I fully intended to have my conference recap post ready for today, but life intruded & I got a little sidetracked, so I guess it will have to wait a while longer. :Pretty
What I do have to share today is the exciting news that I’ve received a stellar review from RT BOOKReviews for my December Silhouette Desire, INHERITING HIS SECRET CHRISTMAS BABY. (Now available for pre-order, by the way, at Amazon.com, BN.com, & just about anywhere books are sold. :winkwink )
Follow me on this funny story for a minute, though…
For about three days before leaving for NJRW, I had been checking my mail diligently, waiting for my RT magazine to arrive. Not because I knew XMAS BABY would be reviewed in this issue, but because THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS was going to be part of this month’s Kensington Brava ad, & I was dying to see it. (Did you see it? Check out page 27, if you haven’t…ain’t she gorgeous? :love )
My copy never showed up, though, so I hied off to the conference sans magazine. Never fear, I told myself, they’ll probably have copies there. And sure enough, they did—yay! As soon as I saw one, I grabbed it up & did the page-by-page flip-flip-flip thing until I found my ad. Ahhh, nice. I don’t even think I showed it to anybody, I just wanted to see it for myself. So the magazine went into my bag & then later got tossed on the bed.
Skip ahead to Sunday night when I got home & started making the social networking rounds. The first thing I spotted was a note on my Facebook page from friend & fellow writer Christine Glover: “Just saw your RT review this month for INHERITING HIS SECRET CHRISTMAS BABY—am so happy for you!! 4.5 Stars!! Way to go!”
I immediately had one of those Chris Griffin (from Family Guy) moments—Whaaaaa? It had never even occurred to me that XMAS BABY would be reviewed this month. :crazy I’m glad someone alerted me, though.
So I ran back to my bags & dug around for my magazine, then did the whole flip-flip-flip thing again. Yep, there it was—INHERITING HIS SECRET CHRISTMAS BABY: 4 1/2 stars, “In the final installment of Dynasties: The Jarrods, Betts neatly dovetails all the storylines and hands readers a blazingly sexy finale.”
Yippee! I don’t usually pay much attention to reviews one way or the other, but I have to admit, I’m really happy about this one because it gives a big thumbs up not only to my first new Desire in three years, but also to a story I really loved. Yes, it had its complicated moments (the last book of a 6-book continuity, juggling six couples & 12+ characters… LOL) but Trevor & Haylie & little baby Bradley really pulled at my heartstrings, so it’s nice to know one reader, at least, enjoyed them as much as I did.
You guys are next. I can’t wait to hear what you think. :cantputdown
Oh, & my copy of RT finally arrived—the Monday after I returned from the conference. :faint
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