night. Check it out here.

The Blogger Girls

Feature: Exclusive Excerpt of Hammer and Bone.

Book Reviews and More

Feature: Interview with the author of Hammer and Bone.

Coffee and Porn.

This blog is about men, and coffee, and porn, and sex, and wine, and music, and intelligence, and fun, and women, and really hot photos, and giveaways. And it's about how all that stuff is absolutely normal and we will no longer apologize for any of it. Today our Spotlight is on Kirby Crow's "Hammer and Bone" plus an interview!

Author Spotlight, by Jane Bled.

Author of the award-winning horror/dark fantasy novel Angels of the Deep and popular M/M romance series Scarlet and the White Wolf, Kirby Crow graces us with her presence to discuss her writing toolbox, the fate of men on a fictional female-dominated society, and sometime wonders, "Where are they hiding the gay people?"

Fabulous Fictions.

Today we welcome our very first guest of honour, the incredibly talented Kirby Crow! She is the brilliant mind behind the fantasy series Scarlet and the White Wolf and many great iconic titles. It’s her unique voice that merges romance, humor, and dark elements together flawlessly that has drawn both Kaelin and myself to her writing. She has kindly dropped by to share the concepts and inspiration behind her work with us.

Plausible Reality at Mantastic Fiction.

Writers chase their dreams across the page. In “Circuit Theory”, Reya Starck and I took elements and tools of virtual worlds that we knew already existed and pushed them a small step further.

Your Gender is Not Analog: Top 2 Bottom Reviews.

Gender is a huge question mark in "Circuit Theory". No one knows who is who and what’s under the hood, so to speak, and no one really cares. Synth is a world not yet realized. There are hundreds of online gaming worlds and MMORPG’s that are similar to the system elements of Synth featured in Circuit Theory, but with the current state of technology, it just doesn’t exist yet.

Ghost Men and Virtual Lovers: Smart Girls Love SciFi.

The virtual reality lover has a life apart from the object of his affection, usually a part that he can never share. When you dismantle the science-fiction framework from the story, the romance is essentially a classic Always Together/Eternally Apart trope....

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