Let me tell you about a friend of mine. I count her as a friend, though we don't always get a chance to chat much. I met her about five years ago when I roomed with her at RWA National in Dallas, Texas. Not only is Lina Gardiner one of the most supportive people I know, always lending a hand or offering help no matter the distance. But she writes a good book, as well. At this year's Kiss of Death celebration at RWA Nationals in San Francisco Lina received the coveted Daphne Award for
Paranormal/Time Travel/Futuristic Romantic Mystery/Suspense Category. This is not an award that's given lightly. Named after Daphne Du Maurier, this award sets the standard for excellence in Romantic Suspense. The names of her competitors are legendary and she is to be applauded.

You see, Grave Illusions, the first in the Jess Vandemire Vampire Hunter series, is her first published book.

Vanessa Costa of Romance Reviews Today said: The characters are multi-faceted and full-bodied. Their emotions are realistic, helping the reader relate to both the characters, and further drawing the reader into the story.

This is high praise and not undeserved. I may be late on the congratulations, but not on the sentiment. Kudos, my friend... You deserve the best!


Helen Ginger said...

Thanks for letting us know about her book. I'm going to add it to my list of books to look for!

(You're a good friend for letting others know about her book and her award!)


zhadi said...

THat's a fabulous endorsement for Lina both as a writer and a person! I'll be sure to check out her book.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see kudos being given where well deserved!

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