This review for That Taste of Orange appeared on December 17, 2009 on Dark Diva Reviews. I’ve been waiting for a review by this site ever since my first release, Her Last, came out in July ’09. Her Last–not being a romance–did not qualify for a review from this popular review site. But I got my wish when my Christmas-themed romance was released.
So…here it is!
Kathy’s Review: This Christmas tale goes a long way to dispelling the myth that Christmas is always a time of joyful celebration. What happens when a couple, married a number of years, has let other concerns take over their lives?
This is the basis behind Sabrina and Chas’s story. Valerie J. Patterson has, in That Taste of Orange, given us a timely reminder that we need to consciously appreciate what we have and the people in our lives. And that a marriage, regardless of the love between the couple, needs a lot of TLC, especially when stress levels are high. This is a lesson that both Bri and Chas have to learn and we are treated to a wonderful story about the magic of love, family and Christmas.
I’ve received fan mail from several readers expressing a strong desire to read more about the United Universe and Spade. So I am very happy to report that I’ve discussed book two with my publisher, Asylett Press. As soon as I have run a cursory edit, the sequel will be sent to the publisher for release in 2010.
As I’ve said before, I am quite pleased with the reader reaction to GeeWhiz. And I’m thrilled with reviewer reaction!
I’m also working on the final edit of book two in the Myerson Mystery series so that I can submit that to BookStrand for a release in 2010.
I’m writing a new book set in St. Ignace, too. My husband and I visited St. Ignace a couple years ago and I fell in love with the area. The community just seemed so close-knit. I loved the live shows at the public marina. It’s simply stunning, too. I hope to have it written in 2010 and submitted for release the following year.
Of course, I’m always working on short fiction.
A lot coming up. A lot to look forward to!
Here’s the new video for my November release That Taste of Orange! Let me know what you think!