It’s not unusual for my cell phone to start dinging with messages the second I drop my kids at school, but today I got one from Mandy, the awesome blogger/reviewer behind Straight Shootin’ Book Reviews, congratulating me on making it on to Scandalicious Book Reviews. I had no idea what she was talking about until I clicked over and saw this totally awesome shout-out and review of BODY OF WORK. What a woohoo! way to start the day!
I love Brian Black pretty hard myself, so it makes me all giddy when other people do, too.
So there’s a relatively new book blog in town, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, I recommend you rectify that. Not only because its lovely owner is doing a spotlight on my books, plus a fun Q&A (though you should go check that out, of course 😉 ), but because her reviews are fun to read, she often has giveaways and posts other cool stuff, too.
When I started writing BODY OF WORK, I intended it to be a 15k word quickie novella. Yeah, that plan didn’t happen. It finished at 69,864 words, and only because I reined it in to keep it from jumping into the next price bracket with my publisher. (Anything over 70k retails $1 higher.) In truth, I would like to have added another 10k, namely a couple more scenes with secondary characters. Anyway, I’ve ventured way off track here.
My point was, I loved writing this book. These characters. The secondary characters. As happy as I was to be finished so I could publish it, it was like crashing from a really big sugar-rush. So, when I found a notice in my email, pointing me to a 4.5 star, TOP PICK review, I was thrilled. The reviewer totally “got” everything I poured into the book. That’s an awesome feeling.
Thank you, M. Harvey and Night Owl Reviews! You made my day! 🙂
←Click that fancy badge to go to the review site.
Here’s my favorite part of the review…
“Body of Work” is a wonderful story about how two people wary of trusting the wrong person again can’t help but keep coming back to each other, first for lust and then for love.
Having a new book out in the world is a nail-biting time. Has it hit all the major e-tailers yet? Is anybody buying it? Will people love it…or hate it? It’s enough to make an author (at least this one) go a little bit bonkers.
But, the first few reviews are in for BODY OF WORK, and I’m so thrilled, I keep reading them over and over.
There’s this awesome one from Nina of Nina’s Literary Escape. (Click the link to read the full review.)
“In the end, reading Body of Work was a total enjoyment for me. Readers looking for a hot book with explosive sex, a sexy six-foot-two ginger-haired alpha hero, and a fun & flirty story, Body of Work is the book for you.”
And this one from MaggieReadsRom. (Click the link to read the full review.)
“I really enjoyed Karla Doyle’s third book. I was expecting Cassie and Brian and their story to be just as good as the other books and I am happy to report it was. It was definitely hotter than the other books (this is always a good thing) and with every book Doyle’s writing is getting even better.
What doesn’t change is the playful, humorous voice that comes through via her characters and their interactions.”
Thank you, Nina and Maggie, for taking the time to read and review BODY OF WORK, and for the huge smiles you gave me!