So today I managed to burn my hand on the iron (my own fault – I was distracted by an old episode of Miss Marple on the TV) and destroy a lemon meringue pie when it landed wrong way up on the plate. Neither incident was earth shattering but left me in the wrong frame of mind to discover a really nasty review of The Portrait on Goodreads. The reviewer (who, from what was written doesn’t seem to have actually read the book) not only slated the story but the introductory blurb and the cover art as well. He/she finished by threatening to steal the storyline and rewrite it. Charming. I know I shouldn’t get upset by one person’s view (and I don’t expect everyone to like what I write), but this did seem rather extreme. Anyway, I’m cheering myself up by posting Chapter 8 of NSFW. Constructive criticism welcome!