I've had my first book blogger review. And whilst it didn't make me scream or cry like a baby, it made me blink, pace the room, and say...huh?
It's listed as a horror by the reader? Yes, you read me right...paranormal/horror. Dracula (one of the scariest damn books I've ever read) is horror. My fairy running around kissing vampires and unable to deal with her responsibilities? Hmm. I admit there is death and despair in the book, and vampires have become bloodsucking bad guys (sorry, no diamond skin here guys), but that is life, right? Death is a sad thing, and though it can be violent and disturbing, it is a natural passage of life.
That said I'm happy with my first blog review, and I appreciate the reviewers comments, just like I appreciate the awesome 5 star feedback I've had from members of the public in the iBookstore, through Amazon UK, or who have found me on Twitter and other channels.
This review has let me see my work from a whole other angle, which is what feedback is all about!
I'm excited to hear what other people have to say, and if they pick up on the general themes I was trying to promote. I don't think this reviewer was impressed with a few of the darker paragraphs in the book, which seem to have stuck with her more than I intended.
Let's see what others think... is it horror? Or just a book that does not dress up death and danger as good, clean things...
You can read the review here; Bitten by Paranormal Romance