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CHARADE review

I just heard that Romantic Times magazine loved CHARADE -- yay! And what a relief.

CHARADE received a 4 and 1/2 star rating. I had confidence in it, but still... A Mafia princess and a Eastern European dictator are far afield from the characters I usually create, so a little validation is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.

Oh, and my author copies arrived too. Now begins the dance. The carton will sit in the entry way, unopened, for a while -- maybe two days. I will circle it warily, or gaze on it fondly, depending on my mood. It's part anticipation, part superstition, and mostly procrastination -- because if it's the wrong book, or the cover is hideous in person, I don't want to know.

I did receive the wrong books once -- those of another author with a release that same month. Very disappointing. Eventually rectified, but I always remember it, thus the circling.

Did you know that once I open it, I will not ever open the book itself, except to autograph some copies? I have never once in my life read any of the pages of my books once they're bound. Why? Because I can't tweak them anymore, and I'm such an eternal tweaker, I just can't look. Plus, if I see a typo or error, I'll go crazy.

Best not to look.



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 31st, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
YAY for positive reviews!

*laugh* I always open up my boxes of books right away. It's like the victory dance at the end of the long run. :)
Sep. 1st, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
I used to rip it open right away too. Then the bad thing happened. (As did many other crazy things with that particular book, starting with the cover -- the book is called NIGHT AFTER NIGHT, but the cover depicts a sunny afternoon. Hmmm.... I was thinking gothic, they went straight to sardonic, I guess. And then, in place of one of the chapters, there was a chapter from someone else's book pasted right into mine! It wasn't in all the copies, thank goodness, but I got about twelve emails on the subject,which makes me think there were quite a few others too. I had enough author copies with the right chapter to send to the ones who complained to me, so all ended well)

Meanwhile, I finally opened the CHARADE box, and yay again, because they're the right ones, and so pretty.

I like the victory dance idea!
Sep. 5th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
I am so happy to hear that you are able to circle now...and that it did so well with RT!!!

I can't wait to get my hands on it!
Sep. 5th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Congrats!!!
Thanks, Charity!
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