Swing by and check it out if you are so inclined.
My topic was the appeal of fantasy, and yes, ice cream and Jim Butcher were involved. 😉
I am thrilled to announce that my little bookie has made three of MBaM‘s Best Seller Lists. Everlong is currently the #1 best seller in Fantasy Romance.
It is also currently #4 in Paranormal Romance.
And is also #7 on the front page Best Seller list
Somebody pinch me. I just can’t believe it. I’ve never made a list before (other than the naughty list) and never thought my first full length fantasy novel would do the trick.
If anyone comes looking for me, kindly direct them to Cloud 9 will you?
This review was an early surprise for me. It posted on Sunday over at Anna’s Book Blog. There is no better way to wake up than to a good review (unless DH is involved). 😉
Everlong was an enticing read, from page one I was intrigued. A wonderful mix of paranormal and fantasy. Ms. Edwards has created the perfect definition of fantasy romance. The story opens with an exciting fight scene that instantly pulls you in. I really loved the journey the characters went on. Comparing the situation at the beginning of the book to where they end up is pretty amazing. All elements blended well together. The sexy heroes, danger, the evil relatives and of course romance. A very enjoyable read.
Over the last few months I’ve enjoyed several stories with winged heroes, Everlong is another one the add to that list. If you enjoy fantasy and hunky winged-demons — then this is the book for you.
Score: 4 Stars
A friend turned me on to this yesterday and I thought it was share worthy. First, ask yourself this question.
Do you tag on Amazon?
If you’re scratching your head, I’ll take that as a “no.” In that case, you’re probably wondering what tagging is, how you do it, and why you should care if someone tags you.
The answer is surprising.
Let’s say I’m shopping on Amazon for Ill Wind, the first book in Rachel Caine’s Weather Warden series (which I happen to love).
Go ahead and take a look at the sales page here.
If you scroll down the page, past the “What Do Customers Ultimately Buy After Viewing This Item,” and past “Looking for Rachel Caine products?,” you’ll see a section labeled “Tags Customers Associate with This Product.”
That is the section you want. Look around and read a few. I’ll list the top five tags: urban fantasy, Weather Warden, Rachel Caine, urban dark fantasy, paranormal romance
Now I’ll tell you what it all means. If a customer is in the mood for urban fantasy, but doesn’t have an author in mind, they can type in “urban fantasy” or “paranormal romance” and there is a chance Ill Wind will show up as a title they are interested in reading.
More tags equal a higher ranking. The higher your ranking is, the more likely it becomes that Amazon will pull your title out of its slush pile.
It’s interesting and makes a lot of sense. It seems to be a new hot topic among authors, and it might be something you’d like to look into. If you have friends or peers that can help, it wouldn’t hurt to ask.
You’re not asking for them to give you a favorable review or anything like that. You’re simply asking them to label your latest title with tags that will ensure it shows up in broader searches. There’s nothing wrong with that. 😉
For more information, check out this blog.
It has detailed information and is much more user friendly than my rambling.
Well tickle me pink. I found out today that From the Ashes is a Top Pick at Literary Nymphs Reviews. It is a 2009 Reviewer’s Choice Award recipient.
Let’s do a flashback, shall we? Here is the original review.
Nymph Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Fire Nymph
Cilia and Fiach are back in a new adventure. Wanting to commit, for all eternity, to each other, Cilia and Fiach return to Faerie, to gain Fiach’s Mother’s blessing and be bound together in the way of the Fae.
The couple is faced with a trial of love, which puts them through challenges only true, destined love can survive. Are Cilia and Fiach meant to be together, or will his mother prove that their love is false?
Ms. Edwards did it again! This was an excellent read from the cover to the “About Author” section. I was unable to tear myself away from my computer screen. I had to finish and find out if Cilia and Fiach survived the trials and were blessed in their commitment. I must say that the answer will shock you! A must read and a permanent fixture on my virtual bookshelf.