Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Mrs. Giggles Likes Me

This is SO a huge deal...Mrs. Giggles review The Black Dragon.

Seriously, read some of her other reviews and you'll know why this is so huge.

Also FAR gave Prince of Death Four Angels.

So the reviews are going pretty well, and I am quite pleased!

Getting ready to start the query process, always terrifying. And, I finally managed to get some New Year's Resolution books!

Here's what I got:

The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason, who used to stop by here every once in a while. I have no idea if she still does, but I grabbed her book anyway.

Blood Angel, by Justine Musk.

Touch the Dark by Karen Chance.

Sadly, I am still waiting for Amazon to bring me Jackie Kessler's Hell's Belles. Hurry up, Amazon!

So I am currently reading the beginning of Touch the Dark, and I shall let you know how it, and the others go. I would have started them all earlier but I was distracted, not just by the Mrs. Giggles love, but by another book I grabbed, "Call Me Elizabeth", the true story of a wife & mother who became an escort when her family hit serious financial trouble.

It was okay. Not great, but okay. Honestly, for books about sex workers/the sex industry, you cannot beat Mayflower Madam by Sydney Biddle Barrows (if you can find it. My Dad threw my copy out, apparently thinking reading such things would corrupt me, and I never managed to get another copy and it's now out of print. Which pisses me off, because it really was a good book. Anyway.) The author actually shares very little about her clients and her relationships with them, and a lot about her six kids and their schooling etc. All the male characters are, of course, basically cookie cut-outs. I wouldn't have believed before that men could be like her husband, who apparently does nothing but sit watching tv all day speaking to no one, but it turns out I actually sort of know a few women who claim their husbands do nothing else, as well. So there you go. Ladies, I guess if our husbands speak to us we should consider ourselves very lucky indeed.

And I am pretty lucky, despite getting a rejection this morning on an old project. Oh well.


Anonymous said...

Great review.

"FAR gave Prince of Death Four Angels."

Am I the only one that finds that statement hilarious?

I made not of the books you listed so I can track them down. If I haven't fulfilled the part about finding new authors I can fulfill the part about helping them sell books by purchasing them myself.


Anonymous said...

Note! I meant NOTE.

BernardL said...

She did a very in depth review of your book, and best of all, she liked it. News like that has to pick you up a little from the virus you're fighting off.

Ann(ie) said...

Congrats! Mrs G is a tough sell. Hope you're feeling better now.

littlebirdblue said...

Nice review, December!

More homework for me to post.

Jenn on the Island said...

Wow. Congrats on all the wicked reviews! I'm guessing you're feeling better?

If my husband sat and watched tv and talked to no one, he wouldn't be my husband.

Oh, and an R on an old work just shows how much you've improved.

December Quinn said...

Hmm, I'm just starting to feel better, everyone. Yesterday was A Bad Day. But today I'm feeling optimistic once again, and ready to move ever forward! Huzzah!

Robyn said...

Toilet flushes for you! Congrats!

Rashenbo said...

sounds like you are going to have some busy reading days! :)

Bernita said...

Finally able to access your site this morning.
Now forgot what I was going to say...oh yes, Congratulations, Girl.
Glad you are feeling better.

Colleen Gleason said...

Heh heh...yes, I still do come by, but, admittedly, not as often as I'd like.

Thanks SO much for picking up my book...but BIG congrats on the review by Mrs. G.

I'm...uh...a little terrified of her myself.

December Quinn said...

You're welcome! I'm only a few pages in, I hope to get some serious reading time in this week!

Mrs. G is a scary lady...but I figured, there's always people (like me) who buy books based on her good reviews; likewise there's always people (like me) who buy books based on her terrible reviews! :-)

Colleen Gleason said...

Yes, I actually bought one book based on a good Mrs. Giggles review. Actually, one of her best reviews.

And guess what....I didn't like it all that much. Wasn't sure why she did. It wasn't bad at all; it was better than average, but it wasn't all that good.

So there ya go: different strokes and so on.