I made the mistake of looking at my reviews on Amazon. I got a recent one – and it was BAD. The person gave me one star and said that they wished that they could give zero stars. Wow.
Normally, I would let this bother me. However, with a different perspective on things – and better medication – I can somewhat easily shrug it off. The universe was listening because when I went to Goodreads, I saw this post from one of my favorite authors, Charlaine Harris when someone asked her about bad reviews:
“First off, consider the source. Have you read other criticism from this reviewer? Did you agree with the reviewer’s comments on someone else’s book? If you did, then you might want to give that reviewer’s opinion some serious consideration. It can help you improve your writing. But in general, I advise you not to read most of your reviews, particularly on Amazon or any other site where reviews can be anonymous. That anonymity opens the door for cruelty.”
Thank you for the reminder, Charlaine! Not today, Satan, not today.
Don’t forget! All of my books are free on Amazon Kindle through January 1, 2019. This promotion applies to all of Amazon’s international sites. Here are the links for the U.S. site:
To ring in 2019, I have made ALL of my books on Kindle free through January 1! If you have a Kindle or the Kindle app, you can get these awesome tomes on any of Amazon’s web sites (including the international sites). Here are the links for the U.S. site:
“The Source” is $0.99 on Amazon Kindle today through Friday (April 15). Get it while you can and tell me how much you love it. Fang on! v–v
Y’all have been waiting long enough, so I decided to do a “soft” release of “Mining the Dark” on Amazon Kindle. Just in time for Halloween!
So what’s a “soft” release? It means that for now, instead of doing a lot of marketing, I’m only letting y’all in the know so you can get it before the bigger release.
And don’t worry, the cover image will be updated on Amazon soon.
I can’t wait to hear what y’all think. I’m really proud of this one. I sincerely believe that “Mining the Dark” goes above and beyond “The Source” in many ways. So, enjoy! And don’t forget to post a review when you’re done.
Fang on! v–v
October is my favorite month because I LOVE Halloween! I tend to celebrate the Halloween spirit all throughout the month, not just on the 31st. I even squeal at the sight of Halloween decorations in stores. Oh, and let’s not forget all of the wonderful Halloween make up. I’m getting excited just writing about it!
With my month-long celebration, I submerge myself in all things horror and paranormal. I watch scary movies, read gothic novels, and am usually wrapping up my once-a-year viewing of the entire series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This year I have included a viewing of Angel to round out my vampire cravings.
This year I’m going to use my blog to highlight some of the things that I love most about Halloween and the media genres associated with the holiday. I would like to start out by directing your attention to the book that piqued my interest with all things paranormal and science fiction – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. If you haven’t read it already, I highly recommend it. And don’t forget to pair it with one of my favorite movie classics, Frankenstein by Universal Studios, starring Boris Karloff.
Enjoy and let me know what you think about these tasty offerings. Fang on! v–v