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Wow, check out this GLOWING effing mention I got from

“Blood Fires: The Turning, Jennifer Armintrout (2006) – This debut by a fairly young author (she’s 26) of the first in a violent vampire fiction series isn’t a major disappointment, and it isn’t boring. It’s downright awful. My conclusion is that this is post-9/11 fiction for nihilists. Though the author created a couple of interesting characters and a difficult and intriguing tentative relationship for them, any interest I had was destroyed by one intimate scene that is the stuff of a true sadist’s dream. I’ve no problem with gore in general; indeed, an oddly favorite moment in one of Anne Rice’s vampire books features a couple of vampires literally breaking people’s bones and devouring their bodies, yet a similar moment in this book nearly brought up my lunch. This was, for me, the worst book of the year. “

Okay, wow. It’s somehow doubly harsh when someone calls your book “post-9/11 fiction for nihilists,” “downright awful,” “a true sadists dream” and “the worst book of the year,” but can’t even hate it enough to get the title right.

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  1. What does your age have to do with anything?

    January 13, 2007
  2. I don't know. How young was the Marquis De Sade when he started writing? *snerk*

    January 14, 2007
  3. WTF? Why people who wouldn't normally read specific popular genre fic have to post reviews is beyond me.

    Certainly not a constructive criticism.

    If it makes you feel any better, I love your blog title. My chair sucks, too. 😉

    January 16, 2007
  4. Jen! I got your comment on my blog during my holiday break, then forgot to come check out your blog. I like it! Welcome to blogging! 😉

    Okay, enough with the exclaimation points. About that review…

    Damn. But you seem to be taking it well. I'll be around for advice on that in a few months. 😉

    And for the record, your book had one of my favorite vamp-killing scenes ever. I won't say which one–spoilers, ya know–but it was awesome!

    January 16, 2007
  5. Jennifer, I think your book rocked. And I can't wait for number two!

    January 17, 2007
  6. Whoever wrote that review is quite obviously a fuckin idiot. I'm a big fan of vampire books (I've read tons) and I can honestly say yours rocks. There's a lot of crap out there but yours definitley DOESN'T fall into that category.

    March 4, 2007
  7. Jennifer I just read your 1st 2 books in less than 24 hours they were that Awesome so that freaking idiot has no clue as to what he/she is talking about!!!
    I cant wait to read the next one!!

    March 15, 2007
  8. Don't let stupid people get you down. You kick ass! I can't wait for future adventures.

    July 28, 2007
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