Thursday, December 11, 2008


Wow, this is amazing. TOUGHER THAN DIAMONDS was released in March of 2007. This morning another review showed up in my mailbox. And it's a fine one!

The Romance Studio has given it Five Hearts! Here's a snippet of the review:
"Delia Carnell does an exceptional job telling the tale of these two people and their lives...This is one of those books that was hard to put down as the suspense built to a well done ending."

It's such a treat to hear words like that. And this time, I received praise for a facet that's never been mentioned to me before. Check this: "There are some interesting secondary characters...also make great additions to the story."

That's fun to hear. And it's something I tell my students when I teach the writing class. Even if the characters are only in the story for a short time, they have to have a purpose, and they have to be well defined.

TOUGHER THAN DIAMONDS is one of my favorite books (yeah, I know...I say that about whichever one I'm talking about at the moment) because I truly love Jake. He's so tortured. So emotionally bankrupt. So easy to fall in love with. And this was the first book I set in my hometown of Tampa. That was fun. And easy. No research needed! I enjoyed sending Jake and Rebecca to places I go on a regular basis. Rick's on the River. Jackson's Bistro. The Florida Orchestra.

If you'd like to read the entire review at The Romance Studio, click here.

And if you'd like to fall in love with Jake yourself, click here.

Thanks very much to Dee Dailey at The Romance Studio for making this rainy morning a little bit sunnier.

Have a great day!

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