Having sold out in just one week in January, amazon.com ordered 500 copies of CUT SHORT. I should be pleased... but you're getting to know me and my 'What if' questions. So despite all the great reviews this week (links on previous post) I started wondering... what happens if no one else buys it?
Then I read this lovely comment on my blog which really cheered me up.
"In all honesty, even as a woman myself, I have never been a follower of women writing crime. They never seem to go for the jugular, and always hold back. That was until I heard crime writer Sam Millar praising the hell out of this debut novel, Cut Short. I immediately bought it on Amazon, and was delighted with it. Really great writing, and terrific story. Can’t wait until your new book hits the shelves."
I know some authors are only interested in sales of 1,000s, but I'm still genuinely thrilled when one person enjoys CUT SHORT. I don't think that will ever change.
And how's this for a great review on amazon.co.uk this week -
5 out of 5 stars
Excellent, 9 Feb 2010
By Cormac Mac "Crime king" (London) See all my reviews
"Cut Short is an excellent first novel. It was recommended to me by a friend who loves the Karl Kane series of books by crime writer Sam Millar. I wasn't disappointed. Steel is a name you will be hearing more of in the future.
Buy this book. Steal it. Whatever you do, read it."
(my red highlighting)