Reviewer Drawing Winner (a week late?!)

Hey all you awesome readers, writers, reviewers, and friends! I have somehow let the last week slip by without posting the winner of the Reviewers THANK YOU gift card. We’ll blame it on the fact that I’ve been at my sweet Grammy Faye’s house for the last week, enjoying the weather and the beach at the park with my kids.

THANK YOU for your patience while you’ve waited to discover the winner of this Amazon US $15 Gift Card Giveaway. I have, first off, randomly numbered all the reviews and then used random.org to choose the winner.

The websites that I said I’d pull all the reviews from are Amazon US, Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Goodreads!

THANK YOU for reviewing!

It means so much to me. You really might have no idea how important it is to authors, especially us indies, to have our books reviewed. And when you take the time to do it, we get all the warm fuzzies inside, knowing you didn’t have to do it. Sooooo, THANK YOU!

Now for the winner and review!

KELLI S. on Goodreads

Mar 12, 2015 

Kelli S. rated it 320px-4_stars.svgreally liked it”

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The Beauty Thief
“I received this book as a giveaway in the First Reads program and must admit how happy I am that I entered. Firstly, I was both excited and nervous when I saw that it was “book one” in the Chronicles of the Twelve Realms, just because sometimes first books in a series don’t stand well on their own or don’t finish a story because they’re just setting up the rest of the series. I’m very happy that this was a good exception because it BOTH told a complete story with a finish, and introduced us to the world and characters we may encounter later. Also, it made me glad because I really, really want to read more in this series. There are a few stylistic choices that the author makes that I could live without, mainly dealing with an overuse (in my opinion) of superlatives when characters see an old friend or family member and there is a great bear hug, or running into each others arms, or looking at each other with love and joy and pride. I understand that this may be a conscious choice by the author because the inner beauty of one of the main characters has been stolen, to help show what she has lost, but it seemed a bit too much to me personally, although not so much as to detract from the story or my enjoyment of it.

The story itself was pretty good, and I found myself wanting to just keep reading and not wanting to put the book down until I was done. The characters are well-written and fleshed out enough that I cared what happened with all of them, not just the main characters. I want to see them again and find out who gets their own story next, and how their stories progress. All in all, I am very satisfied after reading this book and I also want more. I can hardly wait for book 2.”
I’ve received many honest and kind reviews of the books thus far in the series. It’s encouraging to hear what readers think and to know what touches you and what might distract you from fully enjoying a book. Reading/enjoying a book is subjective, but when you can share if you liked it or not, it helps others to have an idea. I only caution that when offering a review that it be as balanced as possible. Kelli’s is just that, so thanks!
Every review has the opportunity to make me a better writer and bring books in to the world that touch hearts, minds, and souls.

If you’ve read a book lately that you particularly enjoyed, please take a moment to let the author know by leaving a review on your favorite book retailer site!ScorpionPetting-LianaBrooks-v2-600

Scorpion petting is probably not the best past time. Please help protect our writerly sanity! 🙂


8 thoughts on “Reviewer Drawing Winner (a week late?!)

  1. Oh damn and blast; I have forgotten to add my review of yours I think! Sincere apologies Rachael and as a make up sorry type thingamy can I do you an author spotlight next month? Can’t believe how time is flying past at the moment! must slow down and breathe; oh and pop over here more for a chinwag 🙂

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    1. That makes two of us as far as staying connected and catching up, Gary. I always enjoy our chats!
      AND – You are so kind! I’d be completely honored to have an author spotlight on your blog. I’d be thrilled, actually, too. Time is flying by way too fast. We just spent two weeks at my grandma’s house and that time sped by quicker than a flutter of a hummingbird’s wings. Thank you for reading my book, also. That in and of itself was incredibly kind and generous. 😀 You have made my day. 🙂

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      1. I think that’s the problem Rachael…flipping Time! I can’t believe it’s mid July and I seem to have got so little done. It feels like one step forward and 50 back. you are now on my list of authors to get hold of wrt spotlights. Have a few to do, then its hols and do I need a break!!! need to press that reset switch and slow things down again.

        I’ve also got the second one to read too 🙂

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