As I pulled a tissue from the millionth box in an effort to quell the constant flow from my nasal passages, I happened to find a wonderful email in my inbox. It turns out one of the reviewers over at Two Lips Reviews (www.twolipsreviews.com) took the time to not only read and review The Firestorm Conspiracy, but to send me an email letting me know she’d done so.
I have to admit, I don’t think of Firestorm very often any more. It’s been almost a year since it came out, and I’ve been so focused on other projects in the mean time, I kind of forgot it was out in the public and people might, you know, read it.
Anyway, the reviewer contacted me through my website and left me a message and a link to her review. The review is amazing, and was a huge boost on this rainy Friday afternoon. But what really floors me is the site is a romance book review site. Not only do they focus on romance, but the reviewer herself comes right out and says she pretty much never reads anything other than romance.
Yet despite this, she loved my book enough to give it FIVE STARS (well, they’re kisses – but it’s a romance site, so what would you expect?) and award it their top honour: the RECOMMENDED READ. Seriously, my sci-fi space opera that doesn’t even have so much as a peck on the cheek is a freakin’ recommended read on a romance review site!
(FYI, for those romance lovers out there, if I ever pen a sequel there will be a strong romantic element in it because certain characters are just meant to be together…)
Here’s what Merrylee had to say about The Firestorm Conspiracy:
- The Firestorm Conspiracy is a powerful debut to what promises to be an electrifying series for Cheryl Angst.
- [T]he plot and lead characters of The Firestorm Conspiracy so caught my interest I couldn’t walk away from it.
- I can’t recommend this book highly enough. I loved watching John and Rebeccah…
- I can’t wait for the next installment to this series…
Many thanks to Merrylee for stepping outside her usual genre to take a risk on my book, and many thanks to the folks at Two Lips Reviews for posting a review for a book where you have to wait for the last line of the last chapter to get any romantic elements!