Sorry it has been so long since I have blogged, but between work, family and writing, my blog got lost this last week.
I know I lied in my last post when I said that reviews don’t matter. They do, they really really do. From now on I will leave a review on every book I read. But to qualify that I won’t review a book less than 4 stars. The reason why is simple, if it is less that 4 stars, I won’t finish it. Life it to short to read C level books and below. And if I haven’t finished it, I don’t think it is fair to give a review. So every book I finish will get a review. If you read my blog, follow me on Facebook or Twitter, or subscribe to my news letter, You know I put out a novelette recently called the Sexton and the Reaper. It was just a novelette which is somewhat longer that a long short story. I wrote most of it in a weekend. Melissa edited it and when she asked me a couple questions I realized I needed to beef up a couple chapters. So I did which was another couple hours of writing/rewriting. I honestly wasn’t expecting it to sell. Not that there is anything wrong with the story, I actually really like the story. But I had never published a novelette before and didn’t know if it would sell even at 99 cents. I also got some feedback from people that hadn’t read it. Like the title is creepy. Funny thing about that is I started with the title and let my mind wander on just how a sexton and a reaper might interact. Technically it is a paranormal romance, but I like to think of it as a mystical/love story. And a few people asked why the cover was so dark when I say it isn’t scary, and what’s the rose about. Sorry but you have to read it to find out. Anyway it is selling. Pretty darn well as a matter of fact, especially for a new writer and it only being a novelette.
As I said earlier I lied in my last post. Of course reviews matter. So I thought I would share a few that made me all warm and fuzzy inside.
Wow, what a wonderfully, well written story. I was compelled to read it in one go from the first page. Corey has managed to tug on those heartstrings with adorable, realistic and lovable charachters and a strong story. I adore Bob and his simplicity. He has the perfect answer for everything. Although the concept of the story is sad, it gives you hope. A fantastic little read. I always knew there was more to those moments when the hairs on your arms raise up and a little shiver runs down your spine.
Author Corey Feldman has given us a short story that both intrigues, amuses and leaves the reader hoping for more.
As always with short stories I will try to keep my comments on the story itself brief without giving away the plot line in its entirety.
George, in his responsibilities for the care of the local cemetery, is suspicious that local adolescents are invading and carousing in the area after closing, in the dark of the night. He decides to check out the security late one evening post-Halloween. While there he comes face-to-face with his own mortality, life after death, religious customs and things he did not believe existed.
A rollicking good read Fun, thoughtful and creative.
Karen Bryant Doering,
Parents’ Little Black Book
What an interesting and thought provoking short story! This could be of interest to people of any religion. This was a touching story of loss and love.
Thank you very much for the wonderful 5 star reviews that made my week.
If your interested in picking up a copy, there is a paperback available but I highly recommend the eBook from a cost perspective.
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