“The Crib” by Sasha White is an explosive, edgy tale with a strong heroine who knows what she wants and goes after it. Lexy is a volatile woman who worms her way into a reader’s heart as she searches for the answers to clear the name of someone she loves and overcomes a painful past. Her determination and grit in this story is written at the strong hand of a strong writer. Only a writer, sure of herself and her pen, could write a character such as Lexy, as well as in the first person, and pull it off superbly.
“The Crib” is sexy, raw and intriguing. Devon and Lexy set the pages on fire and leave the reader wanting more. I hope to see these characters again in the future, working together and spending time in one another’s arms. They’re characters who are memorable, as is the author’s voice. “
Read Tracey’s full review at Road To Romance
Reviews for The Crib and PURE SEX are starting to trickle in…and it’s good timing I think too because there’s a discussion going on over at Dear Author about marketing and HEA and how Aphrodisia is categorized as Erotic Romance, but not all it’s stories have Happily Ever Afters.
This does concern me a small amount because The Crib does not have a traditional romantic Happily Ever After ending. However, I think the ending is a Happy one and is perfect for the story. It also leaves me room to continue with the characters, who I love.
Despite the lack of a traditional HEA I’m so happy to say that many romance readers have great things to say about The Crib.
Even Romance reader Megan, say’s “A thrilling murder mystery wrapped around some sizzling hot sex”. And in her review she comments on the ending. You can read her full review of PURE SEX HERE.
Romance Diva’s reviewer says:
“The Crib is dark, gritty and racked with tension… Tight prose with just a razor edge of noir sensibility. Excellent.”
She also gave the anthology 4.5 kisses and says…“While all three stories are well done, I felt Ms. White’s material didn’t fit the light, playful tone of the other two and would have been better placed by an editor, in another, darker anthology or been lengthened to fit the format of a single title release.”
Is that Bad? I don’t think so. I think anthologies should offer a bit of variety and a sample of each authors style. Some Anthologies are themed, PURE SEX isn’t. The theme for PURE SEX is just that, sexy erotic stories.
USA Today best selling romance author Julie Leto has read THE CRIB abd says...”Authentic and compelling…Raw when it needs to be, romantic and sensual when it needs to be. Sasha White is a writer to watch!”
Kristi Ahlers who reviewed PURE SEX for the Romantic Tiomes BookClub says of THE CRIB…“This is a raw and sensual story. Lexy is not your average heroine, and Devon is more than her match.” and of PURE SEX in general..”The title says it all! This steamy anthology has three unique stories with different levels of heat. ”
I understand that some people can get confused by a lable on a spine…but at the same time I wonder if it really is such a big deal? So while The book is labled erotic romance, I think that if someone looks at the title of the anthology, the cover, and even the reviews, they should have a pretty good idea of what they are getting.
It’s my understanding that readers buy authors, not lines. (except maybe category romance readers and Har Blaze ort Intrigue and such) Do you, as a reader, really examine the spine of each book you purchase to see if it’s labeled erotica or erotic romance or romance? Or do you go by the cover and the blurb for it? As well as reviews and word of mouth. Just how big of a deal is the Lable ? Does it cancel out everything else?