Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mountaintop!

Gotta love an email that contains a lovely gift. Yesterday I opened an email from Night Owl Reviews and got a fantastic surprise. Not only had reviewer Maria read Home Sweet Legend, she really, really liked it.

She gave it a 5 out of 5! So here is the beautiful Top Pick emblem that I am allowed to display, so potential readers can know the story struck a chord with a reviewer.

Of course all of this is subjective. This business is painfully subjective, which is why I am standing on my mountaintop enjoying the experience while I can.

Here is a snippet of the review:

"I loved this novella by Magdalena Scott; it’s a sweet romance with just a little bit of spice and is part of the “Ladies of Legend” series by a group of authors. This novella can be read as a stand alone book, it’s not necessary to read the rest of the series first. The characters are well written and the plot moved at a very comfortable pace. This story truly brings out nostalgia about living in a small town, where everyone knows everyone else and where the community comes together to help each other achieve the best."

To read all of what Maria said, go to Night Owl Reviews.

Whee! ...Now back to work on the Christmas novella...smiling...

Magdalena

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Just enjoying the sea breeze

Here I am, in front of our beach house, finishing yet another 100,000-word novel. Whew! Only three weeks for this one!

But seriously. Say hello to the nice clip art lady. She is here to help me share good news that Home Sweet Legend is now available at All Romance eBooks, where it was featured (last time I looked) in the "What's Hot" section.

It also showed up today at Amazon for Kindle. My Amazon author page isn't exactly bursting at the seams, but it has a nice cozy feel.

So, I'm a writer, true? Because I have books with my name on them? That makes me a writer? And rich and famous and the coolest mom on the block?

Uh, no, don't think so. What makes me a writer is sitting down at my laptop even though I don't have a beachfront house, even though real life intervenes, even though I would sweat blood trying to eke out a 100,000 word novel in a year. (I think.)

And even though most people will never ever see my cozy Amazon author page. I write because it's who I am. A finished story is a wonderful gift I give myself. Lucky me to get to share it with you, if you're interested.

Thank you for joining me in the little celebration. Clam bake at the casa later...

Magdalena