Reviewers Wanted: The Illusions of Eventide (CC#3)

As you may know, the third novel in my House of Crimson and Clover Series, The Illusions of Eventide, comes out December 14th. With that in mind, I am looking for folks who are interested in reading and providing an honest review of the book. Interested? Read on… Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Destiny Allison Discusses The Beauty of Review Feedback

I am very excited to present to you guest blogger Destiny Allison, author of the new dystopian release, Pipe Dreams. I highly encourage all fellow authors (and readers) to read about her experience with a reviewer who had some constructive feedback on her novel. Also, stay tuned at the bottom of the post for more info on Destiny’s book, and where to find her. Continue reading

Early Reviews: The Storm and the Darkness

promo coverMy second novel, The Storm and the Darkness, comes out tomorrow and the reviews are starting to come in!

The lovely Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie has posted her review on her blog, Keep Calm and Write On (which, if you are not following, you should be).

Here are some snippets from her review, as well as several other early reviews:

“Reading this book felt much like riding a roller coaster, from the building crescendo, to surprising moments of laughter, to an end that satisfies with a strange mixture of relief, sadness, and a hunger for more.”

“The Storm and the Darkness is a very well written fast paced story, I couldn’t put it down. The characters are well thought out and come to life on the page.”

“I highly recommend The Storm and the Darkness, a tale of mystery, drama, and suspense, and the prequel, St. Charles at Dusk.”

Add The Storm and the Darkness to your Goodreads list so you can keep up with reviews and other updates!

Want to win a free copy? Enter the drawing here!

Advanced Reader Copies for The Storm and the Darkness!

Advanced Reader Copies (Kindle, Nook, or PDF) of The Storm and the Darkness will be available by this weekend! I’m looking for readers/bloggers/reviewers who are willing to read and give an honest review of the book on Amazon, Goodreads, and BN (for bloggers, also interested in a blog review, if willing) between July 6-July 15. The book launches the 6th, so the reviews could go up as early as the 6th, or as late as the 15th. My goal is to have as many as possible the first week of publishing.

If you’re interested, please either reply with your email or email me at, and include your preference of epub (Nook), mobi (Kindle), or PDF. I will then send you an email this weekend with the copy and further instruction.

FREE Copy of St. Charles at Dusk to Reviewers!

webPromoIn preparation for the release of the second book in The House of Crimson and Clover series, in July, I will be offering a FREE e-book copy of the first book, St. Charles at Dusk, to anyone who is willing to read and give an HONEST review.

I only ask two things:

– That the review is posted before July 1.

– That the review is posted to Amazon, BN, and Goodreads.

If you’re interested in participating, either email me at with the email address where you’d like to receive the file, OR respond with your email in the comments below. The file will be sent via a Smashwords download link, so you’ll be able to choose any format you want.

Etiquette of Negative Reviews

Cute_cat_reading_Wallpaper__yvt2Lately, the internet has been swirling with stories about negative reviews. The issue is not readers that simply did not like the book (there is nothing wrong with that), but with readers leaving reviews that are either unhelpful or unnecessarily rude. Some take it a step further and move into the realm of cyber bullying. For reviewers that fall into this last category, I can only offer you one piece of advice: STOP. It’s not okay, and you could be in a heap of trouble if the writer decides to press the matter.

For those who are writing either unhelpful or rude reviews, I think I can help you. Continue reading