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Rebirth Reviews

If you're the review-reading type, and even if you're not, I'd encourage you to check these out. I've been honored to receive some very thoughtful and thought-provoking reviews. It's very cool to see what spin each of the reviewers puts on the story, because I think they all gravitated toward different parts and interpreted them in their own way. Which makes me feel really successful, like I put some erotica out there that was more than a bunch of sex, and it made readers think about the subtext.



Elisa Rolle's review got me a little sniffly. She seemed to find the sweetness inside the carnage of the story. "... and maybe also the author is seeing beyond Michael's gruff exterior, since one of the most sweet and sexy scene of all the book is when Wild Bill tenderly washes all the make-up from Michael's face, to see, for the first time, the real man under it..." Read on Elisa Rolle's LJ

Literary Nymphs focuses on the complimentary aspects of the main characters' personalities. "This final book brings closure to a wild, sometimes fun, sometimes nerve-wracking, but always sexy ride. Kudos to Ms. Price for memorable characters and a wonderful series." Read at Literary Nymphs

Uniquely Pleasurable talks about what's driving the characters, what it is they're both looking for. "In Rebirth, the author addresses the thorny question of how a human and a vampire actually build a life together, when their existence is little more than sex, sleeping, stealing and driving." Read on Uniquely Pleasurable

Obsidian Bookshelf came down hard on Michael's family; it wasn't a long scene, and I was fascinated by the way Val extrapolated the various relationships from the small interactions. Also, I especially loved the way she analyzed what was going on with a gang of vampires that appear later in the story: "Physically, these vampires have the strength, speed, and near indestructibility you'd expect. Emotionally, they're stunted, maladroit losers: whiny, incompetent, and selfish. It's a striking contrast that reminds you of eleven year-old gangsters who strut around with automatic weapons." Read on Obsidian Bookshelf.

Rainbow Reviews scrutinized the family dynamics, too (I loved how Marame noticed what I did with Michael's dad.) I also feel like she did a great job keeping her eye on Wild Bill even though the story was told through Michael's POV and really all about him, him, him. "Make no mistake, these are two incredibly complex characters for whom right, wrong, good, evil, love and hate have no meaning or bearing. I'm grateful to Price for not telling us what or how to think about these guys ~ they are simply who they are, in all of their undefined glory." Read on Rainbow Reviews.

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eavling
Jan. 12th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
My (not so expert) Review
I was introduced to your books through Josh Lanyon's list of favorite Authors hoping to find other exceptional, multi-faceted stories to read, series preferred. I was thrilled by what I found listed to your name.

The excerpts were so exiting that I immediately bought the whole Morpheus quintet and read through in spare time for two days straight, and then the PsyCop series, which I'm still reading and liking very much.

Above mentioned are wonderful reviews, and had I run across those first, no doubt I would have started reading and been delighted just the same. Those reviewers write reviews like I wish I could.

I can't wait to read your collaborations with Josh Lanyon and what else you will write individually! Thank you for writing!
jordan_c_price
Jan. 13th, 2009 12:16 am (UTC)
Re: My (not so expert) Review
Hello! It's exciting to hear about how new readers find me. I'm really glad you enjoyed what you've read so far. I always wonder if readers who start with Morpheus think of my writing differently than readers who started with PsyCop. (No way of really knowing, I guess.)

It seems like my writing and Josh's share a lot of enthusiasts, and he's sure got a fan in me. I can't wait to see his part of the next Partners in Crime!

I sent you a private email about your JCP Books order -- let me know if you need to tweak something, OK? I thought maybe you accidentally ordered Secrets twice.

Thanks so much for writing :D
eavling
Jan. 13th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
Re: My (not so expert) Review
No, there was some trouble with the Google basket. The basket would only let me buy one book at a time. If it's fixable, could you rescind one purchase of Secrets.

Thank you for your offer to fix my error. I know that some websites have an 'you break it, you pay for it' type of policy for ebooks, which is understandable. I never would have noticed the double purchase; gmail sometimes messes up with its filing system.

I'm certainly enjoying the books! They're hilarious, sweet, disturbing, hot, character driven and include ^bonus feature^ well written dialogue. I busted out laughing a few times with every book, and I was seriously creeped out by your description of the house contents in Manikin and several other instances. I truly enjoy how you take two people who seem like they might not hold together in the long run, and create and develop and demonstrate loving relationships that seem like they might work forever. That is Romance! It's so rarely well done, and I love it!

I didn't know that PiC was already published! *-*
jordan_c_price
Jan. 13th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
Re: My (not so expert) Review
Oops, I didn't mean to make it sound like PiC #4 is out already. It isn't. (I'm not sure exactly when the ETA is, either...)

I just meant that once it is, I can't wait to read it ;-)

Thanks for being my refund guinea pig. It took two whole clicks to set it right. Sorry Google didn't let you load up your cart and do things in one fell swoop. Every now and then someone has trouble with the Google cart, but right now it's the only payment solution that's feasible with a business this size (very, very small.)

And wow, thanks so much for all the kind comments. "Character driven" is sure to send any author over the moon and mitigate any other unpleasant thing that might happen that day. Like the fact that it's five degrees out and the local store is closed and I have to drive to another city to get groceries today after work. Doesn't matter. Character driven. See -- still smiling.

I think we can thank my editor, Margaret Reilly, for the Manikin scare content. She said I could feel free to go ahead and get more gross. So I embellished the yuck factor in my second draft.
clarelondon
Jan. 13th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
Congratulations! Not only for the good reviews, but because the books inspire reviewers to say so much more than 'I loved it'. It means they've read it carefully and it's touched them. Any of us would be thrilled with that!
^___^
jordan_c_price
Jan. 13th, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Clare! It was really neat to look at the analyses side by side like that and see that the story read different ways to different people.
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