This Awesome Morning

So I got up on the rightest side of the bed this morning. To start with, it’s a gorgeous day outside. Bright and clear, not too cold. And I was in a good mood already because I did some serious work yesterday, and I’m still buzzing from that.

And then I found out that is recommending RAMPANT on it’s 2009 holiday gift buying guide, What To Give, What To Get.

And then Phoebe Eating shared her thoughts on Rampant:

“It was the premise (in four words: “girls hunt killer unicorns”) that initially drew me in, but the fantastic, battle-strewn plotting and frantic pace that kept me there. For the first time in ages, I stayed up late–too late!–to read, consuming the entire book in two big night-time chunks.”


“Peterfreund puts a remarkable deal of care into crafting her urban-fantasy world, particularly the mythology behind the unicorns. We’re given a small handful of bloodthirsty species, and she even manages to make two unicorns into believable characters. Though one unicorn, Bonegrinder, is tame, she certainly isn’t a saccharine-Lisa-Frank-kind-of unicorn, but instead a gritty, feisty, and fiercely loyal killer.”

It’s possible Bonegrinder and Phil are going to have to have a cage match for “most popular character in Rampant.

And then, to my surprise, some reviews popped up of Secret Society Girl. Like Helgagrace’s:

“…an action-packed series opener that had me eagerly ordering the second book through ILL.”

And Sarah at Everygirl Blog:

“Usually when I read YA or chick-lit (of which this could be considered both), I find that I dislike the characters. This is an exception. I love Amy and her spunky, bold personality. I love that she has real problems (best friend in love with her, roommate issues, making the grade on that final paper, boy troubles) in addition to her heavy Rose & Grave issues. And the guys in the book—swoon. Oh, boys. I love a good male character who I can fall in love with and, honestly, these books have more than one! Sure, it might not be as problematic as the Team Edward v. Team Jacob debate, but I bet some arguments could ensue about just who is best for Amy.”

And, last but CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, Alexa Barry makes my day complete by naming Astrid & Giovanni #6 on her top 10 favorite literary couples of 2009. She shares one of their more… um, close scenes… then says, “Seriously, after this, I don’t know how you’re still a Unicorn Hunter, Astrid!” LOL

Okay then! And now I’m off to squander my good mood making the dogs and house look presentable again. It’s very muddy outside.

Posted in romance, SSG, unicorns, vainglory

4 Responses to This Awesome Morning

  1. PurpleRanger says:

    Do you think the dogs would enjoy a shower, Diana?

  2. Tiff I says:

    I love mornings like this!

    And I clearly need to read RAMPANT again since I could barely remember Alexa’s scene…but man, was it hot!

  3. Amee says:

    I want to read Rampant so badly! I may have to give up my wait for the paperback and use Christmas money to buy it. Congrats on the great reviews! 🙂

  4. Phoebe says:

    Ahh! I just that you’d linked here via google analytics and I’m so, so flattered.

    Thank you so much for writing Rampant, Diana. I really loved it–it dealt with some big, important, and fascinating questions, and I’ve been having fun recommending it to others!