Damned With Faint Praise
BUT, it's a different thing when the quote is going to be used on my front cover. Berkley wanted something that would address the body of my work, the series, and had a mediocre quote (and I'm trusting you folks to NOT remember the mediocre quote I'm putting here). "Readers will enjoy revisiting this fantasy-like world filled with paranormal talents." -- Booklist. Blah.
So I scoured my reviews (which I usually keep around somewhere, I have a big document called For My Delectation where I kept all the "good bits" for HeartMate). I came up with a quote and sent it off to my editor.
That was the first thing I checked as soon as I got 4 advance copies yesterday. Whew! It made it.
"Robin D. Owens is an absolutely sensational storyteller."-- The Romance Reader.
Ok, the source isn't as good as Booklist, but I thought that mattered less than the verbage of the quote.
Some points to this post: 1) You have to be proactive in this business. 2) Quotes on the cover can be changed later than the art of the cover itself.
May you nail a scene today that will bring you a fabulous quote.