A Romance Novel with a Cross Stitching Heroine and a Magical Twist? Yes Please.

**update** this book appears to have been removed from the Kindle marketplace for not meeting their updated length requirements.**

I was poking around looking for something else entirely in the Kindle store when a title suddenly caught my eye…. Cross-stitch and Brimstone by Stephanie Beck.

Say what now?!? A romance novel, complete with steamy looking cover, with a cross stitching heroine playing the lead female – my interest is peaked. My hand hovered momentarily over the buy now button and then I caved in after about 10 seconds and had it sent to my Kindle immediately for reading. That whole one-click purchase thing for Kindle books is a little bit dangerous, I confess to having bought way too many books this year, but I’ve also read each and every one of them so it’s also a very good thing.

The book description says:

A cross-stitch witch? Marc doesn’t know if there is such a thing, but for his long-lost love, he’s willing to believe.

Marc kills demons. While he doesn’t love it, he’s happy to do his job, keeping people safe and destroying the brethren of the demons who stole his human life.

Beth lives quietly, content to stitch her samplers and fancywork in an era she wasn’t born to but is magically destined to live through.

A late-night visit changes both Marc and Beth’s worlds, reuniting them after over a hundred years, long after their love affair ended tragically during the Civil War. Back together, the two must decide what their future holds as they battle the real threat—a demon with a bad case of rose envy.

I have to say that the description didn’t really doesn’t entice me all that much, but I’m still curious and the two reviews posted so far made it look promising. My Kindle is syncing up now and I’ll start reading later tonight when I have some free time. I’ll definitely report back to you with a full review after I’ve finished.

==> Click here to add Cross-stitch and Brimstone to Your Kindle for $2.49
** This appears to be a Kindle release only book, there isn’t a print version available at this time. However, if you don’t have a Kindle you can always use one of the free apps Amazon offers to read the Kindle on your computer instead.

Happy stitching and reading!

About Loretta

Passionate stitcher. Mom of four amazing young men. Wife to a comic book geek who makes me smile every day. Transcriptionist by trade. Gluten-free by necessity. Writer at heart. Seeker of knowledge and reader of novels. Dreamer of big colorful creative dreams.


  1. Darn! Just checked my local library and they don’t have this particular book or anything by the author. I guess I’ll just have to wait for you to tell us if it’s any good. 🙂

    • It looks like most of her books are direct to Kindle only with only a few having paperbacks available. Hopefully I’ll get some reading time in this weekend and I’ll post an update next week.

  2. I’ve been stitching samplers for a long time and Marc has not visited me yet! What am I doing wrong?… :/…lol

  3. Sounds like an interesting book, I too have been stitching and haven’t found Marc. Maybe he will show up after I have all my WIPS done and framed. (Works in Progress) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL LOL LOL LOL

    Bye for now

  4. Gramma-Becky via STNA's Facebook Fan Page says:

    It’s a really fast read…about 30 minutes or so. It was okay.

  5. I didn’t realize it was so short, I must be nearly finished and didn’t even know it lol

  6. Hello everyone:

    I started stitching in the 80’s, haven’t met Marc either. I have done a variety of patterns hoping he would show up as perhaps he is hiding in one of my kits with pattern, floss etc.

    Oh well, time will tell

    Bye for now

    Atl. Canada

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