Friday, December 13, 2013

BRoP, Year in Review with Ellen Larson

Welcome to another post of Blog Ring of Power's Year in Review!

Today we have Ellen Larson up to bat.

Larson_headshop_2011The three months since my guest entry on the Blog Ring of Power have been rewarding ones. The pre-press reviews for In Retrospect are in, and they are very generous. Publishers Weekly, the big guy on reviewing campus, gave me a starred review, saying "[A] carefully crafted whodunit . . . shifting timelines clearly notated in chapter headings and technological/theoretical discussions that readers can skim or chew over with equal enjoyment should make this speculative fiction mystery accessible to all closed-room murder fans." Three other major reviewers followed: "Cleverly structured mix of science fiction and mystery" -Booklist; "Twisty plot" -Kirkus; "Gripping" -RT Book Reviews.

Maybe the biggest thrill was seeing the book trailer for In Retrospect featured for three days on Baker & Taylor's front page in their Reel Time slot. I've been so lucky to have a unique trailer to help promote the book--Thank you Mike Sissons, who created this absolute gem. The trailer is up on youtube here:

IR_CoverMy first signing will be at a Mystery Panel on Saturday Nov. 30 at the Tewksbury Public Library in Massachusetts. Then comes the launch party, 2 PM Sunday, Dec. at the Somerville Public Library. And on Dec. 11, In Retrospect will be available for sale and in libraries. Thanks to the BRoP for hosting my first guest blog!

To get a refresh on her interview with us, check out the links below:

Part 1 @ Terri Bruce - Wednesday, September 18
Part 2 @ T.W. Fendley - Thursday, September 19
Part 3 @ Emily LaBonte - Friday, September 20
Part 4 @ Sandra Ulbrich Almazon - Monday, September 23
Part 5 @ Vicki Lemp Weavil - Tuesday, September 24
Now, time for the blog hop! 

ebook copies of Render (A story of Aligare) by Heidi Vlach (3 copies)
ebook copy of Home World by Bonnie Milani and ebook copy of Trades by Bonnie Milani
ebook copy of Nefertiti’s Heart by A. W. Exley
$25 Amazon Gift Card from T. J. Loveless
paperback copy of Going Thru Hell by T. J. Loveless
ebook copy of Medusa’s Desire by E. B. Black
signed hardcover first edition of In Retrospect by Ellen Larson
paperback copy of Bad Apple by Kristi Petersen Schoonover (2)
paperback copy of Skeletons in the Swimming Hole by Kristi Petersen Schoonover (2)
ebook copy of Grave Intentions by Lori Sjoberg
copy of Henrietta the Dragon Slayer by Beth Barany (print for U.S. or ebook for Int. winner)
$10 Amazon gift card from Terri Bruce
ebook copy of Twinned Universes by Sandra Ulbrich Almazan
ebook copy of Entwined Courage by Tracy Lane
ebook copy of Kindar’s Cure by Michelle Hauck
signed paperback of Ice Forged by Gail Martin
ebook copies of “Taste” “Reaping Me Softly” & “Unreap My Heart” by Kate Evangelista
ebook copy of “Romancing the Bookworm” by Kate Evangelista


  1. What fabulous reviews - you must be so proud! Congratulations!!! Here's hoping 2014 brings even more good stuff!

  2. Thanks, Terri! And apologies for this late reply. Got stuck in a time warp! Yes, I've been very pleased. It's been a good year.