Review: From Hell to Breakfast by Cynthia St. Aubin

About the Author

1be53-cynthiastaubin-author2bpicCynthia St. Aubin is the author of the Dr. Matilda Schmidt, Paranormal Psychologist novels, which are hilarious, sexy, and so entertaining!

Her newest release, From Hell to Breakfast, is part of the Romancing the Paranormal anthology, which releases May 19, 2015. Cruxis fans from her Matilda Schmidt stories will be delighted to visit this character again!

I was lucky enough to get to review an advance copy of this story and one other from that collection.


The Enchanted Alley’s Review

From Hell to Breakfast follows Crixus, the broken-hearted demigod from the Matilda Schmidt stories. He’s sent on a mission by Hades to put a muse in her place. In true Cynthia St. Aubin fashion, hilarity and sexiness ensue.

The story is very fast paced, laugh out loud funny, and an interesting take on the gods, Hell, and other paranormal critters and creatures. I’m generally not a fan of prologues, which this story has, but St. Aubin really does the prologue well. I finished the few pages of the prologue and actually said out loud, “Whoa.” I knew from that moment that I was settling in for a great story. I was delighted the whole way through.

Now, can’t we make Crixus real?


About the Anthology

The anthology is only 99 cents for thirteen stories! Here are the selections included:

Stephanie Rowe – Shadows of Darkness (Order of the Blade) 
Haunted by a tormented past that has come to reclaim him, a former assassin must choose between saving the world, or protecting the one woman who can touch his heart and redeem his soul.

Robyn Peterman – Fashionably Hotter Than Hell 
What does a Vampyre do when the woman he’s chased for two hundred years is still trying to get away? He plays dirty.
Welcome to my own personal Hell.
Where life is steamy and the sex is sizzling.
Damn it, I thought the chase was difficult…keeping the girl alive might prove to be my undoing.

Victoria Danann – Wolf Lover: Konuchur 
In the middle of a war with dragon shifters, a human widow of a werewolf may get another chance at love, but feelings of guilt threaten a blossoming attraction to the one wolf everyone thought was untamable.

Kym Grosso – Lost Embrace 
Dominant vampire leader, Kade Issacson, is devastated when his fiancée, Sydney Willows, is nearly killed by a demon, and her transition into the supernatural tests the limits of their bond. Deep in the heart of New Orleans, they struggle to keep her alive while searching for an escaped killer who promises to end Sydney’s life once and for all.

Dakota Cassidy – What Not to Were 
A cute werewolf, a hot warlock cowboy, an iguana, whacky seniors, a night of long awaited passion, and some magic. What could go wrong? How about pretty much everything?

Claudy Conn – Harley-Awakening 
Harley has everything a vampire-white witch hybrid could want: wonderful
parents, a hunky sort-of boyfriend, and a clan of loving friends. When
that life is taken away from her, Harley doesn’t want to serve revenge
up cold. She wants to serve it up now, and she wants to serve it up HOT.

Teresa Gabelman – Forbidden Hunger 
A shifter without a pack, Janna Lawson goes in search of the man who her mother died trying to protect. What she finds is Garrett Foster, a man who has the power to decide her fate and causes a hunger inside her that is forbidden to them both.

Melanie James – Gertie’s Paranormal Plantation 
When you run a shelter for paranormal creatures, you can’t afford to let your guard down. When carefree and quite naïve witch, Gertie O’Leary, welcomes an enchanting new guest to the plantation, she finds herself caught up in an ancient struggle. Marie Laveau and the gang will have to pull together once again to save Gertie’s love life. Love, lust and laughs await on the Paranormal Plantation.

Gena D. Lutz – Sonnet Vale: Paranormal Hunter (Enchanted Alley review forthcoming!)
Paranormal hunter, Sonnet Vale, has the unique ability to hunt and kill vampires. But a chance encounter with a handsome stranger is about to change everything, teaching Sonnet what it’s like to be hunted and possessed.

D’Elen McClain – Fang Chronicles: Tyboll 
A grumpy bear shifter, a stubborn she-bear shifter, and more growls than a bear clan can possibly handle. Will the two kill each other or discover they make the perfect mated pair?

Julia Mills – Her Dragon’s Heart 
What do you get when you combine one head-strong dragon shifter with a young woman whose past won’t stay hidden, add a coven of demon-raising wizards and a Fate that will not be denied? The perfect recipe for sizzling romance, spine-tingling intrigue, sword swinging action and swoon-worthy love. Enter the world of the Dragon Guard…Forever be changed.

Brandy L. Rivers – Seductive Solutions 
When Toryn’s trusted friend begins failing, he’ll search for a way to free him of the destructive bond. Isa might have a solution for Scotty’s problem, if Toryn can help her find the courage.

Cynthia St. Aubin – From Hell to Breakfast 
He’s a supernatural bounty hunter with a broken heart and a loose zipper. She’s a succubus with a smart mouth and a long rap sheet. When her crimes become his problem, they’re in for one hell of a ride.

Don’t let the small price tag scare you away from this collection. St. Aubin’s story alone is worth far more than $0.99! You’re getting nearly ONE THOUSAND PAGES for less than a buck! Great deal.


UnknownEssential Info:

Title:  Romancing the Paranormal (From Hell to Breakfast)

Author: Various (Cynthia St. Aubin)

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Length: 941 pages

Price: $0.99 Kindle

Release Date: May 19, 2015

Amazon Link: Buy it HERE

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Interview: Artemis Rising, Welcome Back!

Today we have two very special guests!

