I want to say thank you to three bloggers who were kind enough to read my novel and to write reviews on their blogs, Amazon, and Goodreads. When I decided to self-publish my biggest fear was people wouldn’t be able to find my book. Thousands of books are published every week. Getting noticed is the biggest obstacle. So far the reviews have been good. I don’t expect everyone to like A Woman Lost. That’s impossible. I’m sure there are some out there who hate the Harry Potters books (if you do, don’t worry, we’ll still be friends). That’s what makes life interesting. All of us are individuals with our own reading tastes.
Each time someone writes a review it helps me tremendously. For the past few weeks A Woman Lost has been ranked in the top twenty for lesbian romance on Amazon.com. And I cracked the top thirty on Amazon’s UK site for lesbian fiction. Before I started all of my research about self-publishing I didn’t realize how important these lists are. Now I do.
Mr. Bunny Chow’s review can be found here. Also check out his Dark Elf in London post. He was lucky enough to take some photos during test make-up and costumes for a local film project. It looks like they all had fun and he has been invited back. I hope he shares more photos. If you don’t follow this blog you should. Trust me, he’ll make you laugh.
Geoff also wrote a review. And don’t forget to check out his review of Les Miserables. He actually read all 1,729 pages. Kudos for that! I love Geoff’s reviews. He’s always insightful, honest, and humorous. And even though he doesn’t really like Charles Dickens and I do, we are still wonderful blogging buddies. I look forward to his reviews each week. Stop by and say hi. And if you are a Dickens fan tell him so. I’m sure he’ll thank me for that 🙂
Kim from Tranquil Dreams wrote a review as well. Tranquil Dreams comes from the translation of her Chinese name. As she says, “Life is about dreams and reaching for things that make you happy.” I couldn’t agree more. She has added book reviews to her blog and she writes a lot of movie reviews as well. I highly recommend checking out her blog. Here’s a review of The Killer Inside Me so you can get a taste of what she has to offer.
Thanks so much everyone. I wish everyone a wonderful weekend!