Friday, 10 August 2012

A Goodreads Giveaway - pre-launch paperbacks of The Crucible

One of the great things about getting reviews for your novels is to find out exactly what it is you've written. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and readers know best. I have learnt so much about my own writing from reader reviews on Goodreads, LibraryThing, Amazon and elsewhere.

The book pages on this blog not only serve visitors to summarise reviews of Peril, The Baptist, The New Author and The Crucible Part 1, they also provide me with a single source of reader input that I use as a guide in marketing existing work and planning new projects.

The Crucible Part 1 has had its first two reviews from Ignite (an Amazon top 1000 reviewer) and Tammy (The Self-Taught Cook). I was a bit nervous as I've deviated from my first person, present tense narrative style and stepped out of the crime / psychological thriller genre into political thriller (in fact I'm still genre bending as you can tell from Tammy's review). The body count is high (Rapture proportions) and the novel deals with themes that readers may well hold strong opinions about - religious fundamentalism, AIDS and far right & left politics. These first reviews are encouraging and so I've decided to go straight to paperback with a launch date of 8th October (when I've recovered from my 50th birthday party!) It's a great opportunity to do a Goodreads Giveaway and there are two paperback copies up for grabs below.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Crucible by Ruby Barnes

The Crucible

by Ruby Barnes

Giveaway ends October 04, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Now, Ruby is going to be a bit quiet for a couple of weeks, writing up Allen's Mosquito - The Crucible Part 2.

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