Here’s the bottom line. I choose my early book ARC reviewers from active readers on my mailing lists who consistently open the emails and click the links inside. If a reader is reading all the excerpts and using the book links in the email, that’s a pretty good indication to any author that the reader is someone who really enjoys their work.
About once a year, I sort my email list and make the offer to a range of 30-50 new readers. I keep my reviewer lists small (around 150).
I talk to my reviewers most. They might not hear from me for a couple months, then suddenly I’m emailing them several times over a month. It’s the nature of the creative process. It comes in waves of activity. I sometimes send reviewers emails asking for things–nothing big, easy peasy things. For example, recently I took a heat level poll because my new romantic comedy series is a bit tamer than my normal. I wanted some feedback before I told my characters to close the door–LOL.
What do my reviewers get for their help? They get all the books early, and if they’ve missed one, they can write to me and ask for it in exchange for a review.
Want to be considered? Here are the links to sign up to my mailing lists. I have two–one for each genre group–so you only need to sign up for the email you truly want.
I Love Romantic Comedy list
Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
I Love Paranormal/SFR/Fantasy
Paranormal, Sci Fi Romance, Fantasy
When I’m waiting on new release from one of favorite authors, I like to buy it early, even though in most cases I will have forgotten about it. I do this mostly for the mental thrill and because it uses my forgetfulness in a positive way. Love those twofers. LOL
So here’s Book 2 of Alien’s in Kilts available now for Pre-Order. It’s everywhere but Nook. Sorry. I’m sure it will be there eventually… <sigh> The book releases on May 22, 2017.
All she wanted was to be a pack healer, but first she was going to have to heal herself…
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Book 3 of the Nano Wolves — Releases Feb 20
Heidi liked her new life as a Healer in the Gray Wolf Pack. She liked Ryan Calder too. But liking didn’t mean she wanted to be his mate. She was just finding her personal freedom—just finally doing what she felt she’d always been meant to do. Why did Ryan have to keep pressuring her?
She’d badly wanted a break from him, but being kidnapped wasn’t what she had in mind. Help would be coming for her. Her Alpha and her Beta would not stop until she was found. Unfortunately, they might be too late to save her from being dissected. Scientist Diane Crane was determined to learn all her genetic secrets and make more nano wolves.
Her pack sees her as a liability when it comes to fighting. Does she have what it takes to save herself? Heidi’s about to find out.
Now Available! Book 3 of the Baba Yaga Saga
Dragons and Witches and Bears… oh my! The final book in the Baba Yaga Saga is now released.
Haven’t started the series yet? Book 1 is temporarily priced at $0.99. It’s a dragonlicious story.
To Baba Yaga or not to Baba Yaga? That was the big question.
Too bad no one knew the answer. Carol and Hildy were being tested, but evidently so was she. She was still the Jezibaba, yet all she could do was watch and worry while two people she deeply cared about went to meet their fate. What if that fate meant fighting demons? What would happen to all of them if the Chosen Ones failed? Morgana was threatening to make her immortal. That was definitely not a good sign.
As if the whole Baba Yaga thing wasn’t trouble enough, she kept tripping over a wicked fairy Morgana made her set free. The situation set her instincts singing, but she had no one to talk to about it. She and Damien were still together—sort of—but the emotional distance between them had worsened over the years.
There was no time to learn meditation, but she still had to somehow find a place of calm. Until she officially retired the Jezibaba position, she couldn’t take on any additional challenges. Her current chaos was enough to send any stressed witch on a no holds barred zapping spree.