Having a book you’ve worked on for ages finally release, it’s not only exciting, it’s a little scary. Will readers like it? Will they hate it? Did I miss … something that everyone else will catch and think WTF?
Or maybe it’s just me…
Anyway, each time I see a tweet or an email coming talking about a review for one of my books, I go through this mental debate–“should I look at it?” Maybe I should get someone else to read it first and give me a thumbs up or down. (I do know other authors who take this route.) But inevitably I end up clicking on the link or opening the email and reading it myself. So I was thrilled to open the email to read Lea’s review of Texas Tangle over at Blackraven’s Reviews:
…how many synonyms are there for tremendous, enjoyable, fabulous and awesome? If you’re looking for an emotional, sensual, heartwarming story, this is it. I will definitely be recommending all of Leah Braemel’s books to my friends, and Texas Tangle will be a birthday gift to my sister.
Just go get Texas Tangle and you’ll see what I mean! This book is a must read.
Rated 5 Ravens and a Recommended Read by Lea!
Then two days ago I opened my email and found another note saying that the lovely ladies of Whipped Cream Reviews (That’s the Long and Short of It’s erotic site) have left me a review too. Tiger Lilly said:
I closed this book, having laughed, cried, sighed and smiled. Plus the three of them together is really hot. I had to check the screen for singe marks. If you want a story that will stick with you long after the last page, then you need to read Texas Tangle. I give it 4 cherries.
And today? I just received an email from Night Owl Romance. Chris had just posted her review — it’s another Top Pick review, folks!
This story was totally different from other ménages I’ve read in the past….Dillon’s grandmother stole the show when she gave her opinion at the dining room table. I about lost it. A very emotional story that explores how a ménage can develop, and it’s not just for the thrill of kink. We watch all three parties change, grow and make discoveries that help them mature and realize what they really want.
Can I once again express my appreciation to all reviewers, no matter whether they liked Texas Tangle or not–I find it exceedingly difficult to define what it is that I liked about a book (or what I didn’t) and summarize a book the way they do. So here’s a huge thanks to them all for taking the time, and making the effort.