Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Field Trip: Hijacked!


Everyone - please remain seated. Stay calm. The van has been hijacked, but there’s no need to panic.  Something hopped aboard the van just as I started the engine and it has unfortunately left me in no state to drive. Don’t worry. I’m okay. In fact, I’m more than okay. 
Getting a blurb from the AMAZING Anne Fortier, New York Times -Best Selling author of last year’s blockbuster, JULIET, has been scientifically proven to make your head spin.

Strap on your time-jumping goggles and fasten the seatbelt of your favorite armchair ... Samantha Sotto is going to take you on a rollercoaster ride that will leave your teacup hanging in mid-air. I was floored by the gutsy scope of this highly unusual love tragicomedy, and loved the spunky writing that strings together the rambunctious plot. BEFORE EVER AFTER is one of those books that challenges the natural laws of fiction writing, but in a frisky and highly entertaining way.”
*FAINTS *

47 comments:

Jennifer Hillier said...

OH HECK YES.

This, my friend, is about as good as it gets! WOO HOO! Huge congrats!

journeytoepiphany said...

Wow! How exciting!

stacey said...

Woooooooohoooooooooo! Way to go! You rock! Congrats!

Kenya D. Williamson said...

That's so awesome, Sam. I can't wait to read it! I'm Scotchgarding my sofa for the inevitable teacup event. :D

Cathy K said...

Promise you won't forget us Sam ;) Seriously, I'm absolutely thrilled for you and Before Ever After and something tells me you are living the Before part of the story right now and that the Ever After will be a wildly successful one!

Kelly Andrews said...

What a great blurb! So excited to read this one.

Brynne said...

But of COURSE, bright soul!! Of COURSE!!!:) And many more to follow....!!!

Kathy said...

I'm impressed that you could come down long enough to write your post!!! How amazing for you! Thank you so much for sharing this excting ride with us! Major congratulations!!!

Sophia the Writer said...

WOOO!!! What a win!!!!!

R. A. Burrell said...

Wow - Not that I wasn't already planning to, but I'd totally buy your book based on that alone. WIN!!

monicastangledweb said...

OMG, that sounds amazing. Congratulations. You must be in heaven. What a great write up she gave your book!

kellyhashway said...

Ahhh!!! Sam, I'm so excited for you! This is amazing. I can only imagine how happy you are right now. Congrats!

lizmichalski said...

Sam, that's wonderful -- and it makes me want to read the book even more!!!

mymommyology said...

huwaw!!!!!

EQ said...

One day your words will also inspire other writers!

Jan O'Hara (Tartitude) said...

ZOMG, woman, that's one energetic and unapologetically eager review! Congrats.

Andrew Leon said...

Niiice...
as my son would say.
I have nothing properly eloquent left.

Joy Page Manuel said...

This is beyond cool!! Congratulations Sam!! I'm really very happy for you!

Kate Evangelista said...

Wow! I'm so happy for you! Go girl! :-)

Elizabeth Young said...

Congratulations! Rise to the occasion my dear Samantha! Stick your nose in the air like you're the Queen of England and graciously accept the accolades you have worked so very hard for. Elizabeth.
Frisky? Who uses the work frisky unless it's in connection to a kitten! Just go with it...

Tanya Reimer said...

Awww wow! Good for you girl. I'm smiling for you like you wouldn't believe! Cripes you rock! Enjoy it. This is what being a rockstar feels like.

nerkasalmon said...

Congrats, Samantha! I've been smiling every time I see one of your updates on SheWrites - love the positivity and buoyant energy that you exude. Pretty awesome to follow someone's experience as they go through this for the first time - very, very happy for you!

MuMuGB said...

This is great news! Congratulations! When do you take on Hollywood?

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Jenny - Thanks!! (I wish I could bottle up this feeling...and sell it on e-bay. LOL.)

Journey - Thank you! :)

Stacey - Thanks! (What nail polish color do you recommend to go with glee? :D)

Kenya - LOL!!! Using a travel mug might be simpler ;-)

Cathy - Haha! Can you skip to end of the book and tell me how everything works out? I can't look!!

Kelly - Thank you so much! :D

Brynne - Thank you for all your positive thoughts and kind words! :D

Kathy - Haha! Thanks!! (Dramamine helps. LOL)

Sophia - Thanks, girl!!!

R.A. - Thanks for all the support, my friend! :)

Monica - Thank you!! I'm still orbiting the moon. :D

Kelly - I have to say that this is definitely one of the "UPS" in this roller coaster ride! Thank you! :D

Liz - Thank you soooo much, my dear!!! :)

Mymommyology - Hahahaha! "Huwaw" indeed. Totally unexpected!

EQ - I really hope so :)

Jan - Thanks! She really was very generous. Sooo happy! :)

Andrew - "Niiiiice" works for me! Thanks!!

Joy - Thank you so much, my friend! :D

Kate - Thank you, my dear!!! :)

Elizabeth - LOL!!! *purrrrrrrs* Thank you!

