About Demon in the Machine:
Demon in the Machine by Lise MacTague: Book Review at The Lesbian Review, June 27, 2018
Excerpt: “Demon In The Machine…is an exquisite steampunk and paranormal mashup permeated with action, mystery and romance! This book had my heart thundering in my chest on so many levels!”
Phenomenal, Uber-thriling, Historical Fantasy Swashbuckler with TWO BAD ARSE GentleWOMEN!! by Bugs on July 18, 2018 (amazon.com)
Excerpt: All in all, “Demon in the Machine” has EVERYTHING a lesfic reader looks for – action, romance, thriller, mystery, humour, drama, supernatural, paranormal, not one but TWO alpha bad-arses, not to mention, lesbians (yes!), as our irresistible protagonists, heroes, from enemies-to-friends-to-lovers, slow-burn style, all wrapped in an EPIC tale of good vs evil set in the always-fascinating, always-gripping Victorian era! You can’t get any better than that! What a combo of GOOD stuff in one single book!
About Five Moons Rising:
Five Moons Rising by Lise MacTague: Book Review at The Lesbian Review, July 7, 2017
Excerpt: “This book is absolutely brilliant. It is filled with memorable characters and a plot that will keep you coming back to it even when you know you should be working or sleeping or doing something else. I couldn’t keep my attention on anything even remotely productive and just wanted to finish the story. Get the book. And then hold on tightly. This is a ride you are unlikely to forget.”
Book Review: Five Moons Rising by Lise MacTague at Curve, July 27, 2017.
Excerpt: “We’ve been lucky enough to have some excellent lesbian paranormal romances come out in the last decade, and Five Moons Rising is among the very best of them. The action is intense, the sex writing is hot, the plotting deft and careful, and the pacing perfect for keeping readers on the edges of their seats.”
Five Moons Rising by Lise MacTague at Bella Books at Rainbow Book Reviews, August 5, 2017
Excerpt: “This book blew me away. Not just for the imagination MacTague demonstrated around the different creatures that haunt the darkness and the work Malice and her colleagues have to undertake to defeat the rogue ones, but also because of the underlying themes and threads that hit on so many subjects. Family, commitment, what it means to belong, what it means to trust – MacTague covers them all and in writing that’s so powerful it took my breath away at times.”
About Vortex of Crimson:
Excerpt: “This is an exceptional book to end an exceptional series. If you enjoy les fic with action but would like to also have a little sexy time mixed in this is a great series for that.”
Great series by Heather H on December 6, 2016 (amazon.com)
This was a great conclusion to a series that kept me on the edge of my seat. I highly recommend!
Awesome! by TD Webb on November 30, 2016 (amazon.com)
“I’ve waited patiently for this one and it was so worth the wait. Excellent writing great ending and I fantastic to see what the author comes out with next.”
About Heights of Green:
Book Review: Heights of Green by Lise MacTague
at Rainbow Book Reviews, December 24. 2016.
Excerpt: “There are layers within layers in this book, and the subtle ways they are revealed is brilliant in its execution. It’s clear something is going on, but MacTague teases this out, strand by strand, and brings it all to a stunning ending. There’s politics, intrigue, action, and lots of emotion. Both Jak and Torrin’s actions and reactions are explored in just the right amount of detail alongside the story itself, and it’s a fantastic blend.”
Heights of Green by Lise MacTague: Book Review at The Lesbian Review, April 19, 2016.
Excerpt: “…Lise did an amazing job keeping me on the edge, focusing more on the plot but at the same time having that struggle in Jak and Torrin’s relationship.
If you didn’t read Depths Of Blue, read it now. Then get going on Heights Of Green because you only have until October before the next book comes out!”
A great space odyssey! by Amazon Customer on January 31, 2016. (amazon.com)
“This the second book in the serious. Both are brilliant. If you like Syfy, even if you don’t you’ll love this. Strong highly developed characters with great depth, love, romance, action and adventure. What more can you ask for. I eagerly await then next book!”
An exciting book two in the On Deception’s Edge trilogy, by RLynne on January 15, 2016. (amazon.com)
Excerpt: “The twists and turns are great, as are the descriptions of Torrin’s planet, and there will be a book three!”
Long Book, But No Time To Breathe, by Alex Weiss on November 18, 2015 (amazon.com)
“From page one, I was at the edge of my seat. From the relationship that evolves between Jak and Torrin to the action pack chapters that wrap up the second book, this is a page turner every step of the way. While not trying to give anything away, the relationship between Jak and Torrin evolves from good to tumultuous to regressing to the past. It is interesting to see the way the two characters grow and how they are influenced by their surroundings.
