C. J. Berry


C. J. Berry is your average middle-aged, middle-class, Midwestern cat lady. She used to read Poe to mellow out, graduated to LeFanu, M. R. James and other Victorian masters of genteel horror, and is now trying her hand at it.


The Last Seen of Phoebus (The Phoebus Affair, Book Two)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,420. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The ancient evil unleashed in ‘Belle of the Cabal’ dominates Nicholas,having all but enslaved him and Clarissa, the woman he loves. Only a fellow victim’s intervention saves him from the demon’s grip. Now on the run, Nicholas must discover his enemy’s true nature, as well as his own arcane ancestry.
Belle of the Cabal (The Phoebus Affair, Book 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,260. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
When his adored Lady Clarissa is ensnared by a demon, London gentleman Nicholas ‘Phoebus’ Piercey tries to save her, only to be plunged 200 years into the future, where chivalry is obsolete. Immortal now, Clarissa claims him for her master, but cannot kill him. Phoebus’s old-fashioned principles have reawakened her heart, but can she ever defy the demon who has stolen her soul?

C. J. Berry's tag cloud

cultureshock    demon    evil father    gentleman    gothic    intrigue    lost love    regency    secret society    seduction    sorcery    time travel   

Smashwords book reviews by C. J. Berry

  • The Platform Guard on Jan. 05, 2013

    This is a good, solidly written short story. The atmosphere of the train station on a rainy day, its age, the women's waiting room, are vivid. I wish there had been a little more to the romance, though, to give more emotional weight to the heroine's heartbreak. No typos found - thank you for editing! I wish more authors did!
  • Murder and Mischief in the Hamptons on Jan. 05, 2013

    Missing both 'Medium' and 'Ghost Whisperer', I got much the same vibe off of this book, though with more comedy and glamour. Now, I have to read the first one!
  • The Canary: A Modern Folktale on Jan. 05, 2013
    (no rating)
    A very fragile, sweet - almost too sweet - story - NOT for cynics - DEFINITELY for romantics, especially those left lovelorn on Valentine's Day. Written in a delicate, sensitive prose style (and NO TYPOS! Thank you!), nothing jarring, all adding to the atmosphere. Well done.
  • The Canary: A Modern Folktale on Jan. 05, 2013

    One more thing - forgot to mention the fine cover - wouldn't that look fine on a T-shirt?
  • U. City's Bravest and Kindest on Jan. 16, 2013
    (no rating)
    This is a solid, well-researched piece of journalism. You get to know everybody involved on a human level. Duggan doesn't pump up anything for maudlin drama. She builds up the atmosphere, the people's personalities, the stories within the story very naturally. And no typos!
  • U. City's Bravest and Kindest on Jan. 16, 2013

    Sorry, I forgot the stars.
  • Playing With Kryptonite on March 06, 2013

    At last! A romance that isn't about two horny, vacuous porn stars! These seem like real people, in a well-rendered workplace setting. Maybe the author would like to expand this into a longer story? I'd read it!
  • Smashwords Style Guide on May 26, 2013

    This guide is very reasonably and sanely written - thanks, guys!