Since I’m avoiding all the Potter hype until my own copy arrives, I’ve been indulging myself in reading the books I brought back from Dallas. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of the authors and get my books autographed. And in the books the authors would write nice things like …
- “Enjoy” – the lovely (and huggable) Beverly Jenkins wrote in my copy of ‘Sexy/Dangerous‘
- “All the Best” was wished to me by the inimitable lady Cathy Maxwell in ‘The Price of Indiscretion‘
- JR Ward offered me “Best Wishes” in several of her Black Dagger Brotherhood books
But I did not pay attention to what Kathryn Smith was writing when she was autographing her “Be Mine Tonight” – we were talking about her appearance on Canada’s Bravo TV show “Who’s Afraid of Happy Endings.” I met her again later during a course she taught for non-American authors dealing with US publishers. She’s a down-to-earth lady who looks like she’d be a hoot to hang out with.
So tonight I picked up her book and leafed through the first pages to find she’d written “This Book SUCKS! Kathryn Smith” Her capitals, her punctuation. Um, gee, Kathryn? Do you really feel that way about your book? It sure got my attention, now I HAD to read it! And then I started chuckling — it’s a vampire novel. It really ‘sucks’! Two fangs up!