The Affair of the Porcelain Dog (2011, Bold Strokes Books)
The Affair of the Porcelain Dog is an excellent mystery. The characters are complex and in general not what they seem on first sight. Many unexpected twists and turns keep the novel intriguing right up to the end. The historical setting of late Victorian London is portrayed accurately. It is recommended for mystery collections at public libraries, especially those in gay- and lesbian-friendly areas, and college and university collections.”—Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association
“The Affair of the Porcelain Dog is a thoughtful book, a well-put-together mystery that integrates relationship problems into the main framework, but it is also an action-packed book…If you are a fan of Victorian-era mystery, or of strong LGBT characters in a story that does not rely on sex to move the plot along, Porcelain Dog is an excellent pick for your next read.”–Anthony Cardno, Chelsea Street Station, No. 1
“Sometimes happy endings are so evident they’re impossible to miss. Sometimes happy endings are so subjective that one hesitates even to call them happy. Sometimes the beauty of an ending, happy or otherwise, is in the eye of the beholder.
The Affair of the Porcelain Dog is so much less than a happily ever after and so much more than just a simple ending. In fact, if I find out there’s no intention to write a sequel to this book, I think I just might cry.” –The Novel Approach
Jess Faraday takes you into a very bleak, dangerous and inhuman realm. A world without mercy. But despite all this, she’s able to deliver a beautiful and romantic story….This clever multi-layered mystery skillfully combined with some very strong characters will definitely keep you in suspense until the very end. –Booked Up Reviews
“….despite all the ugliness it dealt with it managed to be also sweet and romantic….”–Elisa Reviews
Outwords Books Named APD one of its “Top Picks” for August 2011!
“It is a book that keeps you riveted to the page.”–Amos Lassen
“This is a treasure hunt, murder mystery and love story all in one!” –Book-of-the-Month Club
“Whether you like detective fiction, noir, Victorian stories or just damned good love stories, this will appeal to you.” –Erastes, Speak its Name Reviews
“The author builds a credible plot through the actions of diverse, fully-nuanced characters, which keeps the reader interested…Excellent first novel by a promising new author, which I give five stars out of five.” –Bob Lind, Echo Magazine
Praise for Women of the Dark Streets, a paranormal anthology from Bold Strokes Books.
I liked this compilation a lot! Obviously all of the stories contain lesbian love and sex scenes, and there is some sort of paranormal aspect to each story. There are stories about everything from vampires and vampire hunters to FBI agents and private investigators to ghosts and skin walkers. This compilation is very diverse with only the lesbian love remaining a constant. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good paranormal romance. It is a great selection of short stories with something for everyone. — Kaitlin Michelle Reviews
Praise for A Different Magic
(published as J.G. Williams), Connections Anthology, Iris Print
“Now this is more like it! Good fantasy, vivid, fascinating imagery, characters which intrigue and engage from the start. I only wanted it to be longer because the world and the people are so very well realised, and could be mined for much longer than this, but this works at all levels. A story that could be enjoyed by any reader of fantasy. Recommended.” –Logophilos Review