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Reviews – A Love/Hate Relationship

You all know – Author’s live for reviews.

It’s no secret – no big surprise, hell, we’re begging for them every other minute. These days, if you buy something online, you probably don’t even have it yet before someone is sending you an e-mail asking for a review.

Sure, we all understand the principle. If there are a lot of positive reviews, that item will get more attention and more sales.

It’s the same for books.

If you’ve read or listened to a book, leave them a review.

Why?

Someone else will come along and leave one, right? That book was great – the author doesn’t need you.

Maybe – but truly, your reviews are our bread and butter. Not only that, they help us to grow and improve. What do you do if you didn’t like a book?

You feel bad about leaving a 2 or 3 star review – be honest. Why didn’t you like it? Is it just not your style? Tell other potential readers just that.

To be honest, I have personally purchased books because of a 1 star review. Seriously? It’s true, the reviewer gave a great explanation about the book and why it wasn’t for her. I understood why she didn’t like it, but since I like bossy asshole alphas, I knew it was just right for me.

You know what?

It was.

That negative review led me to finding one of my all time favorite authors, an author I’m so addicted to, I have read and/or listened to her books more times than I can count, all because of someone’s negative review.

So, why am I going on about this crap?

You know why – I’m asking you to leave reviews. Not just for me, but for any author you’ve read.

Feel daunted by the idea of trying to figure out what to write in the empty white box, cursor blilnking, taunting you? Yeah – I know what that feels like!

Here’s how to do it…

  1. Go back to the page where you bought the book.
  2. Click on some stars.
  3. Pretend you were talking to your best friend. What would you tell that person about the book you just read? {ex. I seriously loved this book. The characters clicked with me right off the bat, I was engaged from page one and had a serious book hangover when it was done. #MorePlease OR This book wasn’t for me. The writing was good, but I didn’t connect with the heroine, she really annoyed me when she sniffed like a snob all the time. There were some gramatical things that irritated me, but mostly, it was the female character, I just didn’t like her, or care what happened. I thought the hero could have done much better…i.e. me!}
  4. Did you know – you can review on GoodReads too, you can even review on other bookseller pages, even if you didn’t buy the book there.
  5. One last thing to consider – if you really liked a book and you’re not ashamed (more on this in a minute) share it on your social media platforms. Maybe it’s exactly the book your brother’s friend’s girlfriend is looking for!

Okay – wait – so what if I like some seriously kinky erotica, but I’m a church secretary, elementary school teacher, or a religious leader? I get that – I read stuff I won’t even admit to – but, you can leave a review anonomously.

On Amazon, the process to edit your profile name (psudeonym) has changed, here are the current directions.

  1. Click Accounts & Lists in the upper right corner of the screen
  2. Scross down and click on Profile which is on the left side in the Ordering and Shopping Preferences Box
  3. Click Edit Your Profile on the right side of the screen
  4. Your Public Name – change it to whatever you like. I’d suggest something neutral like “Book Lover” or “Great Reader” or whatever you like. Then your mama will never know how naughty you really are.

Hope that helps, my darlings! Now – get over there and REVIEW 🙂

Happy Reading,

Anna Scott

Finally Mine Series – More Coming Quickly! Jump in NOW!!!

I’m having so much fun with these Makers of Peace MC guys from Finally Mine!

Right now, I’m writing the Fighting for Mine Series – which is Eric (Fetch) and Patricia Ann’s story. Love getting to spend more time with Chase and Ainsley from Finally Mine!

So – this picture is of ME! It was taken just a couple of years ago 🙂 Just kidding – I was about eight or nine and taken right there in the middle of where these books take place. Some of my very favorite childhood memories are from right there in Eastern Kentucky.

This is Eastern Kentucky, where Finally Mine is set.

Yes – this is me! Don’t notice the hair! Humidity is a BITCH!

Book 4 in the Finally Mine series is coming on Tuesday, August 7th, just a few more days! This is a series of 6 books that follows Chase and Ainsley through all the highs and lows that finally lead him out the other side.

Book 5 will release August 28th and Book 6, the final book in the series will release Septmber 11th. These books are already available on preorder – so no delays!!! No waiting a year for the next part after a terrifying cliffhanger.

After Finally Mine (Chase & Ainsley) I’ll share Already Mine (Justin & Julie) and let me tell you – those two are a handful! We’ll probably be hanging out in Eastern Kentucky for another year, I have plans for at least two more series with the Makers of Peace Motorcycle Club and their women.

