Nickel Nasties Series #5: Crazy Romance and Reviews
Welcome to the Nickel Nasties series! In celebration of my first scathing Amazon review for A Ranger's Tale (1 in 58 ain't bad), I've decided to devote February to the stories that garner so much stereotype and ridicule, but still comprise one of the world's best-selling genres: ROMANCE!I hope you'll enjoy this series. Please leave comments for the wonderful contributors. And...don't forget to check out their books!
Crazy Romance & Reviews
at us unexpectedly. Romance is something you don’t plan. Romance is a beautiful
thing. Several months before I was set to move out west to work on a guest
ranch, I met my husband. I called my soon to be employer and told them I wouldn’t
be coming to work for them because I met someone.
on how you look at it. My mother thought this was a mistake, another simple
boyfriend, a relationship that wasn’t going to last. Three months into this
relationship I was engaged and a year later, married. I’ve proved my mother
wrong. We’ve been married for 23 years and have three beautiful children.
Crazy? Not to me. Romantic? Depends on who you ask.
This brings me
to romance book reviews. As authors we depend on reviews to help promote and
sell our books. I’ve been fortunate, so far, to receive positive reviews for my
book Florida Heat. I have read some
nasty reviews of authors I read and know and question what the reviewer’s
motives were. Do they feel it’s necessary to be so nasty? Why not be honest
without the negativity? It can be done. Can a book be that bad? And if it is, why finish reading it? Something was good
about the story if you continued reading and finished the book. Why not focus
on the good mixed in with the reasons why you wouldn’t recommend the book.
I have written
reviews and never found a book I didn’t like. They may not make it to my keeper
shelf, but I don’t hate the story so much that I rip the book and author apart.
As an author, I only want honest reviews. If you don’t like my book, I’m okay
that. I can’t please everyone. I, like my fellow writers and authors, write the
story that is within me. Within my heart. If I’m satisfied with the story,
that’s all that matters. If my story gets published, it shows my publisher
believes in me too.
romance genre has a large varied assortment of worlds for you open the cover
and travel to. If you don’t care for where you’re traveling, close the cover
and open the pages to a new destination. Free your mind and escape.
offshore powerboat racing, and two men, bring intrigue, love and danger to her simple life.
Carlisle thought she left her ex-husband’s drug life behind in Texas. Left with
a physical scar, she struggles to shed the emotional pain and falls in love
with Trent Randall. But, Kevin Shaw, a man from her past, looks for revenge
through Maggie. Emotional blackmail forces her to choose between true love with
Trent or a life based on lies and deception with Kevin.
Randall, a boarding and breeding ranch owner and offshore powerboat driver,
loses focus of his racing when Maggie enters his life. Trent contemplates
whether Maggie’s worth the danger after he is involved in a racing accident.
Trent can’t help but let his heart lead the way when he finds out Maggie’s in
raised in Minnesota, Jody has remained close to home living with her husband of
twenty plus years, three children and a cat named Holly. Growing up, she
enjoyed reading V.C. Andrews' the Dollanganger series, starting with Flowers in
the Attic, S.E. Hinton, and Stephen King to name a few.
traveled throughout the United States, to the Bahamas and Cancun, Mexico.
Between watching soccer games, scrapbooking and being the COO of the Vitek
household, she writes contemporary romances.