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PostSubject: Breathtaking, KILLER, review of my novel SWEET SPOT   Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT EmptySat May 08, 2010 10:28 am

Just two of many lines in this review that caused me to swoon
right off my chair:

Quote :
Sweet Spot is incredible. Linton Robinson should be catapulted
to the top of the pile of contemporary authors. Why didn't this novel win the
National Book Award or the Pulitzer Prize?

Quote :
I've read a lot of novels in the first ten years of this new
century, and I must say that Sweet Spot is one of the three or four I like the
best.
This review is so overwhelmingly positive it makes me wonder
when I’ll wake up. But even MORE wonderful
for me since this book has been an “ugly duckling” since publication. Local papers and book sections gone out of
business, reviews canceled for the economic downturn, unread by editors in Mazatlan...it’s been very
discouraging and disheartening. And now
this. Yow!

Mexico Connect, by the way, is better than the New York Times
when you want to reach gringos in Mexico, a huge and dominant web
presence.

I’m still in shock.

This is the MexiConnect home page--where a teaser for the review
will appear for 24 hours (Yow!) If you
don’t see it top right, then click to the review link below.
http://www.mexconnect.com/

http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/3635-sweet-spot-a-novel-about-mazatlan-carnival-dirty-politics-and-baseball


YOWSAH!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Breathtaking, KILLER, review of my novel SWEET SPOT   Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT EmptySat May 08, 2010 10:30 am

Let me point out that I don't know Mr. Tipton, nor have I knowingly paid him or had sex with him. I don't discount the possibility that he is some sort of Jimmy Stewart angel or that I'll wake up and it was all a dream.


Let me also mention---it IS possible for a book to wallow in discouragement and disappointment for a year, then suddenly pay off.
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Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT Icon_cheers Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT Icon_cheers Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT Icon_cheers Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT 931984
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SWEET!!!!

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LC
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PostSubject: Re: Breathtaking, KILLER, review of my novel SWEET SPOT   Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT EmptySat May 08, 2010 12:01 pm

Congrats! I put it in my Amazon cart. Why is it so expensive, though? Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT Icon_cool
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EXPENSIVE? For a book mentioned for the NBA and Pulitzer?

(PS... it's cheaper at the publisher site-- http://adorobooks.com/booksweet.php )
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PostSubject: Re: Breathtaking, KILLER, review of my novel SWEET SPOT   Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT EmptySat May 08, 2010 12:14 pm

Only by two bucks ...which is cancelled out by the shipping charge. Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT Icon_cool
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PostSubject: Re: Breathtaking, KILLER, review of my novel SWEET SPOT   Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT EmptySat May 08, 2010 12:30 pm

No, because the amazon shipping charge is much more.

This is great. I was getting way too giddy over this thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Breathtaking, KILLER, review of my novel SWEET SPOT   Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT EmptySat May 08, 2010 12:50 pm

I collect books in my cart until the $25 needed for free shipping is hit.

Let us know how this review affects the numbers, I'm sure everyone here is curious. Hey, you at least made one sale out of it. Smile
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That is truly a great review. Congratulations!!! I hopethe sales match the hype.
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5/9/2010


Lin... Very Happy

" CONGRATULATIONS," You seserve it !
Great Review !

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Cheers...Joe.. Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT 973110
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yeah, LC, it will be interesting to see how that translates into sales.
And bless your heart for alledgedly buying one. :-)

Thanks, everybody.
I keep waiting for there to be some evil punchline on this.
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PostSubject: Re: Breathtaking, KILLER, review of my novel SWEET SPOT   Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT EmptySat May 08, 2010 5:57 pm

Dear Lin,
I can see your smile all the way from Mexico!

Great review and lovely words said about your work.

Love,
Betty
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Congratulations Lin I hope you get many more reviews like this it's about time I say. Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT 931984
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Oh, what a feeling! Congratulations, Lin! Excellent reviews.
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Thanks folks.
Still on a cloud.
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Very cool, Lin!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Breathtaking, KILLER, review of my novel SWEET SPOT   Breathtaking, KILLER,  review of my novel SWEET SPOT EmptyMon Sep 06, 2010 10:54 am

I didn't receive a killer review but I did receive an encouraging email:

"Sounds like your book is being well received. ... I have my Palm Beach mystery coming out in November and just got the galley proofs and I was in Alaska and Canada for a week. Where by the way I visited Victoria recalling your mention of it in your book. Also I loved the references to your time in Boston and New England. It brought back very fond memories of my youth. I liked the way you write. Some of your sentences are fantastic and lyrical."

If there was one thing I really worked hard at it was creating a voice. The book (The Power of Persuasion) is written in first person, but everyone who knows me says that Beth Durban is not me -- she doesn't sound like me -- she's lyrical whereas I am dull.

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