Thursday, 22 March 2012

And the first review is in...

Soooooo, after crawling my way back up to something near normality (for me anyway) after a couple of weeks of being generally down in the dumps, I found this in my inbox from my editor last night.

Review for Keir

And also from my yahoo group.

 attn: Pippa Jay - new review for Keir

Now, one of several things I love about Lyrical Press Inc is that they submit their authors' books to independant reviewers, something not all small presses do. But I've been dreading the first a little. Okay, more than a little. After all, I'm a new author and Keir is my first release--my first baby. We've been through a lot together. And while I love my book a LOT, I don't expect everyone else to. Writing is so subjective.

So over the last few weeks I've been hanging around the yahoo group with a sense of deep trepidation. Having seen my fellow Lyrical authors getting their reviews a month or so before release, I knew it was likely one would be coming soon. But yesterday, of all days, I had a more important meeting in the evening--with my eldest's teacher. The notifications arrived without me seeing them until much later. I clicked the link with with one eye closed. And saw...

5 Stars

"Romance was sweet, suspense was very intense…..interesting story!" Wanda

OMG! (and I don't use that abbreviation very often!) The rating blew me away. You can see the whole review here as I'm not sure how much of it I'm allowed to quote. It's short but oh so sweet! I literally screamed when I read it and completely freaked out my husband and eldest child. I cried. Then I posted it everywhere I could think of, texted and emailed peeps, and generally 'woo hooooo'ed myself into the realm of 'completely annoying'. Hey, it's been a tough couple of weeks and I needed this. This has picked me right back off the floor and shot me up to the starry skies. It'll probably take at least a week for me to come back down.

So this post is probably a bit ditzy ( a word my eldest's teacher used to describe her at times). Excuse me while I go and squeee a bit more.... :-P


  1. Many congratulations, Pippa. Nothing like a great first review to get your confidence back on track in a hurry!

    And (from what I've read so far) it's a very well deserved five stars.

  2. The first of many! Congrats Pippa - much deserved.

    Also ignore your daughter's teacher - ditzy is a good thing!

    1. Thanks Chantal! And the ditzy comment didn't worry me, we're all guilty of that at times!

  3. Yay! Congratulations, Pippa!

    "I clicked the link with with one eye closed."

    I still do that. ;)

    Can't wait to read KEIR.

    :) Heidi

    1. Thanks Heidi! No, I don't suppose th.t gets any easier either. O.o


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