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Calling all fans of my epic fantasy series on elemental magic!
Would you like to read the next book before it is released?
Spark of Defiance, book 1 of the trilogy Games of Fire which continues the story of Rise of the Fifth Order, is at the editors. I’m working on the cover (it will be gorgeous!). And a release date of March 30th is looking … good.
So now I need to create a launch team for its release!
What is a launch team?
It is an exchange. A reader (you) will receive an Advanced Review Copy of a book BEFORE it has been released by agreeing to leave an honest review – specifically during launch week in this case.
So by joining my launch team, you would receive Spark of Defiance while everyone else is merely enjoying the cover reveal!
Why exactly are reviews important?
Yes, a review definitely helps other readers make a decision if a book is worth reading. But it is more than that. Reviews, especially during launch week, can be pivotal to the success of a book.
Reviews are helpful for rankings and exposure. A newly released book with even a handful of reviews will fare better, and get higher in Amazon’s rankings and promotions, than one that has no reviews and is static. Plus many of the quality advertising companies will not agree to advertise a book unless it has a certain minimum number of 4 or 5 star reviews. You read that right: companies will not take my money to advertise my book unless a certain number of people have validated that book with awesome reviews. How is that for explaining how important a review is?
Reviews are important enough that I’m willing to give away copies of an unreleased book in the hopes you will like it and for the price of your promise to leave a review.
You want in?
Great! Go here to apply (It is only 7 questions):
And hey, if you have three minutes to spare, please head over and leave a short (or long) review with your thoughts on one of my books. Or heck, any author’s books. We all need them. Every review helps tremendously.
I am really enjoying the Rise of the Fifth Order series. Born to Water is the first book of yours I’ve read and I believe I’ve found a new favorite author. Can’t wait to continue the series. Am currently reading Rule of Fire.
I’m so happy to hear you’ve been enjoying the series so far! Yay! What a time to discover my books – right in the build up to the release of the first book in a new epic fantasy series. It should be a fun time!
Can’t wait to read it, as well as the rest of the books in this series.
I just finished reading Rule of Fire. Love the ending and can’t wait to read the next one. 😀
Pesky inciting incidents … 😉
So glad you liked it! Somehow, it doesn’t surprise me that you liked the soft cliffhanger ending with Rule of Fire. lol.
Finished reading Rule of Fire this morning before coming to work. It ended sooner than I expected since my Kindle said I was only 94%. Now I have to hurry up and get The Spirit of Life so I can see what happened. I’m certainly hoping for a better outcome than this book ended at. I did want to let you know that I saw a few minor typo’s. I’m not trying to criticize your writing or anything, just thought you would like to know about them. There were a few places where you used ‘then’ instead of ‘than’ and one place where you used ‘than’ instead of ‘then’. And in the first chapter, I think, of the next book, thank you for giving the first three chapters at the end of Rule of Fire, I think it should have said ‘caring it hurt her ankle worse’ instead of ‘carrying it hurt her ankle worse’. That one took me a minute to figure out what it was supposed to be saying. But all in all, it has been well written. Can’t wait to continue reading your books.
BTW, I work in a small in-house print shop, and have a tendency to notice typos such as I pointed out to you in the previous comment.
Hi Michele! So glad you enjoyed Rule of Fire and thank you for letting me know about the typos. I had the book edited but obviously they were not careful enough. I’ll try that again!
I would always be happy to assist if you need extra eyes. I’m not very good at grammatical errors, I tend to want to put in to many commas, but I’m pretty good at misspelled, common, words or using the wrong words like the ones I pointed out to you in the previous comment. And I love to read, especially these types of books, so it would be a pleasure to proof read for you.
I may take you up on that! If you don’t mind me emailing the address you used on the website, I’ll send you an email later today and see if we can work something out. 😀
I have 2 email addresses but this is the only one I ever use. I haven’t even checked the other one in months, lol. But anyway, that would be great. Thanks.
I enjoyed the story “Born of Water”, thanks for writing it.
Sadly, I think you are right in saying your proofreaders didn’t do their job completely (peaking versus peeking for example).
I look forward to reading the next book.
Ack, I’m having the fourth editor/proofer go through Born of Water now. All new and budding authors, let this be a warning to you – it is difficult to fix a crappy edit! I’ll go hunt and destroy this typo now, Angela! Thank you.
Lol, I have to say I didn’t even catch that one. I also discovered a couple errors that were in the Kindle version that wasn’t in the word document.
Now that is odd, Michele. I wouldn’t have fixed something and then not uploaded it. I wonder if it was a failed upload? Or did you get Born of Water from Amazon or a download on my site? Cause now I’m realizing that I might not have updated the version I host here! *smacks forehead* How does anyone keep all of this straight….!
I think I got it from Amazon.com. I think it was a freeby that I downloaded. And that’s how I discovered your books.