8 Responses to “This doesn’t happen often”

  1. Bev(BB) April 23, 2008 at 2:04 PM #

    Ooo, this reminds me that I am so behind in my Samhain shopping. :waah: (Actually, you sweet people should probably give me a discount for volume at this point. 😀 )

  2. Dana Marie Bell April 23, 2008 at 7:47 PM #

    Thanks! It’s still sinking in that my first book is out, let alone that it hit number one! I didn’t realize I’d gotten there until someone e-mailed me with a “guess what?” I’d hoped I’d get on the list some time during the week; I thought number ten would be grand, even for a day or two.

    Number one? The same week Marie Harte releases a novel? Pffff. No way.

    Way. Whoa.

    I kept tapping the screen, and thinking, is MBaM broken? Because that can’t be right. I read all of the other cat shifter books and fully expect them to wind up on the list at one point or another; they’re all really great reads. But number one? Me?

    Next thing you know, I’m going to make my husband a very happy man by waking up in the body of Jessica Alba or something equally surreal.

    So I thought, this week, I’ll get booted down to tenth, or maybe off the list, because this week’s releases look really, really good. I’ve already bought two of them, and read one.

    I’m still there. And I’m over the moon, but there’s still that tiny part of me that’s tapping at the screen, saying, “Wait. What? Is this thing broken?”

  3. Megan April 23, 2008 at 8:20 PM #

    That is awesome, and speaks to the talent of the authors as well as the editor. Go you!

    Megan’s last blog post..The Car Story

  4. Dana Marie Bell April 23, 2008 at 11:35 PM #

    Angie’s the best. I never once got the sense that she was impatient with questions she must have heard six million times before. And anything she felt needed work, she managed to make me smile over. I’m looking forward to my next round of edits. http://nicemommy-evileditor.com/blog/wp-includes/images/smilies/4.gif

  5. Kaye April 24, 2008 at 9:55 AM #

    Hey, Angie…

    Check again! Tiger by the Tail is now #10 (and holding) It dropped off, but made it back up there.


    Angie is the bomb!

  6. Susan Helene Gottfried April 24, 2008 at 12:43 PM #

    Hey, congratulations! May this continue to happen for you, over and over again.

    Susan Helene Gottfried’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen — The Jewish Literature Challenge

  7. Tera Kleinfelter April 25, 2008 at 9:21 PM #

    Oooh, oooh. One of them is mine. =) Yay!!! 😀

  8. Shelley April 30, 2008 at 3:44 AM #

    Congratulations Angie and Dana! I loved The Wallflower and can’t wait for the next book in the series.

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