I placed my books on sale until Jan. 1st.
Here are some of my Promo Adds. I love to play around in PSP.
Have a drink with me.
Love and Hugs,
Christmas Greetings from the Guys!
Brennen Brady (Rent Me)
Dmitri Dubrovsky (Rent Me)
Shane O’Rourke (Bend Over and he did)
Julien Callier (Bend Over)
Today, I got an email from a blogger who said she could not find a reviewer for me. She tried two reviewers and both had DNF. I thought that it was very nice of her NOT to post a horrible review. This person did not want to destroy my career as a new budding author. I thanked her for that. However, there are some reviewers who aim to destroy. Not everyone will like everything and I get that. But to seek to destroy is not professional.
But once again, my point about never asking for a review from a Blogger has been reinforced. My books are not for the mainstream and even within my own genre; there are readers that want perfect characters. I don’t write about perfect characters. I like to show their character flaws and their growth through the book.
As far as the BDSM purist go, I find their books boring. All perfect Doms and subs. Really? How many perfect people do you know? These people believe you have to write a Dom with no flaws. Really? How boring is that? I write about real people with flaws but who grow. Sometimes a character falls in love and is willing to do whatever it takes to have their love returned regardless if they have the PROPER character traits that these BDSM purists believe must exist.
Just don’t read my books if you want the same theme, Dom, and sub in your stories.
I was looking around on the UK site to check my rank when I noticed another new review. 5 Stars!!
Money is great, but a 5 star review sits me right on top of the moon.
By Sistine – See all my reviews
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Bend Over (Kindle Edition)
What a thought provoking, intelligent and well-crafted read. The author Brina creates a story that can be read again and again; finding with each read more layers of meaning. The text challenges the reader and doesn’t shy away from addressing complex issues.
What made this book for me so special are the two men at the center of the story. The author has created characters that are well rounded and thought out. They make mistakes and don’t always behave as they should, which of course makes them and the story line so much more interesting!
Julien and Shane’s relationship is fascinating to watch unfold. Julien finding himself attracted to Shane sets out with the intellectual aim of educating and testing Shane’s boundaries. Shane is always looking for the next high, fuelled by his upbringing and sexual confusion. In Julien he finds the perfect foil to explore these needs. There are some lovely touches of humour, as seen from Shane’s point of view, of the world and events around him. Due to some unresolved issues, I am hoping there may be another book to follow.
There will be a sequel titled Don’t Throw Me Away.
Thank you, Tyler May!
I love when readers get me, but Tyler May is an author, too. That means the world to me when another author gets me.
Well done, Brina Brady! I will say this is much different than Rent Me and I was pleasantly surprised. She gives a different side to a Dom/Sub relationship, just proving that all relationships and agreements are different and singular in their experience. I’ve seen her post that her characters aren’t your typical BSDM, and I say thank you. It was nice to read something different. I wanted to smack both of them a couple times, but that’s because I was so into the story 🙂 And the sex scenes in the book….WOAH hold on for a ride, there’s a lot my friends, but she keeps them fresh…a sign of a great author.
Would I recommend Bend Over? Absolutely. I loved both of Brina’s books so far and I can not wait until the sequel to Rent Me comes out. Her writing style is her own and I love that!
I speak from experience when I say that it takes so much to write a book and to get it out there. That in itself is a huge accomplishment and Brina should be proud….I’m proud of her!
Basically, this book is differently good and well written. Go click, you won’t regret it. ❤
I decided to create different promos for the groups. Here are some of my promos.
Hope you enjoy them. My books can be purchased at Amazon and other book outlets if you are interested.
I don’t know how I feel today, but it’s not on the plus side of the line. I wrote two books and published them. When I wrote the second book, I tried hard to make it different than the first book. As a new writer, I haven’t found my style yet. I think each story warrants something a bit different. Reading reviews hasn’t really benefited me in the way I thought it would. They leave me confused. Opinions vary that you can’t pinpoint where you actually need improvement. It’s difficult to trust someone with your work. I have a few I do trust.
Last night, I looked through other writers’ reviews. I came upon one review of a 2 star because the book had too many gay characters. What?
I had one who reviewer read the entire book, said it had good sex scenes, but she felt I did not finish all the loose ends, so she wrote in her last sentence that she will return the book. What? You read the book, don’t like the ending, so you return it. Interesting. She also said she didn’t like when I skipped an afternoon. I wonder how she would feel about a family saga that lasted generations. I mean you can’t show every minute of the character’s day. It would be a soap opera. Then you read other reviews that say it could be cut down, and not to show every detail. So which is it? I have no idea. At this point, I don’t know what method to trust to improve my writing. I go by what I like in a book.
I read an article yesterday explaining that many authors pay for positive reviews. I don’t think that’s fair at all, but this is a free market and a free market isn’t always fair.
Writing Erotica has its own issues with people who have specialized kinks and taboos. I ask myself who is my audience? How do I make sure I enlarge my audience circle? I first write for me.
There is a fine line when you stop promo and begin to write. Some writers can do both, but unfortunately I’m not one of them. I have to focus on one thing at a time.
I think I need a vacation very soon away from people.