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An observation about review rankings of series books…

After writing three series, I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon with respect to reviews: later books in a series get better reviews than the first book. Here are the average star rankings on Amazon for my three series: Breeder series Breeder … Continue reading

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Readers & authors…let’s talk spoilers

Spoiler, n. information about the plot of a motion picture or TV program [or novel] that can spoil the viewer’ sense of surprise or suspense. Reader/veteran reviewer Meredith Gurr had asked in a Facebook group if mentioning a story contained … Continue reading

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“Toe-curlingly sexy,” “fantastic thrill ride,” “sizzling romance” – Claimed by the Cyborg

“A nice balance between romance and danger” –  Mixed Book Bag “Toe-curlingly sexy” – Naughty Knitter Reviews “Hugely romantic” –  Deanna’s World “A little bit of everything, action, romance, mystery and suspense…I couldn’t put it down”­­–  Boundless Book Reviews “A … Continue reading

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An author’s POV: 8 ways to improve your book review blog

I have empathy for book reviewers. Once word gets out that they review books, they’re inundated with authors pushing their books. (Hint to readers who want free books – become a book blogger. If you review it, they will come…). In … Continue reading

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The trials of getting book reviews and scary math…

About a month ago, I began the laborious process of requesting books reviews for my  sci-fi romance, Mated with the Cyborg, which was released on Tuesday. Soliciting reviews doesn’t mean recreating the wheel with each new release, but it does mean tightening … Continue reading

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#DNF: Why I stop reading some books…

I love to read for pleasure. I’ve been a voracious reader since I was nine years old. My love of reading and books is a big reason why I wanted to write and to become author. And while I read … Continue reading

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Recommended reads: My fave books for January 2014

It’s that time of the month–for recommended reads, that is. Each month I present those books I read in the prior month that rated at least 4 out of 5 stars. This is what I read in December: The Naughty … Continue reading

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Battling reviews: did they even read the same book?

Recently Breeder, my science fiction romance, received it’s 49th and 50th Amazon reviews. Reviewer No. 49 loved the book, while No.  50 hated it. While the overwhelming majority of reviews have been positive, Breeder has received such disparate comments, it’s almost … Continue reading

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Should authors write book reviews?

I spent Friday absorbed in book reviews—researching book review sites in preparation for the October 15 release of Breeder, my erotic science fiction romance—and writing reviews of books I’d read in the past week, and that got me to thinking … Continue reading

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Do you read Spanking Fiction? Here’s some sources for you!

One thing I quickly learned once I started writing “spanking romances” is that many people don’t “get it.” They don’t understand domestic discipline as a genre of fiction. A man spanks a woman? But…but…that’s not right! Some contemporary erotic romance … Continue reading

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