Monday, May 23, 2011

A Big Surprise

Thanks to the incredibly thoughtful A.J. Llewellyn, I just found out that the site Seriously Reviewed has designated Bastards and Pretty Boys one of their "Seriously Unforgettable" Best Stories of 2011.  (Click on the post title if you don't believe me.  Hell, I don't believe me.)  I think B&PB was published in September 2009, which accounts for my shock.  (Now, if I could just figure out how to get people to read Visible Friend.  Hm.  Maybe I should rewrite it with some slave-boy kink added to the drug addiction and convince DSP to reissue.  Heh.)    

12 comments:

Chris said...

Congrats! I'm kinda confused about the 2009 book for 2011 award, but hey! :)

:( about Visible Friend...

Tam said...

Yay you. Maybe it was when the book was read/reviewed, not issues. I bought Visible Friend, I haven't read it yet. Bad me. :-( Too many books. Soon.

K. Z. Snow said...

Thanks, guys. I don't quite get it either. The review, too, appeared a while back, so I'm confuzzled about how they do their picking.

Still, a nice thing to see. I'm very grateful.

wren boudreau said...

*applauds*
*throws confetti*
w00t!

K. Z. Snow said...

Don't get that stuff in my eyes, Wren. :)

Val said...

Outstanding! Bastards And Pretty Boys definitely was a Seriously Unforgettable read. I enjoyed it very much and remember it well! Maybe the reviewers are on a two-year lag and Visible Friend will get the same award in 2013?

Clare London said...

Congratulations! Better now than never, eh? It was a smashing book and well deserved :).

(can't believe I just typed "smashing" like some Enid Blyton book, but I'll let it stand ...LOL)

K. Z. Snow said...

Val :-D

Hi, Clare! Oh, come on, we all love it when you get your Brit on. Blimey. (What the hell does that mean, anyway?)

Clare London said...

*lol*
What, Blimey? It's a longf-forgotten contraction of God Blind me, and now you've made me blaspheme :). Methinks you'll chuckle about that.... :)

BTW you always have the most exotic word verifications, this time I've got Sylegore. Sounds like a character in an urban fantasy...

K. Z. Snow said...

Oh, I didn't know that! (See, now this is one of the reasons I wouldn't dare to write British historical fiction. My ignorance is too vast.)

I'm sorry you had to blaspheme on my account, 'cause I know you'd otherwise never go near such language *g*, but it was in the interest of education. I'm sure God makes an exception under those circumstances. LOL

Helen said...

I know (hope?!) you were joking, but please don't change a thing about Visible Friend. (Although I wouldn't complain if you decided that you wanted to write the book of what happens next...)

I'm sorry to hear that Visible Friend isn't reaching as many people as you would have liked, but I read it Saturday night and just adored it. I welled up several times whilst reading, but bloody hell, the epilogue destroyed me. But in a good way. (You have to know that I love few things more than a good old cathartic cry.) I was kind of amazed at how well you used firts/third person for Denny and Chris: it never felt weird to move from one to the other. And even though you fit A LOT of story into something like 150 pages, I really appreciated how much you left out, wrt to Denny. There could have been a lot of info-dumping to clear up the 'what about...?'s, but the subtle way you revealed just enough was really quite impressive.

I'm just gushing now, so I'll stop before I embarass myself, but I just wanted to say, thank you, I really enjoyed Visible Friend.

K. Z. Snow said...

Oh gosh, Helen, thank you so much for dropping by to let me know your reaction. I needed that!

Yes, I was only being facetious about rewriting VF. I was just poking fun at some of the genre's more popular themes. I'd never change that story; it took me too long to get it just the way I wanted it.

I'm glad you didn't mind my handling of Denny's origins. It's always been my belief that the magic of miracles (or the miracle of magic) lies largely in our inability to explain such things. So, "This is how it is, but I don't know why" often has to suffice. Suspension of disbelief at its finest, I guess. ;-)

Thanks again for taking the time to comment. Do stop by again.