Review my BOOK! If you liked it, that is.

Did you get my book Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling when it was free on Amazon? Have you read it yet? Did you like it? If you did, could you write a quick little review about why you like it at Amazon.com for me?

If you are in another country and go to Amazon.com you might be asked if you want to go to your home country, say no. The reason I say that is because the more reviews I get in one place the better it looks. A lot of reviews will sell the book. (Just click the title above to go to Amazon.com.)

The review doesn’t have to be professional or long like I do. Simply stating exactly why you like it is what a potential reader wants to hear.

Oh, and if you didn’t like the book . . . you never read this post. 😉 It never happened.

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Two years in the blogging and here’s something I have to show for it.

This opportunity expires at the end of 4/30/2016 EST, New York Time.

Want to read this 5 Star ReadersFavorite.com book for Free?Five Gold Stars“P.S. Bartlett and Ronovan Hester’s historical adventure novel, Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling, The Razor’s Adventures Pirate Tales, is an exciting and fast-paced story set in the early eighteenth century. As I read of Captain Wallace’s trial and expulsion from the Royal Navy and his decision to turn to piracy, I was reminded of Sabatini’s classic pirate adventure tale, Captain Blood. The action scenes in this novel are vivid and filled with sounds and images, and the plot is compelling and complex. The authors’ characters are marvelously portrayed, especially that of Miles Jacobs, whose loyalty and concern for his friend prompts him to put everything at risk. Amber Wake is well-written and the plot is a delight. Anyone who’s ever enjoyed a good pirate movie (and who hasn’t?) or found themselves wrapped up in a classic adventure novel will have a grand time reading this authentic and suspenseful tale. It’s highly recommended.”

By Jack Magnus of ReadersFavorite.com

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If you do review it, it would be awesome if you put it on the Amazon.COM site. If you have questions or want to give me detailed feedback, email me at ronovanwrites (@) gmail (dot) com.

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Book Review – Ronovan Hester – Amber Wakes by @PhantomGiggler

Ritu read my book! And then left a review and even posted it on her blog. Thought I would share.
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But I Smile Anyway...

Ron Book

In the spirit of the evening, I must also write a post about another great book I just finished the other day. Ron, you know, Lovely Ron, of Ronovan Write’s fame?

Well, he wasn’t content with inspiring us weekly, first with his Weekly Haiku Challenge, and then more recently with his Friday Fiction With Ronovan Writes fiction challenge. Oh no!

That Ron had been busy writing a book himself! Amber Wakes, written with P.S. Bartlett, is a swashbuckling pirate tale, and if I am honest, not the kind of fiction I would usually read.

Here is the review I left on Amazon…

Pirates? Not my usual cup of tea, but reading the reviews, I thought I’d give it a chance.
What did I think?
It took me a little while to get into the swing of the story, but once I was in, I was engrossed! I forgot this…

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BOOK REVIEWING & @DanMcNeil888 The Judas Apocalypse

You know, when I first got my hands on The Judas Apocalypse it was just after interviewing the author Dan McNeil.Dan McNeil Author That was about a year ago. But with writing my own books, having books lined up to review, authors to interview, and all of that kind of stuff, I just now got around to having a chance to read it. Three cheers for my internet being a pain, right?

Why now? I’ll be honest, I wanted a good story to read.

You see, when you do book reviews you run in to some:

  • Pretty bad writing
  • Okay writing
  • Good writing
  • Great writing
  • Oh-My-Word-I-wish-I-could-write-like-this-person writing

And every single one of those is based on my opinion. Albeit an educated opinion at this point. I’ll tell you, I’ve read a lot submissions lately and they haven’t made it to the book review section of LitWorldInterviews.com for various reasons.

  • I give each author the option of saying no to a review being published if the rating is less than a 3.
  • I’m not a person to tear down a writer. (I’m a writer. I have a novel coming out soon and I don’t want to be torn down either. I know how it feels to have the love of your life ripped apart by those unfeeling, heartless demons.)
  • I read a book for story and only begin to take away from a book rating if writing gets in the way of the story.

When I read a book I in fact look at the story first and foremost. If the story is working for me and the writing isn’t getting in the way, then things are fine. If the writing is to the point of pulling me out of the story, then we have a problem.

Yes, I do read the books I get sent. Sometimes you just don’t want to know the results. I am an amazingly honest reviewer. You can ask anyone I’ve reviewed. Ask the friends I’ve reviewed. Ask the authors that work on the LWI site that I’ve reviewed.

After the pain of some recent books I’ve read, agreed to and voluntary reads, I wanted a good story with good writing. I’m not saying the stories are not great story ideas, it’s just that some people need patience and some writing coaching to get that great story idea to the level it deserves. It’s even been suggested I do some writing coaching. Yeah, some people have insane ideas. But I’m actually better at helping others than I am at helping my own writing. Aren’t we all?

After a few of those painful reads I needed a go-to writer that I felt confident would deliver a good read, with at least good writing. I’m not telling you that The Judas Apocalypse is not great writing . . . yet. I’m telling you I was looking for a good story, from a good writer. And I knew Dan McNeil would deliver that from all that I knew about him.

I had two books of his to pick from and I picked this one. Oddly it turned out that I was very qualified in many ways to be the reviewer of The Judas Apocalypse.

  • I am a World History expert, or so I have been told as a teacher of it.
  • I have been deeply involved in religious studies and apologetics.
  • I also have written a draft of a YA book including information and historical characters Dan McNeil mentions on his book.
  • Meaning I have researched a lot of things Dan included in his book. And I mean a lot.

In other words, I could tell if he was phoning in his story or if he actually put work into it.

I’ll be putting out the review soon on LitWorldInterviews.com. You can find out if he let me down or not. Remember, I’m painfully honest.



 

Ronovan HesterRonovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in December of 2015. He shares his life as an amnesiac and Chronic Pain sufferer through his blog RonovanWrites.WordPress.com. His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to a growing Weekly Haiku Challenge and the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as LitWorldInterviews.com.

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