5 STARS ~ "Bewitched Moon by C. R. Stephens is a heartfelt and delightful story of honest and toxic relationships, female sexuality and empowerment, self-discovery, and growth. Stephens is an amazingly talented writer who knows how to get your attention. She has created complex, realistic characters and spicy, hot, and sweet scenes. This exhilarating and unforgettable story teaches about moon rituals, pansexuality, polyamory, gender fluidity, patient love, forbidden love, self-reflection, and growth. In addition, it shows how hard it is sometimes to cut ties with an abusive and narcissistic partner. Anyone looking for a contemporary women's story with a romance subplot should read it."
5 STARS - "Despite having a distinct mystical vibe with Sam’s abundant dabbling in tarot card readings, cleansing crystals, and moon rituals, the premise is rooted in real-life events. I was in awe of Sam’s positive mindset, maturity, and strength of character. She exudes the enormous potential of feminine energy. She actively engages in self-care, healing, and self-affirmations in her conscious effort to break out of the abusive relationship. Instead of forswearing love, Sam embraces new opportunities and even rekindles estranged relationships. I liked how she devoted time to process her emotions, steadfastly refusing to let the negative energy engulf her. C. R. Stephens does not allow these changes to happen overnight. Instead, each page chronicles her gradual healing and personal growth. At the same time, Stephens shows how your life could transform after finding your soulmate. I loved Sam’s respectful and open-minded explorations of pansexuality and polyamory, which were engaging and enlightening. While this grand debut is undoubtedly an open-door romance, the steamy scenes are tasteful and artistic. I would recommend Bewitched Moon: Emergence to anyone aspiring to read empowering women’s fiction with a magical undertone."
5 STARS - "Bewitched Moon is more of a coming-of-age story of a young woman who was not confused but wasn’t sure either. Sam’s friend Ashley was the real MVP of the story. She encouraged Sam, listened to her, and provided her with sound advice that impacted Sam’s mind and her decisions. I loved Sam’s personality. She enjoyed astrology, did a lot of soul-searching, and looked for answers everywhere but in her heart. Her growth and development were brilliant. Author C. R. Stephens gave Sam plenty of opportunities to grow, learn, and realize that she didn’t need a man in her life to be complete. She was enough, and a partner supporting her was a plus. The narrative style was incredible, light, and fun. It highlighted the issues Sam had, gave readers a look into the mind of our protagonist, and gave readers opportunities to find answers as well. I would highly recommend this spunky story!"
5 STARS ~ "Love twists and turns all through Mad Town. The story has so much heart and attention to detail! I loved that the setting took place in Madison and all around my beloved East Side. The story came alive through the characters and they all felt like people you would meet in the neighborhood."
5 STARS - "Amazing read. It took me less than 24 hours to read this book.. I could not put it down. I felt Sam's pain, her anger,and her love. I loved the twists, it was written so well I felt like I was watching each scene unfold. The heat and electricity between Cameron and Sam tore at my heart as I read and every time I felt they were going to get together there was another twist. The universe seemed to be against them. The ending left me wanting more. I really hope there is a sequel."