Here are some of my favourite parts of the review:
“A fresh new fantasy with a brilliantly developed new world that exists along our own, Olivia’s Choice is a delicious paranormal romance with some steamy scenes you can literally sink your teeth into.”
“The characters are well developed and identifiable – my heart literally broke for Olivia, Klias both terrified and captivated me, and Baphrem … Well, he almost deserved he received.”
Olivia’s Choice just got another awesome review! I’m so grateful and excited! Here are some of my favourite parts:
“The opening created a great sense of mystery about Olivia and why she didn’t want to go, but I also liked that Olivia was obviously a strong enough character to overcome what she feared. She was a really well written character, who I related to in many ways.”
“After being introduced to Baphrem, who I have to admit got my heart fluttering even after he chucked Olivia into a river, I got the instant sense of the dislike between the characters which fuelled the eventual attraction.”
“Overall, it’s a great read and definitely one worth checking out if you enjoy paranormal romance with well-developed characters and story.”
Olivia’s Choice just got an amazing, glowing review and I’m over the moon. Reading Page by Paige ranted about the book and I’m just grinning like a little fool right now.
Here are some of my favourite quotes from the review:
“Olivia’s Choice made me want to create an award called “Prologue of the Month”. Because then I could give it straight to Taylor Grace”
“Olivia’s Choice was a book I could not put down! I literally spent the entire night reading it and lost countless hours of sleep because of it.”
“It was funny as heck. I kept laughing out loud at this feisty and awkward MC, Olivia. But the book had some serious moments as well, mix that with some super steamy scenes and we get a great book that I am proud to give 5 stars to.”
I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has been so incredibly kind and supportive of my book. I thought of the Surprise idea as a sort of fun post/free gift but I really had no expectations. I certainly wasn’t prepared for the outcome.
People got my book. They bought it even though I explained I would give it to them for free. They bought it even though they don’t even read romance! They Twitted messages, made banners for Facebook, they re-blogged the post and basically shouted out support for my book everywhere.
I was overwhelmed. I shared it with my hubby, who was amazed, and my mother-in-law who forgets things and asked: “You wrote a book?”
It was really incredible and I wanted to say thank you so very much. You guys are so kind.
Thanks to some amazing help from D. Emery Bunn, I’ve just finished polishing Olivia’s Choice! So I thought: let’s have a surprise!
So, I’ve uploaded the new spiffier Olivia’s Choice to Amazon and lowered the price to $ 0.99. So that’s a bit of good news. It’ll stay at that price, so don’t worry if you can’t get it today or tomorrow. It won’t go up in price. Here’s the link.
Even better! If you send me a comment letting me know you’d like one, I’ll give you a free copy of the book! I’ll do that to the first 5 people who want to try Olivia’s Choice. Free! (free is my favourite price). Now, keep in mind I only have the mobi file right now, so you need a Kindle to read it, but it’s a free book. 😀
Note: if you’re not into romance, no worries! Here’s a little something to make you smile.
I know this really kind person who also happens to be an incredible writer. She’s supposed to be going away on a holiday and is really busy getting everything done in time–not to mention the courses she’s taking. Instead of getting to her to-do list, she did this:
By herself, with no help or hint from me. Nothing. I just opened up my mailbox this morning and almost had a heart attack.
That’s not it either. Nope. This little busy bee managed to do this too:
Three, D. Emery Bunn has run through the book and checked the editing. He’s an absolute grammar-Ninja. Any and all misplaced comas suffered an untimely death. The new, shinier Olivia’s Choice will be up and running as soon as I can update all those changes. See the sidebar for an update to where I am in my fight against those run-on sentences and that dreaded passive voice.
I’m pretty excited about it all. Why not check it out and let me know what you think!
I loved Mishka Jenkins‘ post this week on Marketing because I could relate so well to what she said. I too don’t like to market my book. In fact, I have to admit I haven’t actually done any real marketing for my book–except for the posts on this blog.
I know for independent writers it’s a necessity but… I still don’t like it. It feels like shameless self-promotion. Mishka puts it so well.
“… I don’t like shoving myself in people’s faces shouting, ‘Buy my books they’re awesome!’ 😀 And no matter how inventively I try to do my marketing, it always feels like that’s what I’m doing.”
That’s it. Exactly.
Infinitefreetime just published his first book. He promoted it using his unique brand of humour. His plugs came across as funny and endearing. I know if I tried that approach, I’d come across as icky and strange. Anything but funny.
Mishka is a pretty smart lady. I bet she’ll come up with her own unique way. In the interim, I should probably figure out a way to start doing some promos. Or at least think about the entire thing in a more positive light. Maybe I should look at it as another aspect of the job of being an author.
Any tips? Got any ideas on marketing that don’t make the author sound icky?
I’ll be honest, I’m so happy I’m shaking. I had no idea how my book would do. None. The Romance Reviews is a very professional, respectable site and they review some heavy weights. I was pretty sure my book might not do so well.
Five stars. Oh my goodness. I’m shaking.
I have to add a huge thank you to Christine Blackthornfrom The Romance Reviews for the amazing review and for choosing my book!