Monday, May 13, 2013
Monday Mailbox ~ Reviewers and Giveaways
I rarely do current book reviews here. Most of the books I review have been out a while if not years. They are books that I stumble upon or been reviewed by others. They are based on my current needs and desires. I'm eclectic as a reader and read a little of everything because even though I'm an author, I'm an avid reader too. Ah, the beauty of word of mouth sales as an author. The best kind there is.
Most recently, I've been emailing Michelle Miller. She not only does reviews of books but it takes it a couple of steps farther. She reviews books like any reviewer does, but she hosts several other blogs as well. Read-a-thons by genre where she asks authors to donate copies of their books as prizes to those lucky few winners. She also hosts a write-a-thon for those working on their novel. Talk about being an all around type of reviewer!
I first met Michelle two years ago on GoodReads. I don't remember which section, but it must have been a horror section because I was researching and promoting my zombie wanna-be series of books, I think. She was asking for prize books for her read-a-thon so I checked her out. What better way to get books in reader's hands and do double duty promotion? She had a far greater readership than I did at the time.
I thought about it for over a week before I jumped on it. I don't make rash decisions. I always put thought into every action prior to action. It was a win-win scenario was my final decision. I donate a couple of e-copies or a signed paperback and she does all the promotion. So whenever she asks, if I have something appropriate, I give and participate when I can.
So today I'm spotlighting Michelle is her various entities. All her posts to each site are current, and she still has time to read and write too. I thought I was multitasking with two blogs. I've got nothing on her in comparison. Check her out! She has something for everyone.
The True Book Addict
A Brave Heart
Stories Inside a write-a-thon
Historical Fiction Connection
The Christmas Spirit
Read-a-thons (throughout the year)
Keep writing and loving the Lord.