I am pleased to present today one of the most entertaining book reviews I’ve ever read. Seriously, all book reviews should be this awesome – and I’m not just saying that because the book under review is my own, “The Swan Prince”.
Eric Wilder of the satirical fairytale news blog The Grimm Report did me the honor of an early read of my upcoming novella, and the result is— well, see for yourself.
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“We at the Grimm Report are interrupting your regularly scheduled, late-breaking news flash to bring you this very important book review. Recently, a super-secret, double-advanced copy of the latest work of author and fellow blog addict, Danielle E. Shipley, came into our possession. We know what you’re thinking. Grimm Report, how d’ya pull that off? The underground magic-bean trade? Lamp polishing? Cut a back room deal with Rumplestiltskin? The answers are no, no, and we’re not at liberty to discuss that.
The truth is Ms. Shipley asked us to read her story entitled, The Swan Prince (Book One of The Wilderhark Tales). Well, maybe we asked her. Okay, okay, we begged her. Are you happy? We said please, like four times! And, although she couldn’t see it, we had an intern hold his breath until we got what we wanted. Don’t accuse us of acting childish. Besides, after the intern passed out, we pried him away from the monitor to find a confirmation email in our inbox. So, nanny nanny boo boo!”
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Laughing yet? It keeps getting better. And mixed in with the hilarity is an author-heartwarming assessment of my story! Click here to read the review in its entirety, and just see if it doesn’t make you think of both the Grimm Report blog and “The Wilderhark Tales”, volume one, that Hey, You Should Read This!