Occasionally I'll go to websites like Amazon and Barnes & Noble to see what's happening with some of my titles. I try to do what I can to help promote my books. Sometimes I'll give away a copy of an eBook to generate interest or as part of an event with the publisher. But what always gets my attention is when someone takes the time to write a review.
I learned the hard way a long time ago that you can't please everyone. There are some people in this world who just ain't happy unless they have something to complain about. You could make them a wonderful dinner with a nice steak grilled to perfection, a tossed salad filled with fresh veggies, a baked potato the size of your fist and a heaping bowl of fresh fruit. After they enjoyed their fill, they might look at you and say 'What, no dessert?' You know the type. We all do. So as a writer when it comes to reading reviews on your work, you'd better have a thick skin.
Sure enough on Amazon there are currently 8 reviews for "Devious" the first book in the Jamie Richmond series. Most of these are very positive, three, four or even five stars. Yet one unsatisfied customer ranks it with one star. As Chuck Berry and Bob Seger would say, 'C'est La Vie.
Now my latest mystery "Why 319?" about the serial killer on the loose in Metro Detroit, has only been out for a month now. To my surprise I found two reviews on Amazon for the book, both ranking it for five stars. Gotta love that. To make it even sweeter, it's now available as an eBook. Here's a link to where you can find it. I hope you enjoy it. And if you'd like to write a review, go for it. Good or bad, your feedback is welcome.