Friday, April 27, 2012

The Power of Seduction and the Written Word

Bottecelli's Venus and Mars

It's done.

The peer reviewer comments are all in. And the response is overwhelming, there are minor things to edit to get the story straight but what I've created is another visceral story that will transport you to the character's world. It's gritty, raw and emotionally charged. It is, according to one reviewer, a high octane adventure (both in and out of the bedroom).

I also had feedback that startled me - in a good way. They said, this isn't The Legend of Lady MacLaoch. It's better. Good. Different. My writing has evolved from TLoLM and created a story that is dark and emotionally engrossing.

There were several reviewers who put an emotional hand on the manuscript with an open mouth trying to describe what they thought of the book in one word answers. "Good. Like amazing. I think I'm gonna read it again. No I'm definitely reading it again. Wow." All looking like they needed a cigarette after the last page.

And the take away? "Duct tape scene." they say with a deep breath in, "Wow. Just, wow."

Okay. Cocktease is over. Back to editing.

Read the early review of Forged by Annie at the Small Book Blog here.




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