Yesterday I gave my first ever one star review. Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know this is not something I do. I’m a big believer in looking for the positive and only providing constructive criticism. Unfortunately, yesterday I read a book that was such a disappointment that it made my blood boil. As… Continue reading Giving Authors Bad Names!
Granola Mn is the story of Allison and Toby. Allison works at the local hardware store while caring for her elderly grandmother and Toby has just returned home from the army. Living in the small town of Granola they battle small mindedness in many shapes and forms while falling in love. Allison has many people… Continue reading Granola Mn by Susanne Aspley – Review
As anyone who read my previous post will know, last week I lost my Amazon UK reviews. I woke up one morning to find they had all gone. Now, we are only talking about eleven little reviews, but damn it, they were mine and I was thoroughly not impressed. Determined to have my say about… Continue reading Bye Bye Reviews – Update
Today I lost my reviews. I got up this morning and, as I always do, checked how many downloads I’d had in the night and if I had any new subscribers. I then thought I’d see if I had any new reviews. And that’s when I saw it… All my Amazon UK reviews had been… Continue reading Bye Bye Reviews
I have officially been an author for two months. It was two months and one day ago that my debut novel, Ethereal Lives, was published and I don’t regret self-publishing for a second. Although I had my doubts and worries over my work, it has been excepted better than I dared to hope. On the… Continue reading The Two Month Mark
As people who read my last post will know, I received my first bad review recently. This lead to a lot of self-doubt and questioning. The review claimed my book was boring erotica. The boring bit I had no problem with. We are all entitled to our own opinion and I know not everyone will… Continue reading I’ll Do It My Way
This title is a wise message that I keep telling myself today because today I recieved my first bad review. As I sit in the corner, rocking back and forth, and crying whilst mumbling to my self, I’m trying to remember to think positive. Concentrate on the thirteen good reviews I have and the mailing… Continue reading You Can’t Please Everyone.
As I sit here at my laptop, I can’t help wondering what I’ve done that’s so bad it warrants the torture I’ve been subjected to today. As if I hadn’t suffered enough in the last twenty-four hours, I’ve now had my eyes and mind subjected to the most awful things… but I’m getting ahead of… Continue reading True Pain
Sunset Reads Is a sweet read. It focuses on William Jameson and Cristina Cruz. Thrown together in the publishing world, they have to learn to work with each other. Christina is a writer and William takes over her publishing house. Both used to doing things their own way, it inevitably leads to them crashing skulls… Continue reading Sunset Reads: William and Christina By D.C. Triana – Review
The closer my book Ethereal Lives gets to publication the more excited I become. While I’m sat, bouncing in my seat, waiting impatiently to share the cover with you, I thought I might share something else instead. A sneaky peek at my first chapter. This will give you a general idea of what the book… Continue reading Ethereal Lives By Gem Stone – Sneak Peek, First Chapter.