As you may know, reviews are lifeblood for authors. I was a reader long before I was a writer, and if I stumble across a book with an interesting premise, or a wicked cool cover, but zero reviews, I’m not likely to take the plunge. Most readers are the same. So if you read my book, be it a copy you bought, or borrowed from a friend or a library, I’d greatly appreciate it if you would leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble – anywhere really, to help build my audience. People often think their thoughts don’t matter, or their input isn’t needed, but I assure you it’s always appreciated.
Please also know that I believe readers should be able to post their honest thoughts about a book without feeling like a writer is looking over their shoulder. Whether you’re a blog reviewer or an everyday reader, I will never contact or harass you in any way about a review you leave, the exception being I sometimes reach out to thank folks who’ve cross-posted, particularly if I’ve requested a review. We are a broad spectrum of wondrously unique humans, which means not everyone is going to love the same things. Wouldn’t it be boring if we did?