On the other hand (and on something of a theme for the day), sometimes someone does like your story. In fact, it turns out that a reviewer from Romantic Times liked The Slipstream Con so much that she gave us a four star review! Michelle and I promptly went to Barnes & Noble to buy multiple copies of the latest issue, because we’re giant dorks, and it’s our first magazine review.
“Lies, deception and betrayal are watchwords in this intricate Ylendrian Empire tale. No one can be trusted and even the good guys have secrets.” – Romantic Times
You can read the full review on the RT Reviews site – The Slipstream Con – Reviewed by Donna M. Brown
We also got a lovely review from April L’Orange at Aging Backwards who had this to say:
“This is a book I never would have picked up on my own, because I’m a science fiction nut and it’s a romance–and while I certainly can read well-written romances, I almost always have something waiting that I’m more interested in. But a friend pointed it out to me, and I read the description and went, “Interstellar empire? Bounty hunters? Nanotechnology? You can’t fool me, this is space opera!”
And it is. And it is awesome.”
I want to quote the entire review, but that kind of defeats the purpose of a pull-quote, so why don’t you check it out for yourself? The Slipstream Con – Reviewed by April L’Orange at Aging Backwards
And while it’s not a review, we got a seriously cool namecheck on The Galaxy Express, in a post where Heather talks about how the Hollywood elevator pitch gets used in relation to science fiction, and science fiction romance. What do you think our Hollywood pitch should be? I’ve always used the fallback, “It’s like White Collar or Ocean’s 11, but in space.” but that doesn’t really capture a lot of the elements of the story.
See what Heather has to say – The Hollywood Elevator Pitch: Useful for Sci Fi Romance?