Hungry is the Night Reviews!
Let’s take a peek at the cogs inside the machine and talk about why I write and how I write on Behind the Scenes Sunday! Today I’d like to talk about how fantastically grateful I am to everyone over the last week who has taken the time to leave a review of my new book Hungry is the Night! Reviews can often make or break a book from authors like me and I know it can be a big ask — but over twenty-five of you have gone to the trouble of letting me know what you think on Goodreads, with the book sitting at an average rating of 4.20 stars!! This doesn’t include the folks who have also gone the extra mile and left reviews on places like Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Storygraph — you all rock my world, absolutely no joke.
Now, I’ve always been of the opinion that reviews, particularly book reviews are for readers — they’re for you all to talk to each other, help each other, share thoughts, etc. They’re not really for me, as the author. If you really want to let me know you’re thoughts on the book, I invite you to reach out via my website’s contact page or leave a comment here. But, am I reading every review on every platform? Honestly? I’m not. It’s a choice every author has to make for themselves, of course, but for me, reading reviews of my work, even positive ones, can be stressful and anxiety producing. Call me a recovering people pleaser, but I truly do wish I could’ve written a book that every person loved and it breaks my heart to know that I haven’t done that – despite the logical knowledge that there was no way I was ever going to do so.
The fact remains, however, that Hungry is the Night has connected with so many of you the way I hoped it would. I am beyond happy to know that fact, ecstatic that my words could entertain, could touch your hearts, and could transport you for a short while from the mundane to the extraordinary! It is all I truly want. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your time and your support. I couldn’t do this without you.
If you’re interested in diving into Hungry is the Night, I’ve got great news: Hungry is the Night is now available on all major platforms! Visit the link here to order your copy and, if you send a copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org, I will send you back an exclusive eBook of scenes that didn’t make it into the final book!