Thursday, July 6, 2017

Book Review Information

No pressure or anything.  The day started out simply enough as it usually does. I know my routine, creature of habit that I am. I also know what I need to get done, what I'd like to get done, what I hope I can find time to make happen,  and what I'd rather not do but will probably end up doing anyway. Add in a few of those unexpected things I never saw coming, and the day is all set!

Regarding Book Reviews

I receive at least half a dozen, usually many more, in my email every day.  As much as I'd like to help every indie author out, there is no way for me to do so. For a long time I would challenge myself to accept as many as I could, reading until I couldn't see the words on the pages anymore,  and too often to the point where every book turned to mush, much like when painting a picture and overloading the same area with different colors until everything turned into an awful brown mess on the canvas.

Those days are gone. Today I search for free books through various channels, determine if I want to add them to my reading apps and download them directly from the secure site that they were published on. I am on a couple of email lists that notify me of books they think I'd like too. Just this week I've downloaded several books from secure sites, and I'm looking forward to reading them all.

At least twice now, possibly more, I've run into problems from links for books within emails. Lesson learned, and I'm sorry to those who simply send their books requesting a fair and honest review, no malware to be found in your emails.  I know most of you fall into that category,  but it only takes one really good virus to damage my devices. I simply cannot take the chance.

If you do request  a review via email, please let me know where your book is so I can go to the site and decide if I want to add it to my library.  If you don't have it available for free, please provide a coupon code so I can purchase it for free that way. This is the best I can offer right now. Follow me on Amazon, Goodreads and Twitter to read my recent reviews. Feel free to share them and pass them around. I like knowing people read and appreciate my writing as much as the next guy.

Happy writing good people! May your words provide hope and inspiration to others.

M. J.

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