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PsyCop cited in Library Journal

I've already crowed about this on Facebook, Twitter and my Yahoo Group, but have neglected to do so here! This article cites PsyCop: Partners as one of ten books a library should purchase to build a "core collection" of m/m fiction.

As many of you know, I was a graphic designer at a public library for nine years. I also did some collection development. So having my first novel appear in Library Journal is a big, huge deal for me. The words "core collection" fill me with paroxysms of delight.

All three Petit Morts authors have novels in the core collection, too. How cool is that?

I wish I could figure out a way to work it into a signature line. I feel like I just won an Oscar.



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Dec. 18th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC)
Congrats! You, Josh and Sean deserve it!
Dec. 18th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'm still pretty jazzed!
Dec. 18th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
Hooray! Congratulations :)
Dec. 18th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
Yay, thanks!
Dec. 18th, 2010 12:16 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! That's quite a coup.
Dec. 18th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
I was totally not expecting it!
Dec. 18th, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC)
I loved that many of my favorite authors made the list and that I own 8 of the 10 listed in ebook and some in hardcopy as well!

Congrats! It's a well justified honor.
Dec. 18th, 2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
I just saw that!! Congrats! :)
Dec. 18th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Yay!
Dec. 18th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
It's so exciting. What a great feeling, huh? :)
Dec. 18th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
It's phenomenal!
Dec. 18th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Kudos to you and the other authors whose books are noted. You deserve to feel Oscar-y! :)
Dec. 18th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I need a tiara now.
Dec. 18th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
Rock freaking on!
Jordan, that's awesome! Congratulations!

And I see another of my favorite authors--Tere Michaels--listed there with Faith & Fidelity.

A huge YAY! for all the nominees winners authors listed!

Kendall :-)
Dec. 19th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
Re: Rock freaking on!
Thanks, Kendall! It was a big surprise, and totally welcome (needed) right now.
Dec. 18th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
Dude! Congratulations! That is really really really really neat, and entirely deserved.
Dec. 18th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It was a total surprise.
Dec. 18th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! And very well deserved, too.
Dec. 18th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Woot!
Woo hoo! I love that icon!
Dec. 18th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
Now there's an idea I can get behind for libraries. Congratulations!
Dec. 18th, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
I'll be curious to see if any go for it. Librarians like to be relevant and somewhat subversive. Most of the ones I know, anyway.
Dec. 18th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
Woohoo!!! That's awesome. I did find Josh Lanyon's Fatal Shadows in my local library a couple of years ago. But to be on a list of books that should be there. That's great! Congratulations.

This line made me think, though. Fans of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake books would enjoy this series with paranormal activity as well as romance.

Having read both, I would disagree.
Dec. 19th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I think LKH's fans would like my stuff, because that series starts out with the wicked cool zombie action, has a tough-talking protagonist, and has lots of graphic sex. So I think an LKH fan wouldn't be disturbed by either the ghosts or the sex scenes in my books, and could therefore enjoy the storylines. She also has MFM in her stories, and maybe some of her fans might be titillated enough to take out the F and just let the Ms get it on.

What is it you think LKH's fans wouldn't enjoy? Not that you can blanket all of her fans with one description, but I think they're ripe for converting to the dark side.
Dec. 19th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Oh, it's not so much what the LKH fans wouldn't enjoy, it's more that I found LKH books to be full of Marty Stus and the Anita Blake character to be a Mary Sue at best. I find it very hard to think of JCP and LKH in the same thought. If you can grab the LKH fans and convert them, yay! But I can't see it working the other way.

I read a few of her books to see what the hype was about and, whilst I read them to the end, I put them into the same category as Twilight. Books you have to read, just because. I haven't read any LKH since I discovered JCP. Your vampires are awesome.

Dec. 19th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
I see what you mean! I was reading literally what that line said, that LKH's fans would enjoy PsyCop, and I thought that could be true. My interpretation wasn't that it implied the series were similar.

I think LKH gets a bad rap. It was ballsy of her to have her heroine admit, in a mainstream paranormal novel ten years ago, that seeing her man get it on with his boyfriend was hot. Also, nearly every erotic romance shifter story is based on her shifter dynamics--so there must be something to them that speaks to all the lovers of shifters.

She also popularized the vampire-as-wealthy-bar-owner trope that crops up time and time again.

I think that I vented about the "everyone's hot for Anita" aspect of her stories and how I thought it ruined the series for me, but now with more perspective, I see LKH as a trailblazer. Actually, someone at WisCon said all this stuff to me and it made sense...I didn't come up with it on my own.

Your vampires are awesome.
Thank you so much! *hugs*
Dec. 19th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
I have to agree, whether I like or dislike the stories, that LKH was a trailblazer. She is an ex fan-ficcer who has made it big, and I first heard of her while I was still writing fan-fic. She was what I aspired to be. Then I read her work... But, she stll made it big and my local library has a whole heap of her books. People love what she does; it's pure and total escapism, and good on her for keeping it up.
Jan. 6th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
This was good news to read and I wish ALL libraries would get on board, this is 2011 after all!
I used to read the "female bodice ripper" books and now I love reading m/m stories (which are much better IMHO). I believe a wider audience would love to be able to discover all of your stories as well as the others.
Jan. 6th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
It's the sign of a step in the right direction, I think. The main ways public libraries hear about things are customer requests, continuing education ("best teen novels this summer" type workshops) and LibraryJournal.

I wonder if many customers would feel too scrutinized to ask their libraries to carry the books in person.
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