BEHIND THE DARKNESS got it's first little bit of exposure today. Check it out.
Beauty in Ruins
Bob Milne at Beauty in Ruins, a speculative fiction blog has agreed to read and review my latest book. It may not sound like a big deal to many people but small press books thrive on reviews. Big money publishers and books have budgets to get the word out. A book like mine only has the hard work and dedication of people that believe in books, writing and writers.
Someone asked me once if I wasn't concerned about getting bad reviews. Bad happens. No book appeals to everyone. The role of the critic is to express their opinion in a clear and reasoned way. When that's done even a negative review can be positive for some readers. Just like no book is loved by all, no opinion on that book is agreed with by all. Read a negative review and you may find that the very reason that writer disliked the book is one you would love it for. Too much action they might say and too little romance. You might say that sounds great.
In the days ahead I am hoping to get other people to read and review. In the case of Bob Milne and his blog, Beauty in Ruins, it is great just to recognized for the kind of book to attract his attention. Writing in a particular genre makes you a part of a community. The community of readers and writers of speculative/horror/fantasy fiction is the best around and I'm glad to have this chance to reach some of them.