I love these characters so much, this area of the world and can’t wait to share them all with you. It’s fun to be able to use some of my favorite memories in my stories. One day, I’ll write my memoirs 🙂 and admit how many of these scenes are true, or based on true events. Of course, I fictionalized them, the locations are mostly real, but fictionalized too, but a few things, like camping at Cave Run Lake are beloved memories from my own childhood.

Happy Reading!

Anna

Get your copy of TRENT!

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Trent – A Redemption Romance – Book 4

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She pushed him away so he’ll have a future. He’s back to show her she’s all he wants.

Trent Harris, Texas lawman, is a strong man who’ll protect and serve the people of Allen County, TX with his life. The deputy chases down wrong-doers and puts them behind bars. But when the love of his life pushes Trent away, his own hands are tied by Amber’s pain. He can do little except remain true from a distance.

Amber Moore tries her best to stay away from Trent, no matter how much she still loves him. He deserves a clear shot at happiness with another woman, one who can give him a family. But it’s hard when they have a hometown, friends and so much else in common. Especially when he keeps finding ways to be close to her.

When someone from Trent’s past threatens Amber, he’ll move heaven and Texas to save her. But even then, can he make her see that their lives would be so much richer together, even if the future’s not picture-perfect?

Don’t miss this sexy, heart-warming tale of love redeemed—get your copy of Trent today!


Only one day left to get your copy of Luke – A Redemption Romance – Book 1

You don’t have to – but you might want to start with the first in the series!
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LUKE – Book 1 ON SALE! Happy Birthday to ME!

Happy Birthday to me!

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I wanted to give you a gift and hoped to allow everyone who hasn’t read LUKE yet to read it before TRENT comes out!

Luke is our original Redemption Romance Alpha. He’s a hot and sexy Dallas PD officer who longs for the little sister of his best friend.

When tragedy strikes, he realizes that life is much too short to sit on the sidelines and not go for what you really want.

Aurora is a strong and independent woman. She owns her own business, her own home and runs her own life – her way. She loves her brother. He is the only person she has left.

Luke is the one man Aurora has wanted but is afraid to have. She has been in love with him since she was just a little girl, but what does being in love mean when you don’t really know someone.

If she let’s Luke in, will he leave her like everyone else has?

Is it better to love from afar or risk it all?

Read Luke – Book 1 in the Redemption Romance Series now while it’s on sale!

Jake, Book 2 and Gavin, Book 3 are already out and ready for you. Trent, Book 4 will go live on August 9th. Reed, Book 5 and the final book in the series will be released this coming winter.

Fall in love with these amazing couples. Each book can be read alone or as a series.

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ALL retailers will have Luke available at $0.99 within the next couple of days as their systems update! I will leave Luke at the sales price until Trent releases! That’s August 9th – over 3 weeks of the discounted price!

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Attention all Authors of Erotica and Erotic Romance

Not many are willing to support us, let alone admit to loving us! We are all too often the dirty little secret hidden under the bed or within the book jackets of another book. Thankfully, we all now have an e-reader so men and women alike can enjoy our salacious stories anywhere and without judgement from others.

It is difficult for us as indie authors to get our name out there, to get our books recognized when Amazon won’t promote our books and neither will several marketing sites/blogs, etc. Yes!!!  There are quite a few that will and we LOVE them! Like LOVE LOVE them!

We even struggle with reviews because our faithful followers are nervous about their reviews being seen by others.

We struggle with the same judgement and ridicule in our own personal lives, which is why so many of us write under a pen name (myself included).

What would happen if we banded together and supported each other. Yes, we compete for book sales, that is true; however, those of us who write shorter works, are on Kindle Unlimited, etc. know that it’s easy to read ten shorts a day. I was sick a few weeks ago and laid in bed all weekend. When I wasn’t hacking or sleeping, I was reading. My KU subscription paid for itself that weekend.

Let us band together. I love when another author or blogger (or ANYONE) retweets one of my posts or shares something for me on Facebook.

All we need to do is share the new releases, sales or other book related posts made by our fellow authors. If I retweet for you and you do the same for me, your post has just been shared with my followers and mine with yours. It is a karmic thing, I guess, what goes around comes around, but I think it may help us all to get the exposure we all so desperately want.

Our writing will stand on its own, if one of your fan likes my book they may read more and vice versa. If that were expanded by, say ten authors instead of two, it would only get better.

Share, if you’d like with your other author friends and we can all be friends and help each other out. I’d go with the I’ll wash your back and you can wash mine, but we are, after all, erotica authors, so that could get dirty quick!

@annascottauthor

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