Monday, October 22, 2012

Bittersweet Symphony (Tales from the Coffin, #3) by JoAnne Kenrick

Title: Bittersweet Symphony 
Series: Tales from the Coffin #3 
Author: JoAnne Kenrick 
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Thriller, Horror, Erotica 
Publisher: Decadent Publishing 
Words: 5K est. 


Book Description: 

The Bone Cruncher hasn’t visited in a while, and Estella thinks it’s something she did. Misery loves company, but she loves food more. Putting on a smile, she musters up an erotic story. But can she make it to the end of the tale without comfort eating? 

To onlookers, Seren lived the high life in London with her orchestra conductor of a husband. She had a major case of unrequited love for her best friend, though, so their relationship was doomed from the beginning. Divorce papers served, it’s time for her to go back to her hometown on the England-Wales border and face the music. 

Owen, now a postman of their little market town, is thrilled to see Seren when he shows up at her doorstep with mail. It’s not long before they’re releasing their pent up lust and love for each other. Within that mail, though, are letters addressed to Seren’s parents. They’re from her ex and hold a truth Seren is too fearful to face. Even with Owen by her side. 




First I would like to thank FMB blog tours for allowing me to read and review Bittersweet Symphony. I had no idea that such a short Novella could pack so much punch! I have not read the first two books and it is highly recommended because I was a little lost but once I got what the story was I really enjoyed it.

This is a novella told from the point of view of the Vampire Queen who is telling a story to her zombie lady lover. Sounds weird but it really is not about them but Serena and Owen. They have been in love for years but can not be together. Serena is married and taking care of her mother when she meets up with Owen again. They love each other and can't stay away from each other.

What is a girl to do when she wants someone other than her husband? Will she and Owen get together? This is a short novella but it is packed with lot's of sex. I would recommend reading the first two Novellas before reading this one. 

Excerpt #1: 

Adult Excerpt: 

Using her tongue, she parted his lips to explore his mouth. His warm, erratic breath and strong hold welcomed her into deeper kisses. Frantic. Desperate. She sank her fingers into the hair curled over his nape and pulled him closer still. 

She couldn’t believe it. She was snogging the mud pie-making, tampon-throwing, Spiderman climbing Owen. Judging by his erection prodding at her stomach, he was as thrilled as she. 

He roamed her bottom over her clothes. At that moment, she resented her mother’s quilted dressing gown. Breasts were next for his attentive touch, and the plump flesh of her tits squished up with the pressure. 

Pulling away, he glared down. “This dressing gown has to go.” He tugged at the knotted rope, loosened the tangled mess, and slipped the granny-styled nuisance to the floor to reveal a red number. Why she’d been wearing it, she’d never know. It wasn’t like she thought anyone would see her in it. But there she was, laced to the nines with her hard nipples poking through. 

“Much better.” He leaned in and flicked his tongue over her semi-exposed nub, causing the delicate mesh of her negligee to scrape at the sensitive skin. Another lick. Then he puckered his mouth around her...
Born n bred Brit, JoAnne Kenrick grew up in a wee sea-side town in North Wales and has enjoyed a variety of vocations such as holistic healer, window dresser, and ghost tour guide. Having lived in Wales, England, and Scotland with her dear family, she finally escaped the dull British summers to reside in sunny Australia. After two years, they moved to the States where she endured three harsh winters in Minnesota. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two kids and two puddy cats. When they aren't demanding her attention, or jumping on her head, she strums away on the keys of her little laptop, creating worlds and adventures she could only ever dream of. Come across the pond and faraway....with JoAnne Kenrick! Find out more about JoAnne’s work by visiting and get exclusive sneak peeks at her upcoming releases by signing up to her quarterly newsletter here

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  1. Smiling so much, great to hear how much you enjoyed Bittersweet Symphony xx
    Thanks for hosting me on the Bittersweet Tour with FMB!

    Good luck to everyone who enters. These little shorts are perfect reading for the spooky season, for sure :)

  2. Hey Jo! So good to see your new release getting some love. :) I like these shorts very much.