Its a strange feeling when an author does not know how to express herself with words. And I find myself in that situation now as I try to explain how I am feeling. I heard another author say recently that they do not even read the reviews posted on Amazon etc about their book. I thought to myself then that I do not know how they could not. For me the reviews are addicting. I love to hear what people thought of the book as a whole or certain parts. I do not even mind when the review is not particularly full of praise. I am honestly so thrilled to see someone else’s perspective on it and I find it fascinating.
Often, I am also honored.
Humbled and amazed.
I have some of the best readers in the world! They express praise about my books in ways that truly make me blush and even at times make me a little bright eyed. Each review is slightly different and their differences bring something new to the forum. Occasionally I am so blown away by their kind words that I am overwhelmed with gratitude. For what? Not just the kind words but way more. This is the part I cannot explain sufficiently. I am grateful for the chance to write, for the ability to provide someone that wonderful release that a good book gives, and that they found it in my book.
I recently got this review on Amazon for Haunting Mr. Darcy.
“My wife read this book and so enjoyed it that she offered to read it aloud to me. I looked forward to each evening that she would read to me this enchanting story of the two most read and written about characters in romantic literary history … Haunting Mr. Darcy really is one of the best fan versions I have ever “read” or heard. One cannot help but get as intimately involved in their story as is humanly possible. The writing is fresh, funny, surprising, clean, and just plain exceptional. This is a “must read”.” – Jake Huff, Eugene, OR
Wow. Thank you so much to Jake (and his ‘great reader’ of a wife) for your unbelievable words. And to all of those out there who have reviewed my book. Thank you.