Monday, May 14, 2012
The review that caused heart palpitations
I was so excited to learn that Dear Author had reviewed Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman.
And then I read the first paragraph and I'm pretty sure my heart skipped a few beats (and not in a good way). It starts off like this:
Honestly, if someone told me a week ago that I’d be reading a book about a woman with a crappy life who survived a car wreck with only a concussion that now lets her communicate with a pet lizard and that in order to pay the astronomical medical bills pilling up to keep her comatose young niece in a speciality hospital has taken up a mobster’s offer to undertake a hit, I would have told them, “Are you shitting me?!” No, wait that’s not emphatic enough. It would probably have been more like, “Are you shitting me and are you on crack?!”
I was reading the review on my Kindle and I put the blasted thing down at this point. All I could think was, "Oh my god, she hated it. A major review site hates my book." A few moments later, when the overwhelming urge to vomit passed, I picked it back up and forced myself to read on.
The next two sentences were: But here I sit having just finished “Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman” and all I can pant is “Give me more!” And, “What happens next?!”
And all of the sudden I was excited again! :-) Thank you, Jayne! You can read the whole rollicking review here.
That was the most exciting thing that happened to me this weekend. I don't think I could have taken any more, lol.
How did everyone spend Mother's Day weekend? Did anyone receive any heartwarming/interesting/to cool for school gifts?
I received some funny cards, great phone calls, and some lovely gardenia plants! Oh, and that kick-ass review. :-)