It's day 9 of Kay Macleod's Indie Advent Calendar, which is in its third year, and there are even more great books on offer, including Kay's own book. If you haven't seen any of my previous posts you can all event posts on Kay's site Kay MacLeod – Heirs of Power Hi guys! I’m... Continue Reading →
I’m on the naughty reviewer list.
I have posted about 250 reviews on Amazon over the last 8 years; products that I have bought and books that I have read.
Over the last 6 months I have had a few reviews for books by Indie Authors removed. I broke a guideline without realizing it. I had the gall to review a book my husband had already read and reviewed. It seems that Amazon does not believe that I could have a different opinion than my husband. That I would be biased because my husband had read the same book! And since I tried to review the same book, my husband would also be biased as his review was removed too.
I have since read the complete Guidelines from Amazon several times and am very careful to follow them.
But, last week an indie author contacted me through my blog and…
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Origin J A Konrath 1906 - Something is discovered by workers digging the Panama Canal. Something dormant. Sinister. Very much alive. 2009 - Project Samhain. A secret underground government installation begun 103 years ago in New Mexico. The best minds in the world have been recruited to study the most amazing discovery in the history... Continue Reading →
This post is full of some hard truths.
When I became and author I made the decision to not leave “Did Not Finish” reviews, and will not currently leave anything less than 3 stars. Yes, reading is subjective, and not everyone will love your story, but the problem I see with DNF reviews is that a reader didn’t actually read through your whole book. Should they post about something they don’t know? That’s the question today.
As a writer, you’re going to catch a reviewer on a day that’s not–how shall I say it– good, and sometimes low stars and DNF reviews happen because a scapegoat is needed, and sometimes, you are the projection of their bad day. Other readers can spot these easily. Still, you spent months writing the book and are responsible for putting it out there, regardless of how people will react to it. You did this…
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Halloween Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again. The plot for this film, which is one of the earliest in the slasher genre and helped to create it, is so basic it's hard to... Continue Reading →
Color Me Grey (Alexis Stanton Chronicles #1) J.C. Phelps ...exciting, highly paid position for person with specialized training... Recently unemployed after quitting a boring office job, Alexis Stanton finds a mysterious ad in the help wanted section that might prove to be the answer to her desire for excitement and adventure. After an intense application... Continue Reading →
What a fabulous 5* review fo An Eye Fow An Eye, this is the kind of thing that keeps me writing.
DI Nathan Stone has his hands full. After a hold-up robbery of a local convenience store turns into a double homicide with racial undertones, it’s all he can do to stay ahead of the case. But when other, seemingly unrelated, crimes appear to be linked to the same perpetrator, events spiral into an inferno no one could’ve expected.
I really enjoyed the first book in the Inspector Stone series (Where There’s a Will), but this book took things to a whole new level. We get to experience so much more of DI Stone outside his police work. Eye For an Eye allows readers to get to know Nathan as a family man, introducing us to both his wife and two lovely children. The balancing act of police inspector and family life was well portrayed.
To say this book sucker punched me in the gut…
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Going Green Christina McMullen In the ambiguously near future, a snap decision by a government official inadvertently sets in motion the destruction of mankind. Going Green chronicles the brief journey from infection to extinction through a series of short, interconnected stories, peppered with colorful commentary from both the skeptics and those just looking to survive.... Continue Reading →
I had no idea what to expect when I started watching Sucker Punch by Zack Snyder, I knew nothing beyond that it starred a group of very attractive ladies (I admit, that did encourage me to give it a try) so it was a very pleasant surprise. Sucker Punch Locked away, a young woman named... Continue Reading →
Kick-Ass Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers... Continue Reading →