Bellevere House was chosen to appear with 9 other books in an Ezvid Wiki video called "10 Wonderfully Inventive Retellings That Interpret Classic Stories in a New Way." Ezvid Wiki has over 425k YouTube subscribers. Including my book was a voluntary decision on their part, which makes their opinion 100% authentic. I have linked to the video in the sidebar of my website so you can find it again.
To see the video, click here.
Facets of Fantasy has review copies available on BookSprout. I chose this site because it is the only one that offers a free way to provide ARCS to you while also controlling piracy and lazy non-reviewers. While I understand the need to sample my work instead of jumping into it, I should get something back in exchange for a non-sale. So I have provided 20 review copies to interested readers and if that's you, feel free to jump over and claim one! All the information you need is in the ARC link and download process for the book. The site will also remind you when you've had the book a while and when it is time to review. Current deadline is September 17 which gives you 2 months to complete the review. I think that's a very generous window of time for most people, but late-coming reviewers might need it.
Here’s the link to Facets of Fantasy Review Copy
Be aware that you will be required to review on Amazon and to complete this review you’ll need to have purchased $50 worth from them in the last year. Purchases bought using mostly gift cards do not apply. So check to see if you’re eligible before requesting the book.
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Katia’s one of my favorite characters and someone it’s impossible not to warm to. Every girl wants to believe they can be like her—honest, brave, and treated as a valued equal by her brother. Frank might have his faults, but he never shuts Katia out of what he’s doing. And Katia’s unusual fearlessness probably makes her pretty cute as well. In fact, a guy might have her high on his list of crushes, which explains Ulf’s little conversation with her about 2/3 of the way through the book. (Still in a bit of a limbo about whether he was really hitting on her or just up to something else.) But lack of definition like that in the text is great for getting a reader’s intelligence going so they can form their own opinions.
Coming from a family that is accepted as legitimately EC without being always approved of by the community makes Katia a bit more complex than just a pretty face. (Although with all that shooting DArts and running to and fro she’s probably in good physical shape!) Neither she nor Frank are at all concerned about how they appear to other people, as long as both believe they are doing the right thing. So Katia doesn’t open up to people much considering how friendly you’d assume she might be. True, she doesn’t snub them, but she doesn’t have many friends and that can start to develop a person’s psyche in an unusual way.
In any case, whether or not most people get to know her very well, they probably want to. She’s pretty cool.
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Bellevere House has been featured on Ezvid Wiki video "10 Wonderfully Inventive Retellings That Interpret Classic Stories in a New Way." Click to see the video.