Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Business and Pleasure


Santa Barbara Garden,
Colin Campbell Cooper (1856-1937)
oil on canvas.


1. A review for Weirdly II: Eldritch from Cocktail Reviews. The reviewer gave the anthology an entire bottle of champagne.

!! and !!!

Here's what she says about Corpse Candles:

Though tired out from a previous job on Wild Man Mountain, Lillie accepts the extra work of investigating Ghost Lights on a dark stretch of road. It should be an easy shift, but when Lillie arrives, something sinister is afoot. Who are those men, and what are they doing?
Some people have the ability to write first person so well that as a reader I’m unaware of the first person aspect. Ms. Harris is one of those people. Great voice, great visuals, great plot. Ms. Harris really knows how to get the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up.


!! and !!!
~immodest patting of cheeks~

2. Another delicious quote:
From the blurb for Vanessa Jaye's Felicity Stripped Bare, just released from Samhain:
"The man is yummy chocolate-coated on the outside. Chewy moron center."
~dies. giggling~

3. The Open Road:
Jason Evans/ Clarity of Night/ Short Fiction Contest/
Running Wind. Begins today. 250 words. Prizes!

~beams~

4. Further Inspiration:
Need detail for your historical world or for a family heirloom? A neat talisman for your fantasy? Check daily at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Today it's a period coffee pot. Yesterday a Minoan artifact. Items suitable for extrapolation.

45 comments:

December/Stacia said...

That's awesome, congrats on the great review!

Doesn't surprise me one little bit.

Bernita said...

Thank you, December. The comment about first person really delighted me.

BernardL said...

The reviewer is right, you do first person as well as anyone I've ever read.

Bernita said...

~blows kisses at Bernard~

spyscribbler said...

Nice review! It's funny, I completely forgot about that feature at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I loved that! Thank you for reminding me of it.

Bernita said...

Yes, Natasha! The items featured each day might give shape to an idea, might even trigger a story.

archer said...

Some people have the ability to write first person so well that as a reader I’m unaware of the first person aspect. Ms. Harris is one of those people. Great voice, great visuals, great plot. Ms. Harris really knows how to get the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up.

You are the absolute coolest! Congrats!!!

StarvingWriteNow said...

!! and !!! for you! Good job!

Jaye Wells said...

(Passes virtual champagne to Bernita)

Demon Hunter said...

Great review, Bernita. You must be proud. I cannot wait to read that story. :-)

As well-written and thought-provoking as your posts are, I can only imagine how wonderful your stories are. I need to buy I and II. :-)

Robyn said...

Great review! And I concur. You do handle first person extremely well.

laughingwolf said...

no surprises there, bernita! knew you stuff's great... but grats on the excellent reviews!

can't wait to taste more of those written treats of yours ;)

Carla said...

Congratulations on the review!

raine said...

Congrats on the great review, Bernita!
I'm not one bit surprised. :)

Um...which cheeks?

Travis Erwin said...

Way to Go! I can't iamgine how you must feel after a review like that.

You deserve it.

Vesper said...

Bravo for the review for Weirdly II and your story!!!

SzélsőFa said...

Congratulations and thanks for the heads up, Bernita!
That simile is worth giggling about, I agree! Very funny!

Bernita said...

Archer - not cool - pink with pleasure!

You know how I feel about excess exclamations, Beth...but ...hot damn that was nice!!!

~clinks glasses w/Jaye!
We'll have to send Jeff and James out for another bottle!

Tyhitia love,thank you!

Thank you, Robyn!
Now if I could only figure out exactly what it is I do...

Laughingwolf, thank you!

Thank you, Carla!

Raine,you dear brat!Figured you'd be the one to pick up on that.

And I didn't think it was that scary a tale, Travis! Thank you.

~beams at Vesper~

Bernita said...

Thank you, Szelsofa!
Vanessa writes really, really well, but goodness, that was a cute one.

Charles Gramlich said...

Great review. They definitely hit it on the head about your ability to write in first person.

Whirlochre said...

Great stuff — bodes well for AMOG.

Bernita said...

Charles, thank you!

Thank you, Whirl.
AMOG could still wind up more as AMUCK though!

jason evans said...

What an excellent review!! And to get that praise for first person POV is indeed a huge achievement.

Thanks for contest mention!

Bernita said...

Thank you, Jason.
Tickled me to no end.

Gabriele C. said...

Very nice review, congrats.

Chewy moron center. *giggles*

Bernita said...

Gabriele, thank you!
Men are like chocolate sometimes.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Congratulations on the great review. The story sure sounds intriguing. Wild Child Publishing authors do seem to get good reviews. Kudos to Wild Child's standards.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Suzanne.
Probably because - unlike some e-pubs - Wild Child has a careful editorial staff.

Anonymous said...

Such an awesome review. I'm going to wait for the book version of Wierdly II as opposed to the ebook, and I'm very impatient to read the story.

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Jeff said...

I'm really pleased with the review!
Can I have another tiny sip of the champagne, Bernita? :)

I agree with the reviewer and others here on this post. Your first person writing skills are excellent!

Bernita said...

Thank you, WW. Seems the reviewer was really pleased with every story!

And you should be, Jeff! The reviewer though your stories were "a great read!"
Jaye and I saved some for you. We didn't guzzle it all, you know.

Lana Gramlich said...

Ultra-super-uber congratulations! Glad to hear the great news. :)

Bernita said...

Lana, thank you! Just a short story, I know, but sweet just the same.

ChrisEldin said...

Many, many congratulations!!!
:-)

Chumplet said...

I beam for you, my dear. You rock!

Bernita said...

Chris and Sandra: Thank you!

laughingwolf said...

amazon update: it's in the mail... yeah, sure

Sarah Hina said...

You must be glowing, Bernita! So well deserved.

Bernita said...

Have always had great service with Amazon.ca, Laughingwolf.(It's the post office I don't trust, she said darkly.)

Sarah, thank you. Am pink with pleasure.

laughingwolf said...

so true, bernita, canada post sucks these days...

except for two items, of some 12 - 15, all are in stock

one is to be published on 15 july, and supposed to be here on 18th, the other i have no clue on....

Barbara Martin said...

Congratulations on the review!

And thanks for the contest news on "Running Wind" although right now I have no clue as to what I might write on the picture.

Shauna Roberts said...

Congratulations on getting such a great review. When is the book coming out in paper?

Bernita said...

Thank you, Barbara.Think of the roads and gorges you've travelled. Inspiration will come!

Shauna, thank you. No word yet.Depends on popularity, ie. sales.

Angie said...

Just saw the Cocktail review -- great stuff, hon! Congrats! :D I agree, by the way; first person isn't my favorite POV, but you make it work well.

Angie

Bernita said...

Thank you!
~beams at Angie~