Tuesday, 17 July 2018

From Joey's Instagram

#TEASERTUESDAY This week I thought I'd share a teaser from Lynne & Hope. Two sisters with a lot of space between then relationship wise. Can Hope cross that boundary when Lynne needs her? ♿♿♿☠☠☠ Buy here: www.books2read.com/LANH 📚📚📚 What's a diverse book you like? ✒✒✒ #authorslife #authorsofinstagram #indieauthor #amwriting #writerslife #writersofinstagram #lynne&hope #bookworm #bookboost #yalit #reading #amreading #readersofinstagram #booklover

Saturday, 14 July 2018

From Joey's Instagram

All set up for #BLUSS18! Doors open at ten! Will I see you there?? It's gonna be amazing! 📚✒📚🔆🔆 #authorslife #authorsofinstagram #indieauthor #amwriting #writerslife #writersofinstagram #booksigning

Friday, 13 July 2018

From Joey's Instagram

All checked in and ready for #BLISS18! Looking forward to seeing new readers, old readers and everything in between. Having some fish and chips for dinner...yum! 😁😁🔆🔆📚📚✒✒ #authorslife #authorsofinstagram #indieauthor #amwriting #writerslife #writersofinstagram #booksigning

Review of No Plain Rebel by MC Frank

A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.
A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive.
A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack.
The world hasn't known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty.
This is the One World.
The year is 2524.

Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic young adult novel in three parts is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace.

Written in three parts, this is the breathtaking story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time.

In No Plain Rebel, Felix finds out the truth.
Pretty soon, everything he thought he knew is crumbling around him. He’s about to lose it all. Even her.
But he must concentrate on what’s important; he must fight. It’s time. The Stadium is looming in the distance.
It’s ten heartbeats to midnight. 

My Review:5 stars
I read the first book in one sitting and had to have the second to read too! I don't know if I could've coped if they'd not all been available! This book is just as amazing as the first. Another quick read, but you're starting to see more of Felix, his past, his history and Astra's as well. You're starting to see how the story comes together using beautiful prose and perfect scenes. I loved this book and quickly went on to the last. The final line is what sold it for me: 10 heartbeats until midnight. It had me on the edge of my seat and while only really a short story there was, at no point, the feeling that the words had been wasted, or that you needed more than you were given! An amazing book and I highly recommend it!

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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Life Of Joey & Bi-Monthly Goals - July 2018 [CC]

Talking about my life over the past month and setting goals for July & August!

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From Joey's Instagram

And the vlog is up. I'm talking about my life over the past month and also setting bi-monthly goals for the first time! Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/JoeyPaulOnline 📱 What's on your goal list today? 👍 #authorslife #authorsofinstagram #indieauthor #amwriting #writerslife #writersofinstagram #authortube #lovemyjob #ilovewriting #igwriters #igauthors #writingtips #authortuber #writingvlog #vlogger #smallyoutuber #goals

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

From Joey's Instagram

#TEASERTUESDAY All Hetti wants to do is help. Catch a killer, solve the case and help who she can. 👮‍♀️📱 Order here: www.books2read.com/WAM 📚 #WalkAMile #bookrelease #amreading #readersofinstagram #bookworm #bookboost #WAM #yalit #reading #authorslife #authorsofinstagram #indieauthor #amwriting #writerslife #writersofinstagram #reading

Monday, 9 July 2018

From Joey's Instagram

It's that Monday feeling! Too hot but I have work to do. #MissViolet is keeping me company since I have the fan. Gonna be fun trying to type! But onwards with a chapter! 🔆 What are you doing this sunny Monday? ✒ #authorslife #authorsofinstagram #indieauthor #amwriting #writerslife #writersofinstagram #catsofinstagram #kitty #snuggles #toohot

Reviews & You - The After Process


Now this is a topic widely talked about in the writing and reading community. One big thing writers and authors are looking for is reviews. They help sell books, they also help authors give themselves a boost on knowing they are doing it right. For the readers, it's a way to showcase which books they liked and which ones they didn't. The two ideas don't always meet in the middle, but it's all about realising one important thing... well maybe more than one. So I'm going to go over what those things are!

Breaking it down simply, not everyone is going to love or love your book. That's just how it goes. No one in the history of writing has ever written a book that every single person who's read it felt it was mind blowingly awesome. It's just how it works. Think about it, everyone's experience is going to be different, and because of that, their feelings about your book is going to widely vary. On top of that, not everyone grades on the same scale. I personally use more 5 and 4 stars than anything else. But I know of other readers who feel a five is one they use rarely and that 3/4 star ratings apply to the majority of books. It's something to remember.

I know it seems like the reviews are there and reflect on you, and they do in a way, but the reasoning behind reviews is to attract readers. Sometimes even what you see as a "bad" review, can actually draw a different kind of reader to your books. I know it's hard to step back and realise that these aren't for you, but it's a good thing to remember especially when you check out Goodreads or Amazon and see the lower average. It stings, but it's not all bad.

This was something I was told way, way back in my writing career. Don't comment on bad reviews. You can thank them, but don't get bitchy with them and don't get into the why and how they didn't like your book. This is a huge thing. You do not and never should be posting bad reviews and insulting them. That's just bad practice, and yes it happens and yes it's beyond wrong. There's nothing wrong with thanking them for their review, but don't flame the reviewer. That's just beyond shitty!

So those are three big things you should be releasing when it comes to reading reviews. I know that it can be hard to read a bad review and my advice on that point is to make the decision whether or not you're able to do so. I know of some authors who don't read their reviews, and that's more than fine. Remembering that people review differently and remembering that it's based on their experience with the book, it's always going to fluctuate. And readers know this, so when a book has only five stars, it looks a little off.

Reviews are a part of being a published author. You have to take the good with the bad, and there will be bad, that I can almost guarantee. But that doesn't mean you are a "bad" writer, nor does it mean your book sucks and should never have been published. It just means there was a reader who wasn't in your target audience. That's all it means. And you have to move past that and realise that there are loads of other people who are.

So keep writing and remember that reviews are part of the craft. The blows get easier and it's always good to have those really nice, glowing reviews. Your mileage may, of course, vary.

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Sunday, 8 July 2018

From Joey's Instagram

And another Sunday bonus video all about writing! ✒✒✒ Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/JoeyPaulOnline #authorslife #authorsofinstagram #indieauthor #amwriting #writerslife #writersofinstagram #authortube #lovemyjob #ilovewriting #igwriters #igauthors #authortuber #writingvlog #vlogger #smallyoutuber