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, The Test of Devotion, and A Year with the Harrisons have 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 deadlines for the books are as follows:
Sept. 17 (Facets of Fantasy)
Sept. 3 (The Test of Devotion
August 27 (A Year with the Harrisons)
That gives you 2 months to complete the reviews. 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
Here’s the link to The Test of Devotion Review Copy
Here's the link to A Year with the Harrisons 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.
And there will be more updates.
Pleasant Fiction in an Age of Noise
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When I set about defining my books, I wanted them to be positive places where a gentleness emanated from the pages. A hopeful safety lies in gentleness and there's also an honesty to it. A whirlwind of pushy book blurbs and hot characters (or whatever type character the author wants you to admire) can conceal a reality underneath. A quiet--possibly even lurking--reality that's more visible if you dial down the volume. That lurking reality isn't necessarily bad, but like anything quiet, it gets drowned out by conflict and angst. Peaceful fiction can help explore the truth that noisy books ignore.
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.