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Review of Return to Emerald City (a collection of novellas inspired by the Wizard of Oz) by Allyson Lindt & Sofia Grey! w/a $10 GC and print copy of Return to Emerald City giveaway!

RtEC-final_digital_version_WLogoReturn to Emerald City

A Collection of Sci-fi Romance Novellas Inspired by The Wizard of Oz

Dorothy’s Red Shoes 
There’s no place like home… Dorothy is already feeling homesick for Emerald City, and wonders if taking a job halfway around the world was a mistake. When her love life crumbles–again–will she run for home?

His Replay Girl 
If he only had the nerve… Ten years ago, Quinn made the best choice of his life, and the biggest mistake. It’s true, his band, Lionheart, is one of the biggest in the world, but how much does it mean if he can’t tell the woman he loves how he feels?

His Reboot Girl 
If only he had a brain… Scott woke up with his head spinning and not much else going on up there. Now he’s a suspect in a terrorist plot, and on the run. One woman insists she’s the key to his past and his freedom. Too bad he doesn’t remember her.

His Rewind Girl 
If he only had a heart…. Cam is as much machine as man. There are days he loathes the CyGes implants that saved his life but couldn’t do the same for his family. They replaced his limbs, but now he needs someone to mend his heart.

Overall Review:

Normally I would review each individual story but today I’m not.  Why?  Because the stories are all interconnected.  The main characters in the books are friends and each story is their own.  But I’m telling you that once you sit down and start reading…you will not stop.  I adored the play on the Wizard of Oz.  Yes, we have Dorothy, the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tinman in order.  Trust me on this…Ms. Grey and Ms. Lindt did an excellent job of integrating the basic character “flaws” from the original story from Lewis that its seamless.

From the description of the Lion (Quinn), Scott (Scarecrow), the ruby (red) shoes for Dorothy and Tin Man needing a heart.  Brilliant just freakin’ brilliant.  The other twist to the stories are that while its sci/fi, it really wasn’t until the last two stories that they science fiction really stood out for me.  I don’t read the genre enough to really say much but I really liked these stories and their futuristic feel.

Scott’s story in particular stood out as the most sci-fi but also the most plausible sci-fi that I’ve ever read.  It had a terrorist plot, kidnapping, memory loss and possible corporate espionage.  I didn’t figure out who the heroine was until darn near the very end.  🙂  All I’m going to say…pay attention.  She’s there and crucial.  *head desk*  Yes, even I can be dense.

I also have to be honest with you.  This is my first time reading Ms. Grey.  I know…what rock have I been living under.  Her stories about Dorothy and Scott are sexy but also highly emotional reads.  She delivers on everything I want with my smexy.

Ms. Lindt knows her way to a geek’s heart.  Reading Cam’s story and trying to figure everything out…I’m glad that no one pays me to work on science stuff.  I wouldn’t last an hour.  Also, her descriptions of the recording studio that Quinn visits.  I really felt like I could belt a song out and an hour the demo would be ready.  Ms. Lindt never disappoints me in her characterizations and pulling out the emotions from her charcters.  Cam and Ana might break your heart a bit.  Quinn and Roz…they just needed to be slapped upside the head a bit…  He He!

Peeps…I’m begging you…buy this book.  Gift this book…you won’t be sorry.  Ms. Grey and Ms. Lindt have done an excellent job writing about 4 friends and finding their HEA’s.  Plus, who can resist the Wizard of Oz?  Not me…


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Excerpt from His Rewind Girl

Morgana rested her forehead against the inside of the helmet, which nudged his back. His every movement rippled against her, as he tore down back roads at top speed, the air whipping around them. Dan. She’d almost laughed at the name. Then again, she’d given him a name only her friends called her, so who was she to judge? Not that she cared what his real name was. She’d never see him again after tonight.


The thought felt foreign. She wasn’t a sleep-around kind of girl, despite the fact she talked big with her best friends Dorothy and Roz. But after Travis… Yeah, she was better off not getting attached. Besides, as long as she didn’t use anyone else the way Travis had used her—as long as it was mutual—it was fine, right?


She let her focus drift back to more pleasant thoughts, like the man she was wrapped around. His spine was probably mechanical. It was hard to tell with the small movements against her chest. But his left arm definitely was. The stunt with the cat proved that. Organic components didn’t move like that. His legs probably were too. There was a symmetry to his gait that wasn’t natural. And at least something inside was synthetic as well, given how fast he’d downed that bottle of vodka.


She leaned with him, as they hit another turn. She’d missed this rush. A bike ride wasn’t what she’d been looking for when she’d approached him, but it was a fantastic bonus.



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About Allyson Lindt:

Allyson Lindt is a full-time geek and a fuller-time contemporary romance author. She prefers that her geeky heroes come with the alpha expansion pack and adores a heroine who can hold her own in a boardroom. She loves a sexy happily-ever-after and helping deserving cubicle dwellers find their futures together.


About Sofia Grey:


Romance author Sofia Grey spends her days managing projects in the corporate world and her nights hanging out with wolf shifters and alpha males. She devours pretty much anything in the fiction line, but she prefers her romances to be hot, and her heroes to have hidden depths. When writing, she enjoys peeling back the layers to expose her characters’ flaws and always makes them work hard for their happy endings.


A $10 GC and print copy of Return to Emerald City.  All you have to do is answer this question:

What other children’s classic story would you like to see re-written for the adult crowd?  And no, you can’t say Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland.  He he!  Put your thinking caps on peeps…I’ll keep the contest open for a week.  Good luck!





4 thoughts on “Review of Return to Emerald City (a collection of novellas inspired by the Wizard of Oz) by Allyson Lindt & Sofia Grey! w/a $10 GC and print copy of Return to Emerald City giveaway!

  1. Great post and this book sounds fantastic !! I love all the fairy tales and they all should be remade at some point so it’s a toss up which i would pick to have remade. Maybe Snow White…

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