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Baby Carter: Available for Pre-Order!

Hello, readers! And writers!

Gosh, I feel like it’s been forever since we last chatted, and so much has happened.

Baby Carter, the third and final book in my Baby Grand Trilogy, is up for pre-order on Amazon and will be released on Tuesday, August 28! That’s in four days! Woo hoo! Chapter 1 is already available on my website for you to read, if you’d like a sneak peek!

It’s been a bit of  frenzy here, as I make sure I’ve dotted all my I’s and crossed all my T’s as I prepare for the launch of Book 3, the last (sniff!) of the series. It’s like saying goodbye to old friends. But I’m excited to be off on new adventures! Look for my next thriller in May 2019 titled In the Red! You can read a bit about it here.

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I told you I had a lot of news. Whew! I’m exhausted! 🙂

I hope all is well with you! Drop me a line to let me know what you’ve been up to!

Happy reading! And writing!

By |2018-08-24T13:03:47+00:00August 24th, 2018|Amazon, Book Promotion, eBooks|0 Comments

Authors Reviewing Other Authors

I generally make it a rule not to rate or review books written by my author friends (unless I’m blurbing a book). I find that I’m too emotionally attached to the works to give an honest assessment. (Note: Amazon has made it a policy not to allow authors to review other authors, because they are deemed to be in direct competition with each other.)

However, I DO rate books on Goodreads written by authors I don’t know — you know, the dead ones, the famous ones, the ones who are far too busy raking in the dough to notice my little ol’ estimation of their work. Without that emotional attachment to the author or book, I feel like I can just write what I think, which (I hope) is helpful to others who look to a book’s reviews in deciding whether or not to read it. And that system is just fine and dandy when I like a book — slapping a five-star rating onto a book is joyous and fun. All is right with the world. However, when it comes time to give a one-star rating or a poor review, I find myself getting anxious, like I did with today’s review for Dan Brown’s INFERNO:

Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)1 of 5 stars This is the first audiobook I’ve listened to, so — to be fair — quite possibly it was the nature of “listening” to a book that wasn’t for me. However, I threw in the towel after about 4 and a half hours of listening. So disappointed. I absolutely loved THE DA VINCI CODE and really liked ANGELS & DEMONS. I had started THE LOST SYMBOL when it came out, but didn’t get far into it, because I found it to be more of the same, and I guess that’s how I feel about this book. Unfortunately, it was just taking too long for things to get going. What a bummer.

I feel incredibly ambivalent about this review — any bad review, for that matter. Sure, I didn’t like the book, but I keep thinking about that old adage: “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Particularly because I KNOW how hard it is to write a book. (It’s crazy hard.) And I KNOW how hard it is to receive a poor review. (It’s crazy harder.)

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By |2013-06-29T09:32:21+00:00June 29th, 2013|Amazon, Reading List, Uncategorized|4 Comments

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