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    Here's a review that pretty much made my weekend. . .

    http://bhymns.blogspot.com/2012/05/b...-betrayer.html

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    Why is this only 269 pages long.

    Sounds like a good novella length tale. 22 reviews is good too.

    I prefer my fantasy longer. I might give this a try though.

    I'm glad to see other authors without publisher backing doing so well.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Thanks for replying. I tried to go for something tight and intimate for the first installment rather than an epic doorstopper (not that I don't like doorstoppers, because Martin is one of my favorites!). It's the first in the series, and the others will probably come in longer, if that helps.

    I'm a little confused about the publisher-backing remark. This book is published by Night Shade Books. Unless you meant one of the Big Six publishers. (?) That was one of the reasons I trimmed the book down to roughly 100,000 words when I was submitting to agents. Publishers seem less inclined these days to take a risk on a huge book as a debut (though there are certainly exceptions!), so I wanted to give them one less reason for rejecting me out of hand.

    Eiher way, thank you for your comments and potential interest.

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    I figured Night Shade was yours?
    Luckily i i put out my 235k word title myself. Its made me three times the avg pub advance. Forgive my grammar. Im on a phone in a car. Ill look into yours. It looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M. R. Mathias View Post
    I figured Night Shade was yours?
    Luckily i i put out my 235k word title myself. Its made me three times the avg pub advance. Forgive my grammar. Im on a phone in a car. Ill look into yours. It looks good.
    No worries. Night Shade Books is a smaller publisher but they put out some really exciting titles. They've been around for 15 years or so, but have recently starting focusing on publishing and showcasing debuts and newer authors.


    http://www.nightshadebooks.com/

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    Oh, and congrats on the success of your book--that's fantastic! Kudos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Salyards View Post
    Oh, and congrats on the success of your book--that's fantastic! Kudos!
    Thanks. Congrats on your book too.

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    At long last, here is a review of SCOURGE that made me chuckle, chortle, and snort a little milk out my nose.

    http://deliciousminutiae.com/2012/06...-the-betrayer/

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    Awesome review/fan. I have a few reviews that still resonate with me too. Like novels, there a few fans that are gems out there. I'm looking forward to reading yours.

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    Good reviews, Jeff. Congrats. You're on my summer TBR pile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M. R. Mathias View Post
    Awesome review/fan. I have a few reviews that still resonate with me too. Like novels, there a few fans that are gems out there. I'm looking forward to reading yours.
    Yeah, it's great to see readers get really excited about something you wrote, invested in characters/stories you came up with. Makes it absolutely worthwhile.

    I wil be checking out your work this summer as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Marquitz View Post
    Good reviews, Jeff. Congrats. You're on my summer TBR pile.
    Thanks, Tim. Greatly appreciated. Yep, you're on my TBR pile, too. I really wish I could feel rested and happy after 4-5 hours of sleep--there just aren't enough hours in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Salyards View Post
    Thanks, Tim. Greatly appreciated. Yep, you're on my TBR pile, too. I really wish I could feel rested and happy after 4-5 hours of sleep--there just aren't enough hours in the day.
    Thanks, man, and I hear ya. I'm lucky I get the summers off. It screws my writing because my daughter dictates my focus, but I do manage to get in more reading. I'll let you know when I'm done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Marquitz View Post
    Thanks, man, and I hear ya. I'm lucky I get the summers off. It screws my writing because my daughter dictates my focus, but I do manage to get in more reading. I'll let you know when I'm done.
    Thanks. With 3 of my own, I have plenty of dictators to report to.

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    I end up falling so behind sometimes. I've seen Jeff posting around here, but only now just read Rob's review. As an Abercrombie and Cook fan, I'll certainly be trying this out to see how well it suits me. Congratulations, Mr. Salyards, on the success of your debut.

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