Wednesday, August 27, 2008

AT HIS COMMAND is in stores now!

My apologies to those of you who aren't interested in my latest inspirational romance novel and to those who have already read it and moved on with their lives, but a couple of people asked to be reminded when At His Command became available in stores.

It hit the store shelves yesterday. Unless your local WalMart cheated and put their copies out last weekend.

Remember, the book won't be available for long, and if your store sells out they won't order more because "category" romance novels are sold pretty much like magazines: when they're gone, they're gone, but that's okay because next month's books are already on the way. Of course that's not a problem for you online shoppers. You'll always be able to snag a copy from Amazon or one of the other book e-tailers. (But why wait?)

For the three or four of you who haven't yet seen the video teaser, I'm posting it again:






Forty people have agreed to blog about At His Command during the month of August, and I'm thanking them by linking to their posts. Here are some snippets from the latest batch (click on the links to read the reviews in their entirety):

Karla Akins writes: "This book...gives us a lively picture of what it’s like to be an American War vet in today’s service. It’s a poignant salute to the men and women in uniform. I give it five 'boo-yahs!'"

Jan Hoffman writes: "This book, Coulter’s fourth, displays the hallmark of what we’ve come to expect from this award-winning author: a plucky heroine, a hero to die for; wry, witty romance and gut-wrenching emotion."

Because he was one of those guys who never expected to like a romance novel, let alone choose one for his blog's Book of the Month, horror writer Michael Rigg's review pushed all of my gratitude and giggle buttons with his review. If you click over to his blog you'll see some photographs, including one in which he appears baffled by the skinniness of my book, but here's a taste of his review:

"...At His Command is not only the first romance novel I've ever read, it's also one of the smallest, thinnest (only 216 pages), and lightest novels I've ever read. The reading is very easy, flows almost like it isn't there, and has some of the simplest - almost non-existent - description I've ever read.

"Sounds like it's going to be a pretty bad review for a "book of the month," doesn't it? Not so fast. If you're thinking the fact that it's an easy read, simple and light, is a bad thing, you are far from my heart on At His Command. You know the expression "less is more?" Brenda's description, which I previously referred to as "almost non-existent," is actually PERFECT.... Furthermore, what Brenda lacks in - well, nothing really - she more than makes up for with the best characterization I've encountered in months of heavy reading."


Note to reviewing bloggers: If you want me to link to your post, please shoot me an e-mail to make sure I see your review.

5 comments:

Sheri Boeyink said...

Your trailer is awesome! May God bless your book with monumental sales. It was a fantastic read, I'm telling everyone about it! Even my bookstore manager!

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

For those of us who don't read romance as our first choice, that last review really hit the nail on the head. From the reviews, it sounds like readers are really embracing your book. Well done.

Oh, by the way, my wife finished it last night and she loved it, too.

Brenda Coulter said...

Aw, you people are too much. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Princeton McKinney said...

Love the video! I put it on my blog, I hope that's okay. If not, let me know. I do not normally read inspirational romance, but you made it sound so good I might have to give it a read. Congratulations. (You can access my blog from my list, the Black Words White Paper one.)

Brenda Coulter said...

Princeton, it is extremely okay. Thank you!