Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Psst...Check This Out....

I’ve been keeping a secret, and I am freaking out! FREAKING. OUT!

I got my first blurb. For my book. MY book. Someone famous (and amazing) actually read it, and loved it. Enough to BLURB it.

What???? Are you kidding me??????

So, who is this magical, wonderful, talented, amazing, and super-smart person? None other than the (that’s right THE) brilliant Melissa Marr.

Oh, didn’t you hear that? MELISSA MARR.

Melissa-freaking-MARR!!!!!!!! That’s right, of WICKED LOVELY and INK EXCHANGE (which I loved!), and most recently of FRAGILE ETERNITY (which I just got!!!!).



(Check out this cover, is it not the most beautiful cover???
And they're all like that...*envy and lust*)

She is so frickin’ hawt and awesome and remarkably creative and genius…and did I mention super-smart?

That’s right because she said this about THE BODY FINDER:

“The romance and the mystery in The Body Finder were so intense that I didn’t know whether to hold my breath or scream. I did know I wouldn’t be getting anything done until I read the whole book.”

THAT is going on my covers!!! Isn’t it too cool?

I have to go pass out on my couch now…
Melissa Marr loved my book. Enough to say so in public…

28 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

Whoo hoo! This is amazing!

Catt said...

That is awesome!! Congrats and I bet more awesome blurbs because you are just... supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Little Ms J said...

I pictured you passed out on your couch after possibly making that squee noise that is all the rage.

Yay for you! You have to just be falling all over yourself! Congrats and I can't wait to read!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Very cool! What a great blurb!

bibsalright said...

That is so cool! Congratulations!

Lisa and Laura said...

Gawd, more writer porn.

Seriously, that is AMAZING! Congratulations! Have I mentioned that I can't wait to read the book? You'd better do lots and lots of ARC give-a-ways for your loyal followers.

Michelle Zink said...

Aw, that's so great, Kimberly! I'm such a fangirl of Melissa's, so I can only imagine how excited you are.

Congrats!
:D

Alea said...

That is AWESOME!

Katie said...

I'm SOLD!!!! I can NOT WAIT TO READ YOUR BOOK!!!

Leigh said...

Many congrats on the blurb, Kimberly! I adore MM's books!!!

Kimberly Derting said...

Catt, you cracked me up with your supercalifrag...(okay, I'm too tired to actually type it out). Too cute!

LMJ -- No squeeing, but I might have peed a little, does that count? TMI???

L&L -- I hope I get a BIG box of ARCs so I can share. But even if I have only one, I'll think of some way to bait you guys into a contest!

Kimberly Derting said...

And I would just like to add that not only is Ms. Marr a great blurber (obviously!), but she also sent me some really supportive emails with great advice. And in return I was all fan-girlie and fluttery, and probably made a fool of myself gushing over her, but how awesome is that? Brains AND a huge heart, you gotta love that!!!

Kimberly Derting said...

Leigh - Wicked Lovely was the first faery book I ever read, so now it's the gold standard for all the rest!

Crystal said...

Kimberly,

THAT'S AWESOME!!! Wow! You go, girl!

Christy Raedeke said...

OMG squared! No, cubed!

Amazing blurb, and the perfect length. Some blurbs go on so long you don't read them, but this everyone will read. Congrats!

Kimberly Derting said...

Okay, Christy, that's *exactly* what I thought too about the length! Great minds, you and I...

Willow said...

that is sooooo awesome kim!! i'm excited for you!!!

PurpleClover said...

OMG! I can't believe I waited this long to read your post. I was filtering thru and I thought it was an interview (not that I wouldn't have come but that's just how I prioritize - titles and pics). I'm so ANGRY I didn't click earlier!!!

THAT IS AMAZING AND COOL AND RAD AND TUBULAR AND DOPE AND WICKEDLY AWESOME! I'm so excited for you!

Can't wait to read it. Even the blurb makes it sounds irresistable!

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Little Ms J said...

There is rarely a subject that is TMI in my world.

Pee yourself woman. You totally get a pass on this one.

Suzette Saxton said...

Melissa Marr!!! That is excellent!!! I look forward to reading your book!

PurpleClover said...

Kimberly -

I have to keep coming back to read the blurb. It's amazing! How awesome is that to have someone so esteemed write something that great about YOUR book! Wowsers! So cool.

You totally deserve it.

Kimberly Derting said...

PClo - You prioritize like I do! I read a ton of blogs, but there are ones that I'll read first and comment on frequently, and others that I just blog-stalk!

And Willow, everyone! (She took the photo that I use on my blog!) Thanks so much for stopping by!!!! :)

Kimberly Derting said...

Thanks Suzette!!! I was seriously beside myself when I found out that MM had even read it!

Patti said...

That's awesome. I love Melissa's books.

YA Book Realm said...

Omg congrats! As if I wasn't already psyched about The Body Finder, and now Melissa Marr gave you an awesome blurb. Thanks a lot, such a tease. ;)

And I know I'm a little late on the road for this but: What?!?! They pushed the date back for the The Body Finders?!? Nooooooo! So that means one more year until I get to read it and one more year.

But I guess this is good, because you mentioned it will get better marketing. So woot, woot. =) Congrats, that should be fun when the time comes.


Oh and I waiting for the big cover reveal next, I will not settle for anything else or . . . maybe a earlier release date? ;)

Kimberly Derting said...

YA - I want the big cover reveal too *sigh*, I've been waiting SOOO long! I'm glad you're looking forward to the book, and sorry you have to wait...

Reverie said...

I worship marr and that is freakin fantastic!!!! WHOO party!!!