I was so tempted to do the Sally Fields line as the title (They like me! They really really like me!) but I restrained myself. ::cough::
My wonderful publicist passed along two new reviews for DELIA’S SHADOW. This is still the little novel that could.
Romantic Times book reviews gave it 4 stars (!!) and Library Journal gave it a STARRED REVIEW. STARRED!!
To say all the right people are pleased is an understatement.
The choice bits are copied below:
Library Journal: Moyer’s first novel captures the feel of San Francisco in 1915, with its genteel upper class and ambitious working class, as well as the excitement for the future brought about by the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. VERDICT Both major and minor characters spring to life in this polished historical fantasy/mystery that should appeal to a wide variety of readers and could cross over to mainstream readers as well.
And from Romantic Times: Turn-of-the-century San Francisco is as much a character as any other in this historical paranormal fantasy. Victims of the city’s famous earthquake and the tortured souls of a demented serial killer roam its streets, even though only main character Delia and medium Isadora can see them. While the high-society characters at times feel flat (the bohemian Isadora being an exception), the plot and pacing of the novel help it along as the mystery begins to unfold.
Delia Martin has given up trying to outrun the ghosts who haunt her and has returned to her hometown of San Francisco just in time for her best friend’s wedding. But one ghost in particular — the ghost she calls Shadow — won’t let her ease back into her old life. Instead, Delia feels compelled to track down a serial killer who has resumed after years of silence. Even the handsome police detective Gabe has no choice but to partner with Delia and use her gift to hunt down the killer that has eluded him and his retired detective father for years.
One reviewer found the characters “flat at times”, while the other thought both minor and major characters “spring to life”. That, ladies and gents, is the reader’s fifty percent in a nutshell.
33 days until DELIA’S SHADOW hits the shelves. Only 33 days…