What Bloggers Say
Silver’s Reviews – July 2016
A ballet tour through Europe, a famous ballerina that has passed, and a former student of the deceased ballerina makes for an exciting read with the beautiful, descriptive writing of Caroline Miller.Tagging along and traveling through Europe with the tour group was fun and exciting as we the readers learned about each city the ballet group stopped in.
Tara was the main character who kept seeing and hearing ghosts that turned out to be someone she knew.
The paranormal aspect of the book wasn’t a favorite because I usually do not read paranormal, but Ms. Miller’s marvelous writing style and story line that included some romance took over, and the paranormal parts even though they were a large part of the storyline, didn’t overpower the book.
If you enjoy traveling in Europe, a bit of romance, and paranormal, you will enjoy BALLET NOIR. 4/5
I received this book free of charge and without compensation by the author in return for an honest review.
Appeared in Silver’s Reviews, July 2016
What Critics Say
The Fiction Shelf
Experiencing her first tour in Europe, Tara Bentley is a young prima ballerina with a small Seattle dance company who watches her excitement turn to horror when she’s haunted by the voice of her deceased dance teacher, Yelena Natilova. She fears she might be going mad until she meets a necromancer who assures her the voice is real. Is he a charlatan? Or, has he the power to guide her through this nightmare as she struggles to hold her career together? Their dash through the great theaters of Europe becomes the performance of a lifetime with death waiting in the wings. Another terrific read from the pen literary imagination of Caroline Miller, “Ballet Noir” is an original and compelling read that is consistently entertaining from beginning to end. Very highly recommended for community library collections and personal reading lists, “Ballet Noir” clearly demonstrates author Caroline Miller’s impressive mastery of the Paranormal Goth Romance genre.
9780998169767, $15.99, PB, 216pp, www.amazon.com
Oregon Book Review – July 2016
I’ve just had the pleasure of reading the 4th and latest novel written by Portland, Oregon author, Caroline Miller. It’s a most fascinating and suspenseful read, highlighting Europe’s major concert halls, ballet and a touch of the paranormal. The story centers around Tara Bentley who is a lovely and gifted prima ballerina performing on-tour with a small, Pacific NW ballet company and she wants little more than to dance. She’s also bright, beautiful, witty, a bit cautious, and determined to fulfill her dream to dance her way through the major cities of Europe and beyond. But it’s difficult at best for her to stay focused on her goals when someone else wants her dead. Buffeted by three suitors, loyal friends and an entire ballet troupe, Tara struggles to solve mysteries of the unknown in this quickly paced and well researched gothic mystery that is filled to the brim with the unexpected, a multitude of very well developed characters, European architecture, landscapes and scenarios at their best. In addition to guiding its readers through European cities and mysteries of the unknown, this intriguing love story is beautifully written and one I think readers everywhere will enjoy time and time again…
Caroline Miller’s other three books, short stories and a blog, “Write Away” which is written daily can be found at www.booksbycarolinemiller.com.
Appeared in Oregon Book Review, July 2016
Midwest Book Review – May 2016
Another terrific read from the pen literary imagination of Caroline Miller, “Ballet Noir” is an original and compelling read that is consistently entertaining from beginning to end. Very highly recommended for community library collections and personal reading lists, “Ballet Noir” clearly demonstrates author Caroline Miller’s impressive mastery of the Paranormal Goth Romance genre.
Appeared in Wisconsin Book Watch, May 2016