Christine Young

I am a writer and avid reader of romances particularly historical romances. Please join me on my journey through time

Promo Op from Christine ~ What’s Your Favorite Review?

We all have a love-hate relationship with reviews. We adore the great reviews and understand we all have reviews that are not so great. Personally I take issue with a book that somehow sports ten or more 5 star reviews and begin to wonder if the reviews are from friends, which is ok, or if the reviews were paid for.

Please leave a favorite review in the comment section.

Sweet Sexy Sadie

Title: Sweet Sexy Sadie

Author: Christine Young



Genre: Erotic Romance

Excerpt Heat Level: 1

Book Heat Level: 5


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10% of all profits made from the sale of this book will go to the World Wildlife Federation to help save endangered species.




Carin for My Reading Obsession


Sweet Sexy Sadie is a quick read with a fun plot line, Sadie is researching the migration of butterflies for her thesis she meets Brody when her car overheats in the desert pretty soon the car isn’t the only thing overheating. Sadie also has a stalker of a paranormal variety.


The action happens quick and without a lot of back story to have this come out novella length. I enjoyed the chemistry that is immediate between Brody and Sadie. I liked the paranormal element to her stalker and the bond that Sadie and Brody share to overcome the trials in their path to happiness.


This time of year with the kids in school you have lots of chances to sit and wait this is the perfect length book for those times and you can get in a fun love story while you are at it.




From the first time Sadie’s eyes met those of Brody McKenna in the hot Sierra Madre Mountains, theirs was a potent attraction—not gentle, slow, and easy, but hot, hard, and all-consuming. The daughter of a dysfunctional family, Sadie had dreams no man could wrench from her with hot sex and an all-consuming passion. She’d challenge this alpha male with all the strength she possessed. But her red hair, fiery temperament, and indomitable spirit obsessed Brody…and he knew he had to find a way to show her he was more than he appeared and convince her to make a life with him.


12 comments on “Promo Op from Christine ~ What’s Your Favorite Review?

  1. jbiggar2013
    February 17, 2015

    One of my favorite reviews came from my book, Tidal Falls. This was a 3* review from D&R: It was ok, kinda predictable, young mother & daughter live next door to a grumpy man, other friends try to set them up together, one thing leads to another and HEA. A little spice here and there but over, it was blah. A good romance if that is what you are looking for.

    I had to laugh, it’s a romantic suspense novel so yeah, there’s romance 🙂

    • achristay
      February 17, 2015

      Thanks for sharing this interesting review. Do you think the reviewer read the entire novel?

      • jbiggar2013
        February 19, 2015

        By the way it’s written, I’d guess not. There’s quite a bit of suspense in the last half of the book that she makes no mention of. It just shows me this reader probably prefers books with a majority of suspense and minimal romance. That’s the fun of this genre, you have a lot of room to play 🙂

  2. MRS N, the Author
    February 17, 2015

    I agree, when a book has a lot of just 5 star reviews I wonder if they were just written by friends or paid for. Books are so subjective and I know as a reader, I dislike many books that people rave as the best book ever written! LOL!

    My favorite review for my book, PRINCESS OF THE LIGHT is this one:

    “This was an action packed, spiritual, paranormal book. Mary Miller has been chosen to spread the Light and restore the soul of a homeless man known as, “Walking Man.” She is under the guidance of Gabriel, the Archangel who is God’s messenger. As Mary follows Gabriel’s directions, she discovers powers within herself to fight the Prince of Darkness. The spiritual battles between the Prince of Darkness and Mary are amazing and suspenseful.

    Mary’s task of spreading Light is difficult. As a further complication, Mary becomes involved romantically with Joe Deacons. Joe falls in love at the first sight of Mary and instantly sets about sweeping her off her feet. The two become inseparable and Joe helps Mary with her mission. The suspense builds as the battles between the Prince of Darkness and Mary become more intense. Mary and Joe are at risk of losing everything – including their lives.

    I enjoyed reading this book. The message of light vs dark was powerful. I usually don’t read paranormal books, but found the spiritual component in this one very interesting. Anyone who loves stories about angels and God’s messages will love this book. Part of the proceeds of Princess of the Light will go to food banks.


    Rating: 4

    Heat Rating: Mild

    Reviewed by: Molly Waters

    Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More”

    I loved its honesty and they got my message! YAY! That’s all I can ask for. 🙂

    • achristay
      February 17, 2015

      Thanks for sharing, your book sounds interesting.

