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An Unexpected Review

I am rather negligent when it comes to looking up my book on sites to see if someone has read the book and left a review. While Smashwords had a strong initial trend of views and downloads, it has since slowed down.

Reviews Full Text – The reader liked the story. The reader found the over-use of the author, the artist, and the dreamer annoying. The reader still gave 5 stars. The reader will read other books by this author. The reader couldn't write a book if she tried so please take the readers criticism with a grain of salt. The reader thanks you.

Screen capture of the original review and rating on Smashwords.

That is to be expected, since The Portrait has been out a while and I do not actively push the content. However, it has yielded some reviews over time and I came across this one today!

Any review that says the reader will grab my next book is a great news for me. So I thought it would be nice to share!

The Portrait is available on for free on:
Barnes and Noblehttp://goo.gl/jloJZy
Indigohttp://goo.gl/X4eRMK
Kobohttp://goo.gl/8wCF8s
Scribdhttp://goo.gl/jm7nbS
Smashwordshttp://goo.gl/dyk9BE

The eBook is also available on:
Amazonhttp://goo.gl/j01Hyc

Upcoming Book Titles Use the Word Girl

I came across an article on the National Post today.  Seems language is shifting away from woman and lady due to associated baggage.  Instead, girl is used and there are a LOT of novels of late using that term.

Here is a quote from the article:

The word “girl” has become as practical as “guy,” its male equivalent — an all-purpose term that doesn’t carry the baggage of “woman” or “lady.”

While this is likely a marketing ploy now.  It is interesting to see how the language has changed in use in a short period of time.

Though I have to ask, what is the baggage associated with woman or lady?  Did I miss something?

Another Revision of The Virgin Goddess of the Hunt

The Virgin Goddess of the Hunt available on:
Google Docs
Wattpad

I have completed my third review of The Virgin Goddess of the Hunt. In this chapter, a group of mobsters decides to lean on the Grand and discover what happens when guests have a chance to play.

There were 177 modifications made to this 17 page chapter leading to an impressive 64% reduction in changes when compared with revision two. Overall, this revision concentrated on improving the chapter’s readability. Several modifications were related to formatting and maintaining consistency.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad have the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, so please feel free to make use of this capability.

Another Revision of One Flight Over

One Flight Over available on:
Google Docs
Wattpad

I have completed my third review of One Flight Over. A story which revolves around Edward Locke and his complicity with the events surrounding the hotel. John also meets up with Eleanor which leaves him baffled yet again.

There were 189 modifications made to this 11 page chapter leading to a 49% reduction in changes when compared with revision two. Overall, this revision concentrated on improving the chapter’s readability. Several modifications were related to formatting and maintaining consistency.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad have the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, so please feel free to make use of this capability.

Another Revision of the Mad Hatter’s Mirror

The Mad Hatter’s Mirror available on:
Google Docs
Wattpad

I have completed my third review of The Mad Hatter’s Mirror. A story which focuses on a young man involved a traumatic event then explores the effects on his psyche.

There were 169 modifications made to this 10 page chapter leading to a 50% reduction in changes when compared with revision two. Overall, this revision concentrated on improving the chapter’s readability. Several modifications were related to formatting and maintaining consistency.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad have the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, so please feel free to make use of this capability.