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Subject: Whatever Happened to Lisa Valdez's Patience
Date Posted: 11/5/2009 7:45 PM ET
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I kept seeing delayed pub dates for it.  Was it ever published or did it get a date?   I thought she might have been having a problem with the publisher? 

I loved passion, so I want to read Patience despite the many delays. 

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 7:49 PM ET
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I found Passion at a thrift store and I hated it.  I was glad I only paid .25 for it.  I took Patience off my WL.  I felt it was just wasting a spot.

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 8:46 PM ET
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I read that the author was upset about some of the reviews of her first book and started second guessing herself, ending up with writer's block. I don't think there was a problem with her publisher. I believe they were trying to accommodate her by rescheduling the release. The last post on her website is from January 2009 stating she had all but the last few chapters completed. No news after that.

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 10:12 PM ET
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Geez, talk about a dry hump.  I am going to take it off my wish list, too. 

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 10:36 PM ET
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I only left if on there so long because I never had more than 100 or so books on my WL. But when I finally got close to 200 I decided I'd rather put a book I might actually get and enjoy on my WL instead.

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 8:53 PM ET
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Correction, I think I read on her website that it was completed, but no pub date yet =( 

 

Although I LOVED Passion, this book is testing my PATIENCE.  How long does she seriously expect us to wait?



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Date Posted: 11/9/2009 6:17 PM ET
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Of course, we will read the book no matter when it finally gets released, but maybe not with the same enthusiasm. 

Date Posted: 11/10/2009 10:43 AM ET
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I read that the author was upset about some of the reviews of her first book and started second guessing herself

Sheeeesh talk about thin-skinned!  she should have ignore the bad reviews and jumped on that great momentum that she DID have!!..

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 7:45 PM ET
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Anybody else find it ironic that the novel taking so long to be published is titled "Patience?"  It's certainly testing mine!

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 9:10 PM ET
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I got so annoyed with Valdez that I took this thing off my WL months ago.  I never saw actual quotes from her, but the rumors about her reactions to negative reviews were the capper for me.  I can take waiting.  Mostly:P  I've been waiting for MC to write that third book in her Dante series, and there's been no word on it in over a year & I'm still cool; hoping she'll finish it & mentally prepping myself to not throw a tantrum if she doesn't...  But rewriting & delays because of the criticism of Passion?  Nuh-uh. 

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 9:20 PM ET
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I've been waiting for MC to write that third book in her Dante series...

Kim,

You too, huh......I am willing to pay full price for the hardback!

Pamela

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 9:28 PM ET
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I would pay full HC price for a paperback ARC.  Hell, a discarded manuscript on wadded up paper would work:P  I am dying - simply DYING - to read Gabriel's story, and the waiting is one thing, but not knowing if she is going to be able to finish it or not is killing me.  Ack!

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 11:38 PM ET
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I give up, who's MC?

Date Posted: 11/24/2009 12:10 AM ET
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Marsha Canham.  She was supposedly working on a third book in her Dante pirate series, but I have seen neither hide nor hair of a status update in over a year:(