Monday, February 02, 2009

Bookplate update

The last of the bookplates have been given away -- these are no longer available -- many thanks to all of you who asked for them! I'll try to do something like this again in the near future.


My apologies for being so late getting the bookplates out -- I sometimes have this notion in my head of "Miracle Jan" who can do things like go on a book tour and sign and mail out good stuff on the few days she has home -- and still do local events, spend time with her husband and dogs, respond to a thousand emails, get stuff to the dry cleaners, do laundry, go to the grocery store, and all other necessary errands and tasks in those same two days. Did I mention sleep?

Anyway, Miracle Jan was a no show last month, so I'm catching up now and will sign and get those bookplates out this week. If you want one and didn't get a chance to ask before, just send your name and address to burke.themessenger at I'd write it in a plainer fashion, but one must do what one can to foil spammers.


Ray Parsons said...

I just wanted to write you a note to tell you how much I loved The Messenger. i could not put the book down. It was the first book of yours I have read, and I found your writing style addicting. Thank you so much for the many hours of enjoyment I had in reading this exceptional book.

Kathi Keyse said...

I admit I grabbed the Messenger thinking it was another Irene book. So glad I didn't look because I may not have read it since I don't usually read supernatural type books. This book was fantastic, I could not put it down. I loved Tyler and Amanda and absolutely have to have a dog like Shade. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time and I never go anywhere (or stay home) without a book in my hand. I hope that you will consider a sequel. Congratulations on a job well done. Kathi Keyse

Jan Burke said...

Dear Ray,

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. You've made my day!


Jan Burke said...

Hi Kathi!

It's always a great relief for me to read that an Irene Kelly fan loved The Messenger!

I'm attached to the characters (including Shade!), so I also hope that there will be a sequel -- I have one in mind.


Julie George said...

I checked out "The Messenger" from the library at 5pm yesterday (2/28/09), and finished it at 9am this morning (3/01/09). I would have finsihed it sooner, but I had to sleep.

Thank you. That was one of the best escape vacations I have had in a long time. I'm looking forward to a sequel.

Julie George

Jan Burke said...

Julie, thank you so much!! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it, and hope you've caught up on your sleep!


elaine said...

I have read all the Irene books so thought I would try The Messenger and I am hooked. Do hope you are going to start a series with Tyler, Amanda, Shade and Wraith. I am a Squirrel Rehabber and had to force myself to put the book down to feed baby squirrels. I am a big supernatural fan and love vampires, so you might try throwing in a few in the next book.

?Reader said...

It is very rare for me to reread any books. Usually rereading only happens if there is nothing left in my house to read. I reread the Messenger four times! Really the only reason I stopped is because the library where I borrowed it demanded that I let someone else borrow it. (Just kidding but it was getting to that point). I am now going to have to buy it because it is a must have for my personal library.

Just like Kathi Keyse, I picked up the book thinking it was another book in the Irene Kelly series. I was not disappointed! It was FANTASTIC!

Jan Burke said...

Thanks so much for writing to me "?Reader"!

You made my day.

IloveSquash said...

I haven't received my plate yet. Was wondering if this was still a go?


Jan Burke said...

I have sent them out, Lyndsey. Please send me an email message at my address, which is
burke.themessenger-- and add and I'll see where we might have gone wrong.