Save the Best for Last–5 Star Review

31 Mar

For the last day of my virtual book tour on 03/29 there was a review  from Calum scheduled @ The Secret Writer. Unfortunately Calum’s computer decided that was the perfect time to crash (I’m telling you, these machines have a mind of their own).

Between that and the time zone difference (Calum in the UK, me here in the States) I had to come up with a quick solution … but not quick enough. I already had the draft ready to come up, then when I saw the time ticking I moved it to later on, then again, and again but forgot sometime in the afternoon to re-schedule it. So it did come up looking like this: “Calum loved the book, calling it, “….”

I didn’t realize until late at night the post was up in the air and wasn’t finished. Needless to say I frantically removed it from the blog, praying no one saw it. As it turned out, my prayers went answered. Calum wrote yesterday and teased me: “How did you know I loved the book?” I wrote back: “It was wishful thinking.”

It is my pleasure to give you (for real this time) excerpts from his review: “This though, is not your usual type of romance novel. Richly written, cultural and historical issues are interwoven throughout the story. There are also military action scenes that take place during a period of active service in Iraq. These scenes are written so vividly, that the reader will not find it very difficult to imagine themselves standing beside the main characters within this story as the military action scenes are played out.more

4 Responses to “Save the Best for Last–5 Star Review”

  1. The Secret Writer April 1, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    Thanks for this great post Camelia. I do love the cartoons! These are very appropriate. Unfortunately I do not have an air bag on my computer and I am still banging my head on it and also now on the new one I bought, as it is not picking up my wireless router at the moment and so cannot connect to the internet as yet! Who said new technology makes life simpler!!!! At the moment I think smoke signals is the easier way to go! 😉

    • CameliaMironSkiba April 1, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

      Oh, Calum, so sorry to hear about the new computer not cooperating! We might one day go back to smoke signals or Morse alphabet.
      For now, let’s take a break for tea and rum 🙂

  2. Author Sherry Gammon April 1, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    After I get reviewed(blog tour), I wait a couple days the go back over all the reviews and see if anyone who is also a book blogger commented that she wants to read the book. I then contact the person and offer her an ecopy in exchange for a review on her blog! Just a thought!

    • CameliaMironSkiba April 1, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

      Thanks, Sherry. I haven’t found any so far but I’ll keep looking 😉

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