  3. David Russell
    February 17, 2015

    My favourite review of my novella ‘Self’s Blossom’ (Extasy/Devine Destinies)

    17. Fire Pages (5 Stars)

    I first want to note that I loved Selene’s character. This woman is not your average shy-but coming-into-her-own character. She is anything but shy. Selene is super confident about who she is and is not afraid to say so. She knows that she has an amazing body and has worked hard for it. Her attitude is unapologetic and her self confidence really shines off the pages. One might be thinking, ugh what a snob; I’d totally hate to read about a character like that. Selene is an honest character, sometimes too honest, and she knows who she is and likes herself… what is not to like about that.
    I love that Selene went on vacation alone for the holidays. How many of us women can take a trip alone, or even dine alone in the very city we live in? But as I read I realized that traveling alone makes room for an adventure, an experience of a lifetime, that which would be tainted or not had at all if she has not taken the plunge to go on holiday alone. I can’t get enough of her independence!
    I also like the way Selene doesn’t dwell on her mistakes. When she falters from her master plan and has an experience with a man at the beach, she quickly realizes that it was a mistake and brushed it off, moving forward from him and the encounter altogether with not a hint of gilt or self-loathing. This is something I think more women, including myself, should learn how to do – completely forgive ourselves for mistakes without beating ourselves up about it.
    Russell has an amazing eye for detail and writes with a certain flair that makes you believe you are standing next to the author while he paints his story, having it all unfold slowly but with great satisfaction. Russell did a fantastic job at setting up the story, leading me exactly where he wanted me to go, without any confusion. Russell also has fantastic insight to a woman’s mind. Reading Selene’s thoughts, plans, and take on her life is very pure and honest. It’s like reading the things we say in our heads but never dare to utter aloud.
    Self’s Blossom is a fantastic hit. Definitely a strong 5 of 5. If you are in the mood for a different kind of heroine, and new kind of story, Self’s Blossom is the way to go!

    • achristay
      February 17, 2015

      Thanks for sharing, Selene does sound like a strong character.

  4. erincmcrae
    February 17, 2015

    One of my favorite reviews is for my novel Doves, co-written with Racheline Maltese. Although the review (by Carly of Carly’s Book Reviews) started out disappointed, her opinion of the book changed as she read more of it:

    “However, once I got past the first third of the story everything changed. Suddenly I was back on track and completely engaged as Paul, Alex, Victor, Liam and Carly began to open up. The writing changed to the complex storytelling and multiple character views that I experienced in Starling. This is where the brilliance of the beginning hit me… the distance found in the writing style mirrored the emotional state of the characters. What seemed to be a mistake suddenly made complete sense. Reader: please do not set this book aside due to the unexpected introduction!

    As the characters work through their relationships, insecurities, strengths, weakness, successes, failures and flaws DOVES tells a story of human nature in its rawest form. The unique presentation and complex story-line is the hook that drew me into the drama that is Love in Los Angeles. Once again, I was captivated by the tangled web that makes this crazy family of characters work in spite of the overwhelming odds against them. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to reach into my eReader and strangle Victor, and I can’t wait until Phoenix comes out in June.”

    (Full review at

    Erin McRae

    • achristay
      February 17, 2015

      Thanks for sharing, as a reader I love it when I get so involved in a story, I want to react to the characters.

  5. carmens007
    February 17, 2015

    The review we receive for our book depends on someone’s taste and not only – age, life experience, part of the world the reviewer lives in. A story may find approval and praise and a five star review from someone and then a lot of criticism and a two or even one star review from somebody else.
    One favorite review for Shadows of the Past, my paranormal romance, is from Lusty penguin, a blogger, in 2013:

    Shadows of the Past is an entertaining paranormal romance that also perfectly blends in elements of horror and mystery. Original and intricate, this story with its many thrilling plot twists keeps readers at the edge of their seats. Alternating viewpoints between Genevieve, a nun living during medieval times, and Anne, living in the 1990s, Carmen Stefanescu creatively tells Genevieve’s story from childhood to adulthood as well as Anne’s attempt to reconcile with her lover, Neil. Genevieve’s life is a difficult one filled with fear and loss, but it’s her amazing ability to overcome these horrible events that makes her such a compelling character. While haunted by ghosts, Anne shows great strength in sharing her fears with Neil, which endeared her character to me.

    But, the most stunning part of this story is intensely creepy cursed forest and its connection to Genevieve and Anne. Advancing the plot, well-developed secondary characters complement Anne and her need to know what happened to Genevieve in the cursed forest. The introduction of these characters makes the reader wonder how they are connected to the people in Genevieve’s life, which adds depth to this story.

    Complete with hair-raising moments, two captivating stories, and a shocking cliffhanger ending, Shadows of the Past is a well-crafted novel that leaves the reader wanting more. 5 stars.

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    Thank you, Christine, for the opportunity of a promo!

    • achristay
      February 17, 2015

      Thanks for sharing, I have always had a wide range of reviews and in contests a wide range of ratings. I was told by another author that this meant I had a strong voice. Readers react to my work and their reaction is either that was great or it was awful. I do like the greats better.

  6. danitacahill
    February 24, 2015

    Your book sounds very intriguing, Chris.

    One of my favorite reviews was left by a stranger on Amazon for my first book, Mist.

    “This book hooked me on so many levels. The emotion is real and powerful. I became totally involved with the characters and their story. And the suspense kept me reading long after I should have gone to sleep! You will not be able to put this book down when you start, and you won’t forget it after you finish reading. This is a powerful book.”

    That wonderful five-star review had me smiling for days!

    Thanks for letting us share, Chris!

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