I thought I'd share something different with you all and tell you some of my favorite reader quotes. Things people have said to me, or written to me about my books that have either made me laugh out loud, groan or feel really, really good.
"I just finished reading your book "Willing". I don't usually write to the author, but I was so very impressed with this book. It is the kind of book that after you read it you are sorry that it's over. I am the mother of 5 young children and I have a small business so I don't have a lot of time to read, but I had to finish your book the day I started it. I don't get to take many breaks, but I thank you for the mini mind vacation." ~ Phylana (Hearing that I've made someone's day brighter with one of my books means the world to me and this is a defining moment kind of email for me.)
"I thought *you* would write children's books." ~ My uncle, blushing, after the one and only time he read one of my books.
"I couldn't put it down!" ~ Multiple Readers (Trust me, every author wants to hear some version of this and we can never hear it enough, greedy little beings that we are. LOL)
"I felt like I was there." ~ Multiple Readers (This is so key, because I did too...when I was writing it.)
"I am now re-reading it and I only bought it yesterday!" ~ Dee in the UK
"I hated your hero until 5 o'clock this morning...then I finished the book and loved him." ~ My mom after reading TBPM.
"I liked how you take the formula of an HP and twist it around and make it unpredictable." ~ Stacy
"It is one of the most sensual, passionate, AND compassionate books Ive read in ages and ages. Dont know where you come up with your ideas, but PLEASE just keep those wonderful books coming." ~ Judy S (On BIM - a reader I counted as a friend who recently passed away...I really treasure the fact I have her comments on so many of my stories.)
"Have you ever considered writing a real book?" ~ Shall remain nameless.
"You are the Pearl S. Buck of romance." ~ My mom after reading my first book. (She's a big fan of PSB, but I'm not. It was a hugely funny moment for me that I got to share with no one buy myself. LOL)
Okay...now, it's your turn...share a funny or defining moment in your life when someone has said something to you that left you smiling, frowning or thoughtful.