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Thursday, 12 July 2012

Another five star review...

I can not believe that everyone seems to really like my book.  Every day I wait for that review to come in - you know, the one that makes me hide under the covers and try to forget the silly notion that I could be a writer!  And yet so far, it has not happened - as we speak someone is busy writing!  So, seriously I am coming to the conclusion that I might have actually come up with a good story - shocking! - which is lucky since I happen to love it and have so many ideas on where its going to go (top secret!)

So, thank you to Chalis, Gels and Jill for these reviews...

WOW 11 July 2012
By Chalis
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
It took me a couple of chapters to get into HYBRID but it was well worth the wait. After that i couldn't put it down. I amm now eagerly waiting book two, hurry up please.
Great debut. 30 Jun 2012
By Gels
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Hybrid begins being mainly told through the eyes of the character Caitlin - a girl beginning her course at University after moving away from family life. The author does well to introduce all the characters here - there are a lot, she paints their pictures well as they meet, settling into their new surroundings and Halls of Residence.

It's not until her love interest, Stephen, is properly introduced that you realise there is more to this story than meets the eye, introducing a nice twist to keep the pages turning.

I thought this story really took off in the second half, the spin the author has taken on the `normal' vampire story is an interesting one and I really felt for this new main character and his situation. I look forward to finding out where this story is going to go.

A great debut.
Brilliant debut 18 Jun 2012
By Jill S
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Hybrid is engaging from the start and is an exciting read. It was a new imaginative theme not like novels I had read before. Once I started reading I didn't want to put the book down as I wanted to know what would happen next. I can't wait for the sequel to be released!

You are all making me believe that I was right to work so hard to publish... thank you!

And today (as per the previous blog) I actually had a very nice person, Ritchie Carver, compliment me on both my book and blog journey... WOW! 

So, even though outside it is raining cats and dogs and I am wearing a sweater (at the end of July!) I have a lot to smile about.

Now, I'm going to go and finish the second book!  A lot of people (apparently) are keen to read it! Amazing...

Thanks a lot for reading,
Vanessa :) xx


  1. I knew I spoke too soon... I just saw a 3 star review on Goodreads with no comment! My first 3 star... I'm not complaining though! It's good anyway :)

  2. I must say after starting your book i couldn't put it down and am at a loss until the next one, you are an excellent writer and i only hope that you continue to keep us all busy ignoring our families / housework etc with your memorizing books lol. Five stars on Amazon from me and i will be recommending it to everyone i know. Please please hurry with book two!!!

  3. Wow... Thank you so much for your comment Lorna... I am speechless! I am currently editing book two, but after the holidays I'll have more time to crack on! Thank you so much for your encouragement - yu have no idea what it means...

    Huge hug
    Vanessa :) xx