Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Julian's Second Chance - Re-release of an oldie but goodie! FRIDAY, JULY 24!

You know how you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. But we all do, right? Well, the original cover and title to this book were just never quite right! It was released a while back with Aspen Mountain Press under the title Masks of Emotion. The publisher and I agreed a face lift and a new name were just what this sexy novella needed to grab readers' attention.

It's a m/m erotic romance that received excellent reviews when it first came out last year, including 5 stars at Rainbow Reviews and an A from Simply Romance Reviews. I do hope you'll check it out! I'd love any comments on the new cover.

I will give away a copy of the newly released version to one of the commenters, sometime this weekend. (I'll be in Kansas at Carol Lynne's weekend, but I'm sure I'll be able to check in!)


Monday, July 20, 2009

Alternate Treatment - Jessewaveblog Review

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Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5
A Guest Review by Aunt Lynn

Alternative Treatment is the second book from Claire Thompson that I’ve read and enjoyed (Handyman, reviewed here, was the first). Well-written and plotted with fleshed-out characters, this is a tale of taking chances and making positive changes...I thought both protags to be sympathetic, believable, complex and well-developed…The conflict in the story is both internal and external, and while the external conflicts — mostly with Mark’s family — contribute to the whole, the majority of the drama is around Nolan and his personality issues, and Mark getting the courage to make some much desired career shifts. Around this, I liked watching the changes in the heroes. Though both men grow emotionally throughout the course of the story, Nolan’s is palpable. Learning to be happy, to trust someone else, and to not throw up his defenses nor blame others for problems he created himself all made for a satisfying journey as a reader…I recommend Alternative Treatment to anyone looking for a romantic tale of putting aside assumptions, taking chances and making changes for the better.

Coffee Time Romance Gives Submission Times Two FIVE CUPS!

Wow, the reviews are coming in fast and furious. This one is stellar and I'm thrilled to pieces!

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Here is some of what they had to say:

I read the book in one sitting and simply found myself glued to my e-book reader just so I could find out the outcome of this unconventional relationship. The sex scenes in this story are hot enough to singe eyebrows, but they are also emotional and as the reader you get immediately that deep emotions are engaged even while BDSM play is going on. The scenes are not the cookie cutter scenes that you see in some erotic romances, this is real BDSM play, and I liked that because it was real. The conclusion is stunning, and beautiful, and made me very glad that I got to review this newest edition to Ms. Thompson’s book list. If you enjoy reading m/m romance, or BDSM love stories, this is one you do not want to miss!

Rainbow Reviews Gives Alternative Treatment 4 Stars

To read the full review by British Bull Dog - Click Here!

Both Nolan and Mark have been given compelling, believable if unfulfilled pasts. Nolan had to work his way through life…Outwardly Mark has a much more cushy existence, but we’re allowed to look closer to see the boredom, the family pressure keeping him in a job he hates. In short we can sympathize with both men. …It’s how the author had her characters recover from [a sticky] situation that is where the true metal of this storyteller is revealed. Angst, despair and ultimate joy of forgiveness are all wonderfully explored.

I really like how each man gives the gift of a future to the other. Before Mark, Nolan went through life never falling in love, never seeing the need. Before Nolan, Mark didn’t have a reason to stand up to his family. But these things weren’t imposed on the plot, they slowly grew organically from it. Yes, at times I wanted to shout at the guys to tell them they were messing up, but they couldn’t change their long-observed behavior overnight. …Well done Ms. Thompson, you’ve written another winner.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009



Welcome to my blog. I'm excited about this new blog o' mine! To help celebrate, I want to have a contest. The winner of the contest will receive a signed paperback of their choice from my back list, including Submission Times Two, which should be out in print any day now!

Contest Rules: IF, by August 15, I have over 50 followers, THEN I will select a winner at random from those followers. Simple as that. So invite your friends to sign up too. The more the merrier!

Let the games begin. Leave me some comments. Let me know what we should blog about!

Happy Reading! Claire

Alternative Treatment - Review at Literary Nymphs!

m/m erotic romance released with Amber Quill Press on July 5, 2009.

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Click Here to Read an Excerpt

The first review for Alternative Treatment is out! Here is the link for the full review: Literary Nymphs Reviews

I post a snippet here: "...Alternative Treatmentis a poignant and very enjoyable romance. Both men have some heavy emotional baggage they are dealing with in their life, yet they bring balance to each other’s lives and form a relationship of contentment in the love they share for each other as well as love for their similar occupational ambitions. Claire Thompson has created a well written, heartwarming story with realistic characters to which readers can relate."

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to Claire's blog! I am pleased to announce I am finally entering the 21st century, only a few years late! This is a work in progress and I look forward to learning all about it (with help from T, my guru!). I hope you'll follow my blog! This is gonna be fun! Love, Claire