Friday, July 27, 2012

It's Friday and I'm Feline Fine!

Yesterday was a great day. Good news on several fronts converged to make it one of those days you wish could be a template for every day.

It was a marked contrast to a few weeks ago, when every dad-gum thing that happened felt like another kick in the shins. (I won't bore you with the details. Nobody died, that's the main thing.)

But now everything is back on track. *knocks wood* (Yes, I'm superstitious.) The extended family has electricity, air conditioners are working, and my kiddos' lives have taken happy turns.

And, um, my editor emailed me with the news that In a Fix got a 4 1/2 star review in the most recent issue of RT Book Reviews, and is one of their Top Picks!!!!!

(Please pardon the excessive use of exclamation points. Sometimes they escape the confines of decorum, and go leaping out onto the screen without restraint.) (!!!!!!)

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post the whole review or not (what constitutes "fair use" for a review, anyway?), so I'll just share a few of my favorite lines:

"Seamlessly blending humor and action, Grimes thoroughly impresses with her debut novel."

Some other really nice stuff, and then:

"This deliciously sexy and fun-filled romp simply is a must-read."

I'm...well, pretty much gob-smacked, is what I am. And, of course, very, very happy. :)

For those of you tired of hearing another author yammer on about her book, you can look at this picture of my daughter's cats instead:

Vera and Valentine are "feline fine," and so am I.

Oh, and it's Friday. You know what that means. I'm over at The Debutante Ball, where this week we're discussing selling ourselves. Er, I mean marketing our books. Stop by and say hi if you get a chance.

So, how are you feline--er, feeling today? Hope you're gearing up for a great weekend!


Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations on the fantastic review! You can use all the exclamation points you want!!!!

I hope your convergence of good things continues on today!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats on the wonderful review.

I wish my cats liked each other enough to sleep together.

Summer Frey said...

Awesome!! I saw the link on Twitter yesterday via your agent. I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to read it :D

Teri Anne Stanley said...

I can attest that the stars are well-earned. Though the Vikings could maybe be naked more...(sorry, was that a spoiler?).

Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Teri Anne Stanley said...

Err, rather, the Vikings could be more naked, rather than naked more, because the location of your nakedness in a statement totally changes the meaning of the phrase, doesn't it?

Delia said...

Yay!!! And well deserved. (Also, I agree with Teri Ann about the Vikings. ;) )

Diane Henders said...

Woohoo! Congrats on your great review! More exclamation points required! :-)

Linda G. said...

Dianne -- Thanks! Even if more good things don't happen today, I can ride for a while on yesterday's. :)

L. Dianne -- Thank you! V & V aren't always so affectionate with each other, but it's nice when they are.

Summer -- Thanks! I hope you'll enjoy it. :)

Teri Anne -- LOL! And thanks. (I knew what you meant about the Vikings. But, yes, sometimes word placement can make all the difference. *grin*)

Delia -- Thank you! Who knew y'all were such Viking, um, "appreciators." ;)

Linda G. said...

Diane -- Oops. Crossed in cyberspace. Thanks so much!!!!!

Jennifer Shirk said...

So happy for you, girlfriend!!

Patty Blount said...

*high fives* GO, LINDA!

Carol Kilgore said...

Awesome review! Have a celebration weekend :)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I'm feline fine today, too, but not nearly as fine as you! I'm not a fan of exclamation pilings-on, but doggone it, some things merit them. This is certainly one of them, so use as many as you want. Congratulations on the super reviews! You can talk about your book all you want, lady. We're all pulling for ya.

Judy, Judy, Judy said...

I want to see some naked vikings. Whoops did I type that out loud?

Patsy said...

What a fantastic review - congratulations!

Michele Shaw said...

Not at all surprised by that review. Well deserved!

Kimberly Sabatini said...

I am soooo stinkin' excited for you and so glad things have taken a turn for the better!!!! <3

Anne Gallagher said...

Congrats Linda, that review is AWESOME. I cannot wait for your book to hit the shelves. I'm first in line to buy.

Al said...

Glad to hear things are on the up and up!

Emily R. King said...

Congrats on your glowing review and 4 1/2 stars. It's well deserved!

Oh, and cute kitties! Adorable.

Dawn@Lighten Up! said...

"In a Fix got a 4 1/2 star review in the most recent issue of RT Book Reviews, and is one of their Top Picks!!!!!"
Whoo-Hoo, girlfriend! That's awesome! :)

Al said...

No hump day?
I feel cheated!

Kt Clapsadl said...

I wrote that review, and you definitely earned every bit of that praise. LOVED the book! :)

Linda G. said...

Jennifer -- Thanks!! :)

Patty -- *high fives back* Wheee!!

Carol -- Oh, I did! :D

Susan -- Thanks so much, Susan! (See? I'm trying to restrain those !!!)

Judy -- LOL! You sure did. ;)

Patsy -- Thank you! :)

Michele -- And thank you, too!!

K-pop -- Whew! Me, too. :)

Anne -- Aw, thanks, Anne! Or should I say Robynne? ;)

Al -- Thanks! And, um, check today for the Hump Day post. ;)

Emily -- Thank you! I'm glad you think so. :D

Dawn -- Thanks so much! :)

Kt -- Wow! Thank you so very much!! I'm so glad you loved it. Um, obviously. *grin* And thanks for stopping by my humble little blog, too. :D