Friday, August 04, 2006

Word Nerd

Bethany Warner at Word Nerd has posted a review of Pale Immortal where she says really nice things like this:

"WOW. Word Nerd's guilty little reading pleasure is vampire stories but this one takes the cake for the best one she's read in a long time."

Word Nerd

in other news: i just received the info about the ITW conference in NYC next summer. hotel: yikes! 200 bucks a night. tax, etc. will probably make that 240. i'll have to pass, but at least this info makes it easy to decide. I knew NYC hotels were expensive, but I didn't know how expensive.

(i tried to stay away from my blog; i really did.)


Sandra Ruttan said...

I was also shocked at the cost, Anne. As was evilkev. He just asked me how much it cost to go to Harrogate for the hotel and festival - 299 pounds, less than $650 altogether, and that included breakfast and am and pm tea and all events at the festival.

But I have booked a room for NYC next summer. It will cost as much to go to New York for four or five days as it did to spend 8 traveling around the UK this year. Ouch.

Sandra Ruttan said...

Oh, and great review! Much deserved!

Jeff said...

Very nice review for Pale Immortal, Anne. I agree with Sandra, it's much deserved. :)

Jaye Wells said...

Congrats on the great review!

Hotels are crazy. The one in Atlanta for RWA cost that much per night. Luckily I had three roommates to split the cost. Although, I'm never doing that again. Four women in one small hotel room with two beds is anarchy.

Bill Cameron said...

Congratulations, Anne! (One month from tomorrow!)

As for ITW, I have booked my room, but yeah, yow! I got a double-double, and I am hoping that I might find a fine gentleman who might be willing to be my roomie.

Word Verification: whiwax (which, I believe, is a very good question.)

anne said...

sandra, i had to put my eyes back in my head. i'm thinking i might rather go to bouchercon in alaska. it would probably be cheaper. but now it's starting to sound like everybody's going to thrillerfest. i'm not sure i could room with anybody. too old for that. thanks for the kind words about the review!

jeff, thanks!

jaye, thanks! LOL about the hotel room. that sounds awful. i think i might go a little crazy. make that a lot crazy.

bill, you're going too? everybody's going. damn.

whiwax -- elmer fudd -- LOL!

M. G. Tarquini said...

I haven't gotten any notice regarding ITW in NYC yet. And I paid full price for the registration and everything.

Are they trying to tell me something?

And, um...yeah. Welcome Back. Your 24 hour hiatus was all over the news.

angie said...

You're really trying to drive me mad with all the great reviews & teaser chapter, aren't ya? The release date is still a month away...Anne is evil.

And yes, Mindy, ITW is trying to tell you something!

anne frasier said...

mindy, when i saw the searchlights overhead i knew i'd better start posting again.

ITW will make a formal announcement in a few days.

angie, i have to BE my characters. even the evil ones.

Jude said...

Congratulations on the review Anne

Sandra Ruttan said...

Well Anne, I'm definitely on for B'Con in Alaska too. That's going to be fantastic.

I'd love to share with someone to reduce expenses for Thrillerfest, but for now, the hotel room is booked. Definitely won't find one cheaper later, and I can always cancel if it doesn't work out.

anne frasier said...

thanks, jude. ;)
sandra, the alaska conference could be very nice. and i've never been to alaska.
yeah, you really have to book a room immediately. i absolutely hate staying off site. it's so exhausting and i sometimes i don't think it's worth going if you can't be in the conference hotel. i'm a few blocks away for bouchercon -- hoping that won't be too much of a hassle.

Daniel Hatadi said...

Thanks to your other blog and Tribe's interview, I'm really excited to read this. Been ages since I read a good vampire novel. The last was THE SECRET LIFE OF LAZSLO COUNT DRACULA.

And vampire novels are certainly not a guilty pleasure. Nothing guilty about it.

Shesawriter said...

Nothing like validation to pump sunshine into a day. :-)Congrats on the wonderful review, Anne!


anne frasier said...

daniel, thanks. i wouldn't want everybody to feel guilty about it. just some people. :D

tanya: validation is right! i was scared to death that this book, which didn't seem to register very high on the in-house clap meter, might suck, so the reviews have been a massive relief.