Saturday, April 16, 2005

Publisher's Weekly Review :-)

Okay, I swear I'm not going to be the author that shares every single review she receives, but this one's a biggie and since I already blogged earlier this week about how I was scared of what it would read, I figure you might be curious if I got shredded. Anyhow - this the review that will appear in Publisher's Weekly on the week of April 25th!


Marianne Mancusi. Love Spell, $6.99 (368p) ISBN 0-505-52633-6

At the start of Mancusi's sparkling debut, a Gypsy curse propels feisty 29-year-old Kat Jones, associate fashion editor at La Style magazine, from King Arthur's Faire back in time to the real King Arthur's court, where her cell phone doesn't work and the menu doesn't accommodate her low-carb diet. Kat's strange speech (peppered generously with "like" and "totally") makes Merlin and King Arthur suspicious enough to lock her up in a tower, despite the protests of kind Queen Guinevere. Luckily, the gorgeous Lancelot helps her escape. Could this noble knight finally be the remedy to all the 21st-century creeps she dates? Kat is determined to find a way back to the present and to save Camelot from its impending doom, while introducing such novelties as the "Round Table" and modern dance. The interactions between the acerbically sassy protagonist and the stoic knights and royalty amuse, though the difficult and sarcastic Kat can also be annoying. Still, Kat's efforts to figure out the real story of Camelot's destruction intrigue, while her romance with Lancelot puts a nice twist on the modern girl's search for prince charming. Agent, Paige Wheeler. (May)
Obviously I am so so so so thrilled about this. I mean just for a mass market paperback to be selected for PW review is big enough. For them to write such nice things - well, I'm just blown away -- and sooo relieved. :-)

And for those of you interested in something other than book news - we went to the Sox game last night and they totally shut out Tampa Bay 10 to 0!!! We had seats behind home plate and it was a lot of fun. I like going to ball games - it's too bad it's so difficult to get tickets usually. And that they're so expensive.

Gotta go write. For some odd reason, Boys that Bite refuses to finish itself.


Gena Showalter said...

Yea on the review! I am so, so excited about the book's release. I'll be haunting my local bookstore so I can be there right when it arrives!!!

Pam said...


Major congrats!!!! That is a super review, and a huge deal that you were covered in Publishers Weekly. Very exciting!

Dona said...

This is SO GREAT! I am so proud of you how're making your dream come true one book at a time and cannot wait for CT Fashionista and it's sequel to come out!

You make chick-lit writers proud, girl!

Amy said...

Congrats on the good review! :)

Amie Stuart said...

Marianne congrats on the great review!!!!

Lynn said...

Hey there, found your blog through the Chick Lit Yahoo loop. Big congrats on the great review! The premise sounds like so much fun...I'll make sure to look for CT Fashionista when it arrives!

Diana Peterfreund said...

What an awesome review, Marianne! These books are sure to fly off hte shelves!

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

congrats on the review, Marianne! Wow, 7 books, an Emmy nomination and a great PW review. You are cooking with gas! I cannot wait to get the book. Hey, if you are ever in New York on a weekday, let me know and I'll arrange a booksigning at the Waldenbooks in Rock Center!

By the way, I changed the url on my blog.