Monday, May 24, 2010

Saturday's sweet surprise

I am an author and I have to keep reminding myself of that. No, seriously. Yes, I love to write. I'm a writer. It's because of the words and the images you can draw on a page.

Then I receive an email from a reader who expresses her joy in my story and my heart does this little leap, bounce and quick spin before thudding back into place. Yippee! This is when I know I am an author.

Earlier in the week, I received a message about a great book review from Intense Whisper (Robin K) on my first novel, IT HAPPENS IN THREES, which I shared in a previous blog post.

On Saturday, I not only received an email from a reader, but a reader who is also an author. Joyce Sterling Scarbrough, sent out an amazing review of the very same novel that Robin just reviewed.

I just have to say I was floored to read her review and honored she took the time to share her words, not just with me but with my publisher's loop and on Amazon. It's an amazing, squishy feeling that makes your tummy quiver inside like a bowl of jelly when another author heartily endorses not only your story, but you as a writer.

I emailed Joyce Saturday morning and asked her if she would mind if I shared her review and posted about it on the blog and here is her response. "Post it anywhere you want to, Denise. I will be proud to have my name associated with such a great book and great writer!"

So, without further lip-smacking by me, take a look and see what Joyce had to say about IT HAPPENS IN THREES. Tell me if this wouldn't make you feel like there was more than one Santa Claus.

"This book is like an action flick, erotic love story, romantic comedy and crime drama all rolled into one! I love it when it's obvious that the author knows what she's talking about, and that's definitely true in this case. The technical and procedural details are spot-on and startlingly realistic, and the sex scenes are white hot! Throw in vivid descriptions of to-die-for locations and some of the snappiest dialogue around, and it makes for one enjoyable read. Looking forward to more!"

Can you believe all that?! Joyce must be a writer.

Wait! I'm not done yet. Add to that Gina Leuci's (author of A Lesson in Love) comment to Joyce's review.


Your review of Denise's book is spot on. Eloquently said."

Here is the thing you need to know about Gina. She is one of the few people who read and critiqued pieces of the manuscript before it was published.

Check out Joyce and Gina's books and tell them I sent you and while you visit their blogs, tell them I said, "Thanks."


The Belle in Blue May 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM  

Want to know something else that makes a writer's heart go pitter-pat? When the words she's written have such an impact on someone that they're moved to write such a gracious blog as this one!

I meant every word of my review and will be meeting your other heroines soon!

Gina L May 24, 2010 at 9:09 AM  


I've said it once, I'll say it again, It Happens In Threes is still my favorite, although you continue to rock with everything you write.

Enjoy every moment of being an author.

J D Webb May 25, 2010 at 8:48 AM  

Great post, Denise. Sometimes we do need to be reminded that we are authors. Just finished a talk to some great writers from Sister in Crime. I was blown away that they actually wanted to hear what I had to say. These are times that make us want to get back in the chair, buckle up the seat belt, and let the fingers fly over the keyboard.

Ceri Hebert May 26, 2010 at 3:58 PM  

How awesome!! And well deserved. :)

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