When an author approaches you and says, “Hey, I really think you might like my books, do you want copies?” it’s usually a good thing. (I say usually, because sometimes you’re a fantasy reviewer and a Christian romance author is the one approaching you, for example.)
When it’s an author and books you’ve had your eyes on for some time now, this is an awesome thing.
When it’s Michael Sullivan, and the books in question are all the books in the Riyria Revelations, the only — and I mean only — appropriate response is, “SQUEE!”
Seriously, I have nothing but respect and admiration for this guy, and I’ve been listing after these books for months now, but I always seem to either have trouble finding them at my local brick-and-mortar bookstore, or don’t have enough money squirrelled away on Amazon to buy them online. And when he offered to send me a review copy, I was thinking maybe the first book. I didn’t expect all 3! I can’t wait to get started on this series!
This must be something like what nerdvana feels like.