Jak slowly comes into her own and makes her own group of friends while Torrin is trying to successfully navigate a business venture to earn enough money for a project that is close to her.
And of course, knowing that this is the second book in a trilogy, the cliff hanger is so freaking high. So be prepared for that!
This is a great book that kept my attention and left me wanting more.”
About Depths of Blue:
Book Review: Depths of Blue by Lise MacTague at Rainbow Book Reviews, December 8, 2016.
Excerpt: “This is part one of a trilogy and I cannot wait to get into book two—I love MacTague’s story-telling, her narrative and descriptive skills, and the universe she’s created. Excellent lesbian sci-fi, of which there isn’t enough, so this is a brilliant addition to that genre.”
Something Old, Something New, Makes Something Blue: A Review of Lise MacTague’s DEPTHS OF BLUE at Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, July 30, 2016.
Excerpt: “This book does a fine job of balancing the romance and military action as Torrin and Jak make their way back to Jak’s side of the civil war and figure out how the hell they’re going to recover Torrin’s ship—trapped within enemy lines—so she can get off the planet. Oh yeah, and somewhere along the way they figure out they’re head over heels for each other. It’s fun, it’s escapist, it’s got some well-done sexy times: what more could you ask for?Depths of Blue does a great job pulling together lots of tropes you might have seen or read before and creating something new enough, but still plenty familiar.”
Depths of Blue by Lise MacTague: Book Review at The Lesbian Review, January 13, 2015.
Excerpt: “…absolutely a must-read novel. Lise MacTague has a really refreshing take on this genre. Her world is well created and different enough to make it interesting. Her story moves at a good pace, lingering only on important moments. Her characters are both gorgeously written, full of insecurities and real.”
Depths of Blue – 4 Star Review at Strange Flesh Press, by Heather Massey
Excerpt: “One appealing aspect is that the story features equal opportunity rescuing. Torrin and Jak both have chances to save the other in various ways. Depths of Blue isn’t erotic sci-fi romance, but it offers simmering sexual tension, judicious and effective use of mental lusting, and hot, sensual lovemaking scenes.”
M, December 19, 2015 (goodreads.com)
“Excellent, exciting and impressive first novel. Military Sci-fi is hard to do well, but this succeeded hands down.
Off to buy the next in the series.”
A great beginning to a series: by A Peterson on July 11, 2015 (amazon.com)
Excerpt: “Well written as the author took the time to go into her character and show what made them act the way they do. A lesbian romance that is more SciFi than anything else. Highly recommend.”
Jem on July 6, 2015 (goodreads.com)
Excerpt: “As a tale of adventure/survival drama, this book is great. And most of it is due to the poignant and very realistic portrayal of Jak–as a soldier torn between duty and compassion, as a grieving sister, and as a woman confused by her attraction to another woman. Torrin is also very well-drawn. Her ethics, such as it is, supposedly preclude her from killing in cold blood. But having to go back and forth through enemy territory does tend to blur those lines. 🙂 Will she be able to accept Jak the killer? Will she have to pull the trigger herself? Moments like these add remarkable depth to the characters.”
“Outstanding pacing, tight plotting and plentiful thrills and drama all add up to a fast page turner. The romance is well developed and the sex is hot. The worldbuilding is adequate (read: won’t bore non-scifi fans) and the technospeak isn’t overwhelming.”
Captivating Story- 4.5 stars: by Ack on June 1, 2015 (amazon.com)
“This is a captivating and engaging Story. One of those stories I find myself staying up late to finish reading. I liked both main characters and I feel the author gave, me as a reader, enough information to get a sense of who they’re as characters. I also liked the description of the different societies and cultures, as well as the history behind them.”
Awesome Si-Fi Tale: by Alex Weiss on May 12, 2015 (amazon.com)
“While I tend to hesitate to pick up a book from a new author, I read the Synopsis for Depths of Blue and it drew me in. From the moment I opened the book, I wanted to know what was going to happen next. The out of this world tale of Torren and Jak was phenomenal. I look forward to the next book in the series.”
Check it out: by Elisabeth on April 22, 2015 (amazon.com)
“This intergalactic tale had me on the edge of my seat and up late finishing it. A great find from a new author that I will put on my favorites list.
The characters were well fleshed out and the action kept the story moving at warp speed. A good story line that had many twists and turns and didn’t disappoint. So if you’re looking for a great weekend read pick up Depths of Blue. It won’t let you down.”