So, I’ve always liked men better than women.
That isn’t to say I don’t like women. There are several women I like a lot. (Hey, some of my best friends are women…Actually they are. But still.) But I tend to shy away from friendships with women, and always have. Finding a woman to be friends with has always been difficult for me, whereas I’ve very rarely met a man I don’t like.
Maybe because I have a big brother? Or because on the street where I grew up there was only one girl my age but three boys, and we all played together? (I was always Daisy Duke.)
I don’t know. But I dig the men. It’s always been easier for me to make friends with men. Not as easy now, of course, when I’m married and so are they, for the most part. It’s a little wierd then to be always hanging around with some other guy.
The point is, though, that today I want to say a special thanks to the men who read my blog. Who even read my books, which absolutely blows me away. I guess because we think of women as being the ones who mostly read romance, when I hear a male reader say he bought and read one of my books–like Bernard did, a few weeks back–and even liked it, it’s special. Like I managed to write a female character or a story well-rounded enough to appeal to people beyond those who would automatically “get” her.
So thanks, men. It totally brightens my days to have you guys here.
(Not that the ladies don’t deserve special thanks too. Everybody who actually takes the time to read my random thoughts or my books deserves thanks–and gets them, in my head, every day. I just wanted to say something special to the guys today.)
And apparently it isn’t just the guys who like my stuff! Mrs. Giggles reviewed Demon’s Triad yesterday, and gave it an 85! The review made me laugh out loud. I especially liked this last line:
Demon’s Triad is like the no-holds-barred B-grade sexy horror movie after my own heart.
You can read the whole review here. I highly recommend you do, because Mrs. G is extremely funny.
Simply Romance Reviews gave the book a grade A and said:
Wow!!! Demon’s Triad was a great, fast-paced book! With two authors writing this book it was seamless! I knew there would be some dark parts but they were well written. They weren’t dwelled upon but they were explained and out of the darkness came something wonderful. Bravo!!!
You can read that whole review here.
(I know there was another review somewhere but I can’t find it, darn!)
Oh, and those of you who’ve been following the saga of my dry, sensitive skin (and I know there was another post or two in there somewhere) might be interested to know I’ve found a new soap that I think is quite nice. It’s Malki Dead Sea soap and so far it’s working very nicely. Over the last couple of months my skin has gotten so dry and sensitive that even the Burt’s Bees Green Lettuce soap I usually use and love has been making it go red. The Malki soap lathers really easily and thickly, and my skin isn’t red at all when I’ve rinsed it off–it hardly feels like I need to moisturize. (I still do of course). It’s loaded with a bunch of oils, so it might be too heavy for warm weather, but so far I am terribly pleased. I got it at the Whole Foods Market in Bristol a few weeks ago. So we’ll see if it continues to please.