The reviews are coming in for Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss and they continue to be fabulous!
Publisher’s Weekly says Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss has:
Humor, romance and an appealing, spirited protagonist
The Mystery Gazette calls the book:
…A terrific whodunit
And The Romantic Times gave it FOUR STARS!!!
It all makes me happy. But you know what makes me even happier? The emails I’ve been getting in the last few weeks.
Gabra Zackman, the wonderful actress who reads the Sophie books for the audio editions wrote me for the first time. She just finished recording Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss and, to use her words:
“It gave me such great laughs, and was such a joy to read... to be honest, it didn't feel much like work!”
This is a huge compliment coming from the woman who helped make Sex, Murder And A Double Latte one of iTunes ten bestselling “romance” audio books in the US, Belgium and Finland!
Then a couple of you have written to tell me that not only do you love my books but you have managed to get a huge number of your coworkers addicted to Sophie as well!
And then there was that incredible email I got from a woman who has always “hated to read with a passion.” But now “Sex, Murder, and Double Latte has changed all of that.” She went on to buy Passion, Betrayal And Killer Highlights and is taking a second look at books written by other authors as well. She went on to say:
…thank you for helping me fall in love with books.
Believe it or not she is not the first reader who has contacted me to let me know that my books have helped her develop a brand new love of reading. I even get an occasional email from a mom who wants to thank me for getting her daughter into reading books. Those emails always make me want to pull up Word and pound out 50 more novels on the spot. The very idea that I can make that kind of difference in someone’s life is simply overwhelming.
But the emails that get to me the most are from the women who have read So Much For My Happy Ending. Yet another woman has written to tell me that So Much For My Happy Ending spoke to her. She had been in a highly abusive relationship with someone who suffered from a psychological disorder but now she’s free from all that. She says my book helped her put that relationship in perspective (and behind her). She went on to say that it helped her find the strength to stand on her own two feet and follow her dreams. Every time I get an email like that I am practically moved to tears. I didn’t write The Kite Runner or The Color Purple and I seriously doubt my novels have ever significantly raised anyone’s cultural awareness or taught readers about the harsh history of mankind. But I did help a number of women on a very personal level. I made a tangible difference in their lives.
If Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss doesn’t sell and I never get another book contract I will always have that. I will always have your emails. Emails from those of you who needed help walking away from abuse, emails from those who developed a love of reading while getting to know Sophie and emails from those of you who simply wanted to let me know that Sophie made you laugh. When I have a hard day and everything seems to be going wrong I go back and read your emails and all of a sudden things start looking sunny again.
So really for all your thanks it’s me who should be thanking you. YOU have changed MY life.
PS: Two seconds after I wrote this I checked my inbox and there was an email from a reader who read my book while waiting for her premature daughter to be released from the hospital. She just needed something to keep her mind off of things. Apparently it worked and she even read parts of my novel to her daughter as she lay in the incubator. Just another note from a reader that brought tears to my eyes.
In case I haven't made this clear before, I really love you guys : )
Bestselling Author of:
The Sophie Katz Murder Mystery Series,
SO MUCH FOR MY HAPPY ENDING
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