Thursday, April 28, 2011

Koala Conga Time! More Praise for Before Ever After! Woohoo!

G'Day! You may have noticed that our little van has been hijacked again. I really must set up better security for our Friday Field Trips. But what's a tour guide to do when not one - but TWO - amazing blurbs hop aboard the bus? Why, I start a Koala Happy Dance Conga line of course! (Can you tell that I'm still hungover from my recent holiday Down Under? Must have been all that Eucalyptus...)

But before you put on your dancing shoes, come and read what these wonderful authors have to say about Before Ever After:

"I was absolutely enchanted by Before Ever After - it's a highly original and engaging mix of romance, mystery and magic that will challenge everything you think you know about happily ever after."


"In Samantha Sotto's high spirited debut, a young widow travels to a remote and distant island to answer the question, what price do we pay for eternal love. It is a mesmerizing journey transcending time and continents, all to remind that there are many ways to live on forever and to immortalize a marriage. Note to readers: Curl up with jasmine tea and savor the warm, rich writing, as delectable as the recipes for love found within every enchanting page."

(p.s. See you Monday for part 2 of our Adventure Down Under!)


Summer Frey said...

What lovely reviews! I think the koala conga is quite fitting.

Mieke Zamora-Mackay said...

Loved the Koala Conga Line. Congratulations on the blurbx. Over Easter some friends were discussing your debut and I have to tell you that we are all very excited for you.

Jennifer Walkup said...

Oooh, what great blurbs. I am so excited to read your book!:)

Janel said...

First, those blurbs are beautiful. So happy for you! Second, the koalas are adorable. :)

Kathy said...

You can't see me but I have a huge smile on my face!! Congratulations on those great blurbs! You must be so excited! Love the koalas too! So happy for you and I too can't wait to read your book!

KLZ said...

Aw, koala conga!

I think your book just sounds better and better the more I hear about it.

Deborah Lawrenson said...

Forget the koalas - we can just see you dancing here. Great blurbs that make us want to read the book even more than before!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! Everytime you post a blurb I get more excited to read your book. Enjoy the praise!

Brynne said...

We might need to warn the booksellers on opening're getting us ALLLL sOOo eager to read it that we might just run them over en route to the shelf!

Stephanie said...

Looking forward to reading your book!!

Scrollwork said...

What yummy reviews! Yabba-dabba-doozy!
Having a hard time picturing the koalas kicking up their heels, what with the underattenuated legs. But that's why I don't write fiction! hehe

Julie said...

Yay! Congratulations! Each review makes me more and more anxious to read the book, I can't wait.

Love the koalas, too cute!

khashway said...

Sam, this is great! Your book is going to be a big hit!

Tanya Reimer said...

Incredible reviews by some kick-a chicks! Every time I stop by I just get more excited about your book. What are you working on next? You'll have to keep them coming.hehe.

Diane said...

awesome news! Hope they keep pouring in! :O)

(Florida) Girl said...

I am so thrilled for you. Can't wait to see what is on the horizon.

M Kathy Brown said...

Sam ~
Good promos!! I especially like Jill's. Sometimes I feel like it should be out...tomorrow. Then I take a deep breath and tell myself...patience, my dear. I could never handle being in your shoes on all this...oh my!


p.s. love the koala pic :~)

C.M. Villani said...

Wow Girl! You are just racking up the praise for BEA!

Nice way to come back from vacation, huh? :D

MuMuGB said...

You can't be stopped! Sam, what's next?

DEZMOND said...

I don't know what's better, those koalas or those great blurbs :)

Kenya D. Williamson said...

Congratulations, Sam! May your praise keep coming! Can I put on my shoes now? ;D

Jennifer Hillier said...

I sooooo want to read your book. I really can't wait.

Yowza, Sam! These are fabulous!

(eye)candy said...

Gusto ko mag August na. Ano ba.

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Summer -Thank you! Conga time! :D

Mieke - Wow! Really? Thanks! Say hi to J&J US gang for me! :)

Jennifer - Thanks, my dear!!

Janel - Thanks! Koalas are the cutest :)

Kathy - Thank you! I can't see your smile, but I can feel its warmth :)

KLZ - Thank you so much!!!

Deborah - Thanks! (had to make do with Koalas. I ate the dancing bananas) ;-)

Jennifer - Thanks! Trying to soak everything in :)

Brynne - Haha! I wish! Thanks!!!

Stephanie - Thank you! :)

Scrollwork - LOL!! Hey, don't underestimate Koalas They know how to bust a move :)

Julie - Thanks!!! Glad you could join the Conga line!

Kelly - Thanks, my friend! :)

Tanya - Haha! Oh no...pressure! ;-) (It's a secret, but I'm 70% done with the next one!)

Diane - Thanks! FInger and all appropriate appendages crossed!

Florida Girl - Thank you!!! :)

Kathy - Thanks!!! Things are really a bit crazy right now (the good kind of crazy. Hehe)

Christina - Haha! You said it, girl!

Dezmond - It's a tie! :D

Kenya - Thanks, my friend! You may indeed!

Jennifer - Thanks!!! (And congrats again on selling your second book!)

(eye) candy - LOL!!! Lapit na!!!

Kate Evangelista said...

And they just keep on coming! How exciting! :-) I'm almost done with my own reading. ehehehehe

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Those koalas must've read your terrific book blurbs ... that's why they're so happy! I hope you got to see a duck-billed platypus or two while you were down under.

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Kate - I am seriously going to have a heart attack while waiting for your to finish, girl!

Susan- haha! Thanks! And yes, we did see one! :)

EQ said...

Wow!Such wonderful reviews for your novel!

Katie @ Chicken Noodle Gravy said...

This makes me want to read Before Ever After even more! What high praise :) Congrats!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

EQ - Thank you! :D

Katie - Thank you, my dear! :)