One of the best reviews I’ve had: “Literally written crack cocaine.” That’s exactly what I was going for. Heee!
(One of the other reviews of The Care and Feeding of Sex Demons said that the sex demon should have been made to have more sex. That was the opposite of my point. Just because a demon feeds on sex doesn’t mean that you should try to make incubi fois gras.)
When the reviewer says the reader doesn’t get a chance to catch her breath, I can see that. During the seminar Donald Maass had for Writing the Breakout Novel that if the reader wants a break they can put the book down, so the pace was a design feature to me, not a flaw. The Care and Feeding is to frost giants as “Don’t Fear the Reaper” is to cow bell. Coral and Changeling have a much more relaxed pace and are 99.9% frost giant free.