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 stories about human emotions--about the journey of life. Every step of it can be meaningfully great or simply terrible and you can only reach the end after experiencing many kinds of things that make you grow. Emotional travels are the travels of life and the road of living is not one planned out in notebooks or organized in Scrivener. It is felt in love, hope, and fear and developed through an understanding of why humans go through these. And, on top of that, my stories are adventure stories. History, fantasy, and daily modern situations are all adventures as long as you don't know for sure what's going to happen when you wake up each day. Because that would be like repeating the same day over and over again and who wants to do that?
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