Dear Author likes The Crimson Outlaw
Hurray! I got a lovely overall B review from Dear Author for The Crimson Outlaw:
Except for having m/m, action, and m/m action, this was a real change of pace from the previous Beecroft novellas I’ve read, all of which were Regencies. Impressively, not only is unusual setting beautifully realized, but the entire tone of the story is completely different.
I’m glad to say that they too were tickled by the absence of vampires in a story set in Transylvania, and they were kind enough to say that I had got away with the risky proposition of playing with whole ‘helpless captive’ fantasy without actually letting it go to any of the bad places it could have gone. That was certainly my aim. Vali is an entitled, self-confident privileged brat, and if he hadn’t been having lots of fun playing with the idea of being a defenseless hostage, it would have been a whole different story (which would certainly have involved more bloodshed.)
Thank you ever so much to Willaful on DA!