I got pretty much one of the coolest e-mails the other day!


I, of course, was tickled pink and grinning for like three hours after I got the email.

Now, I had 7 wonderful cool authors agree to read my book for possible endorsement. Obviously we’d like as many as possible, but the fact is, many don’t get time because they get SO many requests, AND even if they do, they have to “like” the book enough to put their name behind it.

So even with having 7 authors agree to read my book, I had a real chance of not having any actually endorse it.

Ever since the advanced reader copies went out, I’ve been biting my nails. Will they love it, hate it, or just think it’s so-so? Will they even read it???

This is a super big deal to me. These authors are people I respect as people AND writers. Their opinion means the world to me.

And at least one of the seven LIKES my book!

Most of you have only been reading my blog since Annabelle, but prior to her birth, I’ve written several blog posts about my LOVE of this author, even interviewed her and did a book giveaway once!

I’ve made my absolute love of this author’s work no secret, and tease that I am a president of her fan club, because I am!

Tamara Leigh has written such amazing books as Faking Grace (will go down in history as my ALL TIME FAVORITE Leigh book, I laughed so hard my side hurt reading it…) and her most recent series, the Southern Discomfort Novels, Leaving Carolina, NoWhere Carolina, and Restless in Carolina, all of which I LOVED.

And her newest book, a step back into her years of writing Medieval romance, DreamSpell, is now available on Kindle, which I promptly purchased for course and can’t wait to read! (and it’s only $2.99… you can’t beat that!)

So yeah, getting an endorsement from this amazing author was HUGE for me!

Do you want to read her endorsement???

Here it is!

“Don’t let the light-hearted cover and title fool you.
Krista Phillips’ spunky, rough-around-the-edges heroine may be “tickle me”
funny, but her faith journey offers more than a cute read. There is depth here,
made all the more satisfying served up with a generous side of romance.”
Tamara Leigh,
Author of Restless in Carolina and Dreamspell
One endorsement down! At least it isn’t zero, and here’s to hoping there are more to come!

Now I need to go find my I <3 Tamara Leigh Books T-shirt!

Discussion: Have you ever been persuaded to buy a book due to someone’s endorsement? Do tell!


  1. That is a lovely endorsement! How fun!

    I have bought a book based upon an endorsement from an author I liked.

  2. YAY, KP!!! I'm so happy for you!!! 🙂

    I'm already doing my "influencer" work! You've sold at least one more book because of me! 😀 LOL!!!

  3. Oh Krista, congratulations! How exciting! 😀

  4. Congratulations on that great endorsement, Krista! I'm planning to read your book when it comes out, but that endorsement makes me even more eager to do so.

  5. Yep, before I knew how they worked and stuff, if I saw that Nora Roberts said a book was good, I'd buy it (or Francine Rivers) LOL

    CONGRATS on the fab endorsement. I'm SO excited to read this book!!!

  6. Congratulations! That is such great news.
    I love to read endorsements because they often tell me whether a book is really worth my time …

  7. LOVELY! I'm so happy for you, Krista! Now I want to read "Sandwich" even more!

  8. Ahhhhh!! I LOVE it and TAMERA LEIGH, Krista!!! That is just flat out awesomeness. I HAVE to tweet! 😀

  9. Krista, that's so awesome! What a great endorsement. I can't wait to read your story 🙂

  10. Congratulations! I have a very dear friend and she and her dad are writing their first book! This is their first blog http://shadowtimewriters.com/ Just thought I'd share it with you since you are a fellow author! 🙂

  11. Congratulations Krista, and yes, I've bought books based on other authors endorsements. As a matter of fact, since you've endorsed Tamara so well, I'm eager to get the "Southern Discomfort" series you mentioned!

  12. Wow, congratulations.!!! And, yes, I have bought books based on the endorsements.

  13. Congratulations!

  14. Conratulations, Krista!

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