Promises, Promises

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Re: Promises, Promises

Postby FranW » 07 Dec 2011, 10:55

Congrats to Baker! "Promises, Promises" (Lethe Press) has won The Rainbow Reader’s Very Best of 2011 Award for "Best book title over twenty words long for a story that features creamy breasts" lol


http://rainbowreader.blogspot.com/2011/ ... -2011.html
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Re: Promises, Promises

Postby deej » 07 Dec 2011, 11:08

rofl Congrats Baker. :-)
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Re: Promises, Promises

Postby MorganC » 07 Dec 2011, 11:35

Congratulations! lol
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Re: Promises, Promises

Postby Lilien » 07 Dec 2011, 11:40

lol Congrats Baker!
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Re: Promises, Promises

Postby ElaineB » 07 Dec 2011, 14:06

Yes, I thought that was a great category. Perfect! :-)
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Re: Promises, Promises

Postby Baker » 08 Dec 2011, 06:43

I should imagine there was pretty stiff competition from all those books with twenty word titles.
lol Actually, the title enlongation is all Steve's baby.
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Re: Promises, Promises

Postby Selkie » 08 Dec 2011, 23:57

:lol: Yes, congrats!
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Re: Promises, Promises

Postby Nurse Jo » 18 Dec 2011, 11:06

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Re: Promises, Promises

Postby FranW » 09 Jan 2012, 14:17

Another nice review for PP:
[I]f you enjoy parody and humour, especially of the meta sort (maybe comparable with Pratchett), Promises, Promises delivers and is worth a read. The references to various well-known works are fun to spot, among them The Princess Bride, The Life of Brian, Narnia, Shrek and Lord of the Rings. Readers will also be able to spot plenty of self-referential humour that points out common fantasy tropes. But it's really the cast of characters that makes the story....

L-J Baker is clearly a skillful writer, creating interesting characters and clever stories. I'm personally rather partial to the sort of humour Promises, Promises uses, and I found Ruth charming and Drusilla hard to put down, which may mean that I'm biased, but, as objectively as possible, I would recommend this book and the author's other works for the characters, in particular.

http://www.goodlesbianbooks.com/2011/12 ... y-l-j.html

Obviously this is a discerning reader with excellent taste! ;)
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Re: Promises, Promises

Postby ElaineB » 10 Jan 2012, 02:16

:-)
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