Reviewing Reviews

As a reader, I’ve written scores of reviews. Often under what I think are clever usernames so no one can truly peg who I am or what gender and/or demographic I represent. Why do I do that? Because I don’t want my reviews to be typecast or scrutinized as more than my opinion on the title. But until my first novel was published, I had no idea how important those reviews are. I write reviews because I love good books, and I want other readers to find those books in the ever-growing tsunami of new books released in the ever-growing number of genres and sub-genres every day. Not everyone has to agree with me on books—I’m giving my opinion, what I loved about each book, why I would suggest it to my best friend. If someone doesn’t like it and offers a contrasting review to mine, that’s fine. I’m not Read more…

Don’t Miss This!

Wow! What a week. Our new release, Midnight Mysteries, came out a couple of days earlier than expected–with the booksellers trying to beat each another to the punch–so on yesterday’s official release date the sales roller coaster ride just went straight up! All the way to the #1 spot in Amazon’s Mystery Anthologies and #3 in Cozy Mysteries, to #127 overall on the B&N charts, and all the way to #1 for Kobo in Cozy Mysteries and #2 in Women Sleuths. Wow! Loved seeing that gold ribbon appear when the #1 spot was filled by our title. These are all Brand New Stories from nine Bestselling Mystery authors, and feature the characters from eight fan-favorite mystery series. But that’s not all the good news–there’s more! For just the first week–ending this Sunday night–we’re offering this great new anthology for 99 cents at all booksellers. Come Tuesday, Sept. 20th, we’ll be raising the cost to Read more…

Friday Preview–Midnight Mysteries

I thought today would be a good day for a sneak peek at the short stories coming in a couple of weeks in MIDNIGHT MYSTERIES: 9 Cozy Tales by 9 Bestselling Mystery Authors. As I already mentioned in an earlier post, this collection has All Brand New, Never Before Published Stories from favorite mystery authors and feature bestselling mystery series. The book tops 400 pages, and I’ll post the buy link in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, look forward to these stories– Ritter Ames – “Organized for Masked Motives” (from the Organized Mysteries series) Kate McKenzie never dreamed when she started her business, Stacked in Your Favor, that she’d spend nearly as much time crime solving as organizing. But with Halloween approaching, and too many items on the to-do list, she and Meg Berman find themselves in another puzzling dilemma—where every answer leads to another question. Morgana Best – “No Read more…