Takeover Event! H.R. Savage Release Party.

Saturday, May 28th. Join us for a Special Event….

That’s right, I’m doing a takeover. My first ever and I’m really excited.

The amazing H.R. Savage will be celebrating the release of her debut novel Lost in Vengeance. A paranormal romance and the first in the Wolf Creek Shifters series. (Releasing May 24th, 2016. Yes, that’s TOMORROW!)

And trust me, it’s good. Heather asked me to beta-read for book 2 in her sexy series and I can guarantee lovers of shifter romance will not be disappointed! I myself can’t wait to get my hands on Lost in Vengeance.

Mark your calendars for the Facebook EVENT!

Saturday is going to be a blast. Several other author takeovers will happen throughout the day, including lots of fun gifts. I myself am looking forward to the event, not only do you get to mingle with other readers and meet new authors, but you’ll get to play games (who doesn’t like games?), and win stuff!

So, pull up a chair, charge your laptop, and put on your most comfy jammies. I’ll be popping in and out of the party throughout the day, but my scheduled slot is at 3:30 est (1:30 pst) where I’ll be handing out party favors to readers. Like copies of ebooks, Amazon gift cards, and two lucky winners will receive signed paperback copies of the first 2 books in the Guardian Series.

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Don’t forget to join the Facebook EVENT HERE!

 

What should you do when you recieve a bad review?

Here’s an idea. Nothing.

You do nothing.

For some odd reason, this question pops up repeatedly among new authors, and I can’t help but ask myself, “Why? Why are you even asking?”

I get it.

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You’ve spent hours upon hours of your life, not just time and energy, but you’ve put your actual life essence into this thing. Thousands of words strung together to create your masterpiece. Your sweat, your tears. You’ve bled all over these pages and poured, what felt at times, like pieces of your soul into this baby. Then, here comes some reader (I mean who do they think they are?) who brutally slashes your book-baby to bits!
How dare they? What does this reader know about good literature? How did they not like the plot, characters, style, or insert some random subject from your book here _______?

I’ll tell you why.

Because they are people, who read books, and sometimes they just don’t like your story.

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The funny thing is, most people, like say us writers, for example, know what they like to read just as we know what we don’t—plain and simple. Sometimes I pick up a book and don’t like it. Nothing to do with the author, it just didn’t grab me at that point in my life and maybe never will.

Don’t get me wrong.

That one-star rating on Goodreads eats my lunch. The 2-star review on Amazon with the big fat DNF made my insides twist.

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 But, what did I do? I’ll tell you what I didn’t do. I didn’t go on an Internet rampage, or contact the reviewer, or post hate on social media. I did what all professionals do, I went to my mom and complained until she told me to get over myself and keep trucking along (after she consoled me with platitudes, of course).

That crappy one-star is not a personal attack on you (unless it is, because let’s face it, some people are just misery mongers) if anything that blemish on your art adds validity to your work. It means you didn’t grab everyone you know to post five stars, or pay some company to give you tons of ratings.

While a terrible review feels like a career ending hit, (okay, let’s be real, a life-shattering crack to the skull), it isn’t so bad.

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A review or rating is one person’s personal experience with your work.

It is thier right to say how they felt about that experience. Whether it be with the entire story, or certain ascepts, that review tells the world what they took away from your book. And, lets face it. That’s why we write to begin with. To share our stories with the world, to touch someones life, or make them think.

Remember, not everyone loves paintings of Campbell Soup cans (myself included) while others have paid over a hundred million for such art. So, before you go and post on Facebook and Twitter, or start attacking a reader/reviewer/blogger, put on your big girl panties, or boy boxers, (or briefs since I’m being specific), and act like the professional author you are attempting to be. Take each negative remark, absorb all the criticism, and learn from it. Make your next blood, sweat, and tears project that much better.

I’m here, alive and well…

No, I’ve not abandoned you!

It must feel as though I have, after leaving you wonderful readers with one of the worst cliffhangers, like ever. But, I swear I’m here, and yes, I’m writing, albeit slowly.

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Life has been interesting in the Savage household…

If I had the smarts and realized I’d not backed up my previous blog posts, you would already know that the powers-that-be threw a mighty curve-ball, hitting me square in the head, and I’m still recovering…

Back on the subject of books…

In the shadow of Demons is currently in the works. I’ve decided to put the third (and last) book on Jess and Liam on hold for now and focus solely on The Guardian Series. Don’t fret Playhouse fans, this is just for now since the Guardian series is much more popular with you all (do I detect a hint of a southern accent, Ms. Savage?). With that said, I want to dedicate all my free time to telling this part of the story as best I can.

While I won’t commit at this time to a set release date for book 3, I will as soon as I pump out all the words and have it in the final stage of edits.

I know, I know, not what you want to hear…

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Whatcha got cookin?

If you have finished any of my books and flipped to the last page of your kindle, you’ll see a hint of a few things to come… Like, for instance, a little tease on the subject of one of my most favorite Guardian Series characters. HINT: He’s got the face of an angel and the body of a god…

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Also, it’s hard to ignore my erotica series, centering around the mysterious Madam Jolie and the sexy men of F.E.A.R. Enterprises. While Jess’s story is unfinished, there are other players inside Jolie’s Playhouse who have their own salacious tales to tell… uh hum, Evren anyone?

In case you don’t already know, thank you for all your support and for reading! Updates will come every so often and you can track my progress (or just contact me and remind me I should be writing instead of sitting on Facebook), on Facebook, of course!

Like my fan page and/or friend request me! Oh, and I finally got my sh*t together and have a newsletter! Go sign up, and you can receive an ARC for upcoming books!