Author: mistressjonoor

Hi, I'm Joanna, and boy do I have some exciting stories to share with you! But first, let me introduce myself. I'm a naughty kitty from the Antipodes who writes thrilling epic fantasy erotica with romance, laughs, and a whole lotta heat! Just to make things interesting, I like some of my boys to be girls, some of my girls to be boys, and all of my characters to be LGBTQ-friendly. Gender-bending and genre-blending are my jam! If you enjoy fast-paced, funny, wildly-imaginative stories, I guarantee you'll find something to love in my wonderfully wicked World of Khymeera ;-) When I'm not penning racy fantasy tales, I'm also an illustrator, cartoonist, and explorer of exotic and interesting things.

Book review – In The Court of Dreams and Shadows

This is truly epic fantasy!

I had no expectations when I received a copy of In The Court of Dreams and Shadows to review. Find the book HERE.

I knew nothing of Joseph Samaniego’s previous work, and since this is the third book in the Carolyngian Age series, I wondered if I would be able to understand what was going on. As it turns out, the book works well as a standalone story and I had nothing to worry about!

This is truly epic fantasy by any definition, and it’s easy to draw comparisons with other fully-realised fantasy novels by JRR Tolkien, Tad Williams, and George R. R. Martin. Like those authors, Samaniego is masterful at world building and he layers his story with details and history that add incredible richness and depth. In addition to this, he is also a talented cartographer and illustrator, and he peppers his novel with maps and heraldry to complement the tale. The effect he achieves is total immersion, where the imagery is memorable and you feel as if you are visiting a real place, inhabited by genuine people.

I loved it. The book starts out slow as we dip in and out of various characters’ lives and learn more about the world they inhabit, but the plot quickly gains steam with a few critical incidents, and soon we are hurtling along from one adventure to another with knights, mages, kings, and sundry other creatures. There are battles aplenty, and lots of subterfuge and double crosses to heighten the tension. Amid it all, Samaniego weaves history and facts into the narrative with casual confidence, painting mental scenes that remain long after you put the book down. It’s also really funny and touching in places.

The Court of Dreams and Shadows utilises familiar fantasy tropes such as elves, orcs, and all kinds of other creatures, but its references to other stories never passes into the mawkish or mundane. It’s not exactly an homage, either—rather, Samaniego takes up where other authors have left off and runs with it, making those familiar ideas his own. This makes Court of Dreams and Shadows very easy to enjoy, like a coat that fits the first time you put it on.

By the time the book was winding up, I didn’t want it to end. I won’t give away the plot, but I’ll just say it was a satisfying conclusion that tied up a lot of disparate threads, and provided some answers while posing new questions and leaving open the possibility for new stories. And I hope there are more books in this series!

Until then, I must now go back and read the first two books in the Carolygnian Age tales. I can’t wait 🙂

Lightbulb moments

A few days ago I reached an impasse in my writing, I had to think about things. So I turned off my phone and went . . . walking. Around town, by the river, up the hills while my subconscious worked away without distraction.
Then “AHA!” It all became clear, I knew what I had to do and how to do it.
Love that feeling!

Trust yourself, let your imagination run wild, and don’t be afraid to play and get messy.

Back in the Saddle

Hello, my friends, it’s been a while!

Forgive my brief hiatus, but I’m back and raring to go, with a whole heap of new Khymeera titles on the way, starting with a 50,000 word series called “Tales from Old Khymeera” which predates the Karli Talbo “Kock Rider” novels.

If you like your romance steamy, your relationships gender-diverse, and your fantasy and sci-fi seat-of-the-pants thrilling, then get ready for one wild ride!

I’ve missed you all, and in these unsettled times my heart goes out to everyone in strife. I hope, in my own small, way, that I can bring some joy and fun into the world with my stories, and demonstrate that we all need to love without fear.

Take care of yourself, look after your family and neighbors, and remember that we are all one race, all one planet, and ultimately all one soul.

xx Jo

The Kock Rider of Khymeera Audiobook is LIVE!

Pop the cork on the champagne and let’s celebrate, because my FIRST audiobook is NOW AVAILABLE!

I’m soooooo excited fans of Kock Rider will now be able to listen to Karli Talbo’s epic story and hear it told the way I imagine. My narrator Concha di Pastoro has done a MARVELOUS job of bringing my tale to life, and I’m thrilled she has signed on for the sequel, Sukkubus of Khymeera. Which brings me to my next exciting announcement . . .

Sukkubus of Khymeera and The First Khymeera Kollection will be audiobooks too!!! Yay! They are in production now, and soon you will be able to hear ALL of my Khymeera novels and novellas on audiobook . . . plus the third print novel will be out sometime around August. This marks an exciting development as I expand my reach through iTunes, Amazon, Audible, and everywhere else audiobooks are sold.

So buckle up and grab your Kock, and let your imagination take flight HERE!

The Lady in Red is LIVE!

I’m delighted to announce the next heart-stopping episode of my paranormal romance/action-adventure/comedy epic Dying to Get Laid! is now available on Amazon and KindleUnlimited – and even better, The Lady in Red is only 99¢!

So buckle up and hold on to your ectoplasm cannons, and get ready for a wild ride across the Empyrean Realms, as Kayden hunts down his ex-girlfriends in the afterlife and tries to figure out who killed Death . . . before the Angelic authorities catch up with him and banish him to Hell forever!

