Category Archives: Reviews


I have a love/hate relationship with reviews. Which is to say that I love positive ones, and hate negative ones. That is, of course, when the books being reviewed are mine. It’s not an objective or adult attitude, but it is what it is. I have similar reactions to reviews of friends’ work–I don’t pretend to be objective about those, either.

So in that spirit, here are links to some of the positive reviews that have been posted for Blast from the Past. And in the interest of full disclosure, I’ll tell you that I’m not linking to the negative ones–you can google the title with my name and get those. (Be sure to add Kelner as a search delimiter because there was a movie called Blast from the Past and of course, it’s not an unusual expression, so without the Kelner, you’ll get insane numbers of hits.)

Thanks to the reviewers who liked the book well enough to post positive reviews. As for the folks who didn’t like it, I appreciate your giving it a try and I’m sorry it wasn’t to your taste. But I’m still not linking to your review.

She’s blogging here, she’s blogging there…

That gal is blogging everywhere!

Okay, I haven’t been posting a lot here, mainly because of the holidays, which were wonderful and very distracting. But I have been guest-blogging in a lot of interesting places as I impatiently await the release of Who Killed the Pinup Queen?, which comes out TOMORROW!!!  (Did I mention the impatient part?)

Here are some links for the blogs I’ve visited, with more to come:

Reviews for Who Killed the Pinup Queen? have been starting to appear online, and if you’re interested, here are some of the favorable ones. (Yes, there have been less than favorable ones, but I’m not going to link to them.)

And now back to impatiently waiting for tomorrow…

And now, a Four Star Day!

One of the most agonizing waits facing any author is the endless wait for the first review of a new release. Will reviewers love it? Like it? Hate it? Worse still, will they ignore it? As of today, my torment is over for Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, the forthcoming urban fantasy anthology I co-edited with the luminous Charlaine Harris.

In the October 2008 issue, Romantic Times BOOKreviews gave us four stars (out of a possible 4 and a half) and had this to say:

Christmas, Santa and werewolves lead to some highly hair-raising tales in this holiday anthology. The expertise of 15 wolfishly inspired authors is dished up into a combination of stories that run the gamut from funny to downright creepy. There’s a little something for every taste–literally!

The wait has ended in the best possible way.