The release date for Son of Winter is almost here--this Monday, May 25th!
If you read Daughter of Lightning and are interested in continuing the story, there's a super easy way to get your hands on a free copy of the sequel. For a limited time, you can get a free digital copy in exchange for a review. Yep, it's that simple--just contact me to say you're interested and willing to write an honest review upon finishing, and I'll send you the ebook! (Okay, full disclosure--if you have Kindle Unlimited, you can get the book free anyway. In which case maybe you'll just leave a review out of the goodness of your heart? And the potential of good karma? :) But even if you do have Kindle Unlimited, there is still an opportunity to get a free paperback copy. See below!)
On the other hand, perhaps you haven't read Daughter of Lightning yet. The same deal is available! In exchange for your review, I'll send you a free ebook.
Or perhaps you're like me, and you're really not a fan of ebooks. I will also do three paperback giveaways of each book. So if you'd like a physical copy, contact me ASAP to be one of the first three!
As I've said before, reviews are critical to the success of a book, especially a self-published book. As a reader, when I'm considering purchasing a book, my decision is often based on its reviews. Aside from this, a book's listing on Amazon (and therefore its visibility to potential readers) is controlled by algorithms that are largely guided by the reviews.
Just as importantly, reviews are extremely useful to me personally. I can't tell you how much it means to me to hear from readers and to hear what you liked about the story and characters.
But what if your impression of the book isn't all that positive? That's okay--I still want to hear it. I'm not going to lie and say that I don't like 5-star reviews. But here's the thing. I can learn from constructive criticism. I can't learn from nothing. Writing is my passion, and I doubt these will be my last books. So I am always eager to improve my technique and apply readers' feedback to future projects.
One more reason I want your review, even if it's not 5 stars: they say ignorance is bliss, but I don't think that's always true. Comparing my number of sales to my number of reviews can be really discouraging, because it leads me to believe that all the readers who didn't leave a review must not have liked the book, or maybe didn't even finish it. Honestly, I'd rather know that's the case (and know why, so I can learn from it) than wonder.
So if you'd like a free book, and since I'd love your review, let's trade! :) Contact me if you're interested!