Iron and Hemlock

Adult
Rated 4.75/5 based on 5 reviews
Life can change in the blink of an eye.

It was just an ordinary day when lightning struck and sent Jordan spinning back in time. Trapped in Victorian England, practical Jordan will have to abandon her disbelief in magic. Pursued by a sexy golden griffin and a dark fae who wants her blood, she just might rediscover the thrill of falling in love.

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Words: 13,090
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452343792
About Autumn Dawn

Autumn is a professional writer and stay at home mom with three kids, a dog and an active imagination. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, John, who is known to bring her flowers "just because".

After 34 years in Alaska, she moved to Washington with her family to enjoy a state with actual seasons.

She started self-publishing in 2010 after a string of rejections that read, “We love your writing, but we’re not sure how to market it.” She published on Smashwords, Amazon and Barnes & Noble, which lead to a number of bestsellers. After The Charmer hit #1 on Barnes & Noble for fantasy romance, she threw herself into editing and uploading her backlist.

The next year and a half passed in a blur as she worked non-stop, and productivity declined as she took time to homeschool her autistic son, who was suffering from bullying issues. With boxing lessons and a year to boost his confidence and academic skills, he’s now doing well in mainstream high school.

The strain of maintaining a business and home schooling while taking care of her family was draining, but God blessed her efforts and the results were worth it. Her income for 2011 was $100,000, far exceeding her best year with traditional publishing.

In 2012, Amazon acquired Dorchester books and Autumn gave Amazon the right to publish two of her Spark Series books, When Sparks Fly and No Words Alone, believing that diversification is good business.

While Autumn is grateful for the opportunities traditional publishing provided, she remains passionate about self-publishing. Keep an eye on her blog for news about upcoming books!

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Reviews

Review by: J Manning on Sep. 14, 2011 :
Great
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Mary A Martinez on April 06, 2011 : (no rating)
Exellent fantasy story.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Delaney Spencer on March 16, 2011 :
Knowing this is a short story does not mean I don't hunger for more. Surely Jordan must be special to have been selected for Griffin? Does she have some fae blood in her lineage? How long will her life-span be? I truly loved the characters and will enjoy a full blown series involving them if ever it comes about. Once again, Autumn has captured my interest and loyalty as a reader. I have read all the Dark Land books and am working on some of her other books. It's difficult not going for re-reads.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Cynthia Frazer on Sep. 05, 2010 :
You think you're having a bad day? While crossing a Spokane street a car tries to run Jordon down and she is saved - at least she thinks she's saved - by a bolt of lightning which transports her to an empty road in the midst of a massive storm. Looking around she sees only spooky woods and a pair of creaking gates guarded by stone gargoyles. Gargoyles who blink at her... Add in the griffin on the lawn battling a banshee, the pooka who tries to carry her off and she knows she's not in Kansas anymore. And that's before she meets the very naked Lord Griffin...

Iron and Hemlock is a short story so it doesn't have the time to develop the depths of character and plot that her novels do. Wisely she spends her time with the main characters - just introducing the other characters with short sketches. I'm sure we'll see more of them in future stories. The plot moves right along giving glimpses of the backstory without overwhelming the reader with details.

Sometimes you get lucky and find a new author. I've read her No Words Alone and When Sparks Fly as well as The White Rabbit and Something Wild This Way Comes. I've enjoyed them all.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Cynthia Frazer on Sep. 05, 2010 :
You think you're having a bad day? While crossing a Spokane street a car tries to run Jordon down and she is saved - at least she thinks she's saved - by a bolt of lightning which transports her to an empty road in the midst of a massive storm. Looking around she sees only spooky woods and a pair of creaking gates guarded by stone gargoyles. Gargoyles who blink at her... Add in the griffin on the lawn battling a banshee, the pooka who tries to carry her off and she knows she's not in Kansas anymore. And that's before she meets the very naked Lord Griffin...

Iron and Hemlock is a short story so it doesn't have the time to develop the depths of character and plot that her novels do. Wisely she spends her time with the main characters - just introducing the other characters with short sketches. I'm sure we'll see more of them in future stories. The plot moves right along giving glimpses of the backstory without overwhelming the reader with details.

Sometimes you get lucky and find a new author. I've read her No Words Alone and When Sparks Fly as well as The White Rabbit and Something Wild This Way Comes. I've enjoyed them all.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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