Angels of the Deep gets 5 stars from Rainbow Reviews, 5 Nymphs from Literary Nymphs, and 4.5 lips from Two Lips reviews. All I can say is... wow! Here's some quotes:
"This is a dark fantasy, so uniquely beautiful in its horror and alluring in its pain that youíll 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. Iíve 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, itís superbly written..."
October Knight, my Torquere Arcana story that I never did have much time to promote, got some love from Joyfully Reviewed.
And Joylin of Bookfulblockhead writes of the Scarlet and the White Wolf series: All in all it was an excellent adventure. Funny, erotic, exciting and just plain fun. Each book is a breeze to read and you are never bored. I found myself loving both characters even with all their many flaws.
Many thanks for the kind words!
Good Reads has some glowing recommendations for Scarlet and the White Wolf, which is now available in print from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Target.
I've signed a contract with the innovative MLR Press to publish my new paranormal novel Angels of the Deep. Here's the snippet from the back cover:
It was not a wraith of light. The demon of Beckís nightmares slid through the dark toward him. It rose up as a wide shadow that blocked his way, lamplight slipping off its humped shape in oily yellow streaks as the darkness coalesced into a man. The demon seemed to fill all the world standing there, his long hands tucked casually into a black overcoat, his cutting smile gently and viciously amused.
ďHello, my love.Ē
All Beck could hear was the trip hammer of his heart. The rush of terror that blurred his mind was so strong that, if he could have made any sound at all, he would have screamed.
A while back, I participated in the Torquere Press Arcana series, featuring stories based on the cards of the tarot. Lucky me, I drew the eight of swords and came up with October Knight, available from Torquere and Fictionwise.
"...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."
Scarlet and the White Wolf, Book 1 has been nominated for Best Novel in the Spectrum Awards, to honor works in science fiction, fantasy and horror which include positive explorations of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters, themes, or issues.
James Buchanan author of My Brother Coyote, writes:
"Liall and Scarlet are back! Now theyíre in Liallís homeland of Rshan, a place where the endless night soaks its darkness into every heart. Kirby Crow gives us a wondrously detailed kingdom, painting a very sinister picture of a snow-bound palace where plots and treasons hide behind every brocade curtain. It is interesting to read how Scarlet and Liallís relationship is tested by these insidious forces, and how they come to trust in each other."
"Book 3 picks up almost exactly where the last book left off, but could easily stand on its own. You donít have to know the other books to jump right into this one. The romance between the bandit and his pedlar is tender and sweet as they grow with each other. The Land of Night is an enjoyable and rich read."
There are more reader reviews of posted at Torquere Press's review board. Some snippets:
"...This epic fantasy is gripping and beautifully written. Kirby has created a wondrous world, her description vivid, her story telling skill remarkable and her characters simply leap from the pages..."
"...I am so sorry to see this trilogy come to an end. The final installment was as great as the other two. Kirby Crow's characters are well developed and the circumstances that they found themselves in is interesting and the world of Nemerl a great fantasy that can be understood in terms of different cultures and climates on our real world..."
Erotic Escapades Romance Reviews has given Scarlet and The White Wolf 5 tattoos, which means "One of the best stories the reviewer has read in ages". Nice! Read the review here.
For all its small inaccuracies, it's plain to see the reader loved it. Always nice to hear. But I got a blue tattoo rating, even though it was "5 star" because "remarkably, there is no sexual action to speak of; just sexual innuendoes that builds carnal tension." I'm very glad she mentioned that. Thanks, EERR!
EERR's rating system.
TwoLips Reviews also gave SatWW 4 Kisses. Seconding that Blue Tattoo rating, the TwoLips review gave SatWW Book 1 a heat rating of 2 Chili Peppers, which they say is "Wild as a Naked Game of Twister!" Wow. See? Tension is hot!
James Buchanan gives Mariner's Luck a shining review, and allays all your fears about the middle book of trilogies.
Scarlet and the White Wolf is on the front page of Fictionwise and is their 3rd Bestselling Fantasy Novel!
Lovely reviews of Book 1 are posted at the Torquere Press readers review board:
"I've not read anything of Kirby's prior to this book, and was nothing if not very pleasantly surprised. This book is amazingly well written, so vivid that you can read out and touch the characters, hear townspeople murmuring in the background. Delightful and utterly enthralling."
Coffee Time Romance has given Scarlet and the White Wolf a very good 3-Coffee Cup review. The reviewer hints that she's not smart enough to read this book (!!), and she sneers a little at the homoerotic elements, but if people who don't like gay romance still like this book, that's a good thing... Right? WARNING: BOOK SPOILERS!