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! 🙂

Comments (2)

willafulAugust 21st, 2013 at 10:25 pm

You’re welcome! And apologies for the incorrect genre designation — I can change it if you like.

Alex BeecroftAugust 22nd, 2013 at 7:25 am

Thank you! Oh, is that the Regency thing? Admittedly, I would say I wrote Age of Sail stuff, because the label encompasses not only the date but also the fact that most of it is set on board ships. But when Blessed Isle is set in the 1790s and the Regency is only twenty years later, I’m not too nitpicky about it. It’s up to you, but I won’t have a conniption if you don’t 😉 Thank you!

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