Saturday, January 13, 2007


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.


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

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

  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. ;)

  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!

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

  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.

  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!!

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


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