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Book Utopia

Just a really quick post. I'm sorting through the answers to yesterday's blog -- yes, laughing my arse off. Some very funny stuff there, although I regret to say most of you missed the point of the exercise, which was to detail possible points of conflict between the two protags, and instead of detailing the points of conflict came up some -- admittedly brilliant -- plot scenarios.

Either way, these were too funny to ignore, so I'm going to tally up and give away a copy or two of the book anyway.

Meanwhile...
Fictionwise does not seem to have Man, Oh Man up yet, so I've got a call (more like a Edgar Allen Poe shriek) into the publisher. We'll see what's what.

But I wanted to bring to your attention a very well done review site that doesn't seem to get much notice despite the well-written and meticulous reviews. This is
Book Utopia.

She -- BUM (for Book Utopia Mom) as I like to call her -- did a very nice review of The Dark Horse, which naturally endears her to me because not everybody gets The Dark Horse. That's the problem when you write a character who has emotional and/or mental problems. You get these WHY CAN'T HE SNAP OUT OF IT? reviews from reviewers who just want you to have written a different book about a different character. Which, let's face it, is boring for us writerly types. We like to write different books about different characters. Every book can't be about Adrien.

But anyway, even if BUM didn't review my books favorably -- there's never any guarantee of that, after all, and one of these days even Sweetbea, Sula, and CJ may turn on me like mad dogs -- I'd still continue to check out the reviews on this site. They're worth it. So if you have your own private list of reviewers that you check out just for the pleasure of reading, you might add BUM to the bookmarks. She does a point system, which I generally don't care for, and Jeeeeezus she's a tough grader, but she can explain her math, so ... anyway
check her out if you've got time. 

I could probably use her help figuring out these contest on conflict entries...hoooooo boy!

 
Tags: m/m fiction, reviews, the dark horse
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