Yeah, it rocks, really freaking hard.
But here’s the thing that gets me right in the gut — I haven’t seen too many romance reviews come out of EW (chick lit, but not romance, and a search for reviews in the romance genre pulls up a lot of reviews, but not many I’d consider part of the Romance romance genre (ya know, the HEA-part). Maybe I’m wrong about that, because I’m not a regular reader (I’m a cover-buyer, and now that Mulder and Scully are gone, pretty much only Batman and Superman get me to pick it up.) But still, not much romance, because I read HelenKay’s blog and she does often list the reviews, and they’re almost always chick lit. So, on top of it being really fantastic that the reviews might include romance now, somehow my book, which was released two months ago and written by a little nobody author, got reviewed in this issue alongside Johanna Lindsey and Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Which says to me that someone, somewhere down the line, said, “I really freaking believe in this book, you’ve got to read it,” and somehow it was included in EW’s review list. Maybe it was the reviewer who just happened to pick it up, maybe it was buzz online, or a bookseller, or the publicity department at Berkley, or my editor … I don’t know. It’s just completely freaking awesome. So, thank you to anyone and everyone who has ever said, “read this.”
Quite honestly, I don’t say it enough; it’s probably too bad that it takes something like this to remind me, but … yeah.
Does this call for a w00000000000000000000000000t?
Yes. Yes, it does.