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
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I promised in 2017 to give my contemporary readers more books. Looks like I’m going to make it. I’m deep in the middle of Book 2 and will soon be putting up Book 1 for a short pre-order. The new series will be called “The Perfect Date”. As promised, the stories are a little bit shorter, a little bit less pricey than a full novel, and a tiny bit tamer–in some ways.
What they are not short on at all is great characters, wonderful friendships, unexpected romances, and tons of laughs. I even have an excerpt from Book 1 you can read. Click HERE.
Here are the first three covers. Watch your email for release dates and other info. Not on my mailing list? You can sign up HERE.
I’m in the process of making book collections for those readers who want to buy multiple stories in a single ebook download. I started with the Never Too Late series. Click the book cover to see more information.
I also made a collection of shorter reads. This is Volume 1. Volume 2 will be coming later in the year. It will contain Saving Santa, Kissing Kendra, and a new book about David and Megan’s widowed mother.
I’m not sure what Dr. Regina Logan might say about her love story being called a “seasoned” romance, probably something unprintable in a blog post, but the term sure gave me a good laugh. Regina and I both know that sex, love, and romance are hot at any age. Readers of the Never Too Late series will no doubt love these second chance at romance books.
Check out the wonderful authors and enter for your chance to win all of them. If you haven’t tried my “seasoned romance” series, Book 1, Dating A Cougar is still free. Here the link to Dating Dr. Notorious if you want to check it out and read an excerpt. You can also listen to sample of the book on audio too.
Contest ends in about a week, so enter today for your chance to win! Click here to visit the contest page.
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