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Monday, February 15, 2010

A couple of reviews

Hi, everyone,

I’m just checking in from my desk at the newspaper to share links to a couple of reviews of Naked Edge.

Only 15 days till it’s out!

The first review went up at Click here to read it.

The second was just posted today at Dear Author, which is also giving away five copies of the book. I wouldn't be a nice author if I didn't share that news with my FOPs. (That's "Friends of Pamela," in case you didn't know.) Click here to read Dear Author’s review or to learn about the giveaway.

Dear Author’s review is particularly satisfying because my reasons for being nervous about the book were the things that she enjoyed. Also, I know the reviewer by and large hasn’t cared for the I-Team stories for a variety of reasons that I understand. As I recall, Tessa from Hard Evidence earned a big TSTL for leaving the newspaper and almost getting killed.

(For those of you not up on romance jargon, TSTL means "too stupid to live.")

I would share with you some of the stupid things I've done as a journalist in real life. They're enough to earn me TSTL status, for sure, and enough to earn me five to a dime in Club Fed. Because I'm not sure what the statute of limitations is, I won't recount these escapades in public. We'll have to do that in a bar sometime.

OK, back to writing this week's cover story. My topic? Pregnant women in prison.

Have a great week, everyone.


I should add that I've got a book trailer coming soon! I hope to have it out to you by the end of the week.

Amanda said...

Wooo I'm going to pop over and read the review now!

Cannot wait for the release!

That article you're writing sounds interesting good luck

Mary G said...

Hi Pamela
Congrats on the terrific reviews.
But we already know your books are great LOL. Nice that everyone else knows too.

Linda A. said...

Great reviews, Pamela...but of course inmy case, they're preaching to the converted.

Debbie H said...

A book trailer!! Whoo, Hoo! I don't think your escapades were stupid. They were brave and daring, to say the least! You did what you had to, to get the job done and let the world know what the bad guys were doing.

I am so excited! I can't wait for release day!

Great reviews! But then, how could they not be? Anyone who knows you and your writing couldn't say anything bad. (maybe I'm bias, but still...)

Zeek said...

Good point about us all having our TSTL moments. I read for escapism so I enjoy the fantastical in my stories, but if the H/H are too unbelievable or the author doesn't give me ANYTHING I can relate too- I have a difficult time truly enjoying their stories.

This is why I have a love/hate relationship with the Urban Fantasy sub-genre. I enjoy the paranormal aspects and that the Heroines are strong and independent... but if an author can't show me their vulnerability as well, I usually can't "get" the Heroine and give up.

Can't wait for this release! :P

Ronlyn said...


more later....maybe I'll drop an email. :-P

lucy said...

Aaah, I told you it was good, didn't I? LOL.

Re-read it on the weekend and, OMIGOD, Gabe is a hunk!

BTW, I think it'll be arriving here next week :)

Hi, Amanda — Thanks! I worked on the article all day yesterday (Tuesday) and came home with enough energy to make myself a bowl of cereal for dinner, check in with my parents, and then go to bed. LOL! Hopefully, it will do some good in the world. And good luck in the giveaway!

Hi, Mary G — Aw, thanks! You're very sweet. I worked for so long on this book — more than a year — that the appreciation really means a lot to me.

Hi, Linda — You're so sweet to say that. Thank you. :-)

Hi, Debbie — Yep! A book trailer! The multi-talented, multi-tasking JennJ has been very busy all weekend, Monday and yesterday working on it. I'm excited to post it. And thanks! I did do some really stupid things, but I think I did them for the right reasons. And, hey, I'm not in prison or dead, so it's all good, right? And thanks! It's impossible to write a book that everyone loves, but I do try to write the best story I can.

Hi, Zeek — You make an interesting point about vulnerability. I, too, like to see the uncertain human heart inside characters. And, yes, all of us at some point are TSTL about something. I personally don't care for "kick-ass" heroines because too many times in those stories I wonder what the hero is for, other than sex. Also too often those heroines don't feel vulnerable and human to me.

Hi, Lucy — Yes, you did! And thanks! I'm glad the book stood up to a reread. You know what I did last night before falling into an exhausted sleep? I read the first chapter of the book. LOL! I should be asleep now, too, given that it's 4 AM. Not sure what happened, but my eyes opened. :-)

OK, back to sleep...

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