Dark Deva Reviews have read and reviewed all three books – my The Psychic’s Tale, The Soldier’s Tale by RJ Scott, and Sue Brown’s The Lord’s Tale, and have given us individually 4.5 Delightful Divas and the Trilogy as a whole an enthusiastic FIVE Delightful Divas and a Recommended Read! Thank you, Samhain Queene!


Read all three reviews HERE


Excerpt: The Fitzwarren Inheritance is a series I would read again and again because they are well-written with characters you want to see succeed. The curse has been the main character through all three books and seeing it all fit together seamlessly was brilliant. All three authors, Sue Brown, Chris Quinton and RJ Scott brought the stories of these three couples to life and beautiful tied together through breaking the curse. I give the whole series 5 Divas and recommended read. It was wonderful.

Door to Great Hall, Stokesay Castle, the stunt double for the Fitzwarrens' castle

Woke up this morning to a lovely email sent to RJ Scott, Sue Brown and myself. It was from a reader who’d just finished all three ebooks in the Fitzwarren Inheritance Trilogy, and it was the perfect way to start my writing day. Feedback like this soothes a stressed author every time! So thank you, Reader in Australia! :D


“I just finished reading The Fitzwarren Inheritance and I wanted to let you all know that I LOVED this trilogy and I am so glad I already owned all three books before I began reading it. I would have hated having to wait for each book to be released :)


One of the things I particularly enjoyed was the setting. It brought back lots of wonderful memories of a 2 week holiday my family spent in Dorset and the surrounding area. I actually pictured the pub in Mere, where we based ourselves for our holiday, as the Red Lion :)


Another thing that I really, really loved was that all the stories were so wonderfully plot driven and not filled with unnecessary sex scenes.


I do hope that Silver plans to release these stories in a print volume. I’d be first in line to buy a copy!


Anyway, just wanted to thank you all for a great read and the chance to use my memories as the backdrop for your stories.”

… And How to Cope

If I was ever in any doubt that reviews are totally one person’s point of view, I only have to look at my Goodreads reviews. Across the board they range from glowing 5 Stars to a 1 Star [reviewer seems to have been disappointed that Fool's Errand wasn't footballer slash...], though 4 and 5 Stars predominate. Do the low Stars upset me? You bet they don’t. Mostly because they are outnumbered, and also because the reviewers usually have posted nothing to tell me where I failed as far as they were concerned.


One person’s fail is another’s win, so where does that leave the author?


Doing what she/he has always done: writing the story as it needs to be written, and not giving in to the temptation to tweak it out of its natural path.


We can’t please all of the people all of the time – to try to do so would be a compromise I, personally, am not prepared to make. If an author has any responsibility to her/his readers, it’s to create the best story possible while being true to themselves and their voice. Though I have to confess I have very little idea of what comprises an author’s voice…


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