Tanya - Thank you!!! It does feel pretty crazyawesome. :D

Nerka - Thanks!!! I just dropped by your "Hooked" blog. Soooo cool!!

Muriel - Haha! I wish. I'd be happy with a BBC miniseries. LOL ;-)

Danielle said...

Awesome blurb, Sam!! Congrats!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh! I am so glad you commented on my blog again! The last time you commented I meant to save your blog in my favs. but forgot, so I lost you! I bookmarked you this time!
I love your book cover by-the-way! Gorgeous!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Danielle - Thank you! :)

Wall-to-wall books - Thank you so much! (And thanks for bookmarking me :D)

Serendipity's Library said...

I have pre ordered my copy from Barnes and Noble now I just have to find some time jumping goggles. Congratulations to you I am sure there will be much more praise to come!

DEZMOND said...

oooh, this is super exciting, as soon as I read what your book was about I immediately thought of the writers such as Fortier. I smell a future bestseller, darling, with your upcoming book ;) Is your publisher thinking about selling the film rights as well?

Mama Mia said...

W-O-W! O-M-G! That is beyond AMAZING! I am so excited for you Sam!!! Really, really happy for you! Cupid and I were just talking about you after watching tonight's Oprah episode...about how great it would be if Before Ever After makes it to Oprah's Book Club! It's a monthly thing, right? Aaaarrgh! August is just so, so far away! :((

~Wendie said...

Okay Samantha - you are a vocal supporter of mine with all your comments and I truly appreciate it - I've been lacking on my computer time and getting back - mother is still sucking up my time until tomorrow - at whick point I will bawl like a baby until she comes back again. I digress - I am here to give you the VERSTILE BLOGGER AWARD (now say that in your head with the echo of an announcer!) I love your blog! I can't wait to read your book (summer is coming fast!)
So, please go copy the link from my page and let everyone know that you are getting the love!
www.thoughtsfromthismom.blogspot.com
Have a great weekend!!
~Wendie

C.M. Villani said...

*Breaks out the smelling salts*
Sam....Sam can you hear me? Wake up girl!!!
O_O Wow! Girlfriend, that is an amazing blurb! Way to go!

Are you ecstatic? Cause I'm ecstatic! *does happy dance.*

Mieke Zamora-Mackay said...

Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. It's exciting to watch.

(Florida) Girl said...

That is A SPECTACULAR REVIEW. Congrats.

Movies on my Mind said...

Cool!

Deborah Lawrenson said...

OH, yes...things are getting exciting! Well done, Sam.

Janel said...

Woo-Hoo! Congrats. :)

ONID said...

Sam, if I were you my head would be in the heavens and I'd be seeing a billions stars. Congratulations . . . what a wonderful blurb about you and your book! So proud of you = )

Julie said...

Wow, what an amazing review! Makes me even more anxious to read the book. Congratulations!!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Wow, fantastic! Congratulations. (and stop pinching yourself ... it's REAL!)

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Serendipity - WOW! Thank you!!! :D (I should ask my publisher to include the goggles with the book ;-) But swimming goggles work well too.)

Dezmond -Thanks!! Movie rights? I WISH :D

Mia - Thanks!!! Too bad her last show is in May (as if she'd ever feature me! LOL. Oh well. Dreams are free, right? Haha!)

Wendie - Thank you! I'm thrilled!! :D

Christina - *sniffs salts and sits up* huh? wha? where am I? *sees blurb and faints again* *does happy dance while in blurb induced coma and tries not to step on your dancing toes* :D

Mieke - Thank you so much for sharing this crazy ride with me! :D

Florida Girl - Thanks, my friend!!!!

Movies on My Mind - Thank you!!!

Deborah - Thanks!!! My head is still spinning!

Janel - Thank you so much!!

ONID - GOD is GREAT, my friend:D

Julie - Thank you!!! Anne Fortier was so generous. :D

Susan - Thank you!!! That's a relief! *stops pinching and checks bruises* ;-)

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Congratulations! What a great review and great boost! I am looking forward to reading it!
Meryl
http://departingthetext.blogspot.com

Kara said...

Wow!!!! How exciting! I especially love her description of your "spunky writing" and "rambunctious plot". I can't wait to read it!

blueeyedadri said...

Congrats, I think it will take a while to calm down from this!

Janus said...

Congratulations Sam!

Katie @ Chicken Noodle Gravy said...

Hi there! I found you through a fellow blog buddy. I just wanted to say a HUGE congratulations on your book...AND on this excellent review. I'm an aspiring writer, and I seriously cannot IMAGINE how excited you must be.

Oh, and I LOVE your "about me"! So cute. I miss David Tennant, too!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Meryl - Thank you!! I'm enjoying the post-blurb high. Hehe

Kara - Those are my fave bits too! Thanks!!!

Blueeyedadri - So true! I'm still hovering close to the ceiling. I'm thinking of doing some dusting while I'm up here. ;-) Thanks!!!

Janus - Hey, you!!! Great to see you here! Thanks!!!

Katie - Hi! OMG! OMG! You like Dr. Who too??? Wooohoooo! *tackle hugs*