The Galaxy Express has a nice non-spoilery tag post about In Discretion today, including the ongoing giveaway and Heather’s thoughts about the book
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The Delighted Reader gave me the chance to tell everyone about the probable title of my biography, my secret plan to write a historical mystery, and- best of all- share some of the soundtrack to In Discretion. Sophia Rose also gave the book four stars in her recent review!
M/M Good Book Reviews is featuring us in a spotlight today- thanks to them for the chance to drop by.
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Today I’m excited to kick off the official In Discretion blog tour at Smart Girls Love SciFi! They hit me with a Fast Five interview- come see my answer to that most pressing of questions: Coke, Pepsi, or Other?
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Ruth Diaz has written a glorious, five-star review of The Slipstream Con at More Than This, a new polyamory/Menage review site.
“I kind of love the plot. Because it’s more than just characters falling in love, and no matter how much I like that part, I really like a book that gives me a little something more. What’s more, there is nothing predictable about the plot here. Every time you think you’ve got it figured out, there’s a new wrinkle.”
It’s a lovely write-up, and I’m honoured that our book was chosen as one of the inaugural reviews for the site. It’s definitely one I’ll be keeping an eye on, because I love a good poly relationship story.
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?
My goal today was to do something to promote The Slipstream Con that went beyond my comfort zone. I’ll be honest, like many authors, the entire concept of self promotion is outside my comfort zone, but that’s beside the point. Today I went looking for reviewers. I emailed a couple of genre review sites, querying them about the possibility of sending them a copy of the book, and then I girded my loins, and sent off a request to a site I adore, that I considered too big for us.
Yes, they review books. Yes, they review books in our genre(s), from our publisher. But they were lumped into the category in my head that I’m trying to erase – places that only deal with “real” authors.
I got a reply within five minutes, and whether or not the book makes it through the review process, I met my goal for the day. I stepped outside my safety net, and even if they hate the book so much that they renounce technology and flee to an Amish community, emerging once a year to steal a computer and post again about the novel that ruined their life, I can cling to the fact that I did it.
Thank goodness I’m not worried about this stuff anymore. Whew!
The lovely readers at Romance Junkies have reviewed The Slipstream Con, and given it 4 blue ribbons.
Reesa Herberth and Michelle Moore deliver a solid second installment, THE SLIPSTREAM CON, in their YLENDRIAN EMPIRE series. Don’t let the premise of a ménage/multi-partner relationship make you hesitate to pick up this read if they tend not to be your cup of tea. Though this book gradually leads all three lead characters into the makings of a joined union, this is not the focus of the story. While steam is not heavy on the list, action certainly is. There is not a dull moment to be had while the trio is jet setting across the galaxy. The writers do an amazing job of creating their universe backdrop and building up the characters to individuals that can all hold their weight in keeping the story interesting.
You can check out the full review on the Romance Junkies site.