Okay, I’m going to take my blog spot today to crow just a bit about early responses to my Bird Street Books collaboration, Devil’s Daughter: Lucinda’s Pawnshop, Book One. (With Hope Schenk-de Michele and Paul Marquez.)
I’m especially pleased with reviews from people who read the genre (urban fantasy, that is) and even those who also appreciate paranormal thrillers and paranormal romance.
So, here goes:
“Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff knows how to tell a story, create characters, and build a compelling world—it’s no surprise that she really delivers with her coauthors Hope Schenk-de Michele & Paul Marquez. Be careful what you buy or sell in Lucinda’s Pawnshop.” —Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Blood of the Cosmos
“Combining elements of Milton’s Paradise Lost with a clever modern setting, and full of unique, imaginative details, the first book in the Lucinda’s Pawnshop series is sure to please fans looking for a darker, complex kind of urban fantasy…” — Romantic Times
“Really enjoyed this book … loved the characters… Hoping that there will be more books not just the one.” — Paranormal Romance/Authors that Rock
“Ok, I admit it, I loved this book and can’t wait for the next edition! … a fun read. I will be telling all my clients who love paranormal urban fantasy books, as this series promises to be a great addition to their must read lists!” — Matt W, Reviewer
“I found the idea of this book very intriguing and the characters likeable. … The story stood alone, but I felt this was really just a starting point for a bigger story yet to come. I would read the next parts of the story to find out what happens next.” — Hayley Rivers-Hamback, Reviewer
“This is a strong start to a new series … quite unusual … I will be looking for the next novel… This could be the story for you.” — Kelly Haggerty, Reading Room
“Interesting, lovely and such an unique read!” —Sophia Sardothien (Reviewer)
“I was intrigued from the first page, and this book does not disappoint.” — Educator
My only disclaimer is that Kevin Anderson and I go way back, and he took the time to give me this review in the middle of an Australian book tour. I have no idea of who any of these other folks are, though. They (you know, THAT They) say an author should never read reviews. Probably true, but I prefer to use the good ones to inspire and the negative and lukewarm ones to provoke thought.
Devil’s Daughter comes out for reals on July 14th. I shall be standing in a Barnes and Noble on that date taking pictures of the display. 🙂 I hope to see y’all there buying your very own copies of Devil’s Daughter.