This is SO a huge deal…Mrs. Giggles review The Black Dragon.
Seriously, read some of her other reviews and you’ll know why this is so huge.
So the reviews are going pretty well, and I am quite pleased!
Getting ready to start the query process, always terrifying. And, I finally managed to get some New Year’s Resolution books!
Here’s what I got:
The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason, who used to stop by here every once in a while. I have no idea if she still does, but I grabbed her book anyway.
Blood Angel, by Justine Musk.
Touch the Dark by Karen Chance.
Sadly, I am still waiting for Amazon to bring me Jackie Kessler’s Hell’s Belles. Hurry up, Amazon!
So I am currently reading the beginning of Touch the Dark, and I shall let you know how it, and the others go. I would have started them all earlier but I was distracted, not just by the Mrs. Giggles love, but by another book I grabbed, “Call Me Elizabeth”, the true story of a wife & mother who became an escort when her family hit serious financial trouble.
It was okay. Not great, but okay. Honestly, for books about sex workers/the sex industry, you cannot beat Mayflower Madam by Sydney Biddle Barrows (if you can find it. My Dad threw my copy out, apparently thinking reading such things would corrupt me, and I never managed to get another copy and it’s now out of print. Which pisses me off, because it really was a good book. Anyway.) The author actually shares very little about her clients and her relationships with them, and a lot about her six kids and their schooling etc. All the male characters are, of course, basically cookie cut-outs. I wouldn’t have believed before that men could be like her husband, who apparently does nothing but sit watching tv all day speaking to no one, but it turns out I actually sort of know a few women who claim their husbands do nothing else, as well. So there you go. Ladies, I guess if our husbands speak to us we should consider ourselves very lucky indeed.
And I am pretty lucky, despite getting a rejection this morning on an old project. Oh well.