Review Challenge

Finding the Words. Let’s do another challenge that will help create buzz for Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox. There’s already a Photo Challenge underway (ends 5/22), and I’m loving the entries that have already turned up. This time, let’s focus on reviews. They’re a practical necessity for any author and quite possibly the BEST way any reader can lend their support.

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Guidelines. Let’s keep this as straightforward as possible. Review Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox, and you’ll be entered into a drawing. You’ll need to let me know with a quick comment here or by email, especially if your review appears under a name I’m not familiar with. (forthy is good, but she isn’t quite all-seeing and all-knowing.)

always.forthright at gmail dot com

  • Please do offer your honest opinion.
  • Keep potential readers in mind. Your recommendation may become the reason they decide to give my series a try. Why should they choose this book out of all the others available?
  • Reviews by certified customers carry more weight, so definitely post a review on the site where you bought the book.
  • Helpful reviews seem to have a balance of facts and feelings (and no spoilers).
  • You don’t have to write a treatise. Even a sentence or two would be most welcome.

You know how nice it is on fandom sites, when you can refine your search parameters to stories with the most reviews, the most favorites, and even the most reads. This is a little like that, but there are algorithms involved. Reviews can lift a book out of obscurity.

Multiple Entries. You can increase your chances of winning by posting your review in more than one place. For instance, if you review Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox on Amazon and on Goodreads, you’ve doubled your chances. Other online booksellers abound (B&N, Kobo, iTunes, etc). Again, just let me know in comments or by email.

YES, if you’ve already posted a review (thank you for that!), it counts for this challenge. ALSO, I’m not the only one with an online moniker. Let me know what name I should use when announcing  winners. ::twinkle::

Fabulous Prizes. Everyone who participates (and lets me know w/ a comment or email and link) will be entered into a drawing. Three people will win a set of twinkle pens. The grand prize will be a signed copy of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox.

Twinkle Pen Prizes 2

Twinkle Pen Blue

Deadline to Enter. You have until Friday, May 4, 2018 to participate the challenge. (May the forth be with you!) I’ll pull names and announce the winners on Saturday the 5th.

**EDIT** Due to circumstances beyond my control, which has caused a disheartening delay in the distribution of print editions, I am extending the deadline by another month. You now have through Monday, June 4, 2018 to take part. The drawing for winners will take place on the 5th of June.

More challenges & contests to come!

17 thoughts on “Review Challenge

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  2. I can’t wait to participate! Now if only Amazon would cooperate… *keeps checking the order to see if it’s been shipped*

    I don’t have anything against reading the ebook…but I’d love for the fist time to be in physical form 🙂

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    • I’ve been keeping a close eye on what little data is available to me, and I choose to believe it’s a good sign that Amazon bounced the cost of the print book back up to full retail. Maybe they’ll be stocking the book soon!

      Ever the optimist. ::twinkle::

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  3. I’ll definitely leave a review….once Amazon ships the book to me. I’ve never had a book held hostage before, and I gotta say…I don’t like it. *makes grabby hands at amazon* T_T


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  10. Finally finished and put my review on Amazon. Yes it took me awhile, I was loving it so much, I didn’t want it to end.


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