Hurry folks, and get it while it’s hot 🙂

Let this kitty whip your book into shape!

One of the things I love most is discovering an exciting, well-written story on Amazon. It’s an amazing platform for self-published authors, and the way it has allowed unknown writers with talent to reach new audiences has been a game changer for the publishing industry.

But sadly, many aspiring authors’ beautiful words are let down by poor editing and formatting for Kindle. You know what I mean? Sometimes I find something that looks interesting, but honestly, I’ll pass on buying it because the preview is chock full of spelling mistakes or poor punctuation. I know if I’m distracted by those things in the first few minutes, they will drive me crazy over an hour or two!

FACT: Professional-looking books sell more than amateurish titles!

So what can an aspiring author do to boost their sales and improve their credibility? Why, hire an editor, of course! And if they’re smart, one with years of proofreading experience and a passion for helping other writers; one who has learned the ins and outs of publishing on Amazon by doing it successfully herself, with multiple titles; and one who loves polishing lackluster stories until the diamond inside shines bright.

In short, ME.

That’s why I’m now pleased to offer my editorial services through Fiverr, so I can share my knowledge and experience, and ensure your next title hits the market looking the best it can. My rates are reasonable, my turnaround is quick, and if you hire Joanna Noor to copyedit your book, you can believe it will look every bit as good as one of her titles.

To check out my services go HERE and see what I can do for you today!

Are you Dying to Get Laid?

Fans of Mason Richter’s paranormal/sci-fi/supernatural adventure/romance story Dying to Get Laid! are in for a treat, as the next thrilling installment in the Death Harem Chronicles will debut next week!

Unfortunately I had to put this series on the back burner while I finished Sukkubus of Khymeera, but I already have Kayden Karson’s story mapped out, and I can’t wait to resume it. As I publish other tales in other genres, you can expect a new Death Harem story every month, concluding with Episode 13 in about a year. After that, I’ll collect them into a 130,000 word anthology, and that will mark the end of that particular series.

So buckle up and hold on to your ectoplasm cannons, and get ready for a wild ride across the Empyrean Realms, as Kayden hunts down his ex-girlfriends in the afterlife and tries to figure out who killed Death . . . before the Angelic authorities catch up with him and banish him to Hell forever!

Exciting news, Khymeera audiobooks are on the way!

I’ve been holding off on writing about this until the books were in production. But now the first Saga of Karli Talbo novel is halfway finished, I can safely reveal . . .

Kock Rider of Khymeera and Sukkubus of Khymeera ARE GOING TO BE AUDIOBOOKS!!!

That’s right, if you’ve been hanging out to hear what my kinky stories sound like when they’re narrated by a professional voice actor, then you won’t have to wait much longer. As I mentioned, Kock Rider is halfway finished and Sukkubus of Khymeera is being lined up for production as I type.

I’m so thrilled for this to happen, because it means I’ll be able to reach more readers than ever, across multiple platforms and media. When I launched the Karli Talbo series last year, I hoped – but didn’t really anticipate – it would be so well received, or that it would resonate with so many people. It is fantasy erotica, after all, and that’s a specialist niche. But I try to bring my characters to life with real emotions, real problems, and real situations in a richly imagined universe. And most of all, I try to relate an exciting tale.

So thank you to everyone who has joined me on this exciting journey! The third novel in the series – Pu’ussy Lord of Khymeera – is well underway, and should be finished in a couple of months. I’ll post links when the first two audiobooks are published, and more information about the wonderfully wicked world of Khymeera as I progress.

Until then, here are links to books one and two, as well as my first world of Khymeera short story anthology, available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.

Stay naughty! xoxo Jo

Clocksucker!

Hello world, meet Petra Harkness!

As I mentioned, I’m dabbling in other genres while I finish the next Khymeera novel, so Petra Harkness is my “collaborator” wink wink 😉 on all things steampunk and Victorian inspired. She’s my fourth and final pen name for the time being.

Unsurprisingly, Petra shares a lot of my same interests–including the occult, spooky stories, an abiding interest in English history, romantic art and poetry, and a fascination with Promethean subtexts. I admire characters who challenge the gods to champion causes dear to their hearts, and that is a central theme in a lot of my stories.

Pity my protagonists then, if you know what typically happens to people who challenge the gods!

So here is Clocksucker, my latest naughty fantasy tale, available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited . . .

A naughty Victorian scientist tries to create a supernatural love slave and gets more than he bargained for, when magic and machines are mixed!

Inspired by stories of Frankenstein’s monster, arrogant, womanizing London inventor Wallace Thorndon sets out to create the perfect girlfriend—a clockwork maiden to slavishly satisfy all his erotic desires. Soon he has fashioned Celeste, a beautiful mechanical girl that is lifelike in almost every way.

Except she has no soul. And no passion.

Frustrated, he turns to the famed medium Madame Chaurade, who agrees to help him capture a slutty female spirit from the aether and install it within his nubile robotic creation.

But the mischievous clairvoyant has other plans for Mr. Thorndon, and the ghost they harness isn’t the docile, submissive wench she first appears to be. All too soon, Wallace realizes he has met his sexual match in Celeste, and the clockwork lady can give as good as she gets . . .