During the next five weeks, The Birthday Present will be available as part of a review promotion for fantasy books. Free copies of 30 books are available for you to download and help out the authors (and potential readers) by sharing your opinion. Reviews are most important for authors and one of the hardest things to get, so if you'd like to participate all these authors would be grateful! Here's link to get started browsing.
This is a limited-time promotion. I have also created a permanent "Review Copies" page on my website where you can find review copies for Victoria: A Tale of Spain, Bellevere House, and This Merry Summertime, along with perma-review copies for The Birthday Present. I encourage you to check it out--just remember that there is an obligation to put up a review for these books if you take the review files. Nobody likes hit-and-run reviewers who download books and then evaporate.
Reviews are hard for authors to feel comfortable with sometimes, but I've grown to appreciate them. I enjoy reading reviews for a variety of things and it's a great feeling to have real people speaking about the product and expressing how they feel. They are all such individuals it's like having a window into a person's mind and in addition to adding some buzz about the item at hand (such as a book, for example) it just shows the diversity and transparent humanity of who's getting involved. And books are meant to be human, after all. They are about human experiences!
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Pleasant Fiction in an Age of Noise
I write peaceful stories with happy endings. When I started writing, I wanted to write the kind of books I like to read. I wanted them to be upbeat and friendly books that make you feel like you're being whisked off on an adventure with friends. And there's also a purposefulness in that because many stories already written miss out on a great deal of what people experience every day.
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