Review: Bittersweet Symphony by JoAnne Kenrick

Today is an erotic offering, an 18+ novella with paranormal elements and romance. I am pleased to present the review for Bittersweet Symphony  by JoAnne Kenrick.

Title: Bittersweet Symphony
Series: Tales from the Coffin #3
Author: JoAnne Kenrick
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Thriller, Horror, Erotica
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Format: Ebook
5K  ( 20 – 22 pgs.)
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Stars:  4
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.

My Review:  I received a copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility. 

While part of an ongoing series, this short story delves into a long-standing relationship between a Vampire queen and her smart mouthed zombie minion.  Beautifully written, the Zombie is in need of a quick story to pass the time, and calm the queen before she meets with her next ‘victim’.  What happens is a sweet and sexy tale of love reunited, with a twist.  This is truly a short story of only about 5000 words or 22 or so pages, so it’s completed quickly, perhaps too quickly.

The author has a keen sense of timing, the story within the story is honed to a fine edge with an unexpected ending, that doesn’t quite hit that happily ever after bar.  Since this was my first encounter with the author or this series, I haven’t an idea if the others in this series function similarly, but I will be certain to check them out.

This is a 2 day tour, with several stops and a chance to win  2 Tales from the Coffin books, Strange and Beautiful / All The Pretty Faces in eBook format: or 2 Copies of book one, Strange and Beautiful. Giveaway ends October 29th. Check out the Tour Stops for giveaway options and additional reviews and excerpts.

About the Author:  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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3 thoughts on “Review: Bittersweet Symphony by JoAnne Kenrick

  1. Many thanks for hosting a book review during my FMB book tour for Bittersweet Symphony! And I just loved your review — up front and to the point and filled with such lovely compliments about my work. Thank you for taking the time to write the review.

  2. Pingback: Exerpt from my work in progress “Une Variante” | Jennifer M Eaton

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