Who Doesn’t Love to Read Accolades?

I mean, really? You don’t? 

I get it. Maybe you don’t like to read accolades about other people’s books.

I do. They let me know what a reader (at least one reader) thinks — and they usually prompt me to zip over to Amazon to see for myself what all the hoopla is about.

I hope that this reviewer’s words will have that affect on you. (Of course, I do. I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t hope that.)

Here’s what the blogger with this delightful signature had to say

Empress-DJ-signatureon Books and Bindings.  She read my book for a blog tour (with TLC Book Tours). Et voilá!

“Five Stars is not a high enough rating for this marvelous book – quality writing of this caliber calls for at least a double rating of 10.  It was breathtaking.  I adored every sentence of this meticulously crafted story, and there was not a wasted word on the 403 superbly written pages.  The narrative was so descriptive and enthralling, I could hear the dog’s bark, see and feel the lightning in the sky, and smell the water in the bay…”

She picked out her favorite quotes and just kept on going. I savor her choices and am so very grateful that my words touched her enough that she could speak of it so. Thank you, thank you.

Click here to read the Full Review on Books and Bindings

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Blog Tour for Sailing out of Darkness and Becalmed

The blog tour set up by TLC Book Tours has begun. They gave reviewers the opportunity to receive and review either book, so we have a some who chose Sailing out of Darkness and some who picked Becalmed.

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My publisher for Sailing out of Darkness was snowed in (or out) for a while, which meant that the books didn’t get to some of the bloggers early enough for them to keep to the schedule. But today’s blogger did. You can read Ellie’s thoughts at Spiced Latte. I hope you’ll stop by with a comment!

The updated schedule for the tour will appear here on TLC’s webpage.

Normandie’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, January 22nd: Spiced Latte ReadsSailing Out of Darkness

To be Announced : The Most Happy ReaderSailing Out of Darkness

Friday, January 24th: The Book BarnSailing Out of Darkness

Monday, January 27th: Obsessed Italian BratSailing Out of Darkness

Wednesday, January 29th: Books and BindingsBecalmed

Monday, February 3rd: Time 2 ReadBecalmed

Tuesday, February 4th: Staircase WitSailing Out of Darkness

Wednesday, February 5th: Sammy the BookwormSailing Out of Darkness

Thursday, February 6th: Good Girl Gone RedneckSailing Out of Darkness

Monday, February 10th: Shelf Pleasure (guest post)

Tuesday, February 11th: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck WorldBecalmed

Wednesday, February 12th: The Most Happy ReaderBecalmed

Monday, February 17th: Patricia’s WisdomBecalmed

Wednesday, February 19th: Cruising Susan ReviewsSailing Out of Darkness

Thursday, February 20th: Obsessed Italian BratBecalmed

Monday, February 24th: Every Free Chance Book ReviewsSailing Out of Darkness

Date TBD: Mary’s Cup of TeaSailing Out of Darkness

Date TBD: Mary’s Cup of TeaBecalmed