11.12.2013

Awesome endorsement for THE OPHELIA PROPHECY

When advance reading copies are created for an upcoming release, some of them go out to reviewers and some of them go to other authors. The hope with the latter is other authors will (a) have time to read the book and (b) enjoy the book enough to provide a quote for the packaging - back or front cover, inside pages, etc. The publisher calls these "blurbs."

GHOST PLANET got amazing blurbs from award-winning sci-fi romance author Linnea Sinclair and bestselling paranormal author Kat Richardson

Just last night I received a wonderful endorsement from Skyler White (the author, not the Breaking Bad character). I know Skye, and asked her to read my new book, because she once gave GHOST PLANET high marks in a writing contest. We got acquainted via email, and later met at the Romance Writers of America national conference in Orlando. (I almost bumped into her coming out of the bathroom.) She was a few steps ahead of me in the publishing process, and I turned to her for advice on several occasions. 

Skye and I both have a passion for blending romance with geeky spec fic - science, philosophy, worldbuilding, and sexy times (yay, genre mashups!). She has a way with words that makes me green with envy. A truly mesmerizing authorly voice. She writes smart, sensual paranormals, and most recently co-authored an urban fantasy with Steven Brust, THE INCREMENTALISTS (fab premise, starred Booklist review, "blurbed" by John Scalzi, Elizabeth Bear, and Cory Doctorow).

Beyond all that, look at that crazy hair! I'm pretty sure we were separated at birth. [Trivia: Skye's crazy hair makes an appearance in my third book from Tor, ECHO 8, due out in January 2015. An energy vampire with a mean streak. (Skye is neither.)]



So what did Skye have to say about THE OPHELIA PROPHECY? I'm so glad you asked, because this is incredibly cool. First off, she said, "It's kinda like Lois McMaster Bujold meets William Gibson." (!) She also said, "It’s a remarkable thing, with a cast as large as you have, and some of them off screen the whole time, that you manage to make me really believe in [all of them]. You really are remarkably good at people."

And here is the sound bite you've been waiting for: 

An immediately likeable heroine, a gorgeously layered world, rich supporting characters, and a powerfully exotic hero in a heady blend of high-stakes adventure, sexual tension, philosophy, and high concept SF – superbly written and thrilling to read. 

If someone asked me, "What would you want me to say to a reader considering buying your book?", this would be it exactly. This this this this. 

2 comments:

  1. Fabulous quote by Skyler White. (And I'm very lucky to be one of the beta-readers who can enthusiastically second her comments.)

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