Lindsay Archer and Carrie Anne Hunt are here from Artemis Rising Productions to talk about their project: OTHERWORLD!

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You visited the Alley about a year ago (link to post) and talked about your project, OTHERWORLD. What has happened in the past year with that project?

Carrie Anne: So much has happened! In the past year, we’ve finalized our pilot script for the first episode of OTHERWORLD, had it read by an amazingly talented group of actors, and gone full force into pre-production for what we are calling “phase one.” What does that mean? It means gathering the funds to make a Proof of Concept for OTHERWORLD, which is essentially a short film/extended trailer that will help us showcase our beautiful world and characters to investors and networks. It is an essential tool to help us move into Phase Two, which will be the pitching process where we go to networks and larger investors to make the entire series a reality. It’s really exciting!!


You have an IndieGogo campaign set up for Otherworld. How’s it going?

Lindsay Archer: We’ve slowed down at 11% So we could really use some help hitting that end mark.
CA: Like Lindsay said, right now we are at 11% with our campaign. There’s a lot that fans can do to help! First, I’d like to remind folks that it doesn’t have to be a huge contribution. For example, if we had 927 people donate $25, wed make our goal. Not so bad, huh?

What can folks do to help?

LA: Other than contributing, sharing the project on Facebook, Twitter, and just getting it out there to people who are interested in fantasy is a huge boon.
CA: What we have noticed is that we are getting a lot of shares and traffic to the site, which is GREAT! However, we really need to get the campaign about 10x the exposure it has now. So, what can fans do? Share, share, share! Also, if anybody out there knows of any podcasts or blogs or other Facebook or Tumblr groups that might be interested in what we are doing, please contact us and let us know!

Both Lindsay and I have been doing interviews here and there to raise awareness. Right now, it’s a little bit of a numbers game with traffic vs. donations. So, let’s make this thing go viral! Thank you to all of you for your support, we appreciate it more than we can say!


What’s the next step for the project?

LA: This IndieGogo Campaign is to produce a Proof of Concept. Basically that is a short film, somewhat like a teaser, to get people interested in the show, especially investors and Networks. It helps generate industry support to film a pilot and additional episodes and air them on Networks that can reach their target audience. Ultimately we want to see our series on TV entertaining audiences and sharing this amazing story that we’ve created together.
CA: Yeah! What Lindsay said! Once the Proof of Concept is funded and filmed, we’ll begin the process of pitching it to networks and investors to make the series a reality. The Proof of Concept will help us showcase our unique vision. We are SUPER excited to share the beautiful epic that we’ve crafted (and are still crafting!) together.

Do you have any other projects that you’re working on as well?

LA: Presently, Otherworld is the main focus for Artemis Rising Productions at the moment, but I’ve got several other concepts that I would love to see produced in time.
CA: Like Lindsay said, OTHERWORLD is our main focus right now, but between the two of us, we’ve definitely got some other stuff cooking on the proverbial back burners.

Now, on to some more rapid-fire questions! Favorite color?

LA: Red
CA: Blue-violet!

Favorite song?

LA: Ack! Too many to choose! Recently I’ve become fond of Little Black Submarines by The Black Keys
CA: This is really tough question! But, if I had to pick ONE of my favorites, it would be: The Mystic’s Dream by Loreena Mckinnett

Ireland or New Zealand? Why?

LA: Although I would love to visit either of them, I’d probably prefer to visit Ireland because of its ancient history and castles.
CA: Can my answer just be a resounding YES to both? haha! When I watched Lord of the Rings, it was the landscapes that pulled at my heart more than anything, so I would absolutely love to go over there and get a real feel for the land. Ireland is such a part of my personal heritage that I’d love to be over there as well. Plus, like Lindsay said — Castles! I’m a sucker for castles and countryside.

So. Both. hah!


If you woke up and found yourself as the lead role in a movie, what movie would you most like it to be?

LA: Most of the roles that Gena Davis played, Eowyn from Lord of the Rings, since Aragorn isn’t female, or Katniss in Hunger Games if I could have my younger body.
CA: Assuming we are talking about woke up and as an actress have been cast in a particular movie that’s already been made, rather than waking up living in that world. Uhm… this is a super hard question for me because I’d rather wake up and be cast in a new fantasy movie or period piece as the lead that hasn’t been done yet. Like, OTHERWORLD! hah!

I suppose we could say Labyrinth, since that’s one of my favorite movies and getting to work with the Frouds and the Henson Company is a pretty big dream of mine. That, or Legend, because of the Unicorns. hah.

Or, if they ever end up doing a live-action The Last Unicorn, I would LOVE (OMG, seriously, okay maybe this is it.) LOVE to play Amalthea. I identify with her so much!


Cake or pie?

LA: Pie, because it reminds me of Dean Winchester.
CA: Cobbler! I know that wasn’t an option, but it’s the best. Blackberry cobbler in particular. Just leave it on the windowsill … hehe.

Which way does the toilet paper go? Over or under?

LA: Over!
CA: Whatever floats your boat!

Anything else you want us to cover?

LA: My art on books? Kidding.
I do hope others will help support this project. It’s been a long time in the making. Thank you for taking the time to Interview us, and best wishes!
CA: Nope! I do want to say what an AMAZING team we have pulled together for our Proof of Concept, though. I’m so excited I can barely stand it. So, PLEASE, help us out! Toss us a few bucks and/or share with the masses.

Thanks so much, Lindsay and Carrie Anne. You’re always welcome here.

Best of luck with your Proof of Concept, and hopefully we will have you back soon to offer our congratulations!