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Monday, December 04, 2006

Colour me excited

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.

7 comments:

Jessica Raymond said...

Wonderful review, Michelle -- congratulations!

Jess x

Donna Alward said...

I am so proud of you! To get that grade, on a series book, and a debut at that! Wooooohoooo!

:-)

Nell Dixon said...

Fabulous, Michelle and so well deserved!

your loving sister said...

I read the review on Smart Bitches. It is fabulous. So many people are excited about your book! I am really proud of you.

carrie_lofty said...

I think the best part is in the comments, the ongoing discussion about how the book sold out on Amazon as the day progressed. Congrats! :)

Mistri/Helen said...

Wonderful review! You're being mentioned all over the place now - look in the comments of a totally unrelated post here: http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/2006/12/05/authors-behaving-badly-holly-lisle/

And you've probably done this already, but definitely show the review off to your editor!

:)

Kate Allan said...

well deserved as it's a great book!