Reblog: Five Reasons You Can’t Get Your Novel Published – And Why It’s Not Your Fault — A Writer’s Path


by Larry Kahaner                Dear Author:             Thanks for sending us your manuscript. The plot is unique, the characters are compelling and the writing is top notch. It’s one of the best books we’ve ever read. Unfortunately, it’s not right for us.             Best Regards, The Publisher   What the…?   As an author with […]

Five Reasons You Can’t Get Your Novel Published – And Why It’s Not Your Fault — A Writer’s Path

Reblog: Blog Tour Review: The Moroccan Daughter by Deborah Rodriguez — All The Books I Can Read


The Moroccan Daughter  Deborah Rodriguez Penguin Random House AUS 2021, 336p Copy courtesy of the publisher Blurb {from the publisher/Goodreads.com}: Morocco: a captivating country of honor and tradition. And, for these four women, a land of secrets and revelations. Amina Bennis has returned to her childhood home in Morocco to attend her sister’s wedding. The […]

Blog Tour Review: The Moroccan Daughter by Deborah Rodriguez — All The Books I Can Read

All the Positives with Negative Reviews


How do you handle negative reviews?

the orang-utan librarian

Ahh the topic that will never die. Recently on book twitter (because it’s always on twitter) there was a flaming row debate about how people that write negative end of year posts (ie worst of the year/most disappointing etc) were evil and should burn in hell wrong to do so. So here we are again. Even though I’ve discussed this before (more than once), I feel like there’s still more to say on the topic. Because I would go further than saying “negative reviews aren’t that bad”- I think there’s a lot of positive things to say about them too. 

keep it realNegative reviews make positive reviews more meaningful. The whole point of reviews is to get an honest reaction from a reader- otherwise it’s not a review at all. As Briana from Pages Unbound pointed out in her brilliant post on this topic, sticking to purely positive reviews…

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Welcome to Smashwords


Wanted for Pleasure, Trained for Sin by Katt Pemble

As of 16th January 2021 Wanted for Pleasure, Trained for Sin has been added to the other erotic masses of Smashwords to see how I go with sales on a non-Amazon only model. It’s also been added to Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo adult and Scribd as part of signing up for Smashwords.

You can pick up a copy in .mobi or .epub version from Smashwords for USD$0.99.

If you’ve had some experience on Smashwords I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Review: Drayton ~ The Taker


Read from 3 – 11 December, 2020.

Synopsis: 

Drayton once believed he was a vampire. He doesn’t know what he is. Or why he has lived for thousands of years. He takes not his victim’s blood but the silky essence of their soul during their last breath. Often mistaken for the Angel of Death, his victims sometimes ask for forgiveness. Sometimes he delivers. After all, he is not without sin.

Blake Barnes commits suicide by freezing on Mt. Hood. As his life fades, he assumes Death has come to him in the form of a young man. In his last moments, he asks Death to find his family, to tell them he’s sorry. Drayton honors this last request as he absorbs Blake Barnes’ waning essence. He travels to the Lowcountry of South Carolina to find his family. But saying sorry is not always as easy as the words imply. Drayton seeks to unravel the mess Blake Barnes has left behind and the predator he’s unleashed on his family.

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