From Reviews of WHEN MINDS COLLIDE:
"I loved it! It has the taste of old time SF and...is really very modern. It is an M/M love story!"
"A truly mind-blowing experience."
Trevor / 5-star review at Goodreads~^~
"Friday does a fabulous job bringing her characters to life ... feelings of love, sorrow and regret ... she had me in tears the entire last chapter."
Julie / 5-star review at Goodreads~^~
"I'd already read "Conditioned Response" and had some unanswered questions I didn't even know I had. This prequel helped me understand and care more about ... the characters."
Bonnie / 5-star review at Goodreads~^~
"I hope Friday gets with it ... and writes the sequels, can't wait to learn more!"
Chris / 5-star review at Goodreads~^~
"This is a very well-written science fiction story. I am interested to read more about this world."
Kami / 5-star review at Goodreads~^~
"Above all genres, sci-fi is the one for me ... so when I find something I can dig my teeth into I really enjoy it. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how this develops."
Brandon Shire / 4-star review at Goodreads
"A fast-paced read that will keep your attention. [...] Baldwin seamlessly blends space opera/space colonization style with some romance and with bio-engineering"
"Giggsy" / 5-star review at Goodreads
From Reviews of CONDITIONED RESPONSE
"Conditioned Response gripped me hard from the beginning...the pace is relentless. Few first novels reach this level of art."
Stephen M. / 4-star review at Goodreads~^~
"This is one of the most intriguing, action-packed, and emotionally charged novels I have read in a long time. Conditioned Response is something that can definitely be read again and again."
Cassie McCown / 5-star review on Goodreads~^~
"I did not want to stop reading this story. I can hardly wait for the prequel & sequel.[...]I have never re-read any other author. period. But this book make it easy."
Paul Dube / 5-star review on Goodreads~^~
"This is a super fast paced story [...] Characters are wonderfully fleshed out. I will definitely be reading more by this author.
Jane Doe / 4-star review at Goodreads~^~
"Those who enjoy a detailed social Sci-Fi in the old tradition...peopled by solid, complicated personalities, have found one of the best examples written recently. Conditioned Response is multi-layered...mysteries [in] a fast paced thriller. What [Baldwin] does do well, she does very well indeed."
Ellie Hall / 4-star review at Goodreads
"I felt Raif's distress...his heartbreak...his anguish...and his frustration. [...] I felt Shayla's pain...loneliness...[need for a] sense of belonging. [...] I admit the romantic thread in the book took time to develop but it was very strong. Remember, this is not a romance novel. It's Romantic SF with mystery/suspense style plotting."
Paul Dube / Commenting on Ellie Hall's Review at Goodreads~^~
"The interactions and unfolding histories of the characters were intriguing. I fell in love with Raif... the last third of the book was definitely ... an emotional rollercoaster."
Vered Ehsani / 4-star review at Goodreads~^~
"This is my first time reading a sci-fi book and I cannot wait to read book #1! [...] I couldn't get the characters out of my dreams! I stayed up late and couldn't wait to get home to finish the book. [...] If you are a sci-fi lover you'd be crazy NOT to read this book"
Julie / 5-star review at Goodreads
Blogged Reviews of The Phoenician Series Books
- Conditioned Response - by Bob Tyler's Review at Karthlake
- Conditioned Response - by Cassie Kelley McCown at Gathering Leaves
- When Minds Collide - by Cassie Kelley McCown at Gathering Leaves
Interviews with Friday
- Gathering Leaves Reviews talks to "Friday on Friday," May 25, 2012
- Shared Prize: Friday is one of two 200th Followers at Mysti Parker's The Unwritten, July 7, 2012
- Barb's Creative Wire speaks at length with Friday, including a peek at the Phoenician Series short story, When Minds Collide, on July 22, 2012
- Friday at The Brandon Shire (April 12, 2013) LGBT & Labels like "gay fiction"
- Friday on Kevin Rau's blog (2013)
- Friday returns to Gathering Leaves to chat about Kickstarters (2013)
Friday's Guest Blog Appearances
- Benjamin Wallace Books - August, 2011
Friday talks about Memory Mapping and Thinking Machines