Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My First Goodreads Review (And yes, I'm still grinning!)

Hey, guys! In the spirit of sharing every step of this journey with you, I'm sharing a link to my first ever Goodreads review from a reader (she received an advance copy) in BRAZIL! You will also see the book's "official" blurb from my publisher on the site :D

48 comments:

Kate Evangelista said...

Congratulations, Sam! Total awesome-sauce!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Thanks, Kate! Had a blast with you today! :D

Deborah Lawrenson said...

Fantastic - you're on your way so enjoy!

kellyhashway said...

Sam, that's great! Congratulations! You can't ask for better than 5 stars.

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Thanks, Deborah and Kelly! :D

Nancy Hinchliff said...

Congratulations, Samantha. Can't wait to rrad your book.

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Thanks, Nancy! :D

C.M. Villani said...

Awesome! Are you doing the gitty author dance? :D

Congrats Sam!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Haha! Absolutely! So glad the webcam isn't switched on *double checks webcam* ;-)

meaganfrank said...

Congrats Sam! Isn't it crazy that for the hours...the hair-pulling...the exhausted frustration it all seems to go away with 5 little stars? I have no doubt your journey is going to be important to watch!

mymommyconfessions said...

Wow! Congratulations Sam! I'm so excited and very happy for you and your novel! Finally...I know someone famous!!! :D

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Awww...thanks, Meagan! Yup - I thought I was done being thrilled about getting stars in kindergarten, but it turns out that those twinkly little things still put a silly grin on my face. Haha! :D


Haha! Thanks, Mia! I'm just not too sure about the famous part! LOL

isabelle gregson said...

Well done! ;)

MuMuGB said...

Impressive review! Congratulations are in order!

vinobaby said...

Awesome! I'm sure more fabulous reviews are to come. Savor the moments ;~)

Jennifer O. said...

You must be over the moon right about now!! Congrats.

Cathy Kozak said...

Well done! And not at all surprised you clever thing...

Joy Page Manuel said...

5 stars! Congratulations and I hope to read the book soon! :-)

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

You guys are made of AWESOME! Thank you SO MUCH for all your cheers and kind words. :D

Jennifer Hillier said...

Congratulations! Your first review and it's glowing! Yay!

Jen Daiker said...

That's amazing!! Fabulous!! Congratulations!!! Awesome blog!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Thanks, Jennifer and Jen!!! :D

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

Hey Sam, thanks for dropping by! You have a pretty darn cool blog too! And hey, congrats on the book AND the review!

Connie said...

Congratulations!! That is wonderfully exciting.

Donea Lee said...

Hi Samantha - thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Nice to "meet" you. :) And CONGRATS on your upcoming novel release! I hopped over to Goodreads to read about it, and I love the premise. I mean, wow. Sounds like a wonderful story! And congrats on your 5-star review - amazing!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Cathy - Awww...thanks! :D Great to see you here!

Connie - Thank you! This whole adventure doesn't feel quite real yet. :)

Donea - Hello! Thank you so much!!! I'm thrilled you like the premise. You've made my day. :D

WhisperingWriter said...

That is so wonderful. Congrats! I think it's fabulous that your book is going to be published. That's my dream. I'm just searching for an agent who believes in my book.

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Thanks WhisperingWriter! :D it's been quite a roller coaster journey to get to this point. NEVER EVER give up on your dream. The right agent for you is out there.

Jessica Bell said...

Congrats, Samantha! Thanks for stoppng by my blog. Will check out your reiview! ;o)

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Thanks, Jessica! Hope to see you around Goodreads too! :D

Danielle said...

Hi Sam! Congrats on an amazing review! How exciting! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's fun to reach out and meet new writers this way!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Hi, Danielle! Thanks! Looking forward to exchanging writing adventures with you :D

Tanya Reimer said...

Wow, your book sounds soooo awesome. Great job! Very excited for you.

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Thanks, Tanya! Thrilled you like it!!! :D

D U Okonkwo said...

Hi Samantha - thanks for stopping by my blog! This is the first time I've come across yours and really like it. Your book sounds totally intriging and reminds me of Diana Gabaldon's 'OUTLANDER' series. Looking forward to reading it when it comes out!

Jacqueline Howett said...

Congratulation Samantha! Here's wishing you many more...


author of The Greek Seaman

http://jacquelinehowett.blogspot.com/

Meredith said...

Hi, Samantha! Your novel sounds absolutely amazing--such big scope and intrigue! That summary has me hooked. Congrats on the review!!!

Christina Lee said...

YAY!Heading over (nice to meet you too)!!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

D U Okonkwo -Oh, wow! Thank you!!! :D

Jacqueline - Thanks!! (The Greek Seaman sounds very interesting! Congrats too!) :D

Meredith - Thank you so much! I'm so happy you like it!!! :D

Christina - Great to meet you too! Thanks for swinging by :D

Linda G. said...

Great review! Congrats. And enjoy the glow! :)

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Thanks, Linda! I'm holding on to the glow as long as I can :D

Sherry said...

How exciting! Print it out and tape it to your desk. :-)

Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS! :) (yeah, you should print it and save it.)

This is my first time here. *waves hello*

Hugs,
Lola

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Sherry - Confession- I already have! LOL :D Thanks for stopping by!

Lola - *hugs back* Thank you! Great to see you here! :D

Karen S. Scott said...

So excited to see a deserving new writer on her journey. I hope to join you in the waiting game soon! And I can't wait for your book...sounds like my kind of story!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Thanks, Karen!!! (Can't wait for you to hop aboard the waiting train. Would love the company! :D )

Leah said...

That is AWESOME Sam, congrats a million times over :o) I am just chomping at the bit to read it now! Now the big question is....am I going to be able to order it anywhere ahead of time so I don't have to wait and drive to town to buy it, lol? :o)

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Haha! Thank you so much, Leah! 140 days isn't such a long wait, is it? It certainly feels like it's zipping by for me! LOL :D