"If I had to compare Lysander and Phaedra to another couple from the world of paranormal romance, it would be to Bella and Zsadist. Yeah, I went there!"
-- Blog With Bite by Emily @ What Book Is That
"This is a definite reread. The series is on line with the Black Dagger Brotherhood...give this series a try, it won't disappoint." -- Parajunkee's View 4.5 Stars
"A uniquely smart, erotically sexy stand-out read!"
--Fresh Fiction Reviews
"This book has one of my least favorite things in a romance, something that I avoid at all costs, and yet I still loved it....I am looking forward to seeing if Monica Burns can top Lysander and Phaedra." --The Good, the Bad, and the Unread
"Burns' vivid descriptions add to the menace and action in this tightly written novel. As her protagonists fight both themselves and an overt danger, their relationship is rocky and intense. Burns doesn't disappoint!"
About the Author
Monica is a survivor, and it's a topic she has become well versed in. A survivor of date rape at the age of 19, writing erotic romance hasaided her in the life-long process of healing. Her writing has helpedher reclaim some of her self-worth, and you can read her story here.
Monica has suffered from bipolar disorder since childhood, but wasnot diagnosed until much later in life. The condition according to theNational Institute of Mental Health affects 5.7 million American adultsor about 2.6% of the population (18 years and older).
Her most recent tale of survival is her diagnosis of the geneticdisorder Long QT syndrome and subsequent heart defibrillator implant.Her determination to overcome these challenging life experiences is areflection of her belief that there truly are happily ever afters.Writing romance is a therapeutic process as it allows Monica to explorethe themes of hope, trust and love in her work. She believes romancebooks empower women to believe in themselves and that their onlylimitations are the ones they set for themselves.
Monica holds a bachelors of science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Mass Communications.