Tuesday, November 07, 2006

War

I’m living in a war zone, or what looks like one and I really haven’t thought about my article for this blog. So you all get my deepest and most sincere apologies.

I’m having my kitchen remodeled. So far, they’ve cut out parts of walls (I had wet plaster–they’re replacing it with drywall) and charged me an extra $500 for some electrical work that I thought was covered under the original contract (I suppose that falls under the old Read Your Contract Adage. Sigh. I thought I did but apparently I missed that part. Double sigh.) The worst part is that I’m sure I could have gotten this done at a far cheaper rate by hiring my own electrician. Heck, part of this was $100+ for a double duplex. Highway robbery? Maybe not but damned close. (Figure the box might cost $5 and the wall plate another $1 and the amount of labor had to be all of 10 minutes. Maybe.)

On a brighter note, I’ve had a couple of nice reviews for Heartstone. Here are some snippets.

“Heartstone by Lynda K. Scott is an adventure that starts almost from the beginning of the book.”
Reviewed by Kathy Andrico, Joyfully Reviewed

"Heartstone has an interesting storyline with a diversity of races and planets... All in all, this is a wonderful futuristic read. 5 Angels"
Gretchen, Fallen Angels Reviews

"Heartstone is a satisfyingly complex contemporary fantasy novel which will keep the reader involved from paragraph one. 4.5 Stars"
Annie Kudzu, Ecataromance Reviews

"This story grabs you at the beginning and never lets you go until the very last word. Be sure to pick up a copy of this book, it is not to be missed. 5 Stars"
Sandra Marlow, Historical Romance Club

"Heartstone is a masterpiece by Lynda K. Scott. This new author has the
remarkable talent to bring science fantasy to life."
Sloane Taylor
Teddi Turns On coming June 2006 from Triskelion Publishing

And I’ve got a cool interview up in the featured author section of The Romance Studio those of you who are interested might want to check out.

I’m also working on a fairly hot little story for Triskelion’s new Interlude line tentatively titled Great Escapes. It’s about a B&B that has some, um, interesting activity taking place in the two upper rooms. It hasn't been accepted yet but I’ve got hopes that it will be :D

2 comments:

Cassandra Kane said...

A wonderful interview, Lynda. Well done on the great reviews!

I keep hearing horror stories re building/re-modelling work and am glad I don't own my own place. But I have been chasing an elusive smell around my flat which I suspect is the drains. Unfortunately I have to hassle my landlord to do something, which is a feat in itself.

I can't wait to read more about Altered Destiny. I love alternate world stories.

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Congratulations on the great reviews, Lynda!