Reading reviews. The good. The Bad. And the stick a fork in me I’m done.

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Before I became a published author, I was told by many author friends not to read my reviews, that it would make me crazy in the end. But I  must love to live in a world of insanity because I just can’t help myself.

I sit down at my computer every day and I look and see if a new one has been posted. Why? Because I’m a rebel? A masochist? Screwed in the head?

No. Well, maybe some of the above.

Actually, I read them because they seem to help me realize that I don’t suck, that I am reaching my intended audience, and that the point I wanted to get across in my stories is coming across.

Now, I understand that not everyone is going to like my book, some may even hate…it is as they say all subjective, but everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I think I owe anyone who has taken the time to read what I have written a moment to see how they felt about it. Maybe they loved it and want to read more. Maybe they hated with a fiery passion, either way, I as an author need to know what is hitting home with my readers and what isn’t.

So far I have been lucky and none of the semi-negative reviews have been wanting-to-slit-my-wrists-bad, most have been favorable in fact. Those are the ones that make me smile. Then there are the ones that make me think, “what could have done different to make this reader connect with this story?” The answer, nothing really, my writing isn’t for them, or the story didn’t resonate.

“No two persons ever reads the same book” – Edmund Wilson

 

The above quote is one of my favorites, and something that I remind myself everytime I dive into a new review.

So during this time of thanks, I want to take a moment and thank everyone who has taken a moment to read my story and leave me their thoughts and opinions. They are truly appreciated.

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Virtual Book Fair Starts Today!

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Title: Struck Byvirtual-book-fair-graphic Eros

Author: Jenn Windrow

Summary: One jaded woman. Two hot men. A challenge to prove Cupid doesn’t always know best.

After a lifetime of dating losers, Noel Chase thinks she’s found love with college professor Len Holder.
But Cupid’s aim sucks worse than his crap-tacular curse, sticking her with supposed soul mate, Grayson Adler. Grayson is gorgeous, Greek, and an exact replica of the man-whores of her past. No matter what the chubby cherub thinks, Noel is sure Grayson is Mr. Wrong with a capital “W.”

Forced to do Cupid’s bidding, Noel must spend her days with Grayson matchmaking the unlucky-in-loves, and trying to resist Grayson’s charm and do-me-now sex appeal. But when Cupid tries to match her fiancé, Len, with another woman, Noel must make an excruciating decision. Defy Cupid and hang on to Len? Or succumb to her fate and trust Grayson with her heart?


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About the author: Jenn Windrow loves characters that have a pinch of spunk, a dash of attitude, and a large dollop of sex appeal. Top it all off with a huge heaping helping of snark, and you’ve got the ingredients for the kind of fast paced stories she loves to read and write. Home is a suburb of it’s-so-hot-my-shoes-have-melted-to-the-pavement Phoenix. Where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and a slew of animals that seem to keep following her home, at least that’s what she claims.


Giveaway: For a chance to win a free kindle copy of Struck By Eros, please like my page and comment about your favorite book! Giveaway will end Nov 20 and the winner will be chosen at random on Nov. 21. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook.

Scavenger Hunt #15

2nd Annual Fall Carnival Blog Hob!

Fall is back and so is our Carnival Blog Hop! So grab some Kettle Corn or funnel cake, and hop on board.

Let’s talk scary movies, since it is the season of spooky.

I used to love scary movies as a kid, then I got pregnant and had to start getting up in the middle of the night to pee. Well, let’s just say that some of those scary movies scared me enough that I had to wake my husband up to walk me to the bathroom because I was afraid that the creatures under my bed would grab me. I can no longer handle scary movies now. (insert sad face here)

But before that I had some all time favorites. Here’s my top 3.

  1. Thirteen Ghosts. It wasn’t what I would call slasher scary, but it was ghosts that I can’t see and can tell me scary.

2. The Blair Witch Project. I know, kind of cheesy, but they did such a god job marketing that thing that I wasn’t convinced it wasn’t real.

3. The Exorcist. A classic film that I think made everyone a little freaked out.

I won’t watch any of these anymore, but I sure do still have nightmares about them.

Leave me a comment below with some of your favorite scary movies and I’ll pick a random winner to receive a signed copy of Struck By Eros, in addition to being included in the wonderful prize listed below.

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We are offering one grand prize, an $80 Amazon gift card. To enter to win the gift card, simply subscribe to our Muses Blog (see Follow button on the right sidebar). All subscribers between today and October 24th will be entered. However, if you want a greater chance of winning the gift card, you can visit each author’s website and enter their contest for their own individual giveaways. So subscribing to the Muses blog gives you one entry to win the Amazon gift card, but, for example, entering Jennifer Windrow and Shanyn Hosier’s individual giveaways gives you three entries to win the gift card in addition to a chance to win that author’s individual giveaway and so on. We will announce the winners on this blog on October 29, and each author will announce her own individual winner as well.

Below are links to our Carnival Author blogs with details on their giveaways!

 

Next up on the hop is…

Maria Cox

 

Have a great October and good luck!

Cover reveal for Pierced By Venom

Here is the cover of Pierced By Venom, book tow in the Redeeming Cupid Series, due out February 14, 2017.

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I love the color and the mood for this cover, it fits the story perfectly!!  And now here is the blurb to hopefully get you wanting more of Gia and Christopher’s story.

She’ll willingly travel the highway to hell to bring back the man she loves.

Gia Adler had it all—a charmed life and her true love to share it with. But moments after she murmurs, “I do,” her ex-boyfriend delivers a lead wedding present into her new husband’s chest, leaving him in a coma and shattering her dreams.

Hell-bent on ruining her future, Gia’s psychotic ex-boyfriend then abducts her, transporting her to an underground world of destruction, drugs, and death. He’s no wicked witch and they’re in no enchanted forest. He’s evil incarnate and she’s submerged in hell-on-earth, a twisted thing of nasty nightmares. 

Guided by the spirit of her comatose husband, Gia must fight for her happily-ever-after – and her true love – by facing down her ex and the demons of her past.

Goodreads Giveaway of Struck By Eros

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Stop by and enter in a chance to win my book Struck By Eros from my publisher. It’s simple.

  1. Click on the link.
  2. Enter the giveaway.
  3. If you’re feeling really friendly come follow my Goodreads Author page.

Simple!

If you need some more convincing, here’s a teaser from Struck By Eros.

Last month Cupid shot my size-six ass with an arrow and saddled me with the soul mate from hell. I lay on my side and looked at the snoring mountain of muscle next to me. Grayson Adler. Supposedly my perfect match in every way, but whoever was in charge of perfect matches perfectly fucked up.

Even though my body shook from a Grayson-induced, post-coital high, I still loathed my couldn’t-be-more-wrong-for-me mate. However, we were stuck together for eternity because of Cupid and his craptacular curse.

A wall-rattling snore broke through the hum of the air conditioner in the over-priced hotel room we met in every two weeks for our do-it-or-die conjugal visit. Grayson reached down and adjusted his erection. His hand brushed my thigh and his touch ignited a spark in my nether regions. Hot and horny, that’s how things were with Grayson and me. Sexual compatibility off the charts. Too bad the rest of our relationship itched like sand in the crotch.

 

 

 

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