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Briggs Central => Compliments For Patty => Book Reviews => Topic started by: Shy on July 21, 2008, 07:00:35 pm

Title: Review
Post by: Shy on July 21, 2008, 07:00:35 pm
If anyone likes to read reviews Dear Author has a review up for Cry Wolf. Makes me want to read it even more. ;D

Title: Re: Review
Post by: Elle on July 23, 2008, 08:30:46 pm
I'm trying not to read any reviews but I had to jump over and have a quick look at the rating they gave Patty, I have no willpower.  :D Thanks for the heads up, Shy!
Title: Re: Review
Post by: Zealith on July 23, 2008, 08:39:25 pm
Don't suppose you could provide a link?
Title: Re: Review
Post by: Elle on July 23, 2008, 09:10:31 pm
Dear Reader Cry Wolf Review (http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/2008/07/21/alpha-and-omega-and-cry-wolf-by-patricia-briggs/)

There it is. :)
Title: Re: Review
Post by: Mike Briggs on July 23, 2008, 10:15:51 pm
Wasn't that a nice review.  It made Patty's day.  After all the problems the book gave her, it was great to hear that it was working . . .at least for some people.   One thing about the author gig, you quickly learn that there it's impossible to please everyone, and eventually quit worrying about it.    Thanks for posting it here -- that was very thoughtful. :)
Title: Re: Review
Post by: white_unicorn on July 23, 2008, 11:20:14 pm
I read it and really my "when August will come" got worse.

If the shipment is on 4th of August... (Breaking Dawn is with it)... and lately I get the books from Amazon.com in about 2 weeks.... it will be here by the 20th.... Oh!!!! I can't wait!!!
Title: Re: Review
Post by: Snoopy on July 24, 2008, 02:12:13 am
Same for me here, white_unicorn - I'm pawing a huge hole in the ground!! But it'll be another ten days, approximately. *paw dig snort*

I also loved Our Hostess' Thank-you post, and the ones afterwards (last few comments)!! Very interesting information about Anna speaking latin... :)
Title: Re: Review
Post by: bingomzan on August 10, 2008, 10:59:16 am
CRY WOLF GOT 4TH ON THE NY TIMES BESTSELLER LIST FOR MASS MARKET PAPERBACK!!!!!!
Title: Re: Review
Post by: Patti L. on August 10, 2008, 11:22:38 am
Yep.  There's a thread about it.  We're pretty pleased.
Title: Re: Review
Post by: charmed on August 24, 2008, 07:57:08 am
Ok, not an actual review but I was chatting with Kelley Armstrong (http://www.kelleyarmstrong.com/index.html) on the 23rd and she mentioned that she loved Cry Wolf. :)
Title: Re: Review
Post by: Patti L. on August 24, 2008, 11:43:50 am
Nifty!  So glad you got to talk to her & that she had good words.
Title: Re: Review
Post by: Reptyle on August 24, 2008, 06:30:59 pm
Wasn't that a nice review.  It made Patty's day.  After all the problems the book gave her, it was great to hear that it was working . . .at least for some people.   One thing about the author gig, you quickly learn that there it's impossible to please everyone, and eventually quit worrying about it.    Thanks for posting it here -- that was very thoughtful. :)

Problems? With the book?? :o
Title: Re: Review
Post by: Patti L. on August 24, 2008, 06:52:27 pm
That's what you get for going AWOL, Reptyle, you don't have the gossip.
Mrs. Briggs had a lot of trouble working on "Cry Wolf" and "Bone Crossed" because she was in pain, she finally had to go for back surgery.
Title: Re: Review
Post by: charmed on August 24, 2008, 06:57:56 pm
Wasn't that a nice review.  It made Patty's day.  After all the problems the book gave her, it was great to hear that it was working . . .at least for some people.   One thing about the author gig, you quickly learn that there it's impossible to please everyone, and eventually quit worrying about it.    Thanks for posting it here -- that was very thoughtful. :)

Problems? With the book?? :o

She also had trouble just plain getting it done. This is from the website
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Patty was up 'till about 5:00 am finishing yet another round of edits on Cry Wolf, a book I'm rapidly coming to hate. It's a zombie book. No, not a book about zombies (it's about werewolves and witches) but one that simply refuses to die. Patty has finished it and sent it away several times. All manuscripts come back for a few rounds of edits -- and usually edits are kind of fun. Polish a few things, add a few witty remarks, maybe correct a minor detail or two and send it off to the next bunch of editors. Not this one . . . it crawls home bearing the futile scratchings of the editing team and moans, "Heellllppp Meeee!" It's done that twice.

Patty took what was supposed to be a minor polish, and virtually re-wrote the book in a marathon series of twelve to sixteen hour days. She's looking pretty ragged, but the book finally worked like it was supposed to. It should come back for the usual rounds of edits, but it's officially been laid to rest. Her editor may wonder about receiving a manuscript with a stake driven through its center, damp with holy water and wrapped with braids of garlic . . . Sometimes, drastic measures are required.
Feb 13, 2008 [Mike]
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Title: Re: Review
Post by: Reptyle on August 27, 2008, 11:28:52 pm
Sorry to hear she was in pain...On the other hand, the ones that put up the biggest fights are the ones you're most likely to remember...In this case a book...Glad she made the effort though, it was worth it IMO.
Title: Re: Review
Post by: Patti L. on June 16, 2020, 06:41:39 pm
https://laurasbookbinge.wordpress.com/2020/06/15/cry-wolf-alpha-and-omega-1-by-patricia-briggs/
Title: Re: Review
Post by: pondhawk on June 17, 2020, 01:41:29 pm
Another convert!