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Vertigo Review

I think if you knew me face-to-face, in even a passing, say-hello way, you'd get why I dig this. It's just so Spinal Tap. I write my sex scenes to eleven.

Jordan Castillo Price has penned one of the longest sex scenes I've ever read...
read the rest here. I promise your eyes won't bleed.

I think the scene in Striking Sparks was longer. I'll have to compare.


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Jul. 29th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
when is the next due in the serious due out?
Jul. 29th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
This series is every other month. Channeling Morpheus 3: Manikin will be out 8/8, and presumably #4 in October, if things go as planned :D
Jul. 30th, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
Fab review!! And it said most of the things I would have said myself, but I daresay I'll still bore you soon with my gushing about #2 *lol*. One thing I loved - and maybe this reviewer missed, because I don't think they'd read #1 - was the delicious way you developed Michael's character for us, even though #2 was from Bill's POV. A lovely, cutely twisted path for Michael from nervous and determined in #1 to a whole new level of confidence and guile in #2. And hot hot HOT! you make those scenes as long as you like, dear author, I'll be reading them avidly... LOL

Can't wait for the next one.
Jul. 30th, 2008 08:23 am (UTC)
LOL, nobody *ever* bores me by gushing! I'm bummed the reviewer didn't get to read #1 first, however I'm glad she didn't focus on that, and I'm glad she thought a reader could pick up anywhere in the series and understand what's happening. Maybe it'll encourage some people to start wherever. I thought it was really a kick-ass review.

I love that you use the word "guile" for Michael. Yum! I've been switching narrators each book, because I wanted to try something different from PsyCop, which is all through the filter of the main character. It's a blast doing the alternating POVs. The storyline is really straightforward, no subplots, so I get to focus on weaving backstory, voice and motivation into stories that are 75% sex.

I think that Michael and Wild Bill really don't know what to make of each other, but that there's enough of what they do and say so that the READER can figure out both of them. Without it seeming like they're both ridiculously thickheaded ;-) (Maybe lust-fogged.)

Thanks so much for your comments :D
Jul. 30th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked the review. I was bummed, too, that I hadn't read Payback first (it wasn't available in the RR queue), but I'm happy to say that a sweet, little fairy graciously sent me a review copy.

It may seem a little odd to review Payback after Vertigo but that's how most of us readers discover series, by reading them out of order and then glomming onto earlier titles.

Btw, I'm a huge fan of your PsyCop novels. The writing is damn near perfection. And I'm enjoying your serial, Zero Hour, too!
Jul. 30th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
Hi! To say I *liked* the review would be a gigantic understatement. Lines like this-These guys are two of the most irreverent and fascinating new characters to hit the e-book scene- blew me away! This is a very character- and voice-oriented series so I was tickled to have you pick that out in particular.

I think the promo copies are flowing better now between Changeling and Rainbow-reviews, but when Morpheus #1 came out RR was still newish and not on Changeling's radar yet. Glad they've straightened THAT out.

I think if you pick up a book out of sequence and can't even deduce what's happened before, maybe the writer's not doing such a good job, you know? Even so, I'm really glad you got #1! I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for plugging PsyCop and (especially) Zero Hour! :D

(I don't tend to get comments on Zero Hour so it makes me happy to know it's being read.)
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