Thursday, September 6, 2012


Have you heard the latest about I.O.U. Sex? Philippe Matthews just posted a great review of our book on his blog. As you can tell from his name, Philippe is a guy, and his male perspective on our novel really made our day, starting with his first sentence:

I.O.U. Sex, by Sandy Nachlinger and Sandra Allen, is an awesome read and super awesome promise!

We took that to mean he thinks the promise of payback sex from an old girlfriend would be “super awesome.” That statement made us laugh out loud! It’s nice to know a man thinks it’s a fun idea.

But Philippe’s next insight made us both look at each other and raise our eyebrows—and that’s not an easy thing to do when we live 2,000 miles apart. Philippe wrote:

In this semi-autobiographical hot read, I.O.U. Sex, by Sandy Nachlinger and Sandra Allen, is about best friends June, Kiki, and Peggy, who graduated from Dallas's Rayburn High School – all of them still virgins.

Semi-autobiographical? Oh, my! Does Philippe think the two of us really did go looking for our old steadies to offer them payback sex? Does he believe the characters in I.O.U. Sex are really us in disguise? After a laugh-filled phone conversation, the two of us realized that probably wasn't what he thought at all. We both grew up in Dallas, we're life-long friends, we used places and themes from our high school years in our book, and the whole thing started when we read Sandy's old diary. So the term “semi-autobiographical” could be somewhat accurate, couldn't it? But that's as far as it goes, honest! I.O.U. Sex is pure fiction, and it comes to you straight from our quirky, warped minds.

So, to Philippe Matthews we send a great big “thanks” for posting such a nice review and for making us see our story in a new light.

Here’s the link to Philippe’s review: The Philippe Matthews Show

~ Miss Pickles (alias Sandra Allen)

*If you're new to our blog and would like to know why I call myself “Miss Pickles”, go to the Blog Archives on the left side of our blog and click on 2011. Then click on March, scroll down to the bottom, and read the posts from bottom to top. You will also see some photos of Sandy and I "back in the day" if you look carefully!

To connect to I.O.U. Sex on Amazon, click on the book’s cover on the left, underneath our smiling faces.


  1. Congratulations on the review! And I.O.U. is next up in my queue...FINALLY! Can't wait to get to it!

    1. Thanks, Jacquie! I hope you enjoy reading our book and that it makes you laugh. We sure enjoyed writing it!

  2. Too funny Sandra. I really appreciate this since I just finished I.O.U. Sex. And I always figured it was pure fiction. Well, maybe...(LOL). By the way, a great review.

    1. Thanks,Peggy! Ah...that's a name I can relate to since we named one of our characters that. One of the questions a lot of people ask us is, "Which character are you?" LOL. I love that one! But if I could choose which one to be I'd go for Peggy so I could lose weight and live out her adventures!

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