Monday, November 09, 2009

When a Fellow Author Is Supportive

Much to my surprise, a fellow author at Liquid Silver -- and one who also happens to write for Samhain -- blogged about "discovering" me via Bastards and Pretty Boys. You can read Hailey Edwards' comments by clicking on the post title. (She does have a nifty blog!) She now plans on reading To Be Where You Are (yup, coming out later today), even though she's wholly unfamiliar with Jackson and Adin and the rather complex history of their relationship.

I haven't published with LSB very long, so I'm still getting to know the writers there. This makes it all the more startling and gratifying to get a wholly unexpected recommendation from one of them. Hailey's not a reviewer, so she was under no obligation to mention one of my books.

Maybe other authors are used to this kind of thing and take it for granted. I'm not, and I don't. Honestly, this kind of generosity bowls me over.

Thank you, thank you, Hailey.

9 comments:

Hailey Edwards said...

Aww you are so very welcome.

I love all things paranormal/fantasy. The promise of two hot guys with a foot set in either genre is more than enough to make me happy.

*fans self*

I can't wait :)

TraceyWest said...

That's so awesome, K.Z. And kewl too - Hailey is an awesome writer herself. :D

Congrats on the release of 2 B WHERE U R.

Lea Sinclair said...

I've been checking your blog every week to see when your new Jackson Spey book would be released.
Love- love the new Jackson Spey novel. The cover model for him is exactly like I pictured him in your books.
I'm a new fan. I discovered your books late one night when I needed something new to read. I'm always looking for a good vampire story-- and boy are they hard to find. The first book of yours that I read was TORMENTED. I liked it so much that I bought OBSSESSED. The ending to Obssessed tugged at my heart for days after I read it. Then,I found your blog so I could find your other books involving Jackson Spey's character. I am completely in love with Jackson Spey. He is such a fascinating character and Adin is really his perfect match. I was worried about how you were going to treat Celia's character, but I was happy that you let Celia have her humor, dignity and strength at the end. She is a wonderful character and really deserves her own happy ending. (Also, I'm really glad that you let her tell Adin exactly how she felt too. He deserved a little less understanding from her. There's a fine line between welcome-matt and door-matt. LOL.)I really love all of your characters. It was great to see Rugh and Rahenna again. I hope you will write a m/f story soon. I enjoyed GREY MAN and Cemetery Dancer. I can't wait for your next book.

K. Z. Snow said...

Tracey, Hailey is tops in my book. And LSB is pretty danged cool, too...although I don't know how you all manage to keep Mike and Roscoe in line. ;-)

I'm going to steal your texting version of the book's title; just letting you know.

K. Z. Snow said...

Lea, you brought tears to my eyes. Sincere appreciation from a reader is more precious to me than all the rave reviews in the world. I don't know how to thank you for taking the time to leave a message.

Jackson Spey has been with me a long time, and I'm utterly enthralled by him. There seems to be no end to his complexity. (And, yes, that image of him on the covers of InDescent and To Be Where You Are is absolutely, spot-on perfect -- exactly as I've always envisioned him!) I posted an interview with Jackson last May, and if you'd like, you can read it here -- http://kzsnow.blogspot.com/2008/11/interview-with-jackson-spey.html

Adin, too, has had an incredible life. But his inner life only came to fruition through Jackson. They are indeed soulmates, in every sense, although that doesn't mean their path will forever be smooth.

I'd always intended Celia to be a wise, sensitive, and strong woman, someone capable of realizing there are different kinds of love without losing her self-respect. She's had to grow a lot since I introduced her in Plagued, but she's risen to the task. You bet she's getting her own happy ending, and she'll always have a place in Adin's and Jackson's hearts.

Thank you again, Lea, and please feel free to speak up any time. You're not alone in your fondness for Jackson; he seems to have captured quite a few readers' imaginations.

MB (Leah) said...

K.Z. I know you won't believe this, but I've been trying to buy To Be Where You Are several times this AM along with one of Barbara Sheridan's books, and for some reason, LSB website bumps me off of my DSL. Talk about Voodoo! LOL

Seriously, I kept getting bumped off and having to reset the modem. Then in the back of my head, I remember going through this when I tried to by Bastards and Pretty Boys. I remember that I kept getting bumped off then as well and thinking that it might have to do with LSB, although that seemed preposterous.

So I didn't manage to get the books and decided to test my theory by not going to LSB and have had no disconnect for a while now.

But just now, I went on LSB website and again, immediately I was bumped off of my DSL!

Don't you think that's weird?

I will keep trying cause, ya know, I'm totally enthralled with Jackson and Adin and need to know what happens with Celia. :D

Maybe I will try on DH's computer. Maybe it's just an issue with mine with LSB and not the DSL.

K. Z. Snow said...

Leah, I suspect it has something to with their server not "accepting" your server or vice versa. I also had a problem with them at first--couldn't even access any of their sites--until their tech guru took care of it.

I'll go over there and mention to Mike what's going on.

Jeanne said...

You know how much O love your guys, KZ. Glad to see others are glomming onto them

word veri:
untles

I have so many aunts and untles....

K. Z. Snow said...

Thanks, Jeanne. It's the ultimate accolade, I think, when characters come alive for readers as much as they do for their authors.