Well, like all hungry and aspiring wanna-be-paid authors, I haven’t swung by Amazon in a few weeks to see if anyone, anywhere, (please God, please) is buying my books, rating my books, complaining about my books. Ya know. Just some sign that anyone other than slush pile agency jockeys and my nightmares are actually paying the slightest bit of attention to the things that come out of my head. My therapist SAYS he does, but I would lie too if the shoe was on the other foot. I blame him NOT ONE IOTA.
But wait! Both lo, AND behold, The Ghost of Maddingbrew has crossed paths with actual, spendable, U.S. currency, and people REVIEWED the book. Which in turn, causes other people to buy, read, and review the book. That’s how it works. I’m even happy for the folks who buy the book, use it as a paperweight to keep the last Twilight FanFic mag from blowing away, and write a crappy review. I’m just desperate for reviews. (Hint: so is every self-signed author, because guess who else is paying attention to those? The agents who love my books, but send me really nice rejection letters because I have no “online presence” (read: reviews on Amazon. No worries. I’m going to obtain one of those by driving my car through your agency’s front window because apparently that’s what I’ve got to do to get noticed around here.)
So, go, read the reviews. I promise it’s a good book! Murder! Deceit! Rabid wolverines big enough to eat a man whole! Genocidal black magic users! Political intrigue! Lock-picking, breaking, entering, theft of property, all for a good cause! Twists, turns, big words that could have been shortened but looked cooler that way on the page! And in my opinion, the best damn cover art on any book you’ve ever bought, created exclusively by my friend Tibor Pastrnak at www.redworks.sk