Many moons ago, I decided that I wanted to know how Gladiator's Honor would really stack up in the minds of readers who read a lot of romance and were not afraid to voice their opinion. Thus, I contacted Smart Bitches who loves trashy novels and asked, fully expecting to be told -- no we don't review series romance. To my surprise, they were very nice, and I sent off Gladiator's Honour when I first got my author's copies. Nothing. No review. Not even a bad one.
It might have got lost in the post, but then being lazy and slightly nervous, I did not follow it up. What if it had been thrown against a wall? Did I really want to know? And in any case, I had had several other reivews by reviewers that I trusted, and was less panicky about the whole thing. I did not follow up.
To my great surprise and delight, the mystery was solved this morning when a review was posted. Gladiator's Honor had fallen behind a stack of books and was lost. The even better news was that Sarah loved it!
For a review like that and to please a reader like her, I can forgive the time it took.
I am really pleased and honoured.
An A-. Wow.
You can read the full review here.
It has made my morning, especially as I am on the ch 14 panic. This has happened several times before and I am now recognise the symptoms. As my editor said the last time -- Just Keep Writing and it will all happen.