Monday, 18 August 2008

And now the reviews

With the release of my first novel just about three weeks off, I've been tensing up in anticipation of those dreaded things called reviews. Today I made two discoveries: first, that the book is already in stock in stores even thought the official release date is September 8th; and secondly, that the very first review to be posted on a bookstore site (to my knowledge, anyway) is now up at Barnes & Noble.

This one is brilliant: five stars, from no less a person than Harriet Klausner, described by Time magazine as "one of the world's most influential and prolific book reviewers".

More good news:
  • The edits to my second novel, which I've been tackling sporadically for the better part of a year, have taken off and I'm now on a roll. **fingers crossed, eyes tight shut** At the present momentum, it should be out of my hands within two or three weeks.
  • My author's copies of CafĂ© au Lait are almost here and I'll be giving away a bunch of them on my blog as the release date draws near. Will keep you posted!

15 comments:

Debs said...

Congratulations on the great reviews and your edits.

I'm very much looking forward to reading Cafe au Lait.

Dx

Lane said...

Excellent news! Can't wait to read it too.

liz fenwick said...

How exciting!!!! Can't wait to get my hands on it :-)

Fiona said...

Brilliant news - you deserve great reviews too:)

B.E. Sanderson said...

Wow, that's awesome. Congratulations!

JJ said...

Fantastic Liane, I'm so excited for you and I can't wait to read it.

Captain Black said...

Congratulations! You've published a book. Great review too. Well done.

NoviceNovelist said...

Brilliant news - enjoy it all!!!!

ChrisH said...

Very exciting news - enjoy every minute.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That is so fantastic! Well done, congratulations and all that jazz!!

I'll be buying a copy too.

Best wishes, CJ xx

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Graeme K Talboys said...

Woo Hoo. Flying start. Great stuff.

Rowan Coleman said...

Hi love, good to hear about your good reviews, its all very exciting!

Lucy Diamond said...

Wow, that's fab, well done on the review!

wordtryst said...

Thanks, everyone! It's wonderful to be able to come on